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?

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.

Technology- where is the action in virtual communities of practice?

Joitske Hulsebosch

By the way, this is not my office, but a library in one of the ministries in Ghana. One of my questions on technology is whether you can reach a level of virtual community of practice with a substantial impact on actual practice of the members. (I

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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.

Communities of practice: learning about lice & taboos

Joitske Hulsebosch

One of the mothers talked to me about her wish to know who is having lice (louse-lice?) in the class of her children. Apart from that there is no talking about the topic, out of fear of stigmatization of children. more difficult in virtual communities

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Communities of practice: interview with Etienne Wenger

Joitske Hulsebosch

The webcasting system is great because you can choose to see just parts of the interview if you like. "In My favorite is number 5 where he talks about examples of CoPs and the case of the Aid Workers Network , a virtual comunity of practice. He states that it's not important if CoPs meet face-to-face or virtually, the question is: "can practitioners engage with eachother in a way that allows them to bring their practice to bear in a conversation".

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An Analysis of the Use of Virtual Communities of Practice in Managing Knowledge for Professional Development by Oberlin Group Librarians

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Communities of practice: Nancy Dixon on knowledge transfer

Joitske Hulsebosch

She distinguishes 5 categories of transfer (very useful to make a distinction, I have the feeling often all kinds of knowledge are heaped in a single discussion on knowledge management): 1.

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When is a Community of Practice Not a Community of Practice? « Stop, Collaborate and Listen

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Home About When is a Community of Practice Not a Community of Practice? 10 11 2009 As you all probably know there are many definitions on what is a Community of Practice this is one that I use “A CoP brings these people together. They can share a common area of interest and a variety of expertise and skills, or have issues or problems to air, share and solve. Lots of ideas where suggested on what they could use.

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21st Century Learning: The Art of Building Virtual Communities

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21st Century Learning « Learning 2.0 | Main | Meme: 8 Random Facts » The Art of Building Virtual Communities This is cross posted over on techLEARNING. Anyone who has ever thrown a party or held a meetinghas had this unvoiced fear: what if after all the work of preparation, nobody showsup? Youd think developing a virtual learning community (VLC) or online community of practice (CoP) would be easier. Which is community?

Online Community Still Crazy After All These Years

Nancy White

After months of trying to get our schedules aligned, I had the chance to be a guest at the IBM “CommunityBuilders&# monthly call. These are hour long sessions where people who facilitate/manage/care about communities within and across IBM talk about things together.

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Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking

Nancy White

I have been playing around with this idea of triangulation (possibly not the right term) for a couple of months. The structure of organizations is often to replicate what is, rather than evolve into what it might need to be next. It is like an infusion of courage and confidence.

Launch Day of Communities and Networks Connection

Nancy White

This requires some sort of “line of sight&# to that network. With that, I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Community & Networks Connection. This isn’t a community, and not as loose and open as a network. Community Capers.

The Art of Building Virtual Communities (Techlearning blog)

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« The evolution of writing: Have we hidden the true meaning of Web 2? The Question has Changed » The Art of Building Virtual Communities. Anyone who has ever thrown a party or held a meeting has had this unvoiced fear: what if after all the work of preparation, nobody shows up? Youd think developing a virtual learning community (VLC) or online community of practice (CoP) would be easier. of the community.

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Communities of Practice Resources, New KM Site, Online Courses at Kent State, Web 2.0 Reading Lists

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HP Communities » Contact HP United States-English Search: HP Communities All of HP » Home - Tab Blogs - Tab - Selected Weekly Knowledge Management blog by Stan Garfield Communities of Practice Resources, New KM Site, Online Courses at Kent State, Web 2.0 Snyder [link] Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning, and Identity by Etienne Wenger [link] Cultivating Communities of Practice by Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M.

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Knowledge Jolt with Jack: The Art of Building Virtual Communities

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Knowledge Jolt with Jack Jack Vinson writes about knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints and more. As of December 2007 Jack will likely start writing about product management too. And she closes with the question, "what makes a healthy community?"

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How do you title a book well? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Published by Nancy White at 4:59 pm under technology stewardship We are down to the little things to finish up our book, which is currently titled “Stewarding Technology for Communities of Practice.&# Some of the feedback we’ve gotten from our friends is that the title is… well… BORING! Stewarding technology for communities You want me to do what? Yes, stewarding tech for your community can get both very meshy and messy!!

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How do you title a book well? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Published by Nancy White at 4:59 pm under technology stewardship We are down to the little things to finish up our book, which is currently titled “Stewarding Technology for Communities of Practice.&# Some of the feedback we’ve gotten from our friends is that the title is… well… BORING! Stewarding technology for communities You want me to do what? Yes, stewarding tech for your community can get both very meshy and messy!!

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Knowledge Management for Social Innovation: Virtual Communities: At What Price?

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Knowledge Management for Social Innovation A blog about Communities of Practice and web based approaches to leading change through better use of knowledge. « Communities of Practice: Lessons from Latin America | Main | OPEN INVITATION: GLOBAL JAM ONLINE COMMUNTIES FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION » Virtual Communities: At What Price? How much does a virtual community cost? But here are some rules of thumb: 1.

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Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices

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Online Community Building Strategy: Nancy White On Networks, Groups and Technology Choices Interested in better understanding what is the difference between an online group and a network of people? Trying to build your own community of loyal readers and fans?

Online Community Toolkit | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 03 2007 Online Community Toolkit Published by Nancy White Last edited 10/07 Thinking about building or hosting an online community? The following is a collection of articles that may help inform your work. 1999) Calculating Your Community Costs – Is it worth your while? Making community vibrant and alive.

