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Creating a Supportive Virtual Environment for Geographically Dispersed Colleagues: A Mixed Methods Action Research Dissertation


Abstract The purpose of this action research study was to examine how membership within a virtual community of practice impacted individual professional development, knowledge exchange practices, and self-efficacy. The G-3/5/7 virtual community of practice (VCoP) website was created to provide members with access to a wide range of career-related content, while also bestowing them with the level of volition needed to be completely in control of when and how they consume content. Feedback from early cycles of research suggested the pilot version of the VCoP wasn’t perceived as user-friendly and didn’t provide a broad range of professional development-related content. Thus, the layout of the VCoP was completely redesigned, and content offerings in ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Roy, Brennan M. (Author) / Marsh, Josephine (Advisor) / Bankus, Tammy (Committee member) / Clausen, Jennifer (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Education / Vocational education / Educational technology / Knowledge Exchange / Professional Development / Virtual Community of Practice
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 167 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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