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Title: Towards Web 2.0 Schools: Rethinking the Teachers
Authors: Nikolov, Roumen
Keywords: Technology enhanced learning
Teaching/learning strategies
In-service education and training
Best practice examples
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Proc. of IMICT 2007, Boston
Citation: [17] Nikolov, R. (2007), Towards Web 2.0 Schools: Rethinking the Teachers Professional Development, Proc. of IMICT 2007, Boston, http://dspace.ou.nl/bitstream/1820/1064/1/Nikolov-R-paper-IMICT07.pdf in: Benzie, D.; Iding, M. (eds.): Proceedings of IFIP-Conference on "Informatics, Mathematics and ICT: A golden triangle", June 27-29, 2007 Boston, USA, ISBN-13: 978-0-615-14623-2. (Proceedings: 20 MB)
Abstract: This paper aims at analyzing the Web 2.0 based distance education in the K-12 schools as an emerging phenomenon that catalyzes a new educational reform all over the world. Some pre-Web 2.0 best practice examples are analyzed in order to draw the main findings in the paper. The teacher’s professional qualification designed to meet the new challenges is considered as a key problem for a successful penetration of this phenomenon in the schools. It is emphasized on the importance of designing a life-long teacher training strategy adapted to the new achievements in the technology enhanced learning research and the new learning theories. Building social skills and competencies appropriate to work in a Web 2.0 based learning environment and other global ‘social software’ is recommended to be included both in the school curricula and the corresponding teacher development curricula. Such skills and competencies should penetrate the curricula of any life-long learning initiative dedicated to the citizens of the information society.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10506/116
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