Deep learning and expertise

Clark Quinn

So here’s a riff on deep learning and expertise. Here, I’m suggesting that the goal of deep learning is expertise. We’ve automated enough of the component elements that we can use our conscious processes to make expert judgments in addressing performance requirements.

The differences between social professional networks and communities of practice


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.


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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.

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.

Six Obstacles to Building Communities in Organizations

ID Reflections

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.

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.

Podcast 12: Collaborative Medical Education at Vermont Oxford Network

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 12 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 12 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: Vermont Oxford Network (VON) is a nonprofit collective of multidisciplinary medical professionals, working together to improve the landscape of neonatal healthcare. How would you describe the mission of Vermont Oxford Network (VON)?

PLN or CoP?

Learning with 'e's

That''s quite an apt result because Google and many of the other large, supposedly ''free'' social media tools are very much focused on making money to sustain their operations. Nor is it about the morality of social media companies. In the context of this post, PLN stands for Personal Learning Network , and CoP stands for Communities of Practice. A quick search reveals that not a lot has been written about the juxtaposition of the two.

Internal expertise – Finding, sharing and growing – The very interesting webinar.

Learning Cafe

“Basis of credibility of a person who is perceived to be knowledgeable in an area or topic due to his or her study, training, or experience in the subject matter.” This topic was a popular choice at Learning Cafe and something which will generated a fair bit of discussion. The need to capturing and disseminate expertise is becoming more acute. The panel comprised of: Peter Davis – Senior Manager Knowledge Management at Westpac.

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. You may recall that I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The previous post highlighted issues around the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. Craik and Lockhart Levels of Processing 6.

Ambient learning

Learning with 'e's

Photograph from Pexels One of the most valuable properties in any organisation is intellectual capital - the intangible value of a business generated by its people. Learning occurs in the authentic context of the activity, rather than as a detached concept or set of procedures which one has to apply later if and when the problem arises. Ambient learning also relates to people adapting their technologies and environments to suit their working practices.

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.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know


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. Below you’ll find 4 best practices and 5 tips that can help you integrate situated cognition into your eLearning strategy. 4 Situated Cognition Best Practices.

Hybrid learning for hybrid jobs: Reskilling for the digital age

CLO Magazine

It’s a term with which we’ve all become very familiar over the past two years, as remote learning becomes an ever more normal part of the education and training experience. Today, in an increasingly digital world of work, we more often refer to those roles as just “jobs.”

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Will we still need L&D?

Clark Quinn

Alternatively, could the role of L&D ramp down? David Geary has been identified as a proponent of a distinction between evolutionarily different levels of learning. The idea as I comprehend it is that we’ve evolved to learn certain types of things.

Recognition and Awards at Learning Solutions 2014 by Jennifer Neibert

Learning Solutions Magazine

As a community of practice, the success of The eLearning Guild is dependent on the willingness of. members to share their knowledge, expertise, and insights with other members. 2014, the Guild recognized a number of individuals for their exceptional contributions, and we congratulate. At Learning Solutions. our newest Guild Master, Global Giveback, and SolutionFest award winners!

Accelerate Employee Performance Using the Learning Curve: Part 3 Knowledge Formation

Infopro Learning

The curve of knowledge formation marks the period of time in a training program when learners are rapidly beginning to crystallize knowledge gleaned from on-the-job training and experiential learning. This is a period of learning in which establishing communities of practice is especially beneficial. Structured on-the-job training: Unleashing employee expertise in the workplace.” The Conditions of Learning.”

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Social Learning: August Pick of the Posts

Jane Hart

The focus of my August Pick of the Posts is social learning, and these posts all include some great graphics too. Maybe it won’t be on the scale of Pokémon Go —few things ever will be—but this is what “ social learning ” is. Communities emerge. It’s not about forcing people to participate and trying to control every bit of conversation. While getting work done collaboratively will continue to be of importance in all organizations, it will not be enough.

Video:Bringing Mobile Phone Development to the classroom

Kapp Notes

The ICT Center is recognized nationally as a leader for its expertise in developing and distributing comprehensive ICT content supporting business and industry’s efforts to educate and train their ICT workforce. The ICT Center Community of Practice supplies educators with the classroom content and information they need to educate technicians by making the knowledge of subject-matter experts readily accessible to industry and academia in a variety of formats.

What is Connections: xAPI?


When we’re at a large tradeshow, people often approach us to talk about the applications of xAPI in solving their company’s problems. Amidst the distractions of shuffling between sessions and the expo floor (piles of marketing, flashing lights, gimmicks, decoys, costumes), it’s almost impossible to get take-aways that help anyone back at the office. This is about sharing, hands-on practice, and collaborative design.

