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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Successful Mentoring Programs: LMI’s 1-to-1 Employee Mentoring

Chronus

Today, more and more companies are turning to mentoring to elevate their DEI strategy within their employee experience. When it comes to readiness and resiliency, LMI believes in applying the right training and resources to meet the needs of their employees as well.

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.

Give Learners a Voice by Incorporating Social Learning

Adobe Captivate

If you’re a fan of Adobe Captivate Prime, you may be aware of the new social learning features that were just released. My favorite new feature has to be the discussion boards, which allow groups of learners to share web based and user generated content easily. Social learning is an important developing aspect of the learning technology industry. Here are some ways we can do that: Create communities of practice that either meet in person or virtually.

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INFOGRAPHIC: HEROIC JOURNEYS TO HIGH PERFORMANCE

Learnnovators

70:20:10 E-Learning Infographics Performance Support Working Out Loud 70:20:10 Model Arun Pradhan Buffy the Vampire Slayer Coaching Community of Practice e-learning Harry Potter Infographic Learnnovators Mentoring Sherlock Holmes WOLThe post INFOGRAPHIC: HEROIC JOURNEYS TO HIGH PERFORMANCE appeared first on Learnnovators.

At the edge

Clark Quinn

Each also represents a diversity of settings and needs. These represent some folks working at the edge, away from the ‘event’ Mark Britz , facing more experts than novices, structured his corporate university as a network, not a series of courses. Communities of Practice served as a model for this thinking. Instead of courses, the solution connected those with demonstrable skills to mentor those who could benefit.

Piecing together collaboration and cooperation

Clark Quinn

In an insightful piece , Harold Jarche puts together how collaboration and cooperation are needed to make organizations work ‘smarter’, integrating workgroups with the broader social network by using communities of practice as the intermediary. This makes a lot of sense to me, and I was inspired to take a look at the practices within those categories. (Jay I put reflection underpinning all of these, as a core practice.

Detailing the Coherent Organization

Clark Quinn

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.

10 Reasons to Join The eLearning Guild

Web Courseworks

Fast forward to present day, companies and larger national associations now have managers and a staff of course developers, most of which have full bachelor’s degrees or at the very least, a 2-year advanced degree or a certificate in web course design. If you are a professional instructional designer or online course developer, you probably belong to the community of practice called the eLearning Guild.

70:20:10 Tech

Clark Quinn

At the recent Up To All Of Us event (#utaou), someone asked about the 70:20:10 model. One is the rise of social networking tools: blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, and more. The other is the rise of mobile. For the 20, coaching and mentoring, we can start delivering that wherever needed, via mobile. Learners can ask for, or even be provided, support more closely tied to their performance situations regardless of location.

Expanding your company L&D strategy to CoPs

Matrix

We often say that people are the most important resource a company can have and that the success of any organization is directly connected to its people. One thing that should always be part of the mix to achieving this is a sound L&D company strategy. A sound L&D strategy can mean many things: from face-to-face formal courses to mentoring relationships to full-featured learning management systems and all the technology that helps people share ideas and learn.

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).

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the barriers to creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is the no-time myth. Managers resist attending formal training events and participating in other kinds of learning activities (elearning, mentoring, coaching, action-learning, communities of practice, internal wikis, etc.) In fact, because it is part of the job, it doesn’t add any time at all.

What does change(d) look like?

Clark Quinn

Employees would be tightly coupled to their work teams, and more loosely coupled to their communities of practice. Much curation would happen by individual in communities monitoring the larger network, individuals in teams bringing in relevant elements from their communities, and sharing back reflections and outcomes that inform the community while communities would share back to the larger network. This is the vision of the Coherent Organization.

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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.

Creating Tomorrow’s Life Sciences Sales Leaders: 3 Strategies

PDG

I recently had a conversation with a senior sales leader of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. The leader discussed the highest priorities for the organization: “I’m most concerned about the development of tomorrow’s sales leaders. The Changing Face of Sales Leadership. The profile of tomorrow’s leaders involves something more complex than just the ability to sell. Developing Leaders at the Speed of Business. How do you create great sales leaders?

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Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies

TalentLMS

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. With the proliferation of dot com and brick and mortar companies all around us, companies consider themselves lucky when a new employee accepts an offer and continues to stay with them beyond six months! Many of us have been through an unorganized and mismanaged onboarding process.

Maximize Your Professional Development with Industry Memberships

eLearning Brothers

There are so many amazing features to this package, including either a Plus Membership to The eLearning Guild or a Professional Plus Membership to the Association for Talent and Development (ATD), a premium subscription to the most well-known self-paced video training library on the planet, and 1-on-1 mentoring with an eLearning Brothers mentor. TD at Work (4 digital issues/yr): 16-24 page resource that help in gaining proficiency in a variety of practical topics.

