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MOOCs for Professional Teacher Development
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. (LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2378-5432
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. (LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9094-4125
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. (LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4333-0371
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 / [ed] M. Searson & M. Ochoa, Chesapeake, VA: AACE , 2014, p. 1580-1586Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A MOOC is a trending concept in education that is disrupting traditional methods oflearning consumption. The emergence and use of MOOCs for professional teacher development isstill uncommon, but on the verge of gaining a foothold. Research regarding MOOCs typicallyfocuses on impacts for higher education and lifelong learning. However, the specific intersection ofMOOCs and professional teacher development is poorly researched. This concept papercontemplates the benefits and drawbacks of using MOOCs for professional teacher developmentand calls for more practical studies and explorative research. This paper also speculates on the basicMOOC design criteria and principles needed to maximize engagement and course completion,which are currently common issues with general MOOCs. The conclusion is that MOOCs can be acost- and resource-effective means to deliver quality education in order to further professionalteacher development. However, possible risks are employers' reluctance to accept MOOCaccreditation as equivalent professional development and the lack of relevant MOOC courses forprofessional development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chesapeake, VA: AACE , 2014. p. 1580-1586
Keywords [en]
MOOC, Professional Teacher Development, Lifelong Learning, WIL, Work-integrated Learning
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AIL
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Pedagogical Work Information Systems
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Work Integrated Learning; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7188ISBN: 978-1-939797-07-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7188DiVA, id: diva2:772469
Conference
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Mar 17, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Available from: 2014-12-17 Created: 2014-12-17 Last updated: 2018-08-12Bibliographically approved

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