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.

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.

Trending Sources

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now. There is no question whatsoever that social media is transforming our personal and business lives. Tags: social networking

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

Book review: Social media for trainers

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Hence I was thrilled to find Jane Bozarth's book: Social media for Trainers. I'm following a lot of social media buzz, a lot is by marketeers. And I can't really find my way in some of the e-learning content, when it is discussing LMS/CMS issues for instance.

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

Employee Orientation programs are perfect partners for social media

Spark Your Interest

There are people who are really interested in helping organizations deal with social media for external purposes – marketing, product development, user communities, and then there are those that are more interested in helping organizations figure out how to incorporate social media internally – learning, user support, communities of practice and so forth. Many of us have experienced a less-than-stellar orientation experience.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.),

Before, after, and beyond: why in 2014 we need to ‘design the complete experience’

Spicy Learning

Recently I’ve been rereading The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning , first published in 2006. Pleasingly iconoclastic, the book challenges some of the bad habits and received wisdom which limit the scope of our ambitions. They each deserve some serious attention and in a series of blog posts, I want to share my thoughts on how they apply to us in 2014. So what do we mean by ‘the complete experience’ in terms of programme design?

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

The topic of the evening was Where is L&D Heading? and some questions were posted through by the attendees ahead of time, while others emerged through the discourse. Is the race to the bottom on time and price for degrees affecting employers’ perceptions of universities?

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.

before the ink is dry

Learning with e's

Had a great conversation at lunch today with Peps McCrea over at the University of Brighton. I expanded by talking about my own use of blogging. So w hat are my reasons for expending so much of my time on blogging? How is the blog different?

Lurking or Legitimate Peripheral Participation

Experiencing eLearning

During the July 7 early #lrnchat about social media and social learning, there was a lot of discussion about lurking. In response to the question “What are some ways you learn through social media that aren’t collaborative, with other people per-se?&#.

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.

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. What is Social Learning?

Delivering highly effective eLearning courses – Infographic

TalentLMS

You will find comprehensive insider information on the analysis, design, development and implementation of an online training program. After you make sure eLearning is your preferred method of training, plan to collaborate with subject matter experts. This is it!