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Networks are everything

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Networked learning is vital for learning today. In fact networks are everything. Maarten is a professor at the Open University of the Netherlands, and is highly active in the field of networked learning. He had some very interesting and thought provoking things to say about the significance of networks and how they are changing learning today. Unported License.

Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

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. Ironic that.

Your Network is Calling

Tom Spiglanin

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.

Skills for the Networked World

ID Reflections

willingness to keep stretching and moving beyond our comfort zones determine success in this network era. ".learning is ubiquitous in ongoing activity, though often unrecognised as such - Jean Lave (1993)" Recently, I read a series of posts and articles related to digital literacy, 21st Century Skills and the behaviours and practices required for working and learning in a connected world.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

networks and. networks and. doubt highly important, networking with others inside or beyond the. networks where they can learn from others (the ‘social’). assignments, with Charles guiding us through both.”. “A highlight for me was the virtual networking with a good sized group of like-minded. In-Focus. Report. Supported by. 70+20+10=100. The Evidence Behind.

human networks connect through empathy

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We are only as good as our networks. Our decisions reflect the diversity of our networks. How do we understand the complexity of social networks? Empathy is a requisite perspective for the network era. Our close-knit social groups will not provide us with the diversity of knowledge we need to navigate the complexities of our networked world. We just need the will.

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network management update

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You cannot manage a network. As networks become the dominant organizational form, the way we think about management has to change, as well as the way those in positions of authority try to influence others. In a network society, we influence through reputation, based on our previous actions. Others need to see what we are contributing to the network. Management

Networking the future #EDEN15

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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.

networked unmanagement

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What are fundamental changes necessary to shift the dominant organizational model toward stronger networks and temporary, mutually negotiated hierarchies? Jarche’s Principles of Networked Unmanagement*. Rewarding the organization (network) is better than rewarding the individual, but only if people feel empowered and can be actively engaged in decision-making.

Networks – establishing and maintaining them

Dont Waste Your Time

So, how would you provide an insight into creating and maintaining a professional network, in 140 characters? Many of us are aware of our networks and the impact we/they have on others. For some, like me, the network has grown out of no real plan or long-term goal. What would you say, to David or anyone else, about how your PLN, your learning network?

What are Personal Learning Networks?

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Most of us might answer “in a classroom”, but, in reality, the majority of learning comes from other places, like Personal Learning Networks. And these networks are personal, meaning there are no two PLNs that are equal; each of us has a unique range of people we learn from including peers, coworkers, supervisors, experts and other professionals. Personal Learning Networks

the network era trinity

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Governance, business, and learning models are moving from centralized control to network-centric foundations. For instance, coalition governments are increasing in frequency, businesses are organizing in value networks, and collaborative and connected learning is becoming widespread. That space is the community of practice, which is neither project team nor professional network.

diverse networks, strong relationships

Learning and Working on the Web

Being engaged with a diverse network of people who share their knowledge makes for more effective workers. Understanding how to do this becomes a key business skill in the network era. “We learned that individual expertise did not distinguish people as high performers. “Experts have long argued about the optimal structure of a person’s professional network.

Network Fluency (@jaycross?)

Dont Waste Your Time

Thanks to Jay Cross for this short and sweet 2 minute video on ‘Network Fluency’ With the Internet and the connections we make through it we have enabled ourselves and our learning to take a new level. Not only that but everything happened faster and faster and you were required to proclaim your ‘network identity’ and figure out what you were going to do.

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

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? have seen that early attempts to bring social networking inside companies as a work tool have failed. Social Learning Social Networking

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.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). PLNs connect them with a global network of contacts and resources. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Ning is a fully functional social networking site.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Educators today are pursuing professional development by building their very own Professional (or Personal) Learning Networks (PLNs). PLNs connect them with a global network of contacts and resources. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Ning is a fully functional social networking site.

network era economic shift

Learning and Working on the Web

This reflects my own thoughts on platform capitalism and the post job economy and that we need to create new institutions and structures for the emerging network era in order to avoid turmoil during this period of transition. “The public has concluded that our 20th century institutions are incapable of dealing with 21st century challenges.” ” – Washington Post.

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.

