Wesley Shumar, Drexel University, USA
Wesley Shumar is a cultural anthropologist at Drexel University whose research focuses on virtual community, higher education and ethnographic evaluation in education. Since 1997 he has worked as an ethnographer at the Math Forum, a virtual math education community and resource centre. He is co-pi on the Virtual Math Teams (VMT) project, a five-year NSF project at the Math Forum that is investigating the dynamics of online and face-to face collaborative problem solving and problem creation. He is also co-pi on Leadership Development for Technology Integration: Developing an Effective NSDL Teacher Workshop Model. This project is a three-year NSF project to develop and refine a hybrid workshop model that supports teachers to integrate National Science Digital Library (NSDL) resources and technologies into their classrooms.
Volume 2, Chapter 11 - Communities of Practice at the Math Forum: Supporting Teachers as Professionals