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The PHOTON2 web-based professional development model: a year in review
Author(s): Nicholas Massa; Judith Donnelly; Alexandra Bell; Kelli-Marie Vallieres; Fenna Hanes

Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present preliminary results from project PHOTON2, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education (ATE) project aimed at increasing the number of high school teachers and college faculty across the US prepared to teach photonics technology at their own institutions. During the Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 semesters, two cohorts (51 high school teachers and college faculty) from 12 states across the US including Hawaii participated in a web-based Introduction to Optics & Photonics course. Qualitative and quantitative research was conducted to examine the relationship between learner interaction, self-regulation, and learning outcomes in a web-based learning environment. Research results and recommendations are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 25 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96641N (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207710
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas Massa, Springfield Technical Community College (United States)
Judith Donnelly, Three Rivers Community College (United States)
Alexandra Bell, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Kelli-Marie Vallieres, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Fenna Hanes, New England Board of Higher Education (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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