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.

The Social Learning Community

Jane Hart

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

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Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

We have entered the Black Swan era with un-directed and unpredictable events regularly cropping up. This is not merely about implementing a few collaboration tools or putting in place an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) with the diktat to “collaborate”.

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. Blog association community e-learning elearning online events social learning webinars

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

One of those social media users is bound to be in your industry so it’s time to get smarter about how we use social media to connect to followers, members, prospects, thought leaders, and board members. Here are 4 smarter uses for social media to engage members: 1) Event Marketing.

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. First, it’s important that we differentiate between structured and unstructured online learning events.

8 Ways to Build an Online Learning Community

learnWorlds

Community in online courses promotes active learning by provoking the students to participate and learn together. Learning is a social act by itself. However, building a learning community is neither automatic nor simple to achieve. Remind learners about special events (eg.,

Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working

Jane Hart

More and more organisations are beginning to adopt enterprise social networking technologies (like Yammer) more formally as business tools, so there is a growing need for a dedicated resource to manage and support this activity – not technically but in human terms. Social learning

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. First, it’s important that we differentiate between structured and unstructured online learning events.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. Have questions about other social media sites?

Upcoming Event: Watch for My “HR Genius” Online Course Soon!

Learningtogo

Events Upcoming EventsI’ve just accepted an invitation to deliver a new series on the neuroscience of leadership and learning for HR Genius series onHR.com.

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. Here’s his take: “Associations tend to identify niche verticals within their organization which might benefit from improved collaboration (committees, events, special industry groups etc).

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. What insights emerged from this event? Some people prefer a happy-hour event.

The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar presentation for the LSG online conference, Using a collaboration platform for brilliant learning , rather than giving a PowerPoint presentation, I took the participants on a web tour of the Social Learning Centre. Social learning

Learning Events: 10 Ways to Level Up Your Content Programming

Talented Learning

Historically, associations built educational content programming around live location-based events. Jessica Lane – Director of Client Success for Freestone LMS at Community Brands. 3) Choose place-based events wisely. So it pays to schedule these events with care.

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. Join in the discussion with a Community of thousands of HR and L&D Professionals”. 13 Moodle community.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

It’s no secret – recently social media has had a rough ride. So why should we celebrate technologies that enable social learning experiences? In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment. Are We Socializing Responsibly?

Addressing Unconscious Social Bias within the Association Community: A Unique Livestream Event

CommPartners

When organizations consider holding a livestream program from a place based conference or a completely virtual event, a common question asked is, what content will be compelling enough to get people to pay attention? .

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?

Why an LMS Should Cultivate a CE Healthcare Community

EthosCE

In virtually every aspect of our professional and social lives, community interaction is essential, and CME is no exception. Learners are more engaged with their educational experiences and have better outcomes when they are a part of a community.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

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. It is not just about managing the interaction but also being part of the social interaction.

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager #astdl20

Learning Visions

The Emerging Role of the Community Manager with Jim Storer (@jimstorer) of The Community Roundtable Community = shared purpose, common needs Even if you think you’re doing something in private, it is discoverable and you could be outed. It’s not about the tools Responsibilities of a Community Manager: Don’t have a build it they will come mentality. Good community managers know how to channel that. Drama central When someone takes over a community.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Last year we've experimented with various social media to improve a sharing event for about 100 participants (for more details see my older blogpost ). This is not too difficult when all your participants are social media adepts, you announce your hashtags and off they go. However, in this case the majority wasn't actively using social media. So how can you still use social media? The evaluation was quite positive about the effect of using social media.

Top of Mind: Experimenting with Social Physics

CLO Magazine

But here, I’d like to share a nascent, not yet tested idea: applying “social physics” to our learning and leadership development programs. What Is Social Physics? Social Physics at Work. Your Career accenture social physics social physics at work

Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

Following my last post Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place , I was asked to explain what “social learning” actually is in an organizational context. ” “Social learning is how groups work and share knowledge to become better practitioners.”

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. What is Social Learning?

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Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)?

Hangout connects global learning community

Sponge UK

News: A four-day online event on how to use learning technologies to innovate, integrate and inspire in the workplace has brought together over 250 delegates and 25 learning experts. The post Hangout connects global learning community appeared first on Sponge UK.

CommPartners Year in Review

CommPartners

As 2018 winds down, all of us at CommPartners want to express our gratitude to our clients, partners and extended community for your collaboration and friendship over the past year.

Social Collaboration Services: the missing piece in the L&D jigsaw

Jane Hart

Social Collaboration Services focus on supporting collaborative working and the building of internal networks, communities and collaboration spaces. Social Collaboration. So social collaboration then is both about working and learning. Social learning

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

ASAE 2010 Annual: Leaders of Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

Associations are the hub of activity for "communities of practice.” Communities of practice are voluntary. What makes associations successful as communities of practice? Professionals join to gain access to peers, best practices, and education.

What it Takes to Build Community around Video

KZO Innovations

Last week, KZO Innovations interviewed learning influencer and expert community builder, Brent Schlenker. The conversations focused on two key areas: How L&D professionals can build communities of learners around new learning technologies and new learning modalities? Get social.

Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

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%.