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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. Communities of inquiry (WTH?).

Less Trainers; More Community Managers and Curators

Bottom-Line Performance

We “follow” several others in the learning and development community who curate content – via blogs, online newspapers, orby sharing links to resources via Twitter. At BLP, we curate content on learning, categorizing it for easy viewing on our blog called Lessons on Learning.

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

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”. 13 Moodle community.

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging.

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. In this post, I extend this idea into the work Lave did with Etienne Wenger, which has become known as Communities of Practice.

The Secret of Building Professional Learning Communities – Interview with Meenoo Rami

JoomlaLMS

Blog articlesDue 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.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

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.

Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today

ID Reflections

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. I wrote about the tenets of community management based on my experience.

Creating an eLearning Portfolio Using Your Community Content

Trivantis

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. Community

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

I bet one or more of the top results came from a message board or discussion forum for an online community, where someone else was seeking answers from their peers on a similar topic? What is an Online Community? So, how do online communities enhance learning?

Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

ID Reflections

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. Rangaswami , in his blog The Confused of Calcutta , describes it thus: When a human curates, she does three things. This can be made as general or as granular depending on the community's need.

Managing Diversity through Community Management

ID Reflections

It's taking me a while to get back on track with regular blogging after an almost 4 months hiatus. It’s essential to understand the fundamentals of how to facilitate cross-cultural communication in order to be an effective community manager.

Breaking Down My Entry for Trivantis Community Contest 15

Trivantis

With the Trivantis® Community Contests, it’s easy. Then you can share it with other users via your blog, resume, LinkedIn, or other preferred method ( see this blog post for help ). The post Breaking Down My Entry for Trivantis Community Contest 15 appeared first on.

The Community Responds

MakingBetter

I hoped in my last post that the community would indeed respond with ideas, insights, opinions and concerns. In almost every comment on the blog and sentiments shared with me via emails and Skype and instant messages, there’s near universal support for a modular approach to standardization. There are a couple of concerns that seem to resonate pretty strongly among the community. Community Experience API / "Tin Can" Standards

Online Learning Activities to build Learning Communities

TalentLMS

To improve the chances of transfer, activities that encourage deep reflection, retrospection, insight and community collaboration of ideas are highly recommended (Colley et.al, 2012). In this blog post, I will propose two online learning assignments that promote application and reflection. In an online learning environment, activities like these lead to the establishment of learning communities, where the role of the instructor is that of a moderator.

Why You Need to Connect with Your Peers in the E-Learning Community

Rapid eLearning

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.

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. Because I have done so much live blogging, I was able to provide proof of my ongoing professional development efforts. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why? Learning Communities.

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I blog and I understand

Learning with e's

I blog and I understand. Confucius (almost) Sometime in the next day or two, this blog will quietly cross the threshold of 5 million views. When I started blogging around seven or eight years ago, I set out to share my thoughts with a small community of my own colleagues and friends.

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? Communities of Practice. What corporations should really be focusing on are Communities of Practice (CoP) instead. CoPs are recently gathering more traction the learning community and this is most likely due to the availability and wider acceptance of the 2.0

The Seventh Hat of a Community Manager: UX Design

ID Reflections

This is anexcellent thumb rule for designers--and as I got into my role of a communitymanager--I learned the value of this rule for community managers as well. Ihave recently blogged about The Six Hats of a Community Manager , and here isthe seventh one. Does a community manager need to become an UX expert? This doesn't of course mean that we become UX designers byvirtue of being community managers. What does a community manager has to do with this?

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

Trivantis

The new Trivantis Community is open for business! If you already have an account on the existing community forum, your username will stay the same. The Trivantis Community is a place you can learn and grow with other users so that you can build inspiring, amazing eLearning.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs.

Google+ Learning Community

Jay Cross

Join us in the Learning in Organizations Community on Google+. Blogging Learning Community Miscellaneous We have 977 members and an occasional worthy idea. Sign up today (we’ll take anybody with minimal keyboard skills) and you might be member #1000.

Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

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! Knowledge in this wiki is “community managed and owned”. Communities of practice are created by developing explicit knowledge.

ROE Tips for Your Association’s Online Community

Association eLearning

Your Association’s online community is where your members can engage with not only each other but with your association’s resources. I recently reached out to Andy for his return on engagement (ROE) tips for association’s online communities. Many of the ideas presented in 10 Ways to Engage Members in Your Online Community are still extremely relevant. With those in mind, I decided to compile a few of my own ideas on engaging members in your online community.

#blideo - a new blogging challenge

Learning with e's

The challenge was simple - you shared an image with a friend (or three) and challenged them to write a short, learning related blog about it. blimage = blog + image. Essentially, they have become more enthused about the practice of sharing their ideas within their community.

I think, therefore I blog

Learning with e's

In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog. I followed that post up with another highlighting some of the reasons teachers don't blog. Blogging for me has many clear benefits for professionals.

Blogging as conversation

Learning with e's

I began blogging because I needed a way to document what I was doing, thinking and studying. I could have simply used a paper based diary, but I decided when I first heard of blogging that it might fulfil the role of an e-diary for me. But blogging is different, because it is immediate.

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

Learning Rebels

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). Benefits of PLN/Community/Professional Organizations.

Building Communities – The Slope of Enlightenment

Learning Cafe

In my last blog alter egos I started to share some personal traits and experiences that led me in to the world of developing communities to support learning. To a degree it did, I set the network up and created a discussion and blog area and added some groups and a photo area.

How Twitter Changed the eLearning Community with Conversations

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

And if you won''t take my word for it that Thomas Stone did a nice blog post about it as well here. And that''s what community is all about, right? Here is one of my blog rants about a #lrnchat session on the topic of Subject Matter Experts.

TechSmith Education Community on Google+

Visual Lounge

The first is our new TechSmith in Education Google+ Community ! The TechSmith Education Google+ Community is a place for educators who use TechSmith solutions to connect, share ideas, and discuss best practices with each other. For Educators Community edu Education Google techsmithed

Blogging about

Learning with e's

The academic world doesn't tend to value blogging as much as it does formally peer-reviewed publications. I have written about this previously, but need to re-emphasise the true value of blogging. Blogging is an excellent medium for professionals to use to crystallise their thinking.

About blogging, tunneling visions and knowledge entrepreneurship

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Julie is doing research for the university of Amsterdam (VU) into (micro-)blogging as part of her PdD research about knowledge and power in the development sector. She interviewed 7 professional ICT4D bloggers (used interviews to identify those) and analysed their blogs.