Online communities of practice—groups of individuals that come together to achieve both individual and group goals—have become popular the in higher education space, and recently we’ve explored how they can benefit local governments, as well. According to EDUCAUSE, communities of practice in higher education have resulted in improved connections between individuals, increased knowledge sharing, enhanced communications and organizational development.

In government, the same benefits can be realized, along with other broad goals such as internal collaboration, crowd-sourced problem solving and citizen engagement.   In fact, there are many areas where communities of practice can deliver results for local government organizations. The SlideShare below details a few specific use cases:

Want to learn more about this new trend? Download your copy of the new report from the Center for Digital Government about the power of building online communities of practice in local government.

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