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Title: Professional Development Needs Assessment for Distance Educators at the University of the South Pacific 
Author: Owens, Joshua
Date: 2010-04-18
Abstract: Abstract: Separated by vast expanses of ocean on sparsely populated islands with limited infrastructure, distance educators in the South Pacific have incredible challenges to overcome. This research summarizes the strengths and needs of current distance education professional development (PD) programs and applications used by post-high school distance educators at the University of the South Pacific. Based on a survey and interview process this needs assessment was able to facilitate successes in the current online professional development programs. Through analysis and interpretation the survey data indicated positive patterns both qualitatively and quantitatively. The outcomes signified an encouraging and consistent PD training in a wide range of electronic media. While the sample size of participants was relatively modest, they generally agree they are well trained and their efforts as distance educators can have a strong impact on their student’s achievement.
Description: Term Paper and Presentation
Pages/Duration: 9 pages
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/15306
Keywords: needs, assessment, professional development, south pacific

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  • ETEC 690, Spring 2010 [27]
    The work in this collection has been completed by the graduating ETEC 690 classes for Spring Semester 2010.

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