Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! Tapping into daily conversations of a community of practice will help identify learning gaps (eLearning course topic) and how (eLearning course content) these gaps need to be fulfilled. Knowledge in this wiki is “community managed and owned”. Communities of practice are created by developing explicit knowledge.

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Communities of Practice in your LMS: A hidden KM tool

TalentLMS

Extend this to the Subject Matter Experts and popular spokes-person through a defined communication framework and you have a community of practice in action! Tapping into daily conversations of a community of practice will help identify learning gaps (eLearning course topic) and how (eLearning course content) these gaps need to be fulfilled. Knowledge in this wiki is “community managed and owned”. Communities of practice are created by developing explicit knowledge.

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Seed, feed, & weed

Clark Quinn

As many have noted, it’s about moving from a notion of being a builder, handcrafting (or mass-producing) solutions, to being a facilitator, nurturing the community to develop it’s own capabilities. They may need to load, tag, and search on resources. In my presentation yesterday, I was talking about how to get informal learning going.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

T wo years ago, DevLearn and KM World took place simultaneously in downtown San Jose. KM World 2009 is next week. I’ll be in Hope, Arkansas; Washington, DC; and Barcelona during KM World this year, so I’ll miss the show. Corporate learning and KM are both about getting the job done. How different are these KM World talks from the topics we covered at DevLearn ? Search is certainly being affected by the increasingly social nature of online activities.

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Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. It has received a lot of attention in the past from the thought leaders in the realm of learning and the role of communities in personal as well as organizational learning. I have recently taken on enterprise community facilitation and was curious to see how people are interacting on our enterprise collaboration platform. This is especially true of communities in enterprises.

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2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

No silver bullet in KM by Nick Milton 13. Enterprise 2.0 - Community Spaces can lead to Walled Gardens by Sumeet Moghe 19. This post should have made its appearance a few days back—at least a day back—but procrastination sometimes overtakes me. This time, it was compounded by the lure of spending more time with my daughter (since I am in Mumbai after quite a few months) and the writing of the post just never got done.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

In terms of finding people with experience on this, my first suggestion was using LinkedIn and particularly looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers. I also checked out Nancy White’s Communities and Networks site under Discussion Forums , Case Studies of Discussion Forums , and Community Building and Discussion Forums.

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Conversation on Conversations

Tony Karrer

It somewhat started with my post Reduce Searching Start Talking where I suggest that there are points in our concept work where we need to be ready to move from search to conversation. I've also discussed it in I've talked about it in Leveraging Networks Skill and Networks and Communities. Through blog comments and blog posts, an interesting conversation is emerging around – Conversations as Part of Concept Work.

Knowledge Management Core Issues

Tony Karrer

Great post by Denham Grey - Perennial KM issues that are very similar to the core problems that we deal with in eLearning: How to speed learning, increase awareness and share experiences. Sure we have improved search engines, more stuff on the web and many ways to make connections, but the difficulty is making sense and finding people really 'in-the-know'.

Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

In fact, much of what Dave talks about is his transition for KM as centralized solutions, to going out to help support and coach. When I look at my own behavior, I take any new learning need and consider whether it's something I can likely just find through search, or if it's more complex, then I quickly move for learning need to the key question: Who do I know who can help me figure out how to learn about this? Teach people how to do research, not just search.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

KM Tweeters! Communities of Practice , March 13, 2009. The Community Manager , March 9, 2009. Connecting ideas with communities , June 30, 2009. Twitter Search in Plain English , June 17, 2009. The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. 50 Essential Strategies For Creating A Successful Web 2.0

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