CCTP-675 Communities of Practice
Fall for 2016-2017
Communities and collaboration are incubators of innovation, knowledge and intellectual capital creation. This course will explore collaboration and communities from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. On the theoretical side, we’ll explore the structural elements (community identity, scoping the domain, defining practice), their natural lifecycles, their cultures of collaboration, and key roles and models that lead to successful outcomes. On the practical side, we’ll explore enabling technologies, knowledge flows, the strategic placement of communities, community design and implementation, and measurement of the impacts of communities. We will explore these issues for real world communities in disaster management, e-science, hobbies and crafts, sports, and spiritual/religious communities. Assignments involve modeling, analyzing and critical assessment of real world communities of practice.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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Fall '16: Bedford, D. (description, file download)
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