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

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. In fact, one study reports that 96% of students in the U.S.

enabling enterprise social networks

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Mark Britz says that, “your organization already has an enterprise social network (hint, it’s people not technology). platform just exposes it.” ” But it’s not not about the tools either, as in many cases the medium changes the message. When the AgileBits team found they were using Slack for everything, it became overwhelming, much as.

Being active in many networks (@cristinacost)

Dont Waste Your Time

A post from Cristina Costa on “How I manage to keep active in so many networks” was one I read at the weekend that stopped me in my tracks and made me think “that’s it, that’s what I meant to say!” “Building your personal learning network doesn’t happen overnight. And it takes equal effort to build your network.

Network thinking

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Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control. Network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships. Thinking in terms of networks, networks, networks lets us see with new eyes. 1.

principles of networked management

Learning and Working on the Web

This is a good example of networked management, as opposed to scientific management (1911), which informed the past century of practice. Principles of Networked Management: It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation that more creative work can be fostered.

learning in the network era

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some thoughts on personal and social learning in the network era. By extending the borders of work, through communities of practice and social networks, we can support social learning. This keeps work connected to the changing external environment, through human relationships and social networks. diverse networks, strong relationships. enough training.

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. have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. Networked Learning Characteristics The onus is not only on organizations but also on individuals. This is my area of passion.

The Value of Personal Learning Networks

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When I started working as an instructional designer a few years ago, I didn’t have much experience. In fact, I didn’t even realise that it was a career path! I’d been working as a classroom trainer and while I was mostly enjoying it, I wanted a change. Since becoming an ID I’ve had the opportunity […].

The definition of Enterprise Social Network

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enterprise social network ESN hierarchy humor humour organisational culture organizational culture participatory culture social social media social software sycophancy workplacesocial learning A means of liking senior executives' posts collaboration corporate definition enterprise 2.0

principles and models for the network era

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But the age of oil is ending, and markets are being replaced by networks as the dominant organizing model. One theory that has informed my own work is David Ronfeldt’s TIMN (Tribes-Institutions-Markets-Networks) Theory showing that all four of these forms will co-exist as we enter the next evolution of society, but networks will dominate. The End of the Market Era.

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

Bring formal learning to the Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to: Let the conversations and context build around formal courses Provide users with the choice of moving back and forth across the learning continuum 2. "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!

Linking #k12 to #mLearning, networked learning, cloud computing

Ignatia Webs

The emphasis on the importance of networked learning, open content (open educational resources or OER), cloud computing and the allround student (and teacher) mobility is nice to read. eLearning k12 mLearning mobile networked learning online learning report The almost 50 pages report is a source of interest for any teacher, school, or elearning expert. Rethinking How Schools Work.

Network Era Fluency

Learning and Working on the Web

Today, it’s all about networks, something you were most likely not taught about in school. What happens as we become a quadriform society (Tribes +Institutions +Markets +Networks)? Networked, distributed businesses, like AirBNB, are disrupting existing models, with the inevitable push-back as they become successful. Big data is also networked data. Yes, useless.

Network Era Skills

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It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. Business in the network era is connecting companies to their markets through knowledge workers having conversations in communities and social networks.

cooperation for the network era

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That’s why you see it in networks. In networks, the nature of the connection is important; it is not simply about quantity and mass … You and I are in a network – but we do not collaborate (we do not align ourselves to the same goal, subscribe to the same vision statement, etc), we *cooperate* – Stephen Downes. Network societies are mainly cooperative.

Management in Networks

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In networks, cooperation is more important than collaboration. They cannot see the potential of social networks for enabling sense-making and knowledge-sharing. But the new reality is that networks are the new companies. Economic value is getting redistributed to creative workers and then diffused through networks. Knowledge networks differ from company hierarchies.

Leadership for the Network Era

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The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how society grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets. The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established. As we enter the network era, we see companies like Apple dominating, often ignoring Wall Street pundits.

Networked Professional Development

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It can sometimes be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships. For example, I once used value network analysis to help a steering group see their community of practice in a new light.

Networked individuals trump organizations

Learning and Working on the Web

We can look at this change from the perspective of knowledge networks, in which most of us will be working, whether we are farmers or software engineers. knowledge network in balance is founded on openness which enables transparency. In an economy based on trusted knowledge networks of individuals, the role of the organization may revert to merely a supporting one. Stowe Boyd.