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Duret, Denis; Christley, Rob; Denny, Paul; Senior, Avril – Research in Learning Technology, 2018
Building effective and supportive communities of practice in an asynchronous environment can enable students to learn from each other at their own convenient times without the need to meet for discussing concepts. In an undergraduate course with a large amount of content to learn, working collaboratively to answer practice exam questions can help…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Tests, Drills (Practice)
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Owen, Hazel D. – Research in Learning Technology, 2015
Learning provision, including professional learning, needs to embrace mobility (of knowledge, cultures and contexts--physical and cerebral) to enable education practitioners to interact locally and globally, engage with new literacies, access rich contexts, and to question, co-construct and collaborate. Virtual mentoring, also known as distance,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Professional Development, Communities of Practice
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Cochrane, Thomas; Narayan, Vickel – Research in Learning Technology, 2013
This article evaluates the use of a community of practice model for redesigning a lecturer professional development course investigating the impact of mobile web 2.0 technologies in higher education. The results show a significant change in lecturer conceptions of pedagogy were achieved by this approach. Drawing on our experience of two iterations…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Web 2.0 Technologies, Influence of Technology, Instructional Effectiveness