Setting up an online community


Sam Burrough, Performance Learning Group Last Published  30 April 2015

Online communities can be used to support a range of formal and informal learning activities. This tool will highlight some essential things to consider before you start setting up an online community.

Who this tool is for:
This tool is designed to help anyone who is considering setting up an online community to support learning, knowledge sharing or collaboration in their organisation.

This tool will cover:
  • Features of online communities and how they can be used for learning
  • How to successfully plan and launch an online community
  • Common challenges of online communities.

Unit: Facilitating Collective and Social Learning (5CSL)

This tool maps to the following learning outcomes:
  • Compare different models of collective and social learning.
  • Describe the development of collective and social learning and their manifestations and uses in the workplace.
  • Assess the factors to be considered when implementing collective and social learning programmes in organisations.