Learning And Social Networks
JULY 12, 2011
Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. This is a more manageable approach for dealing with the humongous amount of incoming data that social networks generate. It’s quite clear to me now how social networks could influence learning by: Providing a digital space for free expression about the work and workplace.
Social Networking – A Contrarian View
AUGUST 17, 2011
We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? They hope that by just implementing such a system learning will ‘happen’; does it? What’s been your experience?
Using Social Networking in Education
JULY 21, 2014
Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. who have internet access use social networking technologies for blogging, chatting, online communities and more. How Schools Use Social Networking. ed tech social learning
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
The power of #informal learning: A #social network perspective
APRIL 2, 2014
Bart Rientien s gave a webinar at the Knowledge Media Institute this morning, describing three cases in which he (and his colleagues) looked at informal and social network learning. These are the ideas I managed to write up as the seminar was proceeding (a recording will be made available by next month ): What trends learning today? How was learning measured?
Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform
FEBRUARY 14, 2016
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.
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
10 tips for managing your time on social networks
DECEMBER 16, 2013
I spend a lot of time connecting with colleagues and contacts in my professional network in social networks. As I have explained in a previous post this is an essential way for me to keep up to date with what’s happening in the learning world. Social learning also mentioned how over the years I’ve developed a [.].
What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. No one learns alone either.
WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD
MARCH 8, 2012
I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. 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. Do you want to provide a social space for your people?
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 […].
Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool
FEBRUARY 15, 2014
By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy. By deliberately facilitating connections, these networks can drive business goals and improve strategic decision-making.
Learning and creating knowledge in social networks
SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
Networks are the underlying structure for knowledge, learning, and society. We live in networks. When a company has a failed product launch, networks and connections can explain why. When a company, such as Microsoft or Blackberry, fails to capitalize on an emerging market, networks can describe what happened. When a political party fails at the polls, networks can provide insight into lack of resonance with voters. Knowledge can be defined through a network lens. As can learning. We experience them daily.
Information foraging and social networks
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
If educators want to move away from broadcast models of teaching, the obvious questions arises “how are we supposed to teach and how will students learn?. Instead of a broadcast model, then, we need a model that places coherence making into the hands of learners and into social networks. We need some degree of centering in order to gain coherence in a topic.
The Web 3.0 Social Network
Learning with e's
MARCH 31, 2010
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Can Social Networks Replace Your LMS?
APRIL 8, 2011
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
Social networked learning in complex information environments
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
In mid-January I spent a wonderful day at American University learning about (and presenting on) the changing educational landscape, technology, and the practices and activities of learners. The slides from my presentation are below: Social Networked Learning
Enabling and supporting workplace learning on your Enterprise Social Network
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Next public online workshop takes place 29 September – 31 October 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working int he organisation. However, the ESN also offers a big new opportunity for L&D, because by integrating their own learning initiatives in the very […].
How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 5, 2015
These people, who I’ve built my Personal Learning Network (PLN) around, have made me laugh, cry, think, reflect, criticise, critique, avoid, seek out, and generally strive to know more about myself. Thinking about the people and organisations you follow on Twitter, how did you identify them as useful to follow for your personal informal learning? SB: Thank you.
Social Networks & Learning: Research Seminar
APRIL 4, 2011
Last year, TEKRI and Athabasca University hosted a week-long research seminar on networks and learning. It’s an opportunity for review of existing and leading research as well as intensive discussion about the roles of social media and networks in education. The event was quite successful. As a result, we are organizing a similar event this year. The seminar will be held in Edmonton from June 20-24 and is open to students and faculty. For more information: on s eminar leaders and cost/registration
What makes a good online learning experience?
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 17, 2015
Is it possible to define the qualities of what makes a good online learning experience, or a good MOOC? Connection : Remember that your students are not only geographically dispersed, but will have a range of learning styles, backgrounds, and availability. Journey : The learning journey should not just be about getting from the start to the assessment (and passing).
Building Effective Employee Social Networks
AUGUST 17, 2016
Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well-publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations. The workshop includes hands-on exercise where the participants set up and build an online social learning community.
Social network begins where google search stops!
MAY 28, 2009
Tags: corporate training collaborative learning social learning
Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
AUGUST 19, 2015
ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. What are the critical success factors for sustaining learning communities?
How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.
