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Paul Keown

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I have been interested in the potential of online learning communities over many years. I began teaching online at the first opportunity I had - in the mid 1990s - when Waikato University began online teaching as part of the Mixed Media Programme for teacher education. I have always been interest in the idea of democratic dialogue communities and open ended discussion as a powerful teaching method. I have used such methods regularly as a social studies teacher in secondary schools and as a tertiary teacher educator in both pre-service and in-service teaching. I combined these two interests in my PhD study on virtual communities of practice for teacher professional dvelopment and learning completed in 2009.

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  • Tessa Gray

    Kia ora Paul. Was great to see you in the "How are we engaging every learner" webinar on Wednesday, as well as reading your commentary online:-) /event_calendar/view/693221/webinar-how-are-we-engaging-every-learner-sharing-stories-of-effective-practice

    For more e-learning focus, you might like to join us in our parent group, Enabling e-Learning, to be in touch with the cross-section of e-learning activities in the sub-groups [/pg/groups/118255/enabling-elearning/] including our weekly e-learning round-up [/pg/blog/owner/group:118255] and the other e-learning folk in our community:-)

    Looking forward to working with you again online. Ngā mihi nui, nā Tessa.

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