Fostering an online professional community: What can you do?

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This is a presentation that looks at some of the things that you can do to help foster an online community of practice.

This is a presentation that looks at some of the things that you can do to help foster an online community of practice.

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  • 1. Design an online Professional Community of Practice: Possible features Hazel Owen Ethos Consultancy NZ All images/diagrams, unless otherwise specified by Hazel Owen . Centre image on this slide-" Expertise " by Kexino
  • 2. Stages of establishment The essential factor for effectiveness: The VPD Community Convenor (Owen, 2010, adapted from Hallam, & McDermott)
  • 3. Build identity To visit this online community: http://virtualicteltpd.ning.com/
  • 4. Use with ease To visit this site: http://tpa.unitec.ac.nz/livingcurriculum/
  • 5. Personalise profiles To visit this profile: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/profile/HazelOwen
  • 6. Share resources To access this site: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com
  • 7. Relate to key community interests To access this resource: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/profiles/blogs/ict-resources-and-assistive
  • 8. Start conversations To access this conversation: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/forum/topics/ideas-for-educational-activity
  • 9. Communicate in real time To visit this online community: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/
  • 10. Foster learning & mentoring relationships To visit this online community: http://virtualicteltpd.ning.com/
  • 11. Share self reflections Full size diagram: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24289877@N02/6053971327/sizes/l/in/set-72157626782622096/
  • 12. Publicise events & meetings To visit this events area: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/events
  • 13. Gather community opinions To visit this site: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/
  • 14. Celebrate most active members To visit this online community: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com
  • 15. Encourage exchange of expertise To visit this resource: http://ethosconsultancynz.ning.com/forum/topics/frequently-asked-questions
  • 16. Create learning paths & activities
  • 17. Create learning paths & activities To visit this resource: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/page/learning-teaching
  • 18. Embrace personal preferences for learning To access this resource: http://ethosconsultancynz.ning.com/page/eportfolios-1
  • 19. Link to existing resources To access this resource: http://www.myfuture.edu.au/learningobjects/lo3_52_060214/index.html
  • 20. Link to demonstrations To access this resource: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nmp/sonet/rlos/placs/nctl176_ztrack/index.html
  • 21. Work & learn together! Image " Fifty Fingers " by susanvg