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. onboarding happens quicker!): Coach.
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.
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. 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?
JANUARY 12, 2016
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.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. new approach to learning that aligns with the. reality of how their people learn and develop. many years: that people learn and retain more. through informal channels, on-the-job experience. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Moreover, accessibility to digital learning and. learning.
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.”. It’s that some teams are missing a critical opportunity to harness all the invaluable knowledge hidden just below the surface — and just out of reach of many learning strategies. But when it comes to executing a learning strategy, many companies are still looking at their learning strategies upside-down. Overall, organizations aren’t so great at measuring learning.
How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)
AUGUST 31, 2012
Technological infrastructure for social learning. Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. Social networks are the ideal platform for the new corporate learning, so let’s briefly examine how they support corporate learning.
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). 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.
Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured
JANUARY 29, 2014
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.
Learning not in excess but in nexus!
JUNE 25, 2015
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?
#MOOC disasters are human and part of educational innovation and why sandboxes are good
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
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?
Challenges for conceptualising #MOOC for #vulnerable learner groups
JANUARY 16, 2014
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
JANUARY 14, 2016
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
Investing in Social and Informal Learning Klass Capital Acquires Controlling Stake in Docebo
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
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.
How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)
AUGUST 28, 2012
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.
Unbooks, Informal Learning, and Collaboration: The Age of Questions
MARCH 9, 2010
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.
#CALRG14 #heutagogy as option & thoughts on learners and education emerged
JUNE 11, 2014
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.
Learning Technologies 2016 UK Recap
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
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.
Demystifying Working Out Loud
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
“ 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.
Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
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.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JANUARY 25, 2015
@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.
#DigiWriMo Curation and Consciousness #Future: parallel between connecting neurons and humans
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Using references to Information Integration Theory, a selection of Through the Wormhole (mathematics of consciousness), and free creative thinking. Stem-cells and learning individuals It is still amazing to think that we – as humans – come from stem-cells. wrote about curation in a previous post on how all of society and learning seems to be the result of some curation.
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
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?
INFOGRAPHIC: High Performance Learning Ecosystems
MAY 19, 2016
I’ve previously written about the need to design learning & high performance ecosystems here , and have been reflecting on some common ingredients for effective ones. I’ve captured some of these in the infographic below: 5 Ingredients of HIGH PERFORMANCE ECOSYSTEM : COMPANY CULTURE. COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS. MINDSET. PERFORMANCE SUPPORT. Designed by our Guest Blogger, Arun Pradhan.
The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning
JANUARY 10, 2016
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?
InfoPro Launches Collaborative Learning Platform Gnosis by News Editor
Learning Solutions Magazine
APRIL 2, 2012
InfoPro Learning, Inc. announces the release of Gnosis, an advanced and sophisticated online collaborative learning platform with cutting-edge functionalities. With Gnosis, people can capture and share knowledge, experience, and expertise to better connect formal and informal learning within an organization.
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.
Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 9, 2015
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.
Creating a Leaderboard in Storyline Using Tin Can API
MAY 10, 2016
Ryan Tracey – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 4, 2016
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.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
JUNE 22, 2015
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.
Informal Learning: People can train you but they can't "learn" you.
JUNE 5, 2009
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.
Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development
AUGUST 6, 2015
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.
Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”
JULY 29, 2015
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?
Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
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?
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
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.
“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
“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.
7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”
JULY 6, 2015
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.
Evolving from Social Learning to Workforce-Centric Learning
APRIL 19, 2011
Do you ever find yourself not only explaining what social learning is but also justifying why it needs to be part of your larger learning strategy? Do you find yourself interchangeably using the terms “social learning,” “learning 2.0” and “informal learning” — knowing that they are not all the same? I, too, have found myself in the matrix trying to explain the difference between the above terms and, in addition, “social media.” What is the epidemic nature of how learning is being transformed? Who is evolving? What is the epidemic?
The Powerful Secret Behind Your Learning Style
DECEMBER 16, 2015
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.
Learning Lessons from Black Ops 2
DECEMBER 5, 2012
It is something to prepare for and something to learn from. Today, multiplayer video games are a more likely place to find millions engaged in a challenge against their fellow man. to boost my performance and become more valuable to my team Recently while playing one of these multiplayer video games it occurred to me that I learn the game for the same reasons I learn at work--to boost my performance and become more valuable to my team. started to think about how I learn in the game. People don't have time for learning. Opponents learn too.
Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross
The eLearning Coach
FEBRUARY 3, 2010
A funny thing happened while we were learning informally. A few astute people noticed it, wrote about it and brought it to the forefront of the learning arena. In fact, the buzz about informal learning seems to grow every day. Social learning technologies, which often facilitate informal learning, seem to have paved the way for greater interest in this approach.
How to Use Social Learning Bridge Geographical Gaps
AUGUST 29, 2011
There is an implication associated with informal learning that you aren’t really learning or that the learning isn’t tied to objectives. But, as I stated in a recent video interview with Chief Learning Officer magazine , learning is learning, whether it happens in a structured (formal) or unstructured (informal) manner. Social learning enhances both types of education. Informal learning occurs when a relative or a friend teaches us something like how to use that new iPhone. Often they include social learning tactics.
February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
New post February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. For our first real foray into the world of Twitter chats this month, we dove head first with the topic of blended and distributed learning and their application in adult L&D. We wanted to hear from the learning community on the design and delivery of both blended learning and distributed learning methods.