An informal community of practice: the case of the DEHub virtual worlds working group

Farley, Helen and Gregory, Sue and Grant, Scott and Butler, Des and Jacka, Lisa and Orwin, Lindy and Jones, Janice K. (2012) An informal community of practice: the case of the DEHub virtual worlds working group. In: ASCILITE 2012: 29th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures, 25-28 Nov 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.

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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.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 13 May 2013 05:39
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 02:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: community of practice; social learning; informal learning; virtual worlds
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080111 Virtual Reality and Related Simulation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23468

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