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Herrington, A. J., Herrington, J. A., Hoban, G. & Reid, D. (2006). Transfer of online professional learning to teachers' classroom practice: an analysis of eight cases. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2006: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1383-1389). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).


Professional learning is an important process in enabling teachers to update their pedagogical knowledge and practices. The use of online technologies to support professional learning has a number of benefits in terms of flexibility and scalability. However, it is not clear how well the approach impacts on teachers’ classroom practices. This paper outlines a research study conducted on behalf of a state-based Department of Education to evaluate the transfer of professional learning from online modules about the integration of ICT to the practices of K-12 classroom teachers.

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