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Title:Communities of Practice and Connected Learning: Breaking Down Walls through the Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Author(s):Mills, J. Elizabeth; Bayo Urban, Ivette; Capps, Janet L.; Campana, Kathleen; Dresang, Eliza T.; Burnett, Kathleen; Feldman, Erika N.
Subject(s):communities of practice
early literacy
online learning
Abstract:Valuable Initiatives in Early Learning that Work Successfully (Project VIEWS2), is an Institution for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Research Grant with the objective of providing evidence-based methods for planning and evaluating the outcomes of public library early literacy programs. This study, unusual within Library and Information Science (LIS) research, consisted of a two-year experimental design with an online intervention. Forty libraries throughout the U.S. State of Washington were randomly assigned in the two- condition study: control (20) and treatment (20). The focus of this poster is to look at how the design of an intervention, administered during Year Two of the study broke down walls among the experimental librarians through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The existence of an ongoing community of practice across geographic boundaries will be verified by post-intervention surveys and in-depth phone interviews.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Mills, J. E., Bayo Urban, I., Capps, J. L., Campana, K., Dresang, E. T., Burnett, K., & Feldman, E. N. (2014). Communities of Practice and Connected Learning: Breaking Down Walls through the Use of Information and Communication Technologies. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 1032 - 1037). doi:10.9776/14364
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Other Identifier(s):364
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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