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Interconnecting Networks of Practice for Professional Learning

The article explores the complementary connections between communities of practice and the ways in which individuals orchestrate their engagement with others to further their professional learning. It does so by reporting on part of  a research project conducted on teachers’ … Continue reading

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Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0

Read Read also: Presentation Presentation Recording In this paper we argue that it might be useful for educational institutions to actively explore alternative frameworks such as complexity theory, communities of practice, connectivism, and the underlying threads of  emergent learning to … Continue reading

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Roles in communities of practice

Read Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? Should you officially assign these roles to people or is it best if people spontaneously fullfil certain roles? What about the self-organising power of communities? On … Continue reading

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Formation of Communities of Practice to Promote Openness in Education

Read This article presents the educational experiences of an inter-institutional project that consisted in forming a Community of Practice (CoP) among Mexican educational institutions, in 2009. The main goal of this project was to enrich a catalogue of OER for … Continue reading

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Developing Critically Thoughtful e-Learning Communities of Practice

In this paper, we consider an approach to developing critically thoughtful e-Learning communities of practice — where participants are deliberate about the use of specific intellectual tools supporting critical thinking. We address Garrison & Anderson’s (2003) argument that such critical … Continue reading

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Community, economic creativity, and organization

Community, economic creativity, and organization How knowledge is created, and how innovation in products and practices occurs, have been long-standing concerns of socio-economists. This book argues that ‘communities of practice‘, communities and networks of joint enterprise, are the prime site … Continue reading

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Building Community in Web-based Learning Environments: Strategies, Techniques and Tools

The Web has received widespread acceptance and use for creating and supporting learning activities across disciplines within higher education. However, satisfaction with the Web for purposes of learning has not been as strong as proponents may have hoped. Creating a … Continue reading

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CoP Trumps

CoP Trumps   If you are interested in community development then you need to make sure you have several Google Alerts that search for keywords related to community. Communities of practice, communities of inquiry, virtual learning communities, learning communities, learning … Continue reading

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Communities of Practice and Virtual Learning Communities – benefits, barriers and success factors

A virtual Community of Practice (CoP) is a network of individuals who share a domain of interest about which they communicate online. The practitioners share resources (for example experiences, problems and solutions, tools, methodologies). Such communication results in the improvement … Continue reading

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