Formation of Communities of Practice to Promote Openness in Education


This article presents the educational experiences of an inter-institutional project that consisted in forming a Community of Practice (CoP) among Mexican educational institutions, in 2009. The main goal of this project was to enrich a catalogue of OER for basic and elementary education (K-12) for Spanish speaking countries in Latin America, and the rest of the world, within the field of innovative education and technology, through the work and community of practice of K-12 teachers and university faculty participants. Six Mexican higher education institutions participated in this project, and this article will talk about their faculty experiences with a community of practice that used innovative applications and new technologies. Also, this article describes how OER were used in the K-12 educational level through the portal website of TEMOA, the academic search engine developed by Tecnológico de Monterrey to help teachers with the design and instruction of their courses.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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