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? Caretaker: The person who manages the learning community. Community member 4.

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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.

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Four Pillars of Successful Communities of Practice

Chris Collison

Looking more deeply at this definition, I think there are four “pillars” of shared commitmen t successful communities. I see this particularly in communities which relate to the higher levels of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs – e.g. Communities focused on safety, security, humanitarian issues.

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Gamification of a Community of Practice

Community Capers

This is the first in a series of posts to relaunch this blog on a new footing more focussed on the exciting space created by the marriage of community, learning and gameplay. In my book wherever possible short and practical is the best and most accessible definition.

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Access to a world of practice

Learning Alliances

How communities of practice give us access to observing, orienting, deciding, and acting in a world of practice. Happy Corner, where the tailors studied by Jean Lave (2011) worked in the 1970′s, was a remarkable community of practice.

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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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Measuring value in communities of practice « KM on a dollar a day


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Connecting with Communities of Practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Communities of Practice, supported by skilled community managers and appropriate knowledge-sharing tools can bridge these two areas. Tweet This month, The Learning Circuits blog asks how do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning?

The core imperative: training in practice

Chris Corrigan

We feel an overall malaise that somehow our organizations or communities could be doing better. The Art of Hosting is a practice. But we do try to equip you with the courage and practice to get out there and begin to shift the way conversations shape our world.

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#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. As Etienne writes above, what they learn is their practice.

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. Thats how you give a Community longevity.

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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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Blogging as Reflective Practice on this Sunny Monday Morning

Michelle Laurie

I gave two energizing facilitation workshops using visuals (a topic I love) and have been looking at the social impacts of a global mining company on one of their communities (really fascinating). Kootenay Life Uncategorized wiki Blogging career conversations Reflective practice

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What Is (A) Community?


You would remember how in the recent past I put together another blog entry around this very same topic trying to explain and define what a community is, and, most importantly, what it is not!, under the heading “ Community Management Fundamentals – Where Do I Start?&#

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Why Best Practices Don’t Work for Knowledge Work


And here is why … "Best Practices" are the worst thing you can apply to any kind of knowledge work. More than anything else because best practices will always suggest concepts like static , fixed, inalterable, unmodified, unbeatable, perfect.

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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. What factors make a Community of Practice successful? The core team of the CoP, and as many extended CoP members as possible, should meet; once at Community Launch , and then on a regular basis (ideally annually). (2)

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Communities of Practice: Conversations To Collaboration


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Developing digital literacies in practice


My version only changes Tabitha's in the last point - she uses the term 'social awareness' whereas I'd always use the term 'social engagement' or even 'social activism', to highlight the importance of real world practice and activity as critical to socially situated digital literacy.

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How does the ModPo MOOC enable or create a community?

Jenny Connected

In this final week of the third iteration of the Modern and Contemporary American Poetry MOOC – Al Filreis (the MOOC convener) has asked ModPo participants how the ModPo community works: I am now here in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and will be presenting about ModPo at a conference here.

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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. Learning in and across landscapes of practice - Etienne Wenger. community

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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

Practical benefits of studying the biological evolution of cooperation

Jenny Connected

Are there practical benefits of studying the biological evolution of cooperation? To what extent does it provide insights that convert into theories and practices that can be used in formal or informal communities and organizations? Howard explains: I chose these questions because so much of this course is theoretical and there ought to be some juicy practical suggests from a group like this in regard to heuristics for encouraging cooperation.

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Best practices for better meetings

The Bumble Bee

Jamie Billingham summarises best practices for radically improving meetings. Jamie's best practice list includes un-meetings, the importance of "unfiltered conflict", Alignment, disarming defensive routines, surfacing Mental Models and the 4-Player Dialogue Model.

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. 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.

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. 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.

Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Hopefully, the Review is somewhat related to an eventual Thesis so I've tried to pull together some thoughts on how to improve work practices in times of change (explained below). Improving Work Practices in Times of Change. communities), emerge and evolve over time.

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Collective Mindfulness Practices

How to Save the World

We are left to heal ourselves, and our homes and communities have now become the prisons and hospitals in which we seek to do it. We concluded our discussion by exploring how one might make this practice of love and acceptance collective. How can we practice being better together?

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How can blogs support communities of practice?

Joitske Hulsebosch

One of them was: how can blogs support communities of practice? A community of practice can have a public teamblog. It works for the community to document face-to-face meetings, and makes it publicly known. She distinguishes 3 types of blogging communities: 1.

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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Sharing Practices from Project Community 15

Full Circle Associates

flickr photo by cogdogblog [link] shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license I’m hip deep into this year’s Project Community course with the Hague University of Applied Sciences. Source: coolstuff | From the Project Community Faculty.

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8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? Unless they go off and create an anti-community such as Dell Hell, alert the Press and continue to pursue their point of view. Law as bullying tactic rarely works, it just incenses the community.

Practical reconciliation

Chris Corrigan

This is a program that was developed by community service agencies working in child and family services. Participants are from many different backgrounds, ethnicities and communities but they are all working with indigenous children and families.

The basic invitation to the Art of Hosting community of practice

Chris Corrigan

Depending on who you ask, the Art of Hosting as a community of practice has been around since about 1999. It does so based on the inquiries that come from practice and that are captured in the workshops that are delivered by various people all over the world. It is a community and a movement of learning that I have never quite seen the likes of, although I am sure that there are others.

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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)? Warning: LONG thinking-out-loud post!

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers


Never mind the community facilitators. Communities are different beasts. If not, judge for yourselves, to quote Rachel, on the list of pressures that community leaders are facing at the moment: . Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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What does a Community of Practice actually do?


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Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively


Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning. Who else out there nowadays doesn’t consider themselves a community manager, right? Any community.

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Communities & Technologies finally meeting Community Informatics

Making CommunitySense

attending the Communities & Technologies Vision workshop. Goal of the workshop is to build more common ground between the two very related fields of Communities & Technologies (C&T) and Community Informatics. Put the local back in communities.

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The 2011 State of Community Management Report: Best Practices from Practitioners

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Community management is a critical element of managing networked environments effectively. You’ll hear their collective voice in The State of Community Management and it comprises everything we learned with them over the course of 2010. tener un community manager.Es

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Communities, Networks and Groups

Jenny Connected

Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks : a conceptual framework. This is very timely given the online course about communities of practice in H E that I will be working on with colleagues from Oxford Brookes University tomorrow. It presents a framework and toolkit for assessing value creation in communities and networks. His response at the time was – ‘All communities are networks, but not all networks are communities’.