Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice Author Etienne Wenger
ISBN-10 9781107268371
Release 1999-09-28
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This book presents a theory of learning that starts with the assumption that engagement in social practice is the fundamental process by which we get to know what we know and by which we become who we are. The primary unit of analysis of this process is neither the individual nor social institutions, but the informal 'communities of practice' that people form as they pursue shared enterprises over time. To give a social account of learning, the theory explores in a systematic way the intersection of issues of community, social practice, meaning, and identity. The result is a broad framework for thinking about learning as a process of social participation. This ambitious but thoroughly accessible framework has relevance for the practitioner as well as the theoretician, presented with all the breadth, depth, and rigor necessary to address such a complex and yet profoundly human topic.



Situated Learning

Situated Learning Author Jean Lave
ISBN-10 0521423740
Release 1991-09-27
Pages 138
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In this important theoretical treatist, the authors push forward the notion of situated learning - that learning is fundamentally a social process.



Knowledge Management Handbook

Knowledge Management Handbook Author Jay Liebowitz
ISBN-10 9781439878033
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 342
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Recent research shows that collaboration and social networking foster knowledge sharing and innovation by sparking new connections, ideas, and practices. Yet these informal networks are often misunderstood and poorly managed. Building on the groundbreaking, bestselling first edition, Knowledge Management Handbook: Collaboration and Social Networking, Second Edition focuses on two key elements in knowledge management: collaboration and social networking. To Innovate, Connect the People Jay Liebowitz, one of the top knowledge management authorities in the world, brings together 15 articles by researchers and practitioners who are among the leaders in their fields. They present numerous applications, concepts, techniques, methodologies, issues, and trends related to collaboration and social networking in a knowledge management context. They also point out areas that need more work, such as how to measure the impact of knowledge-sharing efforts in terms of innovation, profits, and customer perceptions. What Can You Learn from Your Informal Organization? Packed with case studies, this handbook explores how you can share knowledge, make connections, and generate new ideas through collaboration and interaction. It is a valuable reference and classroom text for those engaged in knowledge management, particularly from a collaboration and social networking perspective.



Beyond Communities of Practice

Beyond Communities of Practice Author David Barton
ISBN-10 0521544920
Release 2005-10-03
Pages 243
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The concept of 'communities of practice' (Lave and Wenger 1991, Wenger 1998) has become an influential one in education, management, and social sciences in recent years. This book consists of a series of studies by linguists and educational researchers, examining and developing aspects of the concept which have remained relatively unexplored. Framings provided by theories of language-in-use, literacy practices, and discourse extend the concept, bringing to light issues around conflict, power, and the significance of the broader social context which have been overlooked. Chapters assess the relationship between communities of practice and other theories including literacy studies, critical language studies, the ethnography of communication, socio-cultural activity theory, and sociological theories of risk. Domains of empirical research reported include schools, police stations, adult basic education, higher education, and multilingual settings. The book highlights the need to incorporate thinking around language-in-use, power and conflict, and social context into communities of practice.



Knowledge in Action

Knowledge in Action Author Annemarie van Paassen
ISBN-10 9789086867240
Release 2011-10-05
Pages 319
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Wageningen Univerisity and Research Centre is known for its practical and societally relevant research in spatial development. Stakeholders currently put much emphasis on participatory processes in landscape planning procedures. This poses a special challenge for research. What role does research play in our present world characterised by complexity, competing claims and development needs, and an increased concern for climate change and environmental impact? In the book 'Knowledge in Action' we explore different types of transdisciplinary research that scientists engage in. Depending on the societal context and the interests of local citizens, researchers apply different research approaches to optimally incorporate the various points of view in their research and promote processes enhancing dialogue and shared results. In the book authors present their research experiences: their theoretical inspiration, the research methodology applied to consult, share and collaborate with societal actors in order to create options for change. The book includes several striking examples from The Netherlands (both successful and less effective), and also innovative examples from communities in Africa and Asia. The authors reflect on opportunities, problems and dilemma's they had to deal with. They especially address how far the role and theoretical perspectives of collaborative researchers can lead them in action research. Can they limit themselves to joint knowledge production and learning processes or should they engage in strategic positioning, advocacy and entrepreneurship to make it happen? The book discusses the issues that researchers should consider when they position their research activities within ongoing developments at landscape level. Read the book and judge for yourself.



