Online Distance Le...

Online Distance Learning for Teacher Professional Development

Excerpted from the infoDev publication, Using Technology to Train Teachers: Appropriate Uses of ICT for Teacher Professional Development in Developing Countries.

Guiding questions

  • How can the country’s educational system best take advantage of the many international resources in online TPD?
  • Are there educators in the country who are using computers and have the skills to benefit from online TPD courses?
  • Which model—self-directed, online TPD courses, or online TPD communities—is most appropriate for the local situation?


  • Modes of Online TPD
  • Open and Distance Learning
  • Face-to-face vs. Online TPD
  • Self-directed Online TPD
  • Overcoming Challenges in Self-directed Learning:Turhan Alnitemiz
  • Commonwealth Electronic Network for Schools and
  • Online TPD Courses
  • Connect-ED Uganda
  • WIDE World
  • Online TPD Communities
  • iEARN
  • Development vs Recurrent Costs for Online TPD
  • Web Resources

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