Effective reuse and sharing of best teaching practices

Amal Al-Rasheed, Jawad Berri

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Abstract

The widespread use of computer technologies in education has reshaped the roles of instructors, who are encouraged to innovate interactive forms of technology-supported instruction that promote participation and collaboration. This in turn engenders new experiences of teaching that need to be gathered and capitalized as teaching assets to be shared among communities of instructors. Among these experiences, best teaching practices (BTPs) are instructional practices accumulated in teaching that have been proven to work well, give good results, and can therefore be recommended as a model. Identifying and sharing best practices means duplicating successes which help instructors learn from each other and deliver better quality teaching. This paper presents a knowledge management framework for acquiring, coding, sharing, and reusing BTPs. To encourage instructors’ participation, the framework is based on peer scoring of BTPs, which stimulates contribution and interaction. The framework has been implemented as a knowledge portal that allows instructors to create, store, search, and share BTPs and to receive feedback and comments from other users, providing many useful functionalities and services to users as individuals and communities. The paper presents also a real-life case study, lessons learned from using the system within a community of instructors, and a system evaluation of the effectiveness of reusing BTPs using the reuse effort and impact metrics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-178
Number of pages16
JournalComputer Applications in Engineering Education
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

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  • best teaching practice (BTP)
  • community of instructors
  • effectiveness
  • knowledge management framework
  • knowledge sharing

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Effective reuse and sharing of best teaching practices. / Al-Rasheed, Amal; Berri, Jawad.

In: Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Vol. 25, No. 2, 01.03.2017, p. 163-178.

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