How to develop an online community for pre-service and early career teachers

Kelly, Nick, Clarà, Marc, & Kickbusch, Steven (2015) How to develop an online community for pre-service and early career teachers. In ascilite 2015: Globally Connected, Digitally Enabled, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Curtin University, Perth, W.A. (Unpublished)

Abstract

This paper contributes a number of design principles for developing large-scale online communities of pre-service and early career teachers (PS&ECTs). It presents the paradigms of connected learning, networked learning and communities of practice and contrasts them. It describes the potential for online communities to meet the needs of PS&ECTs and it identifies gaps that exist within certain types of existing online communities that currently support PS&ECTs. The paper proposes design principles for a new type of online community for PS&ECTs. These principles are drawn from the literature and from the preliminary outcomes of a pilot study.

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ID Code: 90985
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: teacher education, online community, early career, pre-service, design based research, connected learning, networked learning, community of practice
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2015 00:34
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 12:05

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