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Community of Practice for Knowledge Sharing in Higher Education: Analysing Community of Practice Through the Lens of Activity Theory


Sie, Andi Bing and Aho, Anne Maria and Uden, Lorna (2014) Community of Practice for Knowledge Sharing in Higher Education: Analysing Community of Practice Through the Lens of Activity Theory. In: Uden L., Sinclair J., Tao YH., Liberona D. (eds) Learning Technology for Education in Cloud. MOOC and Big Data. LTEC 2014. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 446. pp. 135-148.

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Abstract

Knowledge sharing is fundamental to learning among students. Learning and innovation occur when students are collaborating and able to share knowledge. Therefore students must be encouraged and be willing to share knowledge with one another. Although there are many benefits to knowledge sharing among students, in practice it is not easy to achieve. Communities of practice (COP) are an ideal platform for students to collaborate and share knowledge as they learn. However, creating and implementing an effective COP is not trivial. This paper describes our experience of using COP to promote knowledge sharing among undergraduate students working in a multicultural setting, analyses COP using activity theory, and outlines a design proposal for a COP using social objects.

Item Type: Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge sharing: Communities of Practice; Activity theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Mohd Farid Wan Mohd Zin
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 04:43
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 04:43
URI: http://ur.aeu.edu.my/id/eprint/58

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