Because they provide a context for social learning and collaboration, which facilitate the exchange of professional practices and solutions, leading to both individual and organisational success. They represent an environment in which problem solving is efficiently done through access to direct expertise, coming from within the organisation. Moreover, these communities encourage people to create learning networks in which they turn from passive learners to active learners, gathering information directly, which leads to higher rates of knowledge retention.
As mentioned before, communities of practice are designed to offer access to social learning, which happens on Knolyx. The learners can create announcements and discussions on a variety of topics, based on their learning interests and their development objectives. They can also have advisors to shed some light on a variety of issues and they can share media files.
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