Gregynog 2007 - Community of Practice

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Gregynog 2007 - Community of Practice

  1. 1. Building a Community of Practice Beyond the Innovators Nicola van den Berg & Chris Hall – Swansea University
  2. 2. What does e-learning mean to your institution?
  3. 3. We listened to what people had to say? They said….
  4. 4. So, what is e-learning?
  5. 6. There was good work but in isolation.
  6. 7. There wasn’t much communication or sharing.
  7. 8. As a result an idea began to form……. … ..to build a community of practice.
  8. 9. “…groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” Etienne Wenger
  9. 10. Who could be part of an initial group of members for an e-learning community at your institution?
  10. 11. Started with a core group of learning technologists……. … which evolved and grew over time
  11. 12. blog wiki podcast guidelines strategy discuss challenge e-learning & cakes lunch & learn
  12. 13. Of the tools mentioned what could you use to build a similar community?
  13. 14. So, what have we learned?
  14. 16. “ Maybe nobody goes to your web site because it’s all about you.”
  15. 17. The community needs to be built by the community. Learning by doing. Learning by making
  16. 18. Techno logy Last
  17. 19. relationships openness of opinions sharing social collaboration The community is about…….

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