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Online Personal Learning in Teacher Preparation

, National Institute for Community Innovations, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Work by the National Institute for Community Innovations (NICI at http://nici-mc2.
org) is leading to new web-based tools for enhancing preservice education and supporting
increase use of technology, especially in Professional Development Schools. One of the tools,
the NICI Online Personal Learning Plan (PLP) for preservice students, is intended to assist
learners through the processes of: 1) Self-assessment of strengths, interests and aspirations; 2)
Planning preservice education learning goals and projects; 3) Linking goals and projects to
valued outcome standards; 4) Creating original work and sharing the work with others; 5)
Receiving high quality feedback for the improvement of their work; 6) Documenting and
validating the achievement of learning goals; and 7) Assisting in the selection and preparation
of exhibits of learning. This paper discusses the roots and rationale of the project, and presents
some of the details of the thinking that is guiding the web-tool development.


Gibson, D. (2001). Online Personal Learning in Teacher Preparation. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 189-194). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 25, 2019 from .


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