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.

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Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice

Digital Habitats

If you have ever hankered to read a “real life&# story about an organic community of practice, one free from the business pressures of CoPs manufactured inside of corporations, read this book. listserv or web forum , Twitter , etc.). (Crossposted from my Full Circle blog ).

Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice

Nancy White

If you have ever hankered to read a “real life&# story about an organic community of practice, one free from the business pressures of CoPs manufactured inside of corporations, read this book. listserv or web forum, Twitter, etc.) .

Blog>> Justification by Faith or Works?

Green Chameleon

In a follow-up post on the actKM listserve, Brad Hinton makes the excellent point that cumbers can mean different things in different context, which is why qualitative input is so important alongside the numbers to help interpret them correctly. “When I had to supply metrics for the CoP’s I managed at a former workplace, I reported on activity (akin to hit rates) broken down in sub-categories like questions/answers/news/market opinion, etc.

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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. The CoP as a whole began to see and benefit from this kind of publication in 1999.

Practical example: Experiences with communities of practice in India

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is a good study looking at exisiting CoPs in the development sector in India. A wide variety of groups and networks were studied, like a farmers group producing a journal, an exchange programme, a listserv and email discussion group, and information sharing group on livelihoods and gender equity and a group championing women's rights. The study first looks at CoPs in the Indian private sector, before moving onto the development sector.

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Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If you have ever hankered to read a “real life&# story about an organic community of practice, one free from the business pressures of CoPs manufactured inside of corporations, read this book. listserv or web forum, Twitter, etc.)

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.

On communities of practice - an example " Brad Hinton - plain speaking

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Whilst I am not currently working on establishing CoP’s where I work now, I am still interested in hearing about other people’s experiences with these type of knowledge management activities. I was therefore pleased to read a recent article describing CoP’s within an engineering environment. I believe that CoP’s still have a part to play in good knowledge management activities, despite the popularity of blogs and wikis.

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Green Chameleon » Do Knowledge Managers Really Want to Share Knowledge?—Sharing as a Mating Game

Green Chameleon

Is it at conferences or networking events (like Melbourne KMLF, NSW KM Forum, etc), academic classes, books and articles rather than through online listservs like actKM?

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Full Circle Associates " Notes from the Seattle Online Community Meetup

John Tropea - Delicious Community

People already interact on listservs and email. I add, CoPs really look at periphery.)

Communities of practice and organizational performance

John Tropea - Delicious Community

This kind of group has become known as a community of practice (CoP)—a group whose members regularly engage in sharing and learning, based on their common interests. The CoPs we examined represent different stages of development, cross several industries, are both global and local in scope, and, most importantly, offer the opportunity to consider different kinds of contributions to organizational performance.

Blogging and communities from Knowledge Jolt with Jack

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Essentially, the question is whether blogs build or tear apart other online communities (listservs, online forums, etc.). Categories : blogs , community Tags : blog+communities , community+indicators , CoP , SIKM+Leaders Related Entries Communities of practice through e-mail Weblog data as art Communities and Practice Blogs in relation to communities Social networking at your company Initial impression of blogs Macro measures of the effect of community Who is "out there?"

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