Resources for social learning

Tools, publications and slides

Tools

Leadership groups: a practice for fostering leadership in social learning contexts
FAQs: Frequently-asked questions about communites, networks and social learning

Publications

 

Introductions

Introduction to communities of practice

Comunidades de práctica, una breve introducción

 

Practice-oriented publications

Boundaries and Boundary Objects: An Evaluation Framework for Mixed Methods Research – the value-creation framework as a mixed methods research tool (2017)
Financial governance: accounting for social learning in a regional network in Africa – the value-creation framework in use (2017)
Strategic evaluation of network activities – application of the framework to a large social learning project (2014)
Value-creation assessment framework – a framework for promoting and assessing value creation through learning in communities and network (2011)

 

Theoretical publications

Boundaries and Boundary Objects: An Evaluation Framework for Mixed Methods Research – the value-creation framework as a mixed methods research tool (2017)
Learning in a landscape of practice – chapters on new developments in theory and practice (2014)
The practice of theory: confessions of a social learning theorist – essay on the nature of progress in social theorizing (2013)
Communities of practice and social learning systems: the career of a concept – review of the evolution of the concept from a systems perspective (2010)
Essays on social learning capability – social learning spaces, learning citizenship, social artists, learning governance (2009)

Interviews

Social learning theory and higher education – thematic snippets of our 2016 interview with the Academic Enhancement Center at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China.

Slides

Levels of participation

FAQs

Our books

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Creating community online

The other day we did a BEtreat workshop, originally scheduled to be face-to-face, online and over three days. It was with clients who were preparing to launch an online community of practice. The workshop generated some of the same feelings of camaraderie and joint...

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Video snippets – social learning

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...

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Say boo to collaboration and sharing

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,...

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