Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? What about the self-organising power of communities? On the 29th of March we did a session (we = Sibrenne Wagenaar en Joitske Hulsebosch) about roles in networked learning.

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Value Creation in Communities of Practice

Jenny Connected

A key focus of BEtreat was to discuss Etienne Wenger et al.’s s most recent work on value creation in communities of practice. Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks: a conceptual framework, Ruud de Moor Centrum. of the paper).

Winemakers’ Communities of Practice

Nancy White

I don’t know anything about growing grapes and making wine, but an old college buddy of mine has hatched a second vocation/avocation as a grape grower and wine maker. Recently he has been sharing some of his practice (I.e That is the difference of a community of practice.

Finding the 'elephant paths' of a community of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

I''ve been facilitating a community of practice about sustainable energy in the Netherlands over the past 3 months. I had a meeting with the convener of the community before we started. collective learning communities of practice self-directed learning

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Jokaydia Community of Practice

Community Capers

This month restarts the Community Capers project to case study some of the brilliant examples of communities of practice that exist across the globe. We also support mixed reality events, professional development activities and a number of other projects.”

Communities of practice in organisations: Interview with Wenger

Joitske Hulsebosch

On the learning conversations blog I found a video interview with Etienne Wenger in which he answers quite some basic questions about communities of practices in organisation. Highlights: think about communities when there is a dynamic knowledge problem.

Communities of practice and bulldozers

Joitske Hulsebosch

CPsquare invited Mark Bennett of Rio Tinto to talk in a teleconference about his experiences with fostering communities of practice within Rio Tinto, an international company. However, I recall that Mark Bennett said that a good definition of the domain can be very compelling and attract new members to a community like a magnet. The definition should be such that people recognise it as one of their own interests.

Conversations in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Basically over dinner, we always cover our work (and what doesn't work in work), work/life balance, gossiping over other friends, children and sometimes a bit of politics. It takes long and you see a pattern of conversation between the 3 men that gets repeated and repeated. In communities of practice, the same phenomenon occurs. Tags: facilitation communities of practice

Communities of Practice

Chris Corrigan

My friend Peter Rawsthorne begins a series of blog posts today reflecting on what is required to keep a community of practice together online and across organizational boundaries. What do you need to consider when building a Community of Practice CoP that spans organizational boundaries where client confidentiality needs to be honored. via Critical Technology: Virtual Community of Practice Conundrum. Collaboration Community

Understanding Communities of Practice

Collaborative Thinking

A great series of articles well-worth the time to read if you are interested in Communities of Practice: Communities of Practice (CoPs). CoP Series #3: Community - without people? CoP Series #4: Practice Makes Perfect. CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice? In CoP Series #5, Nancy addresses the question of CoP and social network: Is a CoP the same thing as a (social) network?

How can blogs support communities of practice?

Joitske Hulsebosch

That made me think that I could blog some of the questions I get (+ the answers). One of them was: how can blogs support communities of practice? A community of practice can have a public teamblog.

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice

Nancy White

Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice – is a paper that Simon Hearn from the Overseas Development Institute and I have been puttering on for quite some months. Communities of Practice: linking knowledge, policy and practice PDF.

Communities of Practice

Chris Corrigan

My friend Peter Rawsthorne begins a series of blog posts today reflecting on what is required to keep a community of practice together online and across organizational boundaries. What do you need to consider when building a Community of Practice CoP that spans organizational boundaries where client confidentiality needs to be honored. via Critical Technology: Virtual Community of Practice Conundrum. Collaboration Community

Classifying principles for Communities of Practice

Taming the spaces

We started to map community-issues for discovering what associates with networked or should we call it community scaffolding, since networked is somewhat misleading? At initial concept-map we imagined just a community of practice to be a suitable concept for our building and healthcare cases. Next, we started to think that there are differencies between communities [.]. learning layers communities community learning networked scaffolding

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CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?

Nancy White

This is the fifth in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick. I am finally getting the rest of the series up. Is a “class&# or “cohort of learners&# a community? So that would suggest the community may be something offered alongside the course.

Modes of belonging in communities of practice

Jenny Connected

This is discussed in Chapter 8 of Etienne Wenger’s book Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity (p.173-187). Keywords: Engagement, alignment, imagination, belonging, identity, communities. Notes: To make sense of identity formation and learning in communities of practice, we need to consider three modes of belonging – engagement, imagination and alignment.

Cultivating Communities of Practice

Chris Corrigan

Etienne Wenger provides a useful set of principles for cultivating communities of practice as living, breathing things: Design for evolution. Invite different levels of participation. Develop both public and private community spaces. Create a rhythm for the community. via Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge – Seven Principles for Cultivating Communities of Practice – HBS Working Knowledge.

Communities of practice monopoly

Joitske Hulsebosch

If you develop your own cards with questions (didn't see a link to the cards, nor a description of how it was used) it would make for a great self-assessment tool for a community of practice session!

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Peer assists in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Bellanet and the university of Ottawa have created a flash animation on peer assists. If peer assist is roughly the same as Dutch 'intervision' you could probably add a part on the wide range of different methods of doing a peer assist. they explain only one way of doing it).

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice

Nancy White

It is the story of a community of birdwatchers in Central Park in New York City and how they observed, loved and obsessed over a family of Red-Tailed Hawks that raised a family on an apartment ledge just of Central Park. .

Communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

There are some really interesting parts related to communities of practice. She recalls an organisation where everyone was so excited about communities of practice that they started calling everything a CoP (hm very recognisable!).

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Communities of practice by any other name

Learning Alliances

And later I watched this video where Diana and her co-author talk at the Googleplex: In this day and age, when so many forums on a favored topic are sold as communities of practice, it’s cool to see people doing the work of convening and cultivating communities without using the name but all the learning vigor imaginable. Tags: Communities of practice Event design resources

#betreat12 Communities of practice and learning

Jenny Connected

These notes are from the Academic BEtreat reading on communities of practice and learning, pages 72 -102 in Etienne’s book Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity . Chapter 2 on Community raised one question for me. For those who do not think of their job as learning (Etienne is referring to the work of claims processors here) – this is because what they learn is their practice. Chapter 2 Community.

Cultivating Communities of Practice

Chris Corrigan

Etienne Wenger provides a useful set of principles for cultivating communities of practice as living, breathing things: Design for evolution. Invite different levels of participation. Develop both public and private community spaces. Create a rhythm for the community. via Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge – Seven Principles for Cultivating Communities of Practice – HBS Working Knowledge.

Pro-ana as a community of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

25% of the anorexia girls/women under medical treatment visit the pro-ana sites, often weblogs. One of them did not identify with the site during her first visit because the girls were too skinny. They feel the sites are dangerous because of the enormous appeal to the anorexia girls and the way the girls on the websites stimulate eachother with tips to give in to their obsession to avoid food, on a downward journey. It depends on the practices, the innovation etc.

Bridging and bonding in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read in the newspaper that ethnically mixed neighbourhoods have lower levels of trust in general. BUT the inter-ethnical level of trust in heterogeneous neighbourhoods is higher than in the others. Which is kind-of logical: when you meet people from other ethnic groups you are likely to see that they can be kind and friendly too. In the homogeneous neighbourhoods, the social trust is higher, but the image of different ethnic groups can be very negative.

Value Creation in Communities of Practice – further insights

Jenny Connected

I first wrote about the Value Creation Framework when I attended last year’s BEtreat in Grass Valley, California (2011) – see Value Creation in Communities of Practice. The term evaluation is not helpful in this context as it brings with it notions of assessment.

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Communities of practice: comm.unities.of.prac.tice 2.0

Joitske Hulsebosch

Martin Kloos wrote his thesis for the University of Amsterdam on communities of practice 2.0. Martin studied the effects of weblogs, wikis and social bookmarking on communities of practice, as part of his thesis for Business Informations Studies.

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Communities of practice: grounded experiences

Joitske Hulsebosch

It's great how the program is presented afterwards on internet, you can click on each scene, get the introduction or debriefing of the scene. Leon shows a scene of the hadj, with a discussion afterwards about his large number of publications about the arabic world.

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Communities of practice, bronnen van inspiratie

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read a Dutch book about communities of practice ' bronnen van inspiratie' written by Marc Coenders and Robert Bood Unfortunately the book is sold out, but maybe you may find some soon on the black market. It took long before I read the book because I thought it would be a sort of Dutch translation of Cultivating communities of practice but it is not. I also enjoyed the many practical tips throughout the book.

Communities of practice and goose

Joitske Hulsebosch

The analogy with organisations supporting communities of practice struck me. I've seen organisations who continue organising another training and another training in the hope to build capacity, but it may not be within the real learning interests of the participants.

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Communities of practice and innovation

Joitske Hulsebosch

It's still a question for me in how far people need space for their own creative thinking processes (based on experiences) versus interacting with members in their communities of practice

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Green Chameleon » Introduction to Communities of Practice

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Introduction to Communities of Practice This is the second in a series of three recent workshops on different approaches to getting knowledge transfer going in your organisation. This one is an introduction to Communities of Practice.

Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Darren Sidnick’s Learning & Technology: Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White Darren wrote: This is a series of blogs on Communities of Practice (CoP).

Four Pillars of Successful Communities of Practice

Chris Collison

Every so often, it’s good to revisit some of the fundamentals of knowledge management and reflect on their continuing importance to the field. Looking more deeply at this definition, I think there are four “pillars” of shared commitmen t successful communities.

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The difference between communities of practice and action learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Tomorrow I'm going to present the difference between the theories of communities of practice and action learning (and between the communities themselves and action-reflection groups). CoP = community of practice, AL = Action Learning). Tags: action learning communities of practice

Communities of practice: reification

Joitske Hulsebosch

Wenger writes in communities of practice, meaning, learning and identity: Reification can take a great variety of forms: a fellting smoke signal or an age-old pyramid, an abstract formula or a concrete truck, a small logo or a huge information-processing system, a simple word jotted on a page or a long silence, a private knot on a handkerchief or a controversial statue on a public square, an impressionist painting of a butterfly or a scientific specimen in an entomological collection.

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Communities of Practice: Conversations To Collaboration

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'Between the Ears'; Three myths about communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

We went to the studio of 'Tussen de Oren' ('Between the Ears') a television program that does all kind of psychological experiments to share scientific research about communication and psychology in a humoristic manner. One of the questions to the panel was to find out what was true of some widely known anecdotes or 'broodjes aap' in Dutch. Tags: communities of practice

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Communities of practice at Rabobank New Zealand and Australia

Joitske Hulsebosch

Brad Hinton wrote a paper about his experiences with communities of practice at the Rabobank Australia. Communities of practice can be an important component of a knowledge management strategy. People in communities share their experiences and knowledge in a free-flowing, creative way. They started communities of practice under the name 'pubs'. The name pub generated also a lot of interest.