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. Communities of practice focus on a subject.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. This isn’t my usual comprehensive live blogging, just snippets of things that caught my interest. I wanted to actually participate in the chat and watch Twitter too, and I couldn’t juggle all of it at the same time. This is post 2 of 3. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning?

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TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking

Experiencing eLearning

This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference, presented by Robert Fulkerth, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. Developed a course on social networking for business. Use online library databases to research social networking. Past predictions about online communities assumed text because that was what was available. Many businesses consider time on social networking sites wasted, but not all.

Social Learning vs. Communities of Practice

Janet Clarey

When it comes to the terms “Social Learning” and “Communities of Practice”, many people in the corporate learning realm are confused, myself included. We think we know what these mean one day, and then the next day a new theory or idea emerges that turns the whole idea of each upside down and inside out. Are Social Learning and Communities of Practice different? Social Learning. Communities of Practice.

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.

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.

Course Development+Social Network+Commerce

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Wouldn't it be great if there was a clearing house of eLearning Development Projects? I mean, let's say I'm at a high tech company and someone says, "we need all of our engineers to know the basics of thermal dynamics". Shouldn't we ALL be able to come together and work as a community of practice to share the work we've done? Can you think of any generic courses you've worked on lately?

T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning

Tony Karrer

For example, I was trying to demonstrate elements of my blog and found out that folks were not seeing anything. There was also the issue that we had a heck of a time getting into the system in the first place. I'm sure lots of other people experienced it - and weren't able to get in. Tony O'Driscoll did a comparison of the evolution of Web 1.0 It's a bit different than my comparison of eLearning 1.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? yes, they went there - WISE Pedagogy , June 1, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

Today, the very definition of organizations has changed. The impact of digitization is going far beyond a few collaboration tools and platforms. Today’s organizations are no longer defined by fixed workplaces, nine-to-five working hours or even a set of homogeneous employees. Operational and business models have been turned on their heads with the advent of enterprises like Uber , Airbnb , Etsy and Amazon. It requires a complete re-imagining of how business gets done.

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. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together.

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.

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.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Dashe & Thomson

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). Jane claims that “Social Learning has come to refer exclusively to the use of social media in top-down, formal learning.” She also states that “social learning (small S, small L) happens continuously – freely and openly – in everything we do – in work, learn and study.”.

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. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. A PLN is an enabler of such learning.

In response to Twitter Quitters - 40% leave after one month.

ID Reflections

Because it is a powerful social networking tool that is fast becoming a social learning tool. The connotation of the word social is changing from one of "connect" to bring into its fold other meanings like collaborate, learn, share, give, participate, hear, be heard, ask, be answered.This is not a litany in praise of Twitter--it is in support of all social networking sites (SNS) that will help us to collaborate and build collective knowledge.

Using a collaborative platform for brilliant learning

Jane Hart

That’s the topic of my webinar at the Online Learning & Skills Conference that will take place on Thursday 28 June from 1 pm – 1.45 Present an overview of the key social features of social collaboration platforms. Demonstrate a number of examples of social activities she has set up. Propose a lite approach to designing social (learning) activities.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

It’s no secret – recently social media has had a rough ride. So why should we celebrate technologies that enable social learning experiences? Maybe the answer lies in the beauty of a simple human truth: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” After a decade of affordable high-speed internet access, smartphones, mobile apps and social networks, it’s easy to take our digital connections for granted.

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.

Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Humans have been collaborating since the dawn of time. Facebook didn’t invent that, just created a great tool. What does it mean to be social? We’ve been doing social networking for millions of years. (He’s He’s using Facebook timeline to tell the story). Mass distribution of thoughts and ideas. YOU are the censor of your own social graph. You are at the heart, the center of your social graph. Who is Facebook?

Work Out Loud – Don’t Just Share What You Did

Nick Leffler

Today is the final day of my four-day journey to cover my thoughts on this week’s topics for the online cMOOC Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning. I’ve already covered the wonderful topics of crowdsourcing , idea management and design and yesterday’s communities of practice. This is my favorite topic out of the four. Working out loud is opposite of just showing the final work.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

As a workplace professional, I believe strongly in the value of sharing. I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient. In other words, the value that is manifest in the form of improved personal performance in the workplace. Sample social sharing options (from YouTube).

