The differences between social professional networks and communities of practice

Matrix

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.

ASAE Annual: A Gathering of People Who Build Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

Due to a cancellation of this year’s Technology Conference, a lot of focus will be put on the learning labs for the Business of Technology track, and I have a feeling it will not be a disappointment. Associations can create communitites of practice. Since taking graduate level courses in Adult Learning Theory, I have been intrigued by Lave and Wengers’ writings on communities of practice. Today it is all about the Internet.

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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.

Internet Time Blog » The Mac Community of Practice

Jay Cross

Knowledge Acquisition? Skill Develop? Go COP

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps, it is having tea, reading the latest news on the Internet or in the newspaper. Sure, you will have Zoom or similar types of meetings. First, get a cup of coffee. For some of us, more than 20 years. The basics of SBL are as follow. A Community is best when?

What is a Community of Practice?

Breakthrough eLearning

I just received a letter and brochure in the mail from the eLearning Guild extolling the virtues of their upcoming annual conference in Boston this April. The letter urges me to join their "community of practice" at this event, and to experience "peer-to-peer interaction." Well, I attended last year's conference, and certainly did not experience a great deal of peer-to-peer interaction or feel part of a genuine community of practice.

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)?

Internet Time Blog » yammer

Jay Cross

Internet Time Blog » The honeymoon’s over

Jay Cross

Content is a tyrant.

Learning with 'e's

The imminent arrival of widespread 4G broadband and LTE ( Long Term Evolution ) will usher in wider availability to information and push even more data to our mobile devices over the same amount of radio spectrum. But in adopting these communication advances, are we also opening the door for a deluge of content? Are we not already swamped by a tsunami of content? His famous statement, in pre-internet times, was that 'the medium is the message' (or indeed the massage ).

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT JAY CROSS (CEO and Chief Unlearning Officer at Internet Time Alliance). Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. The Internet Time Alliance , which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. Jay is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School.

MOOCs should afford the use of abundance provided by The Internet!

Coffee and Design

The image at the right is a snibit of an image from a contemporary artist, Robin Dickinson and the full version can be found on his blog post, What’s the real value of a fully connected world? I am not going to answer his question here today but I will use the image to help paint the picture of students learning online. The purpose of these is to share a conversation about the issues related to the use of technology in support of education, e.g., MOOCs, online learning, etc.

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT JAY CROSS (CEO and Chief Unlearning Officer at Internet Time Alliance). Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. The Internet Time Alliance , which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. Jay is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

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. Ive done a lot of e-Learning projects, created a lot of courses, but this is the first time that Ive been a part of the strategy itself. I did a lot of research in preparing our proposal and making our sales call.

On the Road with Internet Time Alliance, December 2010

Jay Cross

Over the course of 18 days in December 2010, I took part in learning events in seven countries. Here are some of the things I learned. Jane Hart and I keynoted “Learning Day” for senior training managers of the European Commission. The sixteenth-century guild halls that line Brussels’ Grand Place (AKA Grote Markt) are a reminder of the ancient communities of practice where craftsmen learned their trade through apprenticeship and curated their professional know-how.

What does education mean to you? #EducationDay

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Inspired by the tweets I’ve been reading today, and from Sheila MacNeill’s post of the same title, here is something that education and learning means to me. It must be said, or rather I must say it, that without the Internet then I would be as learned as I am. Becoming a Learning Technologist in 2007 opened my eyes to the power of the Internet for learning. But I’d not considered the Internet for online learning.

Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working (eLearning Guild Webinar) #inttime

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from today’s eLearning Guild Webinars with members of the Internet Time Alliance (ITA): Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn, Jane Hart, Jay Cross Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working The questions for the session were sourced from the crowd. More of our work is in “exception handling” – not doing stuff we’ve done before. How can we sell the idea of social learning to skeptical managers? Moderate social communities.

Internet memes - chains you can believe in

Learning with e's

So what's all the hype about internet memes? For those who are not in the loop, the term ' internet memes ' is 'used to describe a catchphrase or concept that spreads quickly from person to person via the Internet, much like an inside joke ' (Wikipedia). It's a little like a chain letter or a series of links between friends, but it usually happens without any effort. There are some questions that certainly spring to my mind when I think about internet memes.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to?

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to?

Possible obstacles in implementing blended learning and how to deal with them

Matrix

This approach to corporate L&D is the right answer to the demands of a very dynamic (and often unpredictable) business environment, as well as to the changing needs and expectations of the modern learner. Read more: When it’s time to let go of an LMS.

