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Teachers’ Preparedness and Professional Learning about Using Educational Technologies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

, , , Texas A&M University-San Antonio, United States

Journal of Online Learning Research Volume 7, Number 2, ISSN 2374-1473 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education at multi- ple levels over the last ten months. One common thread that has remained is the online learning and meeting platform for teachers, students, administrators, and families. This study reports on a survey of 560 K-12 educators across one south- ernmost part of a south-central state who shared their levels of preparedness during the transition to virtual learning in the Spring of 2020/amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Data analy- sis revealed that educators continued to focus on professional development during the summer of 2020 in preparation for the new academic year. Additional analysis showed that par- ticipants’ self-efficacy of using technology to teach online remained high. This demonstrated the resiliency and adapt- ability of K-12 classroom teachers in the face of immediate changes affecting their pre-conceived notions of how a class- room looks and how learning is obtained.

Citation

Webb, C.L., Kohler, K.L. & Piper, R.E. (2021). Teachers’ Preparedness and Professional Learning about Using Educational Technologies During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Online Learning Research, 7(2), 113-132. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 25, 2021 from .