Been There, Done That: Reaching Teachers Through Distance Education
Laura E. Sujo de Montes, Carmen L. Gonzales, New Mexico State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Technology has become ubiquitous everywhere, except in schools. Although many schools are now acquiring the technology, not enough money is being set aside for professional development of teachers in the use of technology. Consequently, teachers do not feel adequately prepared to integrate technology into their daily practice. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the World Wide Web and electronic mail as a viable option for the professional development of K-12 educators. Two classes were investigated, one delivered using the Web and another one in a face-to-face environment. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used in this investigation. The researchers concluded that distance learning is not an education of inferior quality to those university courses taught on campus, and that classes delivered on the Web provide a viable option for professional development.
Montes, L.E.S.d. & Gonzales, C.L. (1999). Been There, Done That: Reaching Teachers Through Distance Education. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 273-277). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).