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DeFrosting Professional Development: Reconceptualising Teaching Using Social Learning Technologies

T Cochrane, V Narayan, D Hawkridge (ed.), K Ng (ed.), S Verjans (ed.)

ALT Association for Learning Technology | Published : 2011


In this paper we discuss the impact of redesigning a lecturer professional development course with the aim of embedding a community of practice model supported by the use of mobile web 2.0 technologies. This approach was based upon a model developed to support thirty mlearning projects between 2006 and 2010, which also informed the institutions’ new elearning strategy developed in 2009. Participating lecturers were brought into the course as participants in an intentional community of practice (COP) investigating the pedagogical application of social learning theories and frameworks, facilitated by the course lecturers who took on the role of technology stewards guiding the COP in the approp..

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