Learning2gether with Beyza Yilmaz this Sunday May 6 on her dissertation on belief's of members of a CoP
- Hi everyone,
I'm pleased to announce that this Sunday May 6 Learning2gether will be
joined by Beyza Yilmaz who will speak to us about her research on
belief's of members of a CoP.
The event is earlier than usual, at our old meeting time, noon GMT
You can find all our Sunday events listed at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/
The direct link to Beyza's this Sunday is at
There it says
This study investigated beliefs of members of an online Community
of Practice (WIA) on the role of the community on professional
development, teaching, and on Web 2.0 use. Through the analyses of the
questionnaire, it was aimed at finding out the members’ ideas about
the group as an online CoP and benefits of belonging to an online CoP.
The findings revealed that the members believe that WIA plays an
important role in the process of developing multiltiteracies skills
and the Web 2.0 tools used in classroom teaching and for professional
development. The findings further revealed that the participants
believe that being a WIA member leads to motivation, collaboration and
discovery. These beliefs are thought to provide insights about the
advantages and disadvantages of learning in online CoPs and their
effects on the members’ Web 2.0 use.
The findings can also be beneficial for researchers, teacher
trainers, and teachers wishing to join CoPs for professional
development. They can understand the advantages and disadvantages, and
the participation process in more detail. Moreover, these findings can
indicate that online CoPs can provide a medium for coping with the
increasing amount of information thanks to the recent technological
developments, and acquiring new skills.
Some of Beyza's findings are quite interesting and revelatory
regarding how the Webheads community has managed to work well and hang
together over the years.
I hope you'll be able to join us.