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Learning in the Collaboration Age

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In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext  to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will. . The Collaboration Age On a wider plane the Web has been the harbinger of the Collaboration Age.

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. This 70:20:10 breakdown has since been supported by subsequent research , though sometimes the ratio is represented as 80:20 to reflect informal learning and formal training respectively. • 20% on informal learning. • 10% of learning occurs via formal training (eg classes).

6 benefits of social & collaborative learning


Learning from one another is what people have always done throughout human history, so ‘social and collaborative learning’ as a learning method is likely to be the oldest one in existence. Even if our approach to training and learning has evolved over time, we still inevitably learn from those we collaborate with. Learning doesn’t stop when ‘lesson time is over’. Coach. Share.

Informal first

E-Learning Provocateur

It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. This 70:20:10 breakdown has since been supported by subsequent research , though sometimes the ratio is represented as 80:20 to reflect informal learning and formal training respectively. • 20% on informal learning. Vive la revolution! Formal training becomes value add.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

that we can only absorb four to five pieces of information into short-term memory at any. access small bites of information at a moment’s notice, so they can pull knowledge at the. chunked microlearning content lets employees search for information and have it at their. more information than ever before to keep up with growing product complexity, highly. About Axonify.14

Scripting the Success of Collaborative Learning


Collaboration is a good way to invite ideas and brainstorm – so it is a great practice for the workplace. However, many L&D managers often worry that collaborative learning might not always meet learning objectives set out by the training team. For this, it is necessary to create a structured environment of learning with collaboration as a part of the strategy.

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

Dont Waste Your Time

As I highlighted in my post from last year I have found Twitter the single most important source of information, events, research, back-channel, inspiration, and motivation I have even come across. Thinking about the people and organisations you follow on Twitter, how did you identify them as useful to follow for your personal informal learning? SB: Thank you. What should you include?

Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

Web Courseworks

In 2011, Penny Ralston-Berg and I published our book, MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts. She is also the Director of Distance Education and Learning Technologies. A few days ago, I was delighted to learn that my model for micro-collaboration has been applied and evaluated by researchers at Texas A&M University. Works cited: 1. Klein.

Community and Collaborative Learning

Social Learning

Dave Meier , proponent of Collaborative Learning , says that technology can foster social isolation; and learning in isolation has serious limitations for most people. Technology works best, says Meier, when it helps create learning environments that are: Collaborative. They can interview others on the job, ask questions, get information, or seek help. Option-Rich. Creative.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

more informal communication methods. Rather than a formal, once-a-year review, managers and their direct reports hold regular, informal “touch-points” where they set or. Each journey supports diagnosis, learning, application, reflection, and collaboration between. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. happening now. If the.

If 80% is #informal #learning, why focus on inner-MOOC actions? #MOOC

Ignatia Webs

A small ''brain wandering journey'' on why I feel MOOC research should look more intensely at informal learning outside of the actual MOOCs (informal learning generated by the dynamics in MOOCs), and overall lifelong learning in an ever changing online learning environment, for a workforce that is becoming older in an knowledge driven era.

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Social Learning

Plenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools.  The more important missing piece for gaining user adoption of enterprise collaboration tools is less obvious.  Social Business as follows: The big failure of social business is a lack of integration of social tools into the collaborative workflow. This makes a lot of sense. 

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9 tips for successfully including peer collaboration in an online course

The eLearning Nomad

Often when I ask new clients why they opt for a ‘blended’ program, they indicate the need for people to work together – implying that true collaboration can only happen face-to-face. Many of our clients run successful collaborative eWorkshops (mostly asynchronous, so no or few webinars ). In fact, there might be more collaboration in an online version compared to its face-to-face equivalent because we’re giving people more time to think and formulate their contributions. Asynchronous collaboration often goes deeper. Design a smart and inspiring collaborative task.

