Editorial: Stewarding technologies for collaboration, community building and knowledge sharing in development
Keywords: knowledge management, technology stewardship, community of practice,
AbstractThis edition of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal explores how international development practitioners find new ways to work together using Internet technologies. The lens used in all the articles foregrounds human processes; technologies take a complementary and interdependent role. In the framing of this space between design and deployment of tools, we pay attention to both technology and social practices that groups and communities use in their application of technologies to their work. This practice of working the relationship between technology and social practices is called ‘technology stewardship’.
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