Creating Communities of Practice

Creating Communities of Practice
Author: Oswald Jones,PingPing Meckel,David Taylor
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN: 3030629627
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Communities of Practice Book Excerpt:

This book introduces concepts of business incubation and suggests a learning process. This process begins with prior knowledge at the opportunity identification phase, progresses through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge necessary to develop an opportunity and concludes with a transformation phase where new knowledge is acted upon. The book draws on extensive qualitative data and documentary evidence from a range of stakeholders associated with a University Business Incubator known as Innospace. The process of opportunity development within the business incubator is explored by combining experiential and social learning theories as heuristic tools. Presented implications for policy-makers and incubator managers are that attention and scarce resources should be focused on providing relevant information and encouraging an atmosphere of learning and mutual support. Recruitment practices should be revised to include a more holistic appreciation of potential incubatees contribution to the Business Incubation learning community as well as an assessment of their business plans. For policy makers the book suggests that successful business incubators do not necessarily require a large financial investment in state-of-the-art premises and technology. Appropriate management training together with carefully selected incubatees can create an effective learning community where opportunities are developed and transformed into enterprises and individuals into entrepreneurs.

Creating Communities of Practice

Creating Communities of Practice
Author: Oswald Jones,PingPing Meckel,David Taylor
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN: 9783030629618
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Communities of Practice Book Excerpt:

This book introduces concepts of business incubation and suggests a learning process. This process begins with prior knowledge at the opportunity identification phase, progresses through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge necessary to develop an opportunity and concludes with a transformation phase where new knowledge is acted upon. The book draws on extensive qualitative data and documentary evidence from a range of stakeholders associated with a University Business Incubator known as Innospace. The process of opportunity development within the business incubator is explored by combining experiential and social learning theories as heuristic tools. Presented implications for policy-makers and incubator managers are that attention and scarce resources should be focused on providing relevant information and encouraging an atmosphere of learning and mutual support. Recruitment practices should be revised to include a more holistic appreciation of potential incubatees contribution to the Business Incubation learning community as well as an assessment of their business plans. For policy makers the book suggests that successful business incubators do not necessarily require a large financial investment in state-of-the-art premises and technology. Appropriate management training together with carefully selected incubatees can create an effective learning community where opportunities are developed and transformed into enterprises and individuals into entrepreneurs.

Building Successful Communities of Practice

Building Successful Communities of Practice
Author: Emily Webber
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN: 9780957491939
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Successful Communities of Practice Book Excerpt:

Connecting with other people, finding a sense of belonging and the need for support are natural human desires. Employees who don't feel supported at work don't stay around for long - or if they do, they quickly become unmotivated and unhappy. At a time when organisational structures are flattening and workforces are increasingly fluid, supporting and connecting people is more important than ever. This is where organisational communities of practice come in. Communities of practice have many valuable benefits. They include accelerating professional development; breaking down organisational silos; enabling knowledge sharing and management; building better practice; helping to hire and retain staff; and making people happier. In this book, Emily Webber shares her learning from personal experiences of building successful communities of practice within organisations. And along the way, she gives practical guidance on creating your own.

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice
Author: Jacquie McDonald,Aileen Cater-Steel
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN: 9811028796
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities of Practice Book Excerpt:

In this book about communities of practice in the international, higher education sector, the authors articulate the theoretical foundations of communities of practice (CoPs), research into their application in higher education, leadership roles and how CoPs sustain and support professional learning. Research demonstrates that communities of practice build professional and personal links both within and across faculty, student services and administrative and support units. This book describes how community of practice members may be physically co-located and how social media can be used to connect members across geographically diverse locations. It positions higher education communities of practice within the broader community of practice and social learning literature, and articulates the importance of community of practice leadership roles, and the growing focus on the use of social media for community of practice implementation. The multiple perspectives provide higher education leaders, academic and professional staff with the means to establish, or reflect on existing CoPs, by sharing insights and critical reflections on their implementation strategies, practical guidelines and ideas on how community of practice’s theoretical underpinnings can be tailored to the higher education context.

Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions Creating Collaborative Experience

Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions  Creating Collaborative Experience
Author: Stevenson, Carolyn N.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2014-02-28
ISBN: 1466651792
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions Creating Collaborative Experience Book Excerpt:

Members of today’s online educational settings are often isolated which can prohibit the sharing of ideas and best practices among individuals working and learning as a collective group. Promoting collaboration across various disciplines and departments fosters professional development activities, as well as creates strong connections to the entire online community. Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience cultivates knowledge on topics pertaining to the improvement of communication and collaboration in online learning communities. Advancing the current scope of research in this field, this book is designed for use by faculty, students, researchers, practitioners, and college administrators interested in strengthening communication and collaboration in virtual settings.

Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking Methodologies for Competitive Advantage

Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking  Methodologies for Competitive Advantage
Author: Hern ez, Olga Rivera,Bueno Campos, Eduardo
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2011-04-30
ISBN: 1605668036
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking Methodologies for Competitive Advantage Book Excerpt:

"This book provides a sound understanding of the managerial implications of communities of practice as well as their opportunities and limits for knowledge management"--nota del editor.

Building Stronger Communities with Children and Families

Building Stronger Communities with Children and Families
Author: Karl Brettig,Margaret Sims
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN: 1443883956
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Stronger Communities with Children and Families Book Excerpt:

This book captures the essence of how communities that better support healthy child development can be built. It includes a look at key elements of the Australian Communities for Children initiative, using a collaborative approach that takes into account community, government and family. How can the voices of children be heard in decision-making processes that impact their futures? How can the avalanche of electronic games, the information superhighway, and social media be negotiated to support, educate and protect children living in an online world? What does it mean to use a whole of community approach to supporting families? How can government departments and non-government agencies work together with communities to provide the kind of support that effectively engages families, so that the quality of parenting improves and results in healthy child development? What strategies can be developed in early childhood and school settings to improve family functioning? How can the integration of fragmented services be improved? While these are undoubtedly diverse questions, this kind of holistic viewpoint is necessary if we are to redesign inadequate, siloed approaches and build family friendly urban villages that deliver improved outcomes for children. Complex early childhood trauma often leads to recurring problems for generations with significant economic cost if there is no effective intervention. The current ‘merry go round’ of services risks the re-traumatisation and escalation of symptoms of those seeking help. If significant change is to be witnessed, relevant stakeholders need to make a concerted attempt to, first of all, listen to what children and families are saying, and then to implement the kinds of practices and policies that will adequately address their needs and aspirations. To do this, a well-trained workforce that understands the issues of holistic, trans-disciplinary and integrated work with children and families is required. Governments and services can’t do this alone. Most families are more influenced by peers and associates, and change needs to be galvanised across whole communities. A whole of community approach involves linking together a place-based combination of government, non-government and community initiatives to support families. Services need to consider how they can work with individuals and community groups to develop the kind of social environment that enables families to flourish. This is not an easy task, and, drawing on research and practical experience, this book looks at some of the key ingredients needed by those individuals and organisations who dare to attempt it.

Creating Value with Knowledge

Creating Value with Knowledge
Author: Eric Lesser,Laurence Prusak
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2003-12-04
ISBN: 9780198036982
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Value with Knowledge Book Excerpt:

The mid-1990s saw the rise of an important movement: a recognition that organizational knowledge, in its various forms and attributes, could be an important source of competitive advantage in the marketplace. Knowledge management has become one of the core competencies in today's competitive environment, where so much value in companies resides in their people, systems, and processes. Creating Value with Knowledge: Insights from the IBM Institute for Knowledge-based Organization examines a variety of important knowledge-related topics, some of which has been previously published in such journals as the Harvard Business Review, the California Management Review, and the Sloan Management Review, such as the use of informal networks, communities of practice, the impact of knowledge on successful alliances, social capital and trust, narrative and storytelling and the use of human intermediaries in the knowledge management process. It includes contributions from such leading thinkers as Lawrence Prusak, Dorothy Leonard, Eric Lesser, Rob Cross, and David Snowden. This book synthesizes some of the best thinking by the IBM Institute for Knowledge-Based Organizations, a think tank whose research agenda focuses on the management methods for deriving tangible business value from knowledge management and their real-world application.

Cultivating Communities of Practice

Cultivating Communities of Practice
Author: Etienne Wenger,Richard Arnold McDermott,William Snyder
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1578513308
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultivating Communities of Practice Book Excerpt:

Today's economy is fueled by knowledge. Every leader knows this to be true, yet few have systematic methods for converting organizational knowledge into economic value. This book argues that communities of practice--groups of individuals formed around common interests and expertise--provide the ideal vehicle for driving knowledge-management strategies and building lasting competitive advantage. Written by leading experts in the field, Cultivating Communities of Practice is the first book to outline models and methods for systematically developing these essential groups. Through compelling research and company examples, including DaimlerChrysler, McKinsey & Company, Shell, and the World Bank, authors Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder show how world-class organizations have leveraged communities of practice to drive strategy, generate new business opportunities, solve problems, transfer best practices, develop employees' professional skills, and recruit and retain top talent. Underscoring the new central role communities of practice are playing in today's knowledge economy, Cultivating Communities of Practice is the definitive guide to fostering, designing, and developing these powerful groups within and across organizations.

