Social Learning pays off! A Success Story
AUGUST 27, 2015
Learning by force is passé. How do organizations engage with young, trendy, and tech-savvy people when it comes to learning and development? In a world where the social platform is increasingly the way to connect, learn, grow and scale, businesses are being made to alter their thinking. Who would have thought that the learning process itself could be democratized?
Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics
JUNE 2, 2015
Yes, if stats are to be believed, enterprises are quickly realizing the potential of mobile devices to become agents of training; agents that employees have and use all the time. The ushering in of the Bring Your Own Device era has created opportunities for organizations to leverage devices for learning that people access on the go. We bet you didn’t. Infographic Credit- ATD.
7 Challenges to Social Learning
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization. Here we try to enlist the top challenges which hinder social learning from becoming a reality in organizations: 1. Or they may be skeptical whether employees can be trusted enough to pursue learning on their own. Intangibility.
10 ways to use an Enterprise Social Network for Social Learning
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
Today, I’m at the Learning Technologies 2016 conference and I’m going to be talking about how to use an ESN (Enterprise Social Network) for Social Learning Many organisations now have an ESN – and although they might not be using it as effectively as they could, you don’t actually need another social learning system but […]. Social learning
How to Integrate Social Learning in the Workplace
APRIL 24, 2015
Social learning is not a new concept. Various theories have explained man’s social approach to learning, some of these dating to as back as the 1940s. For example, Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory stresses the importance of observational learning, imitation and modeling to learn certain behaviors. Social learning , thus waned away.
The definition of Enterprise Social Network
AUGUST 26, 2015
social learning A means of liking senior executives' posts collaboration corporate definition enterprise 2.0 enterprise social network ESN hierarchy humor humour organisational culture organizational culture participatory culture social social media social software sycophancy workplace
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.
Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers
OCTOBER 19, 2014
I love this description from Jane Harts post: FAUXIAL LEARNING is about forcing people to use social media in courses – or even in the workplace – and then confusing compliance with engagement (and even worse) learning. As an Instructional Designer and L&D Consultant, I am often asked questions like: 1.What social collaboration platform should we use? Not at all.
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.
Social Learning Has Never Been About a Single Tool
JANUARY 20, 2015
Things get a bit murky when you combine eLearning with anything, especially social learning. In what world could social learning be waning? It’s the way humans have always learned, even back to prehistoric times. It’s not saying social learning is fizzling, it’s saying social learning in the context of eLearning is. What are Social Media-styled eLearning Tools? I don’t know. My only conclusion is that the post has no conclusion (or knowledge) about what is meant by social media-styled eLearning tools.
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?
Strengthening Social Learning In the Workplace
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
The training industry has seen plenty of debate around whether or not organizations can and should take steps to strengthen social learning. Everyone agrees that social learning is very important and that somewhere between 70% and 80% of all learning is done socially and/or informally. Does it really stifle learning? just don’t buy it.
Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!
MARCH 15, 2016
How to provide just-in-time learning modules customized to the needs of an organization? How to make learning fun, engaging , and collaborative for a distributed workforce? What actions must a fast-growing enterprise take to keep its workforce trained and up to date to meet the global service excellence standards? Make your learning intent lively! Why do we say so?
Curated Insights: The Continued Evolution of Social Learning
AUGUST 17, 2016
Learning is inherently social. Regardless of content type or delivery format, most of what we learn comes from other people. Social learning” hit trend status alongside the rise of social media in the late 2000s. Because we had new, high-tech ways to share, people also assumed “social learning” was a new idea. Social learning” is human nature.
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.
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today?
Social learning is not something you make other people do
JULY 10, 2014
As organisations “go social” (a term increasingly used to refer to one that is adopting an enterprise social or collaboration platform) , I am often asked: “How do you make people learn socially?” Social learning
Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?
OCTOBER 5, 2012
I really enjoy following the learning frontier, reading about and analyzing the latest developments in learning tools and methodologies. My last two blog posts were reactions to augmented reality, a concept that was thought up decades ago, coined in the 90s, and only starting to crawl into everyday life. The post Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?
Social Learning for Online Training
JUNE 11, 2014
Hey social butterfly, it’s time to learn! Social learning employs things like peer feedback and review, ranking and awards to engage students in the material and learning process. It’s more about helping people learn from one another as they work together—enhanced by collaborative enterprise social tools.”.
