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NANCY WHITE [Learning, Practice] Winemakers’ Communities of Practice
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009
Recently he has been sharing some of his practice (I.e Check out the very specific practice categories in his right nav bar if you are looking for ideas about how to share what you/your community knows!) So first, this is simply a pointer to a useful practice. The blog is a great example of “ reification in a community of practice - capturing, making explicit for sharing out what is known and learned so that others can access it. (I
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Learning, Practice] Digital texts and practices: learning across boundaries
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
The next seminar in the series Literacy in the Digital University takes place on Monday March 1st in Glasgow, Scotland: Seminar 2: Digital texts and practices: learning across boundaries. There is more information at [link] Material from the first seminar ("The relation of new media practices to traditional literacy practices in the academy and the professions") is available online: go to [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: Reflections, Criminal Court, Dublin, Feb 2010.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] we are the experts
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016
If work is learning, and learning is the work, why do we need experts responsible for managing it? Do we need learning experts in the network era? Were people able to learn before there were hierarchies and experts? Would workers be able to learn today without learning experts? Only by engaging our networks can we learn from them. When work is learning, and learning is the work, personal knowledge mastery becomes a core skill.
CLARK QUINN [Learning, Practice] The third goal of learning
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
I’ve regularly told workshop and talk attendees that our learning goals are twofold. Formally, our goals for learning interventions should be retention over time until needed and transfer to all appropriate situations (and no inappropriate ones). If the learning’s atrophied by the time it’s needed, it’s of no use. If we don’t activate the learning in all relevant situations, we’re missing opportunities.
- [Learning, Practice] You could learn a lot from us: community college librarians at ACRL
I totally understand that these might have seemed to be only relevant to community college librarians, but I also think there is a tendency to believe that community college libraries have more to learn from university libraries than vice versa. Amy and I started to meet with fantastic librarians from Portland and Mount Hood Community Colleges to talk about our learning outcomes and instructional practice. There is so much we can learn from each other!
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] The Connected Workplace
| MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
But if we agree that complex and creative work are where long-term business value lies, then learning amongst ourselves is the real work in organizations today. In this emerging network era, social learning is how work gets done. Personal knowledge management ( PKM ) skills can help to make sense of, and learn from, the constant stream of information that workers encounter from social channels both inside and outside the organization. Practice is necessary.
- [Learning, Practice] Immersive Environments as Enabler for Blended Gamified Learning Experiences #vwbpe
Another of the presentations I attended at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference yesterday was 3D Virtual Immersive Environments as Enabler for Blended Gamified Learning Experiences by Stylianos Mystakidis, e-learning Manager at University of Patras, Greece. 3d Virtual Immersive Environments as Enabler for Blended Gamified Learning Experiences from Stylianos Mystakidis
CLARK QUINN [Learning, Practice] Social Learning
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
The spark was the example of a teacher/course/set of students/partner that provided their content into the system so that the students could study through a social learning experience. Industrial model learning -> social learning. The absolute best learning opportunity was twice a semester right before midterms and finals. And, they learned tremendously from each other. into the learning is something that I believe has big time value.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] No best practices, but some strong indicators
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
Here’s what I learned via Twitter this week. Going Social – Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity via @fdomon. I need best practices to convince my management.” Well, right now there are no best practices to emulate, but there are lots of experiments going on to define solutions. It’s been a busy week, mostly on-site with a new and exciting client project.
KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK [Learning, Practice] Entelechy - theory into practice
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
A longer review is coming, but I wanted to highlight something that links closely to my interest in personal effectiveness / personal learning. The final chapter stood out for its emphasis on turning theory (the book) into a regular practice - Rackham really likes the word entelechy. He provided four Golden Rules for learning new skills that sound very familiar. Practice only one new behavior at a time. Practice, practice, practice.
THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG [Learning, Practice] Working with the Questions
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
Still-cooking” -- The ones that keep us actively learning. Antenna-out” -- Yes, another variation of continuous learning and attention giving. But even further, an invitation to be learning on behalf of the whole. . “Me/I” career Positive Professional Development reflective practiceLast week I wrote that one of the key 21st century skills I think we need is a more advanced capacity for questions.
PORTALS AND KM [Learning, Practice] Boston E20 Notes: Organization Next Workshop: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play"
| TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
I attended workshop hosted by Mike Gotta - Organization Next: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play" Mike is now Senior Technical Solution Manager for Enterprise Social Software, Cisco. CIGNA is rebranding itself from a health insurance company to be a health services company and Phil is learning specialist. Drew is a Senior Learning Consultant at Deloitte. Phil mentioned that peer learning has been around for a long time.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] It is time to simplify
| TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
The five informal learning methods described in yesterday’s post on Learning in the Workplace have one thing in common. To compensate for its complicated processes, the enterprise attempts to shift to another paradigm, and tries to become a learning organization, putting significant effort into training. Today’s large, complicated organizations are now facing increasingly complex business environments that require agility in simultaneously learning and working.
