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Mercer, Neil; Hennessy, Sara; Warwick, Paul – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2010
This paper focuses on the use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) as a tool for encouraging and supporting classroom dialogue. The authors' concern here is with the promotion of "dialogic" communication between teachers and students, which is now widely recognised as educationally valuable. In this study they investigated how teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
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Romano, Molly E. – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2008
The opportunity to engage in discussion with others about teaching issues is essential to a teacher's professional development, and can potentially be afforded through online discussions. The following study explored the use of online discussion as a way to engage beginning teachers in professional development. An investigation was conducted to…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Professional Development, Cognitive Development, Computer Mediated Communication