Using the Internet for professional development
Farren, Margaret (1998) Using the Internet for professional development. In: 3rd European Conference on Integrating ICT in the Curriculum, 1998, Dublin City University, Ireland.
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This paper reports on a short course that used the Internet in the context of a professional peer group learning environment. The course made use of the WebCT conferencing system. This system allows messages to be kept in a central location. As it is asynchronous, a receiver can read a message and respond to it at a time convenient to them. Extracts from different forums are presented that provide examples of the types of communication that took place and participants perceived advantages and disadvantages of online communication.
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