Online Learning Communities are a place to bring people together regardless of physical location for the purpose of networking, learning and sharing ideas; a sustained approach which highlights the benefit of learning from shared experiences.
Sometimes as educators and leaders we become isolated whether due to time constraints, physical location or any number of other reasons. Bringing people together in a virtual space overcomes the barrier of physical location by connecting people without the need to travel.
Live sessions are hosted in a virtual classroom which allows a facilitator to deliver content as well as allowing participants to communicate with both the facilitator and other participants. In addition to scheduled session, the communities are supported by a forum that helps to keep the lines of communication open even outside of scheduled session times.
During these webinars, the concept of a ‘professional learning community’ will be explored using the idea ‘co-construction’. Participants will this concept means for their specific concept and reflect on the role of each individual within their team.