Maher, D., Sanber, S., Cameron, L., Keys, P. & Vallance, R. (2013). An online professional network to support teachers' information and communication technology development. H Carter, M Gosper, J Hedberg. 526-530. Australia: Macquarie University.
This paper reports on an evaluation undertaken of the potential impact of a Network for Educators: the Pathways for Learning, Anywhere, Anytime (PLANE) website. The evaluation was undertaken in New South Wales, Australia with teachers in Government, Catholic and Independent schools in both rural and suburban areas. The benefits and challenges associated with supporting teachers’ information and communication technologies (ICT) skills via a professional learning network platform are highlighted. Results of the study indicate that a well-designed online platform could potentially provide a space for teachers to learn to integrate ICT in their teaching with and from each other within a learning community.
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