Liliane Esnault

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Communities of practices are more and more recognized by companies, individuals and groups as valuable places to share and create knowledge. Communities of practice have to be cultivated in order to fully create the value they may bring to their environment. They need interoperable, flexible, ubiquitous, and specific collaborative tools to support their(More)
The experience described in this paper is being developed in the framework of the PALETTE1 project by two teams of researchers involved in collecting information from some Communities of practice2 (CoPs) then in providing this information through suitable formats to their technical partners in the aim of designing an interoperable and extensible set of(More)
The importance of Communities of Practice (CoPs) has now been evidenced and recognized by several authors on the one hand and by practitioners on the other, whether it be in educational contexts or in companies. Generally speaking, one could define a CoP as a network of people sharing a common practice, which makes a CoP a very particular kind of network.(More)
Although a plethora of Web 2.0 applications exist today, there is little literature reporting on experiences, concrete recommendations or best practices when developing such applications. The scarcity of such records makes it difficult for developers to determine how best to support the practices of communities with the use of Web 2.0 technologies. In this(More)
Communities of Practice (CoPs) have attracted the interest of professionals and researchers as successful environments for enhancing, developing and improving practices through collaboration between their members. More and more, CoPs are choosing virtual environments and services to support their activities. However, recent research has underlined the lack(More)