Learning in the Collaboration Age
Performance Learning Productivity
AUGUST 13, 2014
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.
Using Social Collaboration for Pull Learning
AUGUST 23, 2016
As a follow-up to her informative session Engaging Modern Learners: When to Push and When to Pull , Jennifer Hofmann recently shared the follow-up to that session, Pulling Learners to Your Content: How to Make it Work , with our BYTE session attendees. This blog will share the highlights from their collaborative efforts. Collaboration Social Learning pull learning
MAY 20, 2012
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).
7 Top Benefits Of Collaborative eLearning
JANUARY 10, 2017
The answer is through a collaborative eLearning approach. In this article, I’ll explore the top 7 benefits of collaborative eLearning. Collaborative eLearning: 7 Top Advantages To Consider. Collaborative eLearning involves social interactions with online peers, instructors, and experts. Collaborative eLearning involves group work. Builds Teamwork Skills.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
always, conducting the interviews proved to be informative, revealing and fun. consume information outside of work. information in their everyday lives. amounts of information with a few clicks. information about why and how the. around us to find information that’ll help. information that helps us get stuff done. INFORMATION, YOU’RE. and not.
Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers
OCTOBER 19, 2014
As an Instructional Designer and L&D Consultant, I am often asked questions like: 1.What social collaboration platform should we use? 2.How do we get people to collaborate ? My first reaction is to say: "You can''t make people share or get anyone to collaborate." What this eventually leads to is a culture where sharing and collaboration is internally stifled.
Community and Collaborative Learning
JUNE 26, 2011
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.
Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
In 2011, Penny Ralston-Berg and I published our book, MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts. 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. MindMeld: Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Subject Matter Experts. 748).
Scripting the Success of Collaborative Learning
AUGUST 19, 2014
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.
The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
Plenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools. Most opinions on the matter, however, don’t provide satisfying conclusions about why collaboration tools are so slow to gain traction in large organizations. The more important missing piece for gaining user adoption of enterprise collaboration tools is less obvious.
Why Organizations Must Encourage Collaboration: Building a Case
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
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?
MAY 26, 2016
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?
Collaborative Modelling in AR (and VR)
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
And one that I thought was intriguing was co-creating, in particular collaboratively creating models that were explanatory and predictive. And, we know that collaboration is more powerful than solo ideation. So, a real opportunity is to collaborate to create models. What I was thinking of, extending my thoughts about AR in general , that annotating the world is valuable, but how about collaboratively annotating the world? while viewing, not offline), we can find some powerful learning opportunities, both formal and informal.
Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS
APRIL 19, 2016
This method of learning is called informal learning. A 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?
Being clear on collaboration
AUGUST 2, 2016
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. 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. The other one went a wee bit further, and supported annotating shared information.
Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?
JUNE 15, 2016
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.
9 tips for successfully including peer collaboration in an online course
The eLearning Nomad
MARCH 30, 2016
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.
Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative
Your Training Edge
APRIL 30, 2014
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.
How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design
MARCH 1, 2017
This is where you get to add one more hat to your collection: Collaboration Coordinator. Technology and Collaboration – The Keys to Success. Like any complex task, the key to successful instructional design is optimal collaboration through technology. What are some advantages of using CourseArc for collaboration? Knowing What It Takes. Topic Research. Course Design.
Learn Informal Learning Informally
JUNE 13, 2012
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”.
Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. Guided Informal Learning takes advantage of the learning opportunities that arise in everyday work. What is Guided Informal Learning?
Collaboration: A mantra that makes work play!
FEBRUARY 14, 2010
“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). I have taken those points that discuss Team Collaboration.
Reconciling Formal and Informal
MAY 24, 2012
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. The latter, resources and people, are to them informal learning. Then we move to the social side: communication, collaboration, and more.
Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning
The eLearning Nomad
JANUARY 11, 2017
The chapter ‘When collaboration kills creativity’ is one that I read very slowly, where I stop and think most. After all, my favourite e-learning approach is the eWorkshop model, which has a strong collaborative focus. And aren’t the extroverts the ones who always prefer collaboration to individual work? Are we right to promote collaborative learning? But the mighty force that pulled these trends together was the rise of the World Wide Web, which lent both cool and gravitas to the idea of collaboration. Their collaboration took place largely in the ether.
Second Way to Evolve with the Modern Learning Culture: Personalize Collaboration
OCTOBER 28, 2015
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.
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
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. Quotes/Excerpts. “ The industry and our clients move slowly.
Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.
AUGUST 11, 2011
Social learning refers to a class of learning, which includes wikis, blogs, screen sharing, podcasting, photo sharing, social bookmarking, collaborative working, social networking, etc. Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings. Moreover, informal learning should not be overcomplicated. We’re not always social.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.
Why you should start measuring informal learning today
DECEMBER 8, 2015
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?
The Six Hats Of A Community Manager
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
The premise of this post is that when an organization makes a conscious effort to move towards a more social way of doing business, it usually begins with the introduction of an enterprise collaboration platform. Conceptually, the change may appear to be a very simple one–move from emails to a more open mode of communication on a collaboration platform. THE HAT OF A TRAINER.
What’s the Role of Informal Learning in Modern Learning Strategy?
JANUARY 12, 2016
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).
6 Benefits of Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. In this article, we’ll share with you the strategies to embed informal learning in your eLearning environment to capitalize on this excellent motivating learning style. Let us explore informal and formal learning further to determine the pros and cons of each.
The difference between social learning and social collaboration
APRIL 25, 2016
In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term s ocial collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I therefore use the term social collaboration (which already exists in the business world) to describe the sub-set of social learning that is focused around the learning that takes place from working together, and where the emphasis is on achieving business objectives, and measuring its success in business or performance terms. So why is there a need to focus on social collaboration ?
Practice and Sharing: The Keys to Success
B Online Learning
MARCH 24, 2014
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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)
AUGUST 31, 2012
In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. The great news is that social and informal learning don’t require new systems because learning can take place on the same “platform” as the existing social network, if a company already has one. Third post in a series. Need to share.
What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning
OCTOBER 21, 2015
In this article, I will touch upon the concept of social learning, its benefits and how can it be used meaningfully in an organisation to enhance collaborative learning. What are the aspects that most of the popular social networks provide that can be used to learn or collaborate and learn? It can also be leveraged as an effective tool for collaborative or social learning.