On 28 February 2007 Location: Special issue of 'Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning"
The editors invite scholarly articles on learning that takes place within communities and sociotechnical design for this learning, to be considered for a special issue of Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning. Studies of learning in online communities and studies of community-oriented approaches in educational settings are acceptable, as are studies of learning in communities of practice, communities of interest, or groups defined in other ways. Papers should state the authors’ position concerning how learning takes place by virtue of the community setting (editors prefer papers in which community is intrinsic to the learning studied). Although there is a preference for contributions that are grounded in empirical evidence, strong theoretical papers will also be considered. Methodologies from diverse research traditions are acceptable, provided that the quality of work is convincing to researchers within the given tradition and the presentation is comprehensible to readers outside of the tradition.