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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here’s what Torrey has to say about PLNs: In 1968, Licklider & Taylor predicted that computers would be used as communication devices where individuals would connect and converse with others around the world to discuss a shared topic of interest. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Groups.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here’s what Torrey has to say about PLNs: In 1968, Licklider & Taylor predicted that computers would be used as communication devices where individuals would connect and converse with others around the world to discuss a shared topic of interest. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Groups.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. ” By the time I heard the phrase, “Personal Learning Network,” or PLN, I’d already begun developing and maintaining professional relationships through social media. It wasn’t very useful.

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

Some of you may wonder how a printed handbook could possibly compete with the networked knowledge and agile, on-demand content production of the digital world, but in this case I don’t think it’s proper to set it up as a zero-sum competition. The post Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech appeared first on Web Courseworks.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

concept – we’ve been discussing it for a while now – but it’s. We’ve just discussed the need for quick. NETWORK, THAT’D BE A. As we discussed in our recent. learning network. Let employees set up an online discussion group themselves around common. your initiatives and to build a network. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. PERFORMANCE – BETWEEN. IT’S ABOUT.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing. Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. The results are summarised in the following graph. enterprise 2.0

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing. It warms my heart to see my colleagues asking and answering questions, sharing web articles, crowdsourcing ideas, gathering feedback, praising team mates, comparing notes on where to buy the best coffee, and even whining a little. Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. They must lead by example.

Can organisation-wide social networks capture tacit knowledge?

The eLearning Nomad

Yet, organisations’ social networks are based on the presumption that conversations is all we need. There is a misconception that tacit knowledge can be ‘disseminated’ across an organisation through passive means like packaged e-learning modules , discussions in social forums, or webinars. Providing a social network to your staff and contractors doesn’t necessarily mean the less-experienced will learn from your champions. The post Can organisation-wide social networks capture tacit knowledge? Tacit knowledge is not something that can be ‘captured’ and re-distributed.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

While these apps aren’t components of the enterprise’s intranet proper, they’re accessible from there and thus form part of the network. An intranet with an SII of 6 integrates social media elements such as a discussion forum, blogs and wikis into a single sign-on solution. There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. Which one is correct?

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

For this reason the new enterprise social platforms (like Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) that underpin social collaboration are your most valuable social learning platforms. Social learning is not something you make others do – So, it’s not about setting up questions for discussion, and then saying “be social!” Social learning

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

While these apps aren’t components of the enterprise’s intranet proper, they’re accessible from there and thus form part of the network. An intranet with an SII of 6 integrates social media elements such as a discussion forum, blogs and wikis into a single sign-on solution. There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. Which one is correct?

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. A user can do this through posting to a threaded discussion quite easily. So, I'm trying to figure out what's going to be the right software / service to adopt, but I'm also trying to think about the differences in: Forum / Threaded Discussion / Group Examples are Google Groups and Yahoo Groups. Typically they center around threaded discussions. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. Generally are easy to get into.

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Bigger and better: Elearning Network ambitions for 2016

Sponge UK

The eLearning Network. To find out more about joining the eLearning Network visit: elearningnetwork.org/membership-options. Discuss a project Subscribe to our newsletter The post Bigger and better: Elearning Network ambitions for 2016 appeared first on Sponge UK. Events Video eLearning Network eLN interview John Curran2015 was a pivotal year for.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment. I do appreciate this depends on the nature of your organisation but you must provide an environment where people can share and discuss work without worrying about security or employee data being in a public space. Why not start a Scoop.it

Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). An open discussion forum , and. We can have both.&#. Amen to that. But how do we bridge the gap? Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE).

Extended Learning Networks can be supported by E-Learning – An Effective Case

G-Cube

If you want to discuss more about how you can align your eLearning initiatives to your business success, please contact us via info@gc-solutions.net. All modern organizations strive to create innovative avenues to provide training, which educates, enables and inspires its people. This leads to large gaps in the skill as well as knowledge competency among the external partners. e-Learning

Blog Discussion

Tony Karrer

Dave Ferguson just raised the issue of blog discussion that has come up before when I talk about Learning and Networking with a Blog. The issue he raises in Mandatory Blogging is: Here at your own blog, you often have extended discussions. I talked about different Types of Blog Discussions before. Comments are Not the Only Blog Discussion Cross linking and discussion on other blogs is discussion. Invite Comments Make it clear that you'd like discussion. That's a terrific exchange, though I doubt that's the norm. If so, how?

Open Source eLearning Network Event

eFront

On July 12 th , 2013 in Birmingham, England, the eLearning Network will be holding a day of practical case studies, sharing experiences and debate which will cover how you should procure the technologies to support learning in your organization. Couldya? Shouldya’ and more. When is it a good idea to look at open-source software? How can we make open-source software work in our organisation?

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Majority of the organizations today are boarding the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) bandwagon with little experience in how to facilitate collaboration and conversation leading to disengaged employees, abandoned platforms and frustrated leadership.

