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Social Learning vs. Communities of Practice

Janet Clarey

When it comes to the terms “Social Learning” and “Communities of Practice”, many people in the corporate learning realm are confused, myself included. Are Social Learning and Communities of Practice different? Social Learning. People in corporations are picking up Social Learning as one of the latest learning “buzzwords” without really knowing what it means. They hear it mentioned mostly through their own social networks and immediately think…”This is new and innovative! think they are, but do you? technologies.

Fri April 29: ASTD Conference “Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind” #ASTDL20

Learning Visions

But if you’d like to hear from some industry notables on the topic of Learning 2.0, come to ASTD New England Area’s Regional 2011 Conference: Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind. It’s this Friday in Westford, MA. I’ll be speaking, giving a Cammy Bean style sightseeing tour of Social Media. Conference Description: The world of learning & development is changing fast. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, then you’re not so far behind as all that. You can also hear from the likes of Tony Bingham, Dave Wilkins, David Kelly and Gina Rosenthal.

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

The Human Factor: Evangelizing Social Learning by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

Training professionals are quick to see the potential value in social learning and collaboration. However, their organizations often need additional reasons to invest in a social learning. Future Trends Learning 2.0 Social Mediaenvironments. environment. The good news is, the reasons are substantial! Here are some persuasive arguments you can.

Social Learning: to be or not to be?

Jane Hart

The term Social Learning (big S, big L) has been used to describe the use of social media in learning for quite a few years now, so why we have seen the recent spate of blog postings expressing concern about the fact? To provide a bit of history, the term Social Learning (big S, big L) emerged from the previously (more cumbersome) terms E-Learning 2.0

# 1 - Deepening Social Learning to Work Performance - Proposed Model

Vignettes Learning

Series # 1 - Can we use formal learning structure as a framework in implementing Learning 2.0? In implementing Learning 2.0 Social networking in learning) I encounter the usual problems I experience in implementing traditional e-Learning and Webinars. They discovered the value of Learning 2.0 State objectives 2. environments.

e-Learning must become social learning!

ID Reflections

social learning informal learning adult learning Tags: e-learning 2.0

"Why Exaggeration Works in Learning"

Vignettes Learning

It’s humor and sarcasm underlies the objective of helping the learners discover the embedded learning content in the midst of a lighthearted approach. __ More often than not we associate exaggeration with comedy films. These are often high impact points in the learning process. It helps them discover the embedded learning content underneath the lighthearted approach.

Learning 2.0: Everyone is trying to figure it out…and someone boldly proclaims Twitter to be dead

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve been reading tons of posts lately on “Learning 2.0.&# Folks have been talking about “Web 2.0″ ″ since 2004 - it’s taken the learning community until 2009 to get onto the band wagon. They weren’t resistant to social media tools for learning - just having to ADD another tool onto one they already used daily.

Rethinking e-Learning by Clark N. Quinn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Advances in technology have provided new capabilities for learning, while spaced practice, social learning, meta-learning, and distributed cognition have given us alternative ways to support learning. The combination allows us to envision and deliver a richer learning experience that leads to persistent change in abilities – and persistent change in ability to do is our actual goal. Management Strategies Mobile Social Media Tags: Future Trends Instructional Design Learning 2.0

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Yesterday on video I heard myself stumbling to describe the April 21 session of Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation. said our theme is improving performance with “natural/informal/web 2.0/connected/social learning. This new learning is strategy, not support. Formal training and workshops account for only 10% to 20% of what people learn at work.

"SMACK THE LEARNER ON THE FACE" - Learning from failures - best learning ever

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis Allowing learners to fail or realize the possibility of failures enable them to earnestly pursue learning as they analyze, think through or contemplate on the circumstance and discover learning points that help them arrive at solutions and/or behavioral changes. __ I just read Roger Schank's book on "Teaching Minds". This becomes a recurring cycle of incremental learning.

