Category Archives: Moderator

Narrative

Stories are special: we relate to them emotionally, directly, we feel and hear them with our hearts and souls. Stories engage us in ways that elude straight facts. The very process of communication involves stories that we fashion and shape … Continue reading

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A structure for scaffolded social learning: bubbles and gateways

I’m developing some practical models for implementing social learning in organisations, trying to give ann idea of structures and methodologies that can be used. I’ve written previously about approaches to moderation and the ways that we can co-create meaning in … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Authority, Blended Learning, Challenge, Collaboration, Conversation, Curation, Dialogue, E-Learning, Formal Learning Spaces, Formal Spaces, Informal Learning Spaces, Informal Spaces, Journalism, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Journey, Legacy, Meaning, Moderator, Narrative, Scaffolding, Social Learning, Stories, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 18 Comments

The lifecycle of a social learning community and the shape of moderation

Nothing lasts forever, not even good conversations. I’ve been working this week on some ideas around the lifecycle of social learning communities, specifically the changing role of the moderator throughout the lifecycle. I’m working around a three stage approach, with … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Conversation, Engagement, Experience, Forum, Group Dynamics, Learning, Learning Journey, Legacy, Moderator, Narrative, ROI, Scaffolding, Social Capital, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , | 25 Comments

Challenges in the creation and curation of social learning spaces

I was talking to someone yesterday about the challenges of creating a company wide social learning space. These spaces fall between the formal world of work and the informal social spaces that surround it: they are semi formal with open … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, Brand, Broadcast, Challenge, Collaboration, Community, Conversation, Culture, Curation, Dialogue, Engagement, Environment, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning, Moderator, Social Learning, Social Media, Social Networking | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Scaffolding pockets of social learning: ideas for practical implementation

Engagement over time is valuable in learning, giving us time to reflect, to try things out back in the real world, to draw together our learning. Providing appropriate, flexible and easily accessible social learning spaces around formal learning experiences is … Continue reading

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Moderating social learning spaces: roles and activities

I’ve been curating a global social learning space for a large group of mentors and mentees. Over the last few weeks, something strange has happened: there’e been an explosion of interaction. It’s as though we’ve been cranking the engine for … Continue reading

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