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The potential affordances of enterprise wikis for creating community in research networks

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Abstract


  • In this paper, we describe some of the affordances, (the specific enabling features or characteristics), of an enterprise wiki to meet the needs of a developing community of practice. The Social Innovation Network (SInet) is a nascent research network that spans the social sciences, education and commerce at the University of Wollongong. It will use the enterprise wiki software Confluence to assist in the development of communities of practice across its groups and sub-groups. This paper, describes some of the features of the software and how it might be used to perform some of the common activities identified by Wenger (nd) as contributing to the development of community.

Authors


  •   Johnson, Nicola Frances. (external author)
  •   Clarke, Rodney J.
  •   Herrington, Jan A. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Johnson, N. F., Clarke, R. J. & Herrington, J. A. (2008). The potential affordances of enterprise wikis for creating community in research networks. In I. W. Olney, G. Lefoe, J. Mantei & J. A. Herrington (Eds.), International Conference on Information and Emerging Technologies (pp. 105-111). Wollongong: University of Wollongong.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1011&context=etc08

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/etc08/12

Start Page


  • 105

End Page


  • 111

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong

Abstract


  • In this paper, we describe some of the affordances, (the specific enabling features or characteristics), of an enterprise wiki to meet the needs of a developing community of practice. The Social Innovation Network (SInet) is a nascent research network that spans the social sciences, education and commerce at the University of Wollongong. It will use the enterprise wiki software Confluence to assist in the development of communities of practice across its groups and sub-groups. This paper, describes some of the features of the software and how it might be used to perform some of the common activities identified by Wenger (nd) as contributing to the development of community.

Authors


  •   Johnson, Nicola Frances. (external author)
  •   Clarke, Rodney J.
  •   Herrington, Jan A. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Johnson, N. F., Clarke, R. J. & Herrington, J. A. (2008). The potential affordances of enterprise wikis for creating community in research networks. In I. W. Olney, G. Lefoe, J. Mantei & J. A. Herrington (Eds.), International Conference on Information and Emerging Technologies (pp. 105-111). Wollongong: University of Wollongong.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1011&context=etc08

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/etc08/12

Start Page


  • 105

End Page


  • 111

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong