Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators

Editors, Chris Kimble, Paul Hildreth and Isabelle Bourdon
Publisher, Information Age Publishing

As a two volume set:
Hard cover ISBN: 1593118678 , Soft cover ISBN: 159311866X

As separate volumes:
Hard Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118635 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118651
Soft Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118627 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118643


Ben Daniel, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Ben K. Daniel, is a PhD candidate at the University of Saskatchewan and has a broad interdisciplinary research interests, mainly in applied Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED). Currently his active research foci are on the application of Bayesian belief network in ill-defined areas and imprecise data sets and analysis of complex social software systems, discourse analysis of online interactions, virtual learning communities, distributed communities of practice and knowledge management. Ben is the Senior Research Associate in the Virtual Learning Communities Research Laboratory in the College of Education and a member of the ARIES Research Group in the Department of Computer Science.


Volume 2, Chapter 17 - Implications of a Virtual Learning Community Model for Designing Distributed Communities of Practice in Higher Education