How do you build a community of practice?

I’ve just finished teaching this year’s PGCert in Creative Education at UCA. Quite a few of the participants have expressed an interest in continuing to engage with the course culture (which hopefully suggests they had a good experience…). Through my work with the Quality of Experience Company (QoE), we’re also looking to deepen engagement with … More How do you build a community of practice?

Massive Opportunity Of Course: transforming global learning with MOOCs

This article first appeared on the International Mircosummits website. MOOCs? Bit of a fad, aren’t they? We’ll probably be talking about something else this time next year. Or will we? The continual appearance of new MOOCs and growth of platforms such as Cousera and Udacity suggests that they might be around for some time to … More Massive Opportunity Of Course: transforming global learning with MOOCs

4 reasons to build an online undergraduate learning community

Why would you want to create an online learning community? Social media? Blogging? Pah, that’s for the kids. What benefits to learning can be brought by chatting away at all hours of the night?And yet, for the generation of students now entering university, social online interaction is as much a part of the fabric of … More 4 reasons to build an online undergraduate learning community

The Social Media Garden

The rapid growth of social media is creating new and complex challenges for organisations. As classic examples of disruptive innovation, social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter are forcing individuals and organisations to re-examine their methods of working and communication. And they’re not about to disappear overnight. So what are some of the challenges … More The Social Media Garden

Network Thinking and Network Learning – Harold Jarche

In this insightful blog post Harold Jarche explores the difference between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking: Adaptability instead of control Emergence instead of predictability Resilience and redundancy instead of rock stardom Contributions before credentials Diversity and divergence In this second post Jarche gives a detailed introduction to the concept of Network Learning (Personal Knowledge Management) and … More Network Thinking and Network Learning – Harold Jarche