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Content Area and Methods Knowledge and Technology
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Technology Acceptance Model
Web 2.0 for Collaboration
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Clif Mims (http://clifmims.com) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Memphis and is the Executive Director of the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence in Memphis, Tennessee. Mims is a teacher, researcher, author, speaker and educational consultant specializing in the effective integration of technology with teaching and learning.
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I have a chapter in this book entitled “Training Teachers For A Virtual School System” with an abstract that reads:
Online learning at the K-12 level is growing at exponential rates. Students learning in supplemental virtual schools and full-time cyber schools, using a variety of delivery models that include and sometimes combine independent, asynchronous and synchronous instruction, in almost every state in the U.S.. In some instances the knowledge, skills and abilities required by teachers in this technology-mediated environment is consistent with what they learned about face-to-face teaching in their teacher education programs; while in many instances the two are quite different. Presently the lack of empirical research into effective K-12 online teaching limits teacher education programs. However, teacher education programs still need to better prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to design, deliver and support students engaged virtual schooling.
Check it out…