The Collapse of a Community of Practice (CoP)

bozarthzone

While the site shows 4,000 members, I would guess that truly active membership -- lots of posting, interaction, some argument -- is in the range of 50-100. Debates have been long and often spirited, and while I have not always found it all useful (too much parsing of semantics, too many side visits to politics last fall) it did keep me informed about current interests in the training field and what practitioners were really working on (as opposed to what the media often report).

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. Management created the formal position of a manager or functional line manager responsible for the NoP.

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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. Very informative for the e-Learning community!

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. In the post I made the remark that today's learning needs to be personal, social and global, all of which can be mediated through technology. This is known as the zone of proximal development (ZPD).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 14, 2007 Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff In the spirit of building a Community of Practice -- sharing ideas and processes -- I thought Id try and share what I can of a current project. Ive done a lot of e-Learning projects, created a lot of courses, but this is the first time that Ive been a part of the strategy itself. I did a lot of research in preparing our proposal and making our sales call.

Staying Relevant in E-Learning in 2014

E-learning Uncovered

We thought it would be helpful to have a list of them here, in one place. Authoring Tools Training: E-Learning Uncovered offers tools training on the major rapid e-learning development authoring tools. And we’re now offering free webinars, starting with a comparison of e-learning authoring tools on January 31 from 12pm to 1pm EST. The Articulate , Adobe , and Lectora websites are also good resources when looking for training on authoring tools.

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New eLearning Guild Industry Survey

The E-Learning Curve

The eLearning Guild are producing a new Guild Research Report on the subject of ‘e-Learning Authoring and Development Tools.’ In my view, the eLearning Guild is simply the best community of practice for learning professionals. And it's free.well, kind of free. If you’re already a member and have not completed or updated a section of this survey over the last year, you'll already know, because it will say "Incomplete" to the right of the item.

12+ Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re looking for some reading to improve your skills or get started in the field of instructional design, check out these books. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. It provides a model for the range of skills that fall under the umbrella of “instructional design.” ” All of Allen’s books are focused on helping people design e-learning that is interactive, engaging, and useful.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. In tandem with this trend, though, has been the increasingly familiar cry of “It’s not interactive!&#. Increasing the number of clicks required to view the content does not make it more interactive.

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I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

I hadn’t yet recognized the value of connectedness , but knew immediately that I was learning from each of these encounters. I had more than a dozen individuals I interacted with regularly, and we would discuss thoughts, ideas, and plans related to one or more aspects of learning and development. Much of what I found I now consider useless or completely wrong. A community of practice is a group of people who share a profession or field of practice.

5 ways the talent experience is fundamentally changing

CLO Magazine

Besides imparting requisite knowledge, this type of pre-boarding experience is inspiring and instills a culture of curiosity and learning on day one. Along the way, the learner has full control of their learning experience. Now, that’s real learning in the flow of work.

Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

The price of oil has been down for the past year or so, and economists can’t predict when it will come back up. While everybody likes a low price at the pump, those of us in oil and gas know only too well how important robust oil prices are to the health of our industry. If you work in oil and gas, you’ve probably seen the effects of low oil prices in your own workplace. But when downsizing occurs, training is often one of the first line items to cut.

Laura Overton: Are today’s L&D leaders sticking to the familiar?

Sponge UK

Last year, 4 in 5 were predicting that by 2016 they will be using some kind of mobile learning. The same number believed they will have incorporated video in their offering and will have turned to communities of practice to support social collaboration. Last year the top performing learning teams showed that they were significantly more active in applying these tools to support learning ( and generating significantly more business improvement as a result).

Maximize Your Professional Development with Industry Memberships

eLearning Brothers

Association for Talent and Development (ATD): ATD is an organization that helps employers, HR representatives, and almost everybody who is in charge of the development of employees. They do this mainly by providing information in the form of research, webinars, conferences, and even educational programs online, on demand and face-to-face. TD at Work (4 digital issues/yr): 16-24 page resource that help in gaining proficiency in a variety of practical topics.

5 Tips for building your resilience in trying times

Matrix

Within the hippocampus and amygdala, seats of memory and emotion, dendrites shrink and synapses vanish. Even though resilience is a personal choice, it is highly influenced by external factors – mainly the network of people who we rely on for socializing and support.

