Follow-up from the Leadership Learning Community Webinar

Nancy White

Last Monday I was a guest of the Leadership Learning Community for an short online gathering. Communities, Networks and Engagement: Finding a Place for Action. But what happens when we say “we’re building an online community” but few engage? Also, any recommendations re: optimal group size for this sort of interaction? Break things up alternating content sharing with interacting, visual with audio.

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Here’s Where the E-Learning Community Provides Practical Value

Delicious/choconancy/online_facilitation

We also discussed ways that being part of the community can help make you an elearning superstar. I get a lot of emails about how to get started with elearning or how to learn more. One of my first suggestions is to jump into the community forums and start asking for help.

2010 57

5 Tips for Knowledge Gardeners: How to Grow a Collaborative Learning Community by Josh Little : Learning Solutions Magazine

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Imagine the impact a healthy learning community could have on your organization. Thatplace is called collaborative learning. Growing a healthylearning community is a lot like growing a healthy garden. How about a learning scavenger hunt?

2010 75

My first MOOC: diary of 1 of 24,000 students following a truly “Massive Open Online Course”

Making CommunitySense

is the Learn Creative Learning MOOC organized by MIT Media Lab, which will run from February- May 2013. A bot subdivides the masses into learning groups, clever! There is “the mother of all Google+” communities supporting the whole course.

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The shoemaker and his (own) mould

Joitske Hulsebosch

It got me thinking again about how hard it is to share materials between professionals, and learn from each other''s unique way of working. This week I facilitated the third session of a community of practice. collective learning communities of practice professional identity

2013 164

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. Community of Practice. “ But communities of practice are not just celebrations of common interests.

2013 169

The Power of Collaborative Innovation by John Chambers

Elsua

Tags: Social Computing Innovation Learning Communities Personal KM Knowledge Tools Knowledge Management Enterprise2.0

Twouble with Twitters and Smarter Collaboration Your Way

Elsua

Tags: Social Computing Innovation Work Life Balance Learning Communities Knowledge Tools Knowledge Management Enterprise2.0

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Full Circle Online Interaction Blog: Updating my basic article on online facilitation

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Facilitating Online Interaction Originally from: [link]. The practice emerges from the classic skills of offline facilitation, but adds the elements of the technical practices using online interaction software, along with the complicating factors of distributed interaction where we cannot rely on accustomed offline communication elements of body language, tone and the affects of being in the same space at the same time. They pass on community history and rituals.

2007 28

Simon Hearn on Online Community Facilitation

Nancy White

I was going to say “online community management&# in the title, because I know that is a hot search term, but I just could not do it. A couple of months ago Simon and I got on Skype to learn more about Simon’s community facilitation and stewardship work.

What does “digital native” imply? Just sayin…

Full Circle Associates

Smash stereotypes and remember many roots of learning are social, even online! During two long-term studies, which looked at learners who had personal connected devices or were using a powerful online learning community, we found that many users struggled to operate the basic tools.

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Full Circle Online Interaction Blog: How Some Folks Have Tried to Describe Community - Update 2005

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Home About Full Circle Resources Contact Us Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Friday, April 01, 2005 How Some Folks Have Tried to Describe Community - Update 2005 In 1999 I wrote an article entitled How Some Folks Have Tried to Describe Community. How Some Folks Have Tried to Describe Community Search the web and you will find dozens and dozens of discussions on the definition and existence of online communities.

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How I use social media

Nancy White

Online Community. My first real step into what we now call social media was logging on to Howard Rheingold’s “ Electric Minds &# online community in November 1996. You can try something and if it doesn’t work, learn, adjust and try again. Learning.

Learning While Building eLearning: #4 Lessons from the Pilot

Full Circle Associates

This one focuses on the lessons learned from the pilot and we are pulling in Cheryl Frankiewicz, the project manager. If it starts flawless, it is almost a piece of cake to do a good learning course. Aim to learn. The learning management system delivers a lot of the content.

2016 52

MirandaNet: Social Networking trivial or mind expanding?

Community Capers

It’s taken a long time but since 1992 MirandaNet members have been learning how to communicate on line. Now an e-mature community our discussions are becoming more and more sophisticated. They then use these community texts in their own professional context to impact on policy and practice. My hope is that if more people learn how to use this facility we will begin to have democratic participation. Braided Learning: Promoting Active Professionals in Education.

Finding In-House Experts Isn’t Easy

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network KM

I use the internal “knowledge management” and “learning management” systems. Some key conclusions from the research: Activities and interactions that occur in blogs, wikis and social networks naturally provide the cues that are missing from current expert locator systems. Tagged: learning community, research, social media, social networking. Tags: Ideas research social learning learning community social media social networking

Active Lurkers – The Hidden Asset in Online Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

emergencemarketing.com google yahoo bing Active lurkers – the hidden asset in online communities February 18th, 2010 francois Posted in Hyper Social Enterprise , Interesting Links , Strategy , communities , social media , social networking | 33 Comments » If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Most communities have 90% of users who are lurkers – people who may consume things from the community, but who don’t contribute.

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 .

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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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CoP Series #8: Content and Community

Nancy White

We have talked throughout this series on communities of practice about “content.&# Books, papers, self-paced learning modules, resources, learner discussions, reflective logs/blogs, images, audio, video. Today we can capture both the resources and the interaction artifacts.

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How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

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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). Across “course&# offerings/building community support - community cultivation, connecting learners.

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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? On the 29th of March we did a session (we = Sibrenne Wagenaar en Joitske Hulsebosch) about roles in networked learning.

