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ERIC Number: EJ876872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2454
Building Learning Communities to Increase Faculty and Preservice Teacher Use of Technology
Borthwick, Arlene C.; Pierson, Melissa E.; Anderson, Cindy L.; Morris, Joyce L.; Lathem, Sandra A.; Parker, Holly Buckland
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v21 n1 p23-32 Fall 2004
Effective learning communities connect members so that they can share knowledge and experience. This article examines the process and outcomes of building learning communities to increase faculty and preservice teacher use of technology through PT[superscript 3] funding at three institutions: National-Louis University, the University of Houston, and the University of Vermont. Strategies implemented as well as achievements and challenges for each project are outlined. Recommendations include reinforcing common goals and mutual benefits, connecting distant community members through online communication, dynamic configurations for networking, and incentives for faculty participation. Successful learning communities require nurturing to reduce isolation through improved communication and active participation. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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