Social Learning pays off! A Success Story
AUGUST 27, 2015
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?
Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.
Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy
MAY 18, 2015
I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. …for a ‘learning organization it is not enough to survive.
Adding Social Learning to Your Existing Training Strategy
AUGUST 15, 2016
You have an easy to use Learning Management System (LMS); enough developers to create custom eLearning content, instructor-led training (ILT), ad-hoc training solutions; and access to research and reports to stay ahead of the needs of your organization, bringing just-in-time training to life. This is where the social learning component comes into play.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Teams who learn. take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. What are some signs that it’s a good time for individual or team learning? what they learn in training. Finally, they might not be able to apply the learning in their. learned in the training. Secret 4: Socialize the Learning with Others.
Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace
APRIL 10, 2015
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.
How Can Social Learning Spice Up Your Existing Learning Strategy?
JULY 11, 2016
In this article, I will touch upon what social learning is and the reasons why you should adopt it. I will also outline how exactly you can use it to enhance your existing learning strategy and the business gains that will accrue as a result. How To Use Social Learning To Enhance Your Existing Learning Strategy. What Ιs Social Learning?
10 Patterns of Interaction: Implementing Social Learning Strategies in eLearning
JUNE 21, 2016
There are a multitude of interaction methods in an eLearning environment to promote social learning. Research has repeatedly indicated the enhanced productivity associated with social learning. But which strategy is the most effective? Use these activities as building blocks to create a rich social-learning environment when mentoring your next eLearning course.
The Neuroscience of Social Learning
MARCH 24, 2016
We spend a lot of time talking about how social learning is one of the keys to an effective, engaging training strategy. We often bombard you with stats proving that social learning works , but let’s delve a little deeper into the reasons why it works. Social needs. That’s why creating social connections in learning can have such an impact.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Learning Insights 2017 1 Learning Insights 2017 Progress with purpose Learning Insights 2017 2 “WE’RE LOOKING TO CLOSE THE. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. learning to. LEARNING ON PEOPLE –. curation Page 26 Contents L&D “THE FUTURE OF LEARNING IS ON. Learning Insights 2017 4 Thank you for taking time out. Learning Insights report. learning.
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
MARCH 31, 2015
In today''s time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning?
The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning
MAY 16, 2016
The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. In this post, we uncover some social eLearning strategies that will help harness better engagement and involvement for your learners.
Why You Should Adopt Social Learning
APRIL 18, 2016
It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning.
7 Strategies to Facilitate "Working Out Loud"
MAY 25, 2015
Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. Meaningful conversations - Most often, organizational learning gets locked up as a conversation between 2 or 3 people in their inboxes. We all know that true learning takes place through dialogues. It's a mindset.
Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!
MARCH 15, 2016
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? Which brings us to the question as to the start of how to craft, design, and lay the foundation of using the social media platform as an effective engagement tool in the sphere of learning?
Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning
ATD Learning Technologies
JANUARY 14, 2016
The ATD and i4cp study Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond reported in early 2015 that social learning was in use by fewer than three in 10 organizations. However, another 46 percent of surveyed talent development professionals said they were considering social learning for future use or had it in development, suggesting significant anticipated growth.
Everyone’s a natural at social learning
AUGUST 11, 2015
If you don’t ask Google, you ask your friends, family or colleagues when you need to learn to do something new. And that’s social learning. Learning begins when you need to solve a problem. For example, I recently wanted to learn to code the new Adapt responsive elearning software. The trouble with Social learning is it’s rather opaque. “How do I…?”
Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning
JULY 10, 2014
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.
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
“ 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). “ We also have been “learning-out-loud” and “working-out-loud”, thereby trying our best to practice this form of learning. THE QUOTE.
Defining 5 Modern Instructional Strategies
JANUARY 18, 2017
We have explored some new language of learning definitions this week, so let’s continue our exploration by defining a few different instructional strategies that we use on a regular basis to design, develop, deliver, produce, and facilitate our modern learning campaigns. Instructional strategies are the approaches that we use in the design, development, and delivery of learning to engage our students in learning experiences. We choose these strategies based on what, how, where, and when we want our learners to learn.
Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer
MARCH 15, 2014
It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt to most of these changes. However, some of the shifts may require us to move beyond the traditional definitions of ‘learning’. SKILLS: 6.
