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Learning communities, why what, with whom en how

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  • 1. Learning Networks
    Angelica Senders
    ICCO F2F
    September 30, 2011
  • 2. Learning Communities
    WHY/ Objective
    Improve practice
    Action oriented
    Start with questions not knwoledge
    Members share same/similar practice and domain of work
    Credibility (who says so?)
    Leadership/ facilitation
    Linkages with other networks
    WHAT / type of learning
    Sharing horizontally amongst practitioners
    Input from expert (vertical)
    LC is not a training or e-course
    Communication face to face (f2f)
    Fast: interactive and informal
    Slow: depository for resources
  • 3. The Private Sector Cooperation Learning Community
    Lessons learned on:
    Steps taken
    Web 2.0 tools used
    The process
  • 4. 1. Steps taken
    Invite members and make Dgroups for communication (27 people registered)
    Identify needs and interest (e-survey)
    Create commitment (3 Skype conversations for agenda setting)
    Presentation round on experiences (Dgroup)
    Case analysis in 4 groups (Skype and e-mail)
    Create depository for resources (wiki); Upload the 4 cases (Burkina Faso shea, Albert Heijn Foundation, Bio fuel Kenya, BDS Kyrgistan)
    Plenary e-discussion on cases planned
    Introduction of new tool (Yammer) to make e-tools ‘more fun’
  • 5. 2. Web 2.0 tools used
    Not very attractive, difficult to make a discussion thread. If there is a lot of traffic it is easily perceived as spam
    2. Skype
    Oral communication contributes to people getting to know each other (more then the email)
    3. Wiki
    Potential to be a depository of experiences
    People need to learn how to use it
    4. Yammer
    Have potential to make e-tools ‘more fun’
    Will become the primary communication channel of the LC PSC
  • 6. 3. The process
    E-survey for needs assessment
    Skype sessions for agenda setting and ownership
    The presentation round of the members
    Work in small group was a good idea leading to concrete results very productive. The level of the discussions was high.
    Less successful
    During the case work the Dgroup was very silent and not all members had registered for sub-groups
    Time planning: people are busy so all phases took longer then expected
  • 7. Yammer
    This is fast and informal communication channel
    Looks like Facebook and Twitter
    In a closed community
    You will receive an invitation in you e-mailbox, accept this invitation
    Open Yammer https://www.yammer.com/
    Sign in (make an account)
    Read your messages on the Yammer of this LC
    React on them by using ‘ reply’
    ‘Like’ some messages
    Go to your account and change the notification settings
  • 8. Wiki
    The wiki will be used as more permanent depository for:
    Information/ literature
    ICCO Alliance Policies/ guidelines
    Case descriptions/lessons learned
    Go to your wiki account (or make one)
    Use the Compart toolbar to open a wiki, or install the toolbar via this link: http://compartflowers.ourtoolbar.com/
    Go to a wiki of your choice, Request access if necessary
    Leave a comment on a wiki
    Edit a page (do not forget to save)
    Useful flowers (=wikis):
    FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
    Actual time at ICCO offices
    Use ‘search’ function to look for a wiki
  • 9. Dgroups
    Dgroups is an email list,
    email are received in your inbox
    reply via mailbox
    Emails and attachment stay at the Dgroups website
    Where to find the website
    Dgroups login http://dgroups.org/
    Search via Google or via the compart toolbar
    If you do not have this toolbar on your computer you can install it via this link: http://compartflowers.ourtoolbar.com/
    Go to Dgroup
    Go to ‘your’ LC (if you are already member of one, e.g gender and Human rights
    Look at the discussion and the library
    Click on ‘account’
    Change the notification settings