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dc.contributor.author Owens, Joshua en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-18T22:33:38Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-04-18T22:33:38Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2010-04-18T22:33:38Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/15306 en_US
dc.description Term Paper and Presentation en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.format.extent 9 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.subject needs en_US
dc.subject assessment en_US
dc.subject professional development en_US
dc.subject south pacific en_US
dc.title Professional Development Needs Assessment for Distance Educators at the University of the South Pacific en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
dc.contributor.instructor Menchaca, Michael en_US

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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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