Thinking Outside the Silo: A Community of Practice-Based Approach to Successful Technology Adoption and Sustained Professional Development
Now, more than ever, instructors and staff are seeking community and social connection that informs and improves our professional practice and engagement with our students. The community of practice (CoP) model fills this need for engagement while also providing a way for instructors and staff from different areas of the institution to share, adapt, and adopt new online learning materials. In this presentation, we will outline the CoP model and its implementation at Langara College while we adopted H5P, a tool for interactive, web-based learning objects. We will share our experience of why this approach worked for us, and suggest tips for developing new CoPs.
Learning Technologist | Langara College
Briana Fraser is a Learning Technologist in snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College’s Educational Technology department and an instructor in the Business Technology Management program. She holds a Master of Education, with a focus on distance education, from Athabasca University. Her current professional interests include digital pedagogy, accessibility in teaching and learning, universal design for learning, open educational practices, and community building.
Librarian | Langara College
Alli Sullivan holds an M.A. in English Literature from Queen’s University and an M.L.I.S from University of British Columbia. She is currently the Teaching and Learning Librarian at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College and specializes in critical information literacy instruction, engaged reference services, and open education initiatives.