Summative Evaluation of a Script-based Distance Training Course on Media Pedagogy for Teachers
Tuesday, June 26 2:15-2:45 PM Location: Jordaan 1
Presider: Mikael Kivelä, University of Helsinki, Finland
Abstract: We describe the distance training “Media Pedagogy for Teachers” and its summative evaluation. The training was a contribution to the field of continuing vocational training on media pedagogy for teachers in the German federal state of Bavaria. The training was a self-learning environment, featuring a modular design based on instructional scripts. Participants were mainly female and trainee teachers, working at intermediate and grammar schools. They had a medium level of prior knowledge about contents, possessed a positive attitude towards computers, a minimal level of computer anxiety, and a relatively high interest level. Skills in metacognitive strategy usage, in arranging their learning environment, and time management were all relatively low. Learning took place mainly in their spare time during holidays or at weekends in the afternoon and evening. The training outcome was adequate and useful for the target learner group. Learners could successfully improve their knowledge about media pedagogy.