Nurturing global collaboration and networked learning in higher education

Cronin, Catherine and Cochrane, Thomas and Gordon, Averill (2016) Nurturing global collaboration and networked learning in higher education. Research in Learning Technology, 24.

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Abstract

We consider the principles of communities of practice 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 paper explores the interplay of collaboration and cooperation, communities of practice 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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: communities of practice; networked learning; collaboration; cooperation; social media; mobile social media
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Depositing User: Catherine Cronin
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 15:51
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 15:51
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/4031

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