n South African Computer Journal - Online Continuing Professional Development : tensions impacting on the reflective use of a mathematics-friendly forum environment
|Article Title||Online Continuing Professional Development : tensions impacting on the reflective use of a mathematics-friendly forum environment|
|© Publisher:||South African Computer Society (SAICSIT)|
|Journal||South African Computer Journal|
|Author||T.M. Van der Merwe and A.J. Van der Merwe|
|Publication Date||Dec 2008|
|Pages||59 - 67|
|Keyword(s)||Mathematics-friendly forum and Online Continuous Professional Development|
The Internet seems full of potential as a catalyst for the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of geographically dispersed teachers. Having developed a mathematics-friendly online discussion forum environment, we investigated the personal and situational tensions that impacted on the use of this forum environment as a reflective tool for the CPD of advantaged and disadvantaged mathematics teachers in the South Africa context of disparities. Using elements of Grounded Theory and Activity Theory in a Case study approach, the research identified various tensions that impacted on the use of the environment.
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