Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
” This is one of the most inclusive descriptions that captures the various threads and reasons for building communities in organizations. Very soon the enthusiasm of the initial few die down, the platform either becomes a ghost town or a land of thousand flowers and the expected outcome of communities and collaboration do not materialize. Here are some of the challenges: 1.
The Six Hats Of A Community Manager
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role. In this post, I want to talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers. This shift calls for some intense community management and community building, and the post focuses on the different roles a community manager needs to play during this time.
JANUARY 22, 2016
Instead, I was reminded, for approximately the millionth time, of the value of learning as a member of a community. ADL created a community with their xAPI cohorts and we’re aiming to do the same with our Spring 2016 xAPI Learning Cohort. However, as is often the case, the most potent lesson didn’t come from any of the fabulous presenters’ direct instruction. Fill out this short form.
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Adobe has recently been making a push to significantly improve the user experience of their community support resources (likely, at least in part, to Articulate’s excellent user-group support forum). Adobe’s relatively new ‘Community Connections‘ page is a add-on to their revamped product communities (i.e.
Creating a Course Community
JUNE 29, 2015
Because of this, it is common today to see communities developed around courses. In most cases, course communities involve incorporating a forum with the course content. Online communities around elearning content can increase the value of the course and its effectiveness. How To Create an Online Community. Taking an online course can be a little lonely. elearning
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. The organizers of each of these communities of practice are great people who will appreciate use case scenarios, case studies and ideas.
Less Trainers; More Community Managers and Curators
MARCH 5, 2013
We “follow” several others in the learning and development community who curate content – via blogs, online newspapers, orby sharing links to resources via Twitter. This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. Here is Trend 7: Lots of us are already curating content for others.
21 top elearning communities
AUGUST 24, 2016
Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Moodle community. Adapt community. Join in the discussion with a Community of thousands of HR and L&D Professionals”. No membership numbers are published but the record for daily visits to the community is 7,215. 13 Moodle community. LinkedIn.
Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Whether it’s a quick chat with a coworker in the office, a YouTube search for a how-to guide, or a visit to the user community for the software they are using, the ubiquity of quality information has raised our expectation for speed and ease of acquiring new information. We need to shift our mindset from trainer to community manager. As businesses, we must adapt or contract.
Community of improvement?
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
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. But that’s not necessarily the case. A community of practice could just be a place where people answer each other’s questions, collaborate on tasks, and help one another with issues not specifically aligned with the community.
ALT Community: Tech Tales #edtech
Dont Waste Your Time
NOVEMBER 13, 2013
ALT has produced a series of short films to give you an inside view of who we are (learning Technologists), who they are (ALT), what we do, and why members enjoy being part of our community. Seeing the Connections: Twitter Community Exploration with TAGSExplorer . YouTube: Seeing the Connections: Twitter Community Exploration with TAGSExplorer.
Adobe Captivate: It Takes a Community
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
and nothing gave developers a sense of being part of a community with like-minded eLearning warriors. Adobe has taken a step toward filling that gap by integrating the all-new eLearning Community with Adobe Captivate. Check out the new Community tool on Captivate 9's toolbar: Upon clicking the Community tool, the Community page open directly within Captivate (no need to leave Captivate and launch a browser). Notice that there's a Community tab grouped with the open projects. sample projects that can be easily downloaded.
Online Community Training Case Study
APRIL 18, 2012
Training conducted through online communities is an arduous task but worth mentioning the efforts taken by an organization with the use of Raptivity. Generally, organizations have discussions and announcements made on online communities but going a step further with training [.].
Solving Your Development Issues in the Adobe Captivate Community
MARCH 4, 2015
Did you know each major eLearning authoring tool has a thriving community of eLearning developers constantly asking and answering questions about your burning development issues? Even if there is a small chance you are the only one on the entire planet that has a specific development issue, why aren’t you using asking the community? This is by far one of my favorite tips.
Are You Selling Courses, or Community?
