Kate Cawley is a lecturer at RMIT University within the Masters of Creative Media, Animation and Interactive Media programme (AIM). Kate specialises in narrative, concept development and production management for animation and has been engaged in studio based teaching since 2002. Kate also works in the animation industry as a writer, producer and animator. Kate’s research interests are based around the online studio. Specifically her interests are in the nature of the tacit to explicit exchange within a virtual context and the development of Communities of Practice within an educational environment.