Distance Learning and Teacher Education
Ann E. Barron, University of South Florida ; Zella Boulware, University of North Florida
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-28-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper outlines alternatives for distance learning applications in teacher education programs. Several technologies that focus on audio, video, and computer delivery are examined. In addition, case studies of distance learning programs being implemented at the University of South Florida and the University of North Florida are presented. There are many applications for distance learning in teacher education programs. Distance learning techniques can be used to deliver curriculum in the form of courses, mentoring, or team teaching; they can be used to support the learners via advising, access to resources, or student registration; and they can be used for assessment of students or programs. Delivery systems for distance learning can be roughly divided into audio, video, and computer. Each of these categories include a variety of technologies that can help to enhance instructional interactions between teachers and students who are separated by time or distance.
Barron, A.E. & Boulware, Z. (1998). Distance Learning and Teacher Education. In S. McNeil, J. Price, S. Boger-Mehall, B. Robin & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1998--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 107-109). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).