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community of practice

A generic UK term for medium- to long-term informal groups of people who focus on issues of mutual interest, which are created and supported by organisational initiatives that often emerge in response to a perceived threat or need.
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Now available as new membership levels within ATIXA, the Communities of Practice offer a specialized home to meet the unique needs of particular members' practice areas or constituencies.
Review of America productivity and quality Center show that 95% of the top functional organization communities of practice know very important for knowledge management strategy in its organization.
Clearly there was foresight in organizing and creating the Communities of Practice setup.
The communities of practice met regularly to discuss the process of developing quality assurance as well as the outcome of the program which measured student achievement within program goals.
Communities of Practice appear to be an evolution of the team concept (Wenger et al.
Communities of practice have masters--members who possess an informally acknowledged superior level of knowledge and expertise; apprentices--the less experienced members; and those who fall somewhere in between.
An overview of literature on communities of practice offers numerous other descriptions but, for the purposes of this article, the above mentioned will suffice.
Our theme for this edition focuses on the issue of Communities of Practice (CoPs) and the way communities of people with your expertise can share and exchange information.
Practitioners describe projects undertaken by organizations at the forefront of KM, and researchers and analysts discuss KM strategy and implementation, cost analysis, education and training, content management, communities of practice, competitive intelligence, and more.
IN 1999, THE AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Association, Chicago, began an expedition into the then-little-known world of communities of practice.
Communities of practice are networks of people within, and sometimes outside of an organization, that come together around a particular topic to collaborate, innovate, address challenges, share what they know, and create new knowledge and information related to that topic.
Communities of practice are "groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis.

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