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Modern communities of practice (CoP) built on a foundation of technology and social media are emerging on a global scale. Considering the speed at which technology evolves, best practices also continue to evolve for building, maintaining and measuring the effectiveness of these modern communities. This report attempts to outline and discuss key lessons learned to date and provide several recommendations based upon available evidence and expert opinion. But each CoP – defined here as a group of professionals with similar interests – is unique in purpose and must find its own path to success.
Community Contribution
Before you launch an online working group, it’s important to spend some time considering whether an online space is the right tool for your members and how it will help your group achieve its goals. This document walks group facilitators through a series of questions to help assess whether an online space is a good fit...
USAID Contribution
The University of North Carolina’s Global Learning Program (GLP) established a community of practice for mid-level health professionals in diverse settings, allowing them to share experiences through a peer-to-peer knowledge exchange forum. This was preceded by a two-year period of conventional online coursework that...
Community Contribution