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Not Just a Teacher

Adding to the Mission

November 23rd, 2014 · No Comments · General

As part of the #eNoob team, Urvi Shah provides a very interesting perspective on the mission of the eNewbies such as eLearning Coordinator, Director of Innovation, eLearning coach etc etc, in her blog post on Learn E-nabling: http://www.learnenabling.com/blog/what-is-our-mission/. However, as valuable as this might be given its simplicity, I wonder if it is missing key fundamental elements. Here’s my rework:

comm and trust

In my experience and in some ways supported by research if we look at teacher barriers to technology (Ertmer, 1999), we have to build confidence.I would argue that this is confidence in and with technology. I would all suggest that such confidence cannot exist without good communication in the community with which innovation is attempted and certainly not without trust.

In many ways, I think communication and trust go hand in hand. They compliment each other to foster the basis of growth, risk taking and innovation. Without these in place, we cannot inspire or lead any teacher to improve their practice.

 

Ertmer, P. A. (1999). Addressing first-and second-order barriers to change: Strategies for technology integration. Educational Technology Research and Development, 47(4), 47-61.

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