xAPI Communities of Practice
JANUARY 8, 2015
Last year, ADL began organizing Communities of Practice around the design considerations and implementation of xAPI in different contexts. There Yesterday, Ben Betts announced his leadership of a Badges Community of Practice , and I was both surprised and elated to see all the different groups coordinating with ADL. It’s value is multiplied as the different ways in which these Communities of Practice use xAPI become explicit. Click here to learn about ADL’s Communities of Practice for xAPI.
Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download
The Peformance Improvement
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
One of many methods of organizational learning is a “community of practice”. This is a term coined by Etienne Wenger to describe “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” The tone, set by Megan Torrance, was one of fun, high energy, and engagement.
Communities of Practice Need Some Practice
FEBRUARY 14, 2015
This is my 3rd post in my journey to cover my thoughts and ideas on the four topics covered in week 3 of the Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning cMOOC. Defining Communities of Practice (CoP). It’s hard to define a Community of Practice, but I think a good start would be to quote a Tweet I recently saw from another MSLOC430 participant. JeffMerrell My most helpful understanding of CoP is by @hjarche – ‘You know you are in a CoP when it changes your practice’ #msloc430. Not exactly. Your Take.
Social Learning vs. Communities of Practice
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
When it comes to the terms “Social Learning” and “Communities of Practice”, many people in the corporate learning realm are confused, myself included. We think we know what these mean one day, and then the next day a new theory or idea emerges that turns the whole idea of each upside down and inside out. Are Social Learning and Communities of Practice different? People in corporations are picking up Social Learning as one of the latest learning “buzzwords” without really knowing what it means. Communities of Practice.
Reading: “Experience of developing Twitter-based communities of practice in higher education”
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 12, 2013
Experience of developing Twitter-based communities of practice in higher education. “This article presents the results of a case study of the use of a microblogging tool by a university academic to increase their knowledge and experience of social media for educational purposes. Several types of data were collected and analysed.
Boots On The Ground: Introducing A Community of Practice at Bechtel by Paul Drexler and Ani Mukerji
Learning Solutions Magazine
JANUARY 15, 2012
A key activity for learning and development groups is supporting the growth and effectiveness of. informal and collaborative learning among employees or members of a community of practice. Social and mobile technologies are essential to success, as this case study illustrates. This is. essential (and inspiring) reading for all! Future Trends Learning 2.0
A Brief Introduction – Communities of Practice Manager
The Learning Circuits
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
As Ryann mentioned in a previous post, I’m the Community of Practice Manager for Learning Technologies at ASTD. In this role, I engage with the community and help build ASTD’s portfolio of content—from T+D articles to books to educational programs to conferences and beyond. also help foster discussion and debate within the community. I’ve been with ASTD for nearly five years, working primarily on books and Infoline with ASTD Press. Indeed, no area in world of learning is more exciting than Learning Technologies.
Communities of Practice, Learning as a social system (Wenger, 1998)
Viplav Baxi Meanderings
JULY 22, 2008
Yet we seldom understand this truism in terms of the communities through which individuals develop and share the capacity to create and use knowledge. CoP: Best Practices, Etienne Wenger, “Systems Thinker , June 1998. came across Wenger’s 1998 paper titled Communities of Practice, Learning as a social system. CoP: Best Practices.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
JUNE 22, 2015
While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills. have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now.
Six Obstacles to Building Communities in Organizations
JANUARY 17, 2016
This is one of the most inclusive descriptions that captures the various threads and reasons for building communities in organizations. Here are some of the challenges: 1. Needless to say, it is human for all to want a bit of fame that comes with being the trendsetter and a possible organizational visionary. Bye bye communities and collaboration! 5.
Learning with e's
MAY 4, 2016
Most of our learning is achieved within social contexts. can't recall many examples where I have learnt something significant without the presence of others. Conversations are some of the richest learning experiences, even in our senior years. Well, our network of friends and colleagues is that MKO - and they aren't necessarily by the side of us any more.
Learning with e's
MARCH 31, 2016
Students are connected to digital content through a variety of tools and technologies, increasingly through devices that are personally owned. And students are connected to tools that enabled them to discover new content, to collate and curate it, to repurpose/remix it and to share it within their communities of practice. Being connected has many dimensions.
Lurking is Not a Static State
JULY 20, 2011
Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. It has received a lot of attention in the past from the thought leaders in the realm of learning and the role of communities in personal as well as organizational learning. This is especially true of communities in enterprises. Not really.
Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.
AUGUST 11, 2011
Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). Social learning refers to a class of learning, which includes wikis, blogs, screen sharing, podcasting, photo sharing, social bookmarking, collaborative working, social networking, etc.
PLN or CoP?
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
That''s quite an apt result because Google and many of the other large, supposedly ''free'' social media tools are very much focused on making money to sustain their operations. Nor is it about the morality of social media companies. In the context of this post, PLN stands for Personal Learning Network , and CoP stands for Communities of Practice.
From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation
AUGUST 13, 2011
This is a long overdue post, the draft of which had been languishing in my dropbox for some time--half forgotten. But finally I felt this needs to see the light of day. have reached something of a cross-roads in my career, and I wanted to document the process of this arrival. It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. And my own foray into the world of social media with Twitter. The age of Connectivism was truly upon us. Powered by enterprise2.0
Communities of Practice: Optimizing Internal Knowledge Sharing
NOVEMBER 5, 2009
Michael Hawley has written an article describing how ‘Communities of Practice’ or CoPs can save intranets from the findabilty problem. One of the primary ways to achieve this is to connect employees with the people and groups with whom they need to collaborate. Workgroups, or communities of practice, provide the basis for a living, growing, vibrant space in which people can access the information they need, share best practices, and contribute to a shared knowledge base.”. I don’t think CoPs can save intranets.
