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Communities of practice – real and virtual

Ramage, Magnus (2010). Communities of practice – real and virtual. In: Donelan, Helen; Kear, Karen and Ramage, Magnus eds. Online Communication and Collaboration: A Reader. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 176–178.

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Abstract

An influential theory by the educational theorist Etienne Wenger talks about 'communities of practice'. How do communities of practice relate to online communities? It seems clear that, as communities of practice evolve, most are becoming a blend of co-located and virtual communities.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 Routledge
ISBN: 0-415-56478-6, 978-0-415-56478-6
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 19835
Depositing User: Magnus Ramage
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 15:20
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 15:31
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19835
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