Toolkits/ Guides/ Manuals

Wenger, E. (2002). Cultivating communities of practice: A guide to managing knowledge. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
This is a practical guide to each how to apply the community-based approach to knowledge management in organizations.

The Overseas Development Institute. (2009). Building a community of practice. Successful communication: Targeting tools. [download]
This paper identifies key ingredients, roles and responsibilities and stages of development in CoP.

Cambridge, D., & Suter, V. (2005). Community of practice design guide. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. [download]
This paper is a step-by-step guide for designing and cultivating CoP in higher education.

McDonald, J., & Cater-Steel, A. (Eds.). (2016). Implementing Communities of Practice in Higher Education Dreamers and Schemers. Puchong, Selangor D.E.: Springer Singapore.
This book includes practical guidance on establishing and sustaining higher education communities of practice as well as detailed case studies by experienced and successful facilitators.

McDonald, J., & Cater-Steel, A. (Eds.). (2016). Communities of Practice: Facilitating social learning in higher education. Singapore: SPRINGER.
This book provides practical guidance on establishing and sustaining higher education CoPs.

Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy. (n.d.). Learning and Teaching Communities of Practice Fact Sheet. [download]
This document briefly introduces the concept of CoP and how it can be set up in the context of higher education.

Teaching and Learning Communities Worldwide

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education [link]
The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), based in the United States, fosters human development in higher education through faculty, instructional, and organizational development.

Website for Developing Faculty and Professional Learning Communities (FLCs): Communities of Practice in Higher Education [link]
This website is to inform, teach, and encourage visitors to investigate and initiate Faculty Learning Communities on their campuses in the United States.

Communities of Practice, The University of British Columbia [link]
This website is developed by Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology in partnership with units across the University of British Columbia (UBC) . CoP at UBC allows people to share knowledge, expertise, scholarship, ideas, and suggestions, both face-to-face and electronically

The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) [link]
HERDSA is a scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education. It encourages and disseminates research on teaching and learning and higher education development. It also works to build strong academic communities.