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21st Century Learning: The Art of Building Virtual Communities

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

21st Century Learning « Learning 2.0 | Main | Meme: 8 Random Facts » The Art of Building Virtual Communities This is cross posted over on techLEARNING. Youd think developing a virtual learning community (VLC) or online community of practice (CoP) would be easier. Because communities of practice are voluntary, to be successful over time they need the ability to generate enough excitement, relevance, and value to attract and engage members.

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. And the world changes as communities evolve.

2011 194

Ontology, epistemology and pedagogy of networked learning

Jenny Connected

This was the subject of one of the threads in the 4 th Networked Learning Hot Seat last week. I had difficulties relating to some of the ways in which networked learning was being discussed. In the first Hot seat it was defined by Peter Goodyear as: learning and teaching carried out largely via the Internet/Web which emphasises dialogical learning, collaborative and cooperative learning, group work, interaction with on-line materials, and knowledge production.

2012 126

In defense of lurking

Jenny Connected

Even when we are newcomers in a network or community, we should be creating and sharing our growing understanding. What George has written seems to me to be a complete contradiction of what I perceive open learning networks or courses to be all about. Stephen Downes has outlined the principles of learning in networks as being openness, connectivity, diversity and autonomy. PLN (personal learning network) is by its very name just that – personal.

2010 169

Google Plus – One50, Two50 and TheRest

Elsua

However, in the last couple of days, I have been playing, experimenting and learning quite a bit more about Google Plus itself and how it will be redefining the way I interact on the Social Web. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

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From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. How are communities related to globalization and an increasingly networked world?

Finding my voice in Academic BEtreat

Jenny Connected

Academic BEtreat learning environment. The technology issues have been largely sorted – yesterday my sound scarcely dropped at all, and if it did it was only for a minute or two – so I now feel like I have more of a chance of learning. (I The Academic BEtreat is on a roll.

2012 167

So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch

I went looking for a learning style test for an online course. I thought a learning style test was a nice ramp up for an exercise where people had to blog about their own facilitator style - from the idea that it is good to know your own preferences and biases as a trainer/facilitator.

2011 227

Teams, communities and networks in terms of communication forms

Mathemagenic

One of the things I came up when playing with different ideas was to position teams, communities and networks in respect to the most prevalent forms of communication in each case (in all cases the other forms of communication are there as well, but are not at the core of it).

Online Community Toolkit | 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… Nov 03 2007 Online Community Toolkit Published by Nancy White Last edited 10/07 Thinking about building or hosting an online community? 1999) Conversations With Your Customers – A human voice behind business interactions. 1999) Calculating Your Community Costs – Is it worth your while?

Ontology, epistemology and pedagogy of networked learning

Jenny Connected

This was the subject of one of the threads in the 4 th Networked Learning Hot Seat last week. I had difficulties relating to some of the ways in which networked learning was being discussed. In the first Hot seat it was defined by Peter Goodyear as: learning and teaching carried out largely via the Internet/Web which emphasises dialogical learning, collaborative and cooperative learning, group work, interaction with on-line materials, and knowledge production.

2012 100

Tales from a reticent Elluminate presenter

Jenny Connected

They say that the best way to learn is to teach – or if not teach then facilitate – or if not facilitate then engage, interact, participate and act. I never have liked having dirty hands However, since this has now happened twice I thought I would reflect on what I have learned about the physical management of an online synchronous session. So here is my list of things that work best for me and what I have learned. Tagged: ELESIG , Elluminate , emergent learning.

2011 106

Towards a Literacy of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

I have recently realized that I need a balance between the open networked MOOC experience and smaller more closed learning environments which are designed for close encounters, challenge and deep learning. Linked to this recognition of needing a balance between large loose learning environments and more intimate communities, is a consideration of the balance between cooperation, collaboration and competition.

2013 135

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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Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

A great model has been developed by Jane Hart: how to use social media in e-learningtrajectories: We believe you may also use this model to think about how to use social media in face-to-face learning trajectories. (1) Social media form an integral part of the learning trajectory.

2011 229

Hybrid ecosystem of narratives

Taming the spaces

Many (that i refer below) have already assumed that learning through developing and discussing narratives in social web spaces has become a new innovative form of learning. How it emerges, and how it develops through the interplay of various interactions, was to be investigated through the participatory design with these same students. Narratives are a powerful way of learning, providing means to situated oneself in the culture and make meaning.

2009 100

Sustaining Communities

Jenny Connected

The subject of the research paper that I have recently submitted (with a colleague) is the challenges facing ‘artificially’ created communities. By this we mean communities that are set up as part of a funded project. Does this management team have any responsibilities to the wider, larger community that it might unexpectedly have created and if so what are these responsibilities? How does the community perceive its responsibilities?

The need for educators in communities

Steve's Musings on Education

A “learning community” (defined for now as a group with both individual learning and the creation of group knowledge as goals) that has been together a long time has a history and has progressed in developing ideas and practices of group interaction. In this sense, established communities are similar to established professions. Thus, there is a component of an established community that could be served by community members who are also educators.

2008 35

Embracing Uncertainty, Diversity and Othering for Learning

Full Circle Associates

For a little over 2 years I’ve been supporting an internal learning program for my colleague Pete Cranston of Euforic Services. As we wrap up this project on “Learning about learning” in an international development context, Pete and I have debriefed and he is writing a series of comprehensive blog posts on our reflections. How does otherness help us learn? (Dr One important way to learn is with and from others. What did we actually learn?

2016 43

Towards a Literacy of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

I have recently realized that I need a balance between the open networked MOOC experience and smaller more closed learning environments which are designed for close encounters, challenge and deep learning. Linked to this recognition of needing a balance between large loose learning environments and more intimate communities, is a consideration of the balance between cooperation, collaboration and competition.

2013 100