Online Communities of Practice - Ecosystems for Professional Growth - Spring, 2012

Description     2012 ETN Report: Online Communities of Practice  This EdTechNext report explores the emerging role of online communities of practice to support professional collaboration, learning and growth. It summarizes the educational potential of online communities, including the documented benefits and experiences in K–12 schools. The report also supports educational technology specialists in getting started with online communities in their districts and schools, with examples of existing communities that focus on content areas. And the report highlights CoSN’s leadership in offering several online communities in partnership with other professional organizations. As an added bonus, CoSN has started a rich repository of online communities and more information available online. This is a members-only publication and can only be downloaded and viewed by current members of CoSN. For more information on the Ed-Tech Next series, please click here.