KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND ONLINE COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Research on teachers’
professional development is gaining popularity among educators since changes in
society require teachers to improve their skills and knowledge.
Rather than transmitting
information to teachers, knowledge sharing through emerging tacit knowledge
among them has gained more importance. Because of new information and
communication technologies, knowledge sharing among educators is becoming
easier. This article examines the relationship among three important topics;
teachers’ professional development, knowledge management and online communities
of practice. Furthermore, some online learning communities of practice
environments are introduced.