Developing a Network Community for Teachers to Share Technology Integration Ideas
Jane Howland, John Wedman, Joi L. Moore, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Seattle, WA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-35-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Isolation serves as a barrier to the growth of the teaching profession as a whole by restricting the information exchange needed to advance practice. Teachers are isolated from each other by design (i.e. one teacher for every classroom) rather than by choice. The isolation and associated restriction of information exchange also slows the change process and increases the likelihood of new ideas being continually reinvented rather than disseminated. Our solution is to provide a friendly, fun, and effective web environment for teachers to disseminate ideas relating to technology integration and technology products produced by students. This web environment provides the following: · central location for sharing and exchanging teacher ideas · an easy and attractive interface for submitting and retrieving information · quick access from school and home · different representations of information that support the needs of the user · on-line tutorials and workshops · on-line chats with featured speakers
Howland, J., Wedman, J. & Moore, J.L. (1999). Developing a Network Community for Teachers to Share Technology Integration Ideas. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (p. 1525). Seattle, WA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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