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 ID: 4277
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-9775642-0-0
Keywords: professional development; teachers; sustained engagement; community of practice; virtual reality
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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%
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