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. Other models we could choose from were: Networked learning (familiar).

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. Helping their partners to make a difference involves deep learning – together. 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).

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Gamification of Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

Gamification of Problem-Solving: It’s a relatively new term and may be a little trendy, possibly overhyped, and tends to be misunderstood as a subject. In essence gamification presents an innovative way to solve real-world problems in a simulated environment. How can you solve problems through Gamification? This is where gamification problem-solving projects like the U.S. Another example of gamification related to problem-solving also took place back in 2011.

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. Helping their partners to make a difference involves deep learning – together. 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).

Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

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

Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.” In this webinar, corporate learning expert, Joe DiDonato, shares how his teams solved these problems, as well as how new educational technology (EdTech) is changing the sales landscape for all of us. In this webinar you will discover these secrets to help you build effective learning for your teams: How to develop smart learning paths.

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”? This requires the capacity to be comfortable with the discomfort of staying in the liminal space, and not forcing a pre-defined outcome when a problem rises to the surface.

Problem based learning

Learning with 'e's

For those who are not familiar with EDEN , it's a large international organisation dedicated to the promotion of distance education and e-learning. During the pandemic crisis, EDEN has instigated a number of live webinars in which specialist academics are invited to present their thoughts on a variety of technology supported learning topics. Mine, which can be seen again on YouTube was called ' Face to face at a distance : Building communities of learning online.'

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening. I have written before about the perils of having social learning as a bolt on strategy and of automation taking over complicated, process-based work. What role will communities play in transforming the way organizations function?

Communities are the companies’ future!

Coorpacademy

Coorpacademy has co-edited with makesense a new online course on the creation of communities within or for companies. What does a community represent for an organization? Do communities and companies go so well together? Corporate communities bring real game-changing differences.

Community and Collaborative Learning

Dashe & Thomson

In Kenya, she said, everyone is very community-focused; but here, in the United States, we function as completely separate individuals. She described how she and her Kenyan friends get together frequently for an entire day to cook, talk, braid each other’s hair, and learn things from each other. Learning has also become less community-based in the United States. More and more, learning has focused on web-based training and distance learning.

Beyond Face-to-Face: Solving the Digital Practice Problem

Speaker: Bryan Naas, Director of Sales Enablement, Lessonly

Just like training and practice is the cornerstone of any top athlete or artist, the same is true in the workplace. But in the world of sales, practice is often restricted to conference room role-playing and in-person scenarios. Join Bryan Naas, Sales Enablement Director at Lessonly, to learn the tactics you can use to make digital practice a part of the fabric of your teams’ daily schedules.

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. There have been radical shifts in thinking in recent years that have resulted in the study of social and cultural factors that influence learning.

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.

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. We learn through contact and discourse with another person more competent in the field. As we also learn through an inner conversation with ourselves. Online Collaborative Learning helps us explore ways to think, to innovate, to develop problem-solving skills and to seek conceptual understanding.

Social Technology, Community Management and Organizational Development

ID Reflections

I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead.and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening. To facilitate this exchange of "irregular conversations," organizations have to think like communities, to think of Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation ".

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

the learning. learning curriculum will develop and nurture. effective learning solution or curriculum. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. Envision the learning experience.

Creating a Robust Social Community within Your LMS

LearnDash

Because of this, many educators have caught on to the value of community for promoting their courses. A dedicated online community not only brings with it a tremendous amount of support and enthusiasm, it also gives learners a reason to remain part of your program. That said, there are many ways an online community can be built, and online educators often miss out by considering their community too narrowly. Let’s say your community focuses on online development.

Is This a Problem with E-Learning Today?

Rapid eLearning

I ran across two articles recently that made me wonder about the state of today’s e-learning courses. While the two articles dealt with website design, there are a lot of parallels to e-learning course design. Same thing with e-learning courses. I addressed that in this post on the next generation e-learning tools. You don’t need to know design, you assemble your learning content and pretty much plug and play. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Adobe Captivate: It Takes a Community

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

you can learn about Captivate updates, features, and attend free webinars), and free YouTube videos abound. and nothing gave developers a sense of being part of a community with like-minded eLearning warriors. Adobe has taken a step toward filling that gap by integrating the all-new eLearning Community with Adobe Captivate. Notice that there's a Community tab grouped with the open projects.

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. An instructional designer by profession who started her career anlayzing learner needs, creating micro-design documents, writing story-boards and discussing the nitty-gritty of course navigation with visual designers, I have long been interested in the power of social, collaborative and informal learning. The age of social learning is here.

Educators and Marketers are Both Facing a Huge Problem

mLevel

I admit, I am a relative newbie to the world of learning compared to those lifelong professionals who have been on the journey for more than my paltry 4 years. One thing I have observed is that learning suffers from the same challenge that marketers do each day: how do I get my audience to engage or purchase my product? By now I am sure you are saying, “how does this apply to me as a learning professional?” Track and Measure Your Learning Initiatives.

