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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2229–2238
Online professional learning has the potential to be a cost effective, flexible approach that can reach large numbers of teachers. However, there are many factors that need to be evaluated in developing successful online approaches that impact on...
Transfer of online professional learning to teachers’ classroom practice: An analysis of eight cases
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1383–1389
Professional learning is an important process in enabling teachers to update their pedagogical knowledge and practices. The use of online technologies to support professional learning has a number of benefits in terms of flexibility and scalability. ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2232–2239
Weblogging is fast becoming a popular way to use technology to critically reflect and comment on workplace practices and experiences. This paper analyses the weblogs of beginning teachers who are members of an online community of practice. The...
Why teachers are reluctant to use new technologies: Supporting teachers' action learning within a web environment
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2581–2588
Action learning involves a small group (6-8 people) who meet regularly to share reflections and discuss ideas that they try out in practice. Key to the process of action learning is the sharing of personally relevant issues or problems in relation...
The BEST site on the internet: An online resource for beginning and establishing successful teachers
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2646–2651
Beginning teachers face enormous challenges in their first year of teaching. High attrition rates of teachers within the first five years attest to the difficulties inherent in commencing professional life as a teacher. This paper describes the...
Beginning teacher network: The design of an online community of practice for beginning teachers in Australia
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3251–3258
The high attrition rate of teachers in their first five years of teaching coupled with an ageing teacher profile necessitates innovative approaches to beginning teacher support and professional development. This paper argues (and provides a...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1859–1861
The professional development of beginning teachers is necessary for the sustainability of the teaching profession within the context of a reform-based curriculum. The trend in professional development indicates a shift from traditional approaches...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 736–742
This paper describes the design, development and evaluation of a website designed to ameliorate many of the problems encountered by beginning teachers. The site allows new teachers, and preservice teachers on school practice, to communicate with...