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Building open communities

Jenny Connected

Sylvia Currie who manages the SCoPE community at BC Campus spoke to FSLT13 last week on her work as a community facilitator and organizer. A community of practice has a single center of supreme skill and authority, typically embodied in the master.

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Value Creation in Communities of Practice

Jenny Connected

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. Communities are responsible to each other and for the domain. A lot of communities/people stop here.

Coping with so many flavors of CoP

Learning Alliances

These days we are all pulled in many directions, including conversations and communities that pique our curiosity or compel our participation for one reason or another. The conversations about communities of practice are a case in point.

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

Making CommunitySense

My community mapping work is taking off. This first post is about starting mapping processes to support community building in two “centres of expertise” coordinated by the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Uncategorized community mapping Rotterdam

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Planning and Evaluating Your CoP (amplifying and other good stuff)

Nancy White

Here’s his note : “Check out @nancywhite ‘s Full Circle Associates on Communities of Practice (CoPs). I used the same communities of practice framework the last three weeks in my workshops in Australia about teaching and learning online.

#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. This was an ‘Ah-ha’ moment for me because last year I had difficulty relating to the cultural context and work on communities of practice done by the large corporate organisations represented at BEtreat11. Chapter 2 Community.

CoP: learning as a social system

John Tropea - Delicious Community

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Monday Video: 4 Perspectives on CoP Evaluation

Nancy White

I often have a “deer in the headlight&# look when someone asks me about evaluating communities of practice. Recently my friends Etienne Wenger, Bev Trayner and Maarten deLaat wrote a lovely paper on “ Promoting and Asessing Value Creation in Communities and Networks.&#

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

For Etienne Wenger , identity in communities of practice, lies at the heart of all learning, i.e. social learning and so a learner needs to be able to learn in a landscape of practices. Tagged: communities of practice , CoPs , cpsquare , emergent learning , Engestrom , Wenger.

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

For Etienne Wenger , identity in communities of practice, lies at the heart of all learning, i.e. social learning and so a learner needs to be able to learn in a landscape of practices. Tagged: communities of practice , CoPs , cpsquare , emergent learning , Engestrom , Wenger.

Measuring activity and usefulness in CoPs - KnowledgeBoard

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communities of practice are complex creatures, and thus their measurement is not simple. So the history of CoP management is full of references to indicator-building, to attempts at significant reporting, and to a wide variety of more or less objective measurements. So weve attempted to put forth a simple, practical list and brief explanation of straightforward indicators that can be implemented in most CoPs, and especially in those with an online component.

KM, Communities and the “Little Free Library”

Chris Collison

and was struck by the idea, and its parallels in the world of networks and communities of practice. Their website states: “Little Free Libraries have a unique, personal touch and there is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community.

Recording of Etienne Wenger’s talk

Jenny Connected

Etienne talks about social learning theory, identity, communities of practice, power, knowledge and learning in the 21st century – too much to comment on here – but these are some of the notes I jotted down (for my own purposes – not intended as a report) at the time. Identity is a filter to decide whether to invest in a community or not. There is a breakdown of the parallelism between identity and community. Communities of practice.

Networked learning, CoPs and connectivism

Jenny Connected

…… all of which to me seem to imply that there is some confusion about the difference between a community of practice and a network. I think it would help to say what it is not – and that might help to distinguish it from communities of practice (although Wenger et al have already published about this) and connectivism. The first Networked Learning Conference Hotseat with Peter Goodyear has attracted a lot of interesting discussion.

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Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

CoP Series #3: Community – without people? | 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… Sep 20 2008 CoP Series #3: Community – without people? Community – because without people, you just have a pile of content.

Footprints of Emergence in CPsquare

Jenny Connected

By we I mean, Roy Williams, Simone Gumtau and myself and by CPsquare I mean the community of practice on communities of practice. This was so well observed and noted by John Smith (Community Steward of CPsquare).

Ponderings on Network & Community Governance Part 1

Full Circle Associates

KM4Dev has been around for over 10 years and grown to be a vibrant and respected community. It certainly is one of my very central communities of practice and I love and fret over it a lot. A community of practice (CoP)? In other words, legitimacy beyond the community.

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Knoco stories: Top 10 success factors for Communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Top 10 success factors for Communities of practice. CoP Launch, Middle East. What factors make a Community of Practice successful? What can you do to help develop a lively, open, asking-and-sharing CoP that adds real business value? 3) Provide CoP leader training.

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Knoco stories: Why Communities of Practice die young

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Why Communities of Practice die young. I have just been reading a very interesting article entitled The Rise and Fall of a Community of practice: A Descriptive Case Study, by. The Community of Practice was too small. The Holder college CoP was too small to live. communit

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COP-PPLD: Home

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Footprints of Emergence in CPsquare

Jenny Connected

By we I mean, Roy Williams, Simone Gumtau and myself and by CPsquare I mean the community of practice on communities of practice. This was so well observed and noted by John Smith (Community Steward of CPsquare).

