Accessibility and Transparency in Tamid's Civics Teachers On-Line Community
Myriam Darmoni-Sharvit, The Open University of Israel, Israel
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Abstract: This paper is a report of the early findings of a study conducted within Tamid's Civics Teachers On-Line Community, operating at the Open University of Israel. At "Tamid", we aim to improve the standards of civics teaching in High schools by developing a specific environment that enhances democratic values among in-service teachers for the benefits of their students. Democracy is dynamic and evolves and improves according to social, cultural and technological changes. Accessibility and transparency are two qualities of the World Wide Web that may deeply influence tomorrow's democracy. At Tamid, the interactions between the teachers are examined from the pedagogical content knowledge building perspective. Early findings show that On-Line relevant resources and assignments encouraged some teachers to relate to their peers' work, to share their own resources and to use them with their students; others witnessed they used resources and enjoyed discussions in a passive mode.
Darmoni-Sharvit, M. (2002). Accessibility and Transparency in Tamid's Civics Teachers On-Line Community. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 375-376). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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