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Connecting with communities of practice for PLD


Whenever people with a common interest have an identified online place, forum or method to connect with peers and discuss issues of common interest we can say that a community of practice exists.

This module explores where communities for supporting on-line practice might be found and how you might check it is the right one for you.


How to connect with communities of practice for PLD


By the end of this module you will:
- know how to search for relevant online professional communities of practice
- be aware of how to use them most effectively for your development needs

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the DTPF component - G2 : Progression and CPD: strategies to develop digital skills and pedagogy

  • Use online resources or social media to identify suitable training and professional development opportunities.
  • Use online resources or social media to update one's subject-specific competences.
  • Use online resources or social media to learn about new teaching methods and strategies.
  • Use online resources or social media to search for and identify digital resources which support professional development.
  • Use the exchange in digital professional communities as a source of professional development.
  • Use online training opportunities, e.g. video tutorials, MOOCs, webinars etc.
  • Use digital technologies and environments to provide training opportunities for colleagues and peers.
  • Use professional collaborative networks as a source for one's own professional development.
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Taking note of your feedback
We greatly appreciate the time taken to provide us with feedback on each module. We regularly review all the feedback provided and use it to inform the development of new modules. Subject to funds being available and other constraints, we will amend existing modules where feedback shows this is required.
7th February 2019
Matthew Gordon

Some good points--would've been better to have some links or lists of subject areas/specialist forums. Rather resource light.  Report this review

Our Response: Thanks for taking the time to review your experience, this will inform your peers and help us understand how to improve!
30th March 2019
William Sibley

Our Response: Looks like we did not quite meet your expectations. Thanks for your feedback.
16th February 2019
Donna Marley

Our Response: Thank you. We have noted your feedback.
11th February 2019
Susanna Brandon

Our Response: Thank you.
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Badge for Professional Learning & Development - PLD - Adopting

There are many digital tools that can help you plan and manage your PLD. These badges look at digital approaches to recording and developing your personal learning and training. This is the Adopting stage, which recognises you have started adopting the tools and using them for your own development journey.