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January 3, 2021

Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education – TOJDE – New Issue Published

A news issue has been published.

 
Dear User,

The 2021 issue of Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education is published. You can see it on https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/tojde/issue/58999

Best Regards,

Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

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The table of contents include:

İçindekiler

December 22, 2020

[CJLT] New notification from Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology

A new issue notice from this Canadian journal.

You have a new notification from Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology:

An issue has been published.

Link: http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/issue/current

CJLT Managing Editor

The table of contents included:

Vol. 46 No. 2 (2020): Summer 2020

December 16, 2020

[JOFDL] New notification from Open Journals on Ako Aotearoa

This new issue alert was received yesterday.

Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning
http:/www.jofdl.nz
You have a new notification from Open Journals on Ako Aotearoa:

An issue has been published.

Link: http://www.jofdl.nz/index.php/JOFDL/issue/current

Alison Fields

An actual review of the table of contents reveals no specific K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning articles.

VOL 24, NO 2 (2020)

JOURNAL OF OPEN, FLEXIBLE AND DISTANCE LEARNING

General issue

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EDITORIAL

Alison Fields, Maggie Hartnett
1-3

ARTICLES – POSITION PIECES

Andrew Higgins
4-14

ARTICLES – PRIMARY STUDIES

Julie-Ann Sime, Chrysoula Themelis, Yiannis Arapoglou, Asteria Marantou, Katerina Theodoridou
15-27
Jeanette Marie Margaret Irons, Maggie Hartnett
28-42
Mark Nichols, Neeru Choudhary, Doug Standring
43-55

FLANZ 2020 CONFERENCE

Nhung Nguyen, Liz Everiss, Sonja Rosewarne, Kalina Vladinova-Aylor, Johanna G. Ippel, Melanie Boyd
56-70

December 4, 2020

[IRRODL] New notification from The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

No articles specifically related to K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning in this issue.

You have a new notification from The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning:

An issue has been published.

Link: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/current

IRRODL Manager

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL)
Athabasca University
1 University Drive
Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3, Canada

irrodlmanager@athabascau.ca

The table of contents reads:

Vol. 21 No. 4 (2020)

Full Issue

Editorial

Research Articles

Notes From the Field

Literature Reviews

December 3, 2020

Stephen’s Web ~ OLDaily – December 02, 2020 / Professional Development for Online Teaching: A Literature Review

This item came through my inbox yesterday, it was the first item in one of Stephen’s Web ~ OLDaily.

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OLDaily

by Stephen Downes
December 02, 2020

Professional Development for Online Teaching: A Literature Review

Heather Learyet.al.online learning, Dec 02, 2020

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According to this review (22 page PDF) of selected, filtered and codified research papers, “the highest areas of focus within the research questions related to the PD program itself, implementation, instructors, and helping  the instructor design a quality course.” Meanwhile another major thread “examined instructor perceptions, outcomes, and characteristics.” Interestingly, “the PD program itself should be the largest focus of universities seeking to improve professional development at their institutions.” This actually makes sense; if you can’t get professional development right, you probably shouldn’t be advising people on how to do professional development. Additionally, “the type of professional development and  the content within it should rely heavily on the needs of the participants at a given institution.” I say this about learning generally, but somehow get a lot of pushback.

Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]

The details for this article are below.

Heather Leary, Cade Dopp, Chad Turley, Matthew Cheney, Zach Simmons, Charles R. Graham, Riley Hatch

Abstract

The growth of online learning has created a need for instructors who can competently teach online. This literature review explores the research questions, program recommendations, and future research suggestions related to professional development for online instructors. Articles were selected and coded based on date of publication and the context of the professional development. Results indicate that most research questions focused on (a) professional development programs, (b) instructors, and (c) instructors’ online courses. Most program recommendations focused on (a) professional development programs, (b) context of professional development, and (c) instructors’ activity during professional development. Future recommendations for research topics focused on professional development programs and instructors, while future recommendations for research methods focused on research design and institutional settings. The findings suggest that while professional development for online instructors is important, consistency in both design and delivery is lacking. Future research is needed to provide guidance to programs, instructors, and institutions leading to satisfaction and success for more online students.

Keywords

Professional development, Teacher development, Instructor development, Teaching online

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