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ERIC Number: EJ1036853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
A Community of Practice Model for Introducing Mobile Tablets to University Faculty
Drouin, Michelle; Vartanian, Lesa Rae; Birk, Samantha
Innovative Higher Education, v39 n3 p231-245 Jun 2014
We examined the effectiveness of a community of practice (CoP) model for introducing tablets to 139 faculty members at a higher education institution. Using a CoP within a systems model, we used large- and small-group mentorship to foster collaboration among faculty members. Most faculty members agreed that the project was well organized and activities were useful. In terms of measurable outcomes, many participants had developed plans for or completed scholarly activities related to tablets. Our findings support the use of CoP models to integrate technology within higher education. Additionally, they support such integrations as proof of concept for large, whole-campus technology integrations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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