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The Research, Development and Evaluation of a Prototype Online Community for Educators (Educators: IT co-ordinators within the Dublin Inner-City Schools Computerisation Project)

Barry, Aisling (2003) The Research, Development and Evaluation of a Prototype Online Community for Educators (Educators: IT co-ordinators within the Dublin Inner-City Schools Computerisation Project). Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was the establishment of a prototype online community aimed at supplementing the work carried out within the DISC project. The Dublin Inner-City Schools Computerisation Project (DISC) provides support, information and training on a variety of related topics to 38 inner-city schools. Although this study primarily focuses on the needs of DISC teachers, specifically IT co-ordinators, similarities can be drawn with the needs of other schools and teachers throughout Ireland.

WebCT was the chosen electronic environment in which the DISC e-community was developed. An overview of best practice in online community building guided the methods used to conduct this research. Data gathered from an in depth survey, combined with a number of other methods used to elicit user needs, shaped the design and development of an online prototype. Initial feedback and experiences of the development process was then used to shape a future plan for a sustainable and scalable online community for the DISC project.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: School of Computing > Graduate Diploma in Computing in eLearning
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2010 17:07
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 12:37
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/61

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