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Keywords

Teachers--Training of--Computer network resources; School employees; Internet in education;

Abstract

Due to unprecedented pressure to improve teaching practices and student achievement, professional development has become the focus of much scrutiny. This paper reviews twenty-six peer-reviewed journal articles that discuss the effects of integrating social technologies in professional development activities. The review examines the traits of effective professional development, the ways social technologies are being incorporated into professional development, the impact of this integration, and what problems may arise using social technology. Final discussions indicate that social technologies have great potential to encourage collaboration and professional growth. Further research is needed, however, to determine if using social technologies in professional development will improve student achievement.

Year of Submission

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh E. Zeitz

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Date Original

2012

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 34 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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