Using community cohesion to sustain online professional development
Henderson, Michael (2006) Using community cohesion to sustain online professional development. In: Proceedings of Australian Computers in Education Conference 2006. From: Australian Computers in Education Conference 2006, 2-4 October 2006, Cairns, QLD, Australia.
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This research explores how community cohesion can sustain teacher participation in a mixed mode (face to face and online) PD course. Secondary school teachers in Queensland and England undertook a mixed mode PD course utilising Education Queensland's Learning Place. The results indicate significantly longer participation than required and when combined with interview data supports the proposed community cohesion model as a useful construct in re-considering traditionally ineffective PD design.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)|
|Keywords:||professional development; teachers; sustained engagement; community of practice; virtual reality|
|Date Deposited:||13 Dec 2009 23:02|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%|