MindMap: How community is the future of learning

Iโ€™m in the zone of creating MindMaps, partly to help me think through my writing, but also because it can be helpful seeing things visually or as lists, not just for myself, but for others too.

So here we are, a mindmap to explore how community is the future of learning. Itโ€™s an area that I believe in deeply and feel it is somewhat lacking at this point in time.

And here is the list/text version:

:rainbow:How community is the future of learning - rosie.land

Formats & Channels: there are many to choose from


  • Livestreaming (YouTube, Twitch, etc)
  • Social (TikTok, Instagram, etc)
  • Longform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc)


  • By the community
  • Curated and discussed

Events based

  • Meetups
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Masterminds
  • Coworking
  • Cohorts
  • Ondemand


  • Podcasts
  • Audio spaces (Twitter, Discord, LinkedIn Live, Spotify)

Conversation based

  • Forums
  • Chat spaces
  • Social

Building community: belonging, care and confidence comes into play

Find people with similar journeys

  • Feel seen and validated
  • Find confidence
  • Build trust
  • Build your network
  • Get support
  • Care about your work or interest

Creating pathways: every member community has a journey, find ways to support them

Open submissions

  • Seeking diversity
  • Reviewed and moderated
  • Curation

Creating levels of participation

  • Safe spaces
  • Clarity of rules and purpose

Productivity: together we can discover better ways

Save time

  • Get pointed in the right direction
  • Avoid pitfalls & blind spots
  • Collective and searchable knowledge

Encourage Exploration: how can communities help people explore?

  • Fall down rabbit holes
  • Just-in-time learning
  • Relationship building
  • Collaboration
  • Solve problems together
  • Discover trends & ideas
  • What is relevant now
  • Searchable content
  • Content and knowledge supported by AI

Support: itโ€™s about helping everyone succeed

  • Amplification of voices
  • Giving credit
  • Get excited together
  • Share dreams and aspirations
  • Support the underdog
  • Provide feedback

Opportunities: are everywhere

To learn

  • Do something new
  • Discuss ideas
  • Understanding differing perspectives

Get support

  • To contribute
  • Build your reputation
  • Become known for something
  • Personal growth
  • Learn through action

To support

  • Mentor
  • Teach
  • Share insights
  • Experience led
  • Answer questions


  • Share ideas
  • Build upon our work
  • Get feedback
  • Find your first people
  • For problems you want to solve in this world
  • Small or big contributions

This is an awesome resource, will put it to good use.

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