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Communities of Practice and Technology Facilitated Learning: An Ulster Business School Project

Carruthers, Clare, Farley, Heather, McLean, Chris, McMahon-Beattie, Una, McPeake, Steve, Scott-McAteer, Claire, Patton, Ronnie and Wightman, Christine (2014) Communities of Practice and Technology Facilitated Learning: An Ulster Business School Project. In: Association of Business Schools (ABS) Annual Learning & Teaching Conference, University of Aston, Birmingham. University of Aston. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

The concept of sharing practice and knowledge through the development of effective Communities of Practice (CoP) is gaining ground in the HE arena, focusing on the ability of a community to “cultivate organisational knowledge” (Puspitasari and Numao, 2012: no page cited). In the last number of years, such an informal community has evolved in the Ulster Business School, in relation to the uptake and adoption of technology facilitated learning (TFL). This project seeks to galvanise that progress and further develop the community for the benefit of staff and students alike. This project aims to share elements of good practice between colleagues and to encourage the wider embedding of such across courses through the development of a more formal CoP, building on the existing informal activity. Treleaven et al note specifically the role of CoPs in disseminating innovative HE approaches in their ability to “seed activities” (2012: 747). It is intended that this will be achieved through the development of case studies, guides and wikis and through the mentoring of staff.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Management and Leadership
Ulster Business School > Department of International Business
Ulster Business School > Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Ulster Business School > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Ulster Business School > Department of Business and Enterprise
Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:29512
Deposited By: Professor Una McMahon-Beattie
Deposited On:28 May 2014 07:34
Last Modified:28 May 2014 07:34

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