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  1. Teachers’ Online Experience: Is There A Covert Curriculum in Online Professional Development?

    Priscilla Norton & Dawn Hathaway, George Mason University, United States

    Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 23, No. 4 (October 2015) pp. 509–533

    Although the literature emphasizes the need for teachers to have online learning experiences in preparation for teaching online, teachers have few opportunities to experience online learning. One ... More

    pp. 509-533

  2. Challenges and opportunities in employing game development in computer science classes

    Oswald Comber, University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science, Austria; Renate Motschnig, University of Vienna, Austria

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1892–1900

    Learning to program is a challenging task. By stepping from programming learning environments to professional integrated development environments, the complexity involved and the effort required to... More

    pp. 1892-1900

  3. Teaching & Learning at HCC: An Online Professional Learning Community for Adjunct and New Full-time Faculty

    Marcie Revale & Jody Weaver, Hillsborough Community College, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1297–1301

    “Teaching & Learning at HCC” is an online professional learning community and is a dynamic and ever-evolving resource that all faculty access for teaching/learning strategies, professional... More

    pp. 1297-1301

  4. The New Space Challenge: A game-based professional development program for staff teaching in new generation learning spaces

    David Cameron & Carol Miles, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Newcastle, Australia

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1139–1141

    The New Space Challenge is a staff development approach specifically designed to enhance student learning experiences in the new generation of learning spaces being developed at the University of ... More

    pp. 1139-1141

  5. Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): Discovering and exploring within a supportive professional development community

    Roberta (Robin) Sullivan, Center for Educational Innovation, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States; Cherie van Putten, Binghamton University, State University of New York, United States; Nathan Whitley-Grassi, Empire State College, State University of New York, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1041–1043

    Faculty often find the task of locating high quality Web 2.0 teaching and learning resources both time-consuming and onerous. Add to that limited professional development training and the dedicated... More

    pp. 1041-1043

  6. Use of video records of classroom practices to support teacher reflection in a professional learning network

    Leah Dayan, Alain Breuleux, Gyeong Mi Heo & Lei Nong, McGill University, Canada

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 980–989

    This study discusses the use of video records of classroom practices in a professional learning network (PLN) in order to support teacher reflection and professional development. Select video... More

    pp. 980-989

  7. Putting personal learning networks to work: Professional learning and the pre-service teacher

    Geoffrey Lautenbach & Jacqueline Batchelor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 857–861

    21st century educators require many competencies and are encouraged to become digitally literate, integrate technology into teaching and learning, use technologies to deepen knowledge, and employ... More

    pp. 857-861

  8. The Evolution of a Teacher Professional Learning Network for Digital Literacy

    Lei Nong, Alain Breuleux, Gyeong Mi Heo & Leah Dayan, McGill University, Canada; Karen Rye, Tina Morotti, Lisa Rae-Nutter & Sandra Fréchette, Riverside School Board, Canada

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 189–197

    This case study describes the evolution of a teacher professional development project for digital literacy. The goal of this teacher professional development project is to support teachers’... More

    pp. 189-197

  9. What Would an Alien Eat? A Blended Learning Approach for Hands-On STEM Professional Development

    PG Schrader, MaryKay Orgill, Heather Skaza, Eshani Gandhi, Erica Marti & Schetema Nealy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States; Kristoffer Carroll, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, United States; Travis Olson, Daniel Gerrity, Mehmet Dulger & Danielle Nobles, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1879–1888

    An inquiry-based, integrated STEM PD was created and delivered to middle school teachers who serve traditionally underrepresented populations of students. A blended learning philosophy was... More

    pp. 1879-1888

  10. We Can Work Together: Managing Group Work Online

    Lujean Baab, Virginia Tech, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1706–1710

    Abstract: Online learning is a preferred option for many students in degree programs, professional development, and life-long learning. The nature of online options can lead to the belief that they... More

    pp. 1706-1710

  11. The Effectiveness of Online Professional Development for Teachers

    Ali Suwayied Alqarni, Southern Illinois University (SIUC), United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1384–1390

    The paper is to examine whether online professional development for teachers is effective or not. The effectiveness the researcher looked into was through an overview of many studies that identify... More

    pp. 1384-1390

  12. Online Professional Development:Transitioning from Face-to-Face to Online Delivery

    Michelle Read, Texas State University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1274–1275

    Transitioning from face-to-face instruction to either blended or completely online delivery for both K12 and college courses, is becoming more popular. As budget crises and other barriers, such as... More

    pp. 1274-1275

  13. If you can't beat them, join them

    Alia Sheety, Cabrini College, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 921–925

    The case study examines teachers’ perception of the use of mobile phones to enhance learning. Data was collected from an Arab Israeli Private School at the north of Israel. Interviews were... More

    pp. 921-925

  14. Have Pre-Service Teachers’ Technology Skills Changed in the Last 14 years?

    Ian Loverro, Central Washington University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 843–848

    In 2001, 180 pre-service teachers completed a survey designed to assess the confidence with which they engaged in particular technology-related activities, on the first day of their education... More

    pp. 843-848

  15. Blended Learning for In-service Teachers’ Professional Development: A Preliminary Look at Perspectives of Two Singapore Chinese Language Teachers

    Yan Ni Tan & Yuh-Huann Tan, Singapore Centre for Chinese Language, Singapore

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 670–675

    Attending traditional face-to-face professional development (PD) workshops is a dominant mode of PD for in-service Chinese Language teachers in Singapore. Research has shown that such workshops may... More

    pp. 670-675

  16. Creating Interactive eBooks with SoftChalk eBook Builder

    Rano Marupova, Iowa State University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) p. 631

    SoftChalk Create is a content authoring tool, which has been around for a while. The tool allows educators, with limited or no knowledge in html coding, to create interactive and engaging learning ... More

    p. 631

  17. State of the Art PD The Online Professional Learning Exchange

    James Lipuma & Bruce Bukiet, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 619–624

    Abstract: In America, educator Professional Development (PD) consists of lecture style or hands-on workshops often accomplished with long PowerPoint presentations. Some add online technology to... More

    pp. 619-624

  18. Adoption of Innovation: The Road to Implementation of a Learning Management System

    Cynthia Sistek-Chandler & Michael Myers, National University, United States; Susan Silverstone, National University, School of Business, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 480–490

    Adoption of innovation and the success of the implementation of that innovation is dependent upon the institution’s ability to address stakeholders’ needs. To prepare for the implementation of a... More

    pp. 480-490

  19. Online Professional Development: Challenges of Observation of Secondary Classroom Simulation

    Sandra Nite, Ali Bicer, Laura Reeves, Luciana Barroso & Mary Capraro, Aggie STEM, Texas A&M University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 442–448

    This paper is a description of a professional development program for secondary teachers that uses technology to provide a view into the classroom. Teachers were able to observe an expert Project... More

    pp. 442-448

  20. The iMOOC: Investigating Engagement and Global Learners’ Experiences in a unique Coursera MOOC

    Anant Deshpande & Valeri Chukhlomin, SUNY Empire State College, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 90–96

    MOOCs and other online courses helping international learners better understand American culture and the academic system are relatively rare. Research indicates that this plays a significant role... More

    pp. 90-96