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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 4, No. 1 (2008) open journal systems 


Prospects and challenges of an online teacher training project in Oman

Gregory C Sales, Seward Incorporated
Thuwayba Al-Barwani, Sultan Qaboos University
Shirley Miske, Miske Witt & Associates, Inc.


Abstract
The Sultanate of Oman has undertaken efforts to provide continuing professional development opportunities for its teachers and to modernize both training methods and content. The Oman Online Teacher Training project is one such effort. It involved a limited pilot test of the development and implementation of online professional development. The project was funded by the U.S. Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative in partnership with the Omani Ministry of Education. This article describes the project goals and deliverables, the actions taken by partners to achieve the desired outcomes, the challenges partners faced, and the outcomes attained.


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