Webheads in Action
A Community of Practice Scaffolding Multiliteracies Skills in Teacher Professional Development
Keywords:online collaboration, community of practice, Internet, Web 2.0, personal learning networks, webheads, multiliteracies, teacher development, professional development
Webheads in Action is an online community of practice (CoP) comprising teachers and learners who, for well over a decade now, have engaged one another in frequent collaboration serving to enhance the learning and knowledge of all concerned. This is achieved through constant exchange of ideas not only about teaching but also on the use of the Internet to provide opportunities for learning through appropriate application of freely available Web 2.0 tools in personal learning networks (PLNs). This article introduces Webheads as a CoP and provides specific examples of how participants scaffold each other’s teaching of writing and development of multiliteracies skills.
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