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ERIC Number: ED444511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 7
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Collaborative Inquiries into the Networked Classroom.
Laferriere, Therese; Breuleux, Alain; Bracewell, Robert
This paper points to the teacher professional development practices in a networked classroom that become reality with the use of advanced telecollaboration tools such as Virtual-U and KnowledgeForum. Those tools support, extend, and strengthen the establishment of teacher learning communities and their collaborative inquiries. Those inquires are part of larger design experiments aiming at studying teacher learning when deep understanding is the goal of the knowledge-building activities that pre-service, in-service, and teacher education educators engage in. The objectives of the paper are: to described the online information and communication practices of teacher learning communities that are emerging at two of the TL-NCE (TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence) sites at McGill University (Quebec) and Laval University (Quebec); and to point to the early converging results of collaborative inquiries that have been carried out into both Anglophone and Francophone networked classrooms. The practices at the TL-NCE sites illustrate the transformative processes underway in teacher education when collaborative use of information and communication technology is made in networked classrooms. Contains 24 references. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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