Rather than try to answer the question myself of why there is value in being a member of a learning community, or even better several learning communities, I decided to ask some of the other participants at the marvellous OER19 conference that took place in beautiful Galway city, Ireland on the 10th and 11th of April. What they said is here in full in this Youtube playlist. Cherry picking my favourite parts of their answers the value of being in a learning community is that it is a route to continuous learning as you learn from interacting with others, being exposed to different perspectives, and that is is simply more fun to walk the road with others than alone!

Thank you to to &  for being willing to give their thoughts!

The Value of Learning Communities