17:49 | 05.09.2018

Acknowledgement of the DESPRO’s Community of Practice achievements at the international research level

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DESPRO project is pleased to inform about the recent publication of the research paper "eLearning within the Community of Practice for sustainable development" in the journal Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning (HESWBL) by Emerald Publishing Ltd. 

The research paper analysis is based upon the years of experience of implementing the e-course Project Management for Local Development that is being offered by the online Community of Practice at udl.despro.org.ua on a yearly basis since 2012. 

Emerald Publishing Limited is the UK-based publisher of academic journals and books in the field of management, business, education, public administration. The HESWBL journal focuses specifically on the interface between higher education and the workplace. The journal publishes academic and scholarly practitioner-focused papers providing broad international coverage of issues, developments and innovation in higher level skills, higher level work-based learning and higher education, work integrated learning. 

The purpose of the paper "eLearning within the Community of Practice for sustainable development" is to demonstrate how the use of two knowledge management tools – eLearning and Community of Practice (CoP) – promotes the culture of managing by projects in public organizations. The paper presents three learning strategies for organizing eLearning in CoP, tailored e-course curriculum in Project Management for Local Development within the “4A” model (attention, actualization, attraction, action), with focus on learners’ feelings and emotions used for designing the eLearning process. 

As commented during the journal’s review process: “The findings have significant implication on e-learning stakeholders and the community as a whole by informing them important use of e-learning and community practice as the management tools for sustainable development. The findings of this study bridge the gap between theory and practice by demonstrating synergistic effect of two knowledge management tools (e-learning and Community of Practice) and proves the selection of learning strategies.” 

The article is available for purchase only from the Emerald Publishing Limited at the link below: 

Ihor Katernyak, Viktoriya Loboda, Maryana Kulya, (2018) "eLearning within the Community of Practice for sustainable development", Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 8 Issue: 3, pp.312-322


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