Savova Publishes Article on Online Communities of Practice

Posted on 12/1/2016 9:51:31 PM

Lilia Savova's article on “Creating Student Online Communities of Practice” is based on her presentation at the 2016 TESOL Convention titled “Creating Online Communities of Practice Across Cultures and Borders.” It follows an invitation by the TESOL Connections editorial board and appears in the December issue of TESOL Connections.

This article differentiates between communities of practice (CoPs) and small groups by defining the former as collaborative efforts of long-term commitment with social presence, strong motivation, and higher levels of collaboration. It also offers suggestions for creating online communities of practice for diverse educational settings and provides an example of such an activity.

Department of English