In-Service Teachers Training: A Pilot Study of On-Site, On-Campus and Online Approach
John Ronghua Ouyang, Ikechukwu Ukeje, Kennesaw State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This pilot study examines the implementation of an online approach beyond the on campus and on site instruction. Ninety-seven candidates from three 2003-2004 graduate cohorts participated in this pilot study. By exploring the impact of instructors' teaching, candidates' satisfaction, and the possibility of developing a dynamic training model to serve more candidates in distant areas, the authors found that this pilot study has brought the percentage of candidates using online technology for completing a 15-month M. Ed. program from 74% to 100%. The results of this study also indicated that 97% of candidates feel comfortable or very comfortable in using online technology, and over 86% of the participants in the study agree or strongly agree with adopting a hybrid program delivered through a dynamic online, on-site and on-campus model into in-service teachers training.
Ouyang, J.R. & Ukeje, I. (2005). In-Service Teachers Training: A Pilot Study of On-Site, On-Campus and Online Approach. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 989-994). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).