E Learning Networked Environments and Architectures

E Learning Networked Environments and Architectures Author Samuel Pierre
ISBN-10 1846287588
Release 2010-05-28
Pages 434
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This book provides state-of-the-art e-learning networked environments and architectures carried out over the last few years from a knowledge management perspective. It contains a comprehensive discussion of e-learning concepts, models, experiments and best practices. Presenting a wide-ranging survey of methods and applications from contributors from around the world, this book will be a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and graduates.



Building Organizational Memories Will You Know What You Knew

Building Organizational Memories  Will You Know What You Knew Author Girard, John P.
ISBN-10 9781599045429
Release 2009-03-31
Pages 348
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Provides relevant theoretical frameworks, latest empirical research findings, and practitioners' best practices in the area of organizational memory.



Online and Distance Learning Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Online and Distance Learning  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Author Tomei, Lawrence A.
ISBN-10 9781599049366
Release 2007-07-31
Pages 4032
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"This comprehensive, six-volume collection addresses all aspects of online and distance learning, including information communication technologies applied to education, virtual classrooms, pedagogical systems, Web-based learning, library information systems, virtual universities, and more. It enables libraries to provide a foundational reference to meet the information needs of researchers, educators, practitioners, administrators, and other stakeholders in online and distance learning"--Provided by publisher.



Competencies in Organizational E learning

Competencies in Organizational E learning Author Miguel-Angel Sicilia
ISBN-10 9781599043432
Release 2007-01
Pages 374
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Competencies in Organizational E-Learning: Concepts and Tools provides a comprehensive view of the way competencies can be used to drive organizational e-learning, including the main conceptual elements, competency gap analysis, advanced related computing topics, the application of semantic Web technologies, and the integration of competencies with current e-learning standards. Competencies in Organizational E-Learning: Concepts and Tools is the first book to address competencies as a key observable workplace behavior, driving learning and knowledge dissemination processes inside organizations. This book works as a guide for implementing or improving competency-based approaches to e-learning.



Annual Meeting Program

Annual Meeting Program Author American Educational Research Association
ISBN-10 01639676
Release 1982
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Annual Meeting Program has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Annual Meeting Program also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Annual Meeting Program book for free.



GROUP

GROUP    Author Mark Pendergast
ISBN-10 1581136935
Release 2003
Pages 379
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Professional autonomy and collective endeavor in academic departments

Professional autonomy and collective endeavor in academic departments Author Kristen Andrée Grace
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924094814963
Release 2002
Pages 664
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Professional autonomy and collective endeavor in academic departments has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Professional autonomy and collective endeavor in academic departments also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Professional autonomy and collective endeavor in academic departments book for free.



ADE Bulletin

ADE Bulletin Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556041091000
Release 2007
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Mea Maxima Vikalpa

Mea Maxima Vikalpa Author Bruce Charles Williams
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3483997
Release 2002
Pages 548
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Hypertext Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia

Hypertext  Proceedings of the     ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048299096
Release 2001
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Social Computing

Social Computing Author Subhasish Dasgupta
ISBN-10 9781605669847
Release 2010
Pages 2365
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With an increasing accessibility to social networking tools, the development of Web 2.0, and the emergence of virtual worlds, social computing crosses cultural boundaries to join people in the digital landscape. Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications uncovers the growing and expanding phenomenon of human behavior, social constructs, and communication in online environments. This multiple volume publication presents the latest research on social change, evolving networks, media, and interaction with technology to offer audiences a comprehensive view of the impact of social computing on the way cultures think, act, and exchange information.



Bakhtinian Perspectives on Language Literacy and Learning

Bakhtinian Perspectives on Language  Literacy  and Learning Author Arnetha F. Ball
ISBN-10 0521537886
Release 2004-08-23
Pages 349
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This 2004 book represents a multidisciplinary collaboration that highlights Mikhail Bakhtin's theories and modern scholarship.