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.

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. I’m joining in (if even partially) to a cMOOC called Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning which I found out about from Tanya Lau. Why Communities of Inquiry. Communities of inquiry (WTH?). Community of Inquiry (Video file).

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Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

Organizations as Communities?—?Part 2

ID Reflections

Yesterday, in a Twitter conversation with Rachel Happe regarding the need for organizations to function as communities, I wrote the following: “ Complicated solutions are yesterday’s good practices. How are communities connected to complexity, collective intelligence and “sensemaking”? I propose that in the context of pervasive complexity and ambiguity, communities of passionate, connected and purpose-driven individuals can illuminate the way forward.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

to give back to the community. innovative curriculums to meet their unique needs. Or drop us an email at: Innovative digital learning | LMS solutions | Off the shelf learning resources | Consultancy WE’RE. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum.

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.

Communities of Practice Need Some Practice

Nick Leffler

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. As long as you’re changing your practice, you know you’re in a community of practice.

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. In an earlier post, I had emphasized the importance of L&D to don the mantle of community management.

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.

Social Technology, Community Management and Organizational Development

ID Reflections

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. In an earlier post, I had emphasized the importance of L&D to don the mantle of community management. What role will communities play in transforming the way an organization functions?

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. Innovation in Elearning. Join in the discussion with a Community of thousands of HR and L&D Professionals”. No membership numbers are published but the record for daily visits to the community is 7,215. The largest community of professionals involved in the eLearning Industry”. 13 Moodle 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. In this post, I want to highlight the importance of community management as a discipline that can enable organizations to take on the challenges and complexities of the future of work.

Quip: innovation

Clark Quinn

Optimal execution is only the cost of entry; continual innovation is the necessary competitive differentiator. In a time when competitors can copy your innovation in a matter of months (or less), you can’t just plan, prepare, and execute optimally any longer. You now have to continually innovate in products and services, problem-solve faster, avoid repeating mistakes, and in general learn ( big ‘L’ learning ) faster than your competitors.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

This interest was initially triggered by Jay Cross' seminal work, Informal Learning , Morten Hansen's Collaboration , Wenger, et al's Cultivating Communities of Practice , Wenger, White, et al's Digital Habitats , various blogs--primarily those by the ITA members and others like Michele Martin , Nancy White , Dave Pollard , Dave Snowden , Nick Milton , George Siemens --and later, books like Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham's The New Social Learning , and John Hagel and JSB's The Power of Pull.

LearnTrends Innovation Awards

Upside Learning

Looks like a season for Awards; and as a vibrant community, it was about time LearnTrends joined in. Tony Karrer , Jay Cross and George Siemens have announced the first-ever LearnTrends2009 Innovation awards. They say “ The awards will recognize products, projects, and companies that represent significant innovation in Corporate/Workplace Learning and Performance.” I like the idea, a focused award for innovation. is definitely game as an innovative product.

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. Online Collaborative Learning helps us explore ways to think, to innovate, to develop problem-solving skills and to seek conceptual understanding. However, building a learning community is neither automatic nor simple to achieve. So, how can I build community in my online course? These are the main elements of productive communities of learning.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Going forward, optimal execution is only the cost of entry and continual innovation will be the only sustainable differentiator. This puts a huge emphasis on innovation. John Kotter, the father of organizational change, in his book “Accelerate” is now calling for a dual operating system structure for organizations to successfully integrate execution and innovation. The old model of innovation has been busted. Innovation and learning require a learning environment.

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.

Innovative User File Share Feature Brings the Strengths of Community Knowledge to Online Learning

eLogic Learning

(From PRWeb) eLogic Learning is known for being one of the… Read more The post Innovative User File Share Feature Brings the Strengths of Community Knowledge to Online Learning appeared first on eLogic Learning. Press Releases

How Is xAPI Being Used in the eLearning Community?

Web Courseworks

Here at Web Courseworks, our blog team is beginning to explore the use of xAPI in the eLearning community. SCORM has been a foundational component of the eLearning community since its inception in 2000. If you’re interested in learning more about xAPI and how it’s being used in the eLearning community, visit xAPI Quarterly to read about use cases and Connections Forum to watch presentations about use cases. The post How Is xAPI Being Used in the eLearning Community?

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Bluewater Wins the ‘CCERP Innovation’ Innovator Award at FinancialForce Community Live 2019

Bluewater Learning

Bluewater was awarded the Customer-Centric ERP Innovator Innovation Award at the FinancialForce Innovator Awards. According to FinancialForce.com , “the FinancialForce Innovator Awards recognize individual contributors and business leaders alike across our customers and partners organizations for excellence in 12 distinct categories.”.

