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Nurturing Global Collaboration

C Cronin, T Cochrane

Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) | Published : 2014

Abstract

Sustaining innovation and collaboration in teaching and learning beyond short-term projects is difficult. Laurillard (2012) argues that “a 21st century education system needs teachers who work collaboratively to design effective and innovative teaching, and digital technologies are the key to making that work”. Building global communities of practice is one way to approach sustained collaboration. Wenger et al. (2002) identified the nurturing of communities of practice as a critical element in their sustainability, positing social media as a tool for doing this (Wenger, White, & Smith, 2009; Wenger, White, Smith, & Rowe, 2005). With the ubiquity of mobile social media in 2014, we consider co..

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