Aug 22 2011

Monday Video: 4 Perspectives on CoP Evaluation

I often have a “deer in the headlight” look when someone asks me about evaluating communities of practice. I think that is because I have some stereotype in my head about evaluation. But in fact, when I let my common sense kick in, I know of and use many evaluation approaches. I guess I never called them “evaluation approaches.” Recently my friends Etienne Wenger, Bev Trayner and Maarten deLaat wrote a lovely paper on “Promoting and Asessing Value Creation in Communities and Networks.” It is lovely because in many ways it gives voice to the “common sense” practices I’ve used and seen around me. And it gave me confidence to say yes to an interview with the KMImpact Challenge earlier this year. The video came out today. Besides sounding like I’m on speed… what do you think? How do you evaluate your communities?

via Nancy White of Full Circle Associates on CoPs – YouTube.

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Monday Video: 4 Perspectives on CoP Evaluation”

  1. Bev Trayneron 24 Aug 2011 at 3:57 am

    I just love the illustrations. Thank you!

  2. […] Nancy White, die gemeinsam mit Etienne Wenger und John D. Smith “Digital Habitats” geschrieben hat, setzt sich hier mit der Frage auseinander, wie man den Wert und Nutzen von Communities untersucht. In dem kurzweiligen Vortrag (”besides sounding like I’m on speed …”) gibt sie uns vier Modelle bzw. Schaubilder mit: Rahmenbedingungen, Perspektiven, Formen von Wert und Aktivitäten, die eine Community unterstützt. Nancy White, Full Circle Association, 22. August 2011 […]

  3. […] from the USAID KM Impact Challenge video I did with them earlier this year.  I know – I posted this already, but Jeff’s note gave it a twist. And having hung out recently with Alan (aka cogdog) Levine […]

  4. Evaluation framework | Wenger-Trayneron 27 Dec 2011 at 9:25 am

    […] wiki and Nancy White looks at three different perspectives to evaluate communities on a video here. Richard McDermott has a version of “Measuring the impact of communities” (from the book […]

  5. Michelle Laurieon 09 Apr 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks Nancy for the quick video on thinking about how we evaluate our communities 🙂

  6. […] of practice. There are also links to relevant blogs and websites, for example, Nancy White’s blog. Nancy calls the framework “lovely” and she has created a remarkable six-plus minute […]

  7. […] of practice. There are also links to relevant blogs and websites, for example, Nancy White’s blog. Nancy calls the framework “lovely” and she has created a remarkable six-plus minute […]

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