Network Skills

Tony Karrer

I personally believe that one of the areas where learning professionals need the most help is how communities and networks impact learning and building individual and facilitation skills around these: Knowing how to individually leverage Network Skills and Communities to help with work and learning tasks Community and Network Facilitation Skills to help others learn and work using networks and communities In my post Networks and Learning Communities , I looked a bit at this topic.

27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

There are many more that can be added to the list but I will keep that for another post…You can see some of them in the picture of my bookshelf above. Some of the might seem out of place in a list for L&D folks, but I think it is important to read around a subject to understand the context, and the emerging patterns. 5 Workplace Learning/Training Social Media for Trainers Jane Bozarth. 21 Collaboration The Wisdom of Crowds James Surowiecki.

Communities and Networks Connection

Tony Karrer

This is a great week for content communities. And there's a very interesting effect and a realization (aha moment) I've had about all of this that I describe near the bottom. Yesterday, I was able to announce that I've been working with Judy Brown to launch the Mobile Learning Content Community. Today I get to announcement that I've been working with Nancy White to launch the: Communities and Networks Connection For those of you who don't know Nancy.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

I had the privilege of facilitating one of the breakout sessions, which focused on the business applications of Twitter. We discussed a range of issues around this topic, and we generated some really bright ideas that I feel are worth pursuing in the corporate sector. Some of the ideas specifically relate to e-learning, while others may fall more comfortably into other portfolios. But of course, tweet scanning also falls into the Customer Service portfolio.

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. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

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? Knowledge comes about through learning and through the diligent application of information.

Iconoclasm 2.0

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been seeing a lot more social media icons on websites these days, and you may have noticed that I’ve recently added a few to this blog. Well, I figure that if I’m serious about the use of social media for collaborative learning and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, then I should do what I can to encourage participation. Steven Bradley provides an enjoyable review of some of the negative sentiment out there that’s brooding over social media icons.

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.

Using Social Media to Improve Workplace Learning

Janet Clarey

Just finished up an online presentation, Using Social Medial to Improve Workplace Learning , slides below. I had uploaded my slides an hour early and took care of all the necessary details – shut off cell phone and house phone, banished children from my immediate area, let the dog out, shut the windows, and…special bonus this week…asked my contractor not to run the power saw or pound sheet rock from 1-2 pm. 2/3’s didn’t have a strategy for social media.

I store my knowledge with my friends

Learning with e's

I'm at Colchester Institute on Friday to present a workshop entitled: Communities, Spaces and Pedagogies for the Digital Age. It's for a Learning and Teaching development day the Institute is holding where they will explore the theme of Transformational Learning and Teaching. I have spoken several times on transformation learning, and a few years ago actually brought out a book about the transformational power of ICT in education.

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now. There is no question whatsoever that social media is transforming our personal and business lives. Tags: social networking

Parrot fashion

Learning with 'e's

There is a story of a woman who wanted a talking bird so she went to the pet shop bought a parrot. But if you starve yourself of a social life, your relationships will die, and your life experience will be the poorer for it. And social media are the enablers. Yet many teachers and students see social networking tools as frivolous entertainment or ego massage. Connections are important, because they lead to richer social contexts.

Micro-Elements (Things) in Social Learning - From the ASTD International Conference

Vignettes Learning

Top management directed me to see how we can launch Social Networking and Learning to 45,000 of our employees."These This reminds me of the days when companies would say, we will require 30,000 employees to finish this e-learning course using the LMS. Please download the PDF version of the PowerPoint. On page 28 and 29, knowing the nature of your participants, your culture, business demands and available facilitators are important.

ASTD 40

Slugs and snails and social enzymes

Learning with e's

I can count on the fingers of one hand the times I have learnt something significant without the help or influence of others (and counting on my fingers wasn't learnt without help, believe me). Conversation is of course often technologically mediated in this digital age. We can use text, audio or video in a number of modes and through a mind dazzling range of technologies. And there is a record - an archive - of our conversation if we want one.

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. This included and Enterprise Social Network and a Knowledge Management system.

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. social strategy