ERIC Number: EJ792163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 10
Learning and Knowledge Sharing within Online Communities of Professionals: An Approach to the Evaluation of Virtual Community Environments
Trentin, Guglielmo, Ed.
Educational Technology, v48 n3 p32-38 May-Jun 2008
This article discusses a possible approach to the evaluation of virtual community environments (VCE), intended as the integration of members, processes, and technologies characterizing a given community of professionals. In particular, as to the return on investment for VCE, the article supports the idea that tangible returns for the organization should not be considered as much as intangible ones, such as creativity, peer-to-peer learning, the ability to share knowledge, and the improvement in both organizational communication and problem-solving processes. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Web Based Instruction, Interprofessional Relationship, Outcomes of Education, Creativity, Organizational Communication, Peer Relationship, Knowledge Management, Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Decision Making Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy