New publication to help teachers examine implications of online education

March 5, 2003

“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.

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