Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Nigel O.M. Brissett, Ed.D
The purpose of this Practitioner’s paper is to develop a clear understanding of the basic elements needed for a successful online community of practice. I will explore what The Center for Victims of Torture’s New Tactics (NT) in Human Rights program is currently doing, distinguish effective-based best practices and offer recommendations to the program as to what they could improve to support the vision of a thriving online community of practice. This paper draws on both literature focusing on communities of practice, as well as my experience working with the NT program. I conclude that for as many participants who consider the NT program a community of practice, the same amount of participants disagreed or had a neutral opinion due to their definition or a lack of knowledge of communities of practice.
Boehnlein, Frances Mary Rashmi, "Examining the Effectiveness of an Online Community of Practice: The New Tactics Program" (2015). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 8.