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Understanding online communities series

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Four key reasons to build an education community now!
The four key reasons to create online communities are;
1. Knowledge sharing. This means breaking down the silos of knowledge across a program, an organisation or an ecosystem.
2. Alignment - when everyone is 'pulling in the same direction' the program moves with agility.
3. Ideation - creativity and ideas don't always show themselves in a strategy session. In a community ideas are shared, improved on, iterated, etc.
4. Impact - which results when the above are in place


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An online community or internet community is a group of people with a shared interest or purpose who use the internet to communicate with each other. Online communities have their own set of guidelines and needs, like online community engagement, moderation, and management.

An online community or internet community is a group of people with a shared interest or purpose who use the internet to communicate with each other. Online communities have their own set of guidelines and needs, like online community engagement, moderation, and management.


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