Creating the eXtension Family Caregiving Community of Practice


Show simple item record Sellers, Debra M. Crocker, Andrew B. Nichols, Allison Kirby, Sarah D. Brintnall-Peterson, Mary 2009-12-04T22:20:38Z 2009-12-04T22:20:38Z 2009-12-04T22:20:38Z
dc.description.abstract The Family Caregiving Community of Practice, part of eXtension, provides a national one-stop site for Extension's caregiving educational resources. The developmental process of this community's creation is discussed within the "expansive learning" framework. Negatively, community members found too much emphasis on process and a lack of criteria for academic credit. Positively, they experienced increased knowledge, improved networking, and innovation. Recommendations for others creating communities are to: 1) promote the benefits of networking; 2) seek out others with similar passions; 3) provide graduated opportunities for learning; 4) help members transition from an individual perspective; and 5) provide systems for academic recognition. en_US
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dc.rights Copyright © by Extension Journal, Inc. en_US
dc.subject eXtension en_US
dc.subject Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Community of practice en_US
dc.subject Family caregiving en_US
dc.subject Online learning en_US
dc.title Creating the eXtension Family Caregiving Community of Practice en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US 2009 en_US
dc.citation.epage 11 en_US
dc.citation.issue 5 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Extension en_US
dc.citation.spage 1 en_US
dc.citation.volume 47 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dsellers en_US

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