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A professional learning e -community as a post -training transfer of learning strategy for new adjunct faculty


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This study examined the relationship between a professional learning e-community and transfer of learning climate. The transfer of professional development learning by new adjunct faculty employed less than six months at one campus of a large private college was explored. A mixed method experimental research design was used. A survey instrument was administered to 53 adjunct faculty and focus interviews were performed with a convenience sample of e-mentors. The mixed-methodology was used to identify research-based evidence. Quantitative data analysis included Wilcoxon Matched Pairs Signed Ranks tests. The qualitative data was analyzed thematically. Triangulation was useful in increasing the validity of the study and in capturing a robust view of the e-learning community. Situated learning theory was used as the theoretical framework for the study. Study findings provide direction to professional developers of post-secondary adjunct faculty.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Higher education
Classification
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Adjunct faculty; E-community; Professional learning community; Transfer of learning
Title
A professional learning e -community as a post -training transfer of learning strategy for new adjunct faculty
Author
Tessmer, Jacqueline M.
Number of pages
195
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 69/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549857907
Advisor
Minchella, Karen
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
3330695
ProQuest document ID
304833245
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304833245
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