TERC Introduces New Book on Cyber-Enabled Learning

April 8, 2009



CAMBRIDGE, MA“There’s a lot to be learned from these insightful reflections from pioneers about designing and operating online learning communities for mathematics and science educators—as they look ‘behind the scenes’ at the human intuitions, decisions, social actions, and redesigns that have kept these communities in productive motion.”

- Roy Pea, Stanford University, on Creating and Sustaining Online Professional Communities

TERC’s directors of CSR, Joni Falk and Brian Drayton, have co-edited Creating and Sustaining Online Professional Communities with contributions from TERC staff members Susan Doubler, Jon Obuchowski, and Andee Rubin. This volume on cyber-enabled learning is written by educators, for educators, and illuminates the essential framework behind the development, design, and maintenance of successful online communities for professional development.

Contributors address the practicalities of using web tools and technologies to create cyber networks, covering topics including content selection, site creation and management, administrative structuring, facilitating discourse and developing online leadership. In addition, contributors review pedagogical research from the last three decades to propose how professional learning can take place online, particularly for math and science educators.

Creating and Sustaining Online Professional Communities is available for purchase through the Teachers College Press. To purchase, click here.