Can you remember when you first heard about communities of practice? I wish I could. I know I've had Etienne Wenger & Co's book "Cultivating Communities of Practice" on my shelf for a long time. I may have "borrowed" it from my Mum. (Thanks Mum).
During the Open Space on Drupal and Education I scribbled some rough notes as folks introduced themselves and outlined their interest in the broad topic.
Distilling that interest into its purest essence, I'dsay that Drupal in Education is about Learning Drupal, Teaching Drupal and Using Drupal to support Teaching and Learning.
I'm sitting in Roland's session on Web 2.o bling at the 2008 conference for ICT in
Education Victoria (ICTEV), Like VITTA this teacher association is focussed on supporting teachers use of Info and Comms tech in schools for learning and teaching.
A week or so ago I put out a call to some of the owners of the LCA XOs to ask if I could borrow their machines to show to teachers at the conference.
Huge thanks to all of you who came through and agreed to help out.