Connect and Inspire

Connect and Inspire: Online Communities of Practice in Education is the main report of the Connected Online Communities of Practice project and will be published in several versions over the course of the project

Connect and Inspire: Online Communities of Practice in Education March 15, 2011

Connected Educator Month Reports

The August 2012 event was the first-ever Connected Educator Month, a celebration of online communities of practice and networks in education. This report highlights results and insights from Connected Educator Month and offers recommendations for connecting and inspiring more educators in powerful and engaging online interactions. 

Connected Educator Month Report: Learning With Connected and Inspired Educators February 6, 2013
Appendix: Connected Educator Month Core Element Details February 6, 2013
Connected Educator Month 2013: A Profile of Contributions April 2014

Briefs

The Connected Online Communities of Practice Project will publish and regularly revise a series of briefs throughout its duration intended for community managers, moderators, designers, and researchers. We welcome your comments on the existing briefs and suggestions for future ones.

Online Communities for Educators: Guidelines for Planning and Implementation March 15, 2011
Technology for Online Communities of Practice March 15, 2011
Resources and Tools for Evaluation of Online Communities of Practice July 15, 2011
Community Research Questions January 31, 2012

Research Publications

The Connected Online Communities of Practice project is also conducting primary research on online communities of practice in education. In addition to informing the projects’ other publications, results of that research will be disseminated through academic publications.

First Steps Towards a Social Learning Analytics for Online Communities of Practice in Education May 2, 2012 in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge
Simple and Computational Heuristics for Forum Management in the NSTA Learning Center: A Role for Learning Analytics in Online Communities of Practice Supporting Teacher Learning January 7, 2013 in Proceedings of the 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)