Chinese teachers’ perceptions of an online teacher course and its results

Nan Li*, Ruurd Taconis, Perry den Brok

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Abstract

We investigated teachers’ perceptions of an online inservice teacher course in China and its outcomes, as well as connections between these two types of perceptions. Data were collected from a sample of 251 teachers following a course on Information and Communication Technology in education using a questionnaire survey and interviews. Teachers were generally satisfied with the setup and content of the course, but considered that interaction during training and motivation were not optimal. A correlation analysis showed that teachers’ perceptions of the course were significantly and positively related to their perceptions of training outcomes. Regression analyses revealed that the connection of training content with teachers’ daily practice contributed most positively to teachers’ perceptions of the training outcomes. Suggestions for optimizing online inservice teacher courses are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-139
JournalLearning Environments Research
Volume25
Issue number1
Early online date29 Apr 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

Keywords

  • Teacher perceptions
  • Teacher training
  • Training with online platform

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