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In ascilite 2015: Globally Connected, Digitally Enabled, 29 November - 2 December 2015, Curtin University, Perth, W.A. (Unpublished)


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.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

106 since deposited on 07 Dec 2015
72 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 90985
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
Keywords: teacher education, online community, early career, pre-service, design based research, connected learning, networked learning, community of practice
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 07 Dec 2015 00:34
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:51

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page