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ERIC Number: EJ1125912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Communication, Community, and Disconnection: Pre-Service Teachers in Virtual School Field Experiences
Wilkens, Christian; Eckdahl, Kelli; Morone, Mike; Cook, Vicki; Giblin, Thomas; Coon, Joshua
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v43 n2 p143-157 Dec 2014
This study examined the experiences of 11 graduate-level pre-service teachers completing Virtual School Field Experiences (VSFEs) with cooperating teachers in fully online, asynchronous high school courses in New York State. The VSFEs included a 7-week online teacher training course, and a 7-week online field experience. Pre-service teachers completed pre- and post-VSFE questionnaires, biweekly written journals, and formal structured interviews. Pre-service teachers reported success in communicating with their students, and struggles with establishing a sense of community in their online courses. We discuss these outcomes, and suggest that the particulars of the VSFE matter for pre-service teacher outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York