ERIC Number: ED303363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Talking about Teaching, by Writing: The Use of Computer-Based Conferencing for Collegial Exchange among Teachers. Technical Report.
West, Mary Maxwell; And Others
The goal of the Educational Technology Center (ETC) Computer-based Conferencing Project has been to explore the potential of computer-mediated communication to support teachers in collegial exchange about their subject and practice, and to develop recommendations for future applications and management of such conferences. The purposes of this study were to describe the kinds of exchange in our own networks; to identify influences on one particular kind of exchange--discussion of teaching practice; to draw upon these findings and information about other similar networks; and to develop recommendations about choice and design of future applications of computer-based conferences for teachers. Discussions include: (1) research design and methods; (2) descriptions of the Science Teachers' Network and the Laboratory Sites Network; (3) a comparison of the two networks; and (4) recommendations for common interest networks. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Technology Center, Cambridge, MA.
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