Content Methods Courses Online: Making the Right Connections
Margaret Pope, Tina Scholtes, Rebecca Robichaux, Maynard Sandy, Mississippi State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The development of an online elementary education program is a process that requires time, dedication, and a commitment from faculty to ensure that all students receive a quality education program. A major university in a southeastern state developed an online elementary education program to address the needs of nontraditional students and the teacher shortage in the state. The following topics will be the focus of the discussion: the need for developing an online teacher education program, the process for the development of the online program, the development and implementation of the senior methods content courses, and the use of feedback and assessment results in making changes to the senior methods content courses. Fidelity to the implementation of course delivery of the online courses will be examined to ensure that it is equal to the face-to-face courses. Successful online teaching strategies, methods and assessments used for the content methods block courses will be shared.
Pope, M., Scholtes, T., Robichaux, R. & Sandy, M. (2011). Content Methods Courses Online: Making the Right Connections. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3927-3930). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).