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This article reports on an initial study of a professional learning community (PLC) of educators who are investigating mobile devices in their teaching. The research examined two conjectures: firstly, that a professional learning community would enrich understanding of teaching with mobile technologies; and secondly, that these technologies would enhance teaching. The findings indicate that progress towards an enriched engagement with m-learning may be promoted by the establishment of a PLC. The existing professional relationships facilitated community formation and enhanced the sense of commitment, risk-taking, shared responsibility and purpose. In addition, the results also indicate the contribution of mobile learning to teaching.
Updated: Aug. 06, 2014
This qualitative study investigates the efficacy of Ideas Videos (or iVideos) in pre-service teacher education. This study explores the experiences of student teachers and their lecturer engaging with this succinct, advocacy-style video genre designed to evoke emotions about powerful ideas in Education. The findings indicate this generative task, involving student teachers as filmmakers, leveraged rich outcomes in relation to their professional knowledge development.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2014