What is Community?



What is Community?

The Digital Learning and Mathematics community is one of five Connect with Maths online education communities that promotes and supports the teaching of mathematics online. The community supports teachers of early childhood Birth to eight years of age up to senior mathematics learners. Community members are encouraged through professional conversations in the Forum to provide resources helpful in building the knowledge, understanding and practice of the teaching mathematics that leverages digital technologies with, for and as learning.

Essentials of an effective online community

This community comprises of educators who wish to advance the teaching of all students regardless of their previous mathematics learning experiences and diverse backgrounds. Community members are encouraged through professional conversations in the Forum to provide resources helpful in building the knowledge, understanding and practice of the teaching mathematics in this area.

An effective online community has a diversity of member expertise, experience and perspectives. The 'Make it count with Indigenous Learners' community hub is the Forum. Any member can initiate a topic for discussion, provide a resource for review or illustrate examples of best practice. Community members respond and determine the nature of the activity that is relevant and valuable.

Roger Edmonds recently provided a professional learning session to Connect with Maths Community Leaders about developing effective communities. We hope it is of interest.

Developing Effective Online Educational Communities