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Changes in Educators' Digital Literacies and Perceptions of Community of Inquiry Resulting from Participation in an Open Online Professional Development Course
March 3, 2021
Maria Kvarnström, Linköping University, Sweden
Lotta Åbjörnsson, Lund University, Sweden
Lars Uhlin, Linköping University, Sweden
Jörg Pareigis, Karlstad University, Sweden
Danielle Santos, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Gregor Theilmeier, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Martha Cleveland-Innes, Athabasca University, Canada
Open Networked Learning (ONL) is a professional development opportunity related to digital competences and online community building. The primary target group is open learners and university teachers, educational technologists, educational developers and course designers from 13 universities involved in the project from Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Singapore, South Africa and Germany. In this session we provide a summary of the results to verify learner's changes in perception and attitudes after the course. This mixed methods longitudinal study used two instruments, "The Community of Inquiry (CoI) educator version" and "DigCompEdu for academic teaching in higher or further education version" to assess participants’ pre- and post-course changes. To better understand participants' answers in the survey a Forum within Padlet tool was implemented with questions related to why participants decided to join ONL, if the course offered an opportunity to change perspectives on online courses and also in their practice, and if they had plans to put it into practice. The results of the instruments showed statistically significant changes for all areas verified for digital competences as well as for emotional presence in the Community of Inquiry. Forum participants also reported that the course made them reflect on their practice and changed their perspective in certain aspects.
Keywords: networked learning, faculty development, community of inquiry
RELATED INFORMATION
Open Networked Learning Project site
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