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Using open source learning techniques to enhance professional development opportunities for the early childhood education and care sector in Australia.
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, , Griffith University Australia, Australia ; , Victoria University, Australia ; , Griffith University Australia, Australia

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 will report on an Australian Learning and Teaching Council grant, which provided possible solutions to workforce barriers in early childhood education and care in Australia. These solutions were enabled through the design of an open source learning environment, which allowed participants to better understand how these silos disrupt their practice and to develop some strategies for overcoming such barriers. Participants were also supported with a structured course within a learning management system to enable student interaction, facilitator support and consolidation of the theory/practice nexus via access to multiple resources.

Citation

Macfarlane, K., Cartmel, J., Nolan, A. & Pike, M. (2012). Using open source learning techniques to enhance professional development opportunities for the early childhood education and care sector in Australia. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 688-693). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 28, 2021 from .

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