The differences between social professional networks and communities of practice

Matrix

The meaning ofcommunity’ has changed drastically with the spread of the internet and the rise of all the social networks. No longer confined by geography, people who share the same interests can connect, share and grow as a community online. Organizational value of online communities. Main difference between social and professional communities. Figuring out new ways of doing things and addressing issues are always in high demand.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

Maybe the answer lies in the beauty of a simple human truth: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” After a decade of affordable high-speed internet access, smartphones, mobile apps and social networks, it’s easy to take our digital connections for granted. And each of those people has the potential to teach us something new. In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment.

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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 Regardless of whether the ACA is eventually repealed, reformed, and/or replaced, performance improvement is deeply engrained in 21 st -century healthcare CE.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.

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

The conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. In the beginning of the year, I looked into the future of conferences. Would they go the way of record stores and newspapers? I concluded that: Flipping conference presentations can vastly improve learning outcomes. Community First! Events should focus on nurturing the L&D community of practice before content.

Games Build Community & Associations: ASAE Technology Conference Session

Web Courseworks

I will be speaking at one of the last Idea Labs at the ASAE Technology Conference next Friday, February 12 th at 3:30PM. I like to think that I was placed in this “closing” position because conference organizers felt that the topic of “Using eLearning Games to Recruit, Engage, and Educate Members” would keep attendees energized until the very end of the conference.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

When I signed up for Spaces for Interaction: An Online Conversation about Improving the Traditional Conference , I didn’t appreciate how timely the topic would become. Conferences have traditionally provided foundation knowledge for instructional designers, trainers, CLOs, and others in the field. I’ve learned a whale of a lot from these events over the last twenty years. Conference attendance have played a vital role in our professional development.

Possible obstacles in implementing blended learning and how to deal with them

Matrix

This approach to corporate L&D is the right answer to the demands of a very dynamic (and often unpredictable) business environment, as well as to the changing needs and expectations of the modern learner. Read more: When it’s time to let go of an LMS.

Back to ‘what’ Normal? #AulaCon

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

This was a big thing for me, not least was how much effort it took to not only keep my diary free of meetings but also to keep the distractions and messages/calls/chat to a minimum so I could concentrate. had the rather huge title of ‘back to what normal?’

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Learning About the Future of Learning

Web Courseworks

This week I am excited to mention yet another conference that I have high hopes for and am eager to participate in. This conference offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that should foster innovation and inspiration in all who attend as a journey of discovery with new association management techniques begins. As you may or may not already know, I like to refer to associations as our real “communities of practice.”

Assumed Contraints and Elephant Thinking

Learning Cafe

Since leaving my last role with a large bank, I’ve continued to advocate and champion the need for social tools and interaction to support learning and to work more effectively. In my new role I’ve have been lucky enough to develop and nurture a CIPD community of practice to support CIPD qualification programmes in the UK which I’ve blogged about here. At the time I of course challenged back and asked “Why?”

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

One of the things to do with models is use them as the basis to explain and predict. There are three layers: work teams composed of members from different communities of practice, that are connected outward to broader social networks. An important element is the flow of information within the model; ensuring that there are no barriers to making effective choices. And of course they should share their learnings back with the community.

THREE STRATEGIES FOR LEADING VIRTUAL SALES TEAMS

PDG

It’s the understatement of the century to say that the sales landscape looks a lot different now than it did a year ago. Even though setting clear, measurable goals is Selling 101, effective sales leaders need to consider modifying their approach with remote teams.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. After the conference, I discovered Twitter chats and began participating in them regularly. I hadn’t yet recognized the value of connectedness , but knew immediately that I was learning from each of these encounters. Much of what I found I now consider useless or completely wrong.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media. To know if it’s effective.

The principles of learning

Jay Cross

Yesterday I came upon a 13-year old cassette recording of Peter Henschel, executive director of the Institute for Research on Learning , speaking to a breakout session at Elliott Masie’s TechLearn conference. This talk had a profound effect on my thinking. The mental model of “I teach/you learn” is fraught with problems. We’re seeing a more interactive model of learning. Communities of practice , a term coined by Institute for Research on Learning staff.

4 Virtual Learning Needs To Consider In A Remote Working Environment

Obsidian Learning

Functional performance support, focused learning, effective means of training delivery, and organizational support are key to ensuring employee engagement. Independent of business sector, the need for employees to learn new skills and behaviors is stronger than ever.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

This is the story of a university extension certificate program that is doing both. My wife recently enrolled in an eight-month program called Professional Life Coaching Certificate (PLCC) Program offered by the Continuing Studies branch of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. I witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design.

