Keys to Hacking Virtual Networking

Learning Rebels

Let’s face it – networking is a PAIN in the best of times and when it comes to virtual networking – it’s even more painful. What are the “hacks” to make virtual networking more palatable? What kind of virtual network group should you join?

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. 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.

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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. 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.

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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

XYZ Fire Association is a network of. Through their network, they identified a. to give back to the community. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. 3C O N T E N T S Contents Introduction PA G E 4 Five Steps to a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. PA G E 5 1 Create a project.

Mighty Networks Review (2020) – Is It the Best Online Community Platform?

Sell Courses Online

The post Mighty Networks Review (2020) – Is It the Best Online Community Platform? … Mighty Networks Review (2020) – Is It the Best Online Community Platform? The post Mighty Networks Review (2020) – Is It the Best Online Community Platform?

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.”

SIX OBSTACLES TO BUILDING COMMUNITIES IN ORGANIZATIONS

Learnnovators

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Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

This is not merely about implementing a few collaboration tools or putting in place an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) with the diktat to “collaborate”. 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. Today, the very definition of organizations has changed.

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).

JOHN HINCHLIFFE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He also is the founder of the Global Learning and Development Community (GLDC) , and has served on the Board of Directors for the eLearning Network. All these, we believe, were absolutely deserving recognitions for your incredible work in inspiring the learning community.

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. This is a more manageable approach for dealing with the humongous amount of incoming data that social networks generate. Since invitations were sent out from these accounts, the adoption of Plus propagated much faster through the web application/service development community. Observing the evolution of a web application’s feature set and the implications of the change for the user community.

Create Community at Your Virtual Conference with Higher Logic

CommPartners

Blog commpartners community community learning discussions post elearning higher logic networking sessions virtual events virtual networkingLearning at conferences can happen in two ways: peer-to-peer and from subject matter experts.

Giving Back to Your Personal Learning Network

InSync Training

Last week, we discussed ways to manage your Personal Learning Network (PLN) without becoming overwhelmed. Remember, this is a NETWORK, and that means that information flows in more than one direction. Almost 20 years ago, I started InSync’s first learning community. Personal Learning Networks 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

Whether it’s a quick chat with a coworker in the office, a YouTube search for a how-to guide, or a visit to the user community for the software they are using, the ubiquity of quality information has raised our expectation for speed and ease of acquiring new information. We need to shift our mindset from trainer to community manager. Many companies are using tools like Yammer to bring the social networking experience inside the company firewall.

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.

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.

Do You Need a Mentor or a Network?

Experiencing eLearning

Personal Learning Networks. Rather than looking for a single mentor who will spend hours working with you (a pretty big commitment to request of a stranger), work on building your personal learning network or PLN. In Jarche’s Seek – Sense -Share model , you Seek knowledge from your network and Share what you learn back to the network. That network could be called a PLN. Your Network. Where do you find your network?

Six Obstacles to Building Communities in Organizations

ID Reflections

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.

Brief Intro to Social Networks

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Intro to Social Networks. Social & Networked Learning combines psychology and technology. A lot of the networking and connecting has been going on with different structures for a long time, but it’s changing. More on Tony’s ideas on networked learning. Posted in Connectivism, Informal Learning, Learning Communities.

Communities and Networks Connection

Tony Karrer

This is a great week for content communities. Yesterday, I was able to announce that I've been working with Judy Brown to launch the Mobile Learning Content Community. Today I get to announcement that I've been working with Nancy White to launch the: Communities and Networks Connection For those of you who don't know Nancy. She has been my go to person for all things Community for years. It's even harder when you try to understand a network of bloggers.

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

Mercenary Rationale for Network Work & Learning As I discussed in Evaluating Performance of Concept Workers , evaluating the performance of a concept worker is difficult because there's no right answer and most often the evaluator knows less about the subject than the worker. This is why I say that Leveraging Networks is Key Skill. Being ready to engage to seek conversation (network access). Similarly, you should spend a bit of time finding the right communities.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. Here are two definitions from Wikipedia that captures the essence of Networked Learning: “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. NETWORKED LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS.

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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MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned. Because of this, education is moving from a model of knowledge transfer to a model of learning network development. A personal learning network (PLN) is a network of resources including people (subject matter experts, coworkers, friends, mentors, etc.)

Now What? Beyond Networks

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Beyond Networks. Benefits of personal network (brainstorm from the group). community of practice. “Network analysis is a starting point for change.&#. But is that really a realistic goal for average people–to have a network big enough to answer all questions? Dag: Which movie to see -> your network; When does the movie start -> google.

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. who have internet access use social networking technologies for blogging, chatting, online communities and more. For instance, 59% of surveyed students indicated that they talk about education related topics via their social networks, 50% of which regarding homework specifically.

The 18 Top High-Paying Affiliate Programs and Networks

learnWorlds

Even if your customer doesn’t sign up on their first visit, 60-day tracking cookies mean you have two months to make the sale (by comparison, eBay Partner Network has a one-day cookie lifespan.). Affiliate Marketing Networks. Sign up to this affiliate network!

Networking in the ELearning Industry

LearnDash

As is true in any profession, networking is a fantastic way to establish new contacts, and possibly open up doors for future opportunities. Today, networking has gone a bit more virtual. You will want to be careful that you don’t rely entirely upon this method if you want to establish a truly credible (and powerful) network. As an elearning professional you have wide-range of options for networking, here are just a few: 1.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. Social & network learning really falls into the OTJ learning, not formal. This can be the social network. Examples (from The Social Enterprise Blog ): Caterpillar 3000 communities of practice = $75 million saved as of 5 years ago. Posted in Informal Learning, Learning Communities.

EMERGENT WORKPLACES: LEARNING IN THE NETWORKED WORLD

Learnnovators

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. Here are two definitions from Wikipedia that captures the essence of Networked Learning: “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. NETWORKED LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS.

Allen Interactions Partners with HR.com to Equip the HR Community in e-Learning Advancement

Allen Interactions

July 22, 2020— Allen Interactions, renowned e-learning leader, has partnered with HR.com , the largest network of human resource (HR) executives, to launch a series of online courses to introduce the HR community to a fresh, agile approach to learning and development (L&D) and employee training.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. ” By the time I heard the phrase, “Personal Learning Network,” or PLN, I’d already begun developing and maintaining professional relationships through social media. Several sources referred to PLNs as networks focused on learning about a given topic. A network, by definition, is quite different.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World

ID Reflections

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. Setting the Context Here are two definitions from Wikipedia that captures the essence of Networked Learning: Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another''s learning. This is my area of passion.

PKM and Online Communities Workshops

Jane Hart

PKM gives you a framework to develop a network of people and sources of information that you can draw from on a daily basis. Online Communities Workshop. This online workshop considers the general principles behind setting up and maintaining an online community - whether it be an online learning community or Community of Practice. Sessions cover: Planning your community; Launching your Community; Maintaining your Community, Role of the Community Manager.

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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.

Driving Engagement within Social Learning Communities

InSync Training

The moment you mention social learning, invariably the L&D community starts thinking of Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs). An online community also enables participants within a learning journey to work out loud (an important ingredient of social learning). This post was originally written by Sunder Ramachandran on his blog Learning Experiments. Many thanks for sharing.

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.

wee’re welcoming the eLearning Network to Bristol

weelearning

Our friends at the eLearning Network are returning to Bristol with the first of their new look events on 16 July at the Bristol & Bath Science Park. If you’ve … Read more › other community conferences technologyJoin other weelearners at the event to discuss where elearning is going.

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.