Conference Proceedings

Building global learning communities

Thomas Cochrane, Ilona Buchem, Mar Camacho, Catherine Cronin, Averill Gordon, Helen Keegan

Research in Learning Technology | Association for Learning Technology | Published : 2013


Education is increasingly driven by the economics of scale and research funding within a global ecology. We propose an alternative online open and connected framework (OOC) for building global learning communities using mobile social media, based upon a shared vision. In this paper we explore our experiences of building collaborative global learning communities through developing and sustaining a global community of practice (CoP) of mlearning researchers and practitioners over three years. This has resulted in the development of a framework for utilizing mobile social media to support collaborative curriculum development focused upon redefining pedagogy across international boundaries. The ..

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