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ERIC Number: ED571594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Scaling a Model of Teacher Professional Learning--To MOOC or Not to MOOC?
Butler, Deirdre; Leahy, Margaret; Hallissy, Michael; Brown, Mark
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS), Education Technologies (ICEduTECH), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (Melbourne, Australia, Dec 6-8, 2016)
This paper describes an innovative model of teacher professional learning that has evolved over a decade. Working in a range of different school contexts, in conjunction with an ongoing engagement with the research literature, has enabled the development over three phases of a robust, yet, flexible framework that meets teachers' expressed needs. At the same time, the framework helps to shift their pedagogical orientation, as the learning design supports school-focused, job-embedded teacher professional learning, which challenges more traditional instructional environments by infusing digital technologies and other elements of 21st century skills into teaching and learning. Building on this experience the paper then reports the most recent phase of designing and developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which could potentially enable the massive scaling up of access to this already validated model of teacher professional learning. Finally, we discuss the importance of maintaining key elements and signature pedagogies in the design of MOOCs for teacher professional learning, and conclude with early lessons from this latest work in progress. [For full proceedings, see ED571459.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland