Virtual School Meanderings

This is the sixteenth session  I am blogging from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education2014 conference. The program details for this session were:

Preparing for and Thriving in K-12 Online/Blended Teaching Contexts

Leanna Archambault, Arizona State University, United States
Keryn Pratt, University of Otago, New Zealand
Michael Barbour, Sacred Heart University, United States

Thursday, March 20 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in Grand Ballroom 2

This panel will bring together leading experts to explore the research related to teaching roles in K-12 online and blended learning and the policies influencing teacher preparation for online environments. Currently, there is a dire need for teacher education programs to provide training in online pedagogy and instructional design so all teachers are prepared to teach in breakthrough learning environments. Keryn Pratt will present her work on OtagoNet: One region’s model for virtual schooling in New Zealand and the knowledge and skills teachers…

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