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

Adriana Berlanga*, Peter Sloep, Liesbeth Kester, Francis Brouns, Peter Van Rosmalen, Rob Koper

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    Abstract

    Sociability is conducive to learning effectiveness and efficiency. Sociability does not emerge easily in Learning Networks. This paper argues that so-called ad hoc transient communities will help the emergence of sociability in Learning Networks. Ad hoc transient communities are relatively small, temporal and goal-directed communities that support voluntary, emergent, informal knowledge sharing. The paper examines various theories, management policies and technological prerequisites that underpin their proper functioning. Venues for future research, both conceptual and empirical are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)443-458
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Learning Technology
    Volume3
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2008

    Keywords

    • ad hoc transient community
    • learning network
    • knowledge sharing
    • policies

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