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


Wesley Shumar, Drexel University, USA


Wesley Shumar is a cultural anthropologist at Drexel University whose research focuses on virtual community, higher education and ethnographic evaluation in education. Since 1997 he has worked as an ethnographer at the Math Forum, a virtual math education community and resource centre. He is co-pi on the Virtual Math Teams (VMT) project, a five-year NSF project at the Math Forum that is investigating the dynamics of online and face-to face collaborative problem solving and problem creation. He is also co-pi on Leadership Development for Technology Integration: Developing an Effective NSDL Teacher Workshop Model. This project is a three-year NSF project to develop and refine a hybrid workshop model that supports teachers to integrate National Science Digital Library (NSDL) resources and technologies into their classrooms.


Volume 2, Chapter 11 - Communities of Practice at the Math Forum: Supporting Teachers as Professionals