Powerpoint learning communities networked learning (sept 30 2011)[1]


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Powerpoint learning communities networked learning (sept 30 2011)[1]

  1. 1. Learning Networks <br />Angelica Senders<br />ICCO F2F <br />September 30, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Learning Communities<br />WHY/ Objective<br />Improve practice<br />Action oriented<br />Start with questions not knwoledge<br />WITH WHOM?<br />Members share same/similar practice and domain of work<br />Credibility (who says so?)<br />Trust<br />Reciprocity<br />Leadership/ facilitation<br />Linkages with other networks<br />WHAT / type of learning<br />Sharing horizontally amongst practitioners<br />Input from expert (vertical)<br />LC is not a training or e-course<br />HOW<br />Communication face to face (f2f)<br />E-tools: <br />Fast: interactive and informal<br />Slow: depository for resources<br />
  3. 3. The Private Sector Cooperation Learning Community <br />Lessons learned on:<br />Steps taken<br />Web 2.0 tools used<br />The process<br />
  4. 4. 1. Steps taken<br />Invite members and make Dgroups for communication (27 people registered) <br />Identify needs and interest (e-survey)<br />Create commitment (3 Skype conversations for agenda setting) <br />Presentation round on experiences (Dgroup)<br />Case analysis in 4 groups (Skype and e-mail) <br />Create depository for resources (wiki); Upload the 4 cases (Burkina Faso shea, Albert Heijn Foundation, Bio fuel Kenya, BDS Kyrgistan)<br />Plenary e-discussion on cases planned<br />Introduction of new tool (Yammer) to make e-tools ‘more fun’<br />
  5. 5. 2. Web 2.0 tools used<br />Dgroup <br />Not very attractive, difficult to make a discussion thread. If there is a lot of traffic it is easily perceived as spam <br />2. Skype <br />Oral communication contributes to people getting to know each other (more then the email) <br />3. Wiki<br />Potential to be a depository of experiences<br />People need to learn how to use it <br />4. Yammer<br />Have potential to make e-tools ‘more fun’<br />Will become the primary communication channel of the LC PSC<br />
  6. 6. 3. The process<br />Successes <br />E-survey for needs assessment<br />Skype sessions for agenda setting and ownership<br />The presentation round of the members <br />Work in small group was a good idea leading to concrete results very productive. The level of the discussions was high. <br />Less successful<br />During the case work the Dgroup was very silent and not all members had registered for sub-groups<br />Time planning: people are busy so all phases took longer then expected <br />
  7. 7. Yammer<br />This is fast and informal communication channel<br />Looks like Facebook and Twitter<br />In a closed community<br />You will receive an invitation in you e-mailbox, accept this invitation <br />Open Yammer https://www.yammer.com/<br />Sign in (make an account)<br />Login <br />Read your messages on the Yammer of this LC<br />React on them by using ‘ reply’<br />‘Like’ some messages <br />Go to your account and change the notification settings<br />
  8. 8. Wiki<br />The wiki will be used as more permanent depository for:<br />Information/ literature <br />ICCO Alliance Policies/ guidelines<br />Case descriptions/lessons learned<br />Go to your wiki account (or make one)<br />Use the Compart toolbar to open a wiki, or install the toolbar via this link: http://compartflowers.ourtoolbar.com/<br />Go to a wiki of your choice, Request access if necessary <br />Leave a comment on a wiki<br />Edit a page (do not forget to save)<br />Useful flowers (=wikis):<br />FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)<br />Actual time at ICCO offices <br />Use ‘search’ function to look for a wiki<br />
  9. 9. Dgroups<br />Dgroups is an email list, <br />email are received in your inbox<br />reply via mailbox<br />Emails and attachment stay at the Dgroups website <br />Where to find the website <br />Dgroups login http://dgroups.org/<br />Search via Google or via the compart toolbar<br />If you do not have this toolbar on your computer you can install it via this link: http://compartflowers.ourtoolbar.com/<br />Exercise: <br />Go to Dgroup <br />Go to ‘your’ LC (if you are already member of one, e.g gender and Human rights<br />Look at the discussion and the library<br />Click on ‘account’ <br />Change the notification settings<br />