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By Etienne Wenger

Expertise has replaced what it potential for groups to "be together." electronic instruments at the moment are a part of such a lot groups' habitats. This booklet develops a brand new literacy and language to explain the perform of stewarding expertise for groups. no matter if you must flooring your expertise stewardship in thought and deepen your perform, even if you're a group chief or sponsor who desires to know how groups and expertise intersect, or even if you simply wish useful recommendation, this can be the e-book for you.

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You are keen to create connections across disciplinary or practice boundaries. “Attentive Practitioners” You are interested in developing your practice, whether technology plays a major or minor role in your work. You are interested in learning with your fellow practitioners. You are searching for better ways to serve your communities and need to be able to talk about technology stewarding, demonstrate its value, and even communicate effectively about your identity in the role. You may describe yourself as a community leader, facilitator, sponsor, or coach, or as a technologist who supports, builds, or designs tool for communities.

As a result of that initial contact, we invited Robert Tollen to visit with members of our CPsquare community once a month for a year to talk about his community and his experience as convener and coordinator (a regular learning activity we call “shadow the leader”). As of January 2008, the community email list had 2651 subscribers from 42 countries, a majority from the US, then the UK, Australia, and Europe. [3] Etienne Wenger, A Social Discipline of Learning (forthcoming). [4] Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991).

Com, where we share some of the worksheets and news related to the book. com/tools) where we have pages for specific types and combinations of tools. We invite you to build on that wiki and help the larger community of people interested in technology for community to learn together, day to day. com/actionnotebook. Part I: Introduction 1 Communities of practice: a glimpse of theory In this chapter we talk about the perspective that this book uses to explore digital habitats – that of learning together in communities of practice.

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