Transcending Borders and Building Bridges: Creating A Technological Infrastructure to Support a Community of Practice across Nine Nations

Abstract

Progressions in technology provide researchers with increased prospects to locate and conduct research across borders. This paper has two aims; firstly, it details the process of creating a technological infrastructure in supporting a particular community of practice as they engage with and learn from others who are distant in time and location. Secondly, the paper describes the different technological platforms such as videoconferencing, social networking, web publishing and data management that allowed for planning, managing, communication and conducting of research across nine nations. Web- blogs enabled researchers to report and reflect during the data collection process; social media such as Facebook provided a communal virtual space for the community to share updates and disseminate information; emails and the video phone service Skype facilitated open discussions with fellow peers in other parts of the world while Dropbox managed and archived data such as images, videos, text and audio.



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Jennifer Tan Poh Sim, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
Emma Pearson, Bishop Grossteste University, UK

Paper Information
Conference: ACSET2015
Stream: Technology and Society: Technologies

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