Communities of Practice (CoPs) are groupings of experts and other individuals interested in a particular technique, process, or subject, coming together to share knowledge, devise and agree upon best practices, and disseminate those practices to a wider audience within an organization.
Communities of Practice Discussion Forum
Group that discusses technology, theory and developmental practices. Features a glossary and links to related sites.
Efios knowledge management
Knowledge management consultants for building and supporting communities of practice, virtual teams and communities in the enterprise organisation.
Homepage of the Community of Practice researcher and consultant who coined the term along with Jean Lave. Features links to his widely-read publications on the field, including an exhaustive survey of technologies that can be used to support Communities of Practice.
Communities of Practice researcher Richard McDermott's consulting firm.
The Meta Network
Helps groups and organizations build virtual teams and learning communities through organization development consulting, web-based conferencing, and facilitation services.
Communities of Practice and Pattern Language
James B. Smethurst. For any member of a Community of Practice, there comes a time to interface with individuals and organizations which do not form part of the Community. The difficulty of this situation is the issue of language. Every Community of Practice has its own pattern language, its own way of expressing and discussing the unique qualities of its chosen art. (September 24, 1997)
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