Due to the fact that I agreed to serve as member of the program committee I also like to hint to the forthcoming workshop “Using Microblogging to enhance communication within Communities of Practice” (MicroECoP) within the WCC 2010 conference in Brisbane, Australia.
The workshop aims to discuss:
A number of questions are emerging from the early use of micro-blogs as social networking tools that connect communities of practice and interest. These include: How can microblogs support the development of professional communities of practice? How can microblogs be effectively incorporated into formalised professional learning? How can we measure the optimum levels of engagement necessary for microblogs to be successful social networking tools within professional communities of practice? How are communities of practice enhanced or enriched as a result of the application of microblogs? What about issues of security, privacy and intellectual property – how can these be protected? Do the filtering features on microblogs constitute semantic tools?
So think about to participate – more details you will find at the homepage of MicroECoP.