Extended abstract: The roles of networked learning, collaboration, and connectedness in the classroom

Dawn M. Armfield, Krista Kennedy, Ann Hill Duin

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Abstract

Contemporary technical communication pedagogies often place intense focus on networked and collaborative learning. These forms of learning can include the formation of networks, activity within networks, or understanding the unspoken rules of collaboration within a networked community. Over the past ten years, the emergence of social media platforms, such as Google Docs, Twitter, wikis, etc., have expanded the tools and skills that industry professionals use to collaborate in both local and global teams. Effective digital collaboration has become an essential skill for students who will likely engage in symbolic-analytical work after graduation [1]. Simply adding technologies that enable networked collaboration to the classroom is insufficient [2]; rather, social media must be included in strategic ways that foster a critical mindset for evaluating adoption, deployment, and effective use for connectivity and collaboration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479937493
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 23 2015
Event2014 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2014 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2014Oct 15 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Volume2015-January
ISSN (Print)2158-091X
ISSN (Electronic)2158-1002

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, IPCC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period10/13/1410/15/14

Keywords

  • collaboration
  • interconnectivity
  • literacy
  • pedagogy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Engineering(all)

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