From Onsite to Online: Reflections on Supervising
Thomas Uzhuvath, University of Kerala,, India
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper describes the experiences and reflections of a teacher educator and twenty-seven student teachers on their acquaintanceship with the use of email during practice teaching session. Online instructor - student interaction is new to both the supervisor and to the student teachers. Sitting at a distance of more than 3000 kms (as the teacher educator had to leave the onsite supervision in the midst of Block Practice Teaching Session) the only viable communication tool for interaction on a day to day basis is to resort to email. This provided all time new experiences to the supervisor and to the students teachers. Constructivist approach, which the student teachers and the supervisor adopted for the their work, facilitates the smooth transition from onsite to online. Reflections on online interaction of the supervisor and of the student teachers are given.
Uzhuvath, T. (2006). From Onsite to Online: Reflections on Supervising. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1147-1153). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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