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Communities of practice : fostering peer-to-peer learning and informal knowledge sharing in the work place

Author: Noriko Hara
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Information science and knowledge management, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers themes about Communities of Practice (CoPs) and learning as well as about social informatics approaches. Drawing on theories from situated cognition and social informatics, this book investigates what constitutes a community of practice and how members of the community create a shared meaning in workplaces with and without IT.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hara, Noriko.
Communities of practice.
Berlin, Germany : Springer, ©2009
(DLC) 2008933367
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noriko Hara
ISBN: 9783540854241 354085424X
OCLC Number: 310353094
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Theoretical Foundation --
Ethnographic Accounts of a Community of Practice in Square County --
Characteristics of a Community of Practice in Square County --
Communities of Practice and Information Technologies in the Circle County Public Defender's Office --
Online Communities of Practice: Beyond Organizational Boundaries --
Toward an Understanding of Communities of Practice.
Series Title: Information science and knowledge management, v. 13.
Responsibility: Noriko Hara.

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1.1 Introduction Each year corporations spend millions of dollars training and educating their - ployees.  Read more...

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