- [Learning, Practice] Teaching and Learning in Second Life as Part of a Blended Approach: Reflections and Lessons learned #vwbpe
Today Ridvan Ata and I gave our presentation about the Second Life activities that the first year class is engaged with, at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference : here's a picture of us presenting and here is the presentation: Teaching and Learning in Second Life as Part of a Blended Approach: Reflections and Lessons learned View more presentations from Sheila Webber.
ANECDOTE [Learning, Practice] Anecdote: Organic Communities of Practice
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
Filed in Communities of practice. I recently picked up a copy of Fast Thinking magazine (summer 2007 issue), and found an interesting article on a group of software developers who organically-formed a community of practice. Of course, the online forum is emerging as essential in communities of practice, but face-to-face relationship building is something that will never lose its importance in human relationships.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] The rapidly changing workplace
| SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014
8) So what have I learned that will help us change our own experience of work? 9) We know what social and thinking skills are needed for complex contexts – we know how to hone these skills through practice. Stacey’s matrix honours what we already have learned but also urges us to move with more confidence into some of the areas which we understand intuitively but are hesitant to apply because they do not appear as ‘solid.’ complexity Informal Learning Work
ANECDOTE [Learning, Practice] Anecdote: Conference call practices to generate knowledge and record learning
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2008
John Smith and I worked together last year using Google Docs to create this practice note on ways to get the most from conference calls.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] L&D outside the box
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
This article appeared in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills Magazine, January 2015. Harold Jarche issues a challenge to L&D professionals in an environment where getting the work done is more important than learning anything new. In the mid 1990s I became involved with my most expensive learning project. As the ‘training guy’ I started researching best practices in flight simulation, and was able to see what our NATO allies were doing. LEARNING IS THE WORK.
CLARK QUINN [Learning, Practice] Etienne Wenger-Trayner Keynote Mindmap
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
At the CSTD meeting, Etienne was the morning keynote, and gave a erudite exploration of the philosophical background and characteristics of Communties of Practice. meta-learning social
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Theories and Practices
| TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010
A recent Tweet on multiple intelligences started off a chain-reaction in my mind: I responded that many learning theories-in-use have become the hocus-pocus of the training industry. Here is what a quick search on multiple intelligences (which has a tendency to be linked with learning styles) brought: Howard Gardner: The Myth of Multiple Intelligence. The theory has also been aligned with learning styles. Tags: Learning
- [Learning, Practice] Communities of Practice Series with Darren Sidnick #1
I mentioned a while back I was guest blogging on Darren Sidnick’s blog on communities of practice with an emphasis on the current interests of folks at his company, UFI Learndirect. Darren Sidnick’s Learning & Technology: Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White. Communities of Practice (CoPs) with Nancy White. Darren wrote: This is a series of blogs on Communities of Practice (CoP). Read on… What is a community of practice?
NANCY WHITE [Learning, Practice] Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates
| SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009
Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Jul 05 2009 Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 Published by Nancy White at 1:41 pm under community , knowledge sharing , learning , networks , reflection , social media , technology stewardship Update: Part 3 is here. But learn them? I deeply appreciate that Tony distinguished between community and network learning skills.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] preparing for 2020
| MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
This is a synopsis of my opening keynote for the workplace learning & VET stream at EduTECH15 in Brisbane today. The future of human work will require tacit knowledge and informal learning, and will create intangible value that cannot easily be turned into commodities. What can the tetrad tell us about learning? However, when pushed to its limits, networked learning may become nothing more than massively open online courses pushing a corporate agenda.
NANCY WHITE [Learning, Practice] August Hot List: Mobile Learning Content
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
Best of Mobile Learning August 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. New Issue of the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO) - Mobile Learning Edge , August 2, 2011 27 Benefits Listed for Mobile Learning - Mobile Learning Edge , August 30, 2011 mLearning Best Practices: How Much Content is Too Much for Mobile Learning?
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Autonomous learners
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
How about e-learning? Perpetual Beta means we never get to the final release and that our learning will never stop. Connected organizations realize they will never reach some future point where everything stabilizes and they don’t need to learn or do anything new. While good instruction from the organization is important, fostering autonomous learners is the more important side of the organizational learning relationship. ConnectedEnterprise Learning
THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG [Learning, Practice] Intuition, Scarcity and Experimentation
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
The first is the idea that social artistry is about " using who you are to open space for learning." Career Clarity Positive Professional Development reflective practiceWhen I first started planning several months ago for more seriously offering career clarity and professional development workshops, one of the things I was considering was pricing. What do I offer and how do I price it? . At one point a thought popped into my head.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Learning, Practice] New articles: Pedagogical practice; Coordination; Curriculum support; Student learning
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
This is an open access journal with short practice-based articles. This issue includes: - Editorial: Playing a positive role in enhancing teaching and learning: How do libraries demonstrate their own excellence? Diane Bruxvoort, University of Aberdeen - Developing a teaching and learning programme for librarians at UAL Library Services. Adam Edwards, Middlesex University - Is it possible to teach and learn collaborative skills while still having fun?
