Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

Identifying measures to foster teachers' competence for personal learning environment conceived teaching scenarios: a Delphi study

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Faculty of Computer Sciences (FCS)


Department of Computer Science

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Conference Paper

Publication Date


Conference Name

SIGITE ' 12: ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference

Conference Location

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Conference Dates

11-13 October 2012


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Abstract / Description

Personal learning environment (PLE) is a learner centered and controlled environment where learner constructs knowledge socially and collaboratively with the help of knowledgeable peers, mentors, and teachers. Teacher, being the most knowledgeable other in this environment, has to develop a strong and multifunctional association between the learner and the PLE. However, in real world scenarios, this is not the case as teachers' current competencies are not sufficiently developed to provide desired results. A major reason for this inefficiency is the unawareness of the required roles that a teacher has to play in such environments. Our study is aimed at identifying measures to foster teachers' competence in PLE conceived teaching scenarios. We used the modified version of policy-Delphi in which we worked with 34 international experts who are either associated with PLEs in one of the four dimensions: teachers, researchers, designers, or practitioners. These experts reviewed a 10-item teachers' PLE competency developing measures list, which we developed through an exhaustive literature review. As per Delphi procedure, the consensus on measures list was achieved in three rounds. During the process, participants collaboratively modified measures list at length and extended list from 10 items to 16 items. Based on the findings, we argue that institutional support is of prime importance to improve teachers' PLE competence.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Shaikh, Z. A., & Khoja, S. A. (2012, October). Identifying measures to foster teachers' competence for personal learning environment conceived teaching scenarios: A Delphi study. In Proceedings of the 13th annual conference on Information technology education (pp. 127-132).