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. The need for organizations to function as communities of passionate and purpose-driven individuals is becoming even more critical in the face of unprecedented upheaval being faced at local, global and planetary levels.

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.

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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. How To Create an Online Community. As I’ve mentioned already, forums are a great (and easy) way to create an online community around your course offering.

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. This shift calls for some intense community management and community building, and the post focuses on the different roles a community manager needs to play during this time. Needless to say, we need to be cheerleaders for our community.

Enhancing the Learning Experience by Leveraging Learner Analytics

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

The importance of learner analytics is well understood among the eLearning community – but practical knowledge of how to capture and use those numbers is much harder to find. In this webinar, Seth Puri, EVP of Global Sales and Marketing for Gutenberg Technology, will deliver a guide to collecting and assessing learning outcomes – and demonstrate how doing so can help you deliver a differentiated eLearning experience.

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. However, it’s a very thin line between a community focusing solely on the social aspect and one that is truly dedicated to enriching the skill and competency portfolio of its members.

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.

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.

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. It’s essential to understand the fundamentals of how to facilitate cross-cultural communication in order to be an effective community manager. Where does an enterprise community manager come in?

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. We’ve had learning communities before, but online learning makes it more visible. Research showing benefits of learning communities. Community of Inquiry. Increased their sense of community with others in the course.

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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. In this webinar you will discover these secrets to help you build effective learning for your teams: How to develop smart learning paths. Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.”

Excellence in Community Service

CLO Magazine

Excellence in Community Service recognizes vendors that have provided significant investment of company resources and time in support of a community service project or initiative. When TTEC employees were searching for a way to give back to their community, the company responded by starting their own search for a school where a significant impact could be made. The main goal for Eckerd Connects is to “make a difference in the lives of youth, families and communities.”

6 Design Tips for Building Effective Learning Games

LearnDash

We all know that gamification is an effective, enjoyable, engaging learning tool. Looking back, it’s a perfect example of effective gamification in e-learning. You might also offer badges to learners who had participated in the community in some noteworthy way. The post 6 Design Tips for Building Effective Learning Games appeared first on LearnDash. But how do you design a game for your course? I learned to type from an old computer game.

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. Using this tool we can create interactive, engaging, gamified and customized eLearning courses compatible with mobile devices supporting touch screen gesture.

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. Of course, actually creating effective eLearning with the same level of fun and excitement as Angry Birds would be a tall order, but it’s a worthy goal. I’m not sure what it is about Angry Birds that made it so popular, but it works for me.

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.

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.

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. The opening session honored Byron and Kay McClenney for their work in the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas.

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. Effective self-leaders challenge their own assumed constraints — their beliefs, based on past experiences, that limit current and future experiences. Team leadership is all about team development and building a community. Leadership Development effective leadership interpersonal skills

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. This is the second post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. Banner. To read the first in the series click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies.

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. Building online learning communities is one way for corporate trainers and HR managers to motivate learners to accomplish much more than what traditional learning environments can achieve. So, what is an online learning community, and why exactly should organizations give serious consideration to creating them? What Are Online Learning Communities?

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

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.

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.

How to Create an Effective Refresher Training Course

LearnDash

You have to establish learning objectives , offer feedback, and build a community around the course—even if that community is a subset of your larger office culture. Schedule your course so that it will be most effective. The post How to Create an Effective Refresher Training Course appeared first on LearnDash. Nail down the what, when, and why of your training course for best results.

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. Also, some transfer students who are focused on community college being a vehicle to a Bachelor’s Degree, don’t see the value of earning an Associate’s Degree before transferring.

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. With the advent of eLearning and specifically mobile and microlearning, organizations now have enormous amount of choices when it comes to designing the most optimal and effective learning solutions. What Is The Blended Learning All About?

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.

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?

Effective Communication for Online Learning

Rapid eLearning

Effective Communication Involves Common Understanding. Experience and Skill Level Impact Effective Communication. Personal Motivation Impacts Effective Communication. Effective communication in the e-learning process is built on understanding this and applying the right strategies. Check out these articles and free resources in the community. We often build a single course to suit all learners. This presents possible challenges to the learning process.

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. If you are creating content that you’d love to get out into the world, there’s no better way than to place all your shared titles in one place on the Community, then link them to your portfolio. Community

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.

Podcast 30: Learning From Customer Conferences – With Tristan Jordan and Tara Pawlak of Community Brands

Talented Learning

EPISODE 30 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: Today I’m thrilled to welcome two executives from Community Brands – EVP and General Manager, Tristan Jordan , and Director of Marketing, Tara Pawlak. Community conferences are a powerful way to build a brand – strengthening relationships while you celebrate customer successes and explore common challenges. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: JOHN: First, maybe we should introduce Community Brands.

How to Effectively Manage Your Employees and Promote Positivity

Your Training Edge

If you want to effectively manage your employees, you need to commit to being a genuinely good leader. Firstly, consider the advantages of getting your company involved in community service. Besides this, keep them satisfied by allowing them to be themselves in an appropriate manner. You can use this advice to improve the way you deal with your employees. Live by Ethical Standards. A boss who lacks ethical standards will always have trouble with managing employees the right way.

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.

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. Forums are often used in elearning as an easy way to allow learners to communicate with each other, discuss any questions they may have relating to the content, and interact with the instructor. Depending on the topic of your online course it may make sense to include a forum. From a technical standpoint, adding forums to your courses is quite simple.

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