Time After Time Online: An Extended Study of Virtual Coaching During Distant Clinical Practice
Marcia Rock, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States ; Madeleine Gregg, University of Alabama, United States ; Robert Gable, Old Dominion University, United States ; Naomi Zigmond, University of Alabama, United States ; Brooke Blanks, Radford University, United States ; Pamela Howard, University of Alabama, United States ; Lyndal Bullock, University of North Texas, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 20, Number 3, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
For the past decade, general and special teacher education faculties have incorporated technology-mediated online learning and distance education coursework into preparation programs with relative ease. However, supervising and supporting students’ clinical experiences from a distance, which is the other critical component of effective teacher training, has posed some tremendous challenges. In this mixed methodology inquiry, we extended Rock et al.’s (2009) pioneering study of advanced online Bug in Ear (BIE) technology as an approach to supervise and to provide 13 teachers in training with virtual coaching feedback online, in real-time, during their distant clinical experiences. All virtual coaching sessions were captured electronically, and performance data were analyzed. The results confirmed that improvements in participants’ use of research-based instructional strategies were achieved, in part, through immediate virtual coaching feedback delivered from a distance, using advanced online BIE technology. Implications for practice are discussed within the context of online learning and distance education.
Keywords: virtual coaching, online bug-in-ear technology, supervision, online learning/distance education, teacher preparation
Rock, M., Gregg, M., Gable, R., Zigmond, N., Blanks, B., Howard, P. & Bullock, L. (2012). Time After Time Online: An Extended Study of Virtual Coaching During Distant Clinical Practice. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 20(3), 277-304. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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