Sustaining the professional development of teachers through a virtual learning environment: promoting effective teaching with ICT

Henderson, Michael (2004) Sustaining the professional development of teachers through a virtual learning environment: promoting effective teaching with ICT. In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2004 , pp. 3061-3066. From: Ed-Media 2004, 21-26 June 2004, Lugano, Switzerland.

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Abstract

Professional Development (PD) of teachers in the use of Information and Communication Technology is an international priority; however it is commonly acknowledged that traditional models of PD are not effective in engendering change. In particular, literature points to the failure of traditional models in addressing the need for sustained engagement. As a result, this research tackles the task of investigating how a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) can address these issues with a particular focus on supporting a Community of Practice (CoP) that, by its very nature, involves the sustained engagement of members in socially negotiated and authentic learning contexts. This paper represents the initial stage of a three year study and presents an argument for the use of a VLE enabled CoP to address post face to face entropy. The audience will also be called upon for valued input to guide the second phase of this research.

Item ID: 7617
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: teacher professional development; virtual learning environment
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ISBN: 978-1-880094-53-2
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2010 04:19
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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