Knowledge Based Development for Cities and Societies Integrated Multi Level Approaches

Knowledge Based Development for Cities and Societies  Integrated Multi Level Approaches
Author: Metaxiotis, Kostas,Carrillo, Francisco Javier,Yigitcanlar, Tan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2010-02-28
ISBN: 1615207228
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Based Development for Cities and Societies Integrated Multi Level Approaches Book Excerpt:

"This book presents a better knowledge and understanding of applying knowledge-based development policies, contributing to the theorizing of knowledge-based development and creation of knowledge societies"--Provided by publisher.

Information and Communication Technologies and Real Life Learning

Information and Communication Technologies and Real Life Learning
Author: Tom J. van Weert,Arthur Tatnall
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2006-01-28
ISBN: 038725997X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information and Communication Technologies and Real Life Learning Book Excerpt:

Information and Communication Technologies in Real-Life Learning presents the results of an International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) working conference held December 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. The working conference was organized by IFIP Working Group 3.2 (Informatics and ICT in Higher Education) and IFIP Working Group 3.4 (Professional and Vocational Education in Information Technology). The papers in this book present a cross-section of issues in real-life learning in which Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an important role. Some of the issues covered include: education models for real-life learning enabled by ICT; effective organization of a real-life learning environment; the changing role of the student; the changing role of educational institutions and their relationship with business and industry; the changing role of teachers and their use of ICT; and managment of ICT-rich education change.

Parenting

Parenting
Author: Sayyed Ali Samadi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2022-05-04
ISBN: 1839699728
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting Book Excerpt:

Parenting is a lifelong task and parents are always remaining as a parent. Parenting in the present situation faces many challenges which need to be reviewed and understood with profuse equanimity and alacrity. This book tries to consider the process of parenting in different conditions such as during COVID-19 lockdown, in the refugee camps, and in different cultural structures and economic conditions. Situations that families face due to changing conditions such as global changes which cause lifestyles, immigration patterns, social conflicts, and raising children with developmental disabilities have been discussed. Topics such as professional concern with child care and education, gender roles and caregiving, and father’s involvement in parenting, have been covered in different chapters of the book.

Research Methods for Language Teaching

Research Methods for Language Teaching
Author: Netta Avineri
Publsiher: Palgrave
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-03-03
ISBN: 1137563435
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods for Language Teaching Book Excerpt:

This book provides readers with a range of approaches and tools for thinking deeply about conducting research in their own language classrooms. The book's accessible style and content encourage language teachers to become part of a community focused on inquiry, equipping them with relevant terminology and concepts for their own teaching and research (inquiry, data collection, data analysis, bringing it all together). The reader is exposed to various research methods and examples, accompanied by pros and cons and rationales for each. This enables them to select which research approaches resonate most and are relevant to their own teaching. The book is designed to empower language teachers to engage in ongoing research, thus democratizing who might be considered a researcher. It includes a range of activities and reflections that can be adapted for both pre- and in-service language teachers in diverse language classrooms.

Adult and Continuing Education Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Adult and Continuing Education  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2066
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 1466657812
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adult and Continuing Education Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Excerpt:

Beyond the undergraduate and graduate levels, education has traditionally ceased when students enter the workforce as professionals in their respective fields. However, recent trends in education have found that adult students beyond the traditional university age often benefit greatly from returning to further their education. Adult and Continuing Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications investigates some of the most promising trends in furthering education and professional development in a variety of settings and industries. With an extensive array of chapters on topics ranging from non-traditional students to online and distance education for adult learners, this multi-volume reference book will provide students, educators, and industry professionals with the tools necessary to make the most of their return to the classroom.

Effective DevOps

Effective DevOps
Author: Jennifer Davis,Ryn Daniels
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN: 1491926422
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective DevOps Book Excerpt:

Some companies think that adopting devops means bringing in specialists or a host of new tools. With this practical guide, you’ll learn why devops is a professional and cultural movement that calls for change from inside your organization. Authors Ryn Daniels and Jennifer Davis provide several approaches for improving collaboration within teams, creating affinity among teams, promoting efficient tool usage in your company, and scaling up what works throughout your organization’s inflection points. Devops stresses iterative efforts to break down information silos, monitor relationships, and repair misunderstandings that arise between and within teams in your organization. By applying the actionable strategies in this book, you can make sustainable changes in your environment regardless of your level within your organization. Explore the foundations of devops and learn the four pillars of effective devops Encourage collaboration to help individuals work together and build durable and long-lasting relationships Create affinity among teams while balancing differing goals or metrics Accelerate cultural direction by selecting tools and workflows that complement your organization Troubleshoot common problems and misunderstandings that can arise throughout the organizational lifecycle Learn from case studies from organizations and individuals to help inform your own devops journey

