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Volume 2 Issue 1

June 2015

Are Blogs Paving the Way for Collaborative Professional Development of English Teachers in India?
Ms. Atiya Khan, 
M.Ed. Researcher, 
Department of Education, 
RMIT University, 
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Abstract
The most crucial requirement in effective teaching of English is the English teacher, but the teaching competency of English language teachers in several schools of India is inadequate. Consequently, professional development is one major area which needs significant changes if quality English teachers are to become available in India. This paper presents the qualitative findings of a two-year research study at RMIT University, to investigate a blog-based collaborative model of ICT professional development, with 32 English teachers from three private English-medium schools in the Mumbai region of India. The study was conducted to examine whether this model could facilitate ICT professional development of English teachers in Mumbai through Web 2.0-based social learning.
Keywords
English Teachers; Professional Development; Web 2.0; Blog; Collaborative Social Learning.
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