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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Communities of Practice

For many years people have been collectively learning in a communal place. They all share their ideas and thoughts to enable themselves to have a better understanding of information and to help others. "Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do better as they interact regularly” (Wenger, 2006, p. 1) Relationships are built where members learn from each other. This is how my learning journey through the GDLT course has progressed via the on-line forums. The support all the students provide for each other is amazing and very valuable. Without this community of practice I do not know how I would have managed to get this far- university week 6! Blogs and wikis are examples of places/platforms where people can share information and ideas about their interests. Blogs in particular are an excellent way of keeping track of friend’s new postings as you can use an aggregator feed to alert you to these.

Wenger, E. (2006). Communities of practice a brief introduction. Retrieved March19, 2010 from


  1. Isn't the teaching community wonderful how its shares it findings and discoveries. I have never encountered anything like this course where so many people are willing to help each other, instead of stepping all over each other to get better marks. You only have to look at all the postings that were made to support Emma Bryant. It was inspiring.

    Susan Ashton

  2. Yes, Susan I totally agree with you. I to have been amazed at how mcu we are all sharing with each other and encouraging each other in this course. My previous studies have been nothing like this.
    Thanks for your comment.


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