%0 Journal Article
	%A Eman AbuKhousa and  Marwan Z. Bataineh 
	%D 2018
	%J International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 138, 2018
	%T CoP-Networks: Virtual Spaces for New Faculty’s Professional Development in the 21st Higher Education 
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10009142
	%V 138
	%X The 21st century higher education and globalization challenge new faculty members to build effective professional networks and partnership with industry in order to accelerate their growth and success. This creates the need for community of practice (CoP)-oriented development approaches that focus on cognitive apprenticeship while considering individual predisposition and future career needs. This work adopts data mining, clustering analysis, and social networking technologies to present the CoP-Network as a virtual space that connects together similar career-aspiration individuals who are socially influenced to join and engage in a process for domain-related knowledge and practice acquisitions. The CoP-Network model can be integrated into higher education to extend traditional graduate and professional development programs.
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