E-Learning for Teacher Development: Global Perspectives of Policy and Planning Issues
Paul Resta, The University of Texas at Austin, United States ; Mary Lamon, University of Toronto, Canada ; Alain Breuleux, McGill University, Canada ; Evgueni Khvilon, Moscow State University for Economics, Statistics and Informatics, Russian Federation ; Mariana Patru, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, France
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The panel session will focus on key topics and issues related to the use of e-Learning for teacher development. The international group of panelists are chapter authors of a new book commissioned by UNESCO entitled e-Learning for Teacher Development: A Policy and Planning Guide. Four basic categories of e-learning for teacher development will be presented including: accessing online resources; online courses and degree programs; blended learning environments; and communities of practice. Each category is framed within two axes of e-learning: content and communication. Panelists will share their diverse views of the global context of e-learning for teacher development, the global challenge of preparing 15-35 million teachers needed in the next 15 years to meet UNESCO's Education for All goals and the major organizational, financial, policy and planning issues related to effective use of e-learning for teacher development in both developed and developing countries
Resta, P., Lamon, M., Breuleux, A., Khvilon, E. & Patru, M. (2005). E-Learning for Teacher Development: Global Perspectives of Policy and Planning Issues. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1743-1746). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).