Last August I sat down to talk with key practitioners and thinkers on use of Web 2.0 and professional development in schools. One of the most interesting people with the greatest scope of experience and insight is Mark Berthelemy, Learning Solutions Architect, Capita Learning and Development. He had some fascinating things to say about the whole process of CPD in schools. The discussion ranged over many topics and his expertise and research in this field is second to none.
Have a listen to the podcast here or play the file at the end of the entry. http://blip.tv/file/get/Learn4life-InterviewWithMarkBerthelemy612.mp3
Links and notes in the program.
Details of Mark’s sites and blogs
“Leading & Coordinating CPD in secondary schools”: contains the conclusions from research into effective CPD as adopted by all the government agencies involved in this area.
Killer apps mentioned
References to the research on cost effectiveness of cohort-based, tutor facilitated distance learning on page 1 of “Distance Learning – social software’s killer app”, Terry Anderson, Athabasca University -