Online Community of Practice

A community of practice is a set of relations among persons, activity, and world, over time an in relation with other tangential and overlapping communities of practice” (Lave & Wenger, 1991, p. 98)

OOL Office of Open Learning Online Community of Practice

About once a month throughout the school year, we invite members of the University of Windsor community to participate in an Online Community of Practice session. These are informal, friendly gatherings where you can share information (and coffee!) and discuss with others who are interested in online, open, and technology-enhanced teaching and learning. Whether you’re a newcomer to online teaching, an experienced educator, or just curious about a new pedagogy or technology, please join us!

Each meeting, a member of the Community will share a new technology, a best practice, tips & tricks, and more that you can use in your own online teaching. We encourage you to bring what you are working on, any challenges you're conquering, and any successes you've had with teaching in a technology-enhanced way so we can all learn together. Members of the community can save you time by sharing how they handled similar situations.

We encourage you to register for each session


Lave, J. & Wenger, E. (1991). Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation. New York: Cambridge University