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Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 189–213
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. ...
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...
The Professional Development of Human Service Professionals in Rural and Remote Areas: Investigating the Affordances of the Internet
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 1598–1604
This paper is a report of work-in-progress on a project that seeks to identify effective ways in which the Internet can be used to overcome the isolation of human service professionals employed in rural and remote areas. Professionals employed in...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1966–1969
The professional development of teachers is an important and necessary process in successful school teaching and learning. While there are varied approaches to professional development there is a widespread view that many have been problematic. The...