PORTALS AND KM [Learning, Practice] My Favorite Knowledge Management Story and its Lessons Learned for Today
| TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
It contained a knowledge base for best practice sales proposals and other related documents, a team workspace for sales teams, and Ryder’s first implementation of the then relatively new IM capability. Knowledge management has been around for over twenty years now. I still feel it was the precursor to enterprise 2.0 and social business. It had its own precursors like performance support. Here is a story of its midpoint. It was my favorite project because of the people we worked with.
TONY KARRER [Learning, Practice] Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment
| TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2007
I've been reading a lot over the past few months around Personal Learning Environments and a lot of related material. adoption is getting folks to manage their personal knowledge and adopt practices like blogging for personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal learning. Learning-Knowledge-Work - they really are the same and I need to do them all at once.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] “you simply can’t train people to be social!”
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
I have also learned that changing work routines can be a messy process that requires significant time, much of it dedicated to modelling behaviours. . It is a difficult path to get acceptance that each worker is responsible for his or her own learning and additionally must be a contributing member of a network. PKM is individuals retaking control of learning, and making it transparent. Informal Learning InternetTime SocialLearning
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] imagining open collaboration
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016
It means learning and working at the same time. We need to learn when and how to collaborate. The learning & development profession is tied to an increasingly irrelevant paradigm. As such, they are constraining our ability to deliver real impact by supporting learning in the daily flow of work. I have discussed several (18) ways of implementing network learning , as well as various (10) methods for organizational learning engineering.
THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG [Learning, Practice] How Do You Know When You're Stuck?
| THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011
I've been writing a lot lately about positive professional developmen t, trying to think differently about how we approach our own learning and growth. career Positive Professional Development professional development reflective practiceBut it occurs to me that for many of us, thinking about career and professional growth can be tough if we're feeling stuck in our current careers. All this "positive" stuff can start to sound like the manic ramblings of a crazy person.
ANECDOTE [Learning, Practice] Anecdote: Communities of Practice
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2007
Filed in Collaboration , Communities of practice. There are a whole bunch of useful concepts used by organisations to focus their community of practice and knowledge management programs. This concept is described as "a network of company commanders who connect in conversation about relevant content to advance the practice of company command" (page 3). I have used a similar concept when developing community frameworks: Share, Learn, Grow.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] co-creation as a service
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
Most best practices are self-evident, whereas the problems that consume our time and efforts are usually complex. Instead of looking for best or good practices, we should take the time and money to invest in an experiment. However, examples of emergent practices can inform us, as long as we see them as guide posts, not rule books. Currently, I offer online workshops on personal knowledge mastery and social learning. Learning Work
NANCY WHITE [Learning, Practice] CoP Series #4: Practice Makes Perfect
| TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009
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). This is the “where the rubber meets the road leg of the stool, Practice. CoPs are not about learning things in the abstract. They are about learning and putting that learning to practice, and learning from that practice in an ongoing cycle of learn/do/learn.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Building institutional memory, one story at a time
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
Is it how-to knowledge, like a trade secret formula, or is sit certain practices and norms that define the culture? Communities Informal Learning NetworkedLearning PKM Institutional memory, which I wrote about recently , is a mixture of explicit and implicit knowledge sharing. It can be as explicit as Harvard Business School’s Institutional Memory site, or as implicit as the feeling one gets from a well-known local legend.
- [Learning, Practice] Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice has published another issue (volume 4, no. This issue features "school libraries and their connection to evidence based practice." Todd); Creation of a Research Community in a K-12 School System Using Action Research and Evidence Based Practice (Susan D. Sand); School Library Media Specialist Collaboration with Special Education Personnel in Support of Student Learning (Lesley S.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] a workable future
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Integrate learning and work. I have discussed most of these issues on this blog, such as platform capitalism , integrating work & learning , and the limits of hierarchies. The triple operating system model for network era organizations aligns with these recommendations, particularly the need to operate as temporary, negotiated hierarchies and the requirement for safe places to work on alternatives (communities of practice). Learning Wirearchy Work
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] EEA Learning Day
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
I will travelling and speaking for most of this week but will share what I have learned when I get back. Here is what I will be talking about: Keynote: Working Smarter in the Learning Organisation. As complexity increases in the networked economy, we need to integrate learning into the workflow. Communities of practice bridge the gap between getting work done and serendipitously connecting to looser social networks. Communities Informal Learning
PORTALS AND KM [Learning, Practice] Promoting Continuous Learning at Autodesk Through Smart Content Management
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
Here is an interesting case that came out of that effort, Managing Content for Continuous Learning at Autodesk. These professional often need to go beyond standard practices to complete their projects. They share their practical tips and best practices through online communities. In February I wrote about an interesting report Making Greater Use of Smart Content in the Enterprise by Geoff Bock, Dale Waldt, and Mary LaPlante.
INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE [Learning, Practice] Evidence Based Practice
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008
At the Creating Knowledge conference in Turku, Finland, Therese Skagen (University of Bergen Library, Norway) talked about this project in the context of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and use of projects to develop EBP. Therese saw gains from EBP in terms of, for example, your own learning, strategic understanding or (organisationally) increased quality of service and better morale.
NO STRAIGHT LINES [Learning, Practice] 50 books in 52 weeks – not this year
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2011
Book Reviews Books Life learning Creativity Deliberate Practice FIRST reading reflection thinkingI enjoy reading, so like many people I have set a goal for myself to read at least 50 books a year for the last couple of years. I read 45 last year, you can see my list on GoodReads. As I was getting ready to publicly commit to another year of 50-in-52, though, I realized that I’m not really ready to move on from the books I read in 2011 2010.
TONY KARRER [Learning, Practice] Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes)
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
My article in Training + Development Magazine was just published - Learning and Networking with a Blog. So here are two associated pieces of content that are the article's "deleted scenes": Getting Started with Blogging Probably the first step in blogging is learning about blogging for yourself before you try to use it for your organization. To help you get connected with other bloggers, it's good practice to link your posts to their posts and leave comments on their blog.
CLARK QUINN [Learning, Practice] Better Learning Design
| SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2008
A few recent blog posts have listed elements of better learning, and I’m pleased to see that the elements they talk about are ones I’ve previously touted in my white paper “ The Seven Step Program (PDF) for better elearning design. These are the same principles that I talk about in my conference presentations on designing for the way people really learn.
- [Learning, Practice] Communities of Practice: Conversations to Collaboration by Steve Dale
For a good number of years Communities (of Practice, of Interest, of Purpose, etc. Slideshare Productivity Knowledge Management Social Networking Social Networks Community Builders KM Social Computing Knowledge Sharing Remote Collaboration Communities Learning Collaboration CoP Tags: Case Studies Social Media Steve Dale CoPs Community Building Networking Innovation Social Software Communities of Practice Enterprise 2.0
TONY KARRER [Learning, Practice] Web 2.0 Applications in Learning
| MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2008
Applications in Learning. Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Visualization for Understanding
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014
I once used value network analysis to help a company’s research steering group see their internal community of practice in a new light. As a result, they decided to change their Charter and develop more network-centric practices. Complexity Innovation Learning When NASA released the photograph of the earth as seen from space, known as the blue marble , it gave new impetus to the environmental movement, showing our planet as a small dot in a black void.
KNOWLEDGE-AT-WORK [Learning, Practice] Knowledge-at-work: KM practices
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2006
Knowledge-at-work Personal thoughts about learning, community and social affordances for knowledge creation « When learning and knowledge collide | Main | Knowledge managers » November 05, 2006 KM practices Which KM practices are the most important in your opinion? Fostering deep dialog, creating a meeting space to surface issues, heighten awareness, exchange ideas, increase understanding and deepen learning is a critical first step.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Managing emergent practice
| TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
Imagine telling senior management that you were shuttering the classrooms in favor of peer-to-peer learning. We showed that in complex environments, which more of us face each day, only emergent practices are effective, as backward-looking “good practices are inadequate. Training is a method based on good practices and best practices. That means pushing learning development tools to all workers. Tags: Learning Wirearchy Work
BOXES AND ARROWS [Learning, Practice] Researching User Experience: A Knowledge Ecology Model
| TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013
When we think of learning environments, we think of books, lectures, databases perhaps. But in my recent research, I discovered that the interactions we have with people in our networks play an even more important role in what we learn and how we turn information into actionable knowledge. I focused on exploring what informed their learning and professional development and how it informed their learning. Some general implications for UX practice are below.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Practice to be best
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
We may think we should adopt best practices , but to be really effective and innovative we need to practice to be best. Jay Deragon talks about how important it is to think about what we do and not just emulate others: Social Doo Doo’s are those that practice and copy, what others do expecting to get the same or better results. It would also serve a fundamental moral good, because people should be able to learn about anything that affects their lives.
