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Discussions in Online Learning Community Forums - Do They Facilitate Teachers Professional Development?
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2010 (English)In: Research Review, ISSN 1715-9849, Vol. 3, no 2, 54-68 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Do memberships in online learning communities (OLCs) provide teachers with possibilities to continuously develop, reflect upon, and deepen their understanding of the teacher profession? In this article an informal Swedish OLC, called, is examined and some findings from an ongoing larger project aimed at understanding teachers’ use of for their professional development are presented. More specifically, the purpose in this article is to investigate if and how discussions in the forums on facilitate teachers’ professional development. as a potential OLC for shared teacher professional development is discussed at the end of the article.

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University of the Fraser Valley , 2010. Vol. 3, no 2, 54-68 p.
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designer and audience, online learning communities, online learning community forums, Swedish online learning communities, teacher professional development, theory and practice, technology and pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-33041OAI: diva2:309733
Available from: 2010-04-08 Created: 2010-04-08 Last updated: 2014-11-14Bibliographically approved

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