Posts Tagged: communities of practice

Cultivating Communities of Practice

This book from a senior business leader and his co-author combines theory and practice and proposes a direction for establishing communities of practice as an integral part of the organizational structure. Saint-Onge and Wallace relate what worked, what didn’t, and why as they tell the story from inception through implementation to assessment. Etienne Wenger wrote… Read more »

Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity

Learning is becoming an urgent topic. Nations worry about the learning of their citizens, companies about the learning of their workers, schools about the learning of their students. But it is not always easy to think about how to foster learning in innovative ways. This book presents a framework for doing that, with a social… Read more »

Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives)

In this important theoretical treatise, Jean Lave, anthropologist, and Etienne Wenger, computer scientist, push forward the notion of situated learning–that learning is fundamentally a social process and not solely in the learner’s head. The authors maintain that learning viewed as situated activity has as its central defining characteristic a process they call legitimate peripheral participation…. Read more »

Communities and Technologies

The book contains 24 research articles related to the emerging research field of Communities and Technologies (C&T). The papers treat subjects such as online communities, communities of practice, Community support systems, Digital Cities, regional communities and the internet, knowledge sharing and communities, civil communities, communities and education and social capital. As a result of a… Read more »

Effective practices for creating community-enabled business results

As more and more Baby Boomers approach retirement, companies are looking for ways to transfer their expertise to other employees. Some companies, particularly those with geographically dispersed employees, are turning to communities of practice to accomplish that goal, according to Darcy Lemons, senior project manager with theAmerican Productivity & Quality Center, known as APQC. A… Read more »

Catalyst for open government: knowledge management in the cloud

Knowledge management comprises a range of strategies and practices used within an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences. Cloud computing refers to services, applications, and data storage delivered online through powerful file servers. Robert Neilson is knowledge management advisor within the U.S. Army’s Office of the Chief Information… Read more »