Creating Virtual Communities of Professional Practice
Jeannine Hirtle, University of Hawaii at Hilo, United States ; Pete Smith, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States ; Janelle Quintans Bence, North Dallas High School
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper features a case study of a virtual professional community of practice which serves to support mentoring and professional development for members of a writing project. Roles of community members are examined in order to ascertain their support of community growth and development over computer mediated communication.
Hirtle, J., Smith, P. & Quintans Bence, J. (2008). Creating Virtual Communities of Professional Practice. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3164-3169). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).