In an era of limited resources across educational sectors, academics associated with faculties of education are under increasing pressure to find innovative ways to support their teaching and research activities, - activities with which collaboration and interaction with pre-service teachers, practicing teachers and fellow academics is crucial. As such, developing a sustained community that involves such representative members is paramount for academics. A team at the University of Wollongong has initiated this concept through research and development of the 'ActiveHealth' learning community for physical and health educators. Whilst it is envisaged that such a project will take time to establish, a number of priority areas have been identified. One such area is a mechanism to develop and share physical and health education teaching and learning resources. This paper outlines the development of the ActiveHealth community and its supporting database-driven Web site, which has been developed using WebObjects, to provide support for teachers and students through communication with university lecturers, practicing teachers and critical friends.
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