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ERIC Number: EJ956405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Professional Development for E-Learning: Researching a Strategy for New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector
Shephard, Kerry; Mansvelt, Juliana; Stein, Sarah; Suddaby, Gordon; Harris, Irene; O'Hara, Duncan
International Journal on E-Learning, v10 n4 p461-481 Sep 2011
This collaborative research project devised a framework to support professional development for e-learning within New Zealand's diverse and integrated tertiary education sector. The research was supported by New Zealand's Ministry of Education. The research included reviews of developments in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand and a range of survey and interview approaches in New Zealand to explore variation in conceptions of e-learning and of professional development for e-learning and the factors that influence the uptake and delivery of current professional development opportunities in institutional contexts. The proposed framework was designed to accommodate highly varied conceptions about e-learning and e-learning professional development and varied contexts within which e-learning develops in different institutions. The framework emphasises a development spiral including analysis of needs, incentives and opportunities followed by active engagement in e-learning or research into e-learning and an evaluative exploration of progress. This paper describes the research and the framework and discusses approaches to apply and evaluate the framework within the diverse institutions that comprise New Zealand's tertiary education sector. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand; United Kingdom