Helen Caldwell and Anna Cox have had a peer-reviewed MESH Guide published by the Education Futures Collaboration on the topic of Technology Enhanced Learning Communities.
MESH stands for Mapping Education Specialist KnowHow, and the guides are designed to support teaching as an evidence-informed profession by providing research summaries to underpin educators’ professional judgement.
See the TEL Communities MESH guide for more.
The guide looks at how technology can facilitate high quality social learning in online and blended environments within teacher education.
Drawing from relevant learning theory and research evidence, it suggests pedagogic strategies and frameworks for designing online learning spaces.
Case study examples are presented to illustrate how the ideas can translate into practice, and many of these are drawn from the work of the DLaB project.