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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? How was learning measured?

Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy. Dense networks describe groups of individuals with a high level of interconnectedness. 11, 2001.

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning

Learning Wire

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?

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning

EI Design

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.

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.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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 would a completely “holacratic” learning organization look like?

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.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

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.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

“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.

Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation"

ID Reflections

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.

Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams

Skilful Minds

Most managers have heard of the watercooler effect without ever having the meaning of the concept sink in to their understanding of how it relates to performance and collaboration. couple of studies released this summer dealing with performance and collaboration in teams merit consideration. Not so much for what they specifically say about performance and collaboration as much as what they imply about the promise of social media in the relationship. Customer Experience Experience Design social networking Enterprise 2.0 elearning 2.0 empathy

Social Networking: As Easy as Pie

ID Reflections

While we all know it is imperative today to network in order to keep up with the changing trends and shifting paradigms, to a new comer into the arena of social networking and the virtual world, the reality can hit hard. For such people, how would collaborative learning or informal learning work in this age of technology?

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (4)

Jay Cross

How ready are you to tackle Big L Learning? Where does your organization fit on the progression from Hierarchical Organization to Collaborative Organization? Our people are learning and growing fast enough to keep up with the future.  ? Relationships between departments are collaborative and effective.  ? We learn something from every interaction with a customer.  ?

Third #Moodle #MOOC with Nellie Deutsch

Ignatia Webs

The genie and driver behind this course is Nellie Deutsch who is one of the key promoters of active learning and embracing participation. If you are wondering about setting up a MOOC, but your company or institute uses Moodle as the main learning platform, than join Nellie and her wonderful facilitators (all volunteers with top eLearning expertise) during this 3 week course.

Enterprise Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Do consumer social networking sites like Facebook have a place inside corporations? Finally, another intriguing case, especially to the Learning & Development industry, is Udutu. Originally a custom e-learning content developer, Udutu has recently launched LMS functionality as a series of Facebook applications. With the Udutu/Facebook LMS, anyone in the organization can create a course and offer it to anyone in their 'network.' The “LMS” can be setup almost instantly, although it does require all users to have a Facebook account.

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6 Reasons To Use Amplify for Collaborative Learning

The Writers Gateway

I recently came across this website called Amplify that works just like Twitter and other social networking sites. However Amplify seems to be a much more effective tool for collaborative learning than any other freely available learning tools today. I say this taking into account some of the unique features in Amplify. You do not have to repost it.

Social media extremism

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, some of them have been blogging and tweeting about the role of social media in driving the pro-democracy protests in Egypt. I see I’m not alone ( here and here ) in being a little less inclined. Good centuries-old social networking. Drawing all this down to the less heady world of e-learning, I can certainly see a parallel. Closer to home. web 2.0

Tools I Use

Marcia Conner

Yesterday I participated in two fabulous webinars, each with a different focus, yet both with social learning themes. During each I was asked about some of the tools I use personally to get the most from social media–and ultimately learn as much as I can. I've made bold links to the primary social tools that I use. learn from it every day!

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

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.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

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?

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0 World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave?

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“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. The doors that a networked world have opened for us can be the playground.

Backchannels – what’s all the fuss, anyway?

Integrated Learnings

Backchannel – Wikipedia defines a backchannel as “the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside live spoken remarks.” There are a few things I would like to point out in support of using a backchannel for learning events. Have any of you had experience using one in your learning events or other presentations? Integrated Learning Services, Inc. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. By Dean Hawkinson. But guess what? How It Works.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Social Learning

When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read. Not only does the site possess an “army of amateur editors” able to synthesize information quickly, but it also provides the easily accessible background knowledge, in the form of wikilinks, that non-expert readers crave.  Blog this! Properly d.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types! The common theme in functions is the ability to study and practice the skills of a "Collaborative Learning Anthropologist", ( CLA ). Major changes in learning and training are fundamentally challenging the current and old assumptions, principles and beliefs. There are many opportunities to discover and innovate new learning models. CLAs are focused on studying and reporting human behavior in relation to learning and productivity technologies, specifically, Web 2.0 Future jobs, now, today! tools).

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

Basic 2-3 minutes video on " What is Social Networking " - By CommonCraft What is Social Networking? What is Social Bookmarking?What The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Welcome to the Session. The following are the references for the December 13, 2007 Session. What is RSS ? What is a Wiki?

HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.

ID Reflections

The session was on HPT and Social Learning: Organizational Performance in the Cloud b y David Wilkins, VP of Product Marketing at Learn.com. keen and passionate believer in the power of Social Networking (SN) in improving organizational performance--not marginally but manifold--this session was an eye-opener for me. And Dave (@dwilkinsnh) made getting up at 4:00 a.m.

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Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

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.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks. This trust also promotes individual autonomy and can become a foundation for organizational learning, as knowledge is freely shared. How do we know everyone has learned? Given below are excerpts from both.

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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. Organizations and Informal Learning: 1.

7 Reasons Social Media Boosts Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

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.

In response to Twitter Quitters - 40% leave after one month.

ID Reflections

Because it is a powerful social networking tool that is fast becoming a social learning tool. The connotation of the word social is changing from one of "connect" to bring into its fold other meanings like collaborate, learn, share, give, participate, hear, be heard, ask, be answered.This is not a litany in praise of Twitter--it is in support of all social networking sites (SNS) that will help us to collaborate and build collective knowledge. Why am I writing about Twitter? Refer to the article on Twitter Quitters.

Organizational Network Analysis: Impact of Proximity on Collaboration

ID Reflections

Where I work, the e-learning team occupies 4 large rows with instructional designers, graphic designers, programmers, technicians, project managers spread out and rubbing shoulders in happy abandon. Today, as I sat reading ( once again ) Informal Learning by Jay Cross in a distant hotel room in Westbrook, Connecticut, the point on Organizational Network Analysis hit me.

Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Shaffer in How Computer Games Help Children Learn (quoted by Harold Jarche in T+D) Creativity is a conversation--a tension--between individuals working on individual problems, and the professional communities they belong to. Shaffer in How Computer Games Help Children Learn (quoted by Harold Jarche in T+D) Professionals immeresed in communities of practice have a larger zone of proximal development. In a flattened learning system, there are fewer experts and more fellow learners on paths that may cross. David Wilkins in Learning 2.0 David W. David W.

How Can Social Learning Spice Up Your Existing Learning Strategy?

EI Design

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?

Crowd-sourced Learning Content: Opportunities and Challenges – (Part 2)

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Last week, Vikas Joshi shared his thoughts on opportunities inherent in crowdsourced learning content. How are tracking systems keeping pace with the opportunities inherent in crowdsourced learning content? Its activity based tracking model enables LRS (Learning Record Store) to record almost any user action. Recent advancements and usage spike in MOOC paradigm in education is another major step in creation of online platforms for crowdsourced learning content. Social networking has to be given equal consideration. What needs to be done?

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied. Real learning happens only when it is contextual – meaning, when students can directly apply it in authentic activities, contexts and cultures. Scenario Based Learning. Image Credit – wikipedia.org. Role Playing.

Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

It is changing the way we communicate, the way we do business, how we learn and teach, and even it’s changing the way our brains work. Because the arrival of technology, the learning environment is changing. In olden days, people used to only learn at a classroom. They learn when it is convenient for them, at home or a coffee shop. These apps are ready for collaboration.

Iconoclasm 2.0

E-Learning Provocateur

I’ve been seeing a lot more social media icons on websites these days, and you may have noticed that I’ve recently added a few to this blog. Well, I figure that if I’m serious about the use of social media for collaborative learning and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, then I should do what I can to encourage participation. Applying the learnings.