Share Paper: Frequency, Confidence, and Self-Perception: Comparing Two Modes of Preparation for Online Teaching

  1. Priscilla Norton, George Mason University, United States
  2. Dawn Hathaway, George Mason University, United States
Monday, March 5 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Capitol F

Abstract: Abstract: Few online high schools report requiring online education for their teachers, and few programs exist to prepare teachers to work in online classrooms (Smith, Clark, & Blomeyer, 2005). Professional development for online teachers continues to be a major concern, and evaluative research that examines the effectiveness of various types of professional development is needed (Archambault & Crippen, 2009). The purpose of this study was to compare differences in reported frequency and confidence with which online teaching tasks were performed as well as teachers’ perception of self as an online teacher between teachers who had complete a comprehensive preparation program ...