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Communities of Practice: Encouraging Participation

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“While technology—the technical architecture—can assist greatly in providing a platform for communication and collaboration, even more important is the social architecture of the community. The technical architecture supports the community of practice, while the social architecture enlivens it.”   – Etienne Wenger

Encouraging Participation

Shared interests and practices are not enough. A community of practice needs a participatory culture to thrive. Creating a learning culture that engages and challenges learners requires:

  • Community building
  • Understanding how adults learn
  • Designing for online participation
  • Ongoing communication
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