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A Cross-organizational Ecology for Virtual Communities of Practice in Higher Education

Aekaterini Mavri; Andri Ioannou; Fernando Loizides;
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<p>This work investigates Communities of Practice (CoPs) that support social learning in higher education. While most CoP research has taken place in single-stream contexts (e.g. in a university), this study reports on the ecology of a cross-organizational community (university and industry stakeholders) in the context of the formal curriculum. The work examines the role of technology configurations in supporting CoPs in Design and related studies. It also reports on the type and level of technology adoption, focusing on the learner perspective. This study&rsquo;s CoP is made up of 21 third-year university students and ten external stakeholders (mentors, clients...
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RISE
Research Center on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 739578
  • Funding stream: H2020
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