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Becoming a Member of a Community of Practice Sarah Kirby, North Carolina State University Ashley Griffin, University of Ke...
 
is a  collaboratively  built Internet-based  learning environment  delivering sound,  science-based  information on a  24/...
allows  just in time learning  for  clients and extension professionals , anytime and anywhere eXtension
about.extension.org
Community of Practice (CoP) <ul><li>Collaborative work groups of professionals with a common interest in an issue or topic...
<ul><li>Virtual network </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-institutional </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Open ...
Communities of Practice Membership <ul><li>Opportunity to collaborate with other professionals  </li></ul><ul><li>Abreast ...
Current Live eXtension  Community of Practices <ul><li>Beef Cattle Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Horticulture </li><...
New Community of Practices <ul><li>Ag Law </li></ul><ul><li>Bee Health </li></ul><ul><li>Better Kid Care America </li></ul...
Communities of Practice <ul><li>Needs Based CoPs </li></ul><ul><li>Northeast: Sustainable Marine Fisheries </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Develop Products -- </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Information </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the Experts </li></ul><ul><li>FAQs <...
CoP Roles <ul><li>Leader -- direct work, provide guidance, representation </li></ul><ul><li>Member -- ask the expert, faq’...
Joining a CoP
Joining a CoP
Joining a CoP Choose from the list of CoPs
Joining a CoP
Joining a CoP
Frequently Asked Questions faq.extension.org
Ask the Expert faq.extension.org
Ask the Expert
Responsibility to the CoP <ul><li>Participate in the work of the CoP, following through on your accepted role </li></ul><u...
Requirements for a CoP <ul><li>Willingness to work in a new and collaborative way </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to eXtensio...
What’s in it for you? <ul><li>Single access point to CE & brand Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded customer service </li>...
What’s in it for you? <ul><li>Wider range of experts </li></ul><ul><li>Different points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Better a...
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    1. 1. Becoming a Member of a Community of Practice Sarah Kirby, North Carolina State University Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky NCCE Virtual IT Conference March 24, 2009
    2. 3. is a collaboratively built Internet-based learning environment delivering sound, science-based information on a 24/7/365 basis. eXtension
    3. 4. allows just in time learning for clients and extension professionals , anytime and anywhere eXtension
    4. 5. about.extension.org
    5. 6. Community of Practice (CoP) <ul><li>Collaborative work groups of professionals with a common interest in an issue or topic who collaborate over time to share ideas, resources, educational materials and develop innovations (Pankow & O’Neill, 2008; Sellers, et. al., 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty, extension professionals and staff, as well as other experts from agencies and organizations </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>Virtual network </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-institutional </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-disciplinary </li></ul><ul><li>Open (new members) </li></ul><ul><li>Fluid and flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Evolve over time </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive to Communities of Interest </li></ul>Community of Practice
    7. 8. Communities of Practice Membership <ul><li>Opportunity to collaborate with other professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Abreast of new resources and information in your field </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development/training opportunities </li></ul>
    8. 9. Current Live eXtension Community of Practices <ul><li>Beef Cattle Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Horticulture </li></ul><ul><li>Corn and Soybean Production </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton </li></ul><ul><li>DAIReXNET </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity Across Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Just in Time Parenting </li></ul><ul><li>Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Youth SET for Life </li></ul><ul><li>eOrganic </li></ul><ul><li>EDEN </li></ul><ul><li>Extension Wildfire Information Network </li></ul><ul><li>Family Caregiving </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Security for All </li></ul><ul><li>HorseQuest </li></ul><ul><li>Imported Fire Ants </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife Damage Management </li></ul>
    9. 10. New Community of Practices <ul><li>Ag Law </li></ul><ul><li>Bee Health </li></ul><ul><li>Better Kid Care America </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking Water Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Home Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs and Their Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Families, Food and Fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Forest-based Bioenergy </li></ul><ul><li>Goat Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Land Use Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>Niche Meat Processing Assistance Network </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticide Environmental Stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Pork Information </li></ul><ul><li>Rangeland Stewardship and Health </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Ag Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Integrated Pest Management </li></ul>
    10. 11. Communities of Practice <ul><li>Needs Based CoPs </li></ul><ul><li>Northeast: Sustainable Marine Fisheries </li></ul><ul><li>1890's: Freshwater Aquaculture </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Region: Food Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Western: Water Conservation </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Develop Products -- </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Information </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the Experts </li></ul><ul><li>FAQs </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion & Web Chats </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Making Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Learning Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Learning Modules </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate/Credit Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Diagnostics </li></ul>? Questions, Issues, or Life Events How CoPs work…
    12. 13. CoP Roles <ul><li>Leader -- direct work, provide guidance, representation </li></ul><ul><li>Member -- ask the expert, faq’s, articles, learning lessons, pilot new materials, provide impact/feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Followers -- interest, but don’t contribute </li></ul>
    13. 14. Joining a CoP
    14. 15. Joining a CoP
    15. 16. Joining a CoP Choose from the list of CoPs
    16. 17. Joining a CoP
    17. 18. Joining a CoP
    18. 19. Frequently Asked Questions faq.extension.org
    19. 20. Ask the Expert faq.extension.org
    20. 21. Ask the Expert
    21. 22. Responsibility to the CoP <ul><li>Participate in the work of the CoP, following through on your accepted role </li></ul><ul><li>Learn the technology of eXtension </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute resources and expertise to the knowledge base </li></ul>
    22. 23. Requirements for a CoP <ul><li>Willingness to work in a new and collaborative way </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to eXtension training opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to build a better Extension </li></ul>
    23. 24. What’s in it for you? <ul><li>Single access point to CE & brand Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded customer service </li></ul><ul><li>Direct link to local county office </li></ul><ul><li>Connection with new audiences </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced marketing potential </li></ul><ul><li>Wider range of experts </li></ul><ul><li>Different points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Better access to research </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to cutting edge technology </li></ul>County Staff
    24. 25. What’s in it for you? <ul><li>Wider range of experts </li></ul><ul><li>Different points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Better access to research </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to cutting edge technology </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiencies of time </li></ul><ul><li>Increased quality of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Increased audience reach & impact </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and reporting 4 P&T </li></ul><ul><li>Increased competitiveness for grants </li></ul>Faculty
    25. 26. www.youtube.com/user/eXtensionInitiative
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