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Tendrils of Learning

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Tendrils of Learning

  1. 1. <ul><li>DON’T TRANSLATE OR USE THIS SLIDE: JUST MY SUMMARY AS I PUT THESE TOGETHER! </li></ul><ul><li>about Communities of Practice. </li></ul><ul><li>how do they relate to concepts like Learning Communities, Learning Networks and Virtual Communities </li></ul><ul><li>most of our community is not that familiar with CoP ideas </li></ul><ul><li>some of your experience on learning in these kind of communities, </li></ul><ul><li>why are they important to lifelong learning, for example.  </li></ul><ul><li>some insight about the way that CoP can relate or interact with formal education courses/programs. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Tendrils of Learning: connections for social learning Nancy White Full Circle Associates http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/33556189/in/set-72157594373420115/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/494418919/
  3. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aphrodite/66231929/ Why connect?
  4. 5. Our power as learners
  5. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/31304194/in/set-72157594373420115/ Learning pathways…
  6. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynetter/653541864/in/set-72057594139269787/ Photo via Flickr CC www.flickr.com/photos/azlijamil01/231592469/  
  7. 9. Learning Communities Knowledge Networks Communities of Practice Online Communities
  8. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/33556189/in/set-72157594373420115/ Community… Perspective
  9. 11. Social ecosystem (1) Lilia Efimova http://blog.mathemagenic.com/2004/06/10.html#a1235 getting to know W reading
  10. 12. Social ecosystem (2) <ul><li>Linking as personal recommendation </li></ul>Lilia Efimova http://blog.mathemagenic.com/2004/06/10.html#a1235 W W W +
  11. 13. Social ecosystem (3) <ul><li>Peer-filtering </li></ul>Lilia Efimova http://blog.mathemagenic.com/2004/06/10.html#a1235 worth reading nice to know W W W W + +? + – – … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . . … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . .
  12. 14. Social ecosystem (4) <ul><li>Distributed conversations </li></ul>Lilia Efimova http://blog.mathemagenic.com/2004/06/10.html#a1235 W W W W … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . . … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . . … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . . … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . . … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . . … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . . … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . . … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . . … . …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . . .. …… … . …… …. …. …. .. . …. … .… .. . ..,,.. …. … ……. .. . …… . .
  13. 15. Social ecosystem (5) <ul><li>Connecting with a community </li></ul>Lilia Efimova http://blog.mathemagenic.com/2004/06/10.html#a1235
  14. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/philwalter/348238734/
  15. 18. <ul><li>“ CoPs develop around things that matter to people …. The difference between a CoP and a team is that the shared learning and interest of its members are what keeps it together. It is defined by knowledge rather than task. It exists because participation has value to members .” </li></ul><ul><li>Etienne Wenger, 1998 </li></ul>
  16. 19. Domain Community Practice Domain Community Practice
  17. 20. The “Shawn Callahan Test” <ul><li>I am a… </li></ul>http://www.anecdote.com.au/archives/2006/02/will_the_commun.html Domain
  18. 21. Community ? <ul><li>Who is involved? </li></ul><ul><li>What relationships and roles ? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we interact to solve problems & answer questions ? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we foster engagement and trust ? </li></ul>Community
  19. 22. “ They develop a shared repertoire of resources: experiences, stories, tools, ways of addressing recurring problems—in short a shared practice. ” Wenger Practice
  20. 23. Polarities
  21. 24. TOGETHERNESS SEPARATENESS http://www.flickr.com/photos/angerboy/201582453/
  22. 25. http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldcafe/227358678 / INTERACTING PUBLISHING
  23. 26. INDIVIDUAL GROUP
  24. 27. Togetherness Separateness Interacting Publishing Individual Group
  25. 28. In doing, we learn. George Herbert Activities:
  26. 29. Community profiles as patterns of togetherness Community activities oriented to … … meetings … context … community cultivation … access to expertise … projects … open-ended conversation … content publishing … individual participation … relationships © 2006 Wenger, White, and Smith
  27. 30. … meetings … access to expertise … context … community cultivation … projects … open-ended conversation … content publishing … individual participation … relationships © 2006 Wenger, White, and Smith Community activities oriented to … Course
  28. 31. Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Learner’s Blog Central Blog External Reader External Reader RSS FEED Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader Reader External Reader Roster Syllabus Schedule Course
  29. 32. Support Community … meetings … access to expertise … context … community cultivation … projects … open-ended conversation … content publishing … individual participation … relationships © 2006 Wenger, White, and Smith Community activities oriented to …
  30. 33. Forums Directories Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Blog Social networking tools Support Community
  31. 34. … meetings … access to expertise … context … community cultivation … projects … open-ended conversation … content publishing … individual participation … relationships © 2006 Wenger, White, and Smith Community activities oriented to … Edubloggers
  32. 35. Edubloggers Community my arise between the blogs around shared interest Edublogger #2 Edublogger #3 Edublogger #1
  33. 36. Community Technology Stewardship
  34. 37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani3l3/364684710/ “ Technology stewards are people with enough experience of the workings of a community to understand its technology needs, and enough experience with technology to take leadership in addressing those needs…
  35. 38. Stewardship typically includes selecting and configuring technology, as well as supporting its use in the practice of the community.” Wenger, White and Smith, 2007
  36. 39. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/418922552/in/set-72157600218310366 /
  37. 40. <ul><li>Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, And human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-- E.M. Forster, Howards End </li></ul></ul>
  38. 41. Epilogue Resources http://onlinefacilitation.wikispaces.com/Tendrils+of+Learning Or http://tinyurl.com/35llv9 Contact Nancy White nancyw at fullcirc dot com http://www.fullcirc.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/poagao/527259905/

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