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Is learning happening
(and how) in virtual
communities of practice?
Focus on project
management
communities
Prepared for O...
What’s this about?
Learning opportunities
are changing day on
day and the biggest
influences relate to
online education, f...
…and extended professional
networks
“Call it the “LinkedIn Effect.” Social networks
like LinkedIn and Facebook have change...
What’s this about?
How are social networks such as
LinkedIn being used to enhance and
extend learning in Communities of
Pr...
They share a concern or a passion for something
they do. Through the community they learn how to
do it better.
Shared doma...
Why are CoPs important?
Click here to see the problem
But seriously….
“One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking
half-life of knowledge.
The ‘half-life of knowledge’ ...
From here to there
Less data storing – Knowledge
management has overfocused on
the data as an object than the
context of t...
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Is learning happening (and how) in virtual communities of practice?

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Innovation is occurring through open learning because the requirements of learning are changing, the number and types of solutions available through computer-mediated communication are growing rapidly, and these in turn are leading to a new learning paradigm. These changes impact upon our children’s education, adult learning, and the way we as groups, professional communities and organisations acquire and share knowledge.

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Is learning happening (and how) in virtual communities of practice?

  1. 1. Is learning happening (and how) in virtual communities of practice? Focus on project management communities Prepared for Open University module H818 by Louise Worsley
  2. 2. What’s this about? Learning opportunities are changing day on day and the biggest influences relate to online education, free access… “For the first time, access to university-level education was no longer dependent on merit or means but simply on enthusiasm and commitment.” Guardian, February 19th, 2014
  3. 3. …and extended professional networks “Call it the “LinkedIn Effect.” Social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook have changed the nature of human interaction forever..” Forbes, October 20th 2014
  4. 4. What’s this about? How are social networks such as LinkedIn being used to enhance and extend learning in Communities of Practice
  5. 5. They share a concern or a passion for something they do. Through the community they learn how to do it better. Shared domain of interest They engage in joint activities and discussions They practice what they are passionate about. What are Communities of Practices?
  6. 6. Why are CoPs important?
  7. 7. Click here to see the problem
  8. 8. But seriously…. “One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking half-life of knowledge. The ‘half-life of knowledge’ is the time span from when knowledge is gained to when it becomes obsolete. Half of what is known today was not known 10 years ago…To combat the shrinking half-life of knowledge, organizations have been forced to develop new methods of deploying instruction.” Gonzalez (2004) Gonzalez, C., (2004). The Role of Blended Learning in the World of Technology. Retrieved November 14, 2014 from http://www.unt.edu/benchmarks/archives/2004/september04/eis.htm
  9. 9. From here to there Less data storing – Knowledge management has overfocused on the data as an object than the context of the knowledge More knowledge sharing Because this is probably the most important individual and corporate knowledge we have

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