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ERIC Number: EJ845036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0318-9090
Mobilizing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Technology-Enhanced Professional Development
Buzza, Dawn; Bringelson, Liwana; Eaton, Chris; Campbell, Sandra Loucks; Degutis, Vic; Bookan, Koorus
Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, v32 n2 p147-163 Fall 2006
Technology-enhanced knowledge mobilization can be extremely useful for helping practicing professionals keep abreast of research and development efforts in their field. The initiative described in this paper encourages collaboration among university and community partners to effectively use online learning and communications technology for professional and staff development for multiple types of professional communities. We are engaged in pilot projects with two parallel professional communities within the health care sector (optometric training and practice) and the public education sector (school boards). While these communities differ in both their professional relationships and their learning needs, their variability allows us to design and test the technical, social, and instructional requirements of a generic strategy for using technology for effective knowledge mobilization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada