Virtual School Meanderings

March 9, 2017

SITE 2017 – Perceptions of K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement Program Effectiveness in Georgia: A Case Study

The thirty-three session that I am blogging here at SITE 2017 related to K-12 Online and Blended Learning is:

Perceptions of K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement Program Effectiveness in Georgia: A Case Study

  1. Leslie Pourreau, Kennesaw State University, United States
  2. Anissa Lokey-Vega, Kennesaw State University, United States

Thursday, March 9 11:50 AM-12:10 PM

No presider for this session.

This qualitative case study examined professional educators’ beliefs and perceptions about K-12 online teaching endorsement (OTE) practices in the state of Georgia based on interviews with three University System of Georgia teacher educators, one Georgia K-12 virtual school administrator, and two Georgia K-12 virtual school educators plus personal narrative observations from the primary investigator. Data collected came from one-one-one semi-structured interviews, the personal narrative, and the Georgia OTE standards. Analysis showed that issues and concerns raised by the participants about current K-12 OTE preparation practices reflected real problems and challenges related to a lack of customized virtual educator training, educator perceptions or misconceptions about online instruction and technology knowledge, and virtual setting imperfections. Findings highlighted issues with current Georgia OTE standards perceived as training issues and barriers to success for virtual educators.

ID
50742
Type
Brief Paper
Topic
K-12 Online Learning

Note that I am in a different session right now (as SITE has a habit this week of double booking several items).  So if there is anyone in the room that would like to share their notes, please post them in the comments below.

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