Knoco stories: When communities of practice are not the answer

John Tropea - Delicious Community

When communities of practice are not the answer. Communities of practice are a mainstay of very many Knowledge Management Frameworks. Yet such online communities of practice are not always the silver bullet, and there are examples where they may not add much value at all.

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The Changing Role of the Learning Facilitator

Jenny Connected

There is an intense discussion going on in the CPsquare community at the moment about the work of learning facilitators. Quite a few members of the CPsquare community work independently as community facilitators or for an organisation. Others like myself, are members of CPsquare not so much because we work as community facilitators, but because we are interested in social learning theory and how people learn in communities of practice.

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Home - First Responder Communities

Delicious/choconancy/communities_of_practice

USA's Homeland Security portal for first responder CoPs. Tags: communities_of_practice

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KM4Dev and Bev and Etienne Wenger-Trayner – April 6-7 2017

Full Circle Associates

Care about communities of practice? Our focus is communities of practice: the heaven and everything else. Registration ) Our goal is to share practical experiences of the application of Communities of Practice (CoPs) and explore what is working, not working, when and why or why not.

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Cultivating Communities of Practice: Making Them Grow - YouTube

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Cultivating Communities of Practice: Making Them Grow. Communities of Practice are everywhere (Wenger, 1998). While this may be the case, it is possible to examine an organisation and find empty spaces where opportunities to cultivate communities of practice (CoPs) exist, and as one does, many questions relating to how this journey is best started begin to arise. suggests, even launching a single community involves considerable preparation to insure [sic] its success.

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Prepping for a Think Tank Presentation

Michelle Laurie

I am presenting a paper I co-authored with folks from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) on Performance Improvement and Assessment of Collaboration: Starting points for networks and communities of practice.

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My Harvest from a Think Tank on Assessing Collaboration

Michelle Laurie

Our most recent paper was presented at the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference in Toronto (June 2013) via a Think Tank session and provided preliminary reflections on performance improvement and assessment of groups of individuals working together in networks and communities of practice.

DEFENSE ACQUISITION REVIEW JOURNAL

Delicious/choconancy/communities_of_practice

An article on successful CoPs. Tags: elearningColombia communities_of_practice roles

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Useful conversations for fledgling CoP

John Tropea - Delicious Community

On Tuesday I worked with three new communities of practice in a government agency. Community Orientations : a concept developed by Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith and described here. Each group was quite different but in all of them we talked about the things the groups should do first. I promised to send them ideas on conversations they might consider early on. Here is what I have come up with so far.

CoP Series #9: Community Heartbeats

Nancy White

This is the nineth in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick late last year in the context of communities of practice as part of online learning initiatives. Community Heartbeats - when synchronous interactions matter . Tags: communities of practice facilitation

Wenger-Trayner new website – new BEtreats

Jenny Connected

This is what was written on the website last year: ‘In a collaborative atmosphere with a small, strategically committed group, we spend four intensive days developing leadership and facilitation capabilities for cultivating communities of practice and networks. BEtreat is a hands-on, practice-oriented gathering of network and communities of practice professionals, who work closely together in a collegial learning environment. Tagged: betreat11 , CoPs , course , Trayner , Wenger.

CoP Series #6: Community Leadership in Learning

Nancy White

Community Leadership in Learning - bees, mentors, coaches, experts and friends . When we dream of community learning, we often have this idyllic fantasy that they justwork. While it may take a village or wider family to raise a child, it takes roles to raise a community.

Digital Storytelling in the US Army

Jenny Connected

This week Jonathan Silk, a US Army Officer stationed at the United StatesMilitary Academy at West point, NY, shared his digital story telling practice with the CPsquare community. For this digital storytelling work he won the 2012 Pepperdine Award for outstanding work in community development. The MILSPACE community uses an ordinary video camera. The MILSPACE community is currently exploring means of increasing discussion around the videos.

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

Nancy White

Many people get worried about making sure their group is a CoP. In our first post on Communities of Practice (CoPs) we disabused ourselves of the confusion between a community and the platform that allows a community to interact together online. Is a team a CoP?

CoP Series #3: Community - without people?

Nancy White

focused on CoPs in a learning context –> From: Darren Sidnick’s Learning & Technology: Community - because without people, you just have a pile of content. Community - because without people, you just have a pile of content. The community: from [link].

‘Identity in practice’, ‘Participation and non-participation’

Jenny Connected

These are the titles of Chapters 6 and 7 in Etienne Wenger’s Book – Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity. (p. a way of talking about how learning changes who we are and creates personal histories of becoming in the context of our communities’. Identity results from multi-membership of many communities and associated multiple convergent and divergent trajectories.

CoP Series #8: Content and Community

Nancy White

We have talked throughout this series on communities of practice about “content.&# It is alive in our learning communities. . From a communities of practice perspective, it is important for two reasons. In CoP terms, this is “reification.&#

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

This is the 10th and last in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick about communities of practice in an elearning context late last year. Community influences technology and technology influences community. Tags: communities of practice