Examining Curriculum Design, Adaptations, and Effective Practices in an Online Learning Environment for Preservice Teachers

By Dorothy Valcarcel Craig, Kathryn Elizabeth Boudreau-Henry, Mahogany Brown and Barbara Young.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This paper offers insight and findings gathered as a result of a study conducted to examine practices, curriculum design, and adaptations for the online environment in a teacher preparation program.

Keywords: Curriculum Design, Online Learning, Instruction, Digital Lessons

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 1, Issue 7, pp.73-82. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.069MB).

Dr. Dorothy Valcarcel Craig

Dr Dorothy Valcarcel Craig is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at MTSU. She designs and teaches online courses for both the traditional teacher preparation program as well as for the Regents Online Degree Program. Dr Craig is the project director of the ESL Enterprise Project, a federally-funded grant through the Office of English Language Acquisition / U.S. Department of Education. The project provides online instruction for practicing teachers to complete the add-on endorsement in English as a Second Language.

Kathryn Elizabeth Boudreau-Henry

Kathryn Patten is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Middle Tennessee State University. She is a course developer and instructor for online learning. Ms. Patten directs the Library Science Program within the department and provides online delivery of courses for teachers in rural areas.

Mahogany Brown

Mahogany Brown is the Graduate Assistant for the ESL Enterprise Project, a federally-funded grant. She works exclusively with the project in delivering online instruction. In addition to her duties as GA, Ms. Brown teaches as an adjunct professor at Tennessee State University.

Prof. Barbara Young

Dr. Young is a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at MTSU. She teaches courses both online and onsite and has developed numerous courses for the online environment. Dr. Young is the director of the ESL Program and conducts research in the areas of cultural issues, online learning, and curriculum design.


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