Informal Individual Learning via Virtual Professional Development Chapter uri icon


  • This chapter incudes a discussion of general professional development and online professional development and professional learning. In particular, the authors present information on virtual professional learning from a U.S. federally-funded Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, English Language and Literacy Acquisition Validation (ELLA-V). The grant term used is ELLA-Virsity. The overarching concept for ELLA-Virsity is proposed, and that is massive open online informal individual learning (MOOPIL).

author list (cited authors)

  • Irby, B. J., Sutton-Jones, K. L., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F.

complete list of authors

  • Irby, Beverly J||Sutton-Jones, Kara L||Lara-Alecio, Rafael||Tong, Fuhui

Book Title

  • Professional Development and Workplace Learning

publication date

  • September 2016