Getting Started with Communities of Practice
Interview with: Jarrod Parkes
Interview on student isolation in online courses with Jarrod Parkes, Course Developer at Udacity.
For a little more information on the value, applicability, generalizability, and difficulties in the design of controlled experiment, see the following:
- Communities of Practice, by Jean Lave of the University of California-Berkeley and Etienne Wenger of Wenger-Trayner
- Communities of Practice and Social Learning Systems, by Etienne Wenger of Wenger-Trayner
- Becoming a lecturer in further education in England: the construction of professional identity and the role of communities of practice, by Anne-Marie Bathmaker of the University of Sheffield and James Avis of the University of Wolverhampton
- UTAS Community of Practice Initiative, by Jane Skalicky and Melody West of the Center for the University of Tasmania
- What is a Community of Practice and How Can We Support It?, by Christopher Hoadley of NYU
For more information, see also Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity by Etienne Wenger and Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger.
These sources would generally not be suitable for use in your assignments, but they may provide a useful general overview of the topic if you find yourself struggling with the more scholarly resources.
- Introduction to communities of practice, by Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner of Wenger-Trayner
- Community of Practice Design Guide, from EduCause
- The role of communities of practice in a digital age, by Tony Bates
- Communities of Practice: Learning as a Social System, by Etienne Wenger of Wenger-Trayner
- Community of practice, from Wikipedia
- Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger and communities of practice, by Mark Smith of infed
- Communities of Practice: The Organizational Frontier, by Etienne Wenger and William Snyder in the Harvard Business Review
- Systems Convening in a Landscape of Practice, with Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner
- Online Communities of Practice: What Works, by Therese Mageau of T.H.E. Journal
- The Two Types of Online Communities That Can Drive Growth, from Daniel Burrus of Huffington Post Business