Here’s a research map for the #icollab community of practice so far: Click image to view map
Our paper for the ALT-C2013 Conference was one of 6 research papers published in the Research in Learning Technology Journal (RLT):
“Education is increasingly driven by the economics of scale and research funding within a global ecology. We propose an alternative online open and connected framework (OOC) for building global learning communities using mobile social media, based upon a shared vision. In this paper we explore our experiences of building collaborative global learning communities through developing and sustaining a global community of practice (CoP) of mlearning researchers and practitioners over three years. This has resulted in the development of a framework for utilizing mobile social media to support collaborative curriculum development focused upon redefining pedagogy across international boundaries. The framework is informed by a critique of the reified activity of the CoP, including the development of student-generated mobile social media projects that have been used to broker collaboration across six different educational contexts around the globe.”
Cochrane, T., Buchem, I., Camacho, M., Cronin, C., Gordon, A., & Keegan, H. (2013). Building global learning communities. Research in Learning Technology, 21(ALT-C 2013 Conference Proceedings – Building new cultures of learning).
- RLT research paper: http://www.researchinlearningtechnology.net/index.php/rlt/article/view/21955
- ALTC2013 Conference presentation page http://altc2013.alt.ac.uk/sessions/building-global-learning-communities-351/
- Presentation slides: http://bit.ly/17935RB
- Summary of ALTC2013 via Storify: http://storify.com/thomcochrane/alt-c2013
- Photos of ALTC2013 and EC-TEL13
ALTC2013 also resulted in Dr Sarah Howard from the University of Wollongong in Australia joining the iCollab COP, followed by Bernie Goldbach from Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland – Welcome!
Tomorrow is our last class session of CT231 for 2012-13 with 6 Ignite presentations scheduled — looking forward to it! (There will be an opportunity next week for students who have had to postpone their presentations to deliver them — this has been scheduled outside of class time.) We’ve covered a lot this year…
Many of these terms may have seemed unclear or irrelevant last September, but hopefully you feel much more confident now about your research skills, your communication skills (writing and presenting) and — as many of you wrote in your social media reflections — your digital identity and use of social media, especially for learning.
Working with you all this year has been an absolute pleasure and a great learning experience. Exploring concepts both established (academic writing skills, referencing) and emerging (digital identity, privacy, social networks for learning), your ideas and your questions have helped me to…
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Over the coming weeks, CT231 students will have the opportunity to collaborate with students in Spain (Barcelona), Germany (Berlin), New Zealand (Auckland) and the UK (Salford) on the iCollaborate or #icollab project. Our class will be bringing Ireland into #icollab for the first time.
The project, now in its third year, is described by Helen Keegan as “a community of practice where… students work together on creative social tech projects that cross disciplines, levels, time and space.” Coordinating a project with students in 5 countries, crossing 12 time zones, and working in different terms has its challenges. But the project coordinators decided at the start to view these differences as an asset. Students in each location share their work and students in other locations can engage and connect — sometimes immediately, sometimes later that day, sometimes much later. As Helen Keegan describes:
“We’re now looking at the ‘tag-team model’…
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Over the coming weeks, 2nd year Computer Science & IT students at NUI Galway will have the opportunity to collaborate with students in Spain (Barcelona), Germany (Berlin), New Zealand (Auckland) and the UK (Salford) on the iCollaborate or #icollab project. The project, now in its third year, is described by Helen Keegan as “a community of practice where… students work together on creative social tech projects that cross disciplines, levels, time and space.” I’m delighted to be joining Helen, Mar Camacho, Ilona Buchem, Thom Cochran and Averill Gordon — and our students — in participating in #icollab. Our CT231 class at NUI Galway will be bringing Ireland into #icollab for the first time.
Coordinating a project with students in 5 countries, crossing 12 time zones, and working in different terms has its challenges. But the project coordinators decided at the start to view these differences as an…
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