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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Jay Cross. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise?

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. 

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning. believe in the power of informal learning. Informal Learning Environment. Formal learning. An FLE.

Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

Its focus was on the importance of social software applications in the Enterprise to the ability of distributed project team members to recognize who is on their team at any point in time, and who isn't. Learning Experience Social Networks Web 2.0 e-Learning 2.0 social business design awareness Dachis Group distributed work empathy Internet Time Alliance shared experience social learning team identity twitter wiki Tags: Change Management Collaboration Enterprise 2.0 One of my earlier posts asked the question, Who's on Your Team?

Here are 6 Social Learning Platforms you can enable 'On-Demand'

The Learning Generalist

A few weeks back you may have read my recap of Jane Hart's webinar on choosing the right social learning platform. Jane outlined a variety of parameters that you should use to select your social learning platform - I've tried to summarise them in the picture above. Now before you run off to find yourself a social learning platform, let me play party-pooper a bit.

Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape

The Learning Generalist

I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. Mark's focus is to look at social media tools, their impact on an organisation's culture. The catch is that you can use social media and Web 2.0 (or 3.0 or X.0 Someone in the room also mentioned chacha as a social QnA app. and enterprise 2.0 Web 2.0

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This time I had better luck and also had great luck searching for elearning strategy articles on eLearning Learning under the topic pages: eLearning Strategies , Learning Strategies and Strategy. It’s still needs more, but represents a good starting point for review: eLearning Strategy (PDF) Elearning - A Primer Learning 2.0 Top-Down Strategy What does a real life e-learning strategy look like? Strategy Strategies for learning and performance support: a summary Twitter in learning strategies: Yes or No? I've really been striking out.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. here ).

The "New" Social Learning isn't a New Thing

The Learning Generalist

For the last few days I've been reading Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham 's book - The New Social Learning. It's an intriguing read, with several interesting case studies from organisations that are using social media to advance their business goals. We've always been social learners, and modern social media is just helping our natural tendencies.

The Perils of an Email Centered Strategy to Social Learning

The Learning Generalist

A few days back Nikhil Nulkar and I were discussing the need for social media in the enterprise. As Andrew McAfee says, "Email is freeform, multimedia (especially with attachments), WYSIWYG, easy to learn and use, platform independent, social, and friendly to mouse clickers and keyboard shortcutters alike." So why do we need social platforms in the enterprise?

Here's how I'm approaching Personal Knowledge Management

The Learning Generalist

Harold suggested a model that he uses to manage his personal knowledge and stay on top of his social media intake. So here are my organising rules: If I receive interesting information on twitter, webinars, forums, IM or email I socially bookmark it on Delicious and add an appropriate tag to it. pkm social media enterprise 2.0 social learning learning

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. Blog this! tool chest.

HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.

ID Reflections

The session was on HPT and Social Learning: Organizational Performance in the Cloud b y David Wilkins, VP of Product Marketing at Learn.com. keen and passionate believer in the power of Social Networking (SN) in improving organizational performance--not marginally but manifold--this session was an eye-opener for me. And Dave (@dwilkinsnh) made getting up at 4:00 a.m. Homework.

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. A lot of it is thinking through where my thinking has changed over the course of the year. Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Extended Enterprise – System must have e-comm, multi-tenet – fully skinnable, additional functionality. That said, across the board for all Big Dog systems, their social learning functionality was weak. Extended Enterprise. Extended Enterprise 2010 System of the Year. Social Learning is limited.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

October 2010 did not disappoint!  Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great , October 21, 2010 Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon  an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Open Source eLearning Tools , October 13, 2010 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Many thanks to the 545 people who shared their Top 10 Tools for Learning and contributed to the building of the list. Network Learning.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years.  Start a communication campaign that your employees will respond to.

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Learning Technologies 2010 – Recap

Upside Learning

Learning is fast turning Social, Informal, & Mobile. That’s the message I’ve been hearing loud & clear from Learning Technologies 2010. He also reiterated what I personally believe in strongly – that we learn from making mistakes and by trying again & again until we succeed. social learning environment by Peter Butler. Worth a thought!

Learning in 3D Week 4 Stops for Blog Book Tour

Kapp Notes

And, join us on Facebook at the Learning in 3D page. Tour Stops Day Sixteen 02/01/10 Gordon Snyder's blog Information & Communications Technology Blog Day Seventeen 02/02/10 Koreen Olbrich's Learning in Tandem Day Eighteen 02/03/10 Bart Pursel at Virtual Learning Worlds. Day Nineteen 02/04/10 Clive Shepherd(already posted due to a vacation) Learning in 3D: a stop on the world blog book tour Day Twenty 02/05/10 Tom Werner who has a Brandon Hall Research blog. The event is Tuesday, February 9, 2010 12:30 to 1:30 pm ET Register HERE!

