Designing System Dualities: Characterizing a Web-Supported Professional Development Community

  title={Designing System Dualities: Characterizing a Web-Supported Professional Development Community},
  author={S. Barab and James G. Makinster and R. Scheckler},
  journal={The Information Society},
  pages={237 - 256}
  • S. Barab, James G. Makinster, R. Scheckler
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • The Information Society
  • In this article we focus on the challenges we have encountered in attempting to support the development of an online community of practice for grade 5-12 mathematics and science teachers. Specifically, this project involves the design and evaluation of an electronic knowledge network, the Inquiry Learning Forum (ILF), a web-based professional development system designed to support a community of practice (CoP) of in-service and preservice mathematics and science teachers who are creating… CONTINUE READING
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