NO STRAIGHT LINES [Learning, Practice] Cynefin, concept work, and the role of deliberate practice
| FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009
Next was Tony Karrer and Ken Allan ’s discussion of the role of deliberate practice in the development of skills less than that of an expert, based on Tony’s question: Any thoughts on how deliberative practice relates to becoming something less than an expert. Is that just aspirational, or is deliberative practice also studied for quick attainment of proficiency? That is the nature of mastery, and the ultimate result of deliberate practice.
FUTURE OF WORK [Learning, Practice] Conversation as the Pathway to Learning
| MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
But it had been privately-owned and family-managed for most of its history, and no one had paid much attention at all to the company’s management processes and practices. With that, Jim Z sent me back to the proverbial drawing board, asking me to focus less on formal courses and much more on engaging with the company’s senior managers one-on-one so I could learn more about what they wanted (in contrast to what I wanted). July 1, 2013.
CLARK QUINN [Learning, Practice] THE Social Learning Handbook
| MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
And I’d looked at the previous edition of her Social Learning Handbook, so it was on faith that I endorsed the new edition. Practical guidance underpins all the frameworks. If you want to tap into the power of social learning, there is no better guide. I’ve been a fan of Jane Hart since I met her through Jay Cross and we joined together in the ITA (along with colleagues Harold Jarche and Charles Jennings).
THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG [Learning, Practice] Positive Professional Development Tool: Career Stepping Stones
| TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
Even as part of our ongoing reflective practice , mining our past experiences can give us great fodder for the future. . What lessons did you learn during this period? Some people have seen a pattern of foregoing career dreams in favor of the "practical" approach, while others have found that they repeatedly sacrificed their own career goals to help someone else. . Positive Professional Development reflective practice
THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG [Learning, Practice] Reflecting on Online Community Building
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
We wanted to treat the process of forming and nurturing this community as a learning project so we could share our "lessons learned" with others who are doing this kind of work. What did I learn today? Although intended for individual practice (and I may use them that way), these seemed like the perfect questions for continuous reflection on our project. learning reflective practice
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] the problem is to know what questions to ask
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016
“As we move to driverless cars and machine learning and an economy in which any action that is repeated can be automated, let’s spare a thought for the kids who only get Cs in school. We are the experts : Formal learning and explicit knowledge are not enough to navigate and make sense of the complexities of an interconnected world. Using the network learning model, one can see how people constantly navigate between social networks, communities of practice, and work teams.
ANECDOTE [Learning, Practice] Anecdote: Thinking strategically about communities of practice
| TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
Home What we do Keynote Speaking About Us Whitepapers Anecdote Associates Clients Contact us Story Finder Categories Anecdotes Book reviews Business storytelling Changing behaviour Collaboration Communities of practice Expertise location Communication Employee engagement Evaluation Fun Knowledge Leadership News Questions Quotes Story collection Strategic clarity « Make it explicit when. Main | Communities of Practice - a strategic technology?
NANCY WHITE [Learning, Practice] Planning and Evaluating Your CoP (amplifying and other good stuff)
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
Here’s his note : “Check out @nancywhite ‘s Full Circle Associates on Communities of Practice (CoPs). ” Wow, I had not thought about this from the perspective of a PLN (personal learning network) but it sure does work. I used the same communities of practice framework the last three weeks in my workshops in Australia about teaching and learning online.
THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG [Learning, Practice] 10 Questions for Your Reflective Practice
| MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
It occurs to me that these six questions would also be great thought starters for both individual and organizational reflective practice. What big mistake have you made recently and what did you learn from it? 10. Tags: learning professional development reflective practice
CLARK QUINN [Learning, Practice] Concrete and Contextual
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
I’m working on the learning science workshop I’m going to present at DevLearn next month, and in thinking about how to represent the implications of designing to account for how we work better when the learning context is concrete and sufficient contexts are used, I came up with this, which I wanted to share. The empirical data is that we learn better when our learning practice is contextualized. design meta-learning
NANCY WHITE [Learning, Practice] Reviving Community Indicators – Learning
| MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
the learning of a community of practice over time. In this case, the indicator is learning over time, and a way to VISUALIZE and SHARE that learning. Communities of practice. Learning, meaning and identity. Tags: communities of practice community community indicators evaluation knowledge sharing learning Dreamfish
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Using social media for onboarding
| THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
Last year, I looked at new hire practices and found some interesting methods: Ensuring new hires understand the shadow or informal part of the organization through the use of tools such as network maps (Jon Katzenbach, Senior Partner of Booz & Company, author of The Wisdom of Teams). Good practices can be summed up with three key lessons, I later wrote in new hire emergent practices : Connect People. Use the tools you have already for social learning.
