Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

Going ahead, organizations of the future will possibly function as Transformative Communities connecting diverse, distributed and multi-talented individuals who will come together to move toward an Evolutionary Purpose. We are all well versed with the Butterfly Effect.

The differences between social professional networks and communities of practice

Matrix

The meaning of ‘community’ 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.

Creating a Course Community

LearnDash

Because of this, it is common today to see communities developed around courses. In most cases, course communities involve incorporating a forum with the course content. Online communities around elearning content can increase the value of the course and its effectiveness.

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.

Enhancing the Learning Experience by Leveraging Learner Analytics

Speaker: Seth Puri, EVP Global Sales and Marketing, Gutenberg Technology

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role. In this post, I want to talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers. Needless to say, we need to be cheerleaders for our community.

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.

Effective Leadership is Transformational

CLO Magazine

Effective leadership is a transformational journey made up of four “spheres of influence.” It comes first because effective leadership starts on the inside. Team leadership is all about team development and building a community.

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?

Is Articulate Storyline 360 a cost-effective tool for eLearning content development?

Swift eLearning Services

So, why Articulate Storyline 360 is a cost effective tool? To develop an effective eLearning course, the ingredients required are Content, Avatar, Images, Audio and Video.… Articulate Storyline 360 is a powerful eLearning tool.

Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

He will also tell you what he shared with the Venture Capitalist community on how to pick which EdTech technologies will likely succeed based on educational research.

Blended Learning Model as an Effective Training Solution – Examples

Adobe Captivate

In today’s dynamic environment where organizations are in a tough competitive environment with regulatory and market changes, it is important that organizations constantly evolve by providing trainings in the most effective way. What Is The Blended Learning All About?

Designing Effective Podcasting

CourseArc

Storytelling is one of the simplest yet most memorable and effective ways to present content. Build an Online Community. One best practice that helps to increase engagement among learners is building an online community of listeners.

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! What role can an enterprise community manager play? In this case, the community manager's role would be akin to that of a museum curator. Some of these can be achieved via the user interface design and the use of pre-built widgets that allow community managers to pull in content defined with specific tags and categories. This can be made as general or as granular depending on the community's need.

How Community Bolsters Your Online Learning Programs

CommPartners

But many online learning programs aren’t as effective as they could […]. Blog association community e-learning elearning social learningGuest blog by Bobby Kaighn, Higher Logic Online learning is valuable, convenient, and scalable, which makes it an ideal benefit for associations. In the last few years, online learning has also proven to be very popular for members who want to advance their careers.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

outcome with the most effective and efficient set. effective learning solution or curriculum. specifies the most effective and. project charter can be an effective tool to determine if content belongs. to give back to the community. effective meetings.

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?

The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Dashe & Thomson

Angry Birds – the game – can certainly be used as a model for eLearning; it has all the attributes that make for effective game-based learning: immediate rewards and feedback, increasingly challenging tasks, focus on action and decision-making.

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

Experiencing eLearning

This virtual learning community took the initiative to form a study group and share strategies for completing course problem-solving assignments. They effectively managed issues of trust, workload, and learning within their social network. Community of Inquiry. Wiki Wiki.

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

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 2: From Practice Fields to Communities of Practice by Sasha Barab and Thomas Duffy (2012). There are a range of opinions and positions within the constructivist and situativity communities regarding even the basic concepts laid out in this text. The text explores how to create a more supportive learning environment for students and what it means to learn as a member of a social group or community.

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

InSync Training

Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence. In the first installment of this series I introduced a pedagogical, designed approach to instruction based on three key elements in effective e-learning: social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence.

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. To be most effective, you must develop a digital ecosystem around your elearning.

Psychologically-Based Principles for Effective eLearning

Allen Interactions

We love to support our eLearning community through the sharing of relevant content. Editors Note: This is a guest blog post. Thank you to Leona Henryson for this article. Check out more of her work here. We'd love to hear your feedback on this post. Please let us know what you think in the comments! eLearning

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. She has been my go to person for all things Community for years.

Creating an eLearning Portfolio Using Your Community Content

Trivantis

One of my favorite (and lesser-known) features on the Trivantis® Community is the ability to share Lectora® courses. As a diehard developer turned Community Manager, I still get the itch to play around in Lectora, so I love it when I have an excuse to create something new. Community

Adobe eLearning Community Formed Supporting Maryland, DC, and Virginia

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

IconLogic's  Kevin Siegel  has been named the manager of Adobe's eLearning Community supporting eLearning developers living in or around DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Kevin and the IconLogic team will be hosting regular meetings featuring tips and tricks on creating effective eLearning using such tools as Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter.

Adobe eLearning Community Formed Supporting Maryland, DC, and Virginia

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

IconLogic's  Kevin Siegel  has been named the manager of Adobe's new eLearning Community supporting eLearning developers living in or around DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Kevin and the IconLogic team will be hosting regular meetings featuring tips and tricks on creating effective eLearning using such tools as Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter.

Community really is the curriculum

Learning with e's

This all happened because of Facebook and Twitter - tools the e-learning community uses with exceptional effect across the globe to keep in touch and share ideas. The e-Learning community is very small, and those of us in it tend to cross paths frequently he pointed out.

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

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

Building Communities – The Slope of Enlightenment

Learning Cafe

In my last blog alter egos I started to share some personal traits and experiences that led me in to the world of developing communities to support learning. The post Building Communities – The Slope of Enlightenment appeared first on Learning Cafe.

The Purpose Effect – Book Review & Interview With Dan Pontefract

Learnnovators

We, at Learnnovators, are privileged to review Dan Pontefract ‘s second book, “ The Purpose Effect ” that is scheduled to release on May 10, 2016. Below is our review of the book and an insightful interview with Dan… THE PURPOSE EFFECT – REVIEW. In his book, The Purpose Effect , Dan Pontefract brilliantly distils the malady that pervades many corporations today.

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

Network Readiness Before you can reach into a network or community to seek conversation, you generally need to have spent time on Building some level of connection (network building). You have to look systematically at your networks and communities to be in position to be able to use them as part of your work and learning. As part of your top-down evaluation, one of the points you have to evaluate is whether you have appropriate networks and communities.

It Takes a Community

CLO Magazine

Fostering communities of learning or practice plays a crucial role in creating the cooperative synergies and innovation that organizations depend on. … Learning and teaching depend on creating, sustaining and expanding a community of research practice whose members are critically dependent on each other.” It has become the nexus for a truly effective and dynamic community of learning.

How To Use Course Forums Effectively

LearnDash

Benefit from community approach. However, just placing a forum on your site isn’t going to be very effective.

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What are the rewards of managing an online eLearning community?

eFront

Connie Malamed, aka the eLearning coach , ask me for an interview concerning online community management. My role as an online community manager at the Instructional Design and e-Learning Professionals’ Group at LinkedIn, which has 14K+ members all over the world, has helped me to develop a global understanding of the eLearning industry, find new friends, new colleagues, and new partners. What personal qualities are important for being an effective community manager?

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

The Performance Improvement Blog

This post continues my comments and observations from attending the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges. Several college presidents reminded me that the stigma of community college as being grades 13 and 14 still exists in some quarters.

Blogs and Community

Tony Karrer

I just read Nancy White's Blogs and Community – launching a new paradigm for online community? Truly a great article on how blogs build community. Her description of a topic centric community really helps you to think about the loose community network that gets created by blogs. The article also pointed me to a couple of interesting related pieces: What's Better to Build Community: Blogs or Forums?