Designs for Learning

Kolbæk, D. (Deltager)

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Supportive Elements for Learning at a Global IT Company
This paper presents a completed research study that connects design, theory and practice. It explores learning in an online community of practice, which reflects upon experiences from facilitating learning situations in the context of work. The study’s aim is to identify supportive elements for learning at a global IT company that is classified as ‘big business’ and supports hundreds of communities of practice. This study examines an online community with members from more than 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The members never meet, and yet develop new working practices by collaborating online. The study draws on Silvia Gherardi’s (2015) work on working practices and Etienne Wenger’s (1998) theory of communities of practice.
The research question is: ‘How can the context support the development of new working practices in communities of practice, when the members only interact online?’
Periode17 maj 201620 maj 2016
PlaceringCopenhagen, Danmark
Grad af anerkendelseInternational


  • working practices
  • online collaboration
  • big business
  • online community of practice