How Are They Now? Longer Term Effects of eCoaching Through Online Bug-In-Ear Technology

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Marcia L. Rock, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In this study, using mixed methods, we investigated the longer term effects of eCoaching through advanced online bug-in-ear (BIE) technology. Quantitative data on five dependent variables were extracted from 14 participants’ electronically archived video files at three points in time—Spring 1 (i.e., baseline, which was the first semester of enrollment without eCoaching feedback), Spring 2 (i.e., 1 year later with eCoaching feedback), and Spring 3 (i.e., 2 years later after exiting the program without eCoaching feedback). Qualitative data were collected by means of interviews with participants regarding their ongoing participation in eCoaching. Quantitative analysis, using repeated-measures ANOVA, confirmed initial improvements in participants’ teaching practices and P-12 student engagement generally withstood the test of time. Also, qualitative findings indicated, as time went on, participants had more positive than negative attitudes toward eCoaching through advanced online BIE.

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Teacher Education and Special Education, 37(2), 161-181
Language: English
Date: 2014
eCoaching, bug in ear, teacher development, evidence-based practices, research methods, long-term effects

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