Looking back to look forward: creating and sustaining peer connections through digital communities

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Reushle, Shirley and Antonio, Amy. 2013. "Looking back to look forward: creating and sustaining peer connections through digital communities." Carter, Helen, Gosper, Maree and Hedberg, John (ed.) 30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2013). Sydney, Australia 01 - 04 Dec 2013 Sydney, Australia.
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Looking back to look forward: creating and sustaining peer connections through digital communities

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsReushle, Shirley (Author) and Antonio, Amy (Author)
EditorsCarter, Helen, Gosper, Maree and Hedberg, John
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference (ASCILITE 2013)
Number of Pages5
Year2013
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISBN9781741384031
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney13/program/handbookproceedings.php
Conference/Event30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2013)
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30th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2013)
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Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
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01 to end of 04 Dec 2013
Event Location
Sydney, Australia
Abstract

Digital communities provide opportunities to engage with local, national and international communities of learners or colleagues around a particular domain of practice. This paper briefly describes an adapted communities of practice model used to structure digital communities for a professional association's peer mentoring program. Methods and techniques for the facilitation and leadership of digital communities are explored and findings from two evaluations of the program are examined to identify successes and areas of improvement. Recommendations for future opportunities are also proposed.

Keywordspeer mentoring; digital communities; barriers; motivation; engagement
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020460608. Mobile computing
390303. Higher education
470108. Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication
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Byline AffiliationsAustralian Digital Futures Institute
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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