Making a mesh of it: A STELLAR approach to teacher professional development

Sharon J. Derry, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Anandi Nagarajan, Ellina Chernobilsky, Joan Feltovich, Brad Halfpap

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

Abstract

We propose a model for Internet learning grounded in a theoretical analysis of transfer and embodied within a general tool called STELLAR (Socio-Technical Environment for Learning and Learning-Activity Research). STELLAR supports creation and management of online courses that systematically integrate collaborative design with study of text and video. The objective of STELLAR is to help learners develop "meshed" cognitive representations that support transfer of course knowledge to professional practice. Using STELLAR, we created experimental online courses in the learning sciences for pre-service teachers. Our research produced substantial evidence supporting our approach and a body of empirically tested online materials and collaborative activities for teacher education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005
Pages105-114
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2005
EventInternational Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: May 30 2005Jun 4 2005

Publication series

NameComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period05/30/0506/4/05

Keywords

  • Design-based learning
  • Instructional design
  • Online learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Teacher education
  • Transfer
  • Video cases

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Making a mesh of it: A STELLAR approach to teacher professional development'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this