ERIC Number: EJ746070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Reference Count: 50
Building Trust and Shared Knowledge in Communities of E-Learning Practice: Collaborative Leadership in the JISC eLISA and CAMEL Lifelong Learning Projects
Jameson, Jill; Ferrell, Gill; Kelly, Jacquie; Walker, Simon; Ryan, Malcolm
British Journal of Educational Technology, v37 n6 p949-967 Nov 2006
Trust and collective learning are useful features that are enabled by effective collaborative leadership of e-learning projects across higher and further education (HE/FE) institutions promoting lifelong learning. These features contribute effectively to the development of design for learning in communities of e-learning practice. For this, reflexivity, good leadership and the capacity to engage in innovation is crucial to team performance. This paper outlines a serendipitously useful combination of innovative models of collaboration emerging from two 2005-06 UK e-learning pilots: the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) e-Learning Independent Study Award (eLISA) and JISC infoNet Collaborative Approaches to the Management of e-Learning (CAMEL) projects. The JISC-funded eLISA Distributed e-Learning (DeL) project set up a collaborative partnership among teachers to try out LAMS and Moodle using study skills in e-learning. Simultaneously, the JISC infoNet CAMEL project developed a model of collaborative approaches to e-learning leadership and management across four UK HE/FE institutions. This paper proposes two new theoretical collaborative team leadership and operational models for e-learning projects, including indices of trust, reflexivity and shared procedural knowledge, recommending that these models are further developed in future communities of e-learning practice in institutions promoting lifelong learning.
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Internet, Computer Assisted Instruction, Program Development, Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology), Pilot Projects, Leadership Effectiveness, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Study Skills, Teacher Collaboration, Collegiality
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom