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Nurturing Collaborative Networks of Mobile Learning Researchers and Practitioners

, , 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. Retrieved December 9, 2022 from .