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Reading, Chris; Doyle, Helen – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
It's time for teachers to consider themselves as learners in ICT-rich learning environments and to become more aware of factors that enable their learning in such environments. The notion of teachers as learners in ICT-rich environments is not new but the focus is usually on school teachers and formal professional development, rather than teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Information Technology, Preservice Teachers
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Doyle, Helen; Reading, Chris – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
It's time to prepare teachers to take the plunge to teach in virtual worlds. Students are already there and their teachers need to follow. Unfortunately, teachers are often resistant to change their teaching practice, especially regarding the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as virtual worlds. The authors report on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Reading, Chris – Australian Educational Computing, 2010
Connecting with other education professionals is important in supporting teacher learning. Teachers in remote locations in Australia experience a professional isolation due to geographic isolation that makes it difficult to engage in sustained collaborations with other teachers. In a national project ICT was used to assist these teachers by…
Descriptors: Professional Isolation, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Geographic Isolation
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Reading, Chris; Fluck, Andrew; Trinidad, Sue; Smith, Howard; Shaw, Greg; Anderson, Neil; McLoughlin, Catherine; White, Bruce – Australian Educational Computing, 2006
National priorities set by an Australian ministerial taskforce provide clear guidelines to develop pedagogy that integrates ICT. Although these guidelines do not specifically address rural and regional school needs, the two priorities: promoting pedagogic leadership and creating new learning environments, are of particular interest. But how are…
Descriptors: Regional Schools, Rural Schools, Information Technology, Guidelines