Informal Learning


While formal training plays a tremendous role in improving learners’ competencies, most real learning occurs on the job through informal knowledge sharing, coaching, and direct observations. Thus, informal learning is now becoming an indispensable part of a blended learning solution. So, how can eLearning professionals include informal learning in their training curriculum?

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

Large volumes of information delivered in a single session lead to cognitive overload. Question-based reinforcement: Research has demonstrated that the act of retrieving information from. people retain the correct information for longer periods of time. spacing effect identifies that information is better retained for the long term. The LMS is running out of gas.3 level.

Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?


Most companies that employ collaborative practices can probably tell you that they see many of collaboration’s benefits. As it turns out, the law of diminishing returns applies to collaboration as well. Organizations are starting to see a backlash from too much collaboration, as reported by the Harvard Business Review , and the result is ruining the gains that collaboration should provide. What does too much collaboration look like and how did we get here? Employees can easily share informational and social resources in a one-time exchange.

Why Organizations Must Encourage Collaboration: Building a Case

ID Reflections

Nor do they care much about collaboration. It is up to us--L&D professionals--to connect learning and collaboration to business goals like customer satisfaction, efficient troubleshooting, innovative design ideas, reduced production time, and such. This brings us to the questions that are floating around in most organizations today: Why should employees collaborate?

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. And I think distributed collaboration is one of the most powerful options we have for accelerating our innovation.  So in each case I did some investigation. Now, true collaboration is powerful.  By collaboration in this sense I mean working together to create a shared representation. And it can happen asynchronously as well, with people adding, elaborating, editing whenever they have time, and the information evolves. Google Docs), but it’s central.

Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS


This method of learning is called informal learning. whopping 80 percent of learning happens informally , outside of a classroom. After all, people don’t stop learning informally when they step into an office. Since this is the ruling statistic, why is it that company decision makers don’t spend more time implementing systems that facilitate informal learning? Jeffrey A.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

more informal communication methods. Rather than a formal, once-a-year review, managers and their direct reports hold regular, informal “touch-points” where they set or. Each journey supports diagnosis, learning, applica- tion, reflection, and collaboration between partici- pants and their managers The ManagementPlus portal organizes the learning. happening now. it happen.

How to use technology to promote collaborative learning?


Constantly emerging social media that are changing our ways of getting information also have a big impact on how we learn and what is more important, on how our students want to learn. That’s why I’ve decided to dig inside Computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) theory and present a possible tool that supports creative thinking and collaboration capabilities. Ruth C.

Extending collaboration toward cooperation

Learning and Working on the Web

Mostly for internal collaboration, according to an Ipsos study commissioned by Microsoft to survey 9,908 global information workers about how they use social tools to get work done, available at The Worldwide Watercooler. Notice how these stated uses generally align with the collaborative & cooperative competencies I identified in my post on cooperation in the networked workplace.

Nota tool for collaborative #mLearning with eBooks

Ignatia Webs

Last week I got a message from Stephanie Ray and she asked me to take a look and review Nota , a free mobile collaborative learning platform which is available in a web format and as a mobile app. Exchanging information and adding to it as they read on. mobile tools mLearning OER collaborative learning mobile learning ebookwhich then can be commented on, liked, shared.

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Managing Collaboration

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet My colleague Jane Hart asks who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer  (CCO)? It’s a good question, given the growing importance of working collaboratively in the 21st century workplace. Collaboration is a key part of creative work. Do you need a Chief Collaboration Officer? Workers must be motivated but there aren’t any Chief Motivation Officers.”

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

all the information they think they need is readily. Build in Collaboration with Managers of Participants In many training programs, participants. Each journey supports diagnosis, learning, applica- tion, reflection, and collaboration between partici- pants and their managers The ManagementPlus portal organizes the learning. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. Moving.

Making collaborative work work

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet Everyone talks about collaboration in the workplace today but what does it really mean? Developing good narration skills, like adding value to information , takes time and practice, so don’t expect overnight miracles. Blogs and Wikis are inherently more transparent than email, where 90% of collaboration occurs.  How do you get from here to there?

