n South African Journal of Higher Education - Innovative teacher education and interactive technology support




This article reports on core aspects of a comprehensive, collaborative pilot research project aimed at empowering a community by facilitating a culture of lifelong learning. The research was designed to <BR>. explore the role of telecommunications as an enabling factor in the development of a required network infrastructure, <BR>. establish a self sustainable computer laboratory in a community centre situated in a deep rural area in order to explore computer supported co-operative learning (CSCL), and <BR>. implement the triple-I-continuum teacher education model (IIIC) in which the role of interactive television communications features to facilitate in-service teacher education support. <BR>The research findings support a model for an innovative teacher education programme that involves the use of information technology and interactive television.


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