Peter Albion

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The design of teacher education programs, including the preparation of teachers for working with Information and Communication Technology (ICT), requires careful balancing of multiple considerations. Due attention should be given to the characteristics of students, the requirements of education authorities and prospective employers, broader community(More)
Interactive multimedia (IMM) which uses problem-based learning (PBL) as its underlying educational design has been developed for use in teacher education. The methods of evaluation used during the design and development of the materials are described. Although the completed IMM-PBL was clearly multimedia, the degree to which it was a valid implementation of(More)
Previous research has identified graduating teachers' dispositions towards teaching with Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as a significant issue for teacher preparation programs. Both increased community access to ICTs and changes to the teacher preparation program may have affected those dispositions in recent years. Although it is not(More)
Teachers in the 21st century are facing new challenges as a result of the expanding possibilities of ICT integration in every aspect of the school milieu. Studies have shown the potential of teacher professional development (TPD) that is tailored to local conditions as well as global components and takes advantage of mutual support among teachers, as well(More)
Compared to earlier forms of distance education online education is characterised by increased opportunities for productive interaction of learners with content, instructors and peers. Although online courses typically include discussion spaces for interaction, relatively little has been published about what motivates students to participate in the(More)
This article introduces the main outcomes of discussions at EDUsummIT 2011 by the specific Technical Working Group on Teacher Professional Development (TWG3). The focus was to explore how professional development of teachers may ensure that teachers are better prepared to use information and communication technology (ICT) to promote 21st century learning.(More)
HAL is a multidisciplinary open access archive for the deposit and dissemination of scientific research documents, whether they are published or not. The documents may come from teaching and research institutions in France or abroad, or from public or private research centers. L'archive ouverte pluridisciplinaire HAL, est destinée au dépôt età la diffusion(More)