oTPDOnline Teacher Professional Development (various organizations)
oTPDOhio Township Police Department (Pennsylvania)
oTPDOne Time Password Daemon
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Silver Level Winners Criteria: These 18 OPOs achieved 75% or greater Collaborative conversion rate and either 10% or greater DCD or high performance on OTPD. * Center for Organ Recovery and Education, Pittsburgh, PA; * Donor Alliance, Denver, CO; * Gift of Life Program, Philadelphia, PA; * Gift of Life Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; * Intermountain Donor Services, Salt Lake City, UT; * LifeCenter Northwest, Bellevue, WA; * LifeGift Organ Donation Center, Houston, TX; * Lifeline of Ohio, Columbus, OH; * LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services, Gainesville, FL; * LifeShare of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC; * Lifesharing-A Donate Life Organization, San Diego, CA; * Mid-America Transplant Services, St.
The challenge in performing the analysis for OTPD has been that it is conceptually very difficult to determine the obviousness of a claimed invention based on a comparison with an earlier claim.
For this reason, the courts have permitted some limited reference to the patent disclosure in analyzing claims for OTPD. For example, in In re Vogel, the CCPA stated that "in certain instances [the patent disclosure] may be used as a dictionary to learn the meaning of terms in a claim." (249) In In re Braat, the Federal Circuit allowed that
(252) The decision seems to contradict the prohibition against looking beyond the claims in assessing OTPD but can arguably be rationalized by the specific facts of the case.
However, there are also challenges involved with oTPD. Experts in a given field are not always the best teachers.
Designers of oTPD environments also face the challenge of balancing resources on demand, in which the content is available but teachers have to go and find it on their own, with building and sustaining a learning community.
Understanding teachers' motivation and needs can help with the design and creation of oTPD environments.
If online teacher professional development is to be the future, one must ask: Will teacher education/higher education view oTPD as an opportunity, diversion, or competition?
The agenda focuses on types of knowledge that are missing or lacking in the current literature for improving oTPD and on assessment of oTPDs' strengths and limitations.
Readers may ask what differentiates research about oTPD from scholarship about face-to-face teacher professional development.
The reason for having a specialized research agenda for oTPD is that, although the categories are similar, the menu of options for implementation within each category is different when teacher professional development is delivered online.
*The goal for OTPD combining all donors is 3.75; the number increased from 3.03 in 2005 to 3.08.