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. So, if you’re curious about learning more about this cMOOC then I’d head over to the class blog here and perhaps check out the Google+ Community which is where all the conversation happens. Why Communities of Inquiry. Communities of inquiry (WTH?).

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

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. They need to work on the same problems/tasks in the same weeks as other participants though, but they don’t need to be online at the same time.

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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.

Fake News: We’re the problem and the solution

The Simple Shift

community?Defeating fake news and misinformation campaigns is not about calling out some nameless faceless “them” behind it all. The name and face is yours. Fixing this mess starts with knowing yourself and questioning your own motives, actions, and inactions. It’s asking yourself: why do I only read the headlines? what will I gain by sharing the […].

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.

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.

Communities are the companies’ future!


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.

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. Developing an internal social network or support forum where learners can post their problems is ideal.

The differences between social professional networks and communities of practice


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 & Organizational Development


Organizations will find that only complex and creative work requiring skills like problem solving, pattern sensing, analysing, and such are left for the human workforce – the same workforce that through years of command and control has been reduced to order-following machines. 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 organizations function?

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. The text explores how to create a more supportive learning environment for students and what it means to learn as a member of a social group or community.

Problem based learning

Learning with 'e's

Mine, which can be seen again on YouTube was called ' Face to face at a distance : Building communities of learning online.' A slight correction here: During my webinar I mentioned PBL in the context of Problem Based Learning and offered an example of how I had used it online with Masters students. Essentially, ill-structured problems have no single correct answer. Just the bare minimum of stimulus materials was required, along with the presentation of the messy problem.

Social Technology, Community Management and Organizational Development

ID Reflections

Organizations will find that only complex and creative work requiring skills like problem solving, pattern sensing, analysing, and such are left for the human workforce - the same workforce that through years of command and control has been reduced to order-following machines. To facilitate this exchange of "irregular conversations," organizations have to think like communities, to think of Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation ".

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. Learning has also become less community-based in the United States. He says it is important to find ways of using technology to build community, not destroy it. Problem centered. Having technology pose problems for the learners to solve instead of just providing answers gets learners totally involved.

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.

Adobe Captivate: It Takes a Community

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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. Check out the new  Community  tool on Captivate 9's toolbar:   Upon clicking the Community tool, the Community page open directly within Captivate (no need to leave Captivate and launch a browser).

Creating a Robust Social Community within Your LMS


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.

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.

8 Ways to Build an Online Learning Community


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? It also results in quick problem-solving. Get your school now!

Educators and Marketers are Both Facing a Huge Problem


Today the world of learning is under attack from entrepreneurs and the Venture Capital community as the last frontier left to conquer. The post Educators and Marketers are Both Facing a Huge Problem appeared first on 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.

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.

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.&#. This got me thinking about social media, and how often we call them online communities, but the question is: are they really?

Is This a Problem with E-Learning Today?

Rapid eLearning

Check out these articles and free resources in the community. I ran across two articles recently that made me wonder about the state of today’s e-learning courses. The first article was on how websites are all starting to look the same. They did a study to confirm it. In the second article, the author makes some good points on how a lot of this new design is sterile and lacks personality.

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. 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.

Have a Problem? Find Your Own Approach in a Sea of Captivate Solutions

Adobe Captivate

If you encounter a problem building an eLearning Project in Captivate and you ask more than one developer how to solve that problem, you may get a different answer from each developer. When I get stuck with an issue or I can’t figure out how to implement a feature I head to a few places for inspiration; the Adobe eLearning Community, YouTube (there are a couple of people whose videos have been priceless in my developing career), a few blogs, and Google.

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.

4 BIG business problems you can solve with adaptive learning


We’re in different communities. Adaptive learning can make sure every employee is ready to handle any problem, regardless of when it arises. The post 4 BIG business problems you can solve with adaptive learning appeared first on Axonify. Every organization is unique—even if we’re in the same industry. We’re made up of different people. We have different priorities.

How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems


Sound the winner’s circle music–here are three common problems and ways get the gold. 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. The post How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems appeared first on. Blog Community Instructional Design

Quick Ideas about Problem Solving Games

Kapp Notes

Here are a few ideas about creating a game to teach problem solving and creating a game to actually solve a problem like FoldIt. To teach problem solving, design a game where the learner : Assumes a role. To create a game that solves a problem: Create a shared purpose. Create a community around the game. Partakes in meaningful in-game dialogue. Navigates a complex storyline. Feels challenged. Immediately is immersed in the environment.

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. Which brings us to the big problem with workplace collaboration tools and processes: motivation to participate. I’m not sure what it is about Angry Birds that made it so popular, but it works for me.

Six Tenets of Community Management: Learnings

ID Reflections

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. This post is directed towards new community managers, whohave recently donned the mantle of community management and are perhaps findingthat there are more things to do than one had thought of. It’s about thepeople who are the heart and soul of the community.

For L&D to move forward, we have to solve a few familiar problems first


This annual check-in with the L&D community highlights the topics that industry practitioners believe will be “hot” during the upcoming year. Let’s start with compliance, onboarding, content and engagement. Donald Taylor just released his first thoughts on the results of his L&D Global Sentiment Survey (GSS). For 2020, the top three GSS spots are held … Continued. Copyright © 2020 Axonify Inc. - All rights reserved. Modern Training

The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm

Jane Hart

The role of the workplace learning professional is therefore no longer about being a TRAINING Manager but being a LEARNING COMMUNITY Manager* – who encourages social connections and fosters a sense of belonging to an enterprise community of learners – for the purpose of supporting and improving performance in the workplace. Helping to address the problems that community members (individuals), social (learning) designers, facilitators or others might encounter.

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. 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). The post How Is xAPI Being Used in the eLearning Community?

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The Problem With Executive Education

CLO Magazine

Custom programs are addressing many of the business community’s long-standing complaints about academia