MirandaNet: Social Networking trivial or mind expanding?

Community Capers

Some members act as e-facilitators or braiders who help to shape the argument, provide interim summaries and change the direction of the discussion (Preston, 2002; Preston & Holmes, 2002; Cuthell, 2005). This concept of a Community of Practice (CoP) is key to understanding how braided learning works online. It has been described by researchers as a CoP “with an active and passionate core’ (Stuckey, 2005, p. INSTICC, Miami, Web Information Systems and Technologies.