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Moving Mobile Mainstream: Using Communities of Practice to Develop Educational Technology Literacy in Tertiary Academics

T Cochrane, A Norman (ed.), J Pearce (ed.)

University of Melbourne, Parkville Victoria 3010, Australia | Published : 2007


A case study of how a communities of practice (COP) model (Wenger et al., 2002) transformed a group of IT phobic tertiary academics (Cochrane, 2006a) into educational technology evangelists (Cochrane, 2006b). How the ‘technology steward’ (Wenger et al., 2005) guided the group in an investigation of the educational potential of various social software (web2) and elearning and mobile technologies (Cochrane et al., 2006b). And the culmination of the COP in a two hour workshop presentation (Cochrane et al., 2006a) by the group on their journey and outcomes (Cochrane et al., 2006c). Finally, how the model is now being used on an institution-wide basis for developing educational technology literac..

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