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dc.contributor.authorDavidson, John Wesleyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:10:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:10:27Z
dc.date.issued2005-04-13en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04222005-075111en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/27125
dc.description.abstractEducators are faced with the rapid influx of online courses in the K-12 educational setting. The majority of research conducted to date has been in the area of higher education. Research and publications suggest that many factors control the success or failure of students enrolled in online courses. These factors include student characteristics, mentoring, and teacher/student interaction. Other factors affect the implementation of successful online courses and virtual schools. These factors include policies, funding, student support, technology, curriculum, access, equity, staff development, and administration. Currently, the absence of appropriate research suggest the need to identify the necessary components of a staff development program to prepare teachers to teach secondary online classes in a local school system. In the development of a staff development program, measures need to be undertaken to assess and address the individual needs of the teachers. This study was designed to identify the necessary components of a staff development program for the purpose of training teachers to teach secondary online courses in a local school system and collect recommendations for differentiating staff development to meet the individual needs of teachers. Using a three-round Delphi technique, panelists, representing successful secondary public and corporate online schools, developed a common consensus on the necessary components. The panelists identified the components needed for teacher training and ways in which a staff development program could be structured to address the individual needs of teachers. The panelists were provided an opportunity to scale the components as to their degree of importance. By working through the rounds and providing statistical feedback, a consensus was obtained. Each panelist was provided the frequency, mean, and standard deviation for each criterion. The components agreed upon by 80% of the panelists as either very important or important were used to develop an outline of a staff development program that can be used to train teachers to teach secondary online courses.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartdavidjoh1.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectStaff Developmenten_US
dc.subjectDelphien_US
dc.subjectOnline Courseen_US
dc.titleThe Necessary Components of a Staff Development Program to Prepare Teachers to Teach Secondary Online Classes: a Delphi Studyen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairParson, Stephen R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSalmon, Richard G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTwiford, Travis W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThomas, Cherylen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04222005-075111/en_US
dc.date.sdate2005-04-22en_US
dc.date.rdate2005-04-27
dc.date.adate2005-04-27en_US


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