The principles of learning

Jay Cross

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. We’re seeing a more interactive model of learning. Communities of practice , a term coined by Institute for Research on Learning staff. Knowing is really embedded in practice.

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.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

"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. These are The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here by Dr. Lynda Gratton (a book review coming up soon), and The Second Machine Age by Andrew Mcafee and Erik Brynjolfsson. This has wide-ranging implication on learning and the future of work.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. This message is in the guiding principles of the business. We need to be intentional about the kind and frequency of sharing. These are eight leader habits of a learning culture.

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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How To Create an Interactive Learning School and Engage Your Learners

learnWorlds

“In the social learning system, new patterns of behavior can be acquired through direct experience or by observing the behavior of others.”, An Ecology of Learning. Built-in Community Inside Every School. Advantages of Social Learning to Edupreneurs.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

A native of New Zealand, Paul Matthews has always applied the practical, no-nonsense approach he learned growing up on a farm to his work in the corporate world. He’s been the director for a major IT company, founder of People Alchemy , and leadership consultant to blue chip clients. Through his experience, he’s recognized the power of informal learning and has helped his clients take advantage of it. What are the different flavors of informal learning?

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. Mentoring.

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Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

In October, I posted some recommended reading that complemented one of my classes on gamification. I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the last article ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! Google Scholar features most of the chapter for free. Teaching and learning practices benefit from the collective knowledge that social technology provides.

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 Communities of practice. Informal Community e-news. Informal Mentoring. Social Mentoring/ coaching. into a tedious proposal for a large, forward-facing multinational corporation. Among our recommendations were: Informal Live webcasts. Informal Recorded webinars. Informal Video conferencing.

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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Harnessing the power of SMEs for successful workplace training

Matrix

I knew exactly what I was talking about, I had tons of personal examples and as a result I was believable and efficient in passing knowledge along. Then a change in the structure of the L&D department occurred and suddenly I had to deliver training across all channels. The solution I found after a couple of sessions in which the feedback was that ‘the trainer did not provide enough personal examples’ was to incorporate stories of Subject Matter Experts.

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.

Yes, you do have to change

Clark Quinn

Of late, I’ve seen a disturbing trend. Not only are the purveyors of existing solutions preaching caution and steadiness, but it even seems like some of the ’names’ of the field are talking in ways that make it easy to think that the industry is largely doing ok. Learners need to perform, repeatedly, with guidance, over more and more complex contexts until they achieve the level of performance they need.

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Training Method Trends

Clark Quinn

All of the data comes from surveys to the eLearningGuild membership (which is more than 30,000) and typically they have 2,000 - 3,000 respondents on surveys which is large enough to get pretty good indications. So here's the graph showing all of the trending information. Some things that jump out at me: Contrary to a lot of what is being said out there ( The Death of the Classroom ), classroom still dominates as a delivery method and is actually going up.

4 Ways L&D Can Maximize Learning Technology for Hyper-Connected Learners

Instilled

The modern workforce is connected through an ecosystem comprised of business tools and learning technologies — like learning experience systems — and even personal devices. This blog post explores ways that L&D professionals can take advantage of having hyper-connected learners across the enterprise. A constant state of connection has grown increasingly common, especially for knowledge workers. Deliver Learning in the Flow of Work.

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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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS THAT WORK

PDG

Many of us have been in “Leadership Training” since we were very young. We learned leadership informally, through participation in sports teams, youth organizations, or community groups. But one thing that’s probably true of all of it is that we never called it “leadership training.” Part of that is because leadership content is easy to understand, but hard to actually do. Lots of reasons: I’m intimidated by my team members. by Rich Mesch.

Related Terms

Tony Karrer

The recent addition of related terms (relationship factors) in eLearning Learning that show what how related terms are to a given result set provides some interesting insights. I already pointed to some of the Interesting Information that we could see as we compare what different bloggers write about. Some of these are no surprise, but others such as Yugma made me notice that version 4 is out, hence people are talking about it more than usual.

"Social Technologies in Business"

bozarthzone

Know what happens when a bunch of your friends get together and assemble the best compilation ever of thinking in the social-social media-collaborative learning-knowledge management-narrating work realms? My interest in social learning and working out loud grew from my own wonderful experience as a participant in a vibrant community of practice. And the host of contributing voices, including Simon Terry, Paul Miller, and Mathias Vermeulen, is credible.

Boost your eLearning ROI

eFront

In order to keep pace with the ever-changing market, organizations need to develop and implement best practices in their business strategy. Employee performance is the direct reflection of organizational strategy. The process of converting organizational goals into performance requires the right training content. The cost of the entire process challenges training managers to justify the training in terms of enhanced performance and measurable ROI.

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