Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. 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! Ever heard of the phrase “listen to the market”? Bear in mind, we are not trying to share “best practices” or extensive research within this knowledge sharing environment.

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Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

One highlight of a learning management system is its collaboration within course participants. 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! Ever heard of the phrase “listen to the market”? Bear in mind, we are not trying to share “best practices” or extensive research within this knowledge sharing environment.

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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. Social networking tools like discussion forums, newsgroups and wikis were now being used to drive business performance.

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.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills. I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. A MOOC is an intrinsically participative, collaborative mode of learning.

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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Are your community's lurkers healthy lurkers?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I've blogged about lurking before , investigating whether lurking in online forums is a sort of legitimate peripheral participation that leads to people learning about the practices of a community of practice. This time we tried to analyze whether lurking in online forums is a problem or a bliss for companies. The definition of lurking is as people who NEVER post, hence they don't share their questions, ideas or suggestions online.

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 will use the eWorkshop method to kick-start and nurture the communities of practice.

Observations from Supporting Performance with Learning – Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum

Learning Cafe

28 Learning professionals from a wide cross section of industries participated in the online Workplace Trends Forum on Supporting Performance with Learning. Peter Davis moderated the session with a expert panel comprising of. Belinda Liu – Global Head of Talent and Learning Operations, Standard Chartered Bank. Learning needs to step out of the normal role of training issues, into the workplace and address larger issues that impact performance problems.

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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 will use the eWorkshop method to kick-start and nurture the communities of practice.

Insight Curation: Are We Accelerating or Protecting Productivity?

Living in Learning

By now content curation is a well-known activity that is credited for saving time in the search, retrieval and distribution of bulk knowledge/information. The quality of those well-intended distributions, often via email attachments, or postings to knowledge bases, or communities of practice forums, or corporate shared drives, or SharePoint…or…or…or…are somewhat scattered. That's Point-of-Work, and that's where we can accelerate and protect productivity.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

TalentLMS

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.

What is Connections: xAPI?

MakingBetter

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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Myth #5: Social and workplace learning are the same as 70:20:10

Docebo

But as you’ll read in a recent report from Towards Maturity and Charles Jennings , this is only ‘doing’ one aspect of 70:20:10. Others will involve extracting and sharing learning (micro-blogging, working out loud, professional communities, storytelling, user-generated content, forums etc.) Are you embracing experiential learning for 70:20:10, or just adding learning to work?

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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

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.

Key principles to consider when designing eLearning courses

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

In the rapidly evolving field of online education, there is a massive influx of teachers who, trying to fi in the shoes of instructional designers (ID), are trying to implement distance learning for their students. Unique characteristics of each user.

Reprise: How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of these posts appears in Jane Hart ’s blog, Learning in the Social Workplace. communities of practice). An integral part of everything that is done in the organization, supported by technology and social networks. Hart writes further that learning professionals should, therefore, take on a new role, that of “Enterprise Learning Community Managers.” Is there an app or social networking forum you can communicate through?

6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. More than a fixed environment, the word ‘ecosystem’ implies complex interactions and continued growth which might include: a range of people (managers, peers, mentors, coaches).

How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of these posts appears in Jane Hart’s blog, Learning in the Social Workplace. communities of practice). An integral part of everything that is done in the organization, supported by technology and social networks. Hart writes further that learning professionals should, therefore, take on a new role, that of “Enterprise Learning Community Managers.” Is there an app or social networking forum you can communicate through?

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.

How to Adapt Your Microcontent to Your Employees’ Social Needs

Obsidian Learning

One of these is social needs. Though not as basic as the need for food, water, and shelter, the desire to belong to a community, to build positive relationships with others, is high on our list of priorities. Many of us fulfill at least part of our social needs through work. A positive work environment fosters that sense of belonging, and in turn, creates happier, more productive employees. Let’s look at some practical examples. Forum for Sharing.

