Communities of Practice - Vol. 2

Creating Learning Environments for Educators

Edited by:
Chris Kimble, University of York, United Kingdom
Paul Hildreth, K-Now International, York, United Kingdom

Published 2008

The aim of this set of books is to combine the best of current academic research into the use of Communities of Practice in education with "hands on" practitioner experience in order to provide teachers and academics with a convenient source of guidance and an incentive to work with and develop in their own Communities of Practice. This set of books is divided into two volumes: volume 1 deals principally with the issues found in colocated Communities of Practice, while volume 2 deal principally with distributed Communities of Practice"

Acknowledgments. Introduction and Overview, Chris Kimble and Paul Hildreth. Designing for Growth: Enabling Communities of Practice to Develop and Extend Their Work Online, Melissa Koch and Judith Fusco. Holding the Virtual Space: The Roles and Responsibilities of Community Stewardship, Brenda Kaulback and Debbie Bergtholdt. Education Leadership for a Networked World, Diana D. Woolis, Susan Restler, and Yvonne Thayer. Virtual Problem-Based Learning Communities of Practice for Teachers and Academic Developers: An Irish Higher Education Perspective, Roisin Donnelly. Exploring the Potential of Online Communities of Practice for Distance Tutors, Janet Macdonald and Anne Hewling. Supporting a Dispersed Community: CoP Development in The Caribbean, Sabine Little. Virtual Communities of Practice: A Vehicle for Meaningful Professional Development, Kathy Hibbert. Distributing Teaching Presence: Engaging Teachers of English to Young Learners in an International Virtual Community of Inquiry, Joan Kang Shin and Beverly Bickel. Communites of Practice Across Learning Institutions, Thérèse Laferrière and Fernand Gervais. Teacher-Librarian Communities: Changing Practices in Changing Schools, Eric M. Meyers, Lisa P. Nathan, and Matthew L. Saxton. Communities of Practice at the Math Forum: Supporting Teachers as Professionals, Wesley Shumar and Johann Sarmiento. Heads Together: A Professional Online Community of Practice for Scottish Headteachers, Kevin Thompson and Michael Hartley. Graduate Professional Education from a Community of Practice Perspective: The Role of Social and Technical Networking, Linda Polin. Learning Communities Are Not Mushrooms—or —How to Cultivate Learning Communities in Higher Education, Mélanie Bos-Ciussi, Marc Augier, and Gillian Rosner. Enabling Duality in Teaching and Learning Environmental Decision Making: A Role for Communities of Practice? Chris Blackmore. The Adult Literacy Education Wiki as a Virtual Community of Practice, Erik Jacobson. Implications of a Virtual Learning Community Model for Designing Distributed Communities of Practice in Higher Education, Richard Schwier and Ben Daniel. Online CoPs: Towards the Next Generation, Leonie Ramondt. Gender and Moderation: The Style’s The Thing! Valentina Dodge and Sheila Vine. About the Authors.