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Supporting Work

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I discussed a valued model that talks about how we solve problems in the world. I was thinking about this in terms of the ways in which L&D can support this process, and started noting the ways in which we can help besides courses. I broke it up into two different forms of support: direct, and supporting the associated skills. There are lots of opportunities!

A Global Balancing Act: Firm Gets L&D Going on the Right Foot With Degreed


To operate smoothly, one of the world’s top professional services organizations must carefully balance independence with cooperation. . Cooperation comes into play because the network pools its resources and shares expertise to work more efficiently.

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

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

I hadn’t yet recognized the value of connectedness , but knew immediately that I was learning from each of these encounters. I had more than a dozen individuals I interacted with regularly, and we would discuss thoughts, ideas, and plans related to one or more aspects of learning and development. Much of what I found I now consider useless or completely wrong. A community of practice is a group of people who share a profession or field of practice.

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. Here is an overview of my answers, plus elaborations and suggestions for further reading, for each of the questions that was (and was not) asked. Is the race to the bottom on time and price for degrees affecting employers’ perceptions of universities? The moot point of MOOCs.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back--not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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5 ways the talent experience is fundamentally changing

CLO Magazine

Besides imparting requisite knowledge, this type of pre-boarding experience is inspiring and instills a culture of curiosity and learning on day one. Along the way, the learner has full control of their learning experience. Now, that’s real learning in the flow of work.

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[Case Study] Game Creators’ Odyssey – Ubisoft’s recipe on game design


The main objective is to help students understand the development of games that ensure variety, players’ constant motivation and great flow. These will be achieved through multiple design practices and prototyping activities. Overview.

2021 and Done!

Yukon Learning

In 2021, we teamed up with oodles of remarkable friends (both new and old), comprising so many awe-inspiring organizations. Alongside you all, our e-Learning development and Articulate 360 training teams were able to soar to some of our highest heights yet. Oh, wow!

A Conversation with Author Catherine Lombardozzi

Kapp Notes

The other day I caught up with Catherine Lombardozzi who is the principle behind the firm called Learning4Learning Professionals and author of a brand new book. Catherine has been in the field of learning and development for over 30 years doing all sorts of things from the basic to the complex–she has pretty much done it all. She dedicates her energies to supporting the development of people who consult, design, develop, and teach in corporate and academic settings.

The role technology plays in the knowledge creation process


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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Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009

Tony Karrer

Nancy has been my go to person for all things Communities and Networks and worked with me to create Communities and Networks Connection. So naturally when Nancy and John (with Etienne Wenger) put out the book Digital Habitats; Stewarding Technology for Communities I was very excited. And while I know they all have a deep understanding of CoPs I tend to ask Etienne the theory questions, Nancy the technology questions and John the group dynamics questions.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. These are all areas of interest for me, and my hope and plan is to find (make) sufficient time to explore each of these in depth.

7 Reasons Why You Need To Adopt A Unified Learning System

Upside Learning

In our previous blog post we have also seen how Learning Management Systems are now slowly evolving into more of Unified Learning Systems ; ones that seamlessly connect disparate channels of learning (classroom / self-paced / social / informal), technologies (web/ mobile)and information resources in a real-time learning ecosystem that serves larger business goals. This not only improves the quality of the learning experience but aids in better learning too.

Presence Pedagogy: Needs Some More Dimensions

Kapp Notes

Flying around in VirtualU: Sense of space is important in virtual learning environments. As the abstract to the article indicates: Presence Pedagogy is a way of teaching and learning that is grounded in social constructivist theory. In it, the concepts of presence, building a true community of practice, and constructing an online environment which fosters collaboration for reflective learning are paramount.

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.

Workplace Learning in 10 years?

Clark Quinn

Ideally, in 10 years the ‘training department’ will be an ‘organizational learning’ group, that’s looking across expertise levels and learning needs, and responsible for equipping people not only to come up to speed, but to work optimally, and collaborate to innovate. There’ll be flexible customized learning paths, that will not only skill you, but introduce you into the community of practice.

Maximize Your Professional Development with Industry Memberships

eLearning Brothers

Association for Talent and Development (ATD): ATD is an organization that helps employers, HR representatives, and almost everybody who is in charge of the development of employees. They do this mainly by providing information in the form of research, webinars, conferences, and even educational programs online, on demand and face-to-face. TD at Work (4 digital issues/yr): 16-24 page resource that help in gaining proficiency in a variety of practical topics.