Academic Communities of Practice<br />Koutropoulos,  Apostolos (“A.K.”)<br />Cobb,  Elizabeth<br />
Agenda<br />Presentation<br />Background Information<br />What we did<br />How it’s working out<br />Show and Tell<br />Q ...
Introduction<br />Who are we?<br />What was happening?<br />There was a gap to be filled<br />
The GOALS<br />(there are five of them)<br />
Extend f2f behaviors<br />Lots of sharing going on in-class…<br />We share:<br />News<br />Articles<br />Websites<br />Our...
Bring people together to learn<br />
Bridge the Online-f2f divide<br />
Bridge the Cohort divide<br />
Discover people locally<br />As of 1/5/2010<br />Applied Linguistics<br />
What we did (we built a community)<br />Major community elements:<br />Blogs<br />Forums<br />Job Postings<br />Knowledge ...
What worked!<br />People Joined!<br />Some even participate!<br />Sharing of resources<br />Sharing of job opportunities<b...
What sort-of worked (Challenges)<br />Social Media Fatigue<br />Not a lot of contributions:<br />Chicken…or egg?<br />Shyn...
Lessons Learned<br />Need a Community Manager<br />Need a Mission & a Plan<br />Need some Volunteers<br />Transparency is ...
Demonstration<br />(Questions & Answers afterwards)<br />
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Academic communities of practice

  1. 1. Academic Communities of Practice<br />Koutropoulos, Apostolos (“A.K.”)<br />Cobb, Elizabeth<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Presentation<br />Background Information<br />What we did<br />How it’s working out<br />Show and Tell<br />Q & A<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Who are we?<br />What was happening?<br />There was a gap to be filled<br />
  4. 4. The GOALS<br />(there are five of them)<br />
  5. 5. Extend f2f behaviors<br />Lots of sharing going on in-class…<br />We share:<br />News<br />Articles<br />Websites<br />Our POV (editorialize)<br />Once the course is over someone turns the sharing faucet off!<br />
  6. 6. Bring people together to learn<br />
  7. 7. Bridge the Online-f2f divide<br />
  8. 8. Bridge the Cohort divide<br />
  9. 9. Discover people locally<br />As of 1/5/2010<br />Applied Linguistics<br />
  10. 10. What we did (we built a community)<br />Major community elements:<br />Blogs<br />Forums<br />Job Postings<br />Knowledge Base<br />Calendar of Events<br />Links to other communities<br />
  11. 11. What worked!<br />People Joined!<br />Some even participate!<br />Sharing of resources<br />Sharing of job opportunities<br />Sharing of class experiences<br />People discovered others near them<br />Interest in taking it offline<br />
  12. 12. What sort-of worked (Challenges)<br />Social Media Fatigue<br />Not a lot of contributions:<br />Chicken…or egg?<br />Shyness?<br />Broadcast email stumbles<br />“If I have time” rather than “my first stop”<br />
  13. 13. Lessons Learned<br />Need a Community Manager<br />Need a Mission & a Plan<br />Need some Volunteers<br />Transparency is key<br />Technology won’t always work<br />Need to build a buzz<br />If at first you don’t succeed, try again!<br />
  14. 14. Demonstration<br />(Questions & Answers afterwards)<br />

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