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Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development


wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening. In an earlier post, I had emphasized the importance of L&D to don the mantle of community management. Scary?

Communities of Inquiry

Nick Leffler

I want to preface this post with the following information: Before a few days ago I had never heard the term Community of Inquiry, which is exactly why I’ve chosen to write and learn about it. Why Communities of Inquiry. Other models we could choose from were: Networked learning (familiar). Personal learning networks (very familiar). Anderson, A. Butler, R.,

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Learning and Skills Group. Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals’. Learning design. Moodle community. Adapt community. Work learn mobile. Learning and Skills group. Focus : L&D, Learning design. EdTech.

How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems

Everything E-Learning

Sound the winner’s circle music–here are three common problems and ways get the gold. Micromanaging or indecisive clients can be frustrating, but remember that you both share the same end goal–creating the best learning. My favorite place to beat the block is the Trivantis® Community. Are you experiencing instructional design problems? Blank Page Paralysis.

Adobe Captivate: It Takes a Community

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

you can learn about Captivate updates, features, and attend free webinars), and free YouTube videos abound. 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).

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. The previous post highlighted issues around the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. In this post, I extend this idea into the work Lave did with Etienne Wenger, which has become known as Communities of Practice. Unported License.

Solving Your Development Issues in the Adobe Captivate Community

eLearning Brothers

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.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. An instructional designer by profession who started her career anlayzing learner needs, creating micro-design documents, writing story-boards and discussing the nitty-gritty of course navigation with visual designers, I have long been interested in the power of social, collaborative and informal learning. Learning--especially in today's workplace beset with complexity, rapid change, and new challenges--as we knew it was changing.

Social Technology, Community Management and Organizational Development

ID Reflections

wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead.and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening. Community Directors/Managers/Facilitators will become a key role in developing a successful social business. And this happened around 2000.

What Problem Are You Trying To Solve?

In the Middle of the Curve

needed an outside eye to provide feedback on my initial attempts at a learning architecture. While we were talking, I asked Aaron about developing a community of practice. You need to ask yourself two questions: What problem are you trying to solve? This is the binder that will hold the community together." How does working together solve it?

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?


Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Elgg Learning Management System ( LMS )? Learning)?

eLearning Content Development: 6 Steps to Create a Learning Problem Statement


Remember, adult learners only spend time, effort and money on learning experiences that have a direct impact in their real lives. Before plunging into an eLearning course development process with your team, spend some time developing a formal problem statement. Let’s determine the research-worthiness of a problem and the steps to create a clear learning problem statement.

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. Are Social Learning and Communities of Practice different? Social Learning. People in corporations are picking up Social Learning as one of the latest learning “buzzwords” without really knowing what it means. Here’s what I think Social Learning means: Social LearningLearning by observing, conversing, or questioning. Communities of Practice. technologies.

The hard problems in eLearning

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Low use of collaboration/networked learning tools & communities. Increased demand on the student’s capability for self-directed learning. Credibility / value perception of learning for employers or for credit transfers by traditional institutions. For example, I am getting convinced that more than anything else, the capability & motivation of the learner to learn, is the most limiting factor. We see a lot of power laws in the real world of learning – where a few students participate heavily and the largest number contribute to the long tail.

Six Tenets of Community Management: Learnings

ID Reflections

Ihave been somewhat lazy but I also deliberately stayed away from posting as Itried to consolidate and synthesise all that I was learning. have beenplaying the role of an enterprise community manager for some time now—6 monthsto be precise—and thought it would be a good idea to jot down my learnings fromthe past few months. This post is directed towards new community managers, whohave recently donned the mantle of community management and are perhaps findingthat there are more things to do than one had thought of. Yes, I just used the word.

How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?

The eLearning Nomad

The vast majority of online articles about e-learning are about compliance training or academic e-courses, so why would you do things differently? Behaviour change is complex because there are a whole range of factors that influence people’s attitudes – not just the few you can offer in a typical e-learning module. You would like to improve problem-solving capacities…. We’re not talking about maths problems or technical problems with one right answer. People have different perspectives on how problems should be solved and why. When’s that?

hold space for complex problems

Learning and Working on the Web

But we need to first prepare people – individuals, families, communities – to be adaptable in dealing with technological and demographic changes, in a globalized, resource-challenged world. While not all of our problems are complex, the simpler issues are being dealt with. In addition to structures, we need new practices that helps us address complex problems.

