Students foster collaboration and community of practice by…
- Learning first-hand how to collaborate with a community of active volunteer editors in the development of encyclopedic content
- Receiving feedback on their work and negotiating with other editors in building consensus on content
- Interacting with other scholars who share that interest or who work in a similar field. As an example, if one of your students writes about topics related to chemistry, he or she will mostly collaborate with others involved in the chemistry community of practice.