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Building a digitally enhanced community of practice

Building a digitally enhanced community of practice Emergency transitions from face-to-face learning environments to digitally mediated learning require robust support networks, particularly in the form of communities of practice. Digitally enhanced communities of practice (DECoP) can be created and sustained when research-based design principles are used. The purpose of this paper is to present a set of evidence-based design principles for purposeful creation of digitally enhanced communities of practice.Design/methodology/approachThis study used integrative literature review methodology. All literature regarding DECoP was collected, analyzed and synthesized to provide a set of design principles for building DECoPs.FindingsThe analysis resulted in 26 crucial design principles and 8 desirable design principles.Practical implicationsThe synthesized set of design principles provides a blueprint for designing and facilitating the development of DECoPs.Originality/valueThis unique synthesis of the DECoP literature provides practitioners with guidance in creating and nurturing a new DECoP. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information and Learning Science Emerald Publishing

Building a digitally enhanced community of practice

Information and Learning Science , Volume 121 (5/6): 10 – Jul 27, 2020

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2398-5348
DOI
10.1108/ils-04-2020-0066
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Abstract

Emergency transitions from face-to-face learning environments to digitally mediated learning require robust support networks, particularly in the form of communities of practice. Digitally enhanced communities of practice (DECoP) can be created and sustained when research-based design principles are used. The purpose of this paper is to present a set of evidence-based design principles for purposeful creation of digitally enhanced communities of practice.Design/methodology/approachThis study used integrative literature review methodology. All literature regarding DECoP was collected, analyzed and synthesized to provide a set of design principles for building DECoPs.FindingsThe analysis resulted in 26 crucial design principles and 8 desirable design principles.Practical implicationsThe synthesized set of design principles provides a blueprint for designing and facilitating the development of DECoPs.Originality/valueThis unique synthesis of the DECoP literature provides practitioners with guidance in creating and nurturing a new DECoP.

Journal

Information and Learning ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 27, 2020

Keywords: Community of practice; Design; Digitally mediated; Emergency transitions; Online teaching; Remote online education

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