Thesis subject

Online collaboration in international development: communities of practice and virtual networks

Factors determining the effectiveness of online and virtual collaboration and exchange among people, organizations and communities in international development. It can also be usefully focused on a specific sector like agri or health; or look across communities, say agri and social justice; or across different worlds, say practice and campaigning. Potentially Looking at incentives, barriers, behaviours, platforms, drivers, and metrics.

Research question

To what extent are CoPs/knowledge networks able to facilitate knowledge sharing and learning?

Type of research

Desk research, literature review, interviews

Looking for

an enthousiastic student