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Survey: Online Communities of Practice
See below for an opportunity to participate in a survey about online communities of practice.
Andrew R. Bonamici
Associate University Librarian, Media & Instructional Services
University of Oregon Libraries
Eugene OR 9703-1299 USA
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From: Lida Larsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 4:35 PM
Subject: [CGLEADERS] Communities of Practice Survey Opportunity
Gregg Greer, a doctoral candidate in the field of Information Systems at Dakota State University, is conducting a research study entitled "The Influence of Community Commitment on Knowledge Management in Online Communities of Practice". His basic question is “What factors make online communities of practice able to share knowledge more effectively?” He is interested in surveying members of EDUCAUSE Constituent Groups on this topic. More information follows my signature file.
You are welcome to contact Gregg if you believe that his work is apropos to your CG community and your members should be given the chance to participate, or if you would personally like to participate in his survey.
Lida L. Larsen
Regional Conference Program Management & Professional Development
Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good
direct: 412.361.3760 | mobile: 412.519.4489 | main: 202.872.4200 | twitter: @EDUCAUSEProfDev | educause.edu
My name is Gregg Greer and I am currently working on my D.Sc. in Information Systems at Dakota State University. I am conducting a survey for my dissertation, The Influence of
Community Commitment on Knowledge Management in Online Communities of Practice. I am also an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Lubbock Christian University.
The Educause ListServ Discussion groups appear to be good examples of what I'm trying to study. I intend to share the results of my research with the communities that participate in the survey.
About ten years ago when I was at Baylor University, I did my master's thesis on Business Continuity Planning in higher education and I was allowed to use some of the excellent communities of practice on Educause to distribute my survey. Since I am now researching online communities of practice, I thought I would contact you and see if you were interested in supporting my academic research by publishing this survey.
Respondents who complete the survey will be given a coupon where they can download an e-book I've written about current research on online communities of practice. (The e-book is meant to reward the participants for participating in the survey. I have no agenda outside of my academic research.)
Here's the link to the survey. Please feel free to review it.
Information Systems Management/Information Systems Technology
Department of Business Administration
Lubbock Christian University