Honorary Associate Professor Jacquie McDonald has worked with higher education academics designing online and professional learning programs for over 26 years. Her experience and research has demonstrated the value of Communities of Practice (CoPs) in building the learning and teaching capacity of educators. CoPs foster collaborative knowledge sharing, scholarly practice and contribute to student outcomes. She has led institutional and national fellowships and grants to research and provide resources for leadership of communities of practice within the tertiary education sector. She has been invited by national and international universities to facilitate Community of Practice workshops and contribute to CoP initiatives.
Communities of Practice (CoPs); leadership; collaboration, knowledgeability