Nurturing Collaborative Networks of Mobile Learning Researchers and Practitioners
Thomas Cochrane, Vickel Narayan, Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT), Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
IJMBL Volume 10, Number 4, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global
In this article, we present the development of a framework for supporting and facilitating collaborative networks of reflective practice using mobile social media. Developed throughout a two-year collaborative mobile learning project #NPF14LMD, the framework has subsequently been used to support two wider international networks of mobile learning researchers and practitioners. The #NPF14LMD project was a national project comprised of three universities and three polytechnics across New Zealand. One of the goals of the #NPF14LMD project was to create a collaborative network of practice across the six institutions participating in the project. The network provided a support and communication structure linking the six institutional communities of practice, enabling sharing of their experiences and a sense of belonging to a wider national and international community. This article outlines the use of mobile social media to facilitate the #NPF14LMD network, and the subsequent application of this framework to support two international networks.
Cochrane, T. & Narayan, V. (2018). Nurturing Collaborative Networks of Mobile Learning Researchers and Practitioners. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 10(4), 73-92. IGI Global.