Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators

Editors, Chris Kimble, Paul Hildreth and Isabelle Bourdon
Publisher, Information Age Publishing

As a two volume set:
Hard cover ISBN: 1593118678 , Soft cover ISBN: 159311866X

As separate volumes:
Hard Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118635 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118651
Soft Cover - Vol 1 ISBN: 1593118627 , Vol 2 ISBN: 1593118643


Roisin Donnelly, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland


From 1992-1996, Roisin was a researcher and lecturer in the Faculty of Informatics, University of Ulster at Jordanstown. In 1997-98, she was a visiting research fellow and lecturer in the Faculty of Economics in the University of New South Wales, Australia. Since 1999, Roisin Donnelly has been an Academic Developer in the Dublin Institute of Technology. Her specialist teaching and research areas include online and blended problem-based learning, facilitating virtual learning communities, integration of e-learning into curricula and pedagogies, interactive teaching strategies and teaching portfolio development; she has a range of publications on each. She regularly guest tutors on a number of international online professional development courses for academic staff.


Volume 2, Chapter 4 - Virtual Problem-based Learning Communities of Practice for Teachers and Academic Developers: An Irish Higher Education Perspective