Get Serious About Social Learning by Focusing on What Matters by Eric Davidove

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social learning supports powerful learning experiences, leverages social networks to accelerate. learning, and improves productivity. Learn here how to create a great strategy to make these. Social Media Tags: Design Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 things happen.

e-Learning 2.0: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile

Vignettes Learning

Social Networking: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile I have been fine-tuning a survey tool to gauge the T echnoProfile of the target learning audience in social learning, networking, collaboration and Learning 2.0 The survey design is based on my discoveries from social learning sessions , ( ASTD handout ) client projects and my research "in helping learners apply their learning" or Micro-Learning Impacts in social networking context. Premise 1: Shifting from Web 2.0 and Web 2.0 Learning 2.0

Social Is Not An Option by Ben Betts

Learning Solutions Magazine

As we find out how learning happens, and how technology can support learning, some interesting hybrids (mash-ups?) Four ideas dominate: informal learning, social learning, mobile learning, and games-based learning. The result: a very different way of learning. Mobile Serious Games Social Media Tools Tags: Future Trends Learning 2.0 are appearing. This week’s feature looks at how a team in England is putting these together, plus features to motivate learners.

Business Ideas through Social Learning

Vignettes Learning

The site is an application of adding more "function" in a social networking context. I see that social learning can benefit from this idea by testing how learning can follow this path: Phase I- social learning Phase 2-collaborative learning Phase 3-performance "Turn Business Ideas Into Reality Through A Social Network!"

How to Link Social Learning to Work and Performance

Vignettes Learning

How to Link Social Learning to Work and Performance View more presentations from 3MinuteWorlds. Ray Jimenez, PhD Join us at 3MinuteWorlds Micro-Learning Community [link] [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" web 2.0 social networking rapid e-learning eLearning learning 2.0 learning 2.0elearning2.0

“Brain Freeze: Does your eLearning System Cause Learning Paralysis?”

Vignettes Learning

However, the influx of information to an individual’s brain may prove to be debilitating to one’s decision making process or may result to learning paralysis for learners. Although there are many benefits to Twitter, Facebook and many other social media tools, Dimoka says there are unintended consequences. Too much information does not help learners retain or learn. learning 2.0

Informal/Social Learning - Concertina Style

Sticky Learning

In recent times I've seen and heard much discussion around informal and social learning. For example, is informal learning necessarily social in nature? Has the rise of new technologies altered the traditional view of social learning? How can we harness new technologies to foster a culture of learning within our business? Informal learning is learner driven and takes place when and how the learner decides. As it is driven by individuals it can look quite different from learner to learner, the main test is whether learning occurs. You may

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This time I had better luck and also had great luck searching for elearning strategy articles on eLearning Learning under the topic pages: eLearning Strategies , Learning Strategies and Strategy. It’s still needs more, but represents a good starting point for review: eLearning Strategy (PDF) Elearning - A Primer Learning 2.0 Top-Down Strategy What does a real life e-learning strategy look like? Strategy Strategies for learning and performance support: a summary Twitter in learning strategies: Yes or No? I've really been striking out.

Social Learning - this is how it can look!

Sticky Learning

Right now I'm reading an excellent book, The New Social Learning by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham. The book has again turned my mind towards the question of using social media tools to provide another channel for organisational learning. So what has this to do with social media? Social media really is just a technological 'tweak' of what you see in the video.

Learning 2.0 No! Patents

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I missed this, but apparently friendster has patented social netwoks. Perhaps only social learning netwoks. Maybe there is special code approved by the really smart people of Blackboard that prevents homies on friendster from actually learning anything.hhhmmmmm. I may need to ask ze frank to think so I don't have too on this one So then what has Blackboard patented? So, if you are on friendster chillin' with yo homies and they IM you somthing that you didn't previously know, who owes who the money?

Work Literacy of Social Learning Implementors

Vignettes Learning

The discussions are very helpful in formulating my thoughts on the issues of social learning tools, technologies and impacts on performance. The areas I am often asked is: "How do we use social learning and networking to improve performance at work?" 2. What is the role of the leader, trainer and manager in implementing the social learning process? Social learning is focused on interactions of users. I have been reviewing the blog discussions on Work Literacy Gap and Frameworks between Harold Jarche , Tony Karrer and Michelle Martin's.