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators

Learnnovators

INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation. What we need is creative thinking that will churn out innovative solutions that will address the unique challenges of today’s creative economy (challenges that are very different from the ones posed by the industrial economy we have been addressing so far). Looking back, we find that we have been consciously striving to practice learning innovation.

Ventilator Training Alliance App Recognized for Medical Innovation

Allego

The Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) app, launched in April and powered by Allego, has been recognized with two awards for innovation. The VTA was a Gold Winner in the IT World Awards “Company Innovation of the Year | Tackling COVID-19 with Innovative Ways” category.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. The need for mandatory academic and employee compliance training is real, but organizations everywhere are also looking for better ways to educate their extended enterprise of customers , sales channel partners or member communities. The post LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Barriers to innovation?

Learning with 'e's

I was asked about innovation in organisations. From my experience working in all sectors of education and training, I claimed that the most likely sector to innovate with new learning technologies would be primary education. There are clearly more factors to consider than these as barriers to the adoption of new ideas and innovation, but this is a good start. Whether this small sample is representative of the learning community in all sectors is open to discussion.

6 Innovative Methods for Onboarding New Employees

Kitaboo

All these factors combined have pushed companies to pursue a more innovative and interactive approach to onboarding. Organizations can leverage a cost-effective learning management system (LMS) or other such innovative onboarding tools to onboard their employees. The key to an innovative program for onboarding new employees is to keep it simple, interactive and personal. Build New Employee Community.

MOOCs: Forging Diversity and Innovation

ID Reflections

And as we have been seeing time and again, diversity is the cornerstone of innovation. Here’s an illuminating article by Scott Page called Diversity Powers Innovation. There’s a paragraph that talks about diversity, not of color and language, but of thought: “Diversity usually calls to mind differences in race, gender, ethnicity, physical capabilities, and sexual orientation—social or political differences that at first glance have little to do with innovation.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

We are moving, albeit in fits and starts, from traditional learning environments, where curriculum are essentially assigned to learners, to more collaborative and innovative environments where learners can self-direct their learning and participate in communities of passion. The problem in executing this shift is not in setting up these new learning environments and communities, but rather in embracing the change.

How Empower Retirement Connects Content and Community

Allego

Other information-sharing innovations at Empower include: Sales Pitch Contests. Building Community with Allego. One unanticipated benefit that Empower has enjoyed since introducing Allego is the ability of the platform to promote teamwork and unite the company’s employees into a tightly knit community. “I The post How Empower Retirement Connects Content and Community appeared first on Allego.

Collaborative Innovation toward Economic Recovery

Karl Dakin

While disaster tends to cause retreat and preservation of the status quo, failure to innovate will only prolong the consequences to achieve a position for the business worse than when the disaster started. A focus on innovation is needed. Innovation does not need to create something that does not yet exist. Innovation includes simply implementing available technology that is held back by incumbent products, services and systems. 1 – community.

Innovation at I/ITSEC

Yet Analytics

Organized by the National Training and Simulation Association, the conference is held annually in Orlando, Florida and draws large crowds from industry, academia, and the defense community. I/ITSEC — the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference — is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference.

Innovative Customers in Action

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

According to Tom Kelley, the innovation guru, one of the ten faces of an innovator is that of an anthropologist - someone who really understands what people want, and why. A user on Raptivity community, InteractivityHub , suggested we build a learning interaction that involves characters and speech bubbles. Another user on the community wrote about the need for cliparts, backgrounds and such media elements people need in course design.

How to Encourage Innovative Thinking

GO1

But, innovative thinking is really about applying the knowledge you already possess and using the environment around you to conjure […]. The post How to Encourage Innovative Thinking appeared first on GO1 Learning. Professional Development Social & Community eLearning innovation trainingDo your employees need an extra push when it comes to creativity?

Learning Pool’s Boston team relocates to the Innovation District, Boston’s ‘welcome mat’ for entrepreneurs

Learning Pool

Led by VP of North America, Sharon Claffey Kaliouby, Learning Pool’s Boston team has relocated to the Innovation District in Boston’s Seaport Waterfront. The Innovation District is the fastest-growing part of Boston today and has stimulated significant economic growth in the city.

THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SHOUT-OUTS FROM TODAY’S LEARNING INNOVATORS

Learnnovators

but also the wisdom to channel the forces that actually bring about genuine change. ” — Gene Levinson INTRODUCTION: We are in the age of learning revolution or innovation. What we need is creative thinking that will churn out innovative solutions that will address the unique challenges of today’s creative economy (challenges that are very different from the ones posed by the industrial economy we have been addressing so far).