“We believe students can change the world.” That’s what they say on their website…
It's embarrassing to be so tardy with blog posts, but here goes... Our workshops for social learning leaders in Setúbal, Portugal were a great success - at least that was the feedback and most people signed up to come again! We worked together round the table in the...
You asked for it! We’re doing it. We’ll be running a retreat for leaders of social learning, including communities of practice and networks, in Setúbal (50 kilometers south of Lisbon) from June 5 - 8, 2018. Hold the date, we’ll be...
In April 2016, we visited the Academic Enhancement Center at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. We did a keynote at their Learning and Teaching Colloquium and participated in a series of activities. The team created a great video report of our...
Last year we hosted an individual retreat for Jacquie McDonald of Southern Queensland University, Australia. She stayed with us in Grass Valley and we spent ten hours over three days, where “there was a really nice balance between the imagining and then getting down...
We are working with Nancy White to do a workshop about our value-creation framework on day 2 of a KM4Dev event in Seattle. Here is more information about the event and a page for registration. Learning to make a difference: a framework The value created by learning in...
This might be what you call slow blogging! BEtreat Slovenia was a first. It was the first time we held a BEtreat workshop in Europe. And it was the first time we did one in an institution - rather than in an informal setting. We were a little apprehensive but the CEF...
In September 2016, I received an honorary PhD from the Open University in the UK. In the photo above, I am standing with OU Professor Mark Fenton-O'Creevy who presented me at the ceremony. Here is the text of my remarks: Professor Kelley, distinguished guests,...
Partly out of a sense of drama and partly to make a point I sometimes find myself being dismissive of "collaboration" and "sharing knowledge". This is why. First, social learning is first and foremost about - well - learning. Learning as a social enterprise. Say,...
Social learning leaders embody certain paradoxes. Big picture – small picture, upbeat – reflective. There are ten types of leadership characteristics we’ve observed so far.
Blending online and face-to-face participation in a workshop. What are some of the innovations we tried this year?
The early-bird deadline for BEtreat workshops in California is coming up - April 30. Register soon if you're coming. Meantime, check out our first play with Adobe Voice - a great app for story telling, in this case the story of BEtreat. A lot of fun!
Yet again I have a client – of 5 years – who has made the technology a centre-piece of their strategy. I cry. It’s a technology that I suggested and helped to create. But I seem powerless to convince them that the proportion of resources...
Do you know any teacher training colleges who have adopted communities of practice as an approach to training and professional development for teachers?
Video and transcript of our framework for developing social learning its ability to transform practice
How do you show that a network’s activities have changed the performance of its members in their practice?
Plug-and-play as a metaphor for social theorizing
The central disciplines of social learning leadership
A new step in the evolution of the theory
BEtreat workshops in California this summer – registration open
Workshops in 2019
May 28 – 31 (registration closed)
June 4 – 7 (registration closed)
September 17 – 20 (registration open)
July 16 – 19 (registration open)
July 23 – 26 (registration open)
Video on social learning
Planning and evaluating to make a difference
Latest book publications
Designing for change: using social learning to understand organizational transformation.
Learning and convening in complex landscapes: boundaries, identity and knowledgeability in practice based learning