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SIGITE/RIIT 2012 » ACM Conference on IT Education/Research » Identifying Measures to Cultivate Teachers’ Competence for Teaching through Personal Learning Environment Conception: A Delphi Study

Identifying Measures to Cultivate Teachers’ Competence for Teaching through Personal Learning Environment Conception: A Delphi Study

  • Personal learning environment (PLE) is a learner centered and controlled environment where learner constructs his knowledge socially and collaboratively with the help of knowledgeable peers, mentors, and teachers. Teacher, being the most knowledgeable stakeholder in this environment, has to develop a strong and multifunctional association between the two: the learner and the PLE. However, in real world scenarios, this is not the case as teachers’ current competencies are not sufficiently developed to provide desired results. A major reason for this inefficiency is the unawareness of the required roles that a teacher has to play in such environment. Our study is aimed at identifying measures to foster teachers’ competence in PLE conceived teaching scenarios. We have used the modified version of policy-Delphi in which we have worked with 34 international experts who are either associated with PLEs in one of the four dimensions: teachers, researchers, designers, or practitioners. These experts reviewed a 10-item teachers’ PLE competency developing measures list, which was developed through an exhaustive literature review. As per Delphi procedure, the consensus on measures list was developed in three rounds. During the process, participants collaboratively modified measures list at length and extended the list from 10 to 16 items. Based on the findings, we argue that institutional support is of prime importance to improve teachers’ PLE competence.

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    SIGITE/RIIT 2012

    Canada , Calgary, Alberta·October 10 - 13, 2012

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