I'm writing an article for a trade journal and was wondering if anyone has any good references to some articles about creating a PLN? or about communities of practice or anything along the history of PLNs in general. I've done a few preliminary searches on the web and have not been able to find a whole lot. Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places.
Anyway, any help would be much appreciated. Also, if you could leave your thoughts on what you think a PLN is, please do so in the comments. You'll be helping to spread the word to a few folks here in Japan.
Thanks in advance for your help.