Category Archives: Community of Practice

Creating and sharing: why we are all curators in the Social Age

I read a study this morning from the Pew Research Centre’s Internet Project. They interviewed a thousand American adults on their internet habits: 54% of them had posted original photos or videos to websites and 47% shared content they found … Continue reading

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Learning tribes

It’s been a good week: i’ve been in New York, working with a small team, sharing ideas and learning. Most of the sessions have been around leadership, with me trying to bring a perspective of the Social Age, exploring the … Continue reading

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Creating an environment for #learning: collaboration and community

As i sat writing this morning, an elderly gentleman came to the table and asked me if he could lay out the International papers without disturbing me. I’m in the Icebreaker cafe, by the Amstel, one of my favourite writing … Continue reading

Posted in Choreography, Coffee, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Conversation, Culture, Environment, Formal Spaces, Group Dynamics, Informal Spaces, Learning, Learning Culture, Personal Learning Network, Reflection, Sharing, Social Learning, Spaces | Tagged , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Manifesto for the Social Age: A first draft of the narrative

I had two conversations yesterday that prompted me to think a little. I was talking about Social Leadership and Social Learning with Sarah, in the UK and Marissa in the US. There was a common narrative to both conversations, so … Continue reading

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Growing your social learning strategy: 11 key questions on authority and expertise

Knowledge management is a tricky thing. Expertise and authority may exist, but you can’t find it. In social learning, we want to engage with these experts, we need to build emergent communities with the power to make a difference, the … Continue reading

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Drawing upon the wisdom of the group: developing ideas of Social Leadership

Over the last week or so, i’ve been developing ideas around the Social Leader. I’ve been trying to adopt social learning approaches to this design exercise, exposing different parts of the ideas to different communities and individuals and making the … Continue reading

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A place for everything and everything in it’s place: creating an environment for learning

I have a routine: table by the window, the one with the plug next to it, coffee on the right side of the table at the back, phone on the left. This is the best table as it has a … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Accessibility, Agile, Book, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Connections, Contact, Environment, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning, Learning Culture, Learning Technology, Mobile Learning, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Support | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Come together: a congregation for learning

I’m off to an e-learning conference today, a chance to gather together with like minded people to share ideas and develop new ones. Whilst we are all connected online, congregating for a formal event like this serves a number of … Continue reading

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Creating meaning in social learning: interpretation

I spent yesterday afternoon in The Hermitage in Amsterdam, a great museum, currently housing an exhibition on Peter the Great, the modernising eighteenth century Russian Tsar. The gallery space is large, well laid out, containing a wide variety of artefacts … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Collaboration, Communication, Community of Practice, Curation, Information, Interpretation, Knowledge, Learning, Meaning, Museum Education, Narrative, Personal Learning Network, Reflection, Semantics, Social Learning, Standardisation, Stories, Worldview | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Social technology for social learning: Voxer and ScoopIt

Voxer is a neat App for smartphones: a walkie talkie function that lets you hold a ‘button‘ and record a message that is shared, immediately, with another person or group. You can share photos, with location tags, or text messages … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Agile, Apps, Broadcast, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Connections, Conversation, Experience, Instant Messaging, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Journey, Learning Technology, Meaning, Mindset, Mobile Apps, Mobile Learning, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Social Media, Social Networking, Synchronous Communication, Technology, Usability | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments