Well, I’m hoping that this begins a trend of monthly VHSM Podcasts for this academic year. This episode is actually a recordings I made of one of my presentations at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education in Ottawa this past May (see CSSE 2009: Teachers’ Preconceptions Of Virtual Schooling [AND] Teacher Volunteerism & Good Will for brief descriptions of both my presentations). The abstract for this particular presentation read:
This study examined the changes in the perceptions of graduate students in an instructional technology course related to K-12 online learning based upon their completion of the Teacher Education Goes into Virtual Schooling (TEGIVS) curriculum. The TEGIVS program was created through a grant funded initiative at Iowa State University. Nine graduate students at a large, state-funded, mid-Western university completed this curriculum as a part of their Internet in the Classroom course. Based upon our initial analysis, the TEGIVS curriculum was effective for providing these graduate students with some experience with how K-12 online learning opportunities are delivered, along with some of the possibilities and challenges associated with these opportunities. The analysis of this data is continuing, and there are plans to continue this line of inquiry with additional students in future offerings of this course.
Finally, you can access the slides that went with this presentation at Teachers’ Preconceptions of Virtual Schooling: Challenging Myths & Misconceptions. Since it has been a while, I’ll remind you that the actual podcast is in the entry that immediately follows this one.