Viral Professional Development: June 2 - 22, 2008

SCoPE Seminar: Viral Professional Development June 2-22, 2008

Facilitators: Heather RossHeather Ross and Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones
Description: Professional development is often accomplished through careful planning and implementation of strategic learning initiatives including formal training and workshops. Informal learning happens outside the classroom, in small groups, project teams, and casual conversations.

Viral Professional Development (VPD) occurs when informal learning spreads through the organization and beyond, like a virus. VPD promotes celebration of individual learning and provides support for sharing knowledge informally and on-demand. VPD is an organic concept that is currently being explored internationally and recognized as a valid professional development opportunity. There are no set rules for implementing VPD, but the heart of the concept is in the development of an active learning community.

This seminar will introduce you to the basics of VPD and help you discover examples of successful VPD within your own organization. You will have the opportunity to make connections with others and explore ways to share outside your organization. Several technology solutions will be presented and learners may participate in a live, synchronous session via Elluminate.

This seminar discussion will begin June 2.

DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
Thanks everyone! photo of me taken by a short person :-)Sylvia Currie 2 E.A. Draffan
Thu, 26 Jun 2008, 7:46 AM
Links to All Resources Shared Picture of Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones 0 Jennifer Jones
Sun, 22 Jun 2008, 10:39 AM
Reflections on VPD Seminar Picture of Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones 0 Jennifer Jones
Fri, 20 Jun 2008, 10:49 AM
Can VPD be Defined and Taught? Picture of Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones 2 Jennifer Jones
Fri, 20 Jun 2008, 10:45 AM
Show and Tell Session Thursday 11:00 AM PST Picture of Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones 0 Jennifer Jones
Wed, 18 Jun 2008, 3:29 PM
The What and the Who of VPD Picture of Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones 35 parker owens
Wed, 18 Jun 2008, 4:48 AM
Technology to Support or Participate in VPD Picture of Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones 15 Deirdre Bonnycastle
Sun, 15 Jun 2008, 12:09 PM
Live Elluminate Room to Discuss VPD Picture of Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones 0 Jennifer Jones
Fri, 13 Jun 2008, 11:08 AM
Examples of VPD DeirdreBDeirdre Bonnycastle 22 Deirdre Bonnycastle
Thu, 12 Jun 2008, 5:44 PM
VPD and Classroom Vs. Online Pedagogy Picture of Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones 5 Geoff Cain
Tue, 10 Jun 2008, 8:56 PM
Introductions Picture of Heather RossHeather Ross 44 Antony Coombs
Fri, 6 Jun 2008, 1:58 AM