Breaking Up with “Yeah, but…”

Learning Rebels

We have become the gate keepers of negativity. Yeah, blended learning is a better way to connect knowledge to people…but… Yeah, the path to connected learning is through mobile…but… Yeah, people should be in charge of their own learning…but… Yeah, learning does happen more outside the classroom…but… The list goes on, and on, and on. . It’s quite easy to think of reasons why a “thing” cannot work.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 7, 2019

Mike Taylor

Build Communities—Invite Those on the Edges. In Jane Bozarth’s ( @JaneBozarth ) latest Nuts & Bolts article on Communities of Practice, she talks about trajectories and the life of groups including some good points on why most struggle to survive beyond the initial launch and tips for making them better. The 7 Illusions of Knowing. you can only really learn effectively if you have a good awareness of what you do, and what you don’t, already know.”.

Key social learning resources: Part 4

Jane Hart

This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. Clark Quinn in his latest blog post talks about the importance of Reflecting socially. Creating a representation of your understanding is valuable in and of itself, to make your thinking concrete, but sharing and getting feedback is even more powerful.” Jay points out the importance of this for organisations too.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

A Case Study of the UW Professional Life Coaching Certificate Program. This is the story of a university extension certificate program that is doing both. My wife recently enrolled in an eight-month program called Professional Life Coaching Certificate (PLCC) Program offered by the Continuing Studies branch of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. I witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design.

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. Knowing how to tell stories effectively in this new medium will be critical for learning professionals in the near future.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

My previous blog post that revealed that around 70% of respondents in my recent survey found training (including e-learning) “unimportant” or only “somewhat important” has generated quite a bit of interest. A number of comments focused on how we now need to make training/e-learning more “engaging” or “effective” to recapture the interest of these people. Success of learning is therefore measured in terms of their new or improved performance.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. This is a list of 50 of those methods. Testing knowledge – using results of knowledge tests to facilitate more learning.

eLearning for Travel Agents

TalentLMS

In fact, travel agents are beacons of knowledge on almost any wanderlust routes. Travel agents of today will show you the shortcut to a serene spot. Travel agencies are in a booming business of selling tickets, flight fares, hotel rooms, car rentals, restaurant booking, trekking tickets and much more. Owing to the dynamic and evolving state of data in the tourism industry, the training and instant upgrade can be a challenge.

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

Adobe Captivate

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. It is no surprise that today more and more companies are using some form of social learning solutions in their learning strategies that enables employees to learn from each other. I will also share some best practices.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. This isn’t my usual comprehensive live blogging, just snippets of things that caught my interest. I wanted to actually participate in the chat and watch Twitter too, and I couldn’t juggle all of it at the same time. This is post 2 of 3. In chat, vivien disagreed: “I don’t agree that social learning is always downstream of training intervention&#.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A foot in both worlds.working on a MacBook | Main | Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) » August 25, 2007 Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 I had a little time now to digest all that I heard at the user experience/design conference named UX Week 2007 and put on by Adaptive Path. As we look for ways to improve conferences , this is a point we should ponder on.

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. Jay works from the Internet Time Lab in Berkeley, high in the hills a dozen miles east of the Golden Gate Bridge and a mile and a half from the University.

10 free social learning platforms

Ed App

Along with the rise of online social networking, the ability to transfer social learning into an online format has also become a more seamless process. These types of benefits can have new employers quickly adapt to a new working environment.

Training Method Trends

Clark Quinn

All of the data comes from surveys to the eLearningGuild membership (which is more than 30,000) and typically they have 2,000 - 3,000 respondents on surveys which is large enough to get pretty good indications. It's a bit complicated, but it effectively judges the trend - not necessarily the amount. So here's the graph showing all of the trending information. LMS - Learning Management Systems - are growing at one of the fastest rates of any of the established methods.

Asynchronous learning

Ed App

One of the hottest topics these days is asynchronous learning. You can think of it as a typical classroom where a teacher stands in front of a group of students and delivers a lesson. This type of learning isn’t always done in the classroom.

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

Saffron Interactive

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?

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.

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.

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

Learning Wire

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. It is no surprise that today more and more companies are using some form of social learning that enables employees to learn from each other. I will also share some best practices. Are there any best practices that can help?

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

EI Design

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. It is no surprise that today more and more companies are using some form of social learning that enables employees to learn from each other. I will also share some best practices. Are there any best practices that can help?

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. Jay works from the Internet Time Lab in Berkeley, high in the hills a dozen miles east of the Golden Gate Bridge and a mile and a half from the University.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. In this article, I will outline why you should adopt social learning ; I will also outline some best practices and ideas on where you can use social learning meaningfully. This can either happen online (for instance over popular social media tools like LinkedIn, Twitter, and so on) or offline (during group discussions, over coffee, or during conferences).