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.
Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?
OCTOBER 5, 2012
I really enjoy following the learning frontier, reading about and analyzing the latest developments in learning tools and methodologies. My last two blog posts were reactions to augmented reality , a concept that was thought up decades ago, coined in the 90s, and only starting to crawl into everyday life. Learnist describes itself as a tool for “people helping other people learn.
Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning
JULY 7, 2014
Online workshop takes place 14 July – 15 August 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very […].
How a CRM+LMS Integration = Excellence in Extended Enterprise
AUGUST 18, 2016
The days of standalone extended enterprise management systems are nearing an end. On the other hand, there are more than 600 learning management system providers on the market, but only a handful of which integrate with Salesforce. With all of the data generated by both systems, a powerful LMS that can handle data and deliver real, detailed learning and performance analytics is key.
3 Ways Learnist Can Revolutionize Enterprise Learning
APRIL 8, 2014
A couple years ago, I wrote a blog post about a fledgling social learning company called Learnist that was beginning to make waves in the learning industry. The company caught my eye because I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of leveraging social media to encourage effective learning within the workplace and Learnist seemed to… [Continue Reading.].
Social Learning: what actually is it?
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
Following my last post Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place , I was asked to explain what “social learning” actually is in an organizational context. If you haven’t yet come across The New Social Learning book (by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham), this is a must-read. Companies that fail to learn will wither and die.
Social learning is not the same as social media
Clive on Learning
JULY 21, 2011
I have noticed in recent discussions just how confusing it can get when social learning is regarded as synonymous with the use of social media. First of all, social learning pre-dates social media by thousands of years. We have always and always will learn socially. It isn't the only way we learn but it is a highly significant element.
?ot just cat videos: 5 Social Learning Myths
JUNE 1, 2016
Fortunately, with the rate and breadth that misinformation spreads in the modern corporate learning industry, there are still hundreds of myths to bust. So let’s crack 5 insistent social learning myths, shall we? 1. Social learning is a new thing. At its most basic, it is the idea that people learn through observing and interacting with others in a social context.
Using an ESN for social learning (upcoming social online workshop)
OCTOBER 4, 2015
Next public online workshop runs: 12 OCTOBER – 6 NOVEMBER 2015 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working in the organisation. Social learningHowever, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own training initiatives in the very […].
From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation
AUGUST 13, 2011
It has been a long and exciting journey so far, dotted with exciting projects, some wonderful clients, and a tremendous amount of learning. An instructional designer by profession who started her career anlayzing learner needs, creating micro-design documents, writing story-boards and discussing the nitty-gritty of course navigation with visual designers, I have long been interested in the power of social, collaborative and informal learning. And my own foray into the world of social media with Twitter. The age of social learning is here.
Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working (eLearning Guild Webinar) #inttime
MARCH 30, 2011
These are my live blogged notes from today’s eLearning Guild Webinars with members of the Internet Time Alliance (ITA): Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn, Jane Hart, Jay Cross Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working The questions for the session were sourced from the crowd. Using new social technologies to help people get on with their jobs. How do you use social learning to support formal learning? How do you motivate people to participate in social learning when their schedules are already full? Enterprise 2.0
Enterprise Learners v Entrepreneurial Learners
OCTOBER 16, 2012
This really means, how do you constantly look around you all the time for new ways, new resources to learn new things? And how does entrepreneurial learning fit with organizations? Hence “enterprise learners” simply follow the course that has been set for them. Social learningwhere knowledge and practice meet.” itashare.
Social Learning: Key resources from January
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. “In this article I want to turn to the ‘how’ of change and transformation in organisational learning and look at one specific approach that many organisations are finding useful to help them adapt to meet changing requirements and demands – the 70:20:10 framework. As
Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working
MARCH 18, 2013
For some time now I’ve sensed a split in the learning profession in terms of recognising the value and importance of self-managed learning as it takes place in the flow of daily work. There are some who think that unless they have been responsible for an individual’s learning (i.e. integrating all social and collaborative initiatives into a common platform.
Three Simple Ways to Get Started with Social Learning
JUNE 13, 2012
Social learning a lot of us hear a lot these days — we know, vaguely, what it is, and we know that it’s happening, whether we like it or not, every day. And yet the vast majority of our money and energy goes toward formal training programs, not these social, off-the-cuff initiatives. What is Social Learning, Again? That’s social learning.