A Critical Examination of Participation in an Online Community of Practice to Inform Digital Pedagogy

ID: 51767 Type: Full Paper
  1. Nandita Gurjar, University of Northern Iowa, United States

Thursday, March 29 2:15-2:45 PM

Presider:
Abdulsalami Ibrahim, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

As social media gains prominence in education, the importance of critically examining our participation in social media spaces becomes imperative to inform our pedagogical practice. This qualitative study examined the researcher’s participation in an online community of practice through an examination of a course hashtag, and analyzed how they progressed from peripheral participation to evolving mature practice as an educator. This research has implications for digital pedagogy and contributes by proposing a social media legitimate peripheral model based on the findings.

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