Building Virtual Communities of Practice for Distance Educators by M. Aaron BondBuilding Virtual Communities of Practice for Distance Educators by M. Aaron Bond

Building Virtual Communities of Practice for Distance Educators

byM. Aaron Bond, Barbara B. Lockee

Paperback | May 27, 2014

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As colleges, universities and other learning institutions explore teaching and learning through online environments, online communities of practice may provide solutions to organizational and professional development needs. The purpose of this book is to develop a set of guidelines for creating a virtual community of practice for faculty teaching at a distance that can easily be implemented by faculty development professionals. Designing a virtual community of practice can be operationalized using the ADDIE model to guide the process. Based on an instructional systems design process, the ADDIE model emphasizes the five core elements of the instructional systems design process: analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate; often it serves as a project management tool or to provide a visual aid for organization of relevant tasks.
Dr. M. Aaron Bond currently serves as the Director for Learning Design and Development for Networked Learning Design and Strategies (NLDS) at Virginia Tech.? He has worked in the field of instructional technology, distance education, and professional development for more than 15 years. He has an earned A.A.S. from Virginia Western Comm...
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Title:Building Virtual Communities of Practice for Distance EducatorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:75 pagesPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Springer International PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319036254

ISBN - 13:9783319036250

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Analysis.- Design.- Develop.- Implement.- Evaluation.- Conclusion and Next Steps.