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


Janet Macdonald, Open University in Scotland, UK


Dr Janet Macdonald is Learning and Teaching Coordinator for the Open University in Scotland. She has first hand experience of being both a distance student and tutor, and now provides staff development for others. She has a doctorate in online course design and assessment, and has directed a variety of studies in the use of online communities for supporting distance tutors.


Volume 2, Chapter 5 - Exploring the Potential of Online Communities of Practice for Distance Tutors