- [Learning, Practice] Information Literacy: in legal education/practice; in Inquiry Based Learning: new articles
2014) Information literacy and inquiry-based learning: Evaluation of a five-year programme of curriculum development. Inquiry-based learning describes a range of learner-centred pedagogies increasingly employed in higher education where students learn through engaging in open-ended research and inquiry. 2014) Information literacy-related practices in the legal workplace: The applicability of Kuhlthau''s model to the legal profession.
NANCY WHITE [Learning, Practice] Leadership Learning Nonprofit Leadership Webinar Series
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
The Leadership Learning Community, a group of people dedicated to the practice and learning around non profit leadership, host a series of webinars. Join us as we explore our options and practices with Nancy White of Full Circle Associates. via Nonprofit Leadership Webinar Series | Leadership Learning Community. August 23rd they have June Holley and I’m up October 10th. Here are the deets… Presenter: Nancy White, Full Circle Associates.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Feedforward
| SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
I’m now focused on working smarter , helping organizations integrate learning into the workflow, especially using social media. Schools don’t help much, with curriculum that is developed looking back at best practices and only reviewed every few years. Informal Learning InternetTime PKM SocialLearningOne of the consultant’s dilemmas is that you have to stay ahead of the curve to remain relevant.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] gamers, artists, and citizens
| SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017
Learning is the new literacy. We learn enough to get our work done, but often do not take time to understand the underlying systems and logic. We have to take the time to keep learning. When was the last time you learned a new computer program? Most computer games do not come with instructions, as learning how to master the game is part of the game. How do gamers learn? They learn from these mistakes and look for patterns. Democracy Learning
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] sense-making with social media
| TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
However, it is blogging, such as this post, that is by far my strongest form of learning, as it involves a number of things that are all supported by researched learning theory, and which improve memory and recall: Reflection. Interleaved and varied practice. Spaced practice. What do you do to make sense of your learning? As Donald notes, sharing and posting on social media are weaker forms of learning than longer form blogging can be. Informal Learning
WEB WORKER DAILY [Learning, Practice] Keep Everyone on the Same Page With a Newsletter
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Learn From the Best. best practices distributed team newsletterSome newsletters that I receive, though ostensibly marketing material, deliver great value. Newsletters can provide even more value when provided to the members of a distributed team. It’s hard to keep remote workers on the same page when it comes to the state of their field or industry; a newsletter can help to ensure that distributed teams at least share some common footing and run into fewer knowledge gaps.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] The Future of the Training Department
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
Sometimes guilds helped apprentices learn by doing things under the eye of a master, but there weren’t any trainers involved. Xerox Learning, DDI, Forum Corporation, and hundreds of other “instructional systems companies sprung up. Thousands upon thousands of trainers attended conferences to learn about new approaches like programmed instruction, behavior modification, roleplay, certification, CD-ROM, sensitivity training. Adopting new models of learning.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] networked unlearning
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
That bleeding edge agile practitioner who dogmatically insists that they won’t work with unless you follow these four (in their view) essential agile practices has more in common with their older colleagues still clinging to waterfall methodologies than they are comfortable admitting. ” Social media are tools that can help us develop emergent practices. Unlearning takes practice. The key is to be engaged in your learning. Learning NetworkedLearning PKM
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] innovation in perpetual beta
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017
The perpetual beta working model tries to show how work and learning are related as we negotiate various types of networks to get new ideas, test them out, and innovate how we work. We can test alternative models and concepts between trusted members in communities of practice, if we have the luck or foresight of being actively engaged in one. Communities of practice then become a bridge on this network continuum, being part individual and part interactive.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace
| THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
Note: The following article appears in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills – May 2014. Inside Learning Technologies & Skills – May 2014. Today’s workplace demands emergent practices just to keep up, but there is little time or thought provided to develop these. For instance, social media can enable the development of emergent practices through ongoing conversations. In the network era, learning and working are tightly interconnected.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] I come not to bury training, only to put it in its place
| TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
They work well when you have established best or good practices to base the training on. While people still need to be trained and educated, that alone will not prepare them for a networked workplace that demands the integration of learning and working. The increasing complexity of our workplaces means we have to accept the limitations of training and education as we have practiced them. Work is changing , and so must learning support. complexity Learning
FASTWONDERBLOG.COM [Learning, Practice] Starter Kit: Social Media and Social Networking Best Practices for Business at Fast Wonder Blog
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2008
Newsletter About eBooks « Recent Links on Ma.gnolia Yahoo Pipes: Track Twitter Replies with RSS » Warning : join() [ function.join ]: Invalid arguments passed in /mnt/local/home/fastwonderblog/fastwonderblog.com/wp-content/themes/k2/app/includes/info.php on line 697 "> Starter Kit: Social Media and Social Networking Best Practices for Business Published by Dawn on February 9, 2008 in social networking. Jump in with one idea to start, try it for a while, learn and build on it.
