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Communities of practice: bridging technology and knowledge assessment

Eric C. Adams (Eric C. Adams is a Technology Coordinator, Monterey, California, USA.)
Christopher Freeman (Christopher Freeman is a Master Teacher in Residence, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.)

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



Introduces an assessment model being developed around a knowledge initiative in Pepperdine University’s Educational Technology Doctoral program ( The knowledge initiative involves the implementation of group memory technology, developed by Intraspect Software (, in an attempt to cultivate a community of practice in the program. The assessment model looks for indicators of communities of practice and mines for usage patterns called “knowledge transactions”, as forms of measures.



Adams, E.C. and Freeman, C. (2000), "Communities of practice: bridging technology and knowledge assessment", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 38-44.




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