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1 Implementing Communities of Practice Thursday April 23, Noon to 1pm Mary Engstrom and Robert Squires, UMOnline

2 Communities of Practice “Successful communities of practice provide forms of participation that encompass the past and open the future. The quality of participation is not just defined in terms of activities, but as a trajectory through time”—E. Wenger (1996) Mary Engstrom and Robert Squires, UMOnline

3 Communities of Practice What are the burning issues facing faculty on campus? – Comments in the Montana E-Learning Network – 2 minute brainstorm – Talk and Type Mary Engstrom and Robert Squires, UMOnline

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7 Robert Squires UMOnline Course Development Model

8 Extended Learning Institute Mary Engstrom and Robert Squires, UMOnline

9 XLS Commons Mary Engstrom and Robert Squires, UMOnline

10 MUS Community of Practice Mary Engstrom and Robert Squires, UMOnline Adjunct Course Quality Assurance Rubric Discussion Facilitation Research Student Support Services Montana E-Learning Network Suggestions/ Ideas?

11 References and Resources Mary Engstrom and Robert Squires, UMOnline Nagy, J. & Burch, T. (2009). Communities of practice in academe (COP-iA): Understanding academic work practices to enable knowledge building capacities in corporate universities. Oxford Review of Education,35:2, 227 — 247. Nickols, F. (2000). Communities of Practice: Definition, Indicators & Identifying Characteristics. Retrieved April 16, 2009, from Distance Consulting: Wenger, E. Communities of Practice: The Social Fabric of a Learning Organization. Retrieved April 25, 2009, from Communities of Practice: Wenger, E. (N.D.). Communities of practice: A brief introduction. Retrieved April 15, 2009, from Communities of Practice: Wenger, E., White, N, & Smith, J.D. (2009). Digital Habitats Community Orientation Spidergram Activity. Entry posted to Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities blog, archived at


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