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Communities of Practice

Collaborative learning through communities of practice

Released: 4 July 2016

Communities of Practice are an online forum where members can learn from each other, work out loud, discuss emerging tools and technologies, share and curate resources (blogs, articles, books, sites, journal articles and beyond) and sharpen their skills through collaborative learning.

A Community of Practice moves beyond a general discussion group into a specific area of focus, and works towards improving the practice of the members. The purpose is to create dialogue and develop skills through the exchange of resources and ideas, information and advice, questions and answers. A community manager is appointed by AITD to make sure that the resources and dialogue are dynamic and meet the needs of the group.

A Community of Practice is a place designed for contributors and participants, not just spectators. It is subject to the same group rules as AITD's members-only group (available on the about page of the main group).

AITD currently has three Communities of Practice open for members:

  1. Coaching and Mentoring
  2. eLearning
  3. Facilitation


Learn more about AITD's Communities of Practice

  • Disc Advanced (June15-May17)
  • Guild (to May 2017)
  • Writers Wanted