MAY 11, 2011
These tools give us a way to connect with people faster and more easily than ever before. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. Instead, they might want to help us build, maintain, and exploit a large network of weak ties. Blog this! More about me here.
How to Use Enterprise Social Networks to On-Board New Employees
AUGUST 13, 2012
One important way organizations can do this is to help new people “adjust” or “socialize” into the new organization. Organizational socialization goes back a long way, and includes fundamentals like helping new employees with role clarity, confidence in their ability to perform the work, social acceptance, and knowledge of how to navigate the organization. Traditional new hire training programs do not address these issues of organizational socialization. Enterprise social networks are certainly not a silver bullet.
The Internet (in real-time) Infographic
Dont Waste Your Time
MAY 27, 2014
Related posts: Infographic: The Social Landscape. Social Media in Universities (Infographic). Social Network Educational Technology Facebook Infographic Learning Technology Pinterest Social Evolution Social Learning Social Media Twitter Video YouTube We all love infographics (well, I do. Power of the Internet.
“I make, therefore I learn”
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 13, 2014
Earlier this year I worked with Sue Beckingham and Chrissi Nerantzi (and others) on the BYOD4L (Bring Your Own Device for/4 Learning) short course. From this exposure to social learning and from the shared experience in helping Sue and Chrissi run the course I was privileged to be invited to work with them again. As a Learning Technologist I tend to make or create things.
I Believe in the Value of Connectedness
DECEMBER 28, 2014
Social connectedness is essentially a measure of how people interact and to what end. Through experience, they’ve developed their own networks consisting of connections that span across organizational bounds. Such networks are characterized by influence, not authority. Not long ago, social connectedness ended at the boundary of the organization, or not far from it.
12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom
Dont Waste Your Time
APRIL 3, 2014
This resource from Vicki Davis – “A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom” on Edutopia is a good starting point for planning the inclusion of social media in learning spaces. It’s just another resource and doesn’t have to be a distraction from learning objectives. Write blog posts about what students are learning.
What is a Learning Technologist (part 8)?
Dont Waste Your Time
DECEMBER 19, 2012
2012 has been a challenging and adventurous year for me and I planned to round it off with another post in my series of “What is a Learning Technologist” articles (this is number 8 – read the others from the list here ). These are: Curiosity – Learning Technologists have a “spirit of curiosity [that] permeates their working life. You need to share ideas.
Learning Technology at the core of The Connected Age? #LTHE
Dont Waste Your Time
NOVEMBER 6, 2013
hope you can see where I am coming from and why I’ve added this video to the #LTHE project as I see the Learning Technologist as an enabler, facilitator, manager, specialist, and even student in these ‘connected age’ Education settings: “Higher Education is a connected community, and connections can do transformative things. Enjoy this video from Educause.
Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?
Dont Waste Your Time
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
While this article is a good summary of art and design use of ‘studio space’ and how Facebook is a better medium than most traditional VLEs, it highlights the basic conflict of internal (owned) vs. external (unregulated) tools while offering a brief insight into how other disciplines ‘could’ use the social network (not for networking purposes). link].
Social networked learning: research seminar
DECEMBER 21, 2010
In June, 2010, Terry Anderson and I, along with TEKRI researchers and a few visiting guests, hosted a doctoral research seminar on social networked learning. The event offered a great opportunity for sharing research and engaging in discussions around the future role of social networked learning. This year, we (TEKRI: Terry Anderson, Jon Dron, and I) are excited to announce the second version of this research seminar: Social Networks and Learning 2011. Research into social networks and learning is progressing rapidly.
Your Network is Calling
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Much has been said about the benefits of a personal learning network, or PLN. A PLN can help you through challenging times, when creativity is at a low. One of my valued network friends posted on Twitter that I was missed, and that I was missing a chat I used to regularly attend. People seem to confuse networks with groups. That’s not true of a network.
L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace
JULY 13, 2015
The chat was full of insights and learning, as always. And the trigger for this post was the question: How will learning & development shift in a PDW? Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning. L&D’s Role in the VUCA World. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today.
“I share, therefore I am”
Dont Waste Your Time
MARCH 28, 2014
Here’s a great video for this Friday afternoon: ‘the innovation of loneliness’ What is the connection between social networks and being lonely? The 10 ways universities (should) share information using social media. Video Digital Learning Social Learning Social Network YouTube So we can feel alive.”