Bridging the Instructional Designers and Lecturers in Technology Education: A Framework for Cultivating a Community of Practice

Bridging the Instructional Designers and Lecturers in Technology Education: A Framework for Cultivating a Community of Practice

Samuel Ng Hong Kok (Institute of Technical Education, Singapore), Tang Buay Choo (Institute of Technical Education, Singapore) and Myint Swe Khine (University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-322-7.ch011
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Abstract

This chapter examines an initiative to create educational technology (ET) Champions and leaders within a higher education institution in Singapore. It examines how the concept of communities of practice was applied to an initiative for transforming teaching and learning through educational technology. Instructional designers coached ET Champions in the principles of creating learning objects who later returned to their respective colleges to work with other lecturers. ET Champions progressed through five stages, which included peripheral, legitimate, core, strategic and transformational membership. Each stage required support and guidance within the community.

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