Communities of Practice… pathing the cowpaths by Martin Pluss [email_address]   http://twitter.com/plu 0402824959 http://w...
Robert Scoble: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scobleizer/1072339035/
 
 
 
 
 
 
“ Communities of Practice” … Simply put they are “groups of people who share a concern  or a passion for something they do...
The  Model <ul><li>A learning theory conceptualized by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger proposing  the idea that  </li></ul><u...
According to Wenger… CoP defines itself along 3 dimensions: <ul><li>What it is about   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint enterpr...
3 Elements <ul><li>The domain </li></ul><ul><li>The community </li></ul><ul><li>The Practice </li></ul>Domain Community Pr...
Domain (Defines the issues) <ul><li>Members have …  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity  defined by a shared area of interest <...
Community   (People who care about the domain) <ul><li>Members… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate  in joint activities & d...
Practice  (Shared ideas, tools, info., goals) <ul><li>Members are … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practitioners </li></ul></ul><ul...
Key Features of CoPs <ul><li>Communication: Managed by making connections </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Domain of Practice, kno...
What CoPs Do <ul><li>Facilitate collaboration/communication </li></ul><ul><li>Develop/Identify Subject Matter Experts  </l...
Benefits of a CoPs <ul><li>Access to knowledge and experience  </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships with those who have e...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/facebook-founder-stole-our-idea/2007/07/25/1185043156358....
 
 
Social Networking Sites <ul><li>http://mashable.com/2007/07/31/comscore-social-network-global-growth/ </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
Wenger Model http://www.anecdote.com.au/WengerModel_small.jpg
 
C of P the next level <ul><li>Cool Running Australia  </li></ul><ul><li>EDNA </li></ul><ul><li>GTANSW </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GTANSW CofP <ul><li>GO to the GTANSW Home page and enter GTANSW Portal:  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.groups.edna.edu.au/g...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technology Adoption Cycle
 
 
 
 
Web 2.0 makes it work <ul><li>My definition </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul>...
Top 13 Web 2.0 Products  <ul><li>www.bloglines.com  rss feeder </li></ul><ul><li>www.del.icio.us  online favourites </li><...
A Student Survey <ul><li>“Why do I have to watch a teacher struggle  to use yesterday’s technology?” </li></ul><ul><li>The...
Lisa Smith  Batchen – Ultra Runner <ul><li>&quot;Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did...
Creating Passionate Users http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/08/are_your_users_.html
You should try new things and…
… sometimes things go a cropper…and
… then you live to tell the story
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    1. 1. Communities of Practice… pathing the cowpaths by Martin Pluss [email_address] http://twitter.com/plu 0402824959 http://www.bahiker.com/pictures/eastbay/garin/websize/097trail.jpg http://static.flickr.com/35/70225221_e0ca739f93.jpg
    2. 2. Robert Scoble: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scobleizer/1072339035/
    3. 9. “ Communities of Practice” … Simply put they are “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”. Wenger
    4. 10. The Model <ul><li>A learning theory conceptualized by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger proposing the idea that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning is social and comes largely from our experience of participating in daily life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A process of engagement in a 'community of practice'.  </li></ul></ul>
    5. 11. According to Wenger… CoP defines itself along 3 dimensions: <ul><li>What it is about </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint enterprise as understood and continually renegotiated by its members. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How it functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mutual engagement that bind members together </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What capability it has produced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared repertoire of communal resources (routines, artefacts, vocabulary, styles, etc.) developed over time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( http://www.infed.org/biblio/communities_of_practice.htm ) </li></ul></ul>
    6. 12. 3 Elements <ul><li>The domain </li></ul><ul><li>The community </li></ul><ul><li>The Practice </li></ul>Domain Community Practice
    7. 13. Domain (Defines the issues) <ul><li>Members have … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity defined by a shared area of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment to domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared competence </li></ul></ul>
    8. 14. Community (People who care about the domain) <ul><li>Members… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in joint activities & discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build relationships so that they learn from each other </li></ul></ul>
    9. 15. Practice (Shared ideas, tools, info., goals) <ul><li>Members are … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practitioners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a shared repertoire of resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stories </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ways of addressing recurring problems </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 16. Key Features of CoPs <ul><li>Communication: Managed by making connections </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Domain of Practice, knowledge and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on value, mutual exchange and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Crosses operational, functional and organizational boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Defined by people, not tasks </li></ul>
    11. 17. What CoPs Do <ul><li>Facilitate collaboration/communication </li></ul><ul><li>Develop/Identify Subject Matter Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Filter out incorrect information by peer groups </li></ul><ul><li>Capture knowledge (intellectual capital) </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent re-inventing the wheel by sharing knowledge and experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Share successful (best) practices </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>Increase organizational learning </li></ul>
    12. 18. Benefits of a CoPs <ul><li>Access to knowledge and experience </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships with those who have expertise in a particular domain </li></ul><ul><li>Develop best practices through discussions and sharing of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how others have solved problems, instead of reinventing the wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up-to-date at the time and pace of the individual member </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a community spirit. </li></ul>
    13. 35. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. http://www.smh.com.au/news/web/facebook-founder-stole-our-idea/2007/07/25/1185043156358.html
    14. 38. Social Networking Sites <ul><li>http://mashable.com/2007/07/31/comscore-social-network-global-growth/ </li></ul>
    15. 43. Wenger Model http://www.anecdote.com.au/WengerModel_small.jpg
    16. 45. C of P the next level <ul><li>Cool Running Australia </li></ul><ul><li>EDNA </li></ul><ul><li>GTANSW </li></ul>
    17. 58. GTANSW CofP <ul><li>GO to the GTANSW Home page and enter GTANSW Portal: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.groups.edna.edu.au/gtansw </li></ul><ul><li>You will be taken to this page. Click Register. </li></ul>
    18. 71. Technology Adoption Cycle
    19. 76. Web 2.0 makes it work <ul><li>My definition </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Connectedness </li></ul>http://www.andybudd.com/dcontruct05/images/zen2.jpg
    20. 77. Top 13 Web 2.0 Products <ul><li>www.bloglines.com rss feeder </li></ul><ul><li>www.del.icio.us online favourites </li></ul><ul><li>www.flickr.com online photos </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikispaces.com collaborative learning </li></ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com online videos </li></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com social networking </li></ul><ul><li>www.43things.com goals organiser </li></ul><ul><li>spreadsheets.google.com online spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>podomatic.com host your own podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>www.rollyo.com / roll your own search engine </li></ul><ul><li>www.digg.com collaborative favourites </li></ul><ul><li>www.ning.com / social networking </li></ul><ul><li>www.secondlife.com 3d online digital world </li></ul><ul><li>www.gliffy.com / draw and share diagrams on the web </li></ul>
    21. 78. A Student Survey <ul><li>“Why do I have to watch a teacher struggle to use yesterday’s technology?” </li></ul><ul><li>The Next Curve Mick Waters 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>A Conference in Belfast </li></ul>
    22. 79. Lisa Smith Batchen – Ultra Runner <ul><li>&quot;Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.&quot;     --Mark Twain </li></ul>
    23. 80. Creating Passionate Users http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/08/are_your_users_.html
    24. 81. You should try new things and…
    25. 82. … sometimes things go a cropper…and
    26. 83. … then you live to tell the story
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