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Grand Valley State University

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2011

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Teaching In Educational Leadership Using Web 2.0 Applications: Perspectives On What Works, E. J. Shinsky, Hans A. Stevens Dec 2011

Teaching In Educational Leadership Using Web 2.0 Applications: Perspectives On What Works, E. J. Shinsky, Hans A. Stevens

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To prepare 21st Century school leaders, educational leadership professors need to learn and teach the utilization of increasingly sophisticated technologies in their courses. The co-authors, a professor and an educational specialist degree candidate, describe how the use of advanced technologies — such as Wikis, Google Docs, Wimba Classroom, and Discussion Board — have served as a catalyst for learning among educational leadership students. Details regarding how technology has been used in one course are described, demonstrating how various apps and software applications can easily be applied in other courses.


Paradoxes Of Online Teaching, David E. Bair, Mary A. Bair Jan 2011

Paradoxes Of Online Teaching, David E. Bair, Mary A. Bair

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While much attention is paid to students’ experiences in online courses, there is sparse information regarding the experiences of faculty who teach online. Two university instructors address this gap in the literature and present an analysis of their experiences teaching graduate and undergraduate teacher-education classes at a university in the Midwestern United States. In this collaborative self-study, the authors analyze data consisting of their reflections and discussions, anonymous student surveys, anonymous course evaluations, and online observations by other faculty. They argue that online instruction poses several paradoxes. These paradoxical experiences illuminate the need for additional research about faculty experiences with ...