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. 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. Many Senior Executives like to talk the social media talk. Karl Kapp.
Why is a Social Learning platform important for business?
OCTOBER 6, 2015
There are many times in our life when we are having a good time and we think we couldn’t possibly be learning anything but we actually are. The simple act of observation means that we are taking in and absorbing information, which in turn means that it constitutes learning. This is, in essence, how social learning works. The new face of Social Learning.
7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”
JULY 6, 2015
Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. Meaningful Conversations – Most often, organizational learning gets locked up as a conversation between 2 or 3 people in their inboxes. We all know that true learning takes place through dialogues.
New Social Learning White Paper
JUNE 14, 2016
So you’ve heard that informal learning accounts for 90% of workplace learning – now what? Never fear, because the answers you seek can be found in our brand new social learning white paper – Social is Super: How Online Learning Can Embrace the 70:20:10 Model. Among other things, you’ll find out about: Why you need an informal learning strategy.
9 Must-Read Materials About Social Learning
OCTOBER 9, 2014
If you’re into eLearning you must have heard of a concept called Social Learning. It’s actually the oldest way of learning that we know. It is all about learning from each other, just like you did when you were a kid and friends were showing you how to kick the ball. eLearning Guild Research: What Are the Benefits of Social Learning? Why not!
How You Can Use Social Learning To Engage Your Learners
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Although the social learning phenomenon is catching up, many in the learning sphere are not sure of its impact owing to misconceptions around it and lack of data to showcase its impact. This article outlines how you can use social learning effectively to engage your learners. How Can You Use Social Learning To Engage Learners? Social Learning
8 Tips To Minimize Distractions In Social Learning Environments
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Social learning promotes collaboration and peer-based eLearning feedback. But what happens when eLearning blogs, forums, and social networks start to steal your online learners’ attention? In this article, we’ll share 8 tips on how to make the social learning environment most effective. Minimize Distractions In The Social Learning Environment.
Social Learning, Strategically
APRIL 4, 2012
Increasingly, as I look around, I see folks addressing learning technology tactics; they’ll make a mobile app, they’ll try out a simulation game, they’ll put in a portal. I’ll use social media as an example. Talking with my ITA colleague Jay Cross at lunch the other day, it occurred to me that I was seeing the same pattern with social media that I see elsewhere. “We’ve put in a social media system to use around our formal learning.” ” ”We’ll buy a social media platform to use for our sales force.”
3 questions to ask before starting social learning
JULY 29, 2015
You’re thinking about introducing social learning, but before you start you need to ask some questions. If you can find out the answers to these questions you’ll be in a better position to start incorporating social learning into your elearning strategy. 1: How are your staff already using social learning? 2: What do you want out of social learning?
SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?
MAY 16, 2011
In today’s corporate world, you can not toss a rock in any direction without someone mentioning SharePoint as the glorious solution for social learning and in many cases a LMS. The social learning savior or a hero waiting to save the learner in distress? If not, and you are planning on implementing SharePoint for your social learning success, here are a few reminders, before you dive right in. Sure, they can spin it as a LMS or a collaborative experience (under the guise of social learning). E-Learning 24/7. It depends.
Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 17, 2011
Level 2: Learning. He says unless one or more of the learning objectives?knowledge, with a post-test to measure learning for the entire program. The new Kirkpatrick focuses on a business partnership between learning professionals and business leaders and a model that links training to results. View all posts by Barbara → ← Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew?
Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning
JANUARY 7, 2015
Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? Vicarious Learning. Simply put, it is ‘learning by watching’.
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
In todays’ time-crunched, attention-deficit and multitasking world, micro-learning seems to have cropped up as a possible solution to corporate learning and personal development. However, what exactly is micro-learning remains a bit of an elusive concept with different people defining it in different ways. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning?
The difference between social learning and social collaboration
APRIL 25, 2016
In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term s ocial collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberately chose not to label it s ocial learning. Social learning , is of course, not a new concept or a new term; we’ve always learned socially – from our parents, siblings, friends and from our colleagues at work. Bandura’s social learning theory is also well known. So why is there a need to focus on social collaboration ?
The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations
AUGUST 30, 2016
The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. What is Social Learning? Many people assume that social learning emerged with the development of social media, but this is not the case.