Online global collaboration

Affordances and inhibitors

Authors

  • Julie Lindsay
  • Petrea Redmond

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2017.784

Keywords:

global collaboration, K-12 educators, Affordances and inhibitors

Abstract

New teaching and learning approaches are emerging through the use of technology including online global collaboration. Educators involved in global collaboration forge external relationships with others beyond their immediate learning environment. They modify and adapt the curriculum to include global learning opportunities for their learners. Global collaboration provides opportunities for rich global, cognitive, social, cultural and life-changing experiences to their students. Online global collaboration broadly refers to geographically dispersed educators that use online technologies to learn with others beyond their immediate environment to support curricular objectives, intercultural understandings, critical thinking, personal, social and ICT capabilities. This paper will report some preliminary findings from an investigation into the perceptions of K-12 educators who facilitate global collaborative learning. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews that were then themed to identify the key affordances and inhibitors to online global collaboration. The paper will provide recommendations for global collaboration in teacher education.

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Published

2024-05-12

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ASCILITE Conference - Full Papers