BET K-12 (Brasilian eLearning Teacher training K-12)
Head of project at USI: Lorenzo Cantoni
Starting date: 1 Ottobre 2005
Duration: 36 months
- Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione
- FNS, Programmi di cooperazione internazionale
This project aims at studying the impact of eLearning in Primary School Teacher Training in Brazil, assessing its possible applications and advantages, as well as success conditions and shortcomings. It will add a piece to the international research on the very crucial issue of teacher training in developing countries which face shortages of teachers and large numbers of underqualified teachers, exploring possibilities and drawbacks of eLearning applications. The research will involve three main areas:
1. The issue of access to ICTs: which involves technical, economic, sociological and psychological factors influencing persons┐ opportunities to use the technologies.
2. The issue of quality: how is it possible to implement an effective and efficient eLearning program for primary teachers in disadvantaged Brazilian areas (State of Bahia)?
3. The issue of impact: the readiness of Brazilian primary teachers to use eLearning in their training, and their adoption patterns.
- Fanni F., Rega I., Tardini S., Cantoni L. (2010). Using Self-Efficacy to Measure a Technology Enhanced Teacher Training Curriculum for Primary. International Conference on Elearning for all (LEAFA 2010).
- Cantoni L., Fanni F., Rega I., Tardini S. (2009). Fostering Digital Literacy of Primary Teachers in Community Schools: The BET K-12 Experience in Salvador de Bahia. In S. Marshall, W. Kinuthia & W. Taylor(eds.), Bridging the Knowledge Divide. Educational Technology for Development, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte (NC), pp. 415-433.
- Cantoni L., Tardini S., Rega I., Fanni F. (2007). Teacher and Computer Self-Efficacy in Brazilian Community Schools. in Craig Montgomerie & Jane Seale (eds), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007, AACE, Norfolk, pp. 22-28.
- Cantoni L., Fanni F., Rega I., Schettino P., Tardini S. (2006). Localization of blended courses in Salvador de Bahia: A localization case study. A path for integrating national cultural dimensions and social frameworks. F. Sudweeks, H. Hrachovec & Ch. Ess (eds), Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2006 - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on CATAC, pp. 202-216.
- Rega I., Cantoni L., Tardini S., Olivatto B.., Nery F.., Marques O.., Fanni F. (2006). What do Brazilian teachers in disadvantaged schools think of ICT?. Proceedings of The Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF4), Ocho Rios, Jamaica, 30 October ┐ 3 November 2006