Using the new information and communication technologies for the continuing professional development of teachers through open and distance learning

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Jakobsdottir, Solveig, McKeown, Lindy and Hoven, Debra. 2010. "Using the new information and communication technologies for the continuing professional development of teachers through open and distance learning." Danaher, Patrick Alan and Umar, Abdurrahman (ed.) Teacher education through open and distance learning. Vancouver, Canada. Commonwealth of Learning. pp. 105-120
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Using the new information and communication technologies for the continuing professional development of teachers through open and distance learning

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID1585
Book TitleTeacher education through open and distance learning
AuthorsJakobsdottir, Solveig (Author), McKeown, Lindy (Author) and Hoven, Debra (Author)
EditorsDanaher, Patrick Alan and Umar, Abdurrahman
Page Range105-120
SeriesPerspectives on Distance Education
Number of Pages16
Year2010
PublisherCommonwealth of Learning
Place of PublicationVancouver, Canada
ISBN9781894975391
Web Address (URL)http://www.col.org/resources/publications/Pages/detail.aspx?PID=332#
Abstract

We live in a time of rapid and profound change during which both needs and opportunities for professional development keep growing as teachers strive to become lifelong learners. In this chapter, the authors explore how continuing education through open and distance learning (ODL) has evolved for the teaching profession with the use of information and communication technology (ICT). The new ICTs are then discussed and how their uses can be theoretically based, and the use of 3D virtual worlds such as Second LifeTM is examined. A framework for professional development is introduced and two cases of development using
the new ICTs and ODL are presented. Problems and challenges are discussed.

Keywordsteacher education; open learning; distance learning; technology
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390405. Educational technology and computing
390409. Learning sciences
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Chapter 9. c. Commonwealth of Learning, 2010. Available for download, free-of-charge, on Publisher's web site.

Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Iceland, Iceland
Australian Digital Futures Institute
Athabasca University, Canada
Faculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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