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The confident online teacher: Understanding and encouraging virtual high school teacher efficacy


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

Online learning is experience rapid growth at all levels, with exponential grown in recent years at the K-12 level. While professional educational organizations have issued guides and standards for quality online courses and instruction (National Education Association, n.d.; Southern Regional Educational Board, 2006a), few observations or recommendations have been made regarding teacher induction and professional development for online K-12 teachers and its effect on teacher performance and efficacy in the online classroom. This quantitative survey study examined the perceived teacher efficacy of a population of online teachers at a state-sponsored virtual high school. This study evaluated the effect of various professional development activities on teachers' perceived efficacy in their online classrooms in an attempt to produce data that can inform the processes of hiring and training virtual teachers as well as for creation and support of continuing professional development program for online K-12 educators.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Adult education;
Teacher education;
Educational technology
Classification
0516: Adult education
0530: Teacher education
0710: Educational technology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Hiring online teachers; Online; Online teacher professional development; Online teaching; Professional development; Teacher efficacy; Training online teachers; Virtual high school
Title
The confident online teacher: Understanding and encouraging virtual high school teacher efficacy
Author
Mangieri, Jacqueline M.
Number of pages
96
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 69/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549423119
Advisor
Strickland, Cyd
Committee member
Booker, James; Conrad, Rita Marie
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Education
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3296775
ProQuest document ID
304831428
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304831428
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