Communities of Practice

ALDinHE members have set up community of practice groups which provides an informal, supportive environment within which professionals working in and around ‘Learning Development’ can interact and share experiences.

ALDinHE Research Community of Practice

Researching Learning Development and/or a Learning Developer doing research? ALDinHE’s Research Community of Practice could be for you. We established in Spring 2020 and currently have around 15 active members, meeting monthly to encourage ideas and foster collaboration. The CoP offers:

  • A sounding board or support – especially useful for those new to research, or for more experienced researchers wanting to support others.
  • ‘Critical friends’ to help with publications or conference presentations.
  • Opportunities to develop collaborative projects around shared interests.
  • A conduit to more formal mentoring through ALDinHE’s working groups.

Above all, our mission is to cultivate interest in researching and disseminating the praxis of learning development. We welcome enquiries from potential new members. If you are interested, please contact Ian Johnson (

Propose a CoP

Is there an area you would like to regularly discuss with other members of the LD community? If so, why not set up a new CoP discussion group? Please send CoP proposals to

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