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This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Utah Education Network, a closed circuit television delivery system used by the University of Utah in providing preservice education in rural regions. The audience of the system was graduate special...
Two-Way Interactive Television Instruction: Comparative Studies of Instructional Effectiveness in Three Rural/Remote Special Education Courses
The study examined the effectiveness of three two-way interactive television courses offered by the University of Utah in providing special education teacher instruction. The courses utilized technology which allowed course instructors as well as...
Rural Special Education Quarterly Vol. 9, No. 3 (1988) pp. 27–33
Finds that, among 40 teachers enrolled in a special education methods course, there were no differences in learning performance between on-campus students and distance learners reached by two-way interactive television, but the remote group gave...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 3, No. 1 (1989) pp. 50–60
Describes study that examined the effects of using two-way interactive television in a three-course sequence of teacher education courses. Comparisons are made between distance education and conventionally taught classes, and the variables used are...
Support for student learning during distance education experiences is often provided by local site facilitators or tutors. The University of Utah has utilized rural master special education teachers as local site facilitators to assist faculty with...
New Directions for Teaching and Learning Vol. 71 (1997) pp. 33–39
Design of student-centered instruction for telecourses must take into consideration the variables that contribute to meaningful and motivated student learning: clarity; connections; teacher immediacy behaviors; and active learning. Unlike much...
Teachers College Record Vol. 107, No. 8 (August 2005) pp. 1675–1698
Increasing numbers of English as a second language (ESL) learners throughout the United States have created an urgent need for professional development for millions of teachers. Distance education offers an opportunity for high-quality professional...
The paired-placement of student teachers: An alternative to traditional placements in secondary schools
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 24, No. 8 (November 2008) pp. 2168–2177
The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of the paired-placement of student teachers in secondary school settings. Would such placements foster the learning and development of student teachers and the learning of their pupils?...
Robert V. Bullough; Janet Young; James R. Birrell; D. Cecil Clark; M. Winston Egan; Lynnette Erickson; Marti Frankovich; Joanne Brunetti; Myra Welling
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 19, No. 1 (2003) pp. 57–73
Two models of student teaching were compared: the traditional model of placing one student teacher with a mentor teacher and a peer teaching model, where two student teachers worked with one mentor. While the peer teaching model involved some trade...
James R. Birrell; James R. Young; M. Winston Egan; Margaret R. Ostlund; Paul F. Cook; Cathy B. Tibbitts; Paul F. Dewitt
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 14, No. 3 (1998) pp. 323–336
In this study, the authors explored the role that parents can play as agents of school reform and educational restructuring. Specifically, they traced the role of two parents who participated in designing and implementing an experimental, field...