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I’m not sharing my work! An approach to community building

JournalQuarterly Review of Distance Education
Volume 15, Issue 2, Pages 1-14

The faculty of a large southeastern university were brought together to form a “community of faculty.” With support from a federal grant we set out to build what came to be called the Faculty Toolbox. This website serves as a public repository that brought together the faculty to share and contribute to its library of shared resources. In doing so we developed a faculty development process and trained faculty to work together to improve their technology skills to produce open educational resources (OERs), to be used in our online and campus-based courses.

Keywords culture of sharing · distance education · OER creation · professional development · web 2.0

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