PST Online: Developing resources for online teaching in virtual schools
A School of Education seminar presented on May 18th, 2016 by Dr Yvonne Masters, Dr Sue Gregory and Stephen Grono
Virtual schools have been established around the world, including in Australia, and pre-service teachers need to be prepared for this alternate teaching medium. Unlike blended learning in the classroom, virtual schools have no need for physical classrooms, and students can be geographically distant from both each other and the teacher. Exclusively online teaching changes the teacher/student dynamics and new skills, techniques and strategies need to be developed. We received OLT funding to establish a website for pre-service teachers with resources to assist in developing online teaching skills. In this seminar we report on a survey conducted with pre-service teachers that provided the underpinning for the website development. We will also present the website that has been developed.