The theme of this paper is teaching and learning through asynchronous online discussion in higher education several reviews of the literature on asynchronous online discussion have already been published wallace which theories of teaching and learning underpin the work (eg, community of practice, social. Activities online the aim is to expand opportunities for teachers to reflect and collaborate without the usual limitations of time, space, and pace region logo communities 10 b1 selected literature reviews of traditional professional learning communities b-2 tables 1 selected characteristics of online professional learning. Review teacher collaboration: a systematic review katrien vangrieken , filip dochy, elisabeth raes, eva kyndt centre for research on professional available online 22 april 2015 matics (stem) teachers in professional learning communities (plcs), focusing on what happens when teachers work together in plcs. Search on online teaching and learning since 2008, primarily focusing on how theories, practices keywords: online education, online teaching, online learning community, asynchronous learning, cognitive teaching and learning, the range of which included literature reviews prior to 2008 and empirical. This review was conducted by the education alliance at brown university under a subcontract from hezel associates, llc, general evaluation contractor for pbs teacherline, under a us department of education ready to teach grant the content of this review does not necessarily reflect the views of the department of. Despite an increasing research interest and a growing body of literature on teacher learning and plcs since the 1990s in the western world, there is limited literature regarding the development and practices of plcs in the eastern countries much of the existing literature on plcs has originated from and.
Student engagement literature review — student and staff interactions (level and nature of students' contact with teaching staff) — enriching educational experiences (participation in broadening educational activities) — supportive learning environment (feelings of legitimation within the university community. Professional learning communities to maintain a 21st century focus teachers need to be continually learning themselves this means engaging in professional learning communities where educationally challenging discussions and sharing of practice occur the exposure to new ideas and ways of teaching ensures. A review of the literature on the contribution of learning communities to teacher professional development, and the functions and styles of subject leadership provides the theoretical background of the study participant observations and semi-structured interviews were employed as the main instruments for the investigation. The online journal of quality in higher education – april 2015 volume 2, issue 2 keywords: professional learning community, literature review, professional learning development, three models 10 introduction with the development of professional learning communities (plcs) of teachers, scholars have studied.
Pepper raises the question of how subject knowledge might be embedded as part of teachers' professional learning my response is adapted from a small scale literature review conducted a few years ago it is centred around the potential use of the concept of professional learning communities as a. Ongoing learning the evolution of the learning community in the research literature is explored and an in-depth discussion of the characteristics and impact of the learning community on students, teachers, and staff survey conducted by the district staff, the teachers had overwhelmingly indicated online resources 11. Review amy j pilcher, iowa state university, ames, ia the purpose of this literature review is to examine the evolution of online learning over the last several decades online learning is unique in that a much greater share of the burden of success or failure falls on the faculty and their strategies for teaching keywords:.
A recent literature review on the topic of professional learning communities ( plcs) has indicated a need for guidelines regarding the design and implementation within the state of new hampshire who primarily teach online courses or teach some online courses or who want to transition to online teaching environments. This online database contains the full-text of phd dissertations and masters' theses of university of windsor students from 1954 forward these heaton, margot, an examination of the relationship between professional learning community variables and teacher self-efficacy (2013) chapter ii - review of the literature.
Ncsl commissioned an extensive desk study of literature relating to network- based school development programmes in the uk and abroad (kerr, et al nfer, 2003) in education, networked learning communities promote the dissemination of good practice, enhance the professional development of teachers, support.