Embedded experts in online collaborative learning: a case study

Lock, Jennifer and Redmond, Petrea ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9674-1206 (2021) Embedded experts in online collaborative learning: a case study. The Internet and Higher Education, 48:100773. ISSN 1096-7516

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Abstract

The affordance of online communication and collaboration technology provides a forum for preservice teachers, practicing teachers, and teacher educators to engage in authentic discourse where multiple perspectives can be shared. This qualitative case study explores the perceptions and experiences of embedded experts in a global learning community that occurred over a 12 year period. The study was designed using the Online Collaborative Learning Framework developed by the authors in 2006. The goal of the study was to provide a nuanced understanding of embedded experts in online discussion that engage in real world issues related to today’s diverse and digital classrooms. From the thematic analysis of the data, the following three implications emerged: Purposeful selection of technology; orientation and supports for the experts; and design of an organic environment that fosters the development of community including embedded experts.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited din accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2020 23:53
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2020 07:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical discourse; embedded expert; global classroom; online collaboration; online learning
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2020.100773
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40019

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