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Title: Using Social Network Analysis to Highlight an Emerging Online Community of Practice
Authors: Cocciolo, Anthony
Chae, Hui Soo
Natriello, and Gary
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.
Citation: Cocciolo, A., Chae, H. S., & Natriello, a. (2007). Using Social Network Analysis to Highlight an Emerging Online Community of Practice. In Chinn, C. A., Erkens, G., & Puntambekar, S. (Eds.), The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2007, Volume 8, Part 1 (pp. 145-149). New Brunswick, NJ, USA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: In this exploratory study, Cocciolo, Chae and Natriello investigate the extent to which the communicative processes exhibited within a large digital repository illustrate the emergence of an online community of practice (CoP). In order to make this claim, we present a method for identifying the emergence of an online CoP using Social Network Analysis (SNA) on communication data (i.e., uploads and downloads) and institutional role (i.e., expert/faculty vs. novice/student). The analysis reveals that the online repository provides opportunities for novices to perform the role of the expert knowledge facilitator. We posit that these conditions constitute a necessary element for the emergence of an online CoP.
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