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.

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.

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”. Collaboration communities of practice complexity Emergence Organization Design organizational learning Systems thinking

SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Learnnovators

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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.

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.

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. Communities of inquiry (WTH?).

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

” This is one of the most inclusive descriptions that captures the various threads and reasons for building communities in organizations. Bye bye communities and collaboration! The post Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations appeared first on Learnnovators.

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. And it can build the community skills that will carry over.

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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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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

Tools for Building Social Online Course Communities

LearnDash

If you are smart, you will build a community ! In general we people prefer social opportunities which is probably why social networking platforms are so popular. Given the way people are already used to online social settings it makes implementing a social aspect to your courses that much easier. Creating social aspects to your online learning program isn’t difficult. online learning 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.

Six Obstacles to Building Communities in Organizations

ID Reflections

This is one of the most inclusive descriptions that captures the various threads and reasons for building communities in organizations. Bye bye communities and collaboration! It is posited as "let's see if collaboration & social business works because everyone is talking about it".

SIX OBSTACLES TO BUILDING COMMUNITIES IN ORGANIZATIONS

Learnnovators

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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.

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. Needless to say, we need to be cheerleaders for our community.

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. meta-learning social

Building Community with Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Learning geeks call it “social construction” in learning. Social learning can take many forms. Consider these opportunities to build community with your content. Peer Communities. Seed the community and watch the interaction blossom.

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.

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.

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.

6 Social Learning Techniques for Online Educators

LearnDash

Social learning can motivate learners and keep them engaged. Humans are social creatures. In online education, where learners tend to feel more isolated, this kind of social learning especially important. Remember to model social learning techniques yourself.

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.

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?

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.

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. All good learning is social, and that is especially true for adult learning.

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.

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.

L&D is Primed to Drive Enterprise Social, So Why Aren’t They?

The Simple Shift

L&D, if they want it, is rightly positioned to lead organizational social. At it’s very core social is about community, collaboration and sharing. community E2.0 ESN organizational learning Social LearningThose last 2 are vehicles for knowledge, strategy and tactics to be transmitted and are how new ideas flourish and old problems are solved. L&D’s function is helping a business achieve optimal […]. enterprise 2.0

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.

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

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.

A Social Live Stream For Our Community

Adobe Captivate

Hi all, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in having a social live stream with Google hangouts for our awesome community. Blog Adobe eLearning Community live streamI thought it would be nice if we could have a chat and maybe use our webcams, and get to know each other a bit better. A lot of you have helped me and I’m sure we’ve all helped each other, but only a few of us have probably met/seen each other in person.

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. However, building a learning community is neither automatic nor simple to achieve. Get your school now! Try for FREE.