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ERIC Number: ED448732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 7
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Network-Based Professional Development: A Comparison of Statewide Initiatives.
Shotsberger, Paul G.; Stammen, Ronald; Vetter, Ronald; Blue, Gloria; Greer, Edrie
This paper addresses opportunities and issues related to the use of the World Wide Web and high-speed networks as a delivery vehicle for training educators who are geographically dispersed. The benefits and potential pitfalls of using networks as educational platforms are explored from the perspective of various systems specifically being developed to address the needs of practicing professionals in North Carolina and North Dakota. The projects described are: (1) the INSTRUCT (Implementing the NCTM School Teaching Recommendations Using Collaborative Telecommunications) Project of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington; (2) the DLD/M (Distance Learning Design/Model) Project of the North Carolina Community College System; (3) the North Dakota Teach-to-Learn program; (4) the statewide laptop program in North Dakota; and (5) the North Dakota TnT (Teachers and Technology) workshops and conferences. An overview of each project is followed by a discussion of common issues, including a notion of future prospects for network-based professional development. (Contains 15 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; North Dakota