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NING: Extending Professional Development through Online Communities
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, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-98-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Sustained professional development offers participants ongoing opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills. This study investigated the use of NING, a social networking site, in providing teachers a means of sharing their work and engaging in discussions. Photos, Forum, and Blogs were salient features of the site for this group of participants. Photos were under utilized as a means of sharing. Forums and Blogs primarily served the same function as a repository for sharing resource materials for implementing a new STEM-focused math curriculum in the participants’ secondary classrooms. NING shows promise as a tool for extending professional development projects by building communities where individuals can continue to support each other.

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Pugalee, D. (2012). NING: Extending Professional Development through Online Communities. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2012--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 1 (pp. 1246-1250). Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 25, 2019 from .

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