Search results for: Social networks
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Teacher Participation in Online Communities: Why Do Teachers Want to Participate in Self-generated Online Communities of K-12 Teachers?
The purpose of the study was to examine reasons for teacher participation in online communities of K-12 teachers. The following research question guided this study: Why do teachers want to participate in self-generated online communities of teachers? These online communities of teachers are communities of practice in online environments. 23 teachers participated in the study. The findings indicated five reasons for participation: (a) sharing emotions, (b) utilizing the advantages of online environments, (c) combating teacher isolation, (d) exploring ideas, and (e) experiencing a sense of camaraderie.
Updated: May. 21, 2009
The authors argue that conceptual and methodological limitations in existing research approaches severely hamper theory building and empirical exploration of teacher learning and collaboration through cyber-enabled networks. The article presents preliminary data to illuminate both the power and limitations of current tools and techniques for studying cyber-enabled networks using data from a large, mature online network of K-12 educators.The authors propose a research agenda designed to create and validate a new generation of research tools and techniques.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2009
School improvement, pre-service teacher education and the construction of social networks in New Zealand and England
The article examines the issue of networking and knowledge transfer as ways to facilitate school improvement. The networking idea is based the economic concept of the formation of social relationships between individuals, based on collaboration, spreading best practice, and driving innovation.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2007