For the past couple of years I have been working with a team at the University of Calgary to do some research on a community-based Bachelor of Education program offered in a blended-learning format. This program is targeted specifically towards Albertans living in rural and remote areas.
This year, we had the honour of presenting some of our research results at the 2017 American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference.
Here are the details of the paper we presented:
Eaton, S. E., Gereluk, D., Dressler, R., & Becker, S. (2017). A Canadian online rural education teacher preparation program: Course design, student support and engagement. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA.
We have uploaded an Open Access copy of our conference paper to the University of Calgary’s digital repository, called PRISM. You can download a copy of our paper from http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51973.
Here are some other works we have shared related to this project:
- Thompson, M. B., & Gereluk, D. (2017). Research brief: Pre-service teacher education availability in rural Canadian communities. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51805
- Gereluk, D., Dressler, R., Eaton, S. E., & Becker, S. (2016). Building a Robust Online Teacher Education Program (Poster). Calgary, Canada: University of Calgary. Retrieved from: https://werklund.ucalgary.ca/tandl/files/tandl/gereluk-dressler-eaton-becker-wse-sotl-2015-report-002.pdf
- Gereluk, D., Dressler, R., & Eaton, S. E. (Presenters). (2015, March 3). Pre-service teacher education for rural and remote Albertans [Video webcast]. Retrieved from http://albertaruraleducation.ca/multimedia.php
- Eaton, S. E., Dressler, R., Gereluk, D., & Becker, S. (2015). A review of the literature on rural and remote pre-service teacher preparation with a focus on blended and e-learning models. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1880/50497 doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.1644.4882
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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.