ORG2200 Intro to Communities of Practice

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Karen Hatley

Course Description:

Communities of Practice (CoP) as defined by Wenger are “groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” Students in this course will become familiar with both virtual and face-to-face CoPs and be able to define, design, launch, and grow CoPs.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Communities of Practice (CoP) as defined by Wenger are “groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” Students in this course will become familiar with both virtual and face-to-face CoPs and be able to define, design, launch, and grow CoPs.

Why This Course Is Important:

Collaboration and knowledge management through Communities of Practice (CoP) have increased in importance. Individuals, teams, workgroups, and organizations must learn to work together in new ways. This course provide a model for connecting people in the spirit of learning, knowledge sharing, and collaboration as well as individual, group, and organizational development.