Toward a Community of Practice Tania Siemens and Dan Udovic STEP New Grantees Meeting August 16 th , 2012. “Communities of practice ( CoP’s ) are: --groups of people (community) --who share a concern or a passion for something they do (domain) --and learn how to do it better (practice)
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