Moodle for Professional Development to Agricultural Extension Professionals in Africa: Workshop

Moodle for Professional Development to Agricultural Extension Professionals in Africa: Workshop

Date: July 2013
Creator: Assefa, Shimelis; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Rorissa, Abebe
Description: Presentation for the International Association of Agriculture Information Specialists (IAALD) World Congress. The authors discuss the Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle) software package and its use for professional development to agriculture extension professionals in Africa.
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Self-Appraisal Related to the Professional Development of Faculty Members in Schools of Business

Self-Appraisal Related to the Professional Development of Faculty Members in Schools of Business

Date: January 1964
Creator: Wible, Howard Garfield
Description: The problem of this study was to develop and analyze a useful approach to the professional development of faculty members in schools of business through the technique of self-appraisal. This study contained the following subdivisions: (1) a review of current college faculty development practices, (2) a review of current executive development practices within industry, (3) an explanation of the philosophy and technique of self-appraisal in professional development, (4) an application of the technique in six institutions of higher education, and (5) an analysis of results obtained from these institutions along with some suggestions for further research.
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Retrospective Pretest: A Practical Technique for Professional Development Evaluation

Retrospective Pretest: A Practical Technique for Professional Development Evaluation

Date: 2007
Creator: Allen, Jeff M. & Nimon, Kim F.
Description: Article discussing a research study to field test an instrument incorporating a retrospective pretest to determine whether it could reliably be used as an evaluation tool for a professional development conference.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
The Problem of Data: iSchools and the New Data Professional

The Problem of Data: iSchools and the New Data Professional

Date: February 2013
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C. & Stark, Shannon
Description: Paper outlining a fishbowl discussion event at the 2013 International iConference. The theme of the fishbowl event is data curation, data lifecycle, pedagogy, professional development, and library education.
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Peer Coaching and Action Research as Professional Development

Peer Coaching and Action Research as Professional Development

Date: 2009
Creator: Moss, Glenda; Sloan, Lindsay & Sandor, Jane
Description: This paper discusses a project to improve professional development techniques that will improve how K-12 educators teach writing skills.
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The Impact of Collegial-Teaming on High-School and University Instructors: A Descriptive Multi-Case Study

The Impact of Collegial-Teaming on High-School and University Instructors: A Descriptive Multi-Case Study

Date: December 2011
Creator: Dearman, Christina T.
Description: This descriptive multi-case study systematically explored the team teaching relationship between a secondary teacher and a university faculty member. Multiple interviews, classroom observations, and analysis of available data provided insights into the interactions of these particular collegial-teams, drawn together for the purpose of providing rigorous STEM curriculum to high-ability students during a three-week residential program. Data revealed that successful collaboration can be described by the emergent themes of reciprocity, respect, flexibility, and time. It appears that an active interchange, or reciprocity, and mutual respect between partners during curriculum/lesson/unit planning, instructional delivery, and assessment facilitate effective collaborative instruction. Findings further revealed that instructors expressed an overall positive experience with collegial-teaming; one that has been valuable to them as professionals. The university instructors reported acquiring and improving upon their own pedagogical skills, while the high-school instructors reported gains in terms of obtaining in-depth content knowledge. The partnership also assisted in bridging insights between the secondary and college arenas in terms of content and academic expectations at both levels. The overall experience provided professional growth and development that would not have occurred without the unique pairing of a high-school instructor and a university faculty member.
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The impact of technical barriers on the effectiveness of professional development as related to a distance education system-based course: A case study in the Web World Wonders environmental science learning community.

The impact of technical barriers on the effectiveness of professional development as related to a distance education system-based course: A case study in the Web World Wonders environmental science learning community.

Date: December 2003
Creator: Dawson, John L.
Description: This study reports and discusses the impact of technical barriers on the effectiveness of professional development as related to a distance education system based course: a case study of the web world wonders environmental science learning community in Florida. The project involved 4th through 12th grade public school teachers learning how to use GPS readers, digital cameras, and Arc View software for the purpose of utilizing a Website that enabled remote Internet camera access in Florida State Parks. Under the supervision of Florida State University and the Florida Department of Education those teachers received professional development in techniques for developing lesson plans utilizing the equipment and software as stated above. Using the Concept Based Adoption Model, a description of the teacher's demographics, Levels of Use and Stages of Concern with relation to gender, age, teaching experience, and technological experience was examined. Technical barriers were identified and an explanation of how they were overcome in the process of receiving the professional development is reported.
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Faculty training and professional development programs designed to impact Web-based instruction in higher education: A faculty perspective.

Faculty training and professional development programs designed to impact Web-based instruction in higher education: A faculty perspective.

Date: May 2007
Creator: Greenwood, Joey
Description: Web-based instruction has fast become a common component of higher education. Although such instruction began as a supplemental form of interaction, it has now become a basic aspect of many college courses and degree programs. If teacher and student are not in the same place at the same time, it becomes necessary to introduce a communications medium that will not only deliver information but also provide a channel of interaction between them. This study focused on faculty training and development programs designed to impact Web-based instruction in higher education at the five largest state-funded universities in Texas within a college of education. The instrument used in this study was developed by the research to collect data relating to faculty perception of training and development opportunities available to them at their institutions, perceptions of administrative support, and technical support. The objective was to determine if there was a relationship between these items listed above and faculty members' levels of confidence and perceptions of effectiveness when teach Web-based courses. The population consisted on 151 faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, the University of Houston, the University of North Texas, and Texas Tech University. This research study ...
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Professionalism and Your Career: Tips for the Work Place and Your Future Careers

Professionalism and Your Career: Tips for the Work Place and Your Future Careers

Date: August 2013
Creator: Venner, Mary Ann
Description: Presentation for a UNT Libraries workshop for student assistants. The presentation discusses professionalism in one's career and offers tips for the work place and future careers.
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A Comparison of Principals’ Perceptions of Preparedness Based on Leadership Development Opportunities

A Comparison of Principals’ Perceptions of Preparedness Based on Leadership Development Opportunities

Date: August 2011
Creator: Holacka, Karin V.
Description: This research study identified the frequency in which six public school districts in Texas provided principals with effective development opportunities prior to the principalship excluding university or certification programs. A purposive sample of over 200 principals from six school districts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area were asked to participate in the study yielding a response rate of 41%. Respondents identified through a questionnaire their leadership development opportunities and perceptions of preparedness on nine standards common to the profession. Principals were nominally grouped for comparison. The perceptions of preparedness for principals who received effective leadership development opportunities were compared to those who did not receive these same opportunities using an independent samples t-test to determine statistical significance (p < .05). Peer coaching yielded the most statistically significant results in three standards. This finding indicates principals who receive peer coaching prior to the principalship compared to those who did not perceive themselves as more prepared in the areas of community collaboration, political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context, and curriculum, instruction and assessment. Effect size was measured for the statistically significance standards to determine practical significance. Each of the five statistically significant standards yielded a medium effect size indicating that the leadership ...
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