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Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (1996) pp. 49–58
The Training Rural Educators in Kentucky through Distance Learning project at the University of Kentucky used team teaching in five courses in special education using distance learning technology. Describes five course delivery models: (1) lead...
Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 20, No. 3 (1997) pp. 234–48
Describes a Kentucky program designed to train special-education personnel in moderate/severe-disabilities and early-childhood special education. The model used satellite, compressed video, and on-site delivery systems; support services from the...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 18, No. 2 (2003) pp. 51–57
This article offers guidelines for planning distance professional development via interactive video for special educators in rural areas. A comprehensive planning checklist is organized into nine tasks. Other suggestions address equipment and...
Rural Special Education Quarterly Vol. 20, No. 1 (2001) pp. 22–29
The history of rural special education delivery and teacher education in Appalachia over the last four decades is traced. Much progress has been made, but rural regions still have a shortage of special education teacher educators, certified...
Rural Special Education Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 2 (2018) pp. 79–89
The field of special education's focus on moderate and severe disabilities (MSD) has undergone a number of changes in the past five decades. Some have been philosophical, some based on research, some based on mandated practices through U.S. law, and ...
Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 36, No. 1 (February 2013) pp. 28–36
Teachers of students with moderate and severe disabilities must possess the skills and knowledge to address a unique set of needs and challenges. These may include, but are not limited to, management of challenging behaviors, performance of health...
So You're a Distance Learner? Tips and Suggestions for Rural Special Education Personnel Involved in Distance Education
Rural Special Education Quarterly Vol. 18, No. 3 (1999) pp. 66–71
Advice for students taking distance education courses includes knowing the technology; finding ways to communicate with the instructor; showing initiative; being courteous; and being familiar with the policies on attendance, absences, technology...
Using a Simultaneous Prompting Procedure with an iPad to Teach the Pythagorean Theorem to Adolescents with Moderate Intellectual Disability
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities Vol. 38, No. 4 (2013) pp. 222–232
Providing standards-based instruction in core content areas for individuals with moderate and severe disabilities is a hot topic in the field of special education, and teachers struggle to find the best methods for providing high-quality standards...
Using Simultaneous Prompting and Computer-Assisted Instruction to Teach Narrative Writing Skills to Students with Autism
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Vol. 49, No. 3 (September 2014) pp. 396–414
Despite the importance of written expression to the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), there is limited research on teaching writing skills to this population. In the current study, we used a multiple probe across behaviors...
Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 25, No. 2 (2002) pp. 171–86
Based on a review of the literature and the authors' experience, this article addresses issues in three aspects of the planning and delivery of online content: (1) online support services; (2) technology assistance; and (3) course content....
Multi-University Collaboration via Distance Learning To Train Rural Special Education Teachers and Related Services Personnel
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 13, No. 4 (1998) pp. 110–21
Describes a multi-university model for delivering a distance-learning special-education course by compressed video to eight undergraduate and graduate student sites in rural Kentucky. Evaluation indicated the model's effectiveness. Advantages and...