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Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. No longer is knowledge and information tied to workplace hierarchy. have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. NETWORKED LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS. This is my area of passion.

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. Several sources referred to PLNs as networks focused on learning about a given topic. network, by definition, is quite different. How to Create a Robust and Meaningful Personal Learning Network [PLN]. Patti Shank.

Skills for the Networked World

ID Reflections

Critical Thinking The National Council for Excellence in Critical Thinking defines critical thinking as the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.

The Value of Personal Learning Networks

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Social Media adult learning principles collaboration design elearning online learning online studentWhen I started working as an instructional designer a few years ago, I didn’t have much experience. Since becoming an ID I’ve had the opportunity […].

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

more informal communication methods. Rather than a formal, once-a-year review, managers and their direct reports hold regular, informal “touch-points” where they set or. employee’s network.” 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. management systems (organized as.

Networking the future #EDEN15

Learning with e's

Audrey Watters and Maarten de Laat at EDEN Maarten de Laat's keynote speech at EDEN 2015 contained all of the ingredients for thoughtful and reflective consideration of how we now teach and how students now learn in an increasingly networked society. professor at the Dutch Open University, Maarten de Laat researches into networked learning and the use of digital media in education.

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

Last week I was at the eLearning Network’s 25th Birthday Bash in London. spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. Even though informal learning has been around for as long as we humans have been, the use of the term ‘Informal Learning’ in corporate has grown significantly in the last 5-8 years. Source: [link].

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. Learning networks are based on the theory of Connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs. Work is becoming location agnostic.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

How do we help organizations see that social and informal learning is not a new and fancy way to learn but an essential requirement in a complex, rapidly changing, and uber connected world? "The nature of work is changing. People’s relationship with work is changing. The changes to society will be vast" by @gapingvoid We are on the eve of 2015! Some questions I keep asking myself.

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. I was immediately interested because, like me, Mott is striving to bridge the gap between the organisation’s LMS and the learner’s PLE. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN). Amen to that.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World

ID Reflections

recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. No longer is knowledge and information tied to workplace hierarchy. have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. This is my area of passion. It will become the norm.

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

thought too about other sources of information, such as television news. Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today. The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion. Patti Shank  recently wrote about the Burden of an Informed Opinion. She eloquently distinguished having an opinion from having an informed opinion. tomspiglanin.

Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

This method of learning is called informal learning. whopping 80 percent of learning happens informally , outside of a classroom. After all, people don’t stop learning informally when they step into an office. Since this is the ruling statistic, why is it that company decision makers don’t spend more time implementing systems that facilitate informal learning? Jeffrey A.

Thinking in networks

Learning with e's

Build your network and always think in networks. They create a sonor map of intelligence, expertise, information and insight. Social media has simply provided an increasingly powerful range of tools to extend personal learning networks (PLNs) to virtually any part of the world. It would be a mistake to think of networks simply as connections. Let's be honest.

eLearning Learning in Partnership with Training Magazine Network

Kapp Notes

Two resources for information are coming together to create one great stop for elearning information. eLearning Learning and Training Magazine Network have partnered to bring together the extensive content from eLearning Learning and the community offerings from Training Magazine Network to form the largest eLearning site on the Web. head over there now. Web 2.0

Networked Learning in BC…

Spark Your Interest

This community isn’t for traditional training types though, it’s for those who see the value in networked/social/informal learning as a real path for learning.  If you are someone who is interested in organizational learning, social learning, social business or informal learning, consider joining us for a meetup. Social Learning networked learning bcFor as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted the L&D community in BC to be a dynamic sharing group of progressive professionals. Cheers!

Networked Learning in BC…

Spark Your Interest

This community isn’t for traditional training types though, it’s for those who see the value in networked/social/informal learning as a real path for learning.  If you are someone who is interested in organizational learning, social learning, social business or informal learning, consider joining us for a meetup. Social Learning networked learning bcFor as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted the L&D community in BC to be a dynamic sharing group of progressive professionals. Cheers!

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures. So be cautious of oldies like me if, in their enthusiasm, they over-sell the idea of informal learning.

Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Jane Hart

This workshop looks at how to organise 4 different types of learning and networking events that use experiential, participative, collaborative and technology-supported approaches. Week 3: Networking Events. For payment by inter-bank transfer or invoice,   c ontact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. It’s become part of everyone’s work flow, widely accepted in our company culture, and a launchpad for each individual in our organization to find their own social media and informal learning sweet spot.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Imagine instead that before coming to the ward the students had access to a network which let them find the profiles of all the staff who worked on that ward. So what can we do? would browse.

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. spot the fakes, e.g. “managing informal learning”.

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

In the book New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media 2 , we are provided with real-world case studies and supportive research to demonstrate how social networking is helping employees learn, innovate, share knowledge and engage peers, business partners, and customers. Formal learning. Non-formal learning. On-demand learning. Experiential learning.

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning

eFront

“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. And since informal learning makes up the bulk of learning inside organizations, this could be a truly perilous move.”   ~ Patti Shank, Director of Research at The eLearning Guild. How can we define informal learning? Source: [link].

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. social business is one where all the members of the corporate ecosystem (employees, customers, partners, and customers) network with one another to delight their customers. How do I search for information?”.

Organising Modern Learning & Networking Events

Jane Hart

This workshop looks at how to organise 4 different types of learning and networking events that use experiential, participative, collaborative and technology-supported approaches. Week 3: Networking Events. For payment by inter-bank transfer or invoice,   c ontact Jane.Hart@C4LPT.co.uk for more information. Next public social online workshop runs: 1 – 26 August 2016.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. Enabling employees to build their Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and become self-driven learners will be one of the key responsibilities of future L&D. and others. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Idealistic? Probably!

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. What are the new skills required for designing informal and social learning interventions for today’s workplaces? Karl Kapp. The industry and our clients move slowly. Surveys/Studies. harmon.ie

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. Sure, there are fears of losing control, the fact that hierarchy and social networks are not comfortable bedfellows, and the inevitable paradigm drag. Networks were made for learning.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

Social learning refers to a class of learning, which includes wikis, blogs, screen sharing, podcasting, photo sharing, social bookmarking, collaborative working, social networking, etc. Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings.  Moreover, informal learning should not be overcomplicated. 

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. think it’s held up rather well. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. Networking. It’s real.

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.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Policy-Driven Paralysis – When a decision is made to embark on a community and collaboration journey on the duly selected enterprise collaboration platform, organizations become suddenly fearful of all the possibilities of information leakage, open expression of sentiments by irate employees, sharing of sensitive and politically incorrect information, and so on. ” 3.

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

reached out to a trusted network of e-learning providers (listed below) to better understand the issues from an e-learning design and development perspective. checklist for more information. If WCAG compliance is imperative to your organisation, you must seek further information from your IT department and LMS provider. compliant? What is WCAG 2.0? WCAG 2.0 compliance? WCAG 2.0

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. You cannot do this on your own so if you haven’t already engaged with IT, Information Security, HR, Risk, your Intranet teams and anyone else with a vested interest in social tools, pick up the phone tomorrow and have a conversation.

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. We live in an age of information abundance but lacking in insight and wisdom; it is almost impossible to make sense of it as an individual.