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The Internet’s Impact on Teacher Education: Implications for Online Professional Development Courses for Teachers
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, University of Georgia, United States ; , Utah State University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

American public school personnel are under pressure like never before. Pushed by an increase in accountability, administrators must find ways to effectively prepare teachers to increase student achievement. The National Staff Development Council reaffirmed the need for effective teacher training with the requirement that by 2007, all teachers must have access to high quality professional development. One form of emerging professional development models are online professional development courses (OPDCs). This paper and presentation will examine OPDCs and discuss implications for their role in enhancing the growth of practicing teachers, as well as improving student achievement.

Citation

Polly, D. & Griffin, T. (2004). The Internet’s Impact on Teacher Education: Implications for Online Professional Development Courses for Teachers. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3161-3166). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 12, 2020 from .

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