Social Networking & Communities of Practice


Book Chapters

Schwier, R.A., & Daniel, B.K. (2008). Implications of a virtual learning community model for designing distributed communities of practice in higher education.  In C. Kimbel & P. Hildreth (Eds.), Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. | abstract

Papers in Refereed Journals

Schwier, R.A., & Seaton, J. (2013). Participation patterns in formal, non-formal, and informal online learning environments.  Comparaison des modes de participation dans des environnements formels, non formels et informels d'apprentissage en ligne. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology39(1), 1-15. | Full text

Daniel, B., & Schwier, R.A. (2010).   Employing social network techniques to understand community engagement in a formal virtual learning community. International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, 2(4), 31-50. | abstract.

Daniel, B., McCalla, G., & Schwier, R.A. (2008). Social network analysis techniques: Implications for information knowledge sharing in virtual learning communities. International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2(1), 20-34. | full text

Daniel. B., Schwier, R.A., & Ross, H. (2007). Synthesis of the process of learning through discourse in a formal virtual learning community. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 18(4), 461-477. | full text

Daniel, B., Schwier, R., & McCalla, G. (2003). Social capital in virtual learning communities and distributed communities of practice. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 29(3), 113-139. | full text

Dykes, M.E., & Schwier, R.A. (2003). Content and community redux: Instructor and student interpretations of online communication in a graduate seminar. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 29(2), 79-99. | full text

Schwier, R.A., & Balbar, S. (2002). The interplay of content and community in synchronous and asynchronous communication: virtual communication in a graduate seminar. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 28(2), 21-30. | full text

Refereed Conference Papers

Daniel, B.K., & Schwier, R.A. (2007). Engagement and knowledge sharing in a virtual learning community. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-Media 2007 (pp. 639-646). Cheseapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. | full text

Daniel, B.K., McCalla, G.I., & Schwier, R.A. (2006, November). Social network analysis techniques: Implications for information and knowledge sharing in virtual learning communities. Proceedings of LORNET 2006, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. | full text

Daniel, B.K., McCalla, G., & Schwier, R.A. (2006, November). Mining soft data to understand the process of information and knowledge sharing in virtual learning communities. Poster session at LORNET 06, Montreal, PQ. | slide presentation

Daniel, B.K., Schwier, R.A., & Ross, H. (2005, October). Intentional and incidental discourse variables in a virtual learning community. Proceedings of E-Learn 2005, Vancouver, British Columbia. | slide presentation

Schwier, R., & Dykes, M. (2004). The Struggle for Community and Content in Virtual Learning Communities. Proceedings of Ed-Media 2004 (pp. 2976-2982), Lugano, Switzerland. | full text

Schwier, R.A. (1999). Turning learning environments into learning communities: Expanding the notion of interaction in multimedia. Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Seattle, Washington: Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education, June 23.

Invited Presentations

Schwier, R.A. (2010, November). Open access publishing. Panel presentation for Information Technology Week, University of Saskatchewan (with David Fox, Jim Greer, Frank Klaassen, Roger Pierson).

Schwier, R.A. (2010, October). Los muchos rostros de las comunidades de aprendizaje (The many faces of learning communities). Keynote presentation to the Online Education Symposium 2.0, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Schwier, R.A. (2010, October). A conversation about open teaching and learning. Universidad Marista de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Schwier, R.A., McKenzie, M.D., & Wesch, M. (2010, January). Conversation and podcast on social media, teaching and research with Michael Wesch, Kansas State University [video podcast]. Retrieved from http://ed3131b.usask.ca/~grahamwalker/rick/wesch-web.mov.

Schwier, R.A. (2008, April). Seniortech: Social networking tools. Workshop for the Saskatoon Council on Aging, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Wiki available: http://seniortech.wikispaces.com

Schwier, R.A. (2004).  Conducting online discussions. Gwenna Moss Teaching and Learning Centre, University of Saskatchewan, February 25.