Building Community with Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Consider these opportunities to build community with your content. Peer Communities. Peer communities have the potential to be powerful social learning environments, but the reality is a large number of them are digital ghost towns.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

To facilitate this exchange of “irregular conversations,” organizations have to think like communities, to think of Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation” Community Directors/Managers/Facilitators will become a key role in developing a successful social business.

Communities of Inquiry

Nick Leffler

I want to preface this post with the following information: Before a few days ago I had never heard the term Community of Inquiry, which is exactly why I’ve chosen to write and learn about it. Why Communities of Inquiry. Communities of inquiry (WTH?).

10 community principles to make your MOOC stronger

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Hence it was a good idea of Jos Maassen from MOOCfactory to invite Peter Staal from Bind and myself to exchange about the design of a social MOOC and what you can learn from the way you facilitate a community. In January we had a lot of fun facilitating our knowmad MOOC.

Webinar Recap: Let’s Learn Together: Enhancing Online Learning with Communities

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Heather McNair, VP of Engagement Strategy over at Higher Logic , teamed up with Blue Sky’s Channel Manager, Jodi Ray, to discuss how organizations can enhance their online learning with communities. Embedding content right into your community.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

I bet one or more of the top results came from a message board or discussion forum for an online community, where someone else was seeking answers from their peers on a similar topic? What is an Online Community? So, how do online communities enhance learning?

Community of Practice and the TorranceLearning Download

The Peformance Improvement

One of many methods of organizational learning is a “community of practice”. TorranceLearning has created a kind of community of practice that they call the Torrance Download. Between noon and 3:00 on a Friday, five concurrent, 30-minute discussions were held for a total of 20 topics.

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Moodle community. Adapt community. Some cover a broad range of topics and others specialise, but they all offer a forum for discussion with likeminded professionals.

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

These spaces have never really taken off, yet whenever there is a face-to-face get-together there is great enthusiasm for learning from each other and a call to continue remotely through a community of practice (CoP). We will use the eWorkshop method to kick-start and nurture the communities of practice. The team work takes place in asynchronous (not real time) online discussion forums. There isn’t a specific problem to solve, unless a community member posts one.

The Community Responds

MakingBetter

I hoped in my last post that the community would indeed respond with ideas, insights, opinions and concerns. While we seem to all concur that we’d do well by breaking up the spec into smaller components, there are ideas shared by the community so far that differ from what I posted — specifically on what lines can/should be drawn around different parts of the existing specification. There are a couple of concerns that seem to resonate pretty strongly among the community.

Are You Selling Courses, or Community?

LearnDash

In some circumstances it makes sense to build a community around your courses. The Difference Between Courses and Community. However, communities are valuable to both you and the learner. Everywhere you look online today there are people selling courses.

Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today

ID Reflections

When I read Rachel Happe’s (@rhappe ) post, The Emerging Career Path of Community Professionals , I was reminded of my older posts on community management and the skills required. I wrote about the tenets of community management based on my experience.

eLearning Communities

Firmwater

Each eLearning community member comes from a different background and has different skills to bring to the table. We decided to mention the 2 leading eLearning communities. Read blog posts, take part in discussions or follow them on Social Media. The Articulate user community site has been around since 2011 and is a great spot to meet professionals alike. You can ask questions or share your ideas with the community in the discussion forum.

Online learning community: Fostering better learning outcomes through camaraderie

eFront

It’s a well-known fact that when communities band together they achieve far greater things than they would have individually. So, what is an online learning community, and why exactly should organizations give serious consideration to creating them? What Are Online Learning Communities?

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with e's

In this post, I extend this idea into the work Lave did with Etienne Wenger, which has become known as Communities of Practice. The work of Lave and Wenger advances this concept, turning its focus to the people who make up the learning communities we are all a part of.

Solving Your Development Issues in the Adobe Captivate Community

eLearning Brothers

Did you know each major eLearning authoring tool has a thriving community of eLearning developers constantly asking and answering questions about your burning development issues? Chances are the community will have an answer for you. Using Adobe Captivate Community Search. #1

Managing Diversity through Community Management

ID Reflections

As a community manager and social business evangelist in a highly distributed and diverse organization, I’ve begun to realize not only the value of but the critical need to understand these aspects. Where does an enterprise community manager come in?

ROE Tips for Your Association’s Online Community

Association eLearning

Your Association’s online community is where your members can engage with not only each other but with your association’s resources. I recently reached out to Andy for his return on engagement (ROE) tips for association’s online communities. Many of the ideas presented in 10 Ways to Engage Members in Your Online Community are still extremely relevant. With those in mind, I decided to compile a few of my own ideas on engaging members in your online community.

Improve Student Success with an Online Learning Community

WBT Systems

A learning community makes courses more engaging and enjoyable. The associations using our TopClass LMS can offer their online students the benefits of a learning community thanks to our integration with the Higher Logic online community platform. There is no better place than the Super Forum to meet other association professionals who manage online communities and to learn how to get improve the experience of your online community members.

Blogs, Community and Discussion Tracking - What's Really Needed

Tony Karrer

I received some great questions from Christy Tucker in reference to my recent post Types of Blog Discussions I have started using CoComment based on your mention of it a while back. Instead, it's helped me realize that it's the discussion that engages me with other people. Simply knowing that they exist without discussion doesn't help me nearly as much. What's sorely lacking in the combination of these tools is full support for Blog Discussions.

Adapt Open Source eLearning: Join the Community!

Learning Visions

The Adapt Learning Community site is now open at https://community.adaptlearning.org /. Here''s a note on the Adapt Community from Sven Laux, who leads Kineo''s technical team: We have been working on turning our very successful Adapt e-learning framework into an open source project.

Communities of Practice Need Some Practice

Nick Leffler

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. It sums up what happens when you’re in a Community of Practice and it’s a summary of none other than Harold Jarche who seems to have something relevant to each category I’m writing about. What’s your take on Communities of Practice?

Blogs vs. Discussion Groups

Tony Karrer

The debate about blogs vs. discussion groups is heating up again between TrDev and Blogs vs. Listservs: Which is Better for Community Conversation? If you are interested in this discussion, it's probably worth looking back at some prior posts on this topic such as: Community Blogs - Maybe I'm Finally Getting It Blogs and Community - launching a new paradigm for online community? Blogs vs. Discussion Groups or Mis-Understanding Blog Reading and.

Captivate Community Challenges! who’s interested?

Adobe Captivate

Hi all, I’m all for improving my developing skills and I’m always impressed by some of the skills on show in the community. Discussion challengesSo, I’d like to start a bi-weekly challenge, we’re we get to show (and share!) the skills and designs that Captivate that bring. Challenge #1 design an interaction based on Christmas time (Holiday Season). Create a blog with the title Challenge #1) I may collate them if I can.

Types of Blog Discussions

Tony Karrer

I've been involved with several different groups of people who are having different kinds of discussions that happen among bloggers. The most common models of blog discussions seem to have turned into a few patterns: Organic Blog Discussions - someone posts something interesting, lots of bloggers post on the topic, distributed discussion ensues. It's hard to follow the discussion as it spreads through the web of blogs.

Community and Collaborative Learning

Dashe & Thomson

She started discussing the differences between our culture and the one she came from. In Kenya, she said, everyone is very community-focused; but here, in the United States, we function as completely separate individuals. But that is what community is all about.

Webinars, Community and Engagement: 5 Reasons to Integrate Live, Online Events Into Your Online Community

CommPartners

Recently, at the Higher Logic Super Forum, I along with an association colleague facilitated a session on the virtues of developing an integrated approach for bringing together online community and an LMS as a single engagement offering. During the session, we discussed that frequently associations have these areas configured as unique offerings. Blog association community e-learning elearning online events social learning webinars

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

An instructional designer by profession who started her career anlayzing learner needs, creating micro-design documents, writing story-boards and discussing the nitty-gritty of course navigation with visual designers, I have long been interested in the power of social, collaborative and informal learning. I wanted to understand how communities within an enterprise can help build capabilities, enable expertise, and truly transform an organization into a learning organization.

Learning Communities List

Tony Karrer

As we are wrapping up the week for Learn Trends , one of the questions we faced was what to do with the Ning community that sprung up to support the conference. The discussion today suggested that it would be nice if there were a way to transfer the connections being made during the conference out to other networks or learning communities. But the issue of other learning communities was raised. This relates to the discussion of Getting Help. Some discussion.

Online Learning Activities to build Learning Communities

TalentLMS

To improve the chances of transfer, activities that encourage deep reflection, retrospection, insight and community collaboration of ideas are highly recommended (Colley et.al, 2012). Play the game and share the result with the class under the discussion board thread: Which leadership style do you have? Post your result under the discussion thread for this activity. B) It encourages connecting with the classroom through the discussion board using reflective writing.

Complete to Compete: Community College Student Success (Part One)

The Peformance Improvement

Full disclosure: I have a special interest in community college completion because I am on the Board of Trustees of Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan and that institution, like all other colleges, are coming under scrutiny regarding the retention and graduation of their students.

Content Curation: One More Role for an Enterprise Community Manager

ID Reflections

How does this tie in with the role of a community manager, you may ask! An enterprise that has adopted a social business platform and is trying to shape a path for a conversation-based reality, content creation and consumption, and communication via the platform will see a proliferation of content that could range from sales decks to discussion threads on the appropriate technology stack to use on a specific project. What role can an enterprise community manager play?

Hangout connects global learning community

Sponge UK

The free event included a mix of live chats and video discussions on a wide range of topics including gamification, corporate social responsibility in learning, onboarding, video-based elearning, mobile strategy, next generation LMS technology, social learning, user-centric design and marketing.

Creating a Vibrant Learning Community

Kapp Notes

Today I am presenting at Immaculata University on the topic of Creating a Vibrant Learning Community as part of a faculty workshop. Communities Of Practice View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: academic community ) My presentation notes: Faculty today are confronted with a very heterogeneous population of traditional and non-traditional students. A Learning Community is a group whose members regularly engage in sharing and learning, based on common interests.