SCORM Adopters by Community of Practice
SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
In July 2010, ADL ran a survey of the User Community. By no means is it all-encompassing nor does it represent a random sampling. 147 people, mostly representing individual organizations, responded to the calls for participation in the survey through Twitter, LinkedIn and the ADL website over the course of almost four weeks. Throughout the next couple of days, I will share much of the survey results, starting with the results of the first question on the survey: “What community of practice best decribes your organization?”
Dimensions of a community of practice
Learning in a Sandbox
AUGUST 30, 2010
In their book “ Digital Habitats “, Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith bring forward a model of three dimensions of a community of practice. I’ve found these dimensions very usefull in consulting about communities, exploring its value for the organization. Community. Practice. (In their book, the authors have put the “practice dimension at 2nd, but i prefer to talk about community and domain dimension first). What is actually that the community is about?
From novice to expert
Learning with e's
JULY 11, 2014
This is number 24 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The last post highlighted issues around the andragogy theory of Malcolm Knowles. In this post, we review the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. Reference Lave, J.
Is all learning social?
Learning with e's
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
Just about every day I find myself embroiled in a discussions about fundamentals of learning, the nature of knowledge and the processes of education. It comes with the territory of working as an academic in a university, and I expect to do it much of the time. This of course is a profound question, and one which demands some good theory and reflection.
Knowledge, practice and community
Learning with e's
AUGUST 22, 2014
After a break from blogging during the summer break, I''m back, and here is the continuation of my series on theories of learning, with number 25. You may recall that I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Craik and Lockhart Levels of Processing 6.
Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool
MAY 12, 2015
One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! Ever heard of the phrase “listen to the market”? As they are, the two pieces of data are meaningless.
Content is a tyrant.
Learning with e's
MARCH 5, 2012
The imminent arrival of widespread 4G broadband and LTE ( Long Term Evolution ) will usher in wider availability to information and push even more data to our mobile devices over the same amount of radio spectrum. But in adopting these communication advances, are we also opening the door for a deluge of content? Are we not already swamped by a tsunami of content?
The Mac Community of Practice
AUGUST 16, 2008
Many a time I’ve described Mac users as a wonderful example of a community of practice. Some put Apple decals in the rear windows of their cars. This was my sixth ThinkPad, following in the wake of five Gateways, three Sony VAIOs, a Compaq, two Dells, a Toshiba, and I can’t remember how many other PCs I’ve paid for out of my own pocket. The ThinkPad left here by way of a garbage can, as did grocery bags full of software. They have camaraderie. They respect each other. They are the guy on the right.
5 Questions to Ask When Setting up Communities
AUGUST 16, 2011
While the terms community management and community manager are more popular, I have never found them very comfortable to use. It is perhaps to do with the word management --which reeks of Taylorism, hierarchy, command and control--all the connotations that to me are anathema to creating a sense of belonging, infusing passion, and leading. I am happier with community leadership or community facilitation. will leave the deconstruction of the word for another post. And of course there are the sceptics--the quiet and the vociferous.
Blogging as conversation
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 14, 2013
"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. My professional life is pretty hectic much of the time, and I needed a space to write down my ideas and record my thoughts before I forgot them. In essence, blogging crystallised my thinking, and extended the scope of my knowledge. Thank you all.
Communities of Practice
OCTOBER 25, 2012
ASTD’s Communities of Practice help you find information that is relevant to your needs, and connect with today’s thought leaders. Each community focuses on a key area of the learning and development field and is led by a community manager whose in-depth knowledge of their field will ensure that the content, offerings, and resources are consistent with your needs.
Harold Jarche » Community of Practice Case Study
Learning and Working on the Web
JULY 25, 2007
Will chat replace email? Slack thinks so.
MARCH 24, 2015
” The app, called Slack , is intended to facilitate group discussion and collaboration, and it works across a wide range of devices. One particularly intriguing feature of Slack is that most chats are archived and available for searching. So, while I’m not so sure Slack will replace email, I do think it could be a valuable resource in the design and delivery of learning.
CP Square: the community of practice about communities of practice
Learning in a Sandbox
FEBRUARY 9, 2010
After being “a friend and lurking for a while, i became a full (paying) member of the CP Square (CP2) community. CP Square is a community of practice about communities of practice. Ever since i started my studies in HRD i’m interested in social forms of learning, communities of practice are one of them.
ASAE 2010 Annual: Leaders of Communities of Practice
AUGUST 19, 2010
Associations are the hub of activity for "communities of practice.” Communities of practice are voluntary. Professionals join to gain access to peers, best practices, and education. What makes associations successful as communities of practice? Digital Dynamics: The New Look of Publishing (Sunday, 8/22, 3:15-4:30 p.m.).
Communities of practice
MAY 31, 2010
I was surprised recently to hear a senior colleague refer to communities of practice as though they are a passing fad. The language may have been around for less than twenty years, but communities of practice are as old as human society itself. They have a big emphasis on learning, and on sharing the results of learning.
What are the risks of starting an internal community without thinking through effective community management? [Quora]
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
The question on Quora is expanded to ask: When launching an internal community platform, it’s often quite tempting to get lost in the technology implementation. Now it’s definitely quite important to provide an attractive first release of collabware, but what role does community management play in making the roll out effective?