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Teacher Participation

The purpose of the teacher participation panel and other teacher-researcher activities at CSCL 2005 is to bridge the research-practice divide that is inhibiting school reform efforts, especially in the field of computer supported collaborative learning. Teachers participating in CSCL are invited to contribute to our dialogue in the following ways:


Teachers as Reporters


Teachers attending CSCL 2005 will be provided with a Web space to report what they are learning to teachers in their home countries and to elicit questions from their colleagues. At end of each day, teachers will type in their impressions, written for other teachers who are accessing these impressions via the web at home.


Teachers as "Idea Catchers"


Teachers will be invited to provide their perspectives on the conference at the closing session, focusing on the applicability of computer supported collaborative projects in classrooms.


Teacher Practice Panel


Applications of computer supported collaborative learning aren’t just a matter of researchers designing information and communications technologies for teacher education. The goal for this teacher-research panel is to understand teachers’ professional development needs in terms of implementing CSCL in classrooms.
Researchers and teachers will explore trends, issues, and challenges in the use of computer supported collaborative learning for teacher development from researchers and teachers’ perspectives.


Submission Process


If you would like to attend CSCL 2005 as a teacher representative, please contact the chairs with information about yourself and comments on how you would like to participate.

If you would like to participate in the panel, please also include a two page description of your classroom practice using Computer supported collaborative learning accompanied by a short video, student work or other multimedia artifacts.