An informal community of practice: The case of the DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group

Helen Farley, Sue Gregory, Scott Grant, Des Butler, Lisa Jacka, Lindy Orwin, Janice K. Jones

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Abstract

The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group has an informal membership of nearly 200 members with an interest in education and virtual worlds within the Australian and New Zealand context. Members come from a variety of academic disciplines and may be teaching or research academics, Research Higher Degree candidates, project managers, virtual world builders and developers. The group acts as an informal Community of Practice, facilitating learning and the transfer of skills through social contact, opportunities to collaborate on projects and publications, and through the sharing of knowledge and experience. This poster provides a snapshot of the activity of this highly active group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education
EditorsMark Brown, Maggie Hartnett, Terry Mark Stewart
Place of PublicationWellington NZ
PublisherASCILITE
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780473229894
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2012 - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 25 Nov 201228 Nov 2012
Conference number: 29th
http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/Wellington12/2012/home.html (conference website)
http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/Wellington12/2012/images/custom/asclite2012_proceedings.pdf (Conference Proceedings)

Publication series

NameASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2012
Abbreviated titleASCILITE 2012
CountryNew Zealand
CityWellington
Period25/11/1228/11/12
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Keywords

  • Community of practice
  • Informal learning
  • Social learning

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