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Learning to Teach Online: What Works for Pre-Service Teachers


Journal of Educational Computing Research Volume 40, Number 3, ISSN 0735-6331


While opportunities for online learning are increasing in K-12 education, few teacher education programs include courses on online teaching and learning. Using Garrison and Anderson's (2003) "Community of Inquiry" framework, this qualitative study explored the educational experiences of pre-service teachers in an experiential online course designed to teach about online teaching. Students explored aspects of online education and created a multi-media teaching module. The study highlighted the need for pre-service teacher education programs to design learning experiences that equip the next generation of teachers with the skills required to teach 21st century students in a variety of media that accommodate a diversity of learning styles. (Contains 2 tables.)


Duncan, H.E. & Barnett, J. (2009). Learning to Teach Online: What Works for Pre-Service Teachers. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 40(3), 357-376. Retrieved August 12, 2020 from .

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