Mastering the Skills Supply Chain Problem

CLO Magazine

In a large organization, employees have to learn how things are done, meet the people who know the ropes, occasionally fail and become familiar with the learning curve. You have to think about learning as a series of experiences that include a culture that promotes continuous development. TechACE is designed to build technical, project management and professional skills through a series of online learning, classroom, facilitated on-the-job experiences and mentoring. Think about your learning function. Capability development is a never-ending challenge.

Communities of practice enable the integration of work and learning

Learning and Working on the Web

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE. Complex problems require more implicit knowledge, which cannot be codified. Learning is part of work, not separate from it. Communities of practice enable the integration of work & learning. So what is a community of practice? One is not appointed by management to join a community of practice. InternetTime

Connecting with Communities of Practice

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet This month, The Learning Circuits blog asks how do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning? One way to look at this problem is to see what kind of work needs to get done in the organization. Communities of Practice, supported by skilled community managers and appropriate knowledge-sharing tools can bridge these two areas.

DevLearn 2014 – It’s a Wrap (and it’s all about community): Featuring Meg Bertapelle

Learning Rebels

Last week #chat2LRN hosted a twitter chat based on the DevLearn/ Personal Learning Network experience.  This chat brings home the importance of having a PLN.  I would even make the argument that it’s more a Personal Learning Community than a network (which conjures up visions of a strange form of speed dating, strangers passing around business cards hoping for a connection).

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool


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! There are several ways to do that using your learning management system. What makes knowledge so hard to capture?

The New Trivantis Community: Everything You Need for eLearning—All in One Place

Everything E-Learning

The new Trivantis Community is open for business! You can even earn badges by being an active member and helping your fellow Lectora and CourseMill® users. • To get started, go to  and set up your account. • If you already have an account on the existing community forum, your username will stay the same. No problem! It’s easy to sign up.

The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Social Learning

search for “Angry Bird Walkthroughs” on YouTube returns 18,500 results.  By tapping this vast cache of video content, I can quickly learn how to solve each level (once I’ve tried and given up).  That means more than 16,000 videos were contributed by members of the Angry Birds Community of Practice. I’m not sure what it is about Angry Birds that made it so popular, but it works for me. 

Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

How to provide just-in-time learning modules customized to the needs of an organization? How to make learning fun, engaging , and collaborative for a distributed workforce? Which brings us to the question as to the start of how to craft, design, and lay the foundation of using the social media platform as an effective engagement tool in the sphere of learning? Why do we say so?

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. even gave it my own name: “On-fire learning.” It wasn’t very useful.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”


The more I thought about it, the more it seemed to me that it is one of the fundamental blocks of building a community of practice. community grows around a domain where practitioners share their insights, knowledge and doubts, the work processes. community grows through conversation, collaboration, and showcasing of work in progress. Explicit and tacit knowledge gets shared.

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

Competency-based training programs provide learners with a learning path that compliments their career path, providing a road map for their professional journey. If you’d like to learn more about competency-based learning, join us for an IACET webinar April 20 th. Social Learning. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS?

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The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar presentation for the LSG online conference,  Using a collaboration platform for brilliant learning , rather than giving a PowerPoint presentation, I took the participants on a web tour of the Social Learning Centre. “Learning” is at the very heart of everything that happens in an organisation – not separate from it. Social learning

Learn Appeal – The Learning Capsule

Dont Waste Your Time

Connecting to the Capsule Wi-Fi, then typing an IP address to my phone’s browser, I was suddenly connected to a learning management system complete with a choice of courses / content, interactions, videos, etc. This box had it all and, if we’d told people on tables around us, we could have all accessed and learned something new together. What is Learn Appeal?

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What I’ve learned from my kids: Lego

Dont Waste Your Time

Read the rest of the series of ‘what I’ve learned from my kids’ series, as I write them. Both my boys are like me in that they are kinesthetic learners … they learn by doing and trying. Learn to be creative, make mistakes, make something that looks like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Related posts: Games for Learning Infographic.

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The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design


“ We are at a critical point where rapid change is forcing us to look not just to new ways of solving problems but to new problems to solve.” – Tim Brown (CEO and president, IDEO). Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process? What is the significance of design thinking in the context of learning design? Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE?

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Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

Sometimes motivation is the source of a performance problem in the first place. When it comes to learning, motivation is critical for gaining attention and encoding new information in the brain. Gamification and game-based learning both take motivation into account. It’s a key consideration in job performance and learning. But I don’t. Doing It. It’s absolutely true.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy


In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning?