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Taking IT online: Building a community of practice as a flexible learning strategy

Evans, Jennifer, White, Barbara and Tutty, Jodi (2004). Taking IT online: Building a community of practice as a flexible learning strategy. In: Cantoni, Lorenzo and McLoughlin, Catherine World Conference on Educational Media, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Lugano, Switzerland, 21-26 June 2004.

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Author Evans, Jennifer
White, Barbara
Tutty, Jodi
Title Taking IT online: Building a community of practice as a flexible learning strategy
Conference Name World Conference on Educational Media, Hypermedia and Telecommunications
Conference Location Lugano, Switzerland
Conference Dates 21-26 June 2004
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004
Editor Cantoni, Lorenzo
McLoughlin, Catherine
Place of Publication Norfolk, VA, United States of America
Publisher Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Publication Year 2004
ISBN 1-880094-53-3   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 4938
End Page 4945
Total Pages 8
Field of Research 1399 - Other Education
0899 - Other Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract This paper describes and analyses an ongoing project to develop a range of online information technology learning materials as part of a flexibly delivered Bachelor of Information Technology. Given the imperative to reach a wider range of potential students and to enhance curriculum and teaching practices, a central question was how to achieve this with limited staff, resources and within a relatively short time frame. This paper argues that forming and developing a professional community of practice played an essential role in the success of the project and its accured benefits for staff, students and the school of IT as a whole.
 
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