An analytical review of the literature on onlinePresentation Transcript
An analytical review of the literature on online professional development for teachers and tutors Jane Feener Education 6610
15 sources from 10 peer-reviewed educational technology journals and five educational technology books
The nature of the studies
Purpose of the analysis
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