Virtual learning communities (VLCs) are emerging as an alternative to classroom-based, face-to-face, instructor-led training. They are similar to communities of practice but are not based around a particular profession or set of practices. Rather, they are based on the desire of participants in the community to learn from each other.
Extensive evidence suggests that effective learning communities provide important benefits for learners and their organizations. Apart from significant gains in learning, benefits include:
- Reducing isolation
- Enhancing collegiality
- Increasing job satisfaction
- Instituting new approaches to solving problems.
Written by Gary Woodill Ed.D., Director of Research and Analysis at Brandon Hall Research, “Building and Fostering Virtual Learning Communities” provides you with the key information you need to understand and create virtual learning communities within your organization.