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An Analysis and Evaluation of Online Instructional Activities


Teacher Education and Special Education Volume 30, Number 3, ISSN 0888-4064


A key factor in successful teacher education is designing activities that promote attainment of instructional objectives. However, in online teacher education there is little evidence regarding the types of activities that can be used to achieve specific objectives and variation from class to class while providing effective instruction. This study examined six online activities focused on the types of objectives instructors often set in teacher education coursework. The activities were evaluated in an online graduate methods course. Data were gathered from the teachers' (a) performance on each activity, (b) rating of questionnaire items, and (c) responses to open-ended survey questions. Findings suggested that the success of the six activities varied. Many teachers gave positive ratings to the activities related to facilitating learning of course concepts and promoting interaction among classmates. Several implications for designing online instructional activities are presented. (Contains 4 tables.)


Knapczyk, D.R. & Hew, K.F. (2007). An Analysis and Evaluation of Online Instructional Activities. Teacher Education and Special Education, 30(3), 167-182. Retrieved May 26, 2019 from .

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