Supporting Teachers in Active Online Learning Environments
Doug MacLachlan, Chinook College, Calgary Board of Education, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes a professional development path designed to support teachers as they shift from the traditional teaching environment to one that incorporates a virtual component. Several key themes of designing and facilitating online learning activities are discussed, in the context of preparing teachers to take on these roles. Each theme will be illustrated through sample activities from online PD courses and will also be discussed within a framework of understandings validated by current research.
MacLachlan, D. (2002). Supporting Teachers in Active Online Learning Environments. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 205-209). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).