CoP Series #6: Community Leadership in Learning

Nancy White

Perhaps there is also the subject matter expert who comes in to create a course or determine the content pieces, and an instructional designer who organizes that content based on pedagogical principles and within the constraints of the technologies in use.

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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 #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? CoP with Nancy White).

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? CoP with Nancy White).

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Dysfunctionality: CoPs going adrift

John Tropea - Delicious Community

The CoP is terminally dysfunctional if it is not doing what it’s funded or authorized for; of if it is not doing what we (members, founders) signed up for. And it usually results in people voting with their feet or their wallet, killing the CoP. Community management level: There are several things (indicators, symptoms) that can tell us that the CoP is not working smoothly, and most may be managed away with the right levers.

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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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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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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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Green Chameleon » Could a CoP Become a Gang

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Could a CoP Become a Gang I have just watched an episode of “ Get Real ” on Channel News Asia where this week’s feature was on teenage gangs. While membership and participation is voluntary in a CoP, how do we handle the psychological dependence that could emerge? What are the tell tale signs when a CoP becomes a gang?

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? CoP with Nancy White).

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? CoP with Nancy White).

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? CoP with Nancy White).

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CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? | 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 12 2008 CoP Series #2: What the heck is a Domain and why should I care? CoP with Nancy White).

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Roles in CoP's

John Tropea - Delicious Community

One model I've developed is around the roles and interactions members of a community have as participants in that community. I thought I'd share my model with the LCB community for feedback and discussion. Leaders may or may not be designated via title.

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Cognitive Edge - cops and social computing

John Tropea - Delicious Community

There is considerable interest in the issue of Communities of Practice (CoPs). Does anyone know of any published, or about to be published work about trends in the development of CoPs. Social Computing is what most CoPs have been waiting for a long while now.

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A Framework for Designing and Implementing CoPs - KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

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Sign In Home KM Topics KM Overview Case Studies About Us Search A Framework for Designing and Implementing CoPs APQChas developed an organizing framework for an enterprise-wide approach tocommunities. This framework provides best practices across the entire CoP lifecycle, from planning and positioning a community program to designing,launching, and sustaining effective communities.

Academic BEtreat – the technical challenges

Jenny Connected

If so then my personal aspirations for and expectations of this BEtreat are not aligned with the design of the BEtreat. Perhaps the BEtreat could learn from the connectivist MOOC models, which range from a very ‘hands-off’ approach by convenors (as in ChangeMOOC ) to a much more ‘hands-on’ approach (as in FSLT12 ). Tagged: #betreat12 , #change11 , #fslt12 , CoPs , learning , MOOC , technology , Wenger. BEtreat #betreat12 #change11 #fslt12 CoPs learning MOOC technology Wenge

Anecdote: Explaining the action-oriented communities of practice model

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Home What we do Keynote Speaking About Us Whitepapers Anecdote Associates Clients Contact us Categories Anecdotes Blogging Books Change management Collaboration Communities of practice Complexity Culture Expertise location Facilitation Fun Intervention design Knowledge Knowledge circulation Most Significant Change Narrative News Newsletter Open space Questions Quotes Sensemaking Social networks Storytelling Strategy « 50 Web2.0

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On blogs and CoP's " Brad Hinton - plain speaking

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Joitske gives four very useful ways in which blogs can support CoP’s but I just want to focus on one of them. Some threads in a vigorous discussion in a CoP can be lost in the rumble-tumble of debate. I liked the thinking behind Joitske’s use of blogs to support CoP’s. For me, it’s become a ‘normal model’, but surprisingly, hardly anyone thinks about such a combination. Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer

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Green Chameleon " Could a CoP Become a Gang

John Tropea - Delicious Community

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Could a CoP Become a Gang I have just watched an episode of “ Get Real ” on Channel News Asia where this week’s feature was on teenage gangs. While membership and participation is voluntary in a CoP, how do we handle the psychological dependence that could emerge? What are the tell tale signs when a CoP becomes a gang?

