Teacher development in e-learning environments

Son, Jeong-Bae (2004) Teacher development in e-learning environments. In: Computer-assisted language learning: concepts, contexts and practices. iUniverse, Inc., USA, pp. 107-122. ISBN 0-595-33126-2

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Abstract

With the advance of information and communication technology (ICT) and the growth of interest in the use of the Internet for education, teachers are now working in new online environments. In line with this situation, there is great need for teacher development in the integration of ICT into teaching and learning activities and in the design, implementation and evaluation of e-learning. In productive and practical ways, computer-mediated communication (CMC) can help teachers build and apply their knowledge, collaborate in their learning with fellow teachers, and reflect on their classroom practice. This chapter addresses the issue of how the features of CMC foster teacher development in terms of communication, collaboration and reflection. Examples are taken from CMC activities employed for a computer-assisted language learning (CALL) course in a postgraduate program. It is suggested that teacher development can be effectively promoted by CMC with interactive communication, professional collaboration and critical reflection in situated contexts.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author owns copyright. 2 print copies held in USQ Library at call no. 418.00285 Com.
Depositing User: Dr Jeong-Bae Son
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:11
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher development; e-learning; computer-mediated communication; computer-assisted language learning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
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/2620

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