Working collaboratively on the digital global frontier

Lock, Jennifer V. and Redmond, Petrea (2009) Working collaboratively on the digital global frontier. In: Handbook of research on electronic collaboration and organizational synergy, vol. 1. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey PA, USA, pp. 177-191. ISBN 978-1-60566-106-3

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Abstract

An international online collaborative learning experience was designed and implemented in preservice teacher education classes at the University of Calgary, Canada and the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. The project was designed to give preservice teachers an opportunity to live the experience of being online collaborators investigating real world teaching issues of diversity and inclusivity. Qualitative research was conducted to examine the complexity of the online collaborative experiences of participants. Redmond and Lock’s (2006) flexible online collaborative learning framework was used to explain the design and the implementation of the project. Henri’s (1992) content analysis model for computer-mediated communication was used for the online asynchronous postings and a constant comparative method of data analysis was used in the construction of themes. From the findings, the authors propose recommendations for designing and facilitating collaborative learning on the digital global frontier.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. See the Website location above for details. Print copy unable to be ordered for USQ Library as too expensive 14/1/2009.
Depositing User: Dr Petrea Redmond
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2009 01:43
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive presence; collaboration; community; community of inquiry; learning communities; social presence; teaching presence
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100503 Computer Communications Networks
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4642

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