Communities of Practice Need Some Practice
FEBRUARY 14, 2015
This is my 3rd post in my journey to cover my thoughts and ideas on the four topics covered in week 3 of the Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning cMOOC. Defining Communities of Practice (CoP). It’s hard to define a Community of Practice, but I think a good start would be to quote a Tweet I recently saw from another MSLOC430 participant. Those that attend do so out of obligation after a while, not interest.
Social Learning vs. Communities of Practice
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
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.
Learning with e's
MAY 4, 2016
Humans are inherently social. Most of our learning is achieved within social contexts. I can't recall many examples where I have learnt something significant without the presence of others. collaboration community of practice connecting education learning MKO students ZP
9 Strategies to Make Your Peer Learning Program Thrive
APRIL 13, 2017
If you’re sponsoring or developing a peer learning program, you know that professional communities of practice are a cost-effective way to leverage the collective wisdom and experience of a group of leaders with similar roles, challenges or interest areas.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
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A Brief Introduction – Communities of Practice Manager
The Learning Circuits
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
As Ryann mentioned in a previous post, I’m the Community of Practice Manager for Learning Technologies at ASTD. In this role, I engage with the community and help build ASTD’s portfolio of content—from T+D articles to books to educational programs to conferences and beyond. I also help foster discussion and debate within the community. Indeed, no area in world of learning is more exciting than Learning Technologies.
Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.
AUGUST 11, 2011
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). That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L).
Six Obstacles to Building Communities in Organizations
JANUARY 17, 2016
This is one of the most inclusive descriptions that captures the various threads and reasons for building communities in organizations. Here are some of the challenges: 1. The result is the creation of a tension between a competitive and a collaborative mindset.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
JUNE 22, 2015
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.
Is all learning social?
Learning with e's
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
Just about every day I find myself embroiled in a discussions about fundamentals of learning, the nature of knowledge and the processes of education. It comes with the territory of working as an academic in a university, and I expect to do it much of the time.
Learning with e's
MARCH 31, 2016
Students are connected to digital content through a variety of tools and technologies, increasingly through devices that are personally owned. Students are connected to each other through social media and networks. Learning in the digital age means being connected.
Lurking is Not a Static State
JULY 20, 2011
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.
PLN or CoP?
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
That''s quite an apt result because Google and many of the other large, supposedly ''free'' social media tools are very much focused on making money to sustain their operations. Nor is it about the morality of social media companies.
From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation
AUGUST 13, 2011
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.
From novice to expert
Learning with e's
JULY 11, 2014
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 last post highlighted issues around the andragogy theory of Malcolm Knowles. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.
Knowledge, practice and community
Learning with e's
AUGUST 22, 2014
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. 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
MARCH 5, 2012
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. Are we not already swamped by a tsunami of content?
7 Challenges to Social Learning
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization. Here we try to enlist the top challenges which hinder social learning from becoming a reality in organizations: 1.
Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace
APRIL 10, 2015
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. The catch is that “ social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.
Social Learning: August Pick of the Posts
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
The focus of my August Pick of the Posts is social learning, and these posts all include some great graphics too. In It’s Not About “Doing” Social Jane Bozarth (2 August) shows how Pokemon Go gets it right. Communities emerge. Social learning
Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning
ATD Learning Technologies
JANUARY 14, 2016
The ATD and i4cp study Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond reported in early 2015 that social learning was in use by fewer than three in 10 organizations. Here’s a look at the full results: Make access to social learning easy and fast; 68%.
Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace
MAY 11, 2015
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. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.
What is social learning?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
‘Social learning’ has been the elearning buzzword du jour for a couple of years now and people often ask us exactly what social learning is. Go beyond the individual to become situated within wider social units or communities of practice within society.
Will chat replace email? Slack thinks so.
MARCH 24, 2015
” The app, called Slack , is intended to facilitate group discussion and collaboration, and it works across a wide range of devices. One particularly intriguing feature of Slack is that most chats are archived and available for searching. Messaging Apps and Social Learning.
The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning
MAY 16, 2016
The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. What is Social Learning? Why Social Learning?
Why You Should Adopt Social Learning
APRIL 18, 2016
It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning.
Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them.
ASAE 2010 Annual: Leaders of Communities of Practice
AUGUST 19, 2010
Associations are the hub of activity for "communities of practice.” Communities of practice are voluntary. Professionals join to gain access to peers, best practices, and education. What makes associations successful as communities of practice?
The Social Learning Community
MARCH 8, 2011
Yesterday I launched the Social Learning Community – a new Community of Practice intended for those interested in the use of social media to work and learn smarter. This is a place where you can join discussions, ask questions, share links, experiences and events with others about social learning – whether it be in education or [.]. Social learning
Everyone’s a natural at social learning
AUGUST 11, 2015
And that’s social learning. What I didn’t expect was that I’d have to show him how to use my Mac (he’d not used one before), so I taught him to find the equivalent of command (terminal) and numerous other Mac specific commands. Interested in hearing more about social learning?
Myth #5: Social and workplace learning are the same as 70:20:10
APRIL 12, 2016
But as you’ll read in a recent report from Towards Maturity and Charles Jennings , this is only ‘doing’ one aspect of 70:20:10. Others will involve extracting and sharing learning (micro-blogging, working out loud, professional communities, storytelling, user-generated content, forums etc.)
ASAE Annual: A Gathering of People Who Build Communities of Practice
AUGUST 13, 2010
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.
The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter
NOVEMBER 28, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. social learning - experimentação.
Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working (eLearning Guild Webinar) #inttime
MARCH 30, 2011
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. Using new social technologies to help people get on with their jobs. More of our work is in “exception handling” – not doing stuff we’ve done before. Moderate social communities.
What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning
DECEMBER 11, 2015
What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning. As learning professionals, most of us are familiar with the 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development that describes how learning happens. I will also share some best practices. Social Learning
Four roles for social media in workplace learning
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
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