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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

October 2006 Volume 14, Number 4

Editors

Richard E. Ferdig

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 9

  1. Editorial: Research Agenda for Online Teacher Professional Development

    Debra Sprague, George Mason University, United States

    In September of 2005, the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University hosted a conference designed to explore online teacher professional development (oTPD). During the two day conference, ... More

    pp. 657-661

  2. A New Image: Online Communities to Facilitate Teacher Professional Development

    Jennifer V. Lock, University of Calgary, Canada

    Realizing the potential of online or virtual communities to facilitate teacher professional development requires educators to change their current perceptions of professional development. This... More

    pp. 663-678

  3. Collaborative Design of Online Professional Development: Building the Milwaukee Professional Support Portal

    David Eddy Spicer & Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education, United States

    This case study describes an effort to design and pilot an interactive, Web-based, district-wide "professional support portal" to support new teacher retention and professional growth in the... More

    pp. 679-699

  4. Using a Web-Based Professional Development System to Support Preservice Teachers in Examining Authentic Classroom Practice

    Michael Barnett, Boston College, United States

    We have been exploring the potential of a web-supported professional development system, the Inquiry Learning Forum (ILF), that integrates videotaped classrooms and discussion forums for use in... More

    pp. 701-729

  5. Learning Through Dialogue: Online Case Studies in Educational Psychology

    Trena Paulus & Gina Roberts, University of Tennessee, United States

    Case studies are frequently used to prepare preservice teachers through reflection and analysis of classroom situations. Previous research suggests asynchronous online discussions provide more... More

    pp. 731-754

  6. Teacher Preparation Without Boundaries: A Two-Year Study of an Online Teacher Certification Program

    Pamela Esprivalo Harrell & Mary Harris, University of North Texas, United States

    The Online Post Baccalaureate Program is described along with indicators of how well the program met the goals of its developers during two years of implementation. Faculty aimed to develop a... More

    pp. 755-774

  7. Building on Foundations: Creating an Online Community

    Judy Parr, University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Electronically mediated professional exchange is viewed as a valid form of professional dialogue and support. This study examines an effort to link teachers in 10 isolated schools to collaborate in... More

    pp. 775-793

  8. K-12 Teachers’ Use of Course Websites

    Adam Friedman, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

    While the benefits of course websites have been established at the university level, a paucity of literature exists regarding K-12 teachers' creation and subsequent use of course websites, how they... More

    pp. 795-815

  9. An Invitation to Join an Early Career Mentoring Network in Technology and Teacher Education

    Glen Bull, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, United States; Lynn Bell, Contemporary Issues in Tecnology and Teacher Education, United States; Ann Thompson, Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, United States; Lynne Schrum, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, United States; Debra Sprague, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, United States; Cleborne Maddux, Computers in the Schools, United States; Kara Dawson, University of Florida, United States; Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States

    The spring 2005 edition of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) issued a call for a proactive approach to a research agenda in educational technology. This position paper was... More

    pp. 817-828