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


Beverly Bickel, University of Maryland, USA


Dr. Beverly Bickel is the Director of the English Language Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and assistant research professor in the Language, Literacy and Culture Doctoral Program. Working with international teams, she has developed and taught globalized communication courses and developed online professional development courses for English teachers and English language learners. Her research is in globalized communication and how the public space of the internet supports transformational dialogue and knowledge projects.


Volume 2, Chapter 8 - Distributing Teaching Presence: Engaging Teachers of English to Young Learners in an International Virtual Community of Inquiry