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How to Create a Successful Community of Practice

Learning Wire

<div class=”page-chapo”>Communities of practice have existed within organizations for many years, usually taking the form of a group of people gathering together to share knowledge, to motivate each other, and build their expertise.</div> </div> The theory around communities of practice was developed by Etienne Wenger and Jean Lave in the early 1990s. How do communities of practice work?

How to Create a Successful Community of Practice

Learning Wire

Communities of practice have existed within organizations for many years, usually taking the form of a group of people gathering together to share knowledge, to motivate each other, and build their expertise. The theory around communities of practice was developed by Etienne Wenger and Jean Lave in the early 1990s. These groupings were observed to support business aims by harnessing knowledge and expertise.

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Knowledge Acquisition? Skill Develop? Go COP

eLearning 24-7

Sure, you will have Zoom or similar types of meetings. First, get a cup of coffee. I get a cup of coffee, drink a glass of water, and read the news, now through via the NY Times app or WSJ app. For some of us, more than 20 years. The basics of SBL are as follow.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. That forum is still up and running. Since that time, I have attempted to introduce the discussion forum tool to two other work groups within the bank but I have not been very successful. I found a lot of great stuff.

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Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. The Moodle site is up and running and now we’re brainstorming on how best to structure the platform to support the needs of the organisation and its partners. We talk about how great it would be if all their local partners would continuously share their expertise and experiences.

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. The Moodle site is up and running and now we’re brainstorming on how best to structure the platform to support the needs of the organisation and its partners. We talk about how great it would be if all their local partners would continuously share their expertise and experiences.

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. I replied : I do a fair amount of lurking (ie “legitimate peripheral participation&# ). I have lots of online communities where I sit on the periphery and lurk, long past the initial phase of learning how the community works. A few examples: YouTube : Most of the time on YouTube, I’m just watching. Communities Web 2.0

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.

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

Hot on the heels of my 5 benefits of open badges for corporates , I now present my 7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates. Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m quite the MOOC fan. If you can think of any others, please let me know… 1. Quality content, for free, from some of the world’s most respected educational institutions? Participating in a MOOC forms connections with people outside of your organisation.

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The role technology plays in the knowledge creation process

Docebo

The following is part two of an excerpt from a knowledge brief by Aberdeen Group : the brief discusses the role that technology plays in the knowledge creation process and the ways in which Learning 3.0 concepts can help accelerate the “spiral” of knowledge creation in your organization. To read part one of this two-part post, please click here. The creation of new knowledge always begins with the individual.

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MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

For the past year or so, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been busy upending all kinds of assumptions about education: content is king, quality education is expensive, and instructor-led training is the gold standard, to name just a few. One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned.

The Future of the LMS

Bottom-Line Performance

We started the month talking about the features and functions of learning management systems. Leanne talked about Moodle’s ability to categorize those on the system by their expertise in her last post. In this online community, learners can create their own “real&# with profiles and list their experience; by searching the profiles, learners can use the LMS to contact others for help and support in a specific subject area.

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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.

L&D's New Hatrack

ID Reflections

The future of work is going to be radically different from what we have experienced so far. An increasingly global and uber connected workforce, globally distributed organizations, dispersed expertise, ubiquitous connectivity powered by the affordances of social, local and mobile (SoLoMo) and the economy of individuals are giving rise to completely different working and learning behaviors. The table below summarizes some of the ways that users can contribute.

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Social Learning: An Ongoing Experiment

CLO Magazine

In a famous series of experiments to demonstrate his theory, Bandura studied children’s behavior after they watched a human adult model act aggressively toward a Bobo doll — a toy with a rounded bottom that returns to an upright position after it has been knocked down. It’s a compelling theory, and many organizations incorporate social learning into their learning and development function, especially with the growing array of technologies available today to facilitate such learning.

End User Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 5

Connect Thinking

Today is the final post on the topic of change management, exploring things to think about to manage end user expectations and accountability. I will examine the topic from the perspective of both corporate learners and paying customers. Many end users have an established mental model of what learning is and where it occurs – in a classroom, with a trainer. Usability and visual appeal needs to be top of mind when choosing a learning platform.

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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. Anyway, this post provides me with an opportunity to clarify my thoughts in preparation for the discussion.

How to Build a Learning and Innovation Performance Lab

CLO Magazine

Few industries can keep theory and practice as proximate and immediate as learning, and treating everyday needs as an opportunity to experiment can lead to better results and innovation. Instead, use a systematic approach with a combination of push-and-pull resources, some that come automatically, as well as a select few requiring initiative. Keep a running list of ideas to try out. These are the bigger ideas, and usually only one or two of these is feasible each year.

Going Dutch: How L&D Practices Compare to Australia

Learning Cafe

The analogy I have been using ever since I arrived was that of a high speed train. So what are some of the key differences? One the things that first caught my attention was the role of managers – here in The Netherlands managers exert their influence and control very subtly – they operate in the background a lot and it is sometimes very difficult to understand their vision, direction and leadership for the team.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring. The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. In tandem with this trend, though, has been the increasingly familiar cry of “It’s not interactive!&#. Increasing the number of clicks required to view the content does not make it more interactive.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms. Most people in training programs learn only a little of the right stuff, are fuzzy about how to apply what they’ve learned, and never address who are the right people to know. Achieving balance requires a scale of measurement.

Stats on Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

When I lead education at PeopleSoft a gazillion years ago, I shared with the head of all customer-facing services a copy of Training Magazine ‘s annual numbers issue, published each November (now their November/December issue ). With the popularity of my stats to make the case for social tools in business , post I realized others may also appreciate information on where to find data about learning at work. Of this total direct learning expenditure, 56 percent ($87.5

Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Cornerstone OnDemand

Janet Clarey

In this first post, part of the Friday series “LMSs that kick ass,&# I’ll be highlighting one Learning Management System (LMS). ’ Via an email interview, I spoke with Charles about what Cornerstone OnDemand is working on and look forward to viewing a demo of their new release in December. features (blogs, wikis, syndication, surveys/polls, discussion forums, tag clouds, file/document/video/podcast libraries, etc.).

Come Together

Jay Cross

Organizations have woken up to the power of people working together. Today’s organizations are learning the power of people working together in real time. The use of instant messaging migrated from high school to corporate life. Expertise locators connect workers to people with answers; social software connects them with friends and colleagues. Information is not captured for reuse or the building of peer-rated FAQs. Come Together, Right Now. Jay Cross.

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Profile of a learning architect: Sebastian Graeb-Konneker

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. In this extract, we take a look at how learning is architected within Shell, one of the world’s largest and most successful multinational corporations. Sebastian’s vision for learning covers all of the contexts that in which learning can occur at work. Like Betty, Sebastian is a champion of work-based learning, aided by technology.

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Some great stuff again this month in the world of eLearning. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space.

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.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). Their total number of registered users/learners worldwide is 17,000,000 at over 1300 organizations. generation of our suite; we are now moving into the 6.x generation of the suite). I agree that one of the greatest barriers in implementation is overcoming a culture of control.

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