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.

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. Why Communities of Inquiry. Personal learning networks (very familiar).

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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”?

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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

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.

Skills for the Networked World

ID Reflections

it includes knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or for problem solving. In this context, it is critical to focus on building PLNs and communities of cognitively diverse individuals.

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. She has been my go to person for all things Community for years.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. Global social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter support various forms of communication and sharing actions that were previously unavailable.

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.

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. Several sources referred to PLNs as networks focused on learning about a given topic.

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. The difference is this community, when lovingly and attentively nurtured, can produce a learning harvest beyond believe for everyone involved. Without this community (that’s you!),

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.

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.)

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.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world.

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. Get your school now!

Networking the future #EDEN15

Learning with e's

Audrey Watters and Maarten de Laat at EDEN Maarten de Laat's keynote speech at EDEN 2015 contained all of the ingredients for thoughtful and reflective consideration of how we now teach and how students now learn in an increasingly networked society.

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

These are the places to share knowledge, ask questions or network with your L&D peers. Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Elearning network. eLearning Global Network. Moodle community.

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.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with e's

In this post, I extend this idea into the work Lave did with Etienne Wenger, which has become known as Communities of Practice. The work of Lave and Wenger advances this concept, turning its focus to the people who make up the learning communities we are all a part of.

Real Community?

Clark Quinn

He claims that many of our institutions (and he means more than schools, but groups, organizations, etc) are really networks, not communities, and can’t provide the nurture we need from others: “Networks do great harm by appearing enough like real communities to create expectations that they can manage human social and psychological needs.&#. LinkedIn and Ning networks that I’ve participated in professionally are just that, professional.

The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm

Jane Hart

This (new) role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager (ELCM) has appealed to many, and I am actually already working with a number of organisations helping them understand what it entails and the (new) skills that are required.

The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Dashe & Thomson

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.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment. Blended & Learning Tech Effective Learning L&D Capability Learning Trends collaboration community social networks

Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network? community Web 2.0Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another."

Podcast 12: Collaborative Medical Education at Vermont Oxford Network

Talented Learning

EPISODE 12 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: Vermont Oxford Network (VON) is a nonprofit collective of multidisciplinary medical professionals, working together to improve the landscape of neonatal healthcare. How would you describe the mission of Vermont Oxford Network (VON)?

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

In recent postings I focused on how L&D can support the content needs of the Smart Worker, but in fact it is clear, that most people first try and solve their problems by calling upon the people they know to help them, so this is the topic of this posting. Tweet.

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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. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: JOHN: First, maybe we should introduce Community Brands.

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

Jane Hart

For this reason the new enterprise social platforms (like Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) that underpin social collaboration are your most valuable social learning platforms. This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine.

How to Create a Successful Community of Practice

Learning Wire

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The eThink Impact: How We Support the Moodle Community Globally

eThink Education

The global Moodle community continues to drive product development and support the open source mission. . What is the Moodle Community? . It’s important to note th at th e Moodle Community isn’t simply the collection of users leveraging or learning through the platform.

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. Community of Inquiry. Wiki Wiki.

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Helping Women Get Their Groove Back by Building Communities and Strong Support Networks from Rural Areas with Rebecca Undem

LifterLMS

Helping women get their groove back by building communities and strong support networks from rural areas with Rebecca Undem in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. I think for me, I had … I grew up here so my community is 1,800 people in it.

How to Create a Successful Community of Practice

Learning Wire

Communities of practice have existed within organizations for many years, usually taking the form of a group of people gathering together to share knowledge, to motivate each other, and build their expertise. How do communities of practice work? Why is a community of practice useful?