The Case for Communities of Practice

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Jay Cross is CEO of Internet Time Group and a thought leader in informal learning and organizational performance. In his 2001 book Kitchen Confidential , Anthony Bourdain describes how he became a professional chef and how he continues to support the community of professional chefs. They carry a set of knives that no one else is allowed to touch. Were it not for this sharing, we would not enjoy the broad, international array of food on our tables.

9 Strategies to Make Your Peer Learning Program Thrive

CLO Magazine

If you’re sponsoring or developing a peer learning program, you know that professional communities of practice are a cost-effective way to leverage the collective wisdom and experience of a group of leaders with similar roles, challenges or interest areas. However, an intentional design of the structure, facilitation and tools is more likely to yield the results you want. Align around the peer learning community’s purpose.

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

Sponge UK

Each year we provide an opportunity for L&D leaders to confidentially compare their approach to delivering learning and supporting performance with their peers. 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.

4 Secrets No One Will Tell You When Choosing Your Microlearning Platform

Obsidian Learning

Management is responsible for keeping confidential information secure, tracking course attendance and completion, and keeping content organized in a repository which hopefully also addresses version control. their community of practice, the portal for a specific software tool or process).

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Jay Cross

The book Kitchen Confidential (Harper, 2001) by Anthony Bourdain describes how he become a professional chef and how he continues to support the community of professional chefs. They carry a set of knives that no one else is allowed to touch. Were it not for this Sharing, we would not enjoy the broad, international array of foods on our tables (because chefs turned one another on to sources of exotic ingredients). Professional Development.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

August was a little quiet in terms of traffic numbers and vacations, but there were some really great posts you may have missed during vacation. My e-Learning Don’ts - MinuteBio , August 8, 2010 Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. Instead of moving around a computer interface as a mouse, one moves around as an anthropomorphic figure. My list of top 10 resources on Instructional Design - basics and more : 1.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. I'm writing this post for both attendees of the session to have some notes and for people who were not at the session to hopefully get value from the discussion that happened there. As such, I'm trying to: Report and discuss the results of an introductory survey that I conduct (thanks to the suggestion via Conference Breakout Sessions ). This was more of a prompt than it really was a true survey.

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How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

We’ve written before about what a learning organization is and what are some of their traits, and we’ve even talked about how to integrate safety departments into learning organization efforts (see this Safety & Learning Organizations article or this recorded Integrating Safety into Learning Organizations ASSP webinar ). The video of the discussion is immediately below. Today we have a guest from the world of learning & development.