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ERIC Number: EJ1105372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-0723
Cultivating a Doctoral Community of Inquiry and Practice: Designing and Facilitating Discussion Board Online Learning Communities
Hauser, Linda; Darrow, Rob
Education Leadership Review, v14 n3 p29-46 Oct 2013
This paper presents a promising and powerful approach used to cultivate a doctoral community of inquiry and practice and harness the intelligence, commitment, and energy of all of its members in a blended learning environment. The discussion board online learning community approach was developed to transform a traditional face-to-face doctoral course into a blended learning environment centered in dialogue, inquiry, critical thinking, valuing diversity, collaboration, reflection, and deep and life-long learning. This work benefits instructors and education practitioners who are looking for an effective approach that produces deep learning and develops individual and collective student efficacy and capacity (content, process, and leadership) by creating powerful virtual networks that shift facilitation of discourse and ownership for learning from the instructor to students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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