Who Needs Performance Support on Vacation?

ePath Learning

I recently cruised the Caribbean on one of the world’s largest ships. This performance support solution provided an interactive map; up-to-the-minute information on activities; a schedule of booked shows, mealtimes, spa treatments, and excursions; and much more! Supporting your Moment of Need. Imagine that one of your employees is performing a critical, but rarely performed, task on the job.

At Healthcare Educators’ Conference, “A Culture of Performance Improvement in Practice”

Web Courseworks

CME and other forms of continuing education in the health professions have been influenced by the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), and with expected changes to that legislation, educational practitioners naturally wonder about the effects on their field. Regardless of whether the ACA is eventually repealed, reformed, and/or replaced, performance improvement is deeply engrained in 21 st -century healthcare CE. AAPA: American Academy of Physician Assistants.

3 Ways to Level Up your eLearning Games

TalentLMS

G ames in the form of mobile applications or desktop games have successfully merged into the adult learning environment. While eLearning games received a considerable amount of resistance, they have proven their worth through superior learning achievement results. Your car’s GPS trying to get you to become a registered member of the application through badges and icons? Have the learners drag the correct items in the image of the first aid box!

Moodle VS Paradiso LMS: Who is Leading the Race

PSB

Let’s Begin with the Comparison of Moodle and Paradiso . It has potential for creating a successful e-learning experience by offering an abundance of tools that can be used to enhance conventional classroom instruction into a virtual learning environment system. Introduction.

Moodle VS Paradiso LMS: Who is Leading the Race

PSB

Let’s Begin with the Comparison of Moodle and Paradiso . It has potential for creating a successful e-learning experience by offering an abundance of tools that can be used to enhance conventional classroom instruction into a virtual learning environment system. Introduction.

Boost your eLearning ROI

eFront

In order to keep pace with the ever-changing market, organizations need to develop and implement best practices in their business strategy. Employee performance is the direct reflection of organizational strategy. The process of converting organizational goals into performance requires the right training content. It also requires the right content development and deployment tools. The definition changes with each course and transfer of learning context.

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Smarter employee evaluation

Litmos

What do you use as a basis for evaluation of employees? Instead, you should have multiple measures and a clear idea of what ‘acceptable’ is. This requires a nuanced notion of performance, and an associated approach to development. In The End of Average, Todd Rose discussed his experience in overcoming evidence that he was a low-performer. There are many different proposals of what the critical elements are, so the important step is to identify the ones critical to you.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. Khan (2004) of Khan Academy developed a list of foundational elements that combine to create a complete eLearning framework. People are the stakeholders as well as employees of your organization.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. Khan (2004) of Khan Academy developed a list of foundational elements that combine to create a complete eLearning framework. People are the stakeholders as well as employees of your organization.

Moodle VS Paradiso LMS: Who is Leading the Race

PSB

Let’s Begin with the Comparison of Moodle and Paradiso . It has potential for creating a successful e-learning experience by offering an abundance of tools that can be used to enhance conventional classroom instruction into a virtual learning environment system. Introduction.

Everyone’s a natural at social learning

Sponge UK

For example, I recently wanted to learn to code the new Adapt responsive elearning software. What I didn’t expect was that I’d have to show him how to use my Mac (he’d not used one before), so I taught him to find the equivalent of command (terminal) and numerous other Mac specific commands. It’s in my employer’s interest to give me the time, tools and trust to get on and learn, and in everyone’s interest to make this happen as easily as possible. “How do I…?”

7 Strategies to Facilitate "Working Out Loud"

ID Reflections

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud , what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support 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. Take Linux or the GitHub community for example.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

10 top tips and essential resources for newcomers to elearning

Rob Hubbard

Being immersed in the digital learning world, it’s easy to forget that there are an awful lot of people out there who are just exploring using technology for learning for the first time and boy can it be overwhelming… what author-tool, LMS, LRS, design methodology do I use? What about AR, VR and all this newer tech – should I be looking at that and oh what a lot of providers there are, how do I know who to choose? Read the blogs of the best in elearning.