The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Health IT Professional

The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Health IT Professional
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN: 1315313278
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Continuing Professional Development for the Health IT Professional Book Excerpt:

Continuing professional development (CPD) is critical for the health IT professional. Healthcare is fast-paced, dynamic, ever-changing, and global. It’s both exciting and exhausting. And it is rapidly evolving through innovation, Federal incentives, and technological advancements. For these reasons, health IT professionals must embrace lifelong learning to ensure they have the professional competencies to advance initiatives that positively impact patient care. This handbook will provide the rationale and the resources to do so and will serve as a reference to accompany one’s career success.

Leadership and Professional Development in Science Education

Leadership and Professional Development in Science Education
Author: John Wallace,John Loughran
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1134399952
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership and Professional Development in Science Education Book Excerpt:

Leadership and Professional Development in Science Education provides invaluable insight into the role of science teachers as learners and thinkers of change processes. The fourteen chapters, by an eminent international team of science educators, explain and explore the relationship between professional development, teacher leadership and teacher learning. Research-based practical and theoretical exemplars reflect state of the art science teacher leadership in a broad range of international contexts. The book is divided into three parts, reflecting a multi-layered approach to teacher learning: * Personal initiatives in teacher learning, focusing on individual teachers; * Collegial initiatives in teacher learning, focusing on groups of teachers; * Systemic initiatives for teacher learning, focusing on system-wide issues. Student teachers and practising teachers will find the text highly valuable as they consider and review the challenges of teaching practice and ways of working with colleagues, while school leaders and policymakers will benefit from the book's insight into system-wide issues of professional development.

Theories of Professional Learning

Theories of Professional Learning
Author: Carey Philpott
Publsiher: Critical Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN: 1909682357
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theories of Professional Learning Book Excerpt:

An essential guide to a number of important theories of professional learning, of particular value both to those taking on new responsibilities in relation to initial teacher education (ITE) and those interested in developing new ways of working in partnership. Each chapter provides a concise and critical overview of a key theory and then considers how it might impact on the processes and organisation of teacher education, drawing on key pieces of literature throughout. The book responds to the growth of interest and research in professional and work-based learning including ideas such as communities of practice, activity theory and socio-cultural theory alongside already established models such as those of Schön, Eraut and Shulman. In addition changing models of teacher education mean there are new ways of understanding professional learning as practices, roles and identities are re-established.

Leading Business Change For Dummies

Leading Business Change For Dummies
Author: Christina Tangora Schlachter,Terry H. Hildebrandt, MA, MA, PCC
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-06-22
ISBN: 1118282663
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Business Change For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Direct change expertly and lead your business to success Change is natural and good, but it can incite fear if not managed properly. Leading Business Change For Dummies arms mid- to senior-level managers with trusted guidance on leading, managing, responding to, and implementing change in the workplace. Packed with helpful advice and straightforward information, it gives you the skills needed to recognize the need for organizational change, deal with unexpected change, properly communicate a vision, prepare for structural change such as Mergers & Acquisitions, and address emotional responses to downsizing. Leading Business Change For Dummies serves as the ultimate roadmap for integrating and consolidating a multitude of personnel and organizational change initiatives. With tools for managing stress levels and advice on gathering and sharing information during times of transition, Leading Business Change For Dummies covers everything you need to know to achieve successful leadership in a challenging work environment. Sound, practical guidance on how to understand, lead, and manage change in the workplace Covers operational and cultural elements that can ultimately affect the success of a transaction over time Information and tips for implementing change in the workplace If you're one of the thousands of managers who face change every day, Leading Business Change For Dummies has you covered.

Theories of Information Behavior

Theories of Information Behavior
Author: Karen E. Fisher,Sanda Erdelez,Lynne McKechnie,American Society for Information Science and Technology
Publsiher: Information Today, Inc.
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781573872300
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theories of Information Behavior Book Excerpt:

This unique book presents authoritative overviews of more than 70 conceptual frameworks for understanding how people seek, manage, share, and use information in different contexts. A practical and readable reference to both well-established and newly proposed theories of information behavior, the book includes contributions from 85 scholars from 10 countries. Each theory description covers origins, propositions, methodological implications, usage, links to related conceptual frameworks, and listings of authoritative primary and secondary references. The introductory chapters explain key concepts, theorymethod connections, and the process of theory development.