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Understanding the teacher participation and interaction over technology-enabled CoP
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, , Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India

SITE Interactive Conference, in Online, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-58-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

This study presents analysis of a community of teachers’ (CoP) communication patterns in an Instant Messaging Application (Telegram) in context of a micro-credent course using digital-badge. This group consisted of about 500 teachers from secondary government/public schools of Northeastern Indian state of Assam, their peer mentors, and university based course facilitators. The Telegram conversation was exported in JavaScript Object Notation(JSON) format that represented each message and its metadata (timestamp, text, etc) as a separate entity [4]. The Analysis of CoP messages were carried out in three sections with aim to improve the CoP experience and course design in future. 1. provide insights about participation of teachers in CoP by descriptive analysis of metadata which helps in understanding context and pattern of activity on different times and days and identify most active teachers [5]. 2. analyse the nature of questions asked by teachers on CoP, filtered using a Python code [6]. 3. analysis of a sociogram network visualised using a JavaScript library [1]. The network consists of three types of nodes: teachers, peer mentors, course facilitators and edge between the nodes represents message(s) exchanged. Demographics of prominent teachers in the network will be studied for association with their course grades. Further analysis will be explored to understand the nature of participation, direction of interaction among different node types and factors affecting it [3].

Citation

Paltiwale, S. & Charania, A. (2021). Understanding the teacher participation and interaction over technology-enabled CoP. In E. Langran & D. Rutledge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE Interactive Conference (pp. 44-48). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 30, 2021 from .