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Building and Sustaining an Online Teacher Education Community: A Case Study for Overcoming Barriers
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, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States ; , Erikson Instiitute, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper describes a yearlong evaluation of an online program for teacher education in early childhood. Results show that building and sustaining a professional learning community online requires intentional design; common interests, goals, and practices; interactions supported and mediated by enabling technologies; and, most importantly, individuals who have the motivation to be committed, dedicated, and engaged in the sharing of information and social support to create a sense of community.

Citation

Conceição, S. & Donohue, C. (2012). Building and Sustaining an Online Teacher Education Community: A Case Study for Overcoming Barriers. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 555-564). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 17, 2020 from .