Title

We Have the Videoconference Equipment installed, Now What?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2009

Keywords

Administrative, Hermenutics, K-12 education, Teacher support, Technology, Videoconferencing

Abstract

As K-12 schools acquire equipment for videoconferencing, they often experience limited usage of the equipment. The purpose of this study was to identify specific concerns of educators currently involved in videoconferencing. The primary data for the study was 400 discussion posts from 34 educators in an online class about videoconferencing. Data were analyzed using a basic iterative hermeneutic approach. The findings fell into two major categories: teacher concerns and administrative support. Teachers' concerns were related to professional development and curriculum expectations, and administrative support issues included the placement of the equipment, scheduling, and budgeting. Successful implementation of videoconferencing requires the cooperation of administrators as they listen to the needs of teachers. © 2009: Janine Lim, Shirley Freed, and Nova Southeastern University.

Journal Title

Qualitative Report

Volume

14

Issue

3

First Page

433

Last Page

453

First Department

School of Distance Education & International Partnerships

Second Department

Leadership

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