Here are the wikis I have used in my Doctoral Studies

Pepperdine University

Cadre 17
EDLT 725: New Media Literacies
EDLT 727: Knowledge Creation and Collaboration

Before you call anything a CoP you need to do a few things. First, check the concept of practice. What's the practice you think is going on? Does it have a knowledge domain? Second, are there practitioners engaged in practice and interested in solving practical (practice-related) problems or improving the practice? Does the community engage new members? Do noobies advance through the ranks and increasingly engage more deeply with the practice? Isa there expertise? Does the community attempt to reify or capture existing practice and does it modify its knowledge base as the practice evolves?

A group of people engaged in a shared activity is not sufficient to define a Community of Practice. Might be a nice teachable moment, or an temporary interest group, or what Jenkins has called an "affinity group" (shared interests).. but not a CoP.

-Dr. Linda Polin,

Computational Thinking:

Minecraft Study:


Clay Shirky
Daily Herald Article
Blog from an instructor
Rollin Moe's Blog - Doctoral Candidate

Pepperdine Tech Camp

Last updated January 16, 2014
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