1. Participants will take an online teacher needs survey used to gather information and target gaps in training that can be addressed in a peer online environment. A link to the survey will be emailed directly to you. The online survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.
2. Data from the teacher needs survey will be used to create topics that will be targeted for participant use within the online knowledge base system. These topics will be worded as objectives for training. Each participant will receive an email notification of the major identified objectives.
3. Participants will have two weeks to communicate, collaborate, and create their own “series” presentation. This “series” presentation is anything created by participants in response or correlation to the identified training objectives. The subjects of the study will self-regulate participation time and how they choose to connect to the knowledge base. You will have total control over contribution type and any interactions online. Total time involved should be around 6-8 hours.
4. Participants will be invited to attend a multisession focus group (held in 2-4 sessions) to establish a representative sample of study subjects. A series of questions will be posed for feedback and recorded using a digital audio recorder for future coding