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Teacher Education Programs and Online Learning Tools

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While online learning has become pervasive in many fields in higher education, it has been adopted somewhat slower in teacher education. In addition, more research is needed to empirically evaluate the effectiveness of online education in teacher preparation.
Teacher Education Programs and Online Learning Tools: Innovations in Teacher Preparation presents information about current online practices and research in teacher education programs, and explores the opportunities, methods, and issues surrounding technologically innovative opportunities in teacher preparation. It presents empirical evidence of teacher candidate learning and assessment in the context of various online aspects of teacher licensure.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. CONTEXT AND PURPOSE
    2. IMPETUS
    3. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
    4. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 1: Issues and Trends in Online Education
    1. Chapter 1: The Journey from Dissenter to Advocate
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ONLINE LEARNING: FACTS, FIGURES, CHALLENGES
      4. SHIFTING PERCEPTIONS OF ONLINE TEACHING ACROSS TIME
      5. CONTINUING THE JOURNEY: WHAT POSSIBILITIES LIE AHEAD?
      6. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS: ADVOCACY WITH A CAVEAT
    2. Chapter 2: Remote Observation of Graduate Interns
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WHAT DO DATA SUGGEST ABOUT ROGI AFTER FOUR YEARS?
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Perceptions of Preparation of Online Alternative Licensure Teacher Candidates
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ONLINE ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE TEACHER CANDIDATES’ PERCEPTIONS OF PREPAREDNESS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Online Teaching and Learning Initiatives in Online Teacher Education
    1. Chapter 4: Virtually Unprepared
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EXAMINING ONLINE TEACHING
      4. EXISTING PRE-SERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION INITIATIVES
      5. EXISTING IN-SERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION INITIATIVES
      6. ONLINE TEACHING ENDORSEMENT INITIATIVES
    2. Chapter 5: Teaching and Assessing Problem Solving in Online Collaborative Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 6: Online Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. DISCUSSION AND FINDINGS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 7: Training Teachers for Virtual Classrooms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONTEXT AND METHODS
      5. LEARNING OUTCOMES: THEORY INTO PRACTICE
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  9. Section 3: Supporting Online Learning in Teacher Education through Collaboration
    1. Chapter 8: Promoting Collaborative Learning in Online Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Creating Virtual Collaborative Learning Experiences for Aspiring Teachers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISOLATION FROM COLLEAGUES: A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM FOR TEACHERS
      5. A NOT-SO-OBVIOUS SOLUTION FOR ISOLATION, COLLABORATION, AND REFLECTION
      6. WEB 2.0 DEFINED
      7. WEB 2.0 POTENTIAL
      8. THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF WEB 2.0 TOOLS
      9. PROJECTS AND ASSIGNMENTS APPROPRIATE FOR VIRTUAL COOPERATIVE LEARNING
      10. CLASS PREPARATION AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
      11. AN UNEXPECTED PARADIGM SHIFT
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. RECOMMENDATIONS
      14. A FINAL CAVEAT
    3. Chapter 10: Cyber-Place Learning in an Online Teacher Preparation Program
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LEARNER-CENTERED IDEOLOGY AND ONLINE LEARNING
      5. LEARNER-CENTERED VIEW AND THE CONSTRUCTIVIST THEORY A COMBINED THOUGHT
      6. PLACE-BASED LEARNING A NEW PLACE: “CYBER-PLACE”
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH
      9. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 4: Literacy Education in Online Learning
    1. Chapter 11: Differentiating Instruction for Adult Learners in an Online Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ENACTING DIFFERENTIATION
      5. CHALLENGES AND SUGGESTIONS FOR DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING IN ONLINE COURSES
      6. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? DIFFERENTIATION IN AN ONLINE COURSE
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Teacher Education in Online Contexts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. AN INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL FOR ONLINE LITERACY COURSES IN TEACHER EDUCATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
      9. APPENDIX C
    3. Chapter 13: Putting Multiliteracies into Practice in Teacher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      4. DEVELOPING A PEDAGOGIC FRAMEWORK OF MULTILITERACIES
      5. PUTTING MULTILITERACIES TO WORK IN TEACHER EDUCATION
      6. CONCLUSIONS…FOR THE MOMENT
  11. Section 5: Comparing Delivery Options in Teacher Education
    1. Chapter 14: (Re)Assessing Student Thinking in Online Threaded Discussions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 15: Investigation of Blended versus Fully Web-Based Instruction for Pre-Teacher Candidates in a Large Section Special Education Survey Course
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESULTS
      4. DISCUSSION
    3. Chapter 16: Examining Student Behaviors in and Perceptions of Traditional Field-Based and Virtual Models of Early Field Experiences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. THE CURRENT STUDY
      5. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
      6. RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 6: Innovative Online Teaching and Learning Practices in Teacher Education
    1. Chapter 17: Preparing Pre-Service Secondary English Language Arts Teachers to Support Literacy Learning with Interactive Online Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 18: Designing and Teaching an Online Elementary Mathematics Methods Course
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW
      4. METHODS OF EVALUATING THE COURSE
      5. DATA ANALYSIS
      6. FINDINGS
      7. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      8. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
    3. Chapter 19: Taking Action Research in Teacher Education Online
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: ACTION RESEARCH AND COACHING
      4. CRITICAL JUNCTURES IN THE ACTION RESEARCH PROCESS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 20: ARTI
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ARTI IMPLEMENTATION
      5. IMPLICATIONS FOR ARTI
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 21: Improving Student Learning in a Fully Online Teacher Leadership Program
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COURSE REDESIGN
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A: QUALITY MATTERS RUBRIC
      8. APPENDIX B: COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY SURVEY
  13. Section 7: Moving Forward
    1. Chapter 22: Puttering, Tinkering, Building, and Making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 23: Teacher Education with simSchool
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THOMAS
      4. SUMMARY
    3. Chapter 24: Windows into Teaching and Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE PROJECT
      5. LOOKING FORWARD WITH WITL: SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors
  16. Index