4 BIG business problems you can solve with adaptive learning

Axonify

We’re in different communities. The answer: adaptive learning. In fact, an adaptive learning strategy can help you overcome 4 of the biggest challenges of the modern workplace. But you can’t do that in an organization with 30,000 employees and only 30 people in the learning and development department. Adaptive learning helps you maximize your limited training resources by taking advantage of the immense data resources within your company. Adaptive learning

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Learning and Skills Group. Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals’. Learning design. Moodle community. Adapt community. Work learn mobile. Join in the discussion with a Community of thousands of HR and L&D Professionals”. 3 Learning and Skills group. Focus : L&D, Learning design.

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. I’m interested in something more than Angry Birds’ gaming dynamics, though; I’m interested in the Angry Birds community. That means more than 16,000 videos were contributed by members of the Angry Birds Community of Practice.

How to build an engaged online community

Superb Learning

Online communities have been long been one of the most popular places to spend time on the web. But what exactly does it take to build an engaged online community for yourself? By providing content that people want, you will draw more to your site, boosting your community with more members and making it easier to get people to join. Simply identify their problem or problems and create content aligned to solving this problem.

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. Workplace learning is not just about internal experts telling people what they should know or do – but is also about peers sharing their thoughts and experiences (and in doing so learning just as much from one another).

Solving Your Development Issues in the Adobe Captivate Community

eLearning Brothers

Did you know each major eLearning authoring tool has a thriving community of eLearning developers constantly asking and answering questions about your burning development issues? Even if there is a small chance you are the only one on the entire planet that has a specific development issue, why aren’t you using asking the community? Chances are the community will have an answer for you. Using Adobe Captivate Community Search. #1 3 Ask the Community a Question.

Six Tenets of Community Management: Learnings

ID Reflections

Ihave been somewhat lazy but I also deliberately stayed away from posting as Itried to consolidate and synthesise all that I was learning. I have beenplaying the role of an enterprise community manager for some time now—6 monthsto be precise—and thought it would be a good idea to jot down my learnings fromthe past few months. I can’t remember where I read it, but this is the quote thatinspires me: To solve tough problems, have tough problems.

How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems

Trivantis

Sound the winner’s circle music–here are three common problems and ways get the gold. Micromanaging or indecisive clients can be frustrating, but remember that you both share the same end goal–creating the best learning. My favorite place to beat the block is the Trivantis® Community. Are you experiencing instructional design problems? Check out this thread to ask for and give advice to fellow eLearning professionals in the Trivantis Community.

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. Today we begin with a brief introduction to xAPI and ways for you to learn more about xAPI. SCORM has been a foundational component of the eLearning community since its inception in 2000. xAPI attempts to rectify that problem by allowing users to track learning data from outside sources into what is known as a Learning Record Store (LRS).

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

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 30 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. 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. Why does learning play such a critical role? 4) Just-in-time learning.

Socializing with communities – A Business Essential!

QuoDeck

One of the ways to do invest in community engagement. Community engagement is kind of a platform to do a vigorous activity that helps the business in communication, interaction, involvement, and exchange between an organization and a community. That’s why any business needs to engage in community activities. Employee involvement with such programs allows companies to develop important staff skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, and communication.

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 will discuss our observations and recommendations for using wikis as a collaborative learning tool. Social Learning/Social Constructivism. Research showing benefits of learning communities. Wiki Wiki.

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The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Charles Jennings

I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches. CSCL was one of the hot pedagogical approaches of the day – when network-based learning was in its relative infancy. Charles, my dear fellow”, said the Cambridge man, “we may deliver milk, but learning is something that is acquired, never delivered”. Learning takes place in our heads. Of course we don’t ‘deliver’ or ‘transfer’ learning either.

DevLearn 2014 – It’s a Wrap (and it’s all about community): Featuring Meg Bertapelle

Learning Rebels

Last week #chat2LRN hosted a twitter chat based on the DevLearn/ Personal Learning Network experience. I would even make the argument that it’s more a Personal Learning Community than a network (which conjures up visions of a strange form of speed dating, strangers passing around business cards hoping for a connection). The difference is this community, when lovingly and attentively nurtured, can produce a learning harvest beyond believe for everyone involved.

How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?

The eLearning Nomad

The vast majority of online articles about e-learning are about compliance training or academic e-courses, so why would you do things differently? Behaviour change is complex because there are a whole range of factors that influence people’s attitudes – not just the few you can offer in a typical e-learning module. You would like to improve problem-solving capacities…. We’re not talking about maths problems or technical problems with one right answer.