Virtual Collaboration: Advancing Practice-Based Learning
Few practices span the boundaries separating people who do shared work as successfully as virtual collaboration. New technologies offer opportunities to join together in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago. Today, we have the potential to learn from and with individuals working across the state, across the nation, and across the world. Virtual collaboration has important implications for advancing practice because it holds the potential to open communication among individuals with varying perspectives, diverse experiences, and differing roles who might not interact in its absence. The reach of virtual networks greatly expands the ability to engage leaders and implementers across boundaries that often separate people who have a common interest in an issue.