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What do they think? Teachers’ level of thinking online during their professional development
PROCEEDINGS

, West Virginia University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Online forums may have great potential for supporting teacher collaboration; teachers can share with and reflect on one another’s teaching practices “any time in anyplace”. Nonetheless, existing research indicates that teachers appear to produce superficial message content when communicating online. Such superficial communication may indicate teachers’ cognitive inability to connect their pedagogical knowledge with teaching practices. In order to better operationalize and understand their message content, this study uses an existing framework which focuses on teachers’ cognitive thinking levels exemplified in their messages. The online forum to be examined in the current study is part of a professional development program where teachers used an online forum to discuss their history related curriculum implementations. The current research study employs content and interview analysis techniques to pursue its focus.

Citation

Kale, U. (2008). What do they think? Teachers’ level of thinking online during their professional development. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1694-1703). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 15, 2019 from .