ERIC Number: EJ627656
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Creating Computer-Mediated Communities of Practice in Special Education.
Ryba, Ken; Selby, Linda; Kruger, Louis J.
Special Services in the Schools, v17 n1-2 p59-76 2001
Draws upon the metaphor of "apprenticeship" to explain how individual cognitive development of children and adults alike can be enhanced by mentoring relationships within a particular educational "culture." Proposes that computers and related technologies can be instrumental in creating socially interactive and reflective learning communities. Provides examples of communities of learners to illustrate the process of socially shared cognition. (Contains 16 references and 1 table.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: "Computers in the Delivery of Special Education and Related Services: Developing Collaborative and Individualized Learning Environments." For related articles, see CG 557 074-080.