- [Learning, Practice] I am leaving Ernst & Young | innovation Creators
For the last 2 years, 8 months, I have been working as a Manager in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services Advisory practice. During my first two years at EY, I felt that my personal pace of learning was somewhere between 4 to 7 times faster than at the bank. The pace of learning within a firm like EY does, however, start to slow slightly as you head into your 4th year with the firm.
TONY KARRER [Learning, Practice] Blended learning - no shape, theory, methodology or best practice?
| TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2006
A good post by Donald Clark - Blended learning - a sugar coated pill where he suggests that Blended learning is code for coping with a change in the model. As we see the shape of things begin to change, I'm concerned as is Donald when he tells us the term "blended learning" has "no defined shape, theory, methodology or best practice."
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] books in perpetual beta
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
In this complex and connected world we cannot predict outcomes, but we can engage our environments and markets and then learn by doing. This makes constant learning a critical business skill. It requires do-it-yourself learning as well as social learning skills. While hierarchies are practical to get work done, they should not be the overarching structure for the organization. Books Complexity Learning PKM Finding Perpetual Beta is now in production.
CLARK QUINN [Learning, Practice] Designing Learning is a Probabilistic Exercise
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
However, we make some assumptions about the performer and their ability to have comprehended our learning interventions and any resources we design or are available in the context. We figure our learning was successful (if we’re doing it right, we’re not letting them out of our mitts until they’ve demonstrated the ability to reliably perform what we need), and we figure our performance solutions are optimal and useful (and, again, we should test until we know).
TONY KARRER [Learning, Practice] Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools? My contention (as expressed in LMS and Social Learning ) is that most of the vendors are getting this wrong. John Ambrose in Social Learning Will Fill Enterprise 2.0’s And that’s what I learned from Selling Social Learning – Be a Jack.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] The value of social media for learning
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009
The LCB Big Question this month is, “ How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? . Social learning is the enabler. With complex work, our challenges are now highly contextual and written best practices just don’t cut it anymore. What are the value of social media as learning tools? Furthermore, learning may be generated in teams but this type of knowledge comes and goes.
CONVERSATION MATTERS [Learning, Practice] Are On-line Discussion Forums Conversations?
| FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
There is tremendous value gained, both in terms of learning and development, from an exchange that meets that definition. He surveyed the members who had posted the questions that started each discussion thread, asking them to rate their learning from high to low and to specify the performance that resulted from the answers they received. Interestingly, there is less learning when members of other networks provide answers but there is little or no collective elaboration.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] 70:20:10 – towards 100% performance
| MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016
It should stay on the desk of any learning & development professional and be used as a constant resource. I was amazed at how much practical information the authors were able to put into it, and how accessible it is. The reference model integrates training, performance improvement, and social learning. This book fills a gap in the professional literature on workplace learning and provides a much-needed integrated perspective.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Some thoughts from 2012
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2012
Informal Learning: The 95% Solution. Informal learning is not better than formal training; there is just a whole lot more of it. It’s 95% of workplace learning, according to the research reviewed by Gary Wise. To create real learning organizations , there is a choice. We can keep bolting on bits of informal learning to the formal training structure, or we can take a systemic approach and figure out how learning can be integrated into the workflow – 95% of the time.
THE BAMBOO PROJECT BLOG [Learning, Practice] A Tool to Add to Your Reflective Practices Toolkit: "Oh Life"
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
I've written before about the importance of reflective practice in professional development --the process of reflecting on your development as a professional and recording those thoughts somehow. The problem for most people is that getting in a regular practice of reflecting and recording can be difficult. So, via TechCrunch and Marianne Lenox , here's a new one to consider adding to your reflective practice arsenal- OhLife.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] We need more sandboxes
| THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
Earlier this week I wrote that practices like personal knowledge management (PKM), and its potential for enhanced serendipity can give us the underlying structure to become better hackers and more creative. Behaviour change comes through small, but consistent, changes in practice. But first you need to build a space to practice. Informal learning environments tolerate failure better than schools. Informal Learning
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Learning, Practice] Artfully engaging with information in creative ecologies of learning #i3rgu
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson (University of Technology Sydney) presented a paper by her and Mukti Bawa : Artfully engaging with information in creative ecologies of learning This is work as part of a learning and teaching project in Australia, nurturing and sustaining creativity and innovation (a cross-disciplinary project). They are looking at ways to promote and sustain creativity in the (blended learning) classroom. 2005) Information Literacy as a Socio-Technical Practice.
