The aim of this set of books is to combine the best of current academic research into the use of Communities
of Practice in education with "hands on" practitioner experience in order to provide teachers and academics
with a convenient source of guidance and an incentive to work with and develop in their own Communities of
This set of books is divided into two volumes: volume 1 deals principally with the issues found in colocated
Communities of Practice, while volume 2 deal principally with distributed Communities of Practice"