Special Education Listserv
Subject: E-Learning/Courses for Educators/Research Findings in Support
Source: Leone Herring, Supervisor, Effective Practices
Intended Audience: Administrators, Special Education Directors, Special Education Instructors, Technology Directors, General Education Instructors
Date: April 5, 2010
The latest research findings for the e-Learning for Educators program have just been released. The research was conducted by Boston College to assess the effects of the online professional development in: 1) improving teacher content knowledge, 2) improving instructional practice and, subsequently, 3) improving student academic achievement.
Findings demonstrate that the e-Learning for Educators courses and process can have a positive impact on teaching and learning, in that both teachers and students made statistically significant improvements, and suggesting evidence of some cause-and-effect change due to the online professional development and that improvements did not occur by chance.
To read a short overview of the results and access the entire research report click on the following link http://www.aptv.org/APTPLUS/ELearning/impact.asp.
The following link will provide information about the eLearning for Educators program and the Missouri eLearning for Educators program specifically. A link to the course catalog for Missouri eLearning for Educators is also located at this link.