An e-learning metaphor: the CAMEL nomadic community of practice
Jameson, Jill (2010) An e-learning metaphor: the CAMEL nomadic community of practice. In: Mukerji, Siran and Tripathi, Purnendu, (eds.) Cases on Technology Enhanced Learning through Collaborative Opportunities. Information Science Reference, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 1-27. ISBN 9781615207510 (print), 9781615207527 (eISBN) (doi:10.4018/978-1-61520-751-0.ch001)Full text not available from this repository.
This chapter describes a case study of collaborative e-learning, in which technological and human adaptability was fostered in a community of practice (CoP). The chapter reflects on the use of the extended metaphor of the camel in the JISC-funded eLIDA CAMEL and JISC infoNet CAMEL projects. Technological and social insights were gained through this use of the camel metaphorical model in a designed community of practice. A series of nomadic journeys held in oases provided by partners enabled honest exchanges amongst a community of ‘CAMEL’ practitioners, improving e-learning practices. The creation of an intentional e-learning community of practice fostered shared understandings about learning technology innovations. The camel metaphor was formative in stimulating understanding about building communal solutions to sustainability, low-cost innovative engagement and improved cooperation with others. The CAMEL metaphorical model has been validated in numerous other UK e-learning applications from which transnational insights for e-learning development can be drawn.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:|| This paper forms the first chapter in a collection of cases on technology-enhanced learning environments.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||e-learning, communities of practice, leadership, community of practice, CAMEL, eLIDA CAMEL, JISC infoNet, JISC, knowledge management, social learning, education research|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Education|
School of Education > Department of Professional Learning & Development
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2012 11:53|
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