MAY 23, 2016
In some circumstances it makes sense to build a community around your courses. The Difference Between Courses and Community. However, communities are valuable to both you and the learner. By way of example, WPElevation (a LearnDash customer) has created a highly-interactive community around their courses. Everywhere you look online today there are people selling courses.
Knowledge, practice and community
Learning with e's
AUGUST 22, 2014
In this post, I extend this idea into the work Lave did with Etienne Wenger, which has become known as Communities of Practice. The work of Lave and Wenger advances this concept, turning its focus to the people who make up the learning communities we are all a part of. Previous posts in this series are all linked below. Previous posts in this series: 1. Argyris Double Loop Learning 3.
Community and Collaborative Learning
JUNE 26, 2011
In Kenya, she said, everyone is very community-focused; but here, in the United States, we function as completely separate individuals. Learning has also become less community-based in the United States. He says it is important to find ways of using technology to build community, not destroy it. Community Centers remained community centers but with different names.
Community Showcase at the LUC 2016
JUNE 16, 2016
At this year’s Lectora® User Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Scott Barnett, VP of Marketing, and I took the stage to present Lectora examples that have been shared on the Trivantis® Community. posted the presentation in the Trivantis Community, so you can view it in its entirety here. If you’re not already a Community member, be sure to register. Blog Community LUC
Online Community Management (Workshop)
MAY 18, 2016
Setting up and running an online community takes time and effort. In this online workshop we look at how to support the planning, launch and running of an online community. This 4-week online workshop covers the following topics: Planning the community. Launching the community. Next public online workshop runs: 30 MAY – 24 JUNE. Agenda. Encouraging engagement.
Creating an eLearning Portfolio Using Your Community Content
MAY 24, 2016
One of my favorite (and lesser-known) features on the Trivantis® Community is the ability to share Lectora® courses. As a diehard developer turned Community Manager, I still get the itch to play around in Lectora, so I love it when I have an excuse to create something new. Here are 4 ways of placing your Trivantis Community content onto your portfolio or online profiles.
Social Technology, Community Management and Organizational Development
JULY 5, 2015
To facilitate this exchange of "irregular conversations," organizations have to think like communities, to think of Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation ". Community Directors/Managers/Facilitators will become a key role in developing a successful social business. In an earlier post, I had emphasized the importance of L&D to don the mantle of community management.
From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation
AUGUST 13, 2011
This interest was initially triggered by Jay Cross' seminal work, Informal Learning , Morten Hansen's Collaboration , Wenger, et al's Cultivating Communities of Practice , Wenger, White, et al's Digital Habitats , various blogs--primarily those by the ITA members and others like Michele Martin , Nancy White , Dave Pollard , Dave Snowden , Nick Milton , George Siemens --and later, books like Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham's The New Social Learning , and John Hagel and JSB's The Power of Pull. Communities would be the building blocks of a successful move towards being a "social business".
Case Study: Community of Developing Practice
JANUARY 5, 2015
For now, read the article, “ Learning Communities With Purpose ,” which should be featured in T+D Magazine this January. In our last post , I mentioned that “we have a few things that are finally getting ready to come off the grill.” ” Heh, no sooner did I write that than ATD published an article I wrote with Sarah Gilbert , the Director of the Informatics Academy at the Public Health Informatics Institute — an initiative of the Task Force for Global Health. We’ll go into it more later. Case Study
Learning and Working on the Web
AUGUST 2, 2012
Let me narrate my work so far. I am interested in the role of communities of practice in knowledge sharing. have been looking at how communities of practice can bridge our social networks with our work teams, helping us get the job done while being open to innovative ideas. Communities of practice, which share strong & weak social ties and have some purpose & structure, can bridge the gap between getting the job done and innovating. Therefore, encouraging and supporting communities of practice is essential for the knowledge-based enterprise.
Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today
NOVEMBER 22, 2014
When I read Rachel Happe’s (@rhappe ) post, The Emerging Career Path of Community Professionals , I was reminded of my older posts on community management and the skills required. wrote about the tenets of community management based on my experience. In my post, I want to explore some of the "hats" a community manager needs to wear to execute her role.
