Communities of practice: A blended strategy for collaborative and participatory instructional exercise among digital natives
Okoro Cecilia Onuwa, Ona Abraham Ogaji
The world of today is seen as a global village and a village is made up of various communities that are identified with shared values which give them interest. The conception of the Communities of Practice (CoP) is that learning that takes place in a social situation that emerges and develops gradually when people who have common goals interact as they strive toward those goals. The thrust of this paper is to x-ray Communities of Practice: a blended strategy for collaborative and participatory instructional exercise among digital natives. The paper suggested amongst others that there must be definiteness of purpose in any community of practice so as to allow teachers or instructors and learners to gain meaningfully through collaboration and participation in the activities of the community.