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Connecting with Communities of Practice

Learning and Working on the Web

One way to look at this problem is to see what kind of work needs to get done in the organization. For example, if you are trying to balance the need to support complex work with innovation, as many knowledge-intensive companies are, then there are different needs to be simultaneously addressed. This often has to be done behind the firewall to protect competitive secrets.

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.

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

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

Supported by. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Supporting Work

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I discussed a valued model that talks about how we solve problems in the world.  In the piece, I talked about how when we can’t act, we try to find the answer (and if we do, we go back into action). There are  lots of opportunities! Finally, when the answer is found,  might have tools to create resources and skills to edit existing resources.

How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Social Learning

Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems. Build performance support into every blended learning effort. Select the right performance support tool for your situation.

Can PeopleCloud support learning in all its contexts?

Clive on Learning

My argument was that well-designed formal interventions can extend beyond the confines of the course to include elements that would normally be regarded as 70 or 20 in the 70:20:10 model or experiential , on-demand or non-formal in the model I present in The New Learning Architect. Learning professionals have no real difficulty in supporting the formal element of their work, i.e. providing access to courses. So let's leave to one side the formal delivery of learning interventions, where there seems to be a clear path forward for the learning profession.

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.

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. They learn to be.

Supporting workplace learning

Learning and Working on the Web

It takes much more than courses delivered through a learning management system to support workplace learning in the network era. People who can seek new information, make sense of it, and share it with their colleagues, will be an asset to any work team. Reduce these barriers, and support PKM practices, and the organization will benefit. InternetTime Learning Work

Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

This is a post in a series that I  am writing about how the future role of L&D is moving from “packaging  learning” to “scaffolding learning”. In this and my next post I am going to look at self-managed learning in an organization, and how that might be supported and scaffolded. Community manager skills – how to build and maintain a successful community of practice.

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?

Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

In my previous blog post I explained how I recognized it is difficult for a lot of organisations to support informal and social learning in their organisations, because they are unable to jump the two mindset hurdles of (a) thinking that learning only happens in training courses, and (b) that all organisational learning needs to be controlled by Training/L&D departments.

Communities of Practice

Learning and Working on the Web

I’m reviewing my resources on communities of practice and synthesizing some of the articles I’ve come across and added to my social bookmarks or blogged about on my Communities Thread. One of the best sources of practical knowledge on online community building is Anecdote from Australia. Tags: Communities

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. PKM is “a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world & work more effectively”, and is therefore a fundamental skill in social and collaborative learning, as Harold Jarche explains in  PKM is our part of the social learning contract.

70:20:10 for trainers

E-Learning Provocateur

At the time of writing this blog, over half the respondents have chosen “No” Assuming they are all L&D professionals, the extrapolation means most of us don’t think the 70:20:10 model is relevant to our work. – by the way, “fair dinkum” is Australian slang for “real” or “genuine” – Emeritus Professor David Boud says he doesn’t think there is proper evidence available for the effectiveness of the model. These can form part of the assessment. And I’m shocked by the results.

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Performance Support Second?

Clark Quinn

Once we’ve determined that social isn’t a solution to meeting the need, why wouldn’t we think of a course first? But also, unless we absolutely need a course, we should look to performance support next. Frankly, the learner ideally gets the minimal amount of help to get past their current gap, and if it’s a bit of information or decision support help, why would you make a course if you can avoid it?  It’s the least assistance principle   (or “what’s the least I can do for you” :), only providing what they need to get back to work.

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. SUPPORT AN ENGAGED, GROWTH MINDSET. Here’s a quick recap for those just tuning in….

How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, and systems thinking. He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. Every day, thousands of people read his blogs, Internet Time and Informal Learning Blog. Interview. believe in sharing; take what you find.

The dynamics of managing/nurturing networks of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Keeping the Wheels Turning: The Dynamics of Managing Networks of Practice. Journal of Management Studies, 47(1), 85-108 The authors make a distinction between NoPs and CoPs; networks of practice and communities of practice. Twenty-two NoPs were formalized with the goal of integrating existing, dispersed knowledge. 2010).

Community of improvement?

Clark Quinn

In a conversation I had recently, specifically about a community focused on research, I used the term ‘community of improvement’, and was asked how that was different than a community of practice. First, let me say that a community of practice could be, and should be, a community of improvement. One of the principles of practice is reflection and improvement. The community should be looking to other fields for inspiration, and attempting experiments. But there should be more.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. I am trying to re-imagine how my work will shape up five years from now. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. How will L&D be of service to such a workforce?

the network era trinity

Learning and Working on the Web

There are advocates for a dual operating system to deal with the complexity of the networked era: one that is hierarchical and another that is networked. That space is the community of practice, which is neither project team nor professional network. Communities of practice are the bridge between these two, where we can test new ideas in a trusted space.

Setting up an online community? Here’s my advice

Jane Hart

Communities of Practice have become a bit of buzzword in corporate training recently; everyone seems to be setting them up. I’ve been running online communities (of different types) for many years now, and it’s important to point out that it requires a different set of skills to set one up and support one than to [.]. Social learning

Myth #5: Social and workplace learning are the same as 70:20:10

Docebo

But as you’ll read in a recent report from Towards Maturity and Charles Jennings , this is only ‘doing’ one aspect of 70:20:10. Some 70:20:10 solutions will alternatively involve embedding learning in work (such as performance support – job aids, checklists, wizards, search support etc.). This approach could be called adding learning to work.

no organization is an island

Learning and Working on the Web

Organizations are alive when people can exert their autonomy in ethical practice. Fritjof [Capra] answers this question by saying that a human organisation is only alive when it contains networks of communication. These informal networks of communication he refers to as communities of practice and in larger organisations there are clusters of communities of practice.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

TalentLMS

Learners must be able to put their knowledge to use outside the virtual classroom, and simulating real world challenges is one of the best ways to achieve this. Cognitive Apprenticeships and communities of practice also go hand-in-hand with situated cognition. Situated Cognition Best Practices. Expert support. Foster learning communities of practice.

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

One of the things to do with models is use them as the basis to explain and predict. There are three layers: work teams composed of members from different communities of practice, that are connected outward to broader social networks.  An important element is the flow of information within the model; ensuring that there are no barriers to making effective choices.

Observations from Supporting Performance with Learning – Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum

Learning Cafe

28 Learning professionals from a wide cross section of industries participated in the  online Workplace Trends Forum on Supporting Performance with Learning. Peter Davis moderated the session with a expert panel comprising of. Belinda Liu – Global Head of Talent and Learning Operations, Standard Chartered Bank. Mentoring and Coaching are also performance support.

implementing a triple operating system

Learning and Working on the Web

My perspective is that people in organizations cannot take appropriate action unless they have systems in place to consider alternatives, and are aware of the complex environments in which they operate. While my network learning model looks at knowledge flow from the individual’s point of view, the triple operating system is an organizational perspective.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. Best practices no longer suffice.

deliberate practice

Learning and Working on the Web

The key to developing expertise is deliberate practice. While some of this can happen during formal instruction, expertise has to be developed outside the classroom, as that is where most of us spend our time. Expertise takes time to develop, but how can organizations support novices as they go through their journeys to expertise?

Instagram, WhatsApp and Learning

Learning with e's

In a recently published article, my colleagues Maged Boulos, Dean Giustini and I write about how learning through social media is transforming medical practices, health care and education. Digital forms of scaffolding emerge where learners access new knowledge using personal devices [ 55 ]. Another emerging theory relates to the increasing mutability of knowledge in the digital age.