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ERIC Number: EJ892381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Developing Communities of Practice around e-Learning and Project Management
Laxton, Ruth; Applebee, Andrelyn Cheryl
Journal of Distance Education, v24 n1 p123-142 2010
In 2007-8 the Australian Catholic University (ACU National), undertook a project to develop new resources to provide training and support in eLearning for staff and students. The project was undertaken by a multidisciplinary team drawn from all six campuses and was led by an externally contracted Project Manager/eLearning specialist. This reflective case study reports on how the use of ACU's project management methodology and the selection of a matrix organisation for the project, resulted in the nurturing of existing communities of practice (CoPs) around both eLearning and project management at ACU. Key recommendations are that effective project management practice and a matrix project organisation can promote and nurture knowledge sharing amongst CoPs in a university setting. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia