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. Normally they face the same problems or challenges and seek support in handling them.

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.

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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. Suddenly, ad hoc communities of practice were transformed into engines for management reframing.

Beyond Face-to-Face: Solving the Digital Practice Problem

Speaker: Bryan Naas, Director of Sales Enablement, Lessonly

Just like training and practice is the cornerstone of any top athlete or artist, the same is true in the workplace. But in the world of sales, practice is often restricted to conference room role-playing and in-person scenarios. Join Bryan Naas, Sales Enablement Director at Lessonly, to learn the tactics you can use to make digital practice a part of the fabric of your teams’ daily schedules.

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 is more focused on the needs of the individual.

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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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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From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

This is a long overdue post, the draft of which had been languishing in my dropbox for some time--half forgotten. But finally I felt this needs to see the light of day. I have reached something of a cross-roads in my career, and I wanted to document the process of this arrival. It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. The age of Connectivism was truly upon us.

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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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)?

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. Craik and Lockhart Levels of Processing 6.

Ambient learning

Learning with 'e's

Photograph from Pexels One of the most valuable properties in any organisation is intellectual capital - the intangible value of a business generated by its people. Now, ambient learning can be driven by the learner - as they encounter problems or challenges, they can gain instant access to content that helps them to learn more about the issues and how they might be resolved.

Are your community's lurkers healthy lurkers?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I've blogged about lurking before , investigating whether lurking in online forums is a sort of legitimate peripheral participation that leads to people learning about the practices of a community of practice. This time we tried to analyze whether lurking in online forums is a problem or a bliss for companies. The definition of lurking is as people who NEVER post, hence they don't share their questions, ideas or suggestions online.

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. The Moodle site is up and running and now we’re brainstorming on how best to structure the platform to support the needs of the organisation and its partners. We will use the eWorkshop method to kick-start and nurture the communities of practice.

The clusterfuck known as social learning

Janet Clarey

Sorry for the vulgarity in the title but I read a whopper of a quote from my always thought-provoking colleague, Gary Woodill, and what ensued in my mind was nothing more than a clusterfuck. (My My definition of clusterfuck is complicated confusion and chaos.) This is a confusion of the means with the ends.&#. From the end of 2008 and on, it really grew some legs. In fact, it’s a clusterfuck of meaning. Were Bandura and Vygotsky full of shit?

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. The Moodle site is up and running and now we’re brainstorming on how best to structure the platform to support the needs of the organisation and its partners. We will use the eWorkshop method to kick-start and nurture the communities of practice.

Unpacking collaboration and cooperation?

Clark Quinn

My colleague, Harold Jarche ( the PKM guy), has maintained that cooperation is of more value than collaboration. And for good reason, because cooperation comes from internal motivation instead of external direction. It’s about locus of control.

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. The problem was too much hierarchy. The issue was solving workplace problems.

Design for life

Learning with 'e's

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. In this post, I explore Donald Norman''s ideas around the design of every day objects. The Theory An examination of the work of JJ Gibson, as previously documented on this blog , shows that people perceive affordances in any object. It can also be present in the design of the objects you use to perform the skill.

Social Learning: August Pick of the Posts

Jane Hart

The focus of my August Pick of the Posts is social learning, and these posts all include some great graphics too. They’ll talk about problems. 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. It’s not about forcing people to participate and trying to control every bit of conversation. You know you are in a real community of practice when it changes your practice.

The point of no return

Learning with 'e's

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 featured Abraham Maslow''s Hierarchy of Human Needs. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. The Theory When we learn something new, we alter the structure of our brains. It is the point of no return.

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. In Work Teams, I had included: share problems, co-coach, assist, brainstorm effectively, continuous feedback, welcome contributions, learn from mistakes, align with mission, narrate work, champion diversity, and measure improvement. In addition to the connecting tasks, we see several overarching types of behaviors.

Mental models are the agents of learning

Clark Quinn

They may not help in new areas, but they give us a basis for new and unique combinations of circumstances. Senge, in The Learning Organization talked about mental models as one of his 5 disciplines. When we’re brought in on a team as a complementary set of knowledge and skills to solve a problem, we’re coming in with our models. Similarly, our communities should be tracking others for models to appropriate and adapt.

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.

Minecraft, Preparing Your Workforce, and Style Tiles:This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

#BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s dive in to this week’s articles: The Secret of Minecraft. I am fascinated by Minecraft…and the total absence of ANY directions within it combined with its amazing popularity (over 10M people playing Minecraft with tons of those 10M being kids).

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. And this is where Communities of Practice — or CoPs — can jump in to save the day. A CoP is not a simple community. The boundaries of a CoP are much more flexible than those of an organizational unit.

What is Connections: xAPI?

MakingBetter

When we’re at a large tradeshow, people often approach us to talk about the applications of xAPI in solving their company’s problems. Amidst the distractions of shuffling between sessions and the expo floor (piles of marketing, flashing lights, gimmicks, decoys, costumes), it’s almost impossible to get take-aways that help anyone back at the office. This is about sharing, hands-on practice, and collaborative design.

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What it means to transform workplace learning

Jane Hart

This is a re-work of a previous post. There is a lot of talk about transforming workplace learning. A recent Harvard Business Review article, What do you really mean by business “transformation” describes three different “categories of effort, and this is valuable to help us understand workplace learning transformation. The 3 categories of effort for business transformation are: Operational. This is the use of new technologies to solve old problems.

Supporting Work

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I discussed a valued model that talks about how we solve problems in the world. Then if we can’t find the answer, we have to go into a problem-solving mode: we need to do research, experiment, and generally discover the answer. 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. There are lots of opportunities!

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.) The problem is that managers don’t make learning a high priority. In fact, because it is part of the job, it doesn’t add any time at all.

Allison Anderson Learning Together at Intel at Corporate U Week

Learning Visions

allisonanderson Learning Together: How Intel’s Learning Community of Practice Role Models “New” Learning with Allison Anderson 50+learning orgs at Intel – well over 650 people taking care of learning…Most people don’t have learning or training in their titles…hard to say exactly how many. Highly diverse population – lots of people with lots of different needs. LCOP (Learning Community of Practice) is their COP of learning people from around the org.

A Global Balancing Act: Firm Gets L&D Going on the Right Foot With Degreed

Degreed

To operate smoothly, one of the world’s top professional services organizations must carefully balance independence with cooperation. . This dynamic creates a natural tension, causing problems for the learning and development (L&D) team.

Symbiosis

Clark Quinn

One of the themes I’ve been strumming in presentations is one where we complement what we do well with tools that do well the things we don’t. A colleague reminded me that JCR Licklider wrote of this decades ago (and I’ve similarly followed the premise from the writings of Vannevar Bush, Doug Engelbart, and Don Norman, among others). Of course, this is only in the case of known problems, the ‘optimal execution’ phase of organizational learning.

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). But before we move on to practical tips, an analysis of what is asynchronous and synchronous learning is, should be conducted. Synchronous learning requires the simultaneous participation of all students and the teacher in "real time". problems.