Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

Why, despite all efforts to capture the right content for a seemingly “performance-based” training, you are unable to get satisfying reviews on your eLearning content. 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! What makes knowledge so hard to capture?

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Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

Why, despite all efforts to capture the right content for a seemingly “performance-based” training, you are unable to get satisfying reviews on your eLearning content. 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! What makes knowledge so hard to capture?

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Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice”

Adobe Captivate

Last October, I posted some recommended reading that complemented one of my classes on gamification. I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the first one ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! Chapter 2: From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice by Sasha Barab and Thomas Duffy (2012). based on levels of performance rather than academic interests.

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. These groupings were observed to support business aims by harnessing knowledge and expertise.

9 WAYS TO SUPPORT LEARNERS THROUGH THEIR MOBILE DEVICES

Learnnovators

The post 9 WAYS TO SUPPORT LEARNERS THROUGH THEIR MOBILE DEVICES appeared first on Learnnovators. Learning Consulting M-Learning Blog Blogs Communities of Practices Content Distributed Practice e-learning eLearning Formal Training Job Aids L&D Learning Learning & Development Learnnovators micro learning Mobile Learning Mobile Technologies Performance Performance Support Personal Protective Equipment PPE Quiz Quizzes Retrieval Practice Srividya Kumar Training Wiki Wikis

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.

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.

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. Fortunately, performance support systems have received more attention in recent years, thanks to a broader trend toward informal learning strategies. Build performance support into every blended learning effort.

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.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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.” Although I usually agree with Jane and am humbled by her otherworldly stature within the learning community, I’m going to pick a bone here. A common noun represents a class of entities (for example, city, planet, person or corporation).

Supporting Work

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I discussed a valued model that talks about how we solve problems in the world. I was thinking about this in terms of the ways in which L&D can support this process, and started noting the ways in which we can help besides courses. I broke it up into two different forms of support: direct, and supporting the associated skills. There are lots of opportunities!

Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

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. I have recently taken on enterprise community facilitation and was curious to see how people are interacting on our enterprise collaboration platform.

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Who Needs Performance Support on Vacation?

ePath Learning

I recently cruised the Caribbean on one of the world’s largest ships. This performance support solution provided an interactive map; up-to-the-minute information on activities; a schedule of booked shows, mealtimes, spa treatments, and excursions; and much more! Who knew I’d use a performance support solution on vacation? Supporting your Moment of Need. This is where performance support can help!

Coherent performance

Clark Quinn

I’ve been revisiting performance support in preparation for the Guild’s Performance Support Symposium next month, and I’m seeing a connection between two models that really excite me. It’s abut how social and performance support are a natural connection. So, let’s start with a performance model. Most of the time, we’re acting in well-understood ways (e.g. Here, the support we need differs.

INFOGRAPHIC: HEROIC JOURNEYS TO HIGH PERFORMANCE

Learnnovators

The post INFOGRAPHIC: HEROIC JOURNEYS TO HIGH PERFORMANCE appeared first on 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 WOL

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)?

Learning Agility: Re-Invention with Performer Support

Living in Learning

Last November I had the privilege of participating in a panel of experts at the Learning 2008 Conference sponsored by Elliott Masie in Orlando. The focus of the panel, moderated by Dr. Conrad Gottfredson and Bob Mosher, zeroed in on best practices intended to improve accessibility of learning to learners in their moments of learning need. I sat with three other CLO-type learning leaders from Bank of America, Disney, and Sprint.

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Performance Support Second?

Clark Quinn

I previously argued that social should be our first recourse in addressing performance and learning needs. 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. Facilitation increasingly will be the role of L&D, I claim, and this is part of that path.

At Healthcare Educators’ Conference, “A Culture of Performance Improvement in Practice”

Web Courseworks

CME and other forms of continuing education in the health professions have been influenced by the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), and with expected changes to that legislation, educational practitioners naturally wonder about the effects on their field. The question on many healthcare educators’ minds is whether performance improvement education will continue to be an important model after the expected changes to the Affordable Care Act.

Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

In my previous blog post I explained how I recognized it is difficult for a lot of organisations to support informal and social learning in their organisations, because they are unable to jump the two mindset hurdles of (a) thinking that learning only happens in training courses, and (b) that all organisational learning needs to be controlled by Training/L&D departments. But in order to support the full SWL Continuum, there are 5 points to take on board.

Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

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 the first post I explained that “packaging learning” involves organizing and wrapping up everything an individual needs to learn in a neat parcel, delivering it to them on a plate, and making sure they do it, whilst “scaffolding” is about supporting learning in many other less top-down organized ways.

Improving Professional Learning: 12 Strategies to Enhance Performance

Web Courseworks

Thus, we now face the somewhat ironic situation in continuing professional education of a possible disconnect between advances in knowledge and the actual practitioners of the trade. As professor emeritus of educational leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Knox has helped shape the field of continuing education. As could probably be deduced from its subtitle, Improving Professional Learning is first and foremost an immediately practical book.

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

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. Want to find out more, then the Moving from training delivery to performance support workshop runs in December. Want to find out more Online Communities ?

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.

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).

3 Ways to Boost Your Learning Habits for a Superior Performance

eFront

The ultimate goal of learning and professional development is to instill the habit of being a “life-long learner” or continuous learning. Life-long learning implies to the cyclic update, reflection, social interchange and again update of knowledge. While some of us unconsciously hunt for new knowledge and revel in “cognitive growth”, most of us need a bit more guidance in terms of achieving learning mindfulness. Does it seem like a lot of work?

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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How to Build a Learning and Innovation Performance Lab

CLO Magazine

Few industries can keep theory and practice as proximate and immediate as learning, and treating everyday needs as an opportunity to experiment can lead to better results and innovation. The biggest challenges may not be cost, time or talent, but corporate preference for transactional rather than consultative support. Consider these 10 ideas on how to build a performance lab within a learning and development organization: Stay current with the industry.

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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Building a Performance Ecosystem

CLO Magazine

By combining the power of the human brain with technology in a way that facilitates work, collaboration and communication, leaders can turn learning into multifaceted performance support. Things are moving faster, and organizations have to be more nimble, responding to changes in their audiences, competitors and the context of work. Lots of the opportunities to improve come through the network, through the people we learn with and from.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

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.

How to use Blended Learning Solutions to Boost Employee Performance

Obsidian Learning

We all know that the purpose of workplace training isn’t just to memorize facts and information or even to practice new skills in the classroom or laboratory. The ultimate goal of workplace training is to change behavior to improve employee performance back on the job as a result of the learning. The idea is that when enough employees change their performance for the better, the performance of the whole organization will improve.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

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. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. It has to be integrated into the culture and the organizational way of working and being. Best practices no longer suffice.

Learning and performance

Learning with 'e's

Learning is performance. No matter what we learn, our knowledge, skills (and also our attitudes) are usually externalised in some kind of outward expression. Acquiring dexterity in art results in the production of artifacts. Learning to play an instrument ultimately results in some form of musical performance. Such performances don't have to be public, but often they are. On our journey of becoming, we engage in a great deal of performance.

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. 6 Knowledge Management Cultivating Communities of Practice Etienne Wegner, et al.