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ERIC Number: EJ836280
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Tapping Online Professional Development through Communities of Practice: Examples from the NIFL Discussion Lists
Taylor, Jackie
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v2 n3 p182-186 Fall 2008
Since its creation in 1991, the National Institute for Literacy has provided national leadership on adult literacy. In 1998, with the addition of funds for dissemination of scientifically-based reading research, the Institute has been a catalyst for improving opportunities for adults, youth, and children to thrive in a progressively literate world. The Institute's discussion lists are forums that give adult literacy practitioners and researchers opportunities to discuss the field's critical issues; share resources, experiences, and ideas; ask questions of subject experts; and keep up-to-date on literacy issues. In this article, the author discusses professional development through communities of practice using examples from the NIFL discussion lists. (Contains 10 online resources.)
Commission on Adult Basic Education and ProLiteracy America. 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED544210