The power of #informal learning: A #social network perspective

Ignatia Webs

Bart Rientien s gave a webinar at the Knowledge Media Institute this morning, describing three cases in which he (and his colleagues) looked at informal and social network learning. 30 – 90% of learning occurs outside formal learning setting So how can we measure informal learning? So how do people informally learn and can we change that? This is notoriously difficult! Bos, G.,

Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative

Your Training Edge

But social media platforms are just technologies that have enabled a more fundamental transformation, and not just in business: today communication, collaboration, and social interaction take center stage in our lives, in our work, and in our learning. 90 percent said they encourage or support informal learning. 81 percent agree that social media is valuable for employee learning.

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration

Learning and Working on the Web

In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration. Collaboration happens around some kind of plan or structure, while cooperation presumes the freedom of individuals to join and participate. Stephen Downes  commented here on the differences: collaboration means ‘working together’. Collaboration is only part of working in networks. Cooperation is a driver of creativity.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Collaborate with a self-organizing team to solve problems. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. spot the fakes, e.g. “managing informal learning”.

Second Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Personalize Collaboration

InSync Training

For additional information and support, download the InSync Training infographic, What is Driving the Modern Learning Culture , and watch the recording of the BYTE presentation, The Modern Learning Culture - What Makes it Tick? Second Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Personalize Collaboration. Collaboration Modern LearningThis is the second post in the series.

Learning Technologist collaboration research project #LTFE #LTHE

Dont Waste Your Time

According to the Association of Learning Technology the definition of Learning Technology is defined as this; “Learning technology is the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment.” Learning This dissemination will be informally through twitter and formally as a research case study. Hopkins, 2009).

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing.  So I’ve been trying to reconcile these two viewpoints, and this is how I’m seeing it. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. Let’s get formal learning out of the way first.

Moving forward with Social Collaboration

Learning and Working on the Web

Please sign up and join us on Thursday, 12 December for Moving forward with Social Collaboration in partnership with Socialcast by VMware. Just as the railroads need a precise sense of time, our new economy demands new precision in ideas like collaboration, work, trust, community and value. But people and their workplaces have not always been aligned. It’s free.

What’s the Role of Informal Learning in Modern Learning Strategy?


As we grow into our teens and adulthood, a greater percentage of our learning is structured, but that doesn’t stop experiential - or informal - learning from occurring. We’re most interested in informal learning in the in the learning & development space. What Is (And What is Not) Informal Learning. Informal learning comes with a lot of upside. photopin. license).

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Collaboration: A mantra that makes work play!

ID Reflections

Collaboration is a process through which people who see different aspects of a problem can constructively explore their differences and search for solutions that go beyond their own limited vision of what is possible.” This learning is closely related to Collaboration (my favorite word as people who know me will recognize). have taken those points that discuss Team Collaboration.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)


THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. What are the new skills required for designing informal and social learning interventions for today’s workplaces? Karl Kapp. The industry and our clients move slowly. Surveys/Studies.

Peering deeply into collaboration

Learning and Working on the Web

Dion Hinchcliffe recently took a look at the evolution of workplace collaboration technologies and the move toward data-driven control by organizational leadership. Essentially, it’s applying IBM’s Watson-style machine learning to the full collaborative output of your organization. – Dion Hinchcliffe , ZDNet. This future reminds me of F.W. No enforcement is needed.

Why you should start measuring informal learning today


That most organizations simply don’t have a mechanism in place for measuring the ROI of informal and social learning in the workplace is more than just a matter of being “behind the times.”. But now, organizations are coming to terms with the fact that people learn more of what they need to be effective at their job through informal, on-the-job and coaching channels than they do through more formal means. What opportunities are companies missing to help people retain more of what they’re learning and discover new knowledge through other, more informal channels?