Roles in communities of practice

Joitske Hulsebosch

Does a learning community or community of practice need roles to function well? Eric Davidov , based on a literature overview, has compiled the most common roles in a Community of Practice. Which role do you often take in communities of practice?

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Blog>> Knowledge Audits in Practice - Report on Global Survey

Green Chameleon

There is a wide array of understandings of what a knowledge audit is (both in the research literature and in practice). Knowledge audits are composite activities, combining several audit types, most usually an Inventory of knowledge stocks and flows, combined with an internal or external review of KM practices. If an Inventory Audit is not conducted, the most common types used are internal or external reviews of KM practices, and audits of the quality of KM.

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Pedagogy, practice and learning theory

Jenny Connected

On the Pedagogy First programme (an online course to learn how to teach online) learning theory comes very near the end of the 24 week course (at Week 21), perhaps reflecting a view that theory follows practice, or that theory needs to be understood as a culmination of prior learning.

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Value Creation in Communities of Practice

Jenny Connected

s most recent work on value creation in communities of practice. At a certain level of maturity a community takes responsibility for practice – and is forward looking to strategy, which in turn can influence the community. Cycle 3 – considers applied value (changes in practice).

Four Pillars of Successful Communities of Practice

Chris Collison

A shared practice. We often talk more about the “community” behaviours than we do clarifying the “practice”, and its boundaries. I advocate that groups consider creating and regularly updating a self-assessment or maturity model which describes their particular practice.

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Blogging as Reflective Practice on this Sunny Monday Morning

Michelle Laurie

Kootenay Life Uncategorized wiki Blogging career conversations Reflective practice I started this blog in 2007 as a way to keep in touch with a remote team while working in the field in West Africa.

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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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The Four Fold Practice

Chris Corrigan

This video on The Four-Fold Practice was made by Kevin McKeever for InCommons , the initaitve we were working with last month in Minnesota. This video really captures why we feel that this simple four folded practice lies at the heart of what the Art of Hosting is.

Scholars’ participation and practices online

Jenny Connected

It seems that there is a growing awareness of the issues he is raising, namely: What are the opportunities and difficulties, for scholars, associated with open sharing of knowledge and practice? In our First Steps in Learning and Teaching MOOC (#fslt12) , we will be encouraging people who are new to learning and teaching in Higher Education to engage in open academic practice. This is the title of George Veletsianos’ talk to Week 33 of ChangeMooc.

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.

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.

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.

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Collective Mindfulness Practices

How to Save the World

We concluded our discussion by exploring how one might make this practice of love and acceptance collective. How can we practice being better together? The answer, I think, is that they usually are not, but they could be if they were practiced properly, mindfully.

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Communities of Practice: Conversations To Collaboration - SlideShare


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Expertise, learning and practice

Chris Corrigan

To get good at arts you have to practice. Last week in Montreal, I saw 120 people come to an Art of Hosting with an overwhelming desire to practice. The invitation to them was to attend if they were wanting to develop and improve their practice. This is an excellent ground from which to develop a practice of hosting, and the relationships that are formed are the critical supports for competency in that practice to unfold. Hosting is practice.

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YouTube - What is a Community of Practice?


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Open Academic Practice – How open are you?

Jenny Connected

It is fairly obvious from this that there is room for more openness in my academic practice, but that would mean increased contribution of OERs and shared outputs, increasing my online network and mixing personal and professional outputs.

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Gamification of a Community of Practice

Community Capers

It is important here to take a clear position on the definition of the keys terms gamification and community of practice. In my book wherever possible short and practical is the best and most accessible definition. Community of Practice. “ Making some distinctions.

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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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How the Australian TV Code of Practice creates Media Trolls and #Socialmedia response #ACA9

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Shares On December 1st, 2015, the updated Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice (2015) came into play. Media reborn needs a new approach, not slack Industry code of practice.

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Practical reconciliation

Chris Corrigan

The child welfare system is a fraught place for the practice of reconciliation. The return of a child and the restitution of health and wellness to a family and a community is one practical expression of the kind of thing that Taiaiake is writing about here.

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. The convener wanted an advice from the group in 3 months and my worry was that it would not leave enough room to discuss their own practice questions.

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?

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. Labels: communities of practice. best practice. (13).

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Ten practical tips to profitable business relationships

The Bumble Bee

I am delighted to round out the coverage of this crucial area with an excellent guest article by business networking guru Tony Altham which offers ten practical tips for creating, building and sustaining profitable business relationships.

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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Extending the Four Fold practice of the Art of Hosting

Chris Corrigan

The four of us on the Art of Hosting Beyond the Basics team are all global stewards of the international Art of Hosting community of practice. It’s the most important community of practice in our lives and it continues to shape our work. For all hosts, personal practice is essential.

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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 . 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. Practice does not exist in the abstract (p.73).

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? 6) Engage members in developing good practice. It doesnt initially have to be codified into Best Practice , but that CoP will probably move in that direction over time. (7)

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Communities of Practice: Conversations To Collaboration


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New emerging practices for trainers and facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm a big fan of starting online because everybody can start at his/her own pace and there is space for everyone to express him/herself (I actually learned this practice from CPsquare ). I can see some emerging new practices which are not widespread yet.

The purpose of practice is practice

Chris Corrigan

We talk about the Art of Hosting as a practice. If you have trained as a martial artist or as an athlete, you will know that only with practice can you be ready to face the unexpected and create a good outcome. Rather they are practice grounds – dojos if you will – where we can come together to spend a few days in a heightened sense of conscious awareness about what it takes to create and hold space for good conversations. And what are we practicing for?

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. Learning in Communities of Practice.

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

Jenny Connected

These are the titles of Chapters 6 and 7 in Etienne Wenger’s Book – Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity. (p. More recently I have heard him talk about the increasing complexity of managing your identity in multiple landscapes of practice - which relates to the work that Bon Stewart is doing for her PhD – where she writes about ‘The unbearable lightness of being … digital’ and Digital Identities.

A Social Theory of Learning, Schools and Landscapes of Practice

Jenny Connected

There was an interesting discussion at the Academic Betreat about the relationship between theory, practice and learning. Whilst theory, practice and learning are closely entwined, I came away from the BEtreat reminded that I have always used theory to ‘inform’ my existing practice, rather than use theory to ‘form’ my practice. A social theory of learning is based on a belief that learning is social and is driven by meaningful membership of a community of practice.

Reconciliation: a practical guide for non-indigenous people

Chris Corrigan

Understanding that these two dynamics are at play is a practical, critical thing that all Canadians can do to make reconciliation real. Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission reported out this week.

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"Focusing on Improving Practices" - Oscar Berg re Collaboration Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing for CMSWire, Oscar from Sweden advocates focusing on improving practices via collaboration technology : " The key question is not if people have adopted a certain technology, but rather how they are using it and how new and improved practices are being adopted. The potential value of a new technology lies in the new and improved behaviors and practices that might emerge when the technology is introduced to, and adopted by, staff.

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Making social learning practical: the LOSmakers event

Joitske Hulsebosch

The book is full of practice cases and can be downloaded here. Past Friday we organised the presentation of a book called 'Because it works'.

Slowing Down to Pay ATTENTION – the #365 Photo Practice

Full Circle Associates

Remember, I said, I am not doing this as a photographic practice, but as one of paying attention. On January 29th, Eugene posted a picture and comments that again twinged me to observe my own practice by observing his.

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