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Web 2.0 Tools for Constructivist Online Professional Development

C Johnson, T Cooper

Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 | Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education | Published : 2013

Abstract

Despite extensive research on effective professional development (PD), a significant divide exists between the application of PD theory and its implementation (Scott, 2010). Particularly with the introduction of technology into learning contexts, there exists an opportunity for PD reform in which educators experience the same Web 2.0 technologies and social media as their students. Exploration of PD with such technologies presents possibilities for their use in educational settings, while also engaging teachers in 21st century learning. This paper will briefly outline Web 2.0 resource tools (i.e. blogs, Twitter, and social book-marking tools) for a constructivist approach to innovative profe..

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