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Building a Sense of Community to Enhance the Mentoring Experience of EdD Faculty in an Online Program Using a Three-Dimensional Productivity and Collaboration Application, Wiggio.
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, , , , Walden University, United States ; , Laureate, United States

AACE Award

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-05-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Mentoring doctoral students in the context of a virtual environment requires faculty to possess subject matter expertise, research skills, and the ability to communicate effectively. In order to support the student consistently and appropriately, faculty also need to be supported. These supports include communities of practice in which faculty engage in academic discourse, share knowledge and resources, and collaborate effectively. This action research project will discuss the use of Wiggio, a Social Collaboration Tool, that was used in facilitating faculty for productive conversations and training while building a sense of community. Research indicated that providing this space for the faculty along with time delimitated, deliberate, and facilitated groups increased a sense of community between faculty (p<0.05).

Citation

Miller, H., Bedford, L., Cook, A., Ingram, M. & Mook, N. (2013). Building a Sense of Community to Enhance the Mentoring Experience of EdD Faculty in an Online Program Using a Three-Dimensional Productivity and Collaboration Application, Wiggio. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2013--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 2403). Las Vegas, NV, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 23, 2020 from .