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Selected Resources on Communities of Practice

Web sites:

Bibliography on communities of practice

produced by CPsquare and com-prac
http://cofpractice-biblio.wikispaces.com

Communities of Practice

The Web's first site dedicated to communities of practice.
www.co-i-l.com/coil/knowledge-garden/cop/index.shtml

Communities of Practice

on infed, the informal education homepage
© Mark K. Smith. First published January 2003
http://www.infed.org/biblio/communities_of_practice.htm

Communities of Practice Resources

© Fred Nickols 2000
http://home.att.net/~discon/KM/CoPs.htm

CPsquare

The community of practice on communities of practice.
http://cpsquare.org

Etienne Wenger

Communities of practice
www.ewenger.com/theory/index.htm

Knowledge Board, Your Global Community

European Commission
Interview with Etienne Wenger on Communities of Practice
http://www.knowledgeboard.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=458

Online Forum on Communities of Practice

An online space for practitioners' conversations on how to build and support Communities of Practice.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/com-prac/



Articles/Books:

Allee, V. (2000). Knowledge networks and communities of practice. OD Practitioner, 32(4).

NCDDR. (2005). Communities of Practice: A Strategy for Sharing and Building Knowledge. FOCUS: Technical Brief Number 11. Austin, TX: SEDL. Retrieved July 14, 2008 from http://www.ncddr.org/kt/products/focus/focus11/

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning as a social system. The Systems Thinker, 9(5). Retrieved July 14, 2008, from www.co-i-l.com/coil/knowledge-garden/cop/lss.shtml

Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning, meaning, and identity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Wenger, E. (2004). Knowledge management as a doughnut: Shaping your knowledge strategy through communities of practice. Ivey Business Journal (January/February). Retrieved February 16, 2011, from http://www.knowledgeboard.com/download/1890/Knowledge-management-as-a-doughnut.pdf.pdf

Wenger, E., McDermott, R., & Snyder, W. M. (2002). Cultivating communities of practice: A guide to managing knowledge. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Wenger, E., McDermott, R., & Snyder, W. M. (2002). Seven principles for cultivating communities of practice. Harvard Business School Working Knowledge e-mail newsletter (March 25, 2002). Retrieved July 14, 2008, from http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/2855.html

Adapted from NCDDR's FOCUS: Technical Brief Number 11 Communities of Practice: A Strategy for Sharing and Building Knowledge

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