Honored

Clark Quinn

At the recent DevLearn conference, David and Heidi (the two-cofounders of the eLearning Guild ) punk’d me. Under the pretense of having me assist the keynote speaker, they had me sit at the front of the stage with another purpose in mind. As background, the Guild is explicitly labeled and designed to reflect the original concept of an association of craftsmen in a particular trade.

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.

70:20:10 for trainers

E-Learning Provocateur

At the time of writing this blog, over half the respondents have chosen “No” Assuming they are all L&D professionals, the extrapolation means most of us don’t think the 70:20:10 model is relevant to our work. – by the way, “fair dinkum” is Australian slang for “real” or “genuine” – Emeritus Professor David Boud says he doesn’t think there is proper evidence available for the effectiveness of the model.

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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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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

Conversations are the stem cells of learning. Companies need to take advantage of the social nature of learning. Retention will skyrocket, and conversation will mitigate the boredom of most eLearning. Communities of practice. A Community of Practice (CoP) is a social network of people who identify with one another professionally (e.g. designers of logic chips) or have mutual interests (e.g.

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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 2 sources of freebies

E-Learning Provocateur

We’ve all seen it with our own eyes: when a company hits hard times, its training budget is one of the first casualties. To counter-act that perception, the L&D team must do a better job of demonstrating its worth to the business in terms of performance and, ultimately, profit. However in the back of my mind I was empathising with the poor bunnies who are stuck now with slashed training budgets. Of course the remedy is simple: spend less.

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Scenario Based Learning for Healthcare Professionals

Origin Learning

Scenario based learning is a practical approach to learning where in students develop problem solving skills by being exposed to ‘problems’ or ‘cases’ that are replicas of actual scenarios that they may face at work. It is based on the principles of situated learning theory(Lave & Wenger, 1991) which postulates that learning happens best when it takes place in the context that it is going to be applied to. What is scenario based learning?

5 Vital Elements of Engaging Microcontent

Obsidian Learning

Learners not only expect but demand that microcontent be easy to search for, easy to access, and easy to run, see, and interact with on their device of choice. For a deeper dive, see 7 Essentials of a Successful Mobile Learning Strategy. ). Make it part of a larger program.

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70:20:10 For Trainers

Learnnovators

At the time of writing this blog, over half the respondents have chosen “No”. Assuming they are all L&D professionals, the extrapolation means most of us don’t think the 70:20:10 model is relevant to our work. by the way, “fair dinkum” is Australian slang for “real” or “genuine” – Emeritus Professor David Boud says he doesn’t think there is proper evidence available for the effectiveness of the model. And while this might sound a bit harsh, it may contain a seed of truth.

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Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first. If you keep these other advantages in mind, you can integrate your strategy more holistically and use them as a measurement of strategy success. Here are seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy that I’ve come across.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first. If you keep these other advantages in mind, you can integrate your strategy more holistically and use them as a measurement of strategy success. Here are seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy that I’ve come across.

How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Dashe & Thomson

Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems. Dr. Allison Rossett describes the value of performance support in her article Ode to Performance Support. These repositories of user instructions are structured around business processes and job roles.

2.0 is a philosophy, not a technology

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Internet Time Alliance spent a couple of days last week putting the 2.0 Informal Discussion group/ forum. Informal Communities of practice. Informal Community e-news. into a tedious proposal for a large, forward-facing multinational corporation. Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing. Informal Workshops.

Staying Relevant in E-Learning in 2014

E-learning Uncovered

We thought it would be helpful to have a list of them here, in one place. And we’re now offering free webinars, starting with a comparison of e-learning authoring tools on January 31 from 12pm to 1pm EST. The Articulate , Adobe , and Lectora websites are also good resources when looking for training on authoring tools. Forums: Online discussion forums are a great place to connect with counterparts from other organizations world-wide.

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The Future of the LMS

Bottom-Line Performance

We started the month talking about the features and functions of learning management systems. 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. Most respondents use all of the 12 major learning tools and technologies listed on the survey in their portals.

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