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Title: ICT-based School Collaboration, Teachers' Networks and their Opportunities for Teachers' Professional Development - a Case Study on eTwinning
Authors: Vuorikari, Riina
Berlanga, Adriana
Cacia, Romina
Cao, Yiwei
Fetter, Sibren
Gilleran, Anne
Klamma, Ralf
Punie, Yves
Scimeca, Santi
Sloep, Peter
Keywords: Tellnet
learning network
teachers professionalisation
professional development
social network analysis
ad hoc transient groups
future scenarios
Issue Date: 18-Dec-2011
Abstract: In this paper we first investigate how eTwinning and national and local teachers’ professional development schemes interact. eTwinning is the community for schools in Europe that promotes teacher and school collaboration through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) under the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The eTwinning Portal hosts more than 137,000 teachers who interact with each other on the European-scale. Second, using this authentic data, we discuss how novel research methods such as Social Network Analysis, information visualisation techniques and future scenario forecasting are used to study eTwinning in the Tellnet-project aiming to sustain and support dynamic teacher networks as a platform for formal and informal teachers’ professional development in the future.
Description: Vuorikari, R., Berlanga, A. J., Cacia, R., Cao, Y., Fetter, S., Gilleran, A. et al. (2011). ICT-based School Collaboration, Teachers’ Networks and their Opportunities for Teachers’ Professional Development - a Case Study on eTwinning. In H. Leung, E. Popescu, Y. Cao, R. W. H. Lau, & W. Nejdl (Eds.), Advances in Web-based Learning, Proceedings of ICWL 2011 (pp. 112-121). LNCS 7048. Berlin, Heidelberg, & New York: Springer.
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