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Community 2.0

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? I am deeply encouraged about the commercial prospects for virtual community.

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From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. How are communities related to globalization and an increasingly networked world?

Community curriculum | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Leslie’s Last Day reflections | ED366H Educational Technology and the Adult Learner I leave the class with new connections and community networks, there is that community word that keeps popping up. But it also creates the community of learning, forged out of the challenge.

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups).

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups).

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Building Social Business: 5 Skills for Online Community Managers

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Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 Leveraging Community thinking. I first came across online communities long back. In 1999, I joined Satyam Computer Services and was soon part of the Knowledge Management team. Lets build a community.

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups).

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About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – nancyw@fullcirc.com [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Technology steward, designer and builder of online interaction spaces (events, teams, learning groups).

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Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have been playing around with this idea of triangulation (possibly not the right term) for a couple of months. The structure of organizations is often to replicate what is, rather than evolve into what it might need to be next. It is like an infusion of courage and confidence.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I have been playing around with this idea of triangulation (possibly not the right term) for a couple of months. The structure of organizations is often to replicate what is, rather than evolve into what it might need to be next. It is like an infusion of courage and confidence.

From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. How are communities related to globalization and an increasingly networked world?

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In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community”? « Driving innovation in a digital world

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Home About Archives Driving innovation in a digital world Feeds: Posts Comments In a virtual world, what do we mean by “Community&# ? December 1, 2009 by sourcepov Back in the day, when tribes were really tribes , the most critical need within a community was survival.

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Outside Innovation: JOHN HAGEL's KEYNOTE at Community 2.0 Conference

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It’s when customers lead the design of your business processes, products, services, and business models. It’s when customers attract other customers to build a vital customer-centric ecosystem around your products and services.The good news is that customer-led innovation is one of the most predictably successful innovation processes. LEAD CUSTOMERS I use the term "lead customers" to describe the small percentage of your current customers who are truly innovative.

Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks : a conceptual framework

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communities and networks: a conceptual framework. communities and networks: a conceptual framework. This publication is made possible with the financial support of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or. otherwise), without the prior permission of the publisher. Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks: a conceptual framework 3.

LiNE Zine - Linking, Lurking, Listening and Learning

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Social Life of Information. to Social Life of Information Website. of the Region. Brown, Communications of the. of the American Academy of Higher Education. Social Life of Documents. cognition & the culture of learning. knowledge economy turns on the better use of knowledge,&# and “The. following interview was conducted from that same place, one of. work at the intersection of learning and knowledge, society and.

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5 Predictions for the Future of Collaboration - The Platform

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The Platform Opinions and Insights from Cisco Join the Conversation The Platform Collaboration Data Center Networks DigItAll Consumer DigMediaRev Ecolibrium Healthcare Industry Insights High Tech Policy Innovation Mobility SP360: Service Provider Virtual Worlds Web Experience Cisco Featured Posts Recent Posts President Clinton’s Message on Earth Day: Tackling Climate Change is about Good Economics! Virtual Events: Reality or Hype? Its more of evangelism and adoption.

Full Circle Online Interaction Blog: How Some Folks Have Tried to Describe Community - Update 2005

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Home About Full Circle Resources Contact Us Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Friday, April 01, 2005 How Some Folks Have Tried to Describe Community - Update 2005 In 1999 I wrote an article entitled How Some Folks Have Tried to Describe Community. It was always a useful touchstone of definitions from some of the leading thinkers of the time. Is this community? The Rise of the Network Society.

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Knowledge Jolt with Jack: Social networking at your company

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

Knowledge Jolt with Jack Jack Vinson writes about knowledge management, personal effectiveness, theory of constraints and more. As of December 2007 Jack will likely start writing about product management too. Social networking at your company George Siemens points to this Ross Dawson article on The state of social networking software for the enterprise. Dawsons intro is Social networking software is at the center of technology hype.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. December 6, 2007 KM 0.0 - Simply Enabling Trusted Context-Rich Conversations Among Communities That Care KM 1.0: At the request of several readers, Ive pulled this alltogether in the table above into a framework for what some have calledKM 2.0, because its getting back tothe roots of why and how people share what they know. Most of this KM 0.0

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. It responds to what I keep hearing from people on the frontlines of organizations -- it addresses the real problems that most people have finding and using informationeffectively. Since its short, Im repeating the whole articlerather than linking back to it: -- KM 0.0 - Simply Enabling Trusted Context-Rich Conversations Among Communities That Care KM 1.0:

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ACTIVE LURKING: ENHANCING THE VALUE OF INHOUSE ONLINE COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE RELATED PRACTICES AROUND THE ONLINE COMMUNITIES

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ACTIVE LURKING: ENHANCING THE VALUE OF IN- HOUSE ONLINE COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE. RELATED PRACTICES AROUND THE ONLINE. COMMUNITIES. MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT WORKING PAPER 4646-07. Sloan School of Management. Active Lurking: Enhancing the Va lue of In-house Online Communities. Through the Related Practices Around the Online Communities. In this paper we examine the possibility of. interviews of 102 participants.

KM 0.0 - Simply Enabling Trusted Context-Rich Conversations Among Communities That Care

How to Save the World

In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works. December 6, 2007 KM 0.0 - Simply Enabling Trusted Context-Rich Conversations Among Communities That Care KM 1.0: At the request of several readers, Ive pulled this alltogether in the table above into a framework for what some have calledKM 2.0, because its getting back tothe roots of why and how people share what they know. Most of this KM 0.0

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