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Exploring Faculty Learning Communities: Building Connections among Teaching, Learning, and Technology

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IJTLHE Volume 20, Number 1, ISSN 1812-9129


Faculty learning communities (FLCs) provide their members with both information and support as they move toward utilizing digital technology tools, learn new skills, and share meaningful instructional practices. This paper emerges from the initial year of an FLC established in a large urban research university with a focus on integrating digital technology and instruction. Key aspects of an FLC are addressed, including the effectiveness of the FLC in reshaping the nature of member's engagement in the academy, the challenges and opportunities of creating an FLC, and the power of FLCs to enhance the way faculty learn about technology.


Nugent, J.S., Reardon, R.M., Smith, F.G., Rhodes, J.A., Zander, M.J. & Carter, T.J. (2008). Exploring Faculty Learning Communities: Building Connections among Teaching, Learning, and Technology. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20(1), 51-58. Retrieved April 19, 2019 from .

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