Motivators and Barriers in the Development of Online Communities of Practice


BARAN B., ÇAĞILTAY K.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.10, no.39, pp.79-96, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 39
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-96
  • Keywords: Communities of practice, computer-mediated communication, teachers, professional development, Internet

Abstract

Problem statement: Recently, online Communities of Practice have become a very popular teaching method in teachers' professional development. However, keeping teachers active in these learning environments is a very challenging process. Therefore, investigating this challenge is critical for designing effective online Community of Practice (oCoP) environments for teachers' professional development.