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Why a Community of Practice?

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1. They connect people who may never come into contact otherwise.

2. They provide a shared context for people to communicate and share information.

3. They enable dialogue between people who have an interest in solving the same or similar problems.

4. They stimulate learning by serving as a vehicle for communication, mentoring, coaching, or self-reflection.

5. They capture and diffuse existing knowledge.

6. They introduce collaborative processes and encourage the free flow of ideas and information. 

7. They help people organize around purposeful actions.

8. They generate new knowledge.


The challenge we are addressing is how to best meet the demand for technology in remote areas in order to best bolster learning from home through datacasting receivers while simultaneously creating new pathways for engaging connection with new technology.


Supportive Environment

This is the location of our online meeting space, the Community of Practice:

Each district have their own pages that include spaces for learning together in:

  • A Discussion Forum

  • Social Groups: Students, Families, Teachers, DART Team (researchers), and more.

  • Activity Timeline: Keep up with what’s happening in the community by viewing, liking, commenting on new posts and activity.

  • Learning Together (projects)

  • Zoom events for connection

Complete the Speed Test

How fast is your internet?

An important part of our research is understanding the internet speeds of our stakeholders from their homes.  This data will help us develop a strategy on how to better serve families in our area. 

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