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Designing for Civil Society: Do communities need boundaries?

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Designing for Civil Society David Wilcox on social media, engagement, collaboration ABOUT Mainly about engagement and collaboration using social media and events, with some asides on living in London. You need a business-innovation model.

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Jokaydia Community of Practice

Community Capers

The first of these spotlighted communities will be Jokaydia a CoP that has its home base in Second Life but impacts on the professional lives of its members well beyond that environment.

Oops! (Learn from My KM Mistakes) « Apin Talisayon’s Weblog

John Tropea - Delicious Community

I ended up designing a one-page (legal size) questionnaire they can answer in less than 30 minutes. Ownership can be DOUBLE-EDGED It works often to have a KM program “owned&# and driven by one of the managers: he or she has a formally designated and clear responsibility over the program. Redefining the business model is a TOP-LEVEL decision We had a client, a subsidiary company, which hired us for a strategic planning exercise. STEALING our project design?

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SIKM community presentation

Digital Habitats

We worked with client who had worked so hard to make a place on their intranet for their CoPs. Yes… and, the attractor factor is emphasized now, and our past social process models were heavily relationship centric. trust models). February 16, 2010.

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Take your pick - Facilitating, leading, managing, hosting, community-ship

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

Prior to this I touched on one point called " follow the energy ", which is what the spirit of social business design or enterprise 2.0 Here’s those links: Team-based CoPs compared to cross-functional CoPs. Nancy White has more on CoP orientations.

Leading collaborative business networks - 10 rules for success

The Bumble Bee

Good cop - Bad Cop. The Bad Cop pushes the group to get things done to the deadline (always too soon). The Good Cop handles the stragglers, slow movers and those whose itch is not (yet) being scratched.

Practical example: Communities of practice at CARE International

Joitske Hulsebosch

The article [link] talks about a pilot to create two CoPs with members from CARE offices in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Sri Lanka. CoPs need to effect an organisational transformation as knowledge sharing is not the norm.

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Wanderings of a Liberating Structures Practitioner – Part 2 the practice

Full Circle Associates

” A key strategy for the network at it’s birth was to work through communities of practice (CoPs). Additionally for me, a CoP perspective is more useful than simply focusing on the form of CoPs themselves. The well defined CoPs. The fuzzy CoPs?

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MirandaNet: Social Networking trivial or mind expanding?

Community Capers

This concept of a Community of Practice (CoP) is key to understanding how braided learning works online. The term CoPs was coined by Lave & Wenger (1991) with acknowledgement that it refers to a human process of working and learning together that has been operating for centuries (e.g., It has been described by researchers as a CoP “with an active and passionate core’ (Stuckey, 2005, p. Staged Models of Learning.

Much discussion about networking local government – now how about the rest of civil society?

Social Reporter

Go back to CoP, alternative funding (e.g. Steve is the original designer of the Knowledge Hub, and as he explains here and here that sort of integration was envisaged in the Hub before elements were cut by LGA. Last time I wrote: Meanwhile I have been exploring alternatives to the knowledge hub model in recent posts, prompted by ideas for a sort of civic Facebook or similar system developed by the new Lobbi initiative.

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Cultivating Communities of Practice: Making Them Grow - YouTube

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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. Upload Sign in. Loading. This video is unavailable. Find out why. Close. Cultivating Communities of Practice: Making Them Grow. Bruce Knox Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe 33. Subscription preferences. Loading. Loading. Working. 9,354.

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Lifecycle of Emergence

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Because emergence only happens through connections, Berkana has developed a four stage model that catalyzes connections as the means to achieve global level change: Name, Connect, Nourish, Illuminate (see Appendix). CoPs are also self-organized.

Social Networks: Communities: a difference or two

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral Network and community design and facilitation; event design and facilitation. Relating technology elements to social models: It is easy to confuse the words we use for social models with technology words (e.g. One of the lessons learnt from working with The CILIP communities team was that we should have established a glossary at the beginning so we all knew exactly what we meant when we used words like forum/CoP/Community etc.

