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


Richard Schwier, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Richard. A. Schwier is a Professor of Educational Communications and Technology at the University of Saskatchewan, where he coordinates the graduate program in educational technology. He is the principal investigator in the Virtual Learning Communities Research Laboratory, which is currently studying the characteristics of formal online learning communities. Professor Schwier's other research interests include instructional design and social change agency.


Volume 2, Chapter 17 - Implications of a Virtual Learning Community Model for Designing Distributed Communities of Practice in Higher Education