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favorites Educators Forming a Virtual Community of Practice: Who is Microblogging and Why? (Table 3)

[Listen and Learn : Research Paper]
Monday, June 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
PCC 122A, Table 3
favoritesCynthia ClarkfavoritesBrenda Pearson

Many educators today interact virtually within microblogging communities. The focus of this paper was a study investigating whether communities of practice were able to form and whether meaningful learning occurred within these environments. Metrics incorporated Jonassesn's and Howland's meaningful learning construct (2003) and Wenger's three domains of communities of practice. Recommended by ISTE’s Teacher Education Network

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Skill level: Beginner
Device requirements: Participant devices not needed
Focus: Professional Learning
Topic: Teacher Education
Grade level: Community College/University
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
Teachers : Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership


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favorites Cynthia Clark, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

I am a full time doctoral student enrolled in the Teaching and Learning Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Arriving at this juncture of my life was rather circuitous – taking me through banking, engineering, and teaching. My love of science led me to become a teacher, with the hopes of inspiring students to pursue employment in the STEM fields. Teaching led to an awareness of the importance of technology for effective learning. I believe that one day the use of technology in the classroom and teacher professional development will be seamless, an expected part of the experience.

favorites Brenda Pearson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas