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15th Friday 10:25-10:55pm Hall 8b
Teacher Development

Virtually there: engaging teachers in online professional development

Helen Allen,   Mary Whiteside

There is much excitement around digital learning, but online courses often fail to live up to expectations with reports of high drop-out and low success rates.

In this talk, we’ll share our experience of the challenges of designing online courses for teachers, exploring the specific characteristics of online learning and how course design and participant motivation can influence outcomes.