EAN-139780807749401   EAN-13 barcode 9780807749401
Product NameCreating and Sustaining Online Professional Learning Communities (Technology, Education--Connections)
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Page Count256
Long Description''Creating and Sustaining Online Professional Learning Communities explores the varied, conflicting, productive, and unexpected ways that online communities can contribute to teacher professional development and offers concrete solutions.''
-- From the Foreword by Marcia Linn, Graduate School of Education, University of California at Berkeley

This volume presents the work of trailblazing researchers and developers of electronic communities for professional learning. It illuminates the essential work behind the scenes in building successful online communities and scaffolding site interactions, including content selection, creation and management, administrative structures, tools and interactive functionalities, the facilitation of discourse and emergent sub-communities, and the development of online leadership. While each of the authors is knowledgeable about site design, new technologies, and collaborative Web tools, their work is deeply influenced and informed by scholarship which has unfolded over the last three decades about how professional learning takes place, particularly for math and science educators.

The communities and authors featured provide different forms of online professional development for university professors, K-12 teachers, and administrators, among others. Their insights will be of interest to anyone designing, sustaining, or studying electronic learning environments, regardless of the specific subject matter.
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