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Pushing the Boundary: Building a Community of Inquiry and Practice

, Fort Hays State University - CTELT, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Abstract: Technology has changed the way how people communicate, teach, learn, and live. This change has also changed the traditional definition of a community that is primarily relied on geographical locations. The current researches as well as the theories such as situated cognition and social constructivism support a community of inquiry and practice. To foster a community of inquiry and practice, the staff in the Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning Technology at Fort Hays State University has tried different strategies to foster a culture of sharing among faculty: group-based training and sharing, individualized consultation and support, and Web-based training and support. While sharing our strategies for the professional development, we are challenged and inspired to look for new models for the professional development in the future.


Wang, H. (2006). Pushing the Boundary: Building a Community of Inquiry and Practice. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 373-378). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 23, 2019 from .


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