Collaborative Inquiries into the Networked Classroom
Therese Laferriere, Laval, Canada ; Alain Breuleux, Robert Bracewell, McGill, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper points to the teacher professional development practices in a networked classroom that become reality with the use of advanced telecollaboration tools such as Virtual-U and KnowledgeForum. Those tools support, extend, and strengthen the establishment of teacher learning communities and their collaborative inquiries. Those inquiries are part of larger design experiments aiming at studying teacher learning when deep understanding is the goal of the knowledge-building activities that pre-service, in-service, and teacher educators engage in. The practices at two of the TL-NCE sites illustrate the transformative processes underway in teacher education when collaborative use of information and communication technology is made in networked classrooms.
Laferriere, T., Breuleux, A. & Bracewell, R. (2000). Collaborative Inquiries into the Networked Classroom. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 852-857). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).