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Using a wiki to facilitate an online professional learning community for induction and mentoring teachers
Abstract The purpose of this case study was to repoThe purpose of this case study was to report on the use of a wiki as a tool for conducting online professional learning communities (OLCs) with 26 induction and mentor teachers. Data sources include teachers’ wiki postings and teacher interviews. Results indicate that: (a) Web 2.0 tools may be most effective in OLCs when the social features are utilized in addition to the features that enable task completion; (b) Using Web 2.0 tools restrictively, and without consideration of their affordances, may inhibit the success of OLCs; (c) Online learning communities for induction teachers may be most effective when supplemented with face-to-face discussion; and (d) A task-driven environment in OLCs can encourage professional dialogue and reflection, but may make induction teachers feel isolated and unsupported.on teachers feel isolated and unsupported.
Abstractsub The purpose of this case study was to repoThe purpose of this case study was to report on the use of a wiki as a tool for conducting online professional learning communities (OLCs) with 26 induction and mentor teachers. Data sources include teachers’ wiki postings and teacher interviews. Results indicate that: (a) Web 2.0 tools may be most effective in OLCs when the social features are utilized in addition to the features that enable task completion; (b) Using Web 2.0 tools restrictively, and without consideration of their affordances, may inhibit the success of OLCs; (c) Online learning communities for induction teachers may be most effective when supplemented with face-to-face discussion; and (d) A task-driven environment in OLCs can encourage professional dialogue and reflection, but may make induction teachers feel isolated and unsupported.on teachers feel isolated and unsupported.
Bibtextype misc  +
Citeulike 9202372  +
Doi 10.1007/s10639-011-9159-7  +
Has author Amy Hutchison + , Jamie Colwell +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 1-17  +
Title Using a wiki to facilitate an online professional learning community for induction and mentoring teachers +
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Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 January 2012 21:49:00  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 6 February 2012 21:03:37  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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