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Ad hoc transient communities: towards fostering knowledge sharing in learning networks

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Ad hoc transient communities: towards fostering knowledge sharing in learning networks
: To enhance users' social embedding within learning networks, we propose to establish ad hoc transient communities. These communities serve a particular goal, exist for a limited period of time and operate according to specific social exchange policies that foster knowledge sharing. This paper explores the theoretical underpinnings of such communities. To this end, it identifies five theories that explain how group interaction affects community behaviour and argues that these can shed light on the expected behaviour of ad hoc transient communities. The paper also examines three conditions which community policies should adhere to in order to foster knowledge sharing and it suggests that ad hoc transient communities should be designed accordingly. Finally, it analyses how ad hoc transient communities can be implemented in an Information Technology (IT) platform which is currently under development, the TenCompetence Personal Competence Manager (PCM), and discusses the current prac...
Adriana J. Berlanga, Peter B. Sloep, Liesbeth Kest
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where IJLT
Authors Adriana J. Berlanga, Peter B. Sloep, Liesbeth Kester, Francis Brouns, Peter van Rosmalen, Rob Koper
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