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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. onboarding happens quicker!): Coach.

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 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. These are the ideas I managed to write up as the seminar was proceeding (a recording will be made available by next month ): What trends learning today? Bart is a strong believer in group learning.

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


Learning through observation is the very first type of learning we experience as children. Young kids learn how to solve puzzles or beat the next level in a video game by watching their siblings or friends. 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.

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Demystifying Working Out Loud


“ When people leverage collaboration platforms to contribute and to build relationships, that appeals to their intrinsic motivators of autonomy, mastery, and relatedness. ” ~ Working Out Loud: Better for You; Better for the Firm. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. complex world requires collaborative and cooperative problem solving. Q.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning


What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations


have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning. The result is anything but inspiring or conducive to open collaboration. Bye bye communities and collaboration! 5.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager


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.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. What are the critical success factors for sustaining learning communities?

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Laura authored ‘Linking Learning to Business’ in January 2004 – one of the first industry benchmark studies at the time. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Learnnovators: Hi Laura.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today


have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. The earlier posts… MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC. They are good mistakes.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”


This allows them to exercise the value that emerges from collaborating with other humans on open-ended, creative endeavors. The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? But how?

Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Ryan Tracey is an E‑Learning Manager in the Australian financial services industry. He is also an Editorial Board Member for eLearn Magazine , a moderator for #lrnchat , and the author of the E-Learning Provocateur blog. Ryan has worked in corporate e-learning for over a decade, following several years in the higher education market. He holds a Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development


wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening. The same individuals now have to get back to using those faculties that humans are best at – analysing, empathising, collaborating.

Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured

CLO Magazine

Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. Just as social learning and technology have modernized the way learning occurs in companies today, they also have made a mark on the key performance indicators learning leaders should capture and measure. New Measures for a New Process. ” he said.

Creating a Leaderboard in Storyline Using Tin Can API


With the help of ‘tincan.js’, we sent the score from Storyline to a Learning Record Store (LRS) using JavaScript, and we received data back from the LRS into the Storyline course. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of gamifying a course? Points? Badges? Scores? Levels? In this post, we share an example of a quiz we developed in Storyline. How did we do this?

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Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have


These tools are free, easy to use and accessible to all as long as we have a device (smartphone, tablet, computer) and an Internet connection. A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. When is it most useful to use Twitter?

Learning not in excess but in nexus!

Origin Learning

Today is the age of collaboration. Therefore, the humbled loser approaches the turtle and puts forth a collaborative plan. Put to context, isn’t Continuous learning with a Collaborative mindset the crux of creating a learning culture in any organization ? The question is how adept are organizations/businesses in the sphere of Collaborative learning?

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7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”


community grows through conversation, collaboration, and showcasing of work in progress. Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. We all know that true learning takes place through dialogues. 4. Explicit and tacit knowledge gets shared.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

It’s not that seasoned and elder employees weren’t learning; we all learn all the time. Rather, they weren’t learning as well as they might. HR and training departments overlooked experienced employees because they learn experientially, from stretch assignments and mentors rather than from courses and workshops. Learning by experienced employees was left to chance.

#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good

Ignatia Webs

From all the talk on the Web I have read on the subject, I like this blogpost by Debbie Morrison the best, it focuses on the learner, linking it to learning theory and overall needs from a learner. Group dynamics and learner interactions The learner dynamics are of course crucial in any type of learning, but in a MOOC they become exponentially important. So what is at the basis?

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion


The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. Here we’re talking about the role of emotion in learning, and we’ll close by finally putting it all together. We want to shift from creating content to designing learning experiences. To start, we need to understand the effects of emotions on learning. Motivation: It’s fairly obvious that individuals learn best when they’re motivated. Confidence: Confidence is another factor in learning. Emotions.

The Powerful Secret Behind Your Learning Style


What’s your learning style? Perhaps it’s based on your senses (auditory, tactile, visual); or how you engage with content (hands on, conceptual or reflective); or even how you relate to others (collaborative, competitive). It’s a hard choice, especially since according to one comprehensive study there are over 71 learning styles from a range of different models. Try auditory.

Globalisation, solidarity, collaboration, and violence #brussels

Ignatia Webs

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). And of course I do realize that being in an attack is by no means to be compared to learning. but still there is something that triggered my pro-learning mind.

#CALRG14 #heutagogy as option & thoughts on learners and education emerged

Ignatia Webs

During the #CALRG14 conference, something emerged in my minds eye: fluidity and the move from fixed learning outcome driven education to more fluid information sharing and resulting knowledge. But during CALRG14 the focus on informal learning, and specifically the move towards students (e.g. We live in such creative times! Well, idealistic but nice thought.

Investing in Social and Informal Learning Klass Capital Acquires Controlling Stake in Docebo

Training Industry

The private equity firm made its first investment in the company in February of this year; the initial $3 million in growth equity was raised by Docebo to accelerate the growth of its Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise e-learning platform. Claudio Erba, president and CEO of Docebo, echoed this sentiment, saying, “Organizations are beginning to understand that collaboration and informal learning are more effective than formal training methods.” Harvard Business School recently saw the benefits of combining technology and informal learning.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?


“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. Open to learning and collaboration: “Collaboration” seems to be the mantra of the era.

Challenges for conceptualising #MOOC for #vulnerable learner groups

Ignatia Webs

Some of us with an interest in vulnerable learner groups (= those learners at risk of sliding into poverty, or already residing in a poverty position), took the opportunity to collaboratively write a paper highlighting some of the challenges that might be faced. collaborative learning conferences critical research ICT4D informal learning mooc OER online learning paper research

How informal and collaborative learning support training


Learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge and skills. Just like 2 + 2 and 1 + 3 equal the same 4, there is more than one way to learn. Formal learning, of course, got the most attention throughout the years, especially in work situations, overshadowing the other two types of learning and informal learning in particular. Of course, there are lots of reasons, but one seems to stand out: formal business learning can be measured. People learn a lot in informal settings, but this can hardly be measured. Why is that? Permalink

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

@ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis, which I have referred to: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

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Unbooks, Informal Learning, and Collaboration: The Age of Questions

ID Reflections

The definition of "unbooks" is similar to that of Informal Learning. Informal learning is never finished. Informal learning has room for multiple perceptions , sources of knowledge, collaboration. The second talks about unbooks and the changing nature of information. The third is about learning and learners.

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Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap

Obsidian Learning

New post Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap on Obsidian Learning. I had the pleasure of being in London last week attending the annual Learning and Technologies 2016 conference ( [link] ) there.  Fortunately the museum is beautifully set up and each piece has summary information available.  It was (mostly) enough for me. Blended learning at its best.

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


Learning through observation is the very first type of learning we experience as children. Young kids learn how to solve puzzles or beat the next level in a video game by watching their siblings or friends. 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.

Informal Learning: People can train you but they can't "learn" you.

ID Reflections

Some key points: Informal learning vs. formal learning 1. Informal learning is never over. Formal learning has a fixed goal, syllabus and usually ends with some recognition. More than 80% of learning in the workplace is informal learning. 4. Social networks are vital to informal learning. 5. Its going on all the time. 2.