Jim Poirot

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Would a school system allow a person with only an eight-grade education to become an English teacher? Would a self-taught math teacher be given full responsibility for the high school math program? The answers to these questions are obvious to everyone: to become a subject-matter specialist school teacher, one must demonstrate competency by fulfilling state(More)
22 n the right circumstances, new technologies adopted by members of a community will spread by diffusion. One of the most robust findings about innovation diffusion is that shifts from one technology or product to another follow a sigmoid, or cumulative normal, distribution. 1–3 Thus, the rate of adoption usually starts low, accelerates until about 50(More)
This study seeks to determine if participants in an online professional development and certification program can predict the learning value of individual distance education tools. The Texas Center for Educational Technology (TCET) funded by the Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (TIF) designed the Technology Applications Certification Program(More)
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