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ERIC Number: EJ784531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Knowledge Sharing and Creation in a Teachers' Professional Virtual Community
Lin, Fu-ren; Lin, Sheng-cheng; Huang, Tzu-ping
Computers & Education, v50 n3 p742-756 Apr 2008
By virtue of the non-profit nature of school education, a professional virtual community composed of teachers provides precious data to understand the processes of knowledge sharing and creation. Guided by grounded theory, the authors conducted a three-phased study on a teachers' virtual community in order to understand the knowledge flows among community members from different organizations. This study also portrays the process of knowledge sharing and creation for teachers participating in virtual teams of a teachers' professional community. The resulting model articulates causal conditions, action/interaction strategies, consequence, and contextual environments. The concept of knowledge buckle is derived to connect the knowledge transfer among socialization, externalization, and combination activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A