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Miller, Teresa; Ribble, Michael – Educational Considerations, 2010
Online learning has changed education in many ways. This change was not mandated, but instead filled a need expressed by students. A problem with this shift toward online teaching is that it has happened randomly and irregularly within K-12 systems. Demands from students for online learning at both K-12 and higher education levels have not always…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education Programs, Resistance to Change, Barriers
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Moody, Robert A.; Wieland, Regi L. – Educational Considerations, 2010
Successful operation of videoconferencing technology for interactive learning demands preparation and scheduling. Well-organized strategies for interaction assist faculty in meeting individual student needs and developing the "social presence" necessary to facilitate quality online learning. Organizations can be proactive by offering…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Needs, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Doolittle, Gini; Stanwood, H. Mark; Simmerman, Herb – Educational Considerations, 2006
In this article, the authors examine the prerequisites for leadership preparation programs with regard to implementing and institutionalizing professional learning communities as an instructional strategy. First, the authors posit that as faculty they must examine and reflect on their own teaching practices and how they influence their reciprocal…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development, Cooperative Learning
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Barnett, Bruce G. – Educational Considerations, 2005
Given the importance of preparing administrators who can lead school improvement efforts, the purpose of this article is to explore ways in which the knowledge and skills about leadership for school improvement obtained in preparation programs can be transferred to the workplace. The author begins by examining the concept of transfer, particularly…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Education