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Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Administration and Higher Education

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The goal of this dissertation was to produce a prototype interactive, multimedia simulation that could be used by an instructor as an experience medium in bridging theory of teacher evaluation with practice. Nine administrative skills found to be frequently a part of the school administrators day by the NASSP were used as guidelines in designing the environment for the realism of the simulation; The simulation consists of three main segments in a video format that closely follow the Clinical Supervision Model of Teacher Evaluation. Options and variations for the simulation include teacher selection, several realistic administrative decision-making problems, teacher rating, and length of the simulation. On-screen graphics, written assignments, simulated inter-office communications, video segments, group interaction, and realistic consequences are utilized in the simulation and vary from simulation to simulation according to the responses of the participant. All of the included devices are controlled by the information input into the computer by an instructor or operator according to the responses of the participant and the chronological stage of the simulation; Students participate in the simulation in simulated administrative teams. The use of teams facilitates engagement of a reflective practice that would provide appropriate simulation analysis. Aspects of reflective practice are also reinforced in simulation written assignments. Actual simulation time is estimated to be 45 to 50 minutes for completion, which does not include preparatory assignments and group discussions.


Development; Evaluation; Formative; Interaction; Multimedia; Multimethod; Simulation; Teacher

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School management and organization; Educational technology; Education, Higher

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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