Education has moved from to online virtual communities creating a wealth of options to enhance the classroom experience and assimilate knowledge through online community sharing.
What is a virtual community?
A virtual community is a social network of individuals who interact through specific social media, potentially crossing geographical and political boundaries in order to pursue mutual interests or goals. These online communities offer the advantage of instant information exchange that is not possible in a real-life community.
Users of online communities have access to thousands of specific discussion groups where they can form specialized relationships and access information in categories such as: politics, technical assistance, social activities, health, management, recreation and a host of allied topics. Virtual communities provide an ideal medium for these types of relationships because information can easily be posted and response times can be speedy. Another benefit is that these types of communities can give users a feeling of membership and belonging so that they can give and receive support effectively.
‘Continuous Learning’ through Online Communities
Education today is about using the dynamic power of social media and building Interactive communities to create a virtual learning platform to discover, share, and assimilate knowledge through ‘Continuous Learning’ in a manner that defies all barriers of time, age and distance.
Management related Online Communities
Welingkar’s WeLearn focuses on online community building, where the user can enter into a meaningful forum for exchange of ideas/discussion for diverse communities on major management verticals – HUMAN RESOURCE, SUPPLY CHAIN, FINANCE, SALES, MARKETING and a host of allied topics. These communities aim to facilitate users to share knowledge and expertise in their field of expertise.
For example, a Human Resources Community will engage in the building and creating of activities with respect to selection, training, assessment, rewarding employees and ensuring compliance with employment and labor laws. Likewise, a Supply Chain Management Community will focus on discussions pertaining to planning and management of activities in sourcing and conversions while a Retail Management community will provide insight into the skills and knowledge required in day-to-day operations of a Retail store.
These Interactive Online Communities help promote meaningful and interactive discussions on subjects pertaining to MANAGEMENT which help entrepreneurs and management aspirants seeking a career in these domains.
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