ERIC Number: EJ1093936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Nurturing Global Collaboration and Networked Learning in Higher Education
Cronin, Catherine; Cochrane, Thomas; Gordon, Averill
Research in Learning Technology, v24 2016
We consider the principles of communities of practice (CoP) and networked learning in higher education, illustrated with a case study. iCollab has grown from an international community of practice connecting students and lecturers in seven modules across seven higher education institutions in six countries, to a global network supporting the exploration and evaluation of mobile web tools to engage in participatory curriculum development and supporting students in developing international collaboration and cooperation skills. This article explores the interplay of collaboration and cooperation, CoP and networked learning; describes how this interplay has operated in iCollab; and highlights opportunities and challenges of learning, teaching and interacting with students in networked publics in higher education.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Higher Education, Case Studies, College Students, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Networks, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Media, Cooperation, Internet, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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