The Six Hats of a Community Manager
DECEMBER 15, 2011
In this post, I wantto talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers.This was well put in the diagram by Andy Wibbels which you can see in this post called Inside the Mind of a Community Manager.It graphically represents a number of things a community manager needs to be aware of in her/his role. In my post, I want to explore all the "hats" a community manager needs to wear to execute her role. Each platform will haveits own functionalities and features that allow a community manager to curateand aggregate.
Learning and Working on the Web
JANUARY 30, 2012
Tweet Here are some lessons I’ve learned about online learning communities that are developed in support of training and education: A loose-knit online learning community can scale to many participants and remain effective. Create the role of “synthesizer” (could be the community manager or someone else) from the onset, who will summarize the previous week’s activities.
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”. TorranceLearning has created a kind of community of practice that they call the Torrance Download. This is a terrific model for a community of practice, either for people from different organizations or for people internal to one organization. One type of Download discussion is called “Flash Project”.
7 Strategies for Building Community in Online Courses
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
You can combat this attrition by building community in your course. Building a learning community and a sense of social belonging doesn’t happen by accident, you as the designer, developer and instructor of your online courses have to plan to build a learning community. Here are some ways that I have found useful to accomplish this task: 1. So there’s my list.
Hangout connects global learning community
JULY 22, 2016
Taylor, Chairman of the Learning & Performance Institute and the Learning & Skills Group, Nicola Appel, International Community Manager at Articulate and Con Sotidis, Australian learning expert from LearnKotch Consulting. The post Hangout connects global learning community appeared first on Sponge UK.
The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence
MAY 19, 2014
Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence. This is the second post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. Banner. To read the first in the series click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies. Pedagogy
Communities of Practice Need Some Practice
FEBRUARY 14, 2015
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. It sums up what happens when you’re in a Community of Practice and it’s a summary of none other than Harold Jarche who seems to have something relevant to each category I’m writing about. As long as you’re changing your practice, you know you’re in a community of practice. What’s your take on Communities of Practice? Not exactly.
The Secret of Building Professional Learning Communities – Interview with Meenoo Rami
DECEMBER 16, 2015
Due to the growing popularity of distance education and a number of people preferring to study at their own pace, more and more educational institutions enhance their traditional classroom by introducing online courses. good solution is to connect with experienced teachers and try to develop the skills needed for the eLearning environment on your own. Blog articles
Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager
DECEMBER 27, 2011
How does this tie in with the role of a community manager, you may ask! What role can an enterprise community manager play? In this case, the community manager's role would be akin to that of a museum curator. Some of these can be achieved via the user interface design and the use of pre-built widgets that allow community managers to pull in content defined with specific tags and categories. This can be made as general or as granular depending on the community's need. The scene within an enterprise is not much different. Very closely, I would say.
Adobe eLearning Community: Maryland, DC, and Virginia. First Meeting Scheduled
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 16, 2014
I'm happy to report that the first meeting for the "Adobe eLearning Community: Maryland, DC, and Virginia" on the books: July 9, 2014 at Adobe HQ in McLean, VA. Address: 7930 Jones Branch Drive Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102 Time: 7-9 p.m., Eastern. We'll be posting information about the meeting via our Meetup space and our LinkedIn page. I'm really excited to meet all of you in person (and online. we will be running virtual sessions for all of our meetings). Adobe Captivate e-learning eLearning mLearning Technology User Assistance
Managing Diversity through Community Management
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
As a community manager and social business evangelist in a highly distributed and diverse organization, I’ve begun to realize not only the value of but the critical need to understand these aspects. It’s essential to understand the fundamentals of how to facilitate cross-cultural communication in order to be an effective community manager. And I don't like it at all.
Why You Need to Connect with Your Peers in the E-Learning Community
JUNE 14, 2016
I’m a big fan of community and how it helps us learn from each other. And that’s why community is so important for us. The Value of the E-Learning Community. Community isn’t content. Here’s one example of how this happens in the community. They’re authentic and created by real community members. Check them out. Register here.