Authenticity or virtuality: Reflections on the communication of tacit knowledge in a collaborative learning environment

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Quality Conversations Vol. 25

July, 2002, 794 pages
Published by
Tony Herrington
ISBN
0 908557 54 X
Abstract 

This paper distils the experiences of four participants from diverse academic backgrounds who part take in a staff development program that has a collaborative learning focus. Each participant reflects on his/her initial preconceptions of the program. They also reflect on how their understanding of collaborative learning evolved, and how it informed their commitment to developing a collaborative online learning environment. Their own experience with communication is drawn on to enhance the process of communication with other participants within a collaborative learning environment across a wide range of professional awards.

Key Words: Collaboration, tacit knowledge, quality learning

Authenticity or virtuality: Reflections on the communication of tacit knowledge in a collaborative learning environment

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Underwood, F., Hiscock, J., Li, K. & Juniper, J.