What is Spaced Learning?

ePath Learning

Ideally, learning sessions are short and focused, incorporate breaks, and are followed by practice at intervals to help maintain and extend retention. However, the glassy surface of the water soon returns—leaving no visible evidence that the event ever occurred. Spaced learning, also referred to as distributed practice, can be likened to skipping a stone. A training approach that supports learners at multiple moments of need. Create your own or use a tool like Nelly.

Don’t Create, When You Can Curate

Harbinger Interactive Learning

The role of L&D (Learning and Development) has clearly expanded, pivoting around the new paradigm of ‘Learning’. In the post-pandemic world, the L&D teams will have to do things differently in order to meet expectations of the business.

5 Time-saving Tips from the E-learning Community

Rapid eLearning

A few days ago I came across this thread in the user community. In it, Dave Newgass was asking how to build an interaction of a person going in and out of a cubicle. He got a couple of responses and a demo PowerPoint file to review. Dave’s question (and the feedback he got) really speak to the value of the user community and why you need to be part of it if you aren’t already. Asking questions builds a pool of tips and tricks.

What Do You Mean By Social Learning?

CLO Magazine

What types of images does the phrase “social learning&# conjure up for you? Is it an ideal picture of a cross-collaborative office environment? Or is it an online community of practice where everyone is free to ask any question? Reed and ten co-authors concluded that there is little consensus over the meaning of the term social learning. Show that the change goes beyond the individual and becomes part of a community of practice.

DevLearn 2016: Must see sessions to spark your creativity

Sponge UK

This year the tagline for the show is Sparking Creativity, and the keynote sessions back that up with a variety of speakers who will inspire and excite. The Magic of Storytelling and Learning. Best known as part of the magician duo Penn and Teller, Penn Jillette’s stage show is about explaining the magical performance whilst still amazing audiences. Karen co-hosts the responsive web design podcast with Ethan Marcote, a pioneer of the concept.

Five Must-Have Skills for Learning Professionals: An Update

Mindflash

Fueled by a personal quest to avoid professional stagnation and a desire to see our profession thrive, I’ve tried to write about useful, practical, and value-added ideas that learning professionals can put to use in their work today. In a series of blog posts, I plan to provide further detail on each of the five critical skills that co-author Mitchell Levy and I believe learning professionals can put to use right away. Software developers think in versions.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar I shared a slide that showed the 5 stages of workplace learning. This has attracted a lot of interest, and I’ve been asked to talk more about the differences between “learning” in Stages 1-4 and Stage 5. Although the advent of e-technology in the late 1990s changed businesses into e-businesses, this was essentially about automating existing business thinking and practices. Mix of face-to-face/. Primary model of learning: instructional.

The Things We Can Do With Crowdsourcing Are Limitless (But Hard)

Nick Leffler

I don’t feel like I’m the best participant because I haven’t joined into the co-authored document (an example of crowdsourcing I suppose) defining all these objects or other activities that I should be doing.I’ve ’ve more flowed in and out of. I’ve more flowed in and out of discussions and caught the odd post here and there about each topic. I think the beauty of the cMOOC though is that you can flow in and out at will though.

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3 Simple Ways to Find the Resources You Need to Build E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Rapid elearning design is made up of three core functions: rapid authoring, rapid assets, and rapid instructional design. One thing common to many rapid elearning developers is that while their organizations will fund the purchase of rapid authoring tools, they do little else to fund the development of the assets required to make the elearning course look good and be effective. Having the authoring tools is one thing.

Want organizational improvement? Adopt a smarter approach to evaluating employees.

Litmos

What do you use as a basis for evaluation of employees? Instead, you should have multiple measures and a clear idea of what ‘acceptable’ is. This requires a nuanced notion of performance, and an associated approach to development. In The End of Average, Todd Rose discussed his experience in overcoming evidence that he was a low-performer. There are many different proposals of what the critical elements are, so the important step is to identify the ones critical to you.

How to grow an elearning dream team: 8 things the best L&D leaders do

Elucidat

We’ve pulled together our years of experience working across hundreds of elearning teams of every size and configuration – across the globe. Too often production teams are under huge pressures to produce large volumes of elearning, quickly. It’s a big challenge to efficiently produce quality online learning content that meets the needs of users and business stakeholders…particularly when under strain. Think of your team in terms of roles not jobs.