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


Mélanie Bos-Ciussi, CERAM Business School, France


Mélanie Ciussi Bos is in charge of eLearning at CERAM Business School since 2002. She is also a researcher at University Aix Marseille I (Psychology and Education Sciences). Her PhD was specifically on networks and communities of learning in a virtual campus. Another domain of expertise is educational simulation games for children, which she worked on for 2 years as head of this project for the French ministry of research. She studied Economics, has a Masters degree in Marketing (1996) and in Multimedia (2002). Before moving into research, she worked for Marks and Spencer for 3 years as assistant personnel manager across Scotland and Belgium.


Volume 2, Chapter 14 - Learning Communities Are Not Mushrooms - or - How to Cultivate Learning Communities in Higher Education