Web 2.0 Tools for Constructivist Online Professional Development
Tennille Cooper, Carol Johnson, University of Calgary, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Abstract: Despite extensive research on effective professional development (PD), a significant divide exists between the application of PD theory and its implementation (Scott, 2010). Particularly with the introduction of technology into learning contexts, there exists an opportunity for PD reform in which educators experience the same Web 2.0 technologies and social media as their students. Exploration of PD with such technologies presents possibilities for their use in educational settings, while also engaging teachers in 21st century learning. This paper will briefly outline Web 2.0 resource tools (i.e. blogs, Twitter, and social book-marking tools) for a constructivist approach to innovative professional learning.
Cooper, T. & Johnson, C. (2013). Web 2.0 Tools for Constructivist Online Professional Development. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 1923-1926). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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