- [Learning, Practice] Communities of Practice: Conversations to Collaboration by Steve Dale
Do you want to have a fundamental resource on Communities of Practice, i.e. CoPs, that could get you started in helping build your own community building program within your company to help drive the adoption of social software. Slideshare Productivity Knowledge Management Social Networking Social Networks Community Builders KM Social Computing Knowledge Sharing Remote Collaboration Communities Learning Collaboration CoP
ANECDOTE [Learning, Practice] Anecdote: Revitalising communities of practice
| MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2007
Filed in Communities of practice. ” I said something like that to John Smith this morning on the topic of revitalising communities of practice. He said that I should start by thinking about the Etienne Wenger’s CPD model (community, practice and domain). Contrast this with the communities of practice we’re working with in mining companies. ” Get the members to design the community activities, the domain, the practices.
REFLEXIONS [Learning, Practice] How to Treat Best Practices
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009
Working with organizations that want to document and replicate "best practices" I always struggle to balance the advantages of efficiency with the danger of stifling adaptation or innovation. One way is to focus on "worst practices," not best. Tags: SenseMaking (cognition, learning, KM & CI
BOXES AND ARROWS [Learning, Practice] How to Make a Concept Model
| MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
But mostly in hopes of learning a way to make a good concept model. I was busy with several things, including Lou Rosenfeld’s 32 Awesome Practical UX Tips. Big Ideas Education Learning From Others Process and Methods Visual and Visible I can draw. I went to art school. I studied painting until I fell out with the abstract expressionists and switched to photography. But I can draw. What I cannot do is diagram. I always wanted to.
ANECDOTE [Learning, Practice] The importance of deliberate practice
| SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009
It turned out he was learning to become a London taxi driver; he was learning was they call, " the knowledge.". It takes between 2 and 4 years to learn the 320 routes (they call them runs) required to pass the tests. The guy I was chatting to said the first 20 runs seem like a jumble but when you learn the next set of 20 patterns begin to emerge as one run partially coincides with another. It took me a little while to work out what was happening.
CLARK QUINN [Learning, Practice] Daniel Coyle #LSCon Keynote Mindmap
| THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
Naturally, I was thrilled to hear him tout the principles that I suggest make games such a powerful learning environment: challenge, tight feedback, and large amounts of engaging practice. With compelling stories to illustrate his points, he balanced humor and emotional impact to sell a powerful plea for better learning. design games meta-learningDaniel Coyle gave a wonderfully funny, passionate, and poignant keynote, talking about what leads to top performance.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] simplifying the complexity
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
In the end I was able to develop a simple tool to evaluate current and future tools against the learning and performance requirements of the company. Social Learning. Another project that started as research on best practices for the implementation of action-based learning (e.g. This informed the overall learning strategy for a new national public service school. Tools: required to do the work or learn how to do it. Learning WorkComplex Problems.
NANCY WHITE [Learning, Practice] CoP Series #5: Is my community a community of practice?
| THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2009
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. This may also give us insight as to what we are trying to do and perhaps point to a different strategic option when trying to support and extend learning. If the group continues to learn after the course is over, the course then becomes the catalyst for the beginnings of the community.
HAROLD JARCHE [Learning, Practice] Learning Together
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008
Much of our work has been around informal learning and performance improvement in the workplace. I see myself as a bridge between theory and practice, or between early adopters and the early majority, as this picture shows. For me, technology is the application of organised and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems. Some of the methods I’ve developed are in my performance Toolbox , so that I can share and also learn from others.
NANCY WHITE [Learning, Practice] Red-Tails in Love: Birdwatchers as a community of practice
| THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
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. Identifying a new practice and refining it.). Access to expertise – learning from experienced practitioners (i.e. Content – a focus on capturing and publishing what the community learns and knows (i.e. My friend Sue Wolff generously lent me two books recently.
BOXES AND ARROWS [Learning, Practice] Five Things They Didn’t Teach Me in School About Being a User Researcher
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
That said, in the midst of companies experimenting with how to maximize user researchers, there are a few things I’ve learned specific to the role of user researcher that have held true across the diverse companies I’ve worked for. Some of these learnings were a bit of a surprise early on my my career, and I hope in sharing them I’ll save a few from making career mistakes I made in the past for lack of knowing better.
COMMUNICATION NATION [Learning, Practice] Communication Nation: Visual thinking practice: Heads and hands
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2005
10 December 2005 Visual thinking practice: Heads and hands Visual thinking is the practice of using pictures to enhance your ability to solve problems, think about complex issues and communicate effectively. If you can learn to draw convincing faces and hands, everything else will seem simple by comparison. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Learning, Practice] Incorporating a research-minded approach to professional practice #researchminded
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
However there are some interesting keynotes, and I aim to liveblog those.The hashtag is #researchminded The opening keynote was from Professor Hazel Hall (Edinburgh Napier University) talking about: Incorporating a research-minded approach to professional practice. She then urged everyone to make the most of the research focus of the conference, for learning and networking. evidence-based practice research researchminded