oz-TeacherNet 2.0: Redefining the education online community
Nykvist, Shaun S., Lloyd, Margaret M., & Masters, Jennifer E. (2007) oz-TeacherNet 2.0: Redefining the education online community. In Hirashima, Tsukasa, Hoppe, Ulrich, & Young, Shelley Shwu-Ching (Eds.) 15th International Conference on Computers in Education 2007: Supporting Learning Flow through Integrative Technologies, 5th - 9th November, Hiroshima, Japan.
This paper will report on a 12-year project, "oz-TeacherNet" and its role in supporting teachers who are connected. It will describe the issues around supporting and sustaining an online community over this duration. With the adoption of web 2.0, social networking and the ease of use in creating digital content, many online communities are changing and being influenced by youth who lead the way in identifying what tools are a necessity to them. The communities that do not change often disappear very quickly. This paper explores how the oz-Teachernet has responded to the changing technologies that exist and explores the lifecycle involved in sustaining an online community for teachers. Further, the paper will identify what tools are seen as a necessity for this type of community to survive and offer recommendations on how to sustain an online community for educators.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||oz, teachers, communities of practice, online, knowledge building tools, web 2, 0, social networking|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 IOS Press|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:36|
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