Detailing the Coherent Organization

Clark Quinn

I riffed on it for a Chief Learning Officer magazine, and my Internet Time Alliance colleagues have followed up. I had, as Harold’s original model provided the basis for, separate groups for Work Teams, Communities of Practice, and Social Networks. Under Communities of Practice I listed: document practice, leave tracks, workshop issues, share examples, co-mentor, discuss principles, continually refine practice, think ‘out loud’, and share concerns.

Content Curation & Association Education Strategy

Web Courseworks

In the Learning & Development world there has been a lot of buzz recently around content curation and the skills associated with being a curator. National associations or “communities of practice” have been in the business of content curation for many years: publishing journals, books containing the community’s body of knowledge, and face to face educational sessions.

eLearning Guild Gathering Significant Event

Web Courseworks

For those of you who may not be familiar with the Learning Solutions Conference, it is a considerably significant event hosted by the eLearning Guild which offers a gathering space for thousands of individuals who are dedicated to education using the internet. From my experience and opinion, the eLearning Guild is a true community of practice and brings together some of the best minds in the eLearning industry.

When Will AI Stop Being “Artificial?”

Learningtogo

It was coined by mathematician John von Neumann to define a theoretical moment when the artificial intelligence of computers surpasses the capacity of the human brain. The term is borrowed from physics and quantum mechanics, where the term gravitational singularity is used in the study of black holes. While we are far from attaining the goal of artificial intelligence, there was a brief flurry of excitement recently when a computer passed the Turing Test , to mixed reviews.

What Does It Mean to Be Intelligent?

Learningtogo

It was coined by mathematician John von Neumann to define a theoretical moment when the artificial intelligence of computers surpasses the capacity of the human brain. The term is borrowed from physics and quantum mechanics, where the term gravitational singularity is used in the study of black holes. While we are far from attaining the goal of artificial intelligence, there was a brief flurry of excitement recently when a computer passed the Turing Test , to mixed reviews.

Know Thy Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

But not every organization has the kind of culture that will help that organization achieve success. Assessing the culture of an organization by asking tough questions and being willing to hear the answers is the basis for significant organizational improvement. And being able to explain the culture in-use in comparison to the espoused culture is critical to gaining the trust and engagement of employees, recruits, and business partners. . Every organization has a culture.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. Microcontent is little bits of digital information in a permanent state of flux and circulation.

It's Happening in the Learning Industry: Training Magazine and Web Site Shutting Down

Kapp Notes

Training Magazine and the associated web site are being moth balled at the end of March. The move includes the elimination of 11 positions, the spokesperson said What does this mean for the learning and development industry? I don't think it will mean a whole lot as much of the monies and advertising dollars in the past few years have gone toward technology focused trade publications in our industry.

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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.

Extreme Times

Clark Quinn

This was originally intended to be one of my Learning Solutions Mag columns (Quinnsights). Guess this is part of the extreme times! With most of the population under some form of lockdown, there are a lot of prescriptions, to the extent there’s already a backlash!

7 Challenges to Social Learning

Origin Learning

Instructors may feel more comfortable lecturing employees as they feel they are covering the ‘necessary’ course of the training material. Little acts of acknowledgement like paying attention to them or thanking them for bringing up a point can do a lot to boost their confidence and increase their participation. Social learning is more of an abstract concept. Truth is, the best organizations play lesser emphasis on documenting every form of learning.

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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Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

I’ve been working with a number of organisations recently as they’ve been making the move “into social”, and one thing was clear, that “helping” their people with this didn’t require old-school training. Of course, helping them how to use the technology could be partly approached in this way – but even that wasn’t quite the same. My Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, refers to this as modelling, not shaping.

My takeaways from OEB18: communities, AI and 3D-smarts and some very practical stuff

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

when it ended, but completely energized and full of new ideas! I followed his advice of doing a pre-conference session with Jef Staes which was one of my highlights. He notices people were looking for practical applications, whereas a conference like this is to challenge your thinking. My thinking was sharpened, but I also took away really practical lessons for the things I am working on (like the idea to embed peergradio in Moodle for instance.)

How to be prepared for online teaching and how to overcome potential difficulties

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

This article will focus on how technical and pedagogical difficulties can be beaten, as management difficulties can be largely solved through the inclusion of students into an LMS (Learning Management System). The lesson continues normally regardless of whether someone enters slightly late.

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 Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. You’re concerned that your current offerings will not satisfy the new generation of workers. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Two or three managers spend two days at the Internet Time Lab in Berkeley, California, in a heavily personalized experience.

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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How do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The Big Question of the month at the Learning circuits blog is: “How do we break down the organizational walls when it comes to learning”. Sharing information and giving access to your knowledge is not something that is in the DNA of most companies, not even within their own walls, let alone outside the walls of the organization. There is a story of an US based gold company, their known gold reserve was running at its end end they where not able to find new gold.