Reaching Teachers Through Web-Based Distance Education
Carmen L. Gonzales, New Mexico State University, United States ; Laura Sujo de Montes, Northern Arizona University, United States
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in Honolulu, Hawaii Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Technology has become ubiquitous everywhere, except in schools. Although many schools are now acquiring the technology, not enough money is being set aside for professional development of teachers in the use of technology. Consequently, teachers do not feel adequately prepared to integrate technology into their daily practice. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the World Wide Web and electronic mail as a viable option for the professional development of K-12 educators. Two classes were investigated, one delivered using the Web and another one in a face-to-face environment. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used in this investigation. The researchers concluded that distance learning is not an education of inferior quality to those university courses taught on campus, and that classes delivered on the Web provide a viable option for professional development.
Gonzales, C.L. & Montes, L.S.d. (1999). Reaching Teachers Through Web-Based Distance Education. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (pp. 1276-1277). Honolulu, Hawaii: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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