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Faculty, Community, Information Sharing, and Professional Support in the Age of Facebook
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, University of Arizona, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This paper offers a discussion of communities of practice (CoPs), and the potential for their development on Facebook as a particular social media site. This study is an interpretive interrogation into how Facebook posts among professionals working in academe (grant writers, higher education instructors, university faculty) exhibit theoretical constructs of CoPs. Focusing on how theorized elements of CoPs appear in professional talk on Facebook, this study thus addresses the following research question: How do the posts of academic professionals on Facebook exhibit the character of CoPs? Concluding reflections and considerations of the findings are offered.

Citation

Brooks, C. (2014). Faculty, Community, Information Sharing, and Professional Support in the Age of Facebook. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 722-726). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 27, 2023 from .

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