Becoming a CPTM Application and Networking in Dallas

Training Industry

The first of my three-part blog series discussed the beginning steps on my journey toward becoming a Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM). I added nine learning and development professionals to my network and formed, what I hope will be, lasting relationships on which I can rely as I move through my career. As a bonus, I expanded my network to include an intelligent and capable group of likeminded colleagues. As part of the next step on my road to certification, I participated in a three-day applied practicum experience. Wish me luck

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics. User-generated content (UGC) is not a novel concept, but most of us in the corporate sector have barely scratched its surface.

To optimize your learning, optimize your networks

Jay Cross

The Internet Time Alliance has been brainstorming models of learning networks. People cooperate in External Networks to meet a shared goal. Harold’s post on collaboration and cooperation generated a lot of discussion. These networks operate behind the firewall (e.g., Some teams are self-organizing networks; others are the tail end of command-and-control.

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

So if you actually want to learn something rather than skate through each subject, it’s up to you to do your prescribed readings, seek more from blogs and journals to enhance your understanding, reach out to your network to ask questions and gather feedback, and generally drive your own education. Participate actively in the discussion forum. Firstly: “Why a mooc?”

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Can Social Networks Replace Your LMS?

OpenSesame

In my ongoing love affair with Quora , I recently joined the discussion on a new question: Can specialised social networks replace learning management systems ? After some consideration, I think the answer is really that soon we won’t be able to tell enterprise social networks and LMSs apart. This question really captures my interest. eLearning Solutions

MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned. Because of this, education is moving from a model of knowledge transfer to a model of learning network development. MOOCs represent the intersection between these two models – knowledge can be transferred quickly and effectively to large numbers of people at the same time and spaces can be created for people to build their own learning networks.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

A recent article in the WebWorker Daily, Supporting milennials in the workplace , pointed out: “One interesting characteristic of Millenials … is that they tend to rely on their own resources and network of friends or colleagues to try and solve problems before going down the official support path.&#. Tweet. For example -. to share and receive ideas, resources and experiences.

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I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Through experience, they’ve developed their own networks consisting of connections that span across organizational bounds. Such networks are characterized by influence, not authority. The globally connected individual (I) in the workplace builds and maintains effective networks both inside and outside their organization. This is the nature of healthy organizations.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

Today’s learning management systems are built with social features that allow people to work in groups, facilitate discussions, and even integrate with social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google. Social tools within the new generation of LMSs encourage group collaboration and discussion. Social Learning in an LMS. Yes, but what about that Hawthorne effect? Register today.

Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.

Learning Rebels

I had the opportunity to share stories, thoughts and ideas with some people in my network who I have long admired (Harold Jarche, Ryan Tracey, Simon Terry, Michelle Ocker) and met some new FABULOUS people along the way (Constantine Ongarezos, Mairi Thompson, Joyce Seitzinger just to name a few!). Super informative and what was key – her discussion made sense to the audience.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. An approach that implies networking for personal benefits. The workforce is ubiquitously connected, networked, and mobile. Demystifying #WOL: Some questions I have encountered when discussing working out loud in forums & conferences or with colleagues: Q. Published on 09-Nov-2015. .

Giving Back to Your Personal Learning Network

InSync Training

Last week, we discussed ways to manage your Personal Learning Network (PLN) without becoming overwhelmed. Remember, this is a NETWORK, and that means that information flows in more than one direction. Personal Learning Networks 50 Modern Blended Learning BlogsAlmost 20 years ago, I started InSync’s first learning community.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Social Learning

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design

Skilful Minds

My previous post discussed the Open/Closed culture fallacy in social business design. Overall, as the post's subject indicates, my interest is in showing how social network analysis, applied to the ecosystems of organizations, can assist us in applying social business design in a manner that avoids the fallacy of open/closed business cultures. I contended that leaders of large corporations are typically unable to answer the key strategic questions posed by David Armano in an important post recently.

Is It Possible To Go About Rebuilding "Silent" Networks?

There Is No Chalk

My wife and I have had a few discussions over the last year about one particular topic: Why do previous long-term contacts, be they personal (usually) or professional, seem to fall away and go silent? For starters, I''m a parent, so often times it''s just not on my daily radar to text, email, or phone a friend to say hello. But I''ve noticed that the further I get from the last time I spoke with

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Some people are happy in their insular world where yesterday’s news is brought to you today by network news. Social media is perfect for networking. Personal Learning Network Social Media for Trainers Tips Brian Washburn facebook LinkedIn Network PLN twitterQuestion of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? Walk the talk ? And you know what? Seriously.

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

A discussion forum functionality is key for this purpose, other things are nice to have but often blur the decision about the forum to choose. The book Digital habitats of Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith has been an input, as well as the blogpost by Christian Kreutz: a starter for development organisations engaging in online networks. Situation 2: Now at work. What is it?