Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool
MAY 12, 2015
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!
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
JUNE 22, 2015
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.
A Brief Introduction – Communities of Practice Manager
The Learning Circuits
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
As Ryann mentioned in a previous post, I’m the Community of Practice Manager for Learning Technologies at ASTD. In this role, I engage with the community and help build ASTD’s portfolio of content—from T+D articles to books to educational programs to conferences and beyond. I also help foster discussion and debate within the community. My goal is to provide content and support that helps you get your job done, better and faster.
Lurking is Not a Static State
JULY 20, 2011
Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. It has received a lot of attention in the past from the thought leaders in the realm of learning and the role of communities in personal as well as organizational learning.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
THE TOOLS THAT’LL HELP PEOPLE. resources WHO WORK FOR US people ONE OF THE BEST SOURCES OF. heroes Page 18 Introduction Page 6 6 The path of true. of good Page 9 What's next for. Page 31 4 Wisdom of. We’re no longer deliverers of training – we’re.
JULY 18, 2013
A number of years ago, I discussed a valued model that talks about how we solve problems in the world. If we find the answer, we should update the resources to help other people find the answer rather than having to rediscover it. There are lots of opportunities!
Can PeopleCloud support learning in all its contexts?
Clive on Learning
MARCH 8, 2013
My argument was that well-designed formal interventions can extend beyond the confines of the course to include elements that would normally be regarded as 70 or 20 in the 70:20:10 model or experiential , on-demand or non-formal in the model I present in The New Learning Architect. Learning professionals have no real difficulty in supporting the formal element of their work, i.e. providing access to courses.
Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation
MARCH 11, 2013
This is a post in a series that I am writing about how the future role of L&D is moving from “packaging learning” to “scaffolding learning”. In this and my next post I am going to look at self-managed learning in an organization, and how that might be supported and scaffolded.
Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum
JUNE 4, 2012
So one approach that I have been promoting is, instead of thinking of Formal and Informal Leaning as polar opposites, rather to think in terms of a Social Workplace Learning Continuum (as shown diagrammatically in the image on the right).
6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
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.
The Case for Communities of Practice
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
AUGUST 19, 2010
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.
12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace
AUGUST 31, 2012
I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. 1 – moving from a focus on organising and managing training (which includes e-learning and blended learning) FOR others, to helping individuals and teams address their OWN performance problems.
70:20:10 for trainers
JANUARY 11, 2016
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.
The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning
APRIL 14, 2015
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. 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.
Performance Support Second?
JULY 10, 2013
Once we’ve determined that social isn’t a solution to meeting the need, why wouldn’t we think of a course first? But also, unless we absolutely need a course, we should look to performance support next. Frankly, the learner ideally gets the minimal amount of help to get past their current gap, and if it’s a bit of information or decision support help, why would you make a course if you can avoid it?
Community of improvement?
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
In a conversation I had recently, specifically about a community focused on research, I used the term ‘community of improvement’, and was asked how that was different than a community of practice. First, let me say that a community of practice could be, and should be, a community of improvement. One of the principles of practice is reflection and improvement.
Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace
MAY 11, 2015
I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. It has to be integrated into the culture and the organizational way of working and being.
How to support informal learning
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
JULY 12, 2010
Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, His calling is to help business people improve their performance on the job and satisfaction in life. Every day, thousands of people read his blogs, Internet Time and Informal Learning Blog. Interview.
7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”
JULY 6, 2015
I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 6 – Putting It All Together
OCTOBER 8, 2015
This is the sixth and final post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but much of what has been mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. We’ve covered objectives, practice, concepts, examples, and the emotional component.
Social Learning: August Pick of the Posts
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
The focus of my August Pick of the Posts is social learning, and these posts all include some great graphics too. They’ll help each other out. 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.
Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know
DECEMBER 7, 2015
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.
Towards a “Maturity Model” for Learning Businesses
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
I have been a supporter and follower of Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele for almost a decade. Jeff’s book Leading the Learning Revolution is a reflective masterpiece that touches those of us who have been in educational technology since the pre-dot-com days.
The dynamics of managing/nurturing networks of practice
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
JUNE 3, 2010
Keeping the Wheels Turning: The Dynamics of Managing Networks of Practice. Journal of Management Studies, 47(1), 85-108 The authors make a distinction between NoPs and CoPs; networks of practice and communities of practice.
I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network
DECEMBER 29, 2014
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. And it also helps you prepare to move into the future more quickly.
New to E-Learning? Here are Some Simple Steps to Help You Get Started
MAY 24, 2011
He said that this would help me focus less on the glossiness of the commercials and more on their construction. I made notes of the scenes, where the edits were, and what might have motivated the edits. This exercise was one of the best learning experiences for me.
Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture
The Peformance Improvement
JULY 31, 2014
These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. Leaders in these organizations do the following: Send the message - Leaders communicate the importance of learning to the organization.
70:20:10 For Trainers
MARCH 21, 2016
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. And while this might sound a bit harsh, it may contain a seed of truth.
The principles of learning
JULY 7, 2013
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. The mental model of “I teach/you learn” is fraught with problems.
Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
That’s right, most of us remember our first day at work with the “fear of the unknown”. Gone are the days when individuals would feel lucky to be part of a successful organization. Many of us have been through an unorganized and mismanaged onboarding process.
12+ Books for Instructional Designers
MARCH 3, 2015
If you’re looking for some reading to improve your skills or get started in the field of instructional design, check out these books. Design For How People Learn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. Learning Communities.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff
JUNE 14, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007 Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff In the spirit of building a Community of Practice -- sharing ideas and processes -- I thought Id try and share what I can of a current project. This was really helpful input.
50 Ways to Lever Learning
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 16, 2015
In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. This is a list of 50 of those methods. Mobile learning – a form of elearning that is accessed by a mobile device such as smart phone or tablet; can be anywhere, anytime.
Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace
JUNE 29, 2014
The impact of technology, globalization, ubiquitous connectivity, remote work and distributed work teams, and economy of individuals to name a few drivers have changed the face of workplace learning and performance dramatically. Economy of scale was achieved.
Learning by experimenting
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Or, better yet, learn ahead of the curve. As a starting point, it helps to realize that adapting to change is a form of learning. That is, we need a cycle of: do – review -refine. In the model of a learning organization, experimentation is clearly listed as a component of concrete learning processes and practices. I think the way to keep up with the rate of change is to be driving it.
Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World
DECEMBER 28, 2014
"The nature of work is changing. The changes to society will be vast" by @gapingvoid We are on the eve of 2015! Most of us do a retrospection of the year gone by, and a future-spection of the year to come. Social is NOT a set of tools.