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


Melissa Koch, SRI Center for Technology in Learning, USA


Melissa Koch designs and implements educational learning environments for teachers and youth. She specializes in the development of online collaborative technologies and technology-based curricula for learning in and out of school. She also designs and implements teacher professional development programs to support teachers in integrating technology into their practice. As Senior Educational Developer at SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning, she co-leads the design and management of NSF's CLTNet and Tapped In. At RealCommunities, she led the development of Applications of Purpose, including a mentoring application, to be used in a variety of online environments to enable community members to learn from one another. She has developed several Internet products for the K-12 education market while working with organizations such as Computer Curriculum Corporation, The Learning Company, PBS, The Edison Project and O'Reilly & Associates.


Volume 2, Chapter 1 - Designing for Growth: Enabling Communities of Practice to Develop and Extend their Work Online