Judith Fusco, SRI Center for Technology in Learning, USA
Dr. Judi Fusco is a research scientist in SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning, and specializes in researching and developing online communities, technologies and resources. For the past five years, she has directed the community development of Tapped In, an online community for teacher professional development. While developing the community, she has worked with master teachers from all over the world; and organizations like, NCREL, PBS, Pepperdine University, and Los Angeles County Office of Education. She has helped grow Tapped In from 300 teachers to over 21,000 and has helped many organizations learn to work online. Dr. Fusco's research on the community involves examining social and technical supports necessary for online community, individual and group readiness, investigating models for online professional development, understanding the nature of local K-12 education communities of practice, and analyzing and applying social network analysis (SNA) techniques to data gathered in communities.
Volume 2, Chapter 1 - Designing for Growth: Enabling Communities of Practice to Develop and Extend their Work Online