Examining a Pilot Program for the Remote Observation of Graduate Interns
Teresa Petty, Tina Heafner, Richard Hartshorne, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
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), Chesapeake, VA
To address teacher shortages in critical needs areas, UNC Charlotte’s College of Education has developed an online certification program. However, with the program’s success, new challenges have arisen; specifically issues related to monitoring graduate intern’s classroom teaching experiences. In the Fall of 2007, the department of Distance Education provided funding to pilot a technology-mediate, remote observation program with the objective of overcoming cost-related barriers to geographic dispersion of graduate interns, while maintaining quality controls. In this presentation, we will discuss the design, development, and implementation of this pilot program. Specifically, this presentation will discuss issues related to observer satisfaction, intern satisfaction, learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness and the degree to which program access is enhanced.
Petty, T., Heafner, T. & Hartshorne, R. (2009). Examining a Pilot Program for the Remote Observation of Graduate Interns. 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. 2658-2660). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).