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Social Learning pays off! A Success Story

Origin Learning

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

Origin Learning

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

Origin Learning

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

Jane Hart

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

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.

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

Jane Hart

This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. It is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning: A resource guide for L&D. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. It is not just about managing the interaction but also being part of the social interaction.

How to Integrate Social Learning in the Workplace

Origin Learning

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.

Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace

ID Reflections

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.

The definition of Enterprise Social Network

E-Learning Provocateur

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

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.

Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers

ID Reflections

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 Has Never Been About a Single Tool

Nick Leffler

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.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

Scalability. 2 The Sales Enablement function 3 Learning modalities 4 Why LMS? for have largely kept their training strategies the same, with the majority of trai- ning resources earmarked for boring formal learning and event-based training. difficult to find, the enterprising sales rep may attempt to recreate the content. sound learning program always incl. ENABLEMENT?

Create A Social Learning Culture With Origin Konnect

Origin Learning

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.

Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

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?

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Social Learning

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?

moving to social learning

Learning and Working on the Web

This is social learning. In 2005 I wrote that the beauty of a decentralized social learning approach, versus a closed learning management system (LMS) was that each person keeps all of his/her content, and it does not get locked away in an inaccessible archive of a centrally controlled LMS. It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Learning and Working on the Web

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Jay Cross. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise?

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Social Learning

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

Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning

G-Cube

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.

Strengthening Social Learning In the Workplace

Social Learning

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. 

Social learning is not something you make other people do

Jane Hart

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

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3 Ways Learnist Can Revolutionize Enterprise Learning

Social Learning

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 Handbook

Learning and Working on the Web

This post is an excerpt from Jane Hart’s recently published  Social Learning Handbook 2014. Implicit knowledge is best developed through conversations and social relationships. Social networks can enable better and faster knowledge feedback for people who trust each and share their knowledge. In this emerging network era, social learning is how work gets done.

?ot just cat videos: 5 Social Learning Myths

TalentLMS

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.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

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.

Enterprise social technologies

Learning and Working on the Web

I am presenting on enterprise social technologies, learning and performance at the Learning Technologies conference in London today. Most large organizations have something like  Microsoft Sharepoint, an intranet, or perhaps a social tool such as Socialcast. How can these tools support a coherent social strategy across the enterprise?

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Social Learning

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. 

Social Learning for Online Training

Everything E-Learning

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.”.

Social learning is not the same as social media

Clive on Learning

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.

Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

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.

Using an ESN for social learning (upcoming social online workshop)

Jane Hart

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 […].

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Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working (eLearning Guild Webinar) #inttime

Learning Visions

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

Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

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 […].

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How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

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?

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

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.

Three Simple Ways to Get Started with Social Learning

Mindflash

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.

Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working

Jane Hart

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.

Enterprise Learners v Entrepreneurial Learners

Jane Hart

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.

Choosing the Best Social Learning Technology for Your Enterprise

OpenSesame

You’re a business owner or HR professional who wants to encourage your employees to learn from one another. You’re stuck on the big question: Which social enterprise learning technology is the best fit? Before you do anything else, you need to identify exactly what it is you’re trying to accomplish with your social learning technology. but not always.

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Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

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

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

“ 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, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

Its focus was on the importance of social software applications in the Enterprise to the ability of distributed project team members to recognize who is on their team at any point in time, and who isn't. Learning Experience Social Networks Web 2.0 e-Learning 2.0 social business design awareness Dachis Group distributed work empathy Internet Time Alliance shared experience social learning team identity twitter wiki Tags: Change Management Collaboration Enterprise 2.0 One of my earlier posts asked the question, Who's on Your Team?

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Notes on social learning in business

Learning and Working on the Web

We just finished a month-long workshop at the Social Learning Centre which involved over 50 participants from many countries. The workshop was on social learning in business , and followed on from previous ones like the PKM workshop on individual, informal learning, and the Training to Performance Support workshop on tools that can often replace instruction.

The Angry Birds Community: Social Learning Utopia?

Social Learning

search for “Angry Bird Walkthroughs” on YouTube returns 18,500 results.  By tapping this vast cache of video content, I can quickly learn how to solve each level (once I’ve tried and given up).  Not because the videos aren’t all helpful, but because the motivation for participation is very different than that inside an enterprise social learning environment.  

Social Learning and Exception Handling

Skilful Minds

We know that most learning in the workplace is informal. Recently, John Hagel and John Seeley Brown contended that "as much as two-thirds of headcount time in major enterprise functions like marketing, manufacturing and supply chain management is spent on exception handling." The most basic point to remember is that exceptions to formal business processes require efforts to design a scalable learning architecture that supports content co-creation needed to adapt to emergent challenges and manage the flow of that adaptation through an enterprise’s ecosystem.

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