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Virtuality and Digital Nomadism in Teacher Education — the LIVE Project
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This article is based on the first-year results of a three-year R&D project called LIVE
(Learning in a Virtual School Environment), 1997-2000, intended to develop new didactic
networking models in virtual school environments with a special emphasis on mobile
communication. This is performed by increasing the possibilities for co-operative and
experiential learning in teacher education and by using MICT in open and flexible learning
environments effectively.
To carry out the research, a three-level development model has been built, including the
research group, the development group of the teacher trainers and the group of student
teachers and pupils. In the collaborative action research model, the research group tries
actively to influence the developmental processes of the teacher trainers' own work. The main
result so far is that the learning of student teachers and pupils should be based on similar
pedagogical experiences to the those of the development group in order to make an impact on
teaching and learning practices. In addition, new pedagogical applications have been created,
considering and predicting how teacher education could respond to the rapid development of
MICT.
Keywords: co-operative learning, open and flexible learning environment, mobile
communication, teacher education, teacher's professional development

Citation

Ristola, R., Rönkä, A., Nummi, T. & Sariola, J. (1999). Virtuality and Digital Nomadism in Teacher Education — the LIVE Project. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1087-1092). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 22, 2019 from .

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