How can Communities of Practice and UMI technologies support and enhance STEM learning

dc.contributor.authorO’Keefe, Michelle
dc.description.abstractRecently there has been a rise in research focused on the use of Communities of Practice (COP) in Education. The aim of my research is to investigate the role a COP and technology can play in stimulating the learning of STEM subjects in second-level schools. The central objective here is to explore the use of UMI technologies (Ubiquitous computing, Mobile technology and the Internet-of-Things), alongside the current STEM curricula to enhance learning in the classroom and to strengthen the communication between members in a COP. To achieve this, my research approach will incorporate a participatory design process and group evaluations. I will collaborate closely with a number of local schools, where design workshops and user studies will be conducted continuously over the course of this research project.en
dc.publisherEuropean Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work - Doctoral Colloquium
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies: vol. 1, no. 4
dc.titleHow can Communities of Practice and UMI technologies support and enhance STEM learningen
dc.typeText/Conference Paper
gi.conference.date28 August - 1 September 2017
gi.conference.locationSheffield, UK
gi.conference.sessiontitleDoctoral Colloquium


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