EPALE – the project’s CoP Platform

The interMedia project team has implemented a Community of Practice (CoP)>section in the EPALE Platform. In this community group, the project team publishes material and findings from the project. The basic idea of these publications is to make the results permanently and sustainably available to the interested community. Connected with this is the invitation to all interested parties to also comment on and expand the contributions. Therefore, in addition to the articles, there are discussion topics that are publicly accessible and where registered users of the EPALE platform can participate in the discussion.

What is EPALE?

EPALE is a multilingual, open community for teachers, trainers, researchers, academics, policymakers, and anyone professionally involved in adult education in Europe. EPALE is funded by the European Commission. The platform is the latest initiative in the ongoing commitment to the quality of adult learning in Europe. The community idea is central to EPALE. For the exchange of adult learning content, the platform offers news, blog posts, a resource center, events, and courses.European Commission

If you want to become member of our community, you may become the first member of the EPALE platform using this link: epale.ec.europa.eu/en.

Screenshot: Create an account to be part of the EPALE Platform.

When you have become a member of the platform, you may join our CoP group (This is possible for EPALE members only). Use this link to access the community group: Intermedia CoP

What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?

A Community of Practice (abbreviation CoP) is a practice-based community of people who face similar tasks and want to learn from each other. The CoP is one of the most prominent terms in the discussion about collectives dealing with knowledge and learning. Indeed, most of what employees learn, and thus what a company or organisation knows, results from the interactions between “knowledge workers” – in our case, adult educators. Communities of practice are precisely such associations of experts who exchange information on their topic in an organisation context.

Typical properties of such a community are:

  • A community of practice has a topic or a focus of content.
  • The members of a community of practice are like-minded people who want to help each other, learn together and exchange ideas.
  • The community produces results that shape the daily work in the company (practice).

 


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The EPALE Logo is published under the COMMISSION DECISION of December 12th 2011 on the reuse of Commission documents.

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