In two related postings for Inside Higher Ed’s Beta Blog, Thomas Carey discusses the potential value of developing professional collaboration and knowledge practice networks to support resources and knowledge base development for a course. Such course related collaborations can engage faculty in knowledge-intensive activities that increase the potential sense of emotional ownership over educational innovations within their community, and can provide students with models of a learning culture that promotes professionalism, reflective inquiry and continuing improvement. Carey provides examples of knowledge-based and teaching practice networks in both posts.
Collaboration, not commoditization: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-beta/collaboration-not-commoditization
Innovative knowledge-practice networks: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-beta/innovative-knowledge-practice-networks