This paper presents a critical review of some of the claims made for CoPs. It will address questions such as "Are CoPs really suitable for use in a business setting?" and "Can a CoP ever be truly virtual?"
The workshop focuses on current research trends in technology enhanced learning solutions that aim at addressing the multiplicity and complexity of needs of Communities of Practice all along their lifecycle.
This paper aims at giving a more detailed description and discussion of two concepts of “community” developed in the research areas of text production/writing and social learning / information management / knowledge sharing and comparing them with ea
The state of the open source movement and the activities that arise from it have shifted and continue to shift before me as I write these essays. While these ideas seem to be constantly reshaping, they are no less interesting to me than they were at the b
This paper reports the findings from a longitudinal case study at University of York, UK. The findings from this study suggest that students and tutors in this programme employed different types and exhibited different degree of social presence when commu
Directing their discussion at a general audience, Hildreth and Kimble present 24 separately authored chapters exploring the application of the concept of "Communities of Practice" to knowledge management in business or commerce organizations.
In this paper, we argue that this approach is flawed and some knowledge simply cannot be captured. A method is needed which recognises that knowledge resides in people: not in machines or documents ...