Enhancing Professional Development of Educators with Online Learning Community: A Case Study in Indonesia
Graduate Research School
Graduate Research School/Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies
This paper investigates how a professional development of educators in Indonesia can benefit from an Online Learning Community (OLC). The author has implemented an OLC, namely Online Learning Community for Teacher Professional Development (OLC4TPD), in collaboration with the educators in Indonesia and used it to facilitate their professional development activities. Employing Design-based Research as a formative research methodology, the author has applied a number of techniques and tools and built several learning activities to explore different scenarios. The preliminary findings suggest that in addition to technical factors, such as ICT infrastructure, non-technical factors, i.e. leadership and socio-cultural context, are crucial in the growth of OLC and the co-construction of knowledge process in OLC4TPD.