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ERIC Number: EJ1133607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2153-1900
Evaluating Virtual Communities of Practice for Faculty Development
McKenna, Ann F.; Johnson, Amy M.; Yoder, Brian; Chavela Guerra, Rocio C.; Pimmel, Russell
Journal of Faculty Development, v30 n1 p31-39 Jan 2016
Communities of practice, which enable sustained collaboration among fellow practitioners, have potential for advancement of faculty development, but traditionally employ face-to-face meetings with inherent economic and geographical limitations. Our virtual community of practice (VCP) model exposes engineering instructors from across the country to research-based educational practice and engenders enduring community among the participants. This investigation examined the impact of VCP participation on awareness, attitudes, and adoption of research-based educational practice. Results indicated that participation improved the participants' awareness of, attitudes toward, and adoption of research-based educational approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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