The Real Meaning of mLearning


mLearning will be the driver for Learning 2.0. Education Learning learning 2.0 mlearning social learningThe mobile web has eradicated any wired person’s dilemma whether to be offline in the real world, or online and stuck in one location (an office cube, a living room, or worse, the basement). Offline is now online, and online is offline. Today’s smartphones and tablets – e.g. iPhones [.].

# 2 - Start Small Social Learning Tests: Deepening Social Learning to Work Performance - Proposed Model

Vignettes Learning

To continue my thoughts on the " Deepening Process " of Turning Social Learning to Work Performance , I think we have plenty of opportunities in training to start small social learning experiments. Set up a social learning tool for your project. Learn the essentials of these tools to use them effectively as a facilitator. Discussion 2: Open a discussion on "Essentials of Web 2.0 and impacts on learning." Populate the group with the basic content on introduction to Web 2.0 ( CommonCrafts ) and social learning.

Deep Problems with Our Tools - e-Learning, Social Learning, etc.

Vignettes Learning

I am often skeptical about the many types of learning tools, e.g. social networking, e-learning, LMS, rapid e-learning, even PowerPoint, etc. In the adoption of tools and technologies in learning and training, many pundits fall victim to the same fallacy. Learning Styles - that people can be categorized into some buckets on learning styles. 2.

Beware of Social Learning Backlash

eLearning Weekly

I’m finding out that the old adage, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink&# has some major significance when it comes to introducing social learning (specifically, social learning tools) at an organization. In fact, even worse things can happen if you don’t market your offerings correctly… When introducing social learning tools and concepts, it’s easy to get excited and anxious to share our findings. They may be afraid to learn something new or change their current processes.

Assess yourself -- Would you qualify as a Social Learning Specialist or Leader?

Vignettes Learning

In November 29, 2007, I wrote in my blog the new jobs and careers in Social Learning. have been seeing growth in eLearning and training professionals wanting more training and skills in Social Learning. For example: >Share information and resources without expectation of a direct return >Encourage others to become network weavers and take responsibility for increasing the health of their networks >Show people how to learn social learning styles. social networking web 2.0 social networking rapid e-learning e-Learning 2.0

A Speedbump for Social Learning

eLearning Weekly

Whether you call it Learning 2.0, eLearning 2.0, or Social Learning, there’s a relatively new wave of tools and technologies that allow people to communicate and collaborate in a surprisingly easy and effective way. Some of these tools and technologies include wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, and social networking. Most social learning tools are web-based, and the social (or sharing) aspect generally means that the information you submit is likely to be available to other users that may or may not be affiliated with your organization.

Upcoming Online Workshops on Social Learning and e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Check it out: e-Learning Design [link] Advance e-Learning Design [link] Social Networking, Learning and Performance [link] Ray Jimenez, PhD "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.comI am delivering three Certificate online workshops with Training Magazine Events.

Assessing Learning Initiatives

The Learning Circuits

For March the LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? I'm very happy to be working with the Big Question Thought Leaders. We've added some European perspective to the group with the addition of Kasper Spiro.

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Mechanics of Social Learning Networks for 9th Graders (Part 3) by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

“Determining the right technology package for a learning solution can be challenging under any circumstances. Identifying – and assembling – the right set of freeware tools to provide the infrastructure that will spawn an active social learning network among a class of mid-performing 9th graders was like being back in grad school.”. Social Media Tools Tags: Design Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Seven C's of a Social Learning Network by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social Media Tools Tags: Design Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 In February, Anne joined the Teacher Support Network in her community. She was assigned to a ninth-grade teacher and students, to help the students succeed in their classes so that they can stay on (or get on) a college-bound track. This also gives her an opportunity to experience life inside a high school classroom firsthand. This week’s column continues the story of that experience.

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Six C's of a Social Learning Network by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social Media Tools Tags: Design Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 In February, Anne joined the Teacher Support Network in her community. She was assigned to a ninth-grade teacher and students, to help the students succeed in their classes so that they can stay on (or get on) a college-bound track. This also gives her an opportunity to experience life inside a high school classroom firsthand. This week’s column continues the story of that experience.