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? Social Learning. Communities of Practice.

Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

#SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers. Whether as trainers or performance consultants, we never get to know the results of our labor.

ASAE Annual: A Gathering of People Who Build Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

Due to a cancellation of this year’s Technology Conference, a lot of focus will be put on the learning labs for the Business of Technology track, and I have a feeling it will not be a disappointment. Associations can create communitites of practice.

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

They interviewed various scientists and are translating new insights from brain science into practical consequences for organising effective learning situations. I'm working a lot with sociale media and communities of practice.

Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. His list was very similar to the list of sources that eLearning Learning includes. Please let me know if I'm missing any blogs that produce good content on eLearning and more particularly Workplace eLearning that would make sense to include. If you don't want to subscribe to all 99 sources individually, then you can subscribe to either the Full Feed or Best Of feed from eLearning Learning.

I’m blog #90 on eLearning Learning

Spark Your Interest

I was asked if I would participate and agreed to be listed on the community (or should I say THE community), but now I’m gonna have to deliver. If you haven’t checked out the community, you really should. The creme de la creme of e-learning bloggers are there (hey I’m not just saying that to make myself sound good), and I have found so many cool tools, read many interesting perspectives and stretched myself intellectually. Pressure is on.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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). That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L).

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. I 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. The age of Connectivism was truly upon us.

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. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

Top 5 tips to gain buy in for learning with social media

Spicy Learning

We’ve all have heard stories or witnessed some of the powers of social media, so why not apply some of these success stories by embracing these technologies and embedding them to your learning strategy. Ask yourself what your learning and development goals and objectives are for engaging in social media. Write a blog, post on a Wiki…start with the simple things. . There are still reservations surrounding social media.

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. social learning - experimentação.

Two innovations that have changed learning forever

Learning with e's

On the face of it, this could be quite a difficult question to answer, simply because I have been involved in the study of educational technology since 1976, almost 40 years. During that time I have seen a great number of innovations.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

As a workplace professional, I believe strongly in the value of sharing. In other words, the value that is manifest in the form of improved personal performance in the workplace. That’s true for the work community as well as in public networks.

Iconoclasm 2.0

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been seeing a lot more social media icons on websites these days, and you may have noticed that I’ve recently added a few to this blog. Like most things in life, this new iconoclasm can be divided into themes of quality and quantity.

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. Others will involve extracting and sharing learning (micro-blogging, working out loud, professional communities, storytelling, user-generated content, forums etc.)

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Exploring Social and Community EdTech Tools and Apps

InSync Training

This week, we continue our series by diving deeper into social and community tools and apps. Again, some of the tools and apps you find here stretch across multiple categories. We use social media to share content, communicate, and interact. These social and community tools and apps can help us do just that. Instead of sharing my preferences of specific tools ( LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , Pinterest , Slack , Yammer , etc.),

Cut and thrust

Learning with e's

I saw a thought provoking blog post this week. Posted on the BERA blog , Peter Ford made the argument that unless academics and educationalists engage with classroom teachers on social media, they are in danger of being consigned to the periphery.

Global digital tribe

Learning with e's

If you are immersed in technology mediated communication, there are no apparent barriers to membership of your community of practice. It is your virtual community. Industrial society eroded the tribal gatherings of more primitive societies and redefined community.

On Aer

Learning with e's

I spent two great days in Ireland this weekend, and would like to thank my hosts at the Computer Education Society of Ireland for inviting me. Ahead of my keynote speech at the CESI 2012 conference in Portlaiose, this weekend, I did an interview for Dublin City FM 103.2.

A little more conversation

Learning with e's

Now it depends on how you define CPD, but for me it is the personal learning you require to sustain, enhance and extend your own capabilities within your professional practice. All of my learning right now, at this stage of my career, is self determined.

Our mutual friends

Learning with e's

I''m gradually working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, I will examine Stanley Milgram''s concept of Six Degrees of Separation.

The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Dashe & Thomson

The game was introduced to me by my 10-year-old daughter, and we both seem to have the same (huge) amount of fun with it. Of course, actually creating effective eLearning with the same level of fun and excitement as Angry Birds would be a tall order, but it’s a worthy goal.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The note of interest is that it is occurring with all size of vendors, albeit the charge is being led by mid size vendors. Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. Euros and the pound) and multiple flavors (one size fits all, will not work for a sizable chunk of the wholesaler/reseller/affiliate industry). Even if your vendor is outside of the U.S./Canada, Ease of use is the common denominator.

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The importance of being networked

Learning with e's

In yesterday's blogpost Separation and connection I talked about the nature of social media and their capability to amplify human contact. One of the key reasons educators need a PLN is to keep in touch, to maintain dialogue with their community of practice.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with e's

Recently I have been considering the changing role of teachers who are adopting technology to extend the walls of the classroom. These are a new breed of teachers who do not necessarily accept that the classroom is contained within four walls. education social media learning

Shifting sands

Learning with e's

I have been blogging, writing and talking about our digital learning futures for some time. Technology is one of the major drivers of change in our society , and it is easy to see where this is being integrated into schools, colleges and universities.

6 Strategies You Can Use To Design Effective eLearning For Your Millennial Workforce

Adobe Captivate

Of late, there has been a lot of discussion on the need for corporates to re-evaluate their existing learning strategies so that they can meaningfully engage millennial workforce. For instance in India, over 50% of the workforce by 2020 will be Millennials).

How You Can Engage Your Millennial Workforce – Tips And Learning Strategies That Work

Adobe Captivate

According to most researchers and demographers, Millennials belong to the generation of people born between 1980s and early 2000s. Learning strategies that otherwise work for older generations aren’t likely to find resonance with folks of this ilk. Extend To Social Learning.

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Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with e's

Too much bad theory has crept into the classroom in recent years, as I have previously commented , and we want to ensure that our trainee teachers are aware of flaws, counter-arguments and alternatives to all theories. education social media learning

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning

Adobe Captivate

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning. As learning professionals, most of us are familiar with the 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development that describes how learning happens. According to this, most of us pick: 70 percent of our knowledge from our on-the job experiences. I will also share some best practices. What is social learning? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others.

Learning and performance

Learning with e's

No matter what we learn, our knowledge, skills (and also our attitudes) are usually externalised in some kind of outward expression. Acquiring dexterity in art results in the production of artifacts. Learning to play an instrument ultimately results in some form of musical performance.

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

That pondering took me back to all the blog posts by various bloggers that have most influenced my thought process and my posts in 2009. That is when I thought of penning this down for further analysis and to examine the pattern of influence.

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The future is not here yet

Learning with e's

I seem to be spending a lot of time lately travelling around talking about 'the future'. Does this make me a futurologist or some kind of prophet? If we did, most of us probably wouldn't dare stepping outside our homes. Does the evolution of learning still hold surprises for you?

The Neuroscience of Mood Boards

Learningtogo

The primary benefit of constructing a mood board is saving time. Scope creep can occur for a variety of reasons ; one of the most common is that the client changes his or her mind by the time you get to the development phase. A Mood Board is an Example of Working Out Loud.

codeSpark and The Foos, SCORM, and Microlearning in Instructional Design: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

#BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content. What do you think of the rules for success?

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Minecraft, Preparing Your Workforce, and Style Tiles:This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

#BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. Our goal is to make the weekly #BLPLearn blog a dependable source for quality, curated L&D content.