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Title: Impact of online professional development in the work environment
Author(s): Anderson, Thomas; Scagnoli, Norma I.; Stephens, Melissa
Subject(s): online professional development evaluation impact
Abstract: Online distance education programs are populated by adult learners who try to continue or complete their education without having to leave their jobs or places of residence. Their work environment becomes not just their working place, but also the labs where they apply new knowledge. The general expectation is that after graduation they will make an impact in their work environment through their job and through interacting with peers and supervisors. This study explored the influence that K-12 teachers had in their work environment as they pursued and graduated from an online Masters program in Education. The study showed the impact that the participants have and how they become agents of change in their immediate workplace.
Issue Date: 2005-09
Publisher: Not published only presented
Citation Info: UCEA Universities Continuing Education Association, MidAmerican & Great Plains Region, September 2005Published in E-Learning v.5, no.1, 2008 (ISSN 1741-8887). Available at http://www.wwwords.co.uk/elea/content/pdfs/5/issue5_1.asp.
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/2332
Publication Status: published
Peer Reviewed: peer reviewed
Rights Information: Copyright owned by Anderson, Scagnoli, Stephens
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-09-28
 

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