Electronic Learning Community Journal

The Learning Communities Journal is now available online for free download at the Journal website.


Volume 8, Number 2 (2016), a complimentary bonus, online-only issue, focuses on The Community of Practice Initiative at Hong Kong Baptist University. As the Editors’ message describes it, “This special online-only issue of the Learning Communities Journal includes noteworthy contributions—indeed, breakthroughs—in the field of faculty learning communities (FLCs) and communities of practice (CoPs). For the first time, a hybrid model of an FLC/CoP has been designed, implemented, and assessed. The survey designed and implemented by Beach and Cox (2009), which has assessed the impacts of FLCs on members’ educational development and their students’
learning in the U.S., has been used again to measure the impacts of this hybrid FLC/CoP model. Direct comparisons have been made between FLC and hybrid FLC/CoP outcomes, and they are published in this issue.
In addition, this issue contains the robust scholarship of teaching and learning that these hybrid FLC/CoPs have generated. Also of note, this project has taken place in Hong Kong, providing an international perspective and application of the FLC model in a different culture.”

The articles in the new issue are as follows:

Establishing Communities of Practice to Enhance Teaching and Learning:
The      Case at Hong Kong Baptist University
Eva Wong et al., Hong Kong Baptist University
Networked Learning Communities: A Perspective Arising From a
Multidisciplinary         Community of Practice on Student ePortfolios
Tushar Chaudhuri & Chan Wai Yin, Hong Kong Baptist University
Designing and Implementing a Two-Level Community of Practice Project
to         Develop a Teaching Portfolio Framework
Atara Sivan et al., Hong Kong Baptist University
Using a Community of Practice to Enhance Undergraduate Students’
Graduate         Attributes Through Problem-Based Learning
Siu Yin Cheung & Kevin K. M. Yue et al., Hong Kong Baptist
A Community of Practice to Assess Students’ Teamwork Skills in a
Team-Based    Learning Setting
Peter Lau & Theresa Kwong, Hong Kong Baptist University

The Impact of Peer Tutoring in a University Language Classroom
Angela Ng & Peter Lau, Hong Kong Baptist University
A CoP Project Enhancing Student Learning Through a Holistic Mentoring
Program in the Sciences
Karen Ka Wai Mak et al., Hong Kong Baptist University
Service Learning for Whole Person Education in Chinese Medicine
Developed by a Community of Practice
Hong Qi Zheng et al., Hong Kong Baptist University
Assessing the Effect of Communities of Practice in Higher Education:
The Case         at Hong Kong Baptist University
Theresa Kwong et al., Hong Kong Baptist University

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“Submitting Manuscripts” or contact Gregg Wentzell, Managing
Editor, at the Center for Teaching Excellence, Miami University,
Oxford, OH 45056 (telephone: 513-529-9265; e-mail:

Enjoy reading, and watch for Volume 8.1 of the Journal, our regular
annual issue, in Fall 2016.

Best regards,

Gregg Wentzell, Ph.D.
Managing Editor

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