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. ” Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating sociallearning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand.
What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning
OCTOBER 21, 2015
As learning professionals, most of us are familiar with the 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development that describes how learning happens. It is no surprise that today more and more companies are using some form of social learning that enables employees to learn from each other. In What is social learning? Is there a flip side?
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. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Moreover, accessibility to digital learning and. 70:20:10 learning model. Learning in the workflow 19.
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.
7 Reasons Social Media Boosts Social Learning
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
There are good reasons why companies should use Facebook as a means of promoting social learning. Too many business owners don’t take advantage of this free social media network out of fear that employees will abuse their social media privileges. As a result, entire companies miss out on all of Facebook’s social learning benefits. Jeffrey A. topyx.com.
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.
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. 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?
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. How do you define social learning? define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas. What isn’t social learning? Social learning is new. 2.
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. What a great way for them to collaborate and discuss the informal learning that is taking place on the job.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. This 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. Research is conducted before contributing.
Social Learning & the Hourly Employee
JULY 13, 2011
In giving talks about social learning, I am often asked various questions about building a case for social learning. However, in our efforts to justify why a social learning program should be implemented or even why one should be stopped, we often miss the opportunity to have someone speak from the workforce-centric perspective. Instead of exploring workarounds leaders completely dismiss the power of social learning tools for the sake of avoiding potential lawsuits. Social Workforce collaborative learning social learning social workforc
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 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.
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.
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?
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). recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand.
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 Learning: Answers to 8 Crucial Questions
SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
I’ve got an odd relationship with the notion of social learning. Whilst I’m often at pains to remind people that social learning is nothing new, I’m acutely aware that the term is today a much broader one than it has been in years gone by. Trouble is we didn’t phrase it ‘collaborative’ we called it social.
Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation"
JUNE 12, 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. repressive leader can kill passion and a desire to learn.
Social learning for collaborative work
Learning and Working on the Web
MAY 18, 2011
Tweet The authors at Human Capital Lab say that social learning makes little sense and we should really be focused on collaborative learning: In its simplest form, collaborative learning is a model based on the idea that knowledge can be created through the interaction and collaboration of individuals. We learn socially because we are wired to do so.
Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
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. have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World.
How to replace top-down training with collaborative learning (1)
AUGUST 21, 2012
what’s broken, let’s imagine what ideal corporate learning would look like if we could start over from scratch. Continuous learning is the only way they can keep up. Their work has become learning, and learning is the bulk of their work. But this way of learning – autonomous searching and social collaboration – has not yet been re?ected Twenty-?rst
Optimizing Your Return on Social Learning Capital
JUNE 22, 2011
Organizations strive to maximize their return on investment capital (ROIC), which is used by most companies to measure the effectiveness of their investments. 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. The adage is true, people learn from other people.
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
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.
Nature’s lessons on Social Learning revealed at webinar
AUGUST 10, 2015
Taking a cue from nature on Social Learning, and how to make the most of it in business is the topic of a new webinar, hosted by award-winning elearning provider, Sponge UK. The collaborative event will explore how learning socially is a natural activity and what role technology can play in helping learners and organisations benefit from Social Learning. Aimed at L&D professionals, the free session will cover the fundamentals of what social learning means and how it can be inspired by and benefit from the natural world.
Kindle Highlights Social Learning
MARCH 18, 2012
This means you can now have a fabulous way to share what you’re learning and a socially-generated way to learn from others. While I’ve struggled with becoming an online book reader, this feature shows me possibilities that truly advance publishing into a new more collaborative age. Collaboration addresses challenges no one has overcome before.
Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog
MAY 2, 2011
While Cisco’s success may be partly attributable to the ability of social media to effectively eliminate distance, you don’t need to be a multi-national to reap the benefits. So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0 Trackbacks/Pingbacks Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social Learning Blog - May 5, 2011 [.]
Do you know your E-learning Buckets?
APRIL 3, 2013
I've discovered recently I don't like the term e-learning. This is because I recently had to go through the process of understanding what salary you pay someone who is an e-learning developer. This is because everyone has a different idea of what e-learning is and what it takes to develop it. So if you tell me you are an e-learning expert, it means nothing to me. The term e-learning covers a wide swath of teaching and learning using digital media. learning needs to be categorized in different buckets depending on what the needs of the learner are.
The current top 5 highest-rated social learning solutions on CollectMyThoughts
MARCH 30, 2015
In the world of online learning, some organizations are choosing to incorporate a “social” aspect to their platforms and programs, also sometimes described as “collaborative” learning. Some types of learning management systems include this social feature, which can also refer to incorporation of social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
7 Tips To Apply Microlearning In Online Training
MARCH 9, 2016
New post 7 Tips To Apply Microlearning In Online Training on Obsidian Learning. Understand the learning needs and preferences of your employees. Create a variety of microlearning activities that cater to different learning needs and preferences. There are some learning goals that cannot be achieved by microlearning. Guest Contributor: Christopher Pappas.