Building communities of practice from a company perspective
During her visit to Australia in April 2010, Christina Preston visited long-standing MirandaNet Fellow Michelle Selinger.
Sitting around the swimming pool in her ultramodern house in Sydney, Michelle recalled her days as an academic in the UK in the 1990s and the problems we had with technology in those days. We remembered too Basia Korczak an inspirational teacher and MirandaNet Fellow who died in her forties. Michelle then talks about her 10 years in Cisco where she has been working in 30 countries. She has been working on key projects in Continuing Professional Development in Jordan and Bangalore focusing on people in collaboration instead of the technical network. We are hoping to work with Michelle on technologies that will help to connect teachers in remote areas in several different countries. The main aim will be to keep them in these areas instead of moving to the towns. Another of Michelle’s projects concerns connecting Ingenious Schools around the world.
- Christina Preston's Observations on her visit to Australia and New Zealand
- Niki Davis and an ecological model of learning in communities
- Michelle Selinger and building communities of practice from a company perspective
- Bronwyn Stuckey and Quest Atlantis