An Examination of Teacher Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Online, On-Demand Professional Development for West Virginia Educators
Date of Award
College of Education and Professional Development
Type of Degree
Dr. Bobbi Nicholson, Committee Chairperson
Dr. Ronald Childress
Dr. Marc Ellison
Dr. Jim Harris
This research investigated West Virginia teachers’ perceptions of online, on-demand professional development. The researcher used a mixed-methods, nonexperimental study that utilized a 16-item survey and a six-item follow-up survey to examine teacher perceptions. A convenience sample was used and was comprised of participants of the West Virginia Behavior/Mental Health Technical Assistance Center at Marshall University’s 2021 online, on-demand professional development, Keynotes for Key People. The purpose of the study was to determine if effectiveness characteristics of in-person professional development could be embodied by online, on-demand professional development. The premise of the study was that if the effectiveness characteristics of in-person professional development could not align to online, on-demand professional development, additional studies might need to be conducted in order to develop an effectiveness characteristic framework specific to online, on-demand professional development offerings. The study found that West Virginia teachers had an overall positive opinion of online, on-demand offerings and felt that Keynotes for Key People embodied effectiveness characteristics derived from traditional professional development research, however, more research needs to be done to determine whether the results are generalizable to other online, on-demand professional development offerings and other populations.
Teachers – West Virginia.
Professional development for teachers – Effectiveness – West Virginia.
Technology – Effectiveness.
Web-based instruction – Effectiveness.
Shreve, Anna, "An Examination of Teacher Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Online, On-Demand Professional Development for West Virginia Educators" (2022). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1668.
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