Note that the reader might best be served to first read the
topic Group Dynamics to understand the basic nature
of most groups and their typical stages of development. (It’s
not clear at this time if online groups have similar nature and
Simply put, Communities of Practice are voluntary groups where
members share a common priority (a problem, topic, etc.) and enhance
their learning by interacting on an ongoing basis. Groups usually
are informal and not part of an overall organization.
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