New publication to help teachers examine implications of online education
“This publication is intended to assist teachers to critically examine
the claims for online education in the context of their own classrooms and
profession”, says CTF President Doug Willard. It provides an overview of
issues related to equity, socialization, privatization, technology costs and
the implications of online education for teachers’ work and professionalism.
It also offers useful guidelines to inform policy development, classroom
practice, collective bargaining and general thinking about technology
implementation in our schools. These guideposts are intended to help teachers
and other educators as well as policy-makers navigate the largely uncharted
‘virtual waters’ of online education.