Contributions of professional community to exemplary use of ICT

S. Dexter, Karen R Seashore, R. E. Anderson

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In these six case study sites, the commitment to teachers', individual learning about technology as a support to instruction was very strong and was complemented by technology leadership, support staff and professional development programming dedicated towards this end. This paper describes some conclusions about how the presence of this need to learn and the supportive conditions to do so was reciprocal, or mutually supportive, of the development of professional community around technology use. The professional community deepened and refined the shared vision related to the purposes of instructional technology, and the technology support. The supposition is that effective use of technology and professional community are mutually supportive in that increases in one create conditions for increases in the other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-497
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2002


  • Case study
  • Computer
  • ICT-use
  • Innovation
  • Pedagogy
  • Primary
  • Professional community
  • Schools
  • Secondary
  • Teachers


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