Disseminating Tellnet results to academic audience in ICWL 2011
August 23, 2011 9:31 AM
The Tellnet project is under the umbrella of the Key Activity 4 'Dissemination and Exploitation of Results' that
aims at "effective exploitation of the results of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)...to ensure that the results of the LLP are appropriately recognised, demonstrated and implemented on a wide scale."
As part of the internal Quality Assurance, it is important that the Tellnet project seeks validation from external experts for the suitability of its theoretical models, methodologies, result chaining, etc.
Along these lines, the consortium has prepared a full peer-reviewed conference paper that will be presented in the International Conference of Web-based Learning 2011 later this year.
Abstract. In this paper we first investigate how eTwinning and national and local teachers’ professional development schemes interact. eTwinning is the community for schools in Europe that promotes teacher and school collaboration through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) under the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. The eTwinning Portal hosts more than 137,000 teachers who interact with each other on the European-scale. Second, using this authentic data, we discuss how novel research methods such as Social Network Analysis, information visualisation techniques and future scenario forecasting are used to study eTwinning in the Tellnet-project aiming to sustain and support dynamic teacher networks as a platform for formal and informal teachers’ professional development in the future.
Adriana Berlanga from the OUNL presented the paper in the conference. The digital version of the Springer proceedings is also now made available on-line! A draft of this Full paper is available for consultation.