Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. The entire landscape of communication is changing with social technology, instantaneous chats, and forms like videos and podcasts entering the scene.

Blog Roundup: Social Learning while Social Distancing

LearnDash

7 of our best blog posts on building community during quarantine. As we’re all social distancing right now, it may seem like an odd time to talk about social learning. How can anyone engage in social learning when we’re all staying home? Regardless, social learning has a place in online education—and not on the periphery, either. 12 Characteristics of Social Learning. 6 Social Learning Techniques for Online Educators.

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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.

The Social Learning Community

Jane Hart

Yesterday I launched the Social Learning Community – a new Community of Practice intended for those interested in the use of social media to work and learn smarter. This is a place where you can join discussions, ask questions, share links, experiences and events with others about social learning – whether it be in education or [.]. Social learning

SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Social Technology, Community Management and Organizational Development

ID Reflections

The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model, f or an in-depth understanding. The entire landscape of communication is changing with social technology, instantaneous chats, and forms like videos and podcasts entering the scene.

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). While an ESN may not be a necessary condition for social learning, it does provide a platform that adds a level of tangibility to social behaviours. An online community also enables participants within a learning journey to work out loud (an important ingredient of social learning). Engagement Social Learning

Social Games & Community Development

Usable Learning

So I’ve been doing research for a chapter on social and informal learning that I’m adding the second edition, and I’ve been taking a look at some of the resources on social gaming because they know a *lot* about community development. Core Concepts for Social Experience Design. Social Difficulty Curve. Community Development.

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?).

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.

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.”

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.

Social Silliness

Clark Quinn

Someone pointed me to a post that touted the benefits of social learning. However, as I perused it, I saw that was a bit of social silliness. What follows are a series of five tips about applying social learning. If you’re not making sure folks are finding intrinsic value in the community, go back and fix it. That’s hard, but in the end if you want to build community, start modeling and encouraging sharing, and make it safe. social

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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.

Community of improvement?

Clark Quinn

In a conversation I had recently, specifically about a community focused on research, I used the term ‘community of improvement’, and was asked how that was different than a community of practice. First, let me say that a community of practice could be, and should be, a community of improvement. The community should be looking to other fields for inspiration, and attempting experiments. social strategy

How To Facilitate Distance Learning In Your School Community

Dashe & Thomson

COVID-19 has caused many in the higher education community to move their face-to-face lectures and meetings to Zoom or other online meeting platforms. [1] Think they’ll stay engaged for the length of a class period, let alone a series of class periods for Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies? 1] While this approach may work well for higher ed or even high school students, can you imagine what that might look like for grade schoolers?

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. Not because the videos aren’t all helpful, but because the motivation for participation is very different than that inside an enterprise social learning environment.

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.

SIX OBSTACLES TO BUILDING COMMUNITIES IN ORGANIZATIONS

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Communities of Practice Need Some Practice

Nick Leffler

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. It sums up what happens when you’re in a Community of Practice and it’s a summary of none other than Harold Jarche who seems to have something relevant to each category I’m writing about. What’s your take on Communities of Practice?

Locus of learning: community, AI, or org?

Clark Quinn

My issue is with the locus of the curation of those objects; should it be the organization, an AI, or the community? I’ve argued that the community of practice should determine the curriculum to be a member of that community. Similarly, the resources to support progression in the community should come from the community, both within and outside the organization. ” Is that AI curation, or community curation? meta-learning social

More Social Leadership v. More Social Systems

The Simple Shift

communityA leader changing her/his behavior to a model of for more openness & transparency is just an invitation to others, a suggestion, it only creates an option for people to follow: “Do or don’t either way, life goes on.” However, changing the systems (management, recognition, KM, decision-making, etc) that people operate within creates a new requirement […].

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Exploring Social and Community EdTech Tools and Apps

InSync Training

This week, we continue our series by diving deeper into social and community tools and apps. We use social media to share content, communicate, and interact. Sometimes creating a community of practice or personalized learning network is not a project goal or objective, but we know that putting one in place will certainly promote knowledge and skill acquisition in our learner’s moments of need. These social and community tools and apps can help us do just that.

Redesigning Conferences as Social Objects

The Simple Shift

communityI was listening to a Recode Media podcast episode with guest Paddy Cosgrove, the co-founder of the very large Web Summit conference. In it, he talked about the shift to a 100% virtual event due to COVID, something large event producers everywhere are contending with. He made an interesting point early on that we all […].

Online Community Management (Workshop)

Jane Hart

Setting up and running an online community takes time and effort. In this online workshop we look at how to support the planning, launch and running of an online community. This 4-week online workshop covers the following topics: Planning the community. Launching the community. All participants will receive free copies of the PDF versions of the Social Learning Handbook and the MWL book as well as membership of the MWL Association. Social 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. Purpose of the community engagement. The benefit of engaging with communities. Community engagement becomes a sort of brainstorming session.

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. The premise of this post is that when an organization makes a conscious effort to move towards a more social way of doing business, it usually begins with the introduction of an enterprise collaboration platform. Needless to say, we need to be cheerleaders for our community.

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. Both eWorkshops and well-run CoPs have a strong social learning aspect, however they are very different because of the level of structure and the way they are facilitated/moderated.

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

InSync Training

Let’s have a look at how social presence guides the design and development of learning spaces where emotional expression, open communication, and group cohesion come into play! Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence. In the first installment of this series I introduced a pedagogical, designed approach to instruction based on three key elements in effective e-learning: social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence.

Social Cognition

Clark Quinn

In this closing post of the series, I want to talk about social cognition. The traditional definition of social cognition is how we think about social interactions. For one, we benefit from formal social interactions as ways to get richer interpretations. It takes nurturing the networks to become a community so that the answer’s likely to be right. Hope this makes sense, and in the spirit of social, I welcome your thoughts and comments!

The Six Hats of a Community Manager

ID Reflections

In this post, I wantto talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers.This was well put in the diagram by Andy Wibbels which you can see in this post called Inside the Mind of a Community Manager.It graphically represents a number of things a community manager needs to be aware of in her/his role. In my post, I want to explore all the "hats" a community manager needs to wear to execute her role.

Less Trainers; More Community Managers and Curators

Bottom-Line Performance

We “follow” several others in the learning and development community who curate content – via blogs, online newspapers, orby sharing links to resources via Twitter. Instead of remaining afraid of social learning tools, organizations – fed by a younger workforce that is already well versed with many of the tools – can begin to use these tools to make it easier for employees to find, locate, and share content and ideas with each other.

Need to Measure Social? Look Down More.

The Simple Shift

According to a recent CLO Magazine article/survey, executives added or supported social tech for 3 very big and very common reasons: increase collaboration (47%), increase engagement (42%) and create a culture of continuous learning (60%). community organizational learning Social Business Social Learning

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Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today

ID Reflections

When I read Rachel Happe’s (@rhappe ) post, The Emerging Career Path of Community Professionals , I was reminded of my older posts on community management and the skills required. I wrote about the tenets of community management based on my experience. In this post, I want to highlight the importance of community management as a discipline that can enable organizations to take on the challenges and complexities of the future of work.

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. Dave Meier , proponent of Collaborative Learning , says that technology can foster social isolation; and learning in isolation has serious limitations for most people. He says it is important to find ways of using technology to build community, not destroy it.