Jesús Trespalacios's and Lisa Rodman's (first author and Ed.D. student) manuscript titled “Knowledge-Sharing and Potential Virtual Communities of Practice in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Afloat Community: A Qualitative Pilot Study.” was published April 21, 2018, in TechTrends.
This qualitative pilot study employed purposeful sampling to conduct 6 one-on-one interviews of afloat members with varying degrees of afloat experience and total time in service. The interviews were used to elucidate the knowledge-sharing culture of the afloat community, including the degree to which afloat members are willing to exchange knowledge and how trust, reciprocity, and disposition towards online learning influence this exchange.
Congratulations to both Jesús and Lisa!