Engaging the conversation with stakeholders on an expansive definition of e-learning
Paul Resta, University of Texas (Austin), United States ; Mariana Patru, UNESCO, France ; Alain Breuleux, McGill University, Canada ; Therese Laferriere, Laval University, Canada ; Niki Davis, Iowa State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The panel session will introduce a new UNESCO book entitled Teacher Development in an E-Learning Age: A Policy and Planning Guide. The international group of panelists includes chapter authors. They will present the four strands that constitute the expansive definition of elearning that is put forward in the book: accessing online resources; online courses and degree programs; blended learning environments; and networked communities. Ways of engaging the conversation with stakeholders (faculties of education/normal schools, policy makers, teacher unions, and others) for deeper understanding of what e-learning is about when it comes to teacher development that takes into account research advances in the fields of educational technology and learning sciences.
Resta, P., Patru, M., Breuleux, A., Laferriere, T. & Davis, N. (2008). Engaging the conversation with stakeholders on an expansive definition of e-learning. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2470-2474). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).