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What Do Teachers Learn About Online Learning from Their Online Professional Development Experiences?
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, , George Mason University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The literature emphasizes the need for teachers to have online learning experiences in preparation for teaching online. One way for teachers to experience online learning is through online professional development (OPD). This study explored the possibility that embedded in teachers’ online experience is a covert curriculum – learning about online learning. Findings suggested teacher-learners who participated in OPD not only had an overall positive experience but recognized the potentials inherent in online learning, viewed it as a viable option for K12 learners, and endorsed it as an option for future OPD. Findings also revealed a significant relationship between recognition of the potentials of online learning and ratings of the viability of online learning as an educational option. The authors concluded OPD opportunities offer a way to stimulate teacher interest in teaching online as well as providing teachers experiences from which to draw competence.

Citation

Hathaway, D. & Norton, P. (2014). What Do Teachers Learn About Online Learning from Their Online Professional Development Experiences?. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 761-769). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 22, 2019 from .

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