Components of on-line learning Community for novice teacher
Park Sungdeok, Park Okhee, Lee Hwana, korea national university of edutacion, Korea (South)
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Collaborative on-line tools such as instant messaging(IM)andon-line learning communities developed with blogs and wikis are efficient and organized systems based on dynamic two-way communication. This is important for novice teachers in the early critical periods of their teaching career. Though many have formulated their teaching models, specific roles in their work, and have personal teaching philosophies during the initial stages, there are few supporting resources for improving their personal and professional development. Through on-line learning communities, novice teachers will be able to further develop their professionalism, receive support for specific classroom challenges and problems, and guidance for solving various mental conflicts. In this paper, we will review previous research of on-line applications for supporting novice teachers and try to suggest ways to improve related on-line learning communities.
Sungdeok, P., Okhee, P. & Hwana, L. (2007). Components of on-line learning Community for novice teacher. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2478-2485). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).