The Online Teacher Education Trends: A Research Review Study of Recent Years
Ali Gök, Mersin University, Turkey ; Kürsat Arslan, Erciyes University, Turkey ; Fatih Saltan, Mersin University, Turkey
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The purpose of this study is to analyze the associated studies, then to summarize their findings to reach a conclusion about recent situation of online teacher education. 14 of the studies were analyzed, which 6 articles for ‘in-service teachers’ and 8 papers for ‘pre-service teacher’. These articles investigated the online teacher education in terms of motivation, interaction, social, collaborative, quality of learning and ethical aspects, etc. At the results stage, ten articles of the fourteen selected articles stated the possible positive effects of the online teacher education to teacher. Also, two articles asserted that online teacher education may cause negative consequences and their view point generally deals with the usage of the ICT technologies by teachers. Consequently, blended methods may be more suitable to many contexts and online teacher education may be used especially in the in-service teacher education because of time and location restricts.
Gök, A., Arslan, K. & Saltan, F. (2009). The Online Teacher Education Trends: A Research Review Study of Recent Years. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 374-380). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).