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ERIC Number: EJ982243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
Toward a New Learning Ecology: Professional Development for Teachers in 1:1 Learning Environments
Spires, Hiller A.; Wiebe, Eric; Young, Carl A.; Hollebrands, Karen; Lee, John K.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v12 n2 p232-254 2012
As the nation's economy continues its irrevocable shift from manufacturing toward idea-driven, creative industries, our schools--and the teaching and learning enterprise at the heart of our schools--need to undergo a transformation as well. The result of such a transformation needs to be a type of educational experience and expertise that will not only support but also ignite participation in--and leadership for--an idea-driven, creative economy. Equally important as supporting a new economy is educational experience and expertise that supports a global citizenry. This paper argues for the importance of 1:1 laptop environments and related professional development initiatives as the catalysts for a new learning ecology that provide the dynamic educational reform described above. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress; Program for International Student Assessment