Thursday, June 20, 2013

Barry Fishman’s research on online professional development in Education Week

Tags: fishman, teacher education


Education Week reported on the findings of a new study lead by Professor Barry Fishman on the comparative effectiveness of online versus in-person professional development training. The work provides compelling evidence that online teacher professional development has the same effect on student learning and teacher behavior as more traditional face-to-face models. At a time when states and school districts are increasingly interested in online professional development opportunities, this research provides crucial information for decision-makers across the country. The study will be published next month in the Journal of Teacher Education.

To read the June 19 article, please visit Education Week.

Barry J. Fishman is Professor, School of Information; Professor, School of Education

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