Using community cohesion to sustain online professional development
Henderson, Michael (2006) Using community cohesion to sustain online professional development. Proceedings of Australian Computers in Education Conference 2006. Australian Computers in Education Conference 2006 , 2-4 October 2006, Cairns, QLD, Australia .
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This research explores how community cohesion can sustain teacher participation in a mixed mode (face to face and online) PD course. Secondary school teachers in Queensland and England undertook a mixed mode PD course utilising Education Queensland's Learning Place. The results indicate significantly longer participation than required and when combined with interview data supports the proposed community cohesion model as a useful construct in re-considering traditionally ineffective PD design.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)|
|Keywords:||professional development; teachers; sustained engagement; community of practice; virtual reality|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||14 Dec 2009 09:02|
|Last Modified:||12 Feb 2011 02:39|
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