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Online knowledge communities: future trends and research issues
by Sjoerd de Vries, Piet Kommers
International Journal of Web Based Communities (IJWBC), Vol. 1, No. 1, 2004

 

Abstract: Online Knowledge Communities (OKCs) are seen here as meeting places for continuing professional development, a social network of members, who are organised by making use of an online meeting place, having an adequate group culture and are involved in appropriate information processes to develop and exploit a certain knowledge domain. We expect the use of online knowledge communities for continuing professional development to have positive effects on the professionalism of the professionals and the development of knowledge assets in knowledge-intensive organisations. We discuss future trends in the development and application of OKCs and related research issues.

 

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