Coping with so many flavors of CoP

Learning Alliances

Murrillo suggests that the recent decline in practitioner-oriented journals is “a symptom of the CoP concept becoming mainstream, an accepted addition to the Management vernacular.&#.

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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). We weren’t talking about CoPs, but the framework is useful.

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Monday Video: 4 Perspectives on CoP Evaluation

Nancy White

via Nancy White of Full Circle Associates on CoPs – YouTube. I often have a “deer in the headlight&# look when someone asks me about evaluating communities of practice. I think that is because I have some stereotype in my head about evaluation.

CoP Charter Template - The Bucket

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Logged in: Logged in as: Log in The Bucket Templates CoP Charter Templat. My Page Recent changes Tools Help Go Pro Page last modified 03:55, 13 Feb 2009 by corza Edit page New page Restrict access Attach file Move page Delete page Print page More Table of contents The Bucket > Templates > CoP Charter Template CoP Charter Template Table of contents 1. Definition A Community of Practice (or CoP) is a form of knowledgenetwork that exists and is supported by [company].

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Value Creation in Communities of Practice

Jenny Connected

Unlike a team where the task is defined in advance, in a CoP narrative evolves and is constantly reviewed. Value in a CoP can be thought of as value for time, i.e. return on investment. CoPs need to develop narratives of aspiration.

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

Tagged: communities of practice , CoPs , cpsquare , emergent learning , Engestrom , Wenger. Emergent Learning Networked Learning Conference 2010 communities of practice CoPs cpsquare emergent learning Engestrom Wenger

Engestrom, Wenger and Emergent Learning

Jenny Connected

Tagged: communities of practice , CoPs , cpsquare , emergent learning , Engestrom , Wenger. Emergent Learning Networked Learning Conference 2010 communities of practice CoPs cpsquare emergent learning Engestrom Wenger

Building open communities

Jenny Connected

Tagged: #fslt13 , communities of practice , CoP , Engestrom , open education , openness , SCoPE , Sylvia Currie. Communities of practice FSLT13 #fslt13 communities of practice CoP Engestrom open education openness SCoPE Sylvia Currie

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Recording of Etienne Wenger’s talk

Jenny Connected

CoPs have implications for organisations as they might be working under the radar of vertical accountability of the organisation (working on a horizontal dimension). A CoP is a learning partnership. A CoP is a vehicle by which an organisation can place its strategic development in the hands of the practitioners. A classroom is not a CoP. Tagged: community , CoPs , education , identity , learning , Wenger.

#occupyvancouver and cops

Chris Corrigan

But not a single police car in sight and not a single uniformed cop around. I was down at #occupyvancouver yesterday getting the lay of the land and looking around. Couldn’t help comparing it to New York and noticed a couple of key differences. First, lots of tents.

Footprints of Emergence in CPsquare

Jenny Connected

Tagged: #emergentlearning , communities of practice , CoPs , cpsquare , curriculum , footprints of emergence , innovative curriculum. Emergent Learning Research #emergentlearning communities of practice CoPs cpsquare curriculum footprints of emergence innovative curriculum

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? Here is Wenger’s explanation of Community in the context of CoPs.

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#betreat12 Communities of practice and learning

Jenny Connected

Following Bev’s challenge I thought about it a lot and came to the conclusion that the difference was to do with values, i.e. ultimately the purpose of a CoP in an organisation like Shell seems to me to be principally about knowledge management and through this making money for the company, or gaining strategic advantage. Learning in these CoPs serves this purpose. A CoP is not synonymous with a group, team or network, but community maintenance requires work.

The Changing Role of the Learning Facilitator

Jenny Connected

Tagged: CoPs , cpsquare , facilitation , online learning. CPsquare CoPs cpsquare facilitation online learningThere 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.

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Footprints of Emergence in CPsquare

Jenny Connected

Tagged: #emergentlearning , communities of practice , CoPs , cpsquare , curriculum , footprints of emergence , innovative curriculum. Emergent Learning Research #emergentlearning communities of practice CoPs cpsquare curriculum footprints of emergence innovative curriculum

My Harvest from a Think Tank on Assessing Collaboration

Michelle Laurie

Don’t get caught in the tangle of terminology between learning networks, knowledge networks, CoPs. Visual Summary of our Think Tank Session: Performance Improvement & Assessment of Collaboration: Starting Points for networks and CoPs.

Communities, Networks and Groups

Jenny Connected

Tagged: community , Connectivism , CoPs , course , Wenger. Communities of practice community Connectivism CoPs course WengerA new article by Etienne Wenger, Beverley Trayner and Martin de Laat has just been linked to on Etienne’s Facebook page. Wenger, E., Trayner, B. & & de Laat, M. 2011). Promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks : a conceptual framework. Centrum. link].

Prepping for a Think Tank Presentation

Michelle Laurie

knowledge management collaboration complexity conference CoPs networks social networking I am preparing for the Canadian Evaluation Society Conference June 11 in Toronto, Canada.

