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Abstract

This paper describes a model for a virtual community of practice (VCP) to support faculty efforts to adopt research-based instructional strategies. The VCP was built on published recommendations for successful faculty development programs. The two leaders had expertise in the technical focus areas of chemical engineering and material science, as well as in engineering pedagogy. The participants were were full-time faculty members with a range of teaching experience and pedagogical expertise. Workshops were held using Internet conferencing software: The first 8 weekly workshops provided training in research-based pedagogy, and the second 8 biweekly workshops supported faculty efforts to implement chosen strategies in their courses. Significant improvement was measured via pre/post survey in the areas of familiarity and use of research-based pedagogy, as well as in perceived student motivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages845-848
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479944378
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2014 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Dec 3 2014Dec 6 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2014 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2014

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2014
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period12/3/1412/6/14

Keywords

  • community of practice
  • instructional practice
  • online training
  • research-based pedagogy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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