The term collabucator came to me as I was doing a workplace study trying to grapple with the various communities of practice that I was in and how they fit together. At the time, I came up with Eagles, Techwonks, and Collabucators. (More about the others in a future post--maybe.) I even ended up writing about them in those terms. But the concept of collabucation intrigued me and hence this blog.
Naturally the term did not just magically appear from nowhere. It actually has a decent genesis with the workplace study finally helping to solidify the term. I will get into the genesis in a future post as well.
So, who are collabucators? Collabucators are educators who use current and emerging technologies to support a sociocultural approach to education; they structure students' learning experiences around collaboration. This blog is to explore the issues around collabucation and how it affects both teachers and students.
The definition will solidify as we get further into the topic. I do write in circles on occasion, so be prepared for that. I will bring in relevant writings by others on occasion, but feel free to chip in with your piece.