Useful conversations for fledgling CoP

John Tropea - Delicious Community

On Tuesday I worked with three new communities of practice in a government agency. 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. Purpose : an important discussion early on is to determine the purpose of the group - why it exists.

KM, Communities and the “Little Free Library”

Chris Collison

Communties of Practice Design KM Knowledge Management Knowledge Sharing Memes Society Storytelling Community of Practice cop library I came across this post via the Knowledge Flow (thank you Susan Frost!),

Wenger-Trayner new website – new BEtreats

Jenny Connected

Tagged: betreat11 , CoPs , course , Trayner , Wenger. Communities of practice betreat11 CoPs course Trayner WengerIn 2011, I was very fortunate to be able to attend BEtreat, in the home of Etienne and Bev Wenger-Trayner in Grass Valley, California. This was a unique and unforgettable experience and one that I am still reflecting on and learning from. What is BEtreat?

Leadership Maxims, Avoiding a CoP Mid-Life Crisis, Library Clips, Knowledge and Learning Toolkit, Ten Commandments for Business Failure

John Tropea - Delicious Community

He is starting Phase 2 of a CoP study with the primary, but not exclusive, focus of health and financial services. This week I feature one of Richard’s articles - How to Avoid a Mid-Life Crisis in Your CoPs : Uncovering six keys to sustaining communities. While some CoPs falter, others mature into dynamic entities that seem to share six characteristics: Clear purpose - The community sets and evaluates clear short-term and long-term goals.

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An article on successful CoPs.

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Digital Storytelling in the US Army

Jenny Connected

Tagged: action research , community , CoPs , cpsquare , jonathansilk , Kolb , learning , storytelling , USArmy , video , Wenger. CPsquare action research community CoPs cpsquare jonathansilk Kolb learning storytelling USArmy video WengerThis 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.

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

Jenny Connected

Tagged: #betreat12 , communities of practice , CoPs , cpsquare , identity , negotiation , participation , reification , trajectory , Wenger. BEtreat #betreat12 communities of practice CoPs cpsquare identity negotiation participation reification trajectory WengerThese are the titles of Chapters 6 and 7 in Etienne Wenger’s Book – Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity. (p. 143-172).

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. I am finally getting the rest of the series up.

CoP Series #4: Practice Makes Perfect

Nancy White

The is the fourth post exploring more about Community, Domain and Practice aspects of CoPs mentioned in the first post of this series on communities of practice (CoPs). CoPs are not about learning things in the abstract.

CoP Series #6: Community Leadership in Learning

Nancy White

Subject matter expert - in CoP lingo, these are the people who have a sharp focus on the domain (see CoP Series #2 ). Again, in CoP lingo, the tutor may be focused both on domain and it’s application: practice (see CoP Series #4 ).

Practical examples: CoPs in Ghana

Joitske Hulsebosch

During the tech forum in Ghana I did a presentation on communities of practice and we asked for questions and examples of CoPs in Ghana.

Green Chameleon » CoP Leadership - A Lesson from the Flight of Pelicans

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about CoP Leadership - A Lesson from the Flight of Pelicans Two days ago, I blogged about whether a CoP could evolve into gangsterism and Patrick offered a case study on a successful CoP gone bad through exclusivism. In the study, one of the causes that led to the dysfunctionality of the CoP was the lack of a leadership renewal process.

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

Full Circle Associates

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. It is not a “CoP’s Introductory” workshop nor a review of CoP theory.

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Academic BEtreat (#betreat12) pre-conference call

Jenny Connected

Tagged: #betreat12 , communitiesofpractice , community , CoPs , cpsquare , onlinelearning , Wenger , wenger-trayner. BEtreat #betreat12 communitiesofpractice community CoPs cpsquare onlinelearning Wenger wenger-traynerThe Academic BEtreat is underway.

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CoP Series #8: Content and Community

Nancy White

In CoP terms, this is “reification.&# While we have human bees in platform, particularly in the community context mentioned “across courses&# in the last blog post (see cop-series-7-roles-and-scalability/ ), we can use technology to scale human curation.

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. Here is Wenger’s explanation of Community in the context of CoPs.

CoP Series #7: Roles and Scalability

Nancy White

In the last post in this series we talked about some of the roles that support successful learning communities and CoPs (Communities of Practice). This is the seventh in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick. I am finally getting the rest of the series up.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

First, from a CoP perspective, the platform is NOT the community. If you are trying to foster a CoP, there needs to be attention to both community, domain and practice.

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

Making CommunitySense

This collaboration takes place in a network of currently 7 communities of practice (CoPs). To explore this potential, a pilot was conducted with two of the communities of practice: CoP Logistics and the CoP Future Mobility. My community mapping work is taking off.

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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?

Knoco stories: Top 10 success factors for Communities of practice

John Tropea - Delicious Community

CoP Launch, Middle East. What can you do to help develop a lively, open, asking-and-sharing CoP that adds real business value? CoPs are based on relationships and trust, and relationships and trust are cemented through meeting. 3) Provide CoP leader training.

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