Engaging the conversation with stakeholders on an expansive definition of e-learning

ID: 20962 Type: Panel
  1. Paul Resta, University of Texas (Austin), United States
  2. Mariana Patru, UNESCO, France
  3. Alain Breuleux, McGill University, Canada
  4. Therese Laferriere, Laval University, Canada
  5. Niki Davis, Iowa State University, United States

Wednesday, March 5 1:15 PM-2:15 PM Location: Royale 8

No presider for this session.

Abstract: The panel session will introduce a new UNESCO book entitled Teacher Development in an E-Learning Age: A Policy and Planning Guide. The international group of panelists includes chapter authors. They will present the four strands that constitute the expansive definition of elearning that is put forward in the book: accessing online resources; online courses and degree programs; blended learning environments; and networked communities. Ways of engaging the conversation with stakeholders (faculties of education/normal schools, policy makers, teacher unions, and others) for deeper understanding of what e-learning is about when it comes to teacher development that takes into account research advances in the fields of educational technology and learning sciences.


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