Virtual Coaching

By: Gregory MacKinnon   Delise Williams   Terry Ann Marsh Roberts   Yvonne Jones  

Communication technologies were accessed to offer virtual coaching to literacy teachers in six Caribbean countries. Expert coaches provided professional advice to teachers as they taught in public school classrooms. Using a mixed methods action research methodology, the efficacy of the coaching system was evaluated as a reasonable cost effect alternative to onsite visits. Field notes, surveys, interviews and focus groups were reviewed in an iterative fashion in order to offer thematic assessment and potential improvements to the system.

Virtual, Coaching, Literacy, Technology
Technologies in Knowledge Sharing
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Dr. Gregory MacKinnon

Professor of Science & Technology Education, School of Education, Acadia University

Graduate Coordinator; Chairperson of Internationl Practica - Research Interests Include: Technology use in public school classrooms & in higher education, concept mapping & critical thinking, constructivist approaches in science classrooms and educational leadership in developing countries.

Delise Williams

Bryant College, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Terry Ann Marsh Roberts

Teacher Educator, Antigua State College

Yvonne Jones

Teacher Educator, T.A. Marryshow Community College, Grenada