A framework for the social enterprise

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet I have put together two of the major articles on social learning in the enterprise that were posted here this year. framework for social learning drew on my collaboration with colleagues at the Internet Time Alliance and the evolving social organization was co-authored by Thierry deBaillon. Social Enterprise White Paper (PDF).

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki? Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki? How about math?

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. Blog this!

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. Weber also points out how effectively additional techniques demonstrated in the movie – like music, movement, and humor – open the mind to learning. View all posts by Jolene → ← The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First?

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. just think that she has got it wrong in this piece as to what real learning is and the role that LMS and ‘social learning’ have to play in the mix of building workforce capability and effectiveness in organisations.

Think Workscapes, not Training

The Learning Generalist

Nick's video was a great illustration of why push-type learning tends to be ineffective and why despite our best efforts, learning is never effective unless an individual feels a strong, apparent need for it. While a huge portion of our training budgets goes towards creating the content for learning, we seem to ignore that people learn only when they see a strong need.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Cloud computing , while it has been around for a long time, is showing huge impact today. " In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. future_of_work L&D social learning Workplace Learning

Digital Participation, Digital Inclusion and Social Learning

Learnadoodledastic

My motivation to attend stems from my interest in informal online learning and how connectivist methods of online learning can be used to promote digital participation. There is a social and moral case to make sure more people are online but there is a clear economic case too. Keynote Speaker Paul Watson told us about the Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy.

Enterprise 2.0 - do the tools really matter?

The Learning Generalist

The tools DON'T matter if you don't have the Right Environment Last year, I'd written a post that talked about how little things can help your enterprise 2.0 In the initial stages of an enterprise 2.0 If you liked my post today, you may also like my other posts on the topic of enterprise 2.0. The other group believed that the tools didn't matter. Let me explain what I mean.

Five Must-Have Skills for Learning Professionals: An Update

Mindflash

The first post I wrote here was Critical Skills Learning Professionals Need Now , back in October 2010. Since then, I’ve been on a quest to help people in the learning and development industry continuously learn new skills and stay current. This is what learning professionals need to learn most urgently: what the business really wants. Enterprise 2.0

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". Using Facebook for e-Learning could inspire many of our students to learn. See what they think! Thanks.

The LMS and SNS – A Fine Balance

Upside Learning

That the LMS needs to incorporate social learning elements is no longer a point of debate but both a question of survival for the LMS itself and also a test of how the LMS handles the balance of both the elements of training and the ‘networkedness’ of the social learning.  We’ve been hearing of experts commenting that LMSs today don’t come with appropriate social media technology built in.

Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it

Dont Waste Your Time

Fast forward to 2007 when I joined Bournemouth University (BU) as a Learning Technologist and started working with the likes of Blackboard, TurningPoint, Echo360, etc. no personalisation or customisation), as were other systems within BU. I had opportunities to be more creative and enterprising in other fields and other aspects of my work, but these were highly controlled and locked-down systems that offered little ability to personalise or customise. Customisation, for me, has been key to my own development and understanding of what kind of learning technologist I want to be.

The Power of Pull - John Seely Brown

The Learning Generalist

The ideas are around learning on demand, pull not push and the arc of life learning. This means that our learning strategy moves to having a strong tacit component as against a hoarding mindset of stocking knowledge. We need to rethink how we learn and deal with the tacit knowledge. These are stories that have helped him see amazing learning with the help of new media.

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

Corporate Learning’s focus by Harold Jarche 2. Where Social Learning Thrives by Marcia Conner 3. 2010 Shift Index - Passion and Performance by John Hagel 6. Why we need to kill "social media" by Rob Key 7. Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt by Martijn Linssen 9. The Evolving Social Organization by Harold Jarche 10. Seven Strategies for Supporting Personal Learning Environments at Work by Michele Martin 11. The Wolf Pack and Learning by Dan Pontefract 12. Work is learning, learning work by Harold Jarche 15.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory - The eLearning Coach , June 2, 2010 Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss. Social Bookmarks.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Jeff Goldman e-Learning Designer and Developer.

Where do social learning and assessments appear on your SharePoint journey?

SharePoint and Assessment

I attended an interesting webinar yesterday including Ryan Duguid, a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft, on “ Unleashing SharePoint 2010 for Records Management, Governance and Compliance ”. The message of the webinar for me was that SharePoint 2010 will meet most record management needs out of the box. In fact your people are going to use it for informal learning in any case.