Using the new information and communication technologies for the continuing professional development of teachers through open and distance learning

Jakobsdottir, Solveig and McKeown, Lindy and Hoven, Debra (2010) Using the new information and communication technologies for the continuing professional development of teachers through open and distance learning. In: Teacher education through open and distance learning. Perspectives on Distance Education . Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 105-120. ISBN 978-1-894975-39-1

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Abstract

We live in a time of rapid and profound change during which both needs and opportunities for professional development keep growing as teachers strive to become lifelong learners. In this chapter, the authors explore how continuing education through open and distance learning (ODL) has evolved for the teaching profession with the use of information and communication technology (ICT). The new ICTs are then discussed and how their uses can be theoretically based, and the use of 3D virtual worlds such as Second LifeTM is examined. A framework for professional development is introduced and two cases of development using the new ICTs and ODL are presented. Problems and challenges are discussed.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 9. c. Commonwealth of Learning, 2010. Available for download, free-of-charge, on Publisher's web site. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 370.711 Tea.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 05:54
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher education; open learning; distance learning; technology
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18678

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