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Formation of communities of practice to promote openness in education
Burgos-Aguilar, Vladimir J. and Mortera-Gutierrez, Fernando J.

PublishedMarch 2011
JournaleLearning Papers 23
Volume 23, Issue March 2011
Publisherelearningeuropa.info
EditorsEhlers, Ulf-Daniel and Koskinen
CountrySpain

ABSTRACT
This article presents the educational experiences of an inter-institutional project that consisted in forming a Community of Practice (CoP) among Mexican educational institutions, in 2009. The main goal of this project was to enrich a catalogue of OER for basic and elementary education (K-12) for Spanish speaking countries in Latin America, and the rest of the world, within the field of innovative education and technology, through the work and community of practice of K-12 teachers and university faculty participants.

Six Mexican higher education institutions participated in this project, and this article will talk about their faculty experiences with a community of practice that used innovative applications and new technologies. Also, this article describes how OER were used in the K-12 educational level through the portal website of TEMOA, the academic search engine developed by Tecnológico de Monterrey to help teachers with the design and instruction of their courses.

Keywords communities of practice · higher education · OER in schools · teachers’ experiences

Published atBarcelona
ISSN1887-1542
RefereedYes
Rightsby-nc-nd/3.0
URLhttp://www.openeducationeuropa.eu/en/article/Formation-of-Communities-of-Practice-to-Promote-Openness-in-Education
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