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Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Peformance Improvement

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.

xAPI Communities of Practice

MakingBetter

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.

Communities of Practice Need Some Practice

Nick Leffler

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

Janet Clarey

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.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

This report has been developed and co-written with Charles Jennings of the. specific support of our ambassadors: Follow @TowardsMaturity @702010pp @corporateelearn and @Docebo on Twitter. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored. reality of how their people learn and develop. should think about the “70:20” portion of the. practical skills they need.

Reading: “Experience of developing Twitter-based communities of practice in higher education”

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

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.

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Boots On The Ground: Introducing A Community of Practice at Bechtel by Paul Drexler and Ani Mukerji

Learning Solutions Magazine

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

Communities of Practice, Learning as a social system (Wenger, 1998)

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

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.

#LearningIs social

Learning with e's

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.

Six Obstacles to Building Communities in Organizations

ID Reflections

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.

A Brief Introduction – Communities of Practice Manager

The Learning Circuits

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.

#LearningIs connected

Learning with e's

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

ID Reflections

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.

PLN or CoP?

Learning with e's

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.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

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.

From novice to expert

Learning with e's

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.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

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

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with e's

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.

Is all learning social?

Learning with e's

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.

Communities of Practice: Optimizing Internal Knowledge Sharing

elearningpost

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.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

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.

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SCORM Adopters by Community of Practice

Aaron Silvers

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?”

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Dimensions of a community of practice

Learning in a Sandbox

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?

Content is a tyrant.

Learning with e's

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?

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

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.

Blogging as conversation

Learning with e's

"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.

The Mac Community of Practice

Jay Cross

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.

Will chat replace email? Slack thinks so.

Obsidian Learning

” 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.

Communities of Practice

T+D

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.

5 Questions to Ask When Setting up Communities

ID Reflections

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.

CP Square: the community of practice about communities of practice

Learning in a Sandbox

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

Web Courseworks

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

Learnforever

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.

Harold Jarche » Community of Practice Case Study

Learning and Working on the Web

The Case for Communities of Practice

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Jay Cross is CEO of Internet Time Group and a thought leader in informal learning and organizational performance. In his 2001 book Kitchen Confidential , Anthony Bourdain describes how he became a professional chef and how he continues to support the community of professional chefs. They carry a set of knives that no one else is allowed to touch. Published August 2010.

Communities of Practice Foundations #cp2

Learning in a Sandbox

Last week I’ve started to participate in a course on the foundations of Communities of Practice. This foundations workshop as it is called is facilitated by the CP Square community with among others John Smith and Etienne Wenger. I’m doing the course together with my colleague Stanley Portier and i think it is a great opportunity to get emerged in the concept for 6 weeks and to learn a lot about theory as well as practice. Tags: Uncategorized communities of practice

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Thank you Christofher. As SR.

What are the risks of starting an internal community without thinking through effective community management? [Quora]

Aaron Silvers

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?