710 What Does Community Mean in 2017?
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 27
Management and Strategy
With the advent of Web 2.0, the concept of community has been able to extend not only virtually, but also into different sectors inside and outside organizations. The extension and expansion has rekindled interest in community: how it forms, how it can be maintained, and how it can be leveraged for marketing consumer products and services as well as for learning.
In this panel session, three experts will share their experiences of, research into, and beliefs about the state of community in 2017. The discussion will explore its foundational elements and evolution, and will gaze into the future of learning communities and the role they can play in organizations.
In this session, you will learn:
- What community is and what it isn’t
- About the various types of community and their purpose
- How technology can positively and negatively impact community
- How community can be channeled for organizational learning
- About the role L&D can play in supporting community in the workplace
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, managers, and directors.
Trina Rimmer, a community manager with Articulate, uses her many years of eLearning design and development expertise to nurture and grow the E-Learning Heroes community. Before joining Articulate, she worked as a designer, eLearning developer, and writer focused on delivering engaging, effective learning and performance solutions to various companies, from global aid organizations to the Fortune 500.
Executive Vice President and Executive Director
The eLearning Guild
David Kelly is the executive vice president and executive director of The eLearning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for more than 15 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. David is also known for his curation efforts, especially related to conferences and events for learning and performance professionals.
Author and Founder
Sea Salt Learning
Julian Stodd is the founder of Sea Salt Learning, where he helps organizations get fit for the Social Age. Julian specializes in exploring learning design, the role of communities, social collaborative technology, and social leadership.He splits his time between writing and working around the world, exploring the strategy and implementation of learning, leadership, and cultural change. Julian is the author of eight books, including Exploring the World of Social Learning and The Social Leadership Handbook, and more than a thousand articles and blog posts.