Reflecting on mobile learning: A community of practice approach
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Donaghue, H., Lange, M. and Scott, R. (2014) 'Reflecting on mobile learning: A community of practice approach', in S. Dowling, H. Donaghue, C. Gun, J. Raven and S. Hayhoe (eds.) E-Learning in action: Learning by doing. Abu Dhabi: HCT Press.
The recent (and sudden) introduction of iPads into HCT Foundations classrooms meant that teachers had to become efficient iPad users very quickly. More importantly, they also had to work out how to adapt their teaching practice to incorporate the use of these mobile devices. To support teachers in this endeavor and to encourage teacher learning, a community of practice (CoP) group was set up at Sharjah Men’s College (SMC) where teachers met regularly to reflect on, share experiences of, and share best practice in the pedagogical use of iPads. This article describes the implementation of the CoP group and reports on data results from recordings of meetings with CoP participants.