This folder contains information about communities of practice, which are small groups of people who share a common interest in a specific area and who come together informally, often across traditional organizational boundaries, to share their knowledge and experiences related to this common interest.
For an introduction to the contents of this folder read Communities of Practice - Users' Guide
|The FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
||How do communities of practice differ from knowledge networks?
||Communities of practice tend to be more informal associations that cater to the interests of individual participants for their own learning and development. On the other hand, knowledge networks are more formal and outward looking, the ultimate goal being to add value for organizations and to support collaborative efforts.