Linking Technology and Learning for Successful Online Training
Paula Furr, Frank Fuller, Robert Gillan, Ron McBride, Karen McFerrin, Northwestern State University (LA), United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper is a description of the lesson learned in the design and implementation of two successful grants dealing with online staff development activities. In the first initiative, NSU's Education faculty and its Middle Laboratory School staff partnered with middle school leaders, professional organizations, and State Department of Education staff in the design, development, and implementation of the Middle School Online Staff Development Initiative (http://www.msol.org). This Web-based on-line professional development workshop series addressed the three areas of change identified with successful middle school: the middle school concept, technology integration in the classroom, and accountability. In the second project, the NSU College of Education and its educational partners developed a desktop video conferencing professional development series of training modules addressing the use of new technology in the areas of K-12 and higher education.
Furr, P., Fuller, F., Gillan, R., McBride, R. & McFerrin, K. (2003). Linking Technology and Learning for Successful Online Training. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 422-425). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).