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Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

October 2009 Volume 17, Number 4

Editors

Richard E. Ferdig

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. Editorial: What Is Special About Teacher Education for Virtual Schooling?

    Niki Davis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Richard E. Ferdig, Kent State University, United States

    This special issue of JTATE comes at a time of rapid growth of K-12 distance education in many parts of the world, especially the USA, where it is known as Virtual Schooling (VS). A growing body of... More

    pp. 425-435

  2. Continuing Change in a Virtual World: Training and Recruiting Instructors

    Michael Barbour, Wayne State University, United States; Jim Kinsella & Matthew Wicks, Illinois Virtual High School, United States; Sacip Toker, Wayne State University, United States

    The process of teacher identification, selection, initial training, and on-going professional development that has developed at the Illinois Virtual High School (IVHS) over the past seven years is ... More

    pp. 437-457

  3. Field Experience in Virtual Schools—To Be There Virtually

    Lily Ki Lo Compton, Iowa State University Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching, United States; Niki Davis & Julie Mackey, University of Canterbury College of Education, New Zealand

    Virtual Schooling (VS) for K-12 school students using distance technologies has increased rapidly in the 21st century with the growth of online learning and virtual schools in more than 44 states... More

    pp. 459-477

  4. Virtual Schooling Standards and Best Practices for Teacher Education

    Richard E. Ferdig & Cathy Cavanaugh, University of Florida, United States; Meredith DiPietro, University of North Carolina Charlotte, United States; Erik W. Black & Kara Dawson, University of Florida, United States

    Abstract: The number of students taking online courses in K-12 has increased exponentially since the inception of virtual schools in 1996. However, K-12 virtual schooling is a relatively new... More

    pp. 479-503

  5. Technological Constraints and Implementation Barriers of Using Videoconferencing for Virtual Teaching in New Zealand Secondary Schools

    Kwok-Wing Lai & Keryn Pratt, University of Otago College of Education, New Zealand

    Nine New Zealand secondary schools participated in the OtagoNet project, using videoconferencing technologies to deliver courses to multiple sites. This paper reports findings from a study... More

    pp. 505-522

  6. The Status of Professional Development for K-12 Online Teachers: Insights and Implications

    Kerry Rice & Lisa Dawley, Boise State University, United States

    The authors share findings, insights, and implications from “Going Virtual! The Status of Professional Development for K12 Online Teachers,” a 2007 report supported by the North American Council... More

    pp. 523-545

  7. Virtual Voices: Online Teachers' Perceptions of Online Teaching Standards

    Robin Davidson Smith, Longwood University, United States

    Online teachers’ perceptions of online teaching standards published in 2006 by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and the National Education Association (NEA). Interviews with two... More

    pp. 547-571