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Forgues, Daniel, Doré, Sylvie, Francoeur, Éric, Boland, Jean-François et Laberge, Vincent. 2011. « A community of practice for accelerating the adoption of information technology in engineering education ». In Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, June 6-8, 2011)

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There are serious problems in the adoption of information technology (IT) for teaching in engineering. Professors hesitate to use IT for teaching: they are not familiar with the technologies, and know little about the theories and practices around their use. The research is part of an initiative undertaken by a group of early IT adopters to build and share new knowledge related with the use of technology for teaching. The paper presents an innovative approach to accelerate the adoption of IT for teaching and improve its value for transferring knowledge. Three types of technologies are analyzed: intelligent boards, audience response systems and community-based tools for learning. Practices from superusers are captured using ethnographic methods. Members of the community validate these practices through experimentation in a learning laboratory. Then a framework of practices is developed and shared within the community’s knowledge base.

Item Type: Conference proceeding
Forgues, Daniel
Doré, Sylvie
Francoeur, Éric
Boland, Jean-François
Affiliation: Génie de la construction, Génie mécanique, Service des enseignements généraux, Génie électrique
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 16:23
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 15:08

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