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SCoPE: The Design of an Online Community

by Sylvia Currie



Simon Fraser University’s Community of Practice for Educators (SCoPE), an online community for individuals who share in an interest in education research and practice, provides opportunities for sharing and dialogue across disciplines, geographical borders, levels of expertise, and educational sectors. Prior to launch in fall, 2005 we undertook a number of research, planning, and design activities to inform our choices about platform, core activities, and initial preparation of the community environment. We continue to shape the community environment and plan for future activities based on participation and feedback from our members. This project documents the activities and observations that have informed the design of the SCoPE online community.


So many of the people who have had a huge influence on my interest and dedication to online communities aren’t aware of their impact. Some I have never met in person and probably never will. They have no idea that I’m watching their contributions to the field so closely. Here’s to all the people who share their ideas, resources, and experiences so openly! And here’s to the people who continue to encourage others to do the same.


I'm slowly documenting the history of SCoPE here. It's a work-in-progress, and hopefully always will be! This PDF brings us up to June 2007.


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