Courtney Glazer, Ph.D.

Enthusiasm for classroom experimentation gathers momentum and direction cumulatively, like a train rushing downhill without obstacle (Rosenholtz 1991).

Design of a Real Time Network for Teacher Collaboration

Among the issues facing k-12 teachers today, isolation and a lack of integrated professional development are two of the most common. Additionally, as the organizational constraints of a traditional school serve to sustain the image of teacher as independent artisan, research on teaching and learning strives to change this image to teacher as active member of a community of practice. To address this I have designed an easy to use interface for a network of whiteboards to connect every classroom in a school. Through this design, teacher professional development activities will be situated in each teacher's everyday activities. The design will also take advantage of the modes of multitasking and communication that teachers have been using for years.

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© 1999 Courtney S. Glazer
Stanford University
Learning, Design, and Technology
Master's Project