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Building Bricks for an Online Global Community of Practice
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, , , Wichita State University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Abstract: Robotics Around the World, a pilot course, modeled an online, global, constructionist learning environment using LEGO® Mindstorms Robotics as the common denominator, and Blackboard course management software as the distance communication tool for global exchange. The course was designed based on best practices of online learning and constructionist teaching and learning, while adding global perspectives. This paper shares the results of three research questions examined during the pilot course: 1) Can participants build an online global community of practice and create their own learning? 2) Can participants design, build, and program robots collaboratively in an online global classroom? 3) Will participants broaden their global perspective and knowledge through this interaction? Analyses of data collected, and instructor and student reflections, indicate positive findings to all three questions.

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Witherspoon, T., Reynolds, K. & Copas, G. (2004). Building Bricks for an Online Global Community of Practice. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2797-2804). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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