Towards a New Learning Ecology: Professional Development for Teachers in 1:1 Learning Environments
Hiller Spires, Eric Wiebe, Carl Young, Karen Hollebrands, John Lee, NC State University, United States
CITE Journal Volume 12, Number 2, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
As the nation’s economy continues its irrevocable shift from manufacturing toward idea-driven, creative industries, our schools — and the teaching and learning enterprise at the heart of our schools — need to undergo a transformation as well. The result of such a transformation needs to be a type of educational experience and expertise that will not only support but also ignite participation in — and leadership for — an idea-driven, creative economy. Equally important as supporting a new economy is educational experience and expertise that supports a global citizenry. This paper argues for the importance of 1:1 laptop environments and related professional development initiatives as the catalysts for a new learning ecology that provide the dynamic educational reform described above.
Spires, H., Wiebe, E., Young, C., Hollebrands, K. & Lee, J. (2012). Towards a New Learning Ecology: Professional Development for Teachers in 1:1 Learning Environments. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 12(2), 232-254. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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