Globalisation, solidarity, collaboration, and violence #brussels
MARCH 23, 2016
Yesterday Belgian got his share of violence, and as it unraveled it struck me how much of the actions that are undertaken by all citizens, are similar to informal learning actions (but then I am a learning geek). The government let people know where the evacuation points were, but also informed everyone NOT to come to Brussels, as it was already completely chaotic. brussels airlines).
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.
6 benefits of social & collaborative learning
OCTOBER 20, 2015
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.
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).
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
through informal channels, on-the-job experience. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Companies should couple social and informal. learners and subject matter experts to collaborate. line managers 83% Collaboration. more likely to have skills in facilitating collaboration (24% vs 9%). consistently find that social and collaborative.
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.
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. Vive la revolution! Formal training becomes value add.
How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 5, 2015
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?
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?
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.
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.
If 80% is #informal #learning, why focus on inner-MOOC actions? #MOOC
MAY 28, 2014
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.
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
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.
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. 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.
How to use technology to promote collaborative learning?
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
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.
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. 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.
7 Secrets for Measuring Training Program ROI with People Analytics
Armed with this information, managers can directly discover their people’s shortcomings and. information on what made a successful hire, Xerox was able to. It’s best to create a collaborative document. 7 Secrets for. Measuring. Training Program. ROI with People. Analytics 23 5 7 8 11 13 14 18 20 Introduction The Time Is Right To Implement People Analytics. segment of business.
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?
Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS
APRIL 19, 2016
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.
Nota tool for collaborative #mLearning with eBooks
MARCH 4, 2013
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.
Extending collaboration toward cooperation
Learning and Working on the Web
JUNE 10, 2013
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.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
KEY FINDINGS • 48% of organizations surveyed list exploring new technologies as the top Learning & Development pri- ority over the next 12 months. • The top targets for technology exploration are social/collaborative tools (43% of respondents) and. incorporates more informal and social elements report an improved link between learning and both individual. © 2016 Brandon Hall Group.
The power of #informal learning: A #social network perspective
APRIL 2, 2014
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.,
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. 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.
In networks, cooperation trumps collaboration
Learning and Working on the Web
JUNE 19, 2012
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.
Making collaborative work work
Learning and Working on the Web
MARCH 7, 2012
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?
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.
Learning and Working on the Web
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
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.”
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.
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.
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”.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
Dispersed product information. right information into the hands of the right sellers at the right time and place, and in. team up to date on value proposition and product information extremely. don’t remember or implement the new processes or information gleaned from. requi- ring your people to go on an information fishing expedition. If information is.
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 deliberately chose not to label it s ocial learning. So what is the difference – or rather connection – between these two terms? Here is a chart that shows the extent, as well as some of the features of different types of social learning in an organisation – with the red bordered area showing the work that can be described as social collaboration. Social learning
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).
Moving forward with Social Collaboration
Learning and Working on the Web
DECEMBER 8, 2013
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 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. The
Learning Technologist collaboration research project #LTFE #LTHE
Dont Waste Your Time
OCTOBER 17, 2013
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).
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. think it’s held up rather well. 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. “Informal Learning.”
Collaborative eLearning and Instructional Design Dos and Don’ts
MAY 31, 2016
Collaborative elearning activities can provide a fresh approach to elearning. However, collaborative activities do not follow the standard procedure of developing instructional design. Here are various dos and don’ts of successful collaborative eLearning activities. As convinced as we are about the power of social learning, not all instructional designers actually practice it.
Peering deeply into collaboration
Learning and Working on the Web
JUNE 1, 2014
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
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?
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.
How informal and collaborative learning support training
JANUARY 14, 2016
Actually, there are at least three types of learning: Formal learning — delivered by trained teachers in an educational setting (a school, a university, a business training program), following a structured syllabus; Non-formal learning — covers some structured learning situations that happen in a different setting than formal education (for example, ski lessons for adults and children); Informal learning — any learning that happens naturally and spontaneously in any setting, delivered by anyone knowledgeable. People learn a lot in informal settings, but this can hardly be measured.
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). have taken those points that discuss Team Collaboration.