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!):
Community and Collaborative Learning
JUNE 26, 2011
She described how she and her Kenyan friends get together frequently for an entire day to cook, talk, braid each other’s hair, and learn things from each other. Learning has also become less community-based in the United States. More and more, learning has focused on web-based training and distance learning. And isn’t adult learning supposed to be about that, too?
Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
“I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand.
What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning
DECEMBER 11, 2015
What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning. As learning professionals, most of us are familiar with the 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development that describes how learning happens. What is social learning? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others.
Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace
MAY 11, 2015
I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix.
Why You Should Adopt Social Learning
APRIL 18, 2016
It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning.
Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy
MAY 18, 2015
“ I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” Don Tapscott (italics mine). I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand.
Defining Social Learning
OCTOBER 4, 2012
Two years after we published The New Social Learning , I still hear people say “there is no definition” or worse yet, defining it in truly silly ways. A post with a slide of my definition is consistently one of the most popular posts on this site so I thought people might appreciate more on how I define the terms and what social learning is not. —-.
Social Media vs. Social Learning
JANUARY 30, 2011
Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. However, how many of us have considered using these types of tools for collaboration in a training environment ? As a learning professional, I have been pondering this question a lot. 2-- Share “real world” learnings with each other after the training is complete. By Dean Hawkinson.
Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning
JULY 10, 2014
Much of the learning in the workplace is now becoming learner-driven – a perfect setting for social and collaborative learning. With a little structure, social learning can be a huge success for organizational learning. How to drive Social Learning strategy in an organization? Identify your social learning champions.
Facilitating collaborative learning: a recipe for success
AUGUST 25, 2012
During 2012 Harold Jarche and I have been running a series of online workshops at the Social Learning Centre; these have proved to be very popular. In the “e-learning era” the focus of training moved to designing and developing sophisticated, self-paced, online course content, and then managing access to it in a LMS. Social learningHow did we do it?
How Can Social Learning Spice Up Your Existing Learning Strategy?
JULY 11, 2016
In this article, I will touch upon what social learning is and the reasons why you should adopt it. I will also outline how exactly you can use it to enhance your existing learning strategy and the business gains that will accrue as a result. How To Use Social Learning To Enhance Your Existing Learning Strategy. What Ιs Social Learning?
Top Social Learning LMS Features
JANUARY 27, 2016
In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? Here is what we found: What’s Going on with the Social Learning LMS?
Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features
MARCH 9, 2017
They’ve been learning with social classroom tools and chatting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram every waking hour. One way to do this is by investing in a social learning management system (LMS). Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features. He stated, “The millennial generation thrives in social environments.
Utilize your LMS to Foster Collaborative Learning at the Workplace
MARCH 20, 2017
According to Brandon Hall’s 2014 Social and Collaborative Learning study, 85% companies had started experimenting with social learning and organizations were expected to increase their focus on social and collaborative learning by 2015. Learning from our peers is nothing new, we’ve been doing it from the beginning of our history.
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.
Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.
MAY 4, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them.
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.
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?
How to pair social learning with your LMS for a more engaged workforce
JUNE 23, 2016
What is social learning and how can it help develop a culture of learning? Social learning is a theory by psychologist Albert Bandura that suggests learning is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context and can occur purely through observation or direct instruction, even in the absence of motor reproduction or direct reinforcement. Social learning is the 20% within the 70+20+10 learning model. Learning by example. Basically, Bandura’s theory is that human beings can learn by example.
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.
Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 21, 2011
Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. We are moving, albeit in fits and starts, from traditional learning environments, where curriculum are essentially assigned to learners, to more collaborative and innovative environments where learners can self-direct their learning and participate in communities of passion.
Create A Social Learning Culture With Origin Konnect
DECEMBER 24, 2014
Konnect- true to its name, Origin Konnect is a next generation social learning platform that helps organizations develop a training and development culture that literally “connects” employees as they learn. Origin Konnect helps do exactly this- to make it possible for learning managers to deliver training to employees in multiple formats on a common social user dashboard.
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 would a completely “holacratic” learning organization look like?
Codes of Conduct in Social Learning
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
With an increase of tools to enable social learning and the pervasiveness of social media in our lives, crowdsourcing techniques are becoming greatly utilized in organizations that want to foster an environment of collaboration and innovation as they work to achieve business goals. In fact, even in cases where the organization did not put hard rules in place for a crowdsourced project, the employees developed their own social norms. Social interactions are important for “regulars” in building community. There are correct and incorrect ways to interact.
Social & Collaborative Learning in the Workplace: the presentation #socolearn
AUGUST 22, 2012
Today I gave a webinar presentation on Social & Collaborative Learning. Below is the slideset I made available on Slideshare, but if you would like to read the slide notes and get the links to further resources, you will find them here: Social & Collaborative Learning in the Workplace. Social learning
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?
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. Increasingly the human workforce will have to take on the unstructured work that requires skills like judgement, decision making, pattern sensing, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and more. A repressive leader can kill passion and a desire to learn.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
JUNE 22, 2015
I 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.
Defining 5 Modern Instructional Strategies
JANUARY 18, 2017
We have explored some new language of learning definitions this week, so let’s continue our exploration by defining a few different instructional strategies that we use on a regular basis to design, develop, deliver, produce, and facilitate our modern learning campaigns. Instructional strategies are the approaches that we use in the design, development, and delivery of learning to engage our students in learning experiences. We choose these strategies based on what, how, where, and when we want our learners to learn.
Optimizing Your Return on Social Learning Capital
JUNE 22, 2011
In learning, there are some key principles leaders can adopt to optimize their return on social learning capital (ROSLC). In Three Reasons Leaders Fail at Workforce-Centric Learning , I detailed three mistakes leaders make when deploying social learning strategies that could prevent them from realizing the full benefits of their investments. Additionally, I shared some thoughts on different ways of managing social learning in organizations — evolving from a command-and-control mode to a more collaborative and inclusive approach to initiatives.
From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Well, to try and avoid the “learning” word or at least the term “social learning”! Despite the fact that numerous studies have shown that most workplace learning takes place outside training - the term “learning” is for many people still synonymous with training. Collaboration Social learning
Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development
AUGUST 6, 2015
The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. Create organizations that are nimble, constantly learning, conversing and listening. Scary?
Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. It takes a relational stance in which learning takes place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources. I have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World.