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Supporting Learner-Centered ICT Integration: The Influence of Collaborative and Needs-Based Professional Development
A mixed-method study was carried out to examine how teacher attitude and professional development influence learner-centered Information Communication Technology (ICT) integration. A questionnaire, interviews and observations were used to gather data in a school district in Nova Scotia, Canada. Findings suggest that learner-centered ICT integration is more likely to occur needs-based, collaborative professional development programs are provided.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2009
Professional Development for Information Communication Technology Integration: Identifying and Supporting a Community of Practice through Design-Based Research
Research suggests effective classroom ICT integration occurs through needs-based, collaborative professional development (Chandra-Handa, 2001; Cuttance, 2001; Figg, 2000; Gibson, Oberg, & Pelz, 1999; Gross, 2000; Haughey, 2002). A community of practice (CoP) (Wenger, 1998; Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder, 2002) can be an effective mode of such collaborative professional development. Principles for this research approach are discussed and address the membership of a CoP and teacher/researcher ownership of research goals and design.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2008