21st Century Learning: The Art of Building Virtual Communities

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

Youd think developing a virtual learning community (VLC) or online community of practice (CoP) would be easier. However, with the rise of virtual learning community platforms like Ning and Elgg it is becoming evident that many CoPs are dead onarrival and many others die of neglect early on, intheir toddler stage. Member Roles One model that holds merit an be found on the Learning Circuits Blog. According to David Lees model the roles basically fall into four blurry types.

Community of practice - EduTech Wiki

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Contents 1 Definitions 2 Supporting a COP through virtual environments 3 Communities of practice, formal learning and education 4 Components of a social learning system 4.1 What are CoPs? People in CoPs can perform the same job (tech reps) or collaborate on a shared task (software developers) or work together on a product (engineers, marketers, and manufacturing specialists). Boundaries Boundaries within learning systems and between CoPs are mutable.

Innies vs. Outies

Web Social Architecture

He was *going off* on how ineffective the agency model is for creating and sustaining great, long-term interfaces/software/websites. He called us shortcuts and a guaranteed method for design failures and that the only way to get the quality of, let's say, Netflix is to go in house and never use an agency. The problem he’s describing is not unique to design/ux/creative/whatever. Personally, I'm in both camps, and I don't mean that as a cop-out.

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Two requests

John Tropea - Delicious Community

There is considerable interest in the issue of Communities of Practice (CoPs). Does anyone know of any published, or about to be published work about trends in the development of CoPs. Social Computing is what most CoPs have been waiting for a long while now.

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From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

In the process, I learn a lot; about the content of the event, and about design of learning events. My peers provide great role-models, and along the way we develop our skills for working in a distributed way. the model for communication has been turned upside down. Role model by openly pursuing your own learning agenda, including making “not knowing&# ok. Introducing CoPs and network ways of working introduces organizational change – so be ready.

Emerging Autopoietic Communities – Scalability of Knowledge Transfer in Complex Systems

John Tropea - Delicious Community

CoP); to supersystems such as industry forums, industry. The model for the emergence of knowledge-based. practice), or communities of practice (CoP – established group. representation of an initial formation of “group states” such CoPs, CoI and. living systems, its characterisation and a model”, Biosystems vol. Zeleny, “Self-organization of living systems: a formal model of. design for command and control” (1987), “Strategic game of ?

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Constructionism works

Ken Carroll

The first volume deals with colocated (offline) CoPs, while volume 2 looks at distributed or virtual environments. The very concept of a CoP has left several of my management and academic colleagues non-plussed. (’If they have always existed then what’s the big deal?’) Volume 1 has a chapter called The Reflective Mentor Model, by Robbin Nicole Chapman. Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 About Ken Carroll « Are podcasts inferior to text?

Anecdote: The difference between communities of practice and knowledge networks

John Tropea - Delicious Community

In chapter 7 Steve makes a clear distinction between CoPs and Networks where the latter consists of a group of people who link together for mutual benefit, such as an alumni. Now, if you take extreme examples like your LinkedIn contacts (a network) and Shell’s Turbodudes (a CoP of geologists interested in turbidites) the difference between the two forms of organising are clear. So I see ActKM as a CoP.

Key Findings About Communities - KM Edge: Where the best in Knowledge Management come together

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Most communities serve more than one of these purposes, but a primary intent usually dominates the choices made regarding community design, implementation, and support. The majority of organizations support more than one type of CoP. 3 Although senior leadership support for communities is important, such support does not guarantee that CoPs will be active and sustained. 6 Even at organizations with mature CoP programs, engagement strategies vary greatly.

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Collaboration – If it Were That Easy We Would all Do It – Well

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Collaboration needs to be deliberately designed and managed in order to maximize effectiveness and the value of the outcome. The 5 Collaboration Models As you define the goals and objectives, translate these into a basic collaboration model or platform.

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