Princeton – May 18, 2011 -, a professional social network for the education community, has announced the creation of a coalition of organizations and community practitioners who are committed to growing active and engaged online communities of practice that help educators extend their personal learning and networking opportunities.

The Consortium for Online Communities of Practice has been created by in response to the goals and recommendations of the U. S. Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan and the Connected Online Communities of Practice (COCP) Project.

The National Education Technology Plan recommends that educators, “Leverage social networking technologies...

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