An online professional network to support teachers’ information and communication technology development

Damian Maher*, Shukri Sanber, Leanne Cameron, Phil Keys, Roger Vallance

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper reports on an evaluation undertaken of the potential impact of a Network for Educators: the Pathways for Learning, Anywhere, Anytime (PLANE) website. The evaluation was undertaken in New South Wales, Australia with teachers in Government, Catholic and Independent schools in both rural and suburban areas. The benefits and challenges associated with supporting teachers’ information and communication technologies (ICT) skills via a professional learning network platform are highlighted. Results of the study indicate that a well-designed online platform could potentially provide a space for teachers to learn to integrate ICT in their teaching with and from each other within a learning community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013
Place of PublicationTugun, QLD
PublisherASCILITE
Pages526-530
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781741384031
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20134 Dec 2013

Other

Other30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period1/12/134/12/13

Keywords

  • CoPs
  • Online communities
  • Professional development
  • Teachers

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