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. 2.
Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy
MAY 18, 2015
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.
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. 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. A lot of very clever people have dedicated their lives to understanding the inner workings of our brains.
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. 4.
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
Show me how you did that…” “That’s a cool effect, what app did you use…?” 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.
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). “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today?
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. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social 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.
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. 4.
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!
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?
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. We’re going to take a look at a couple of case studies featuring social learning in action at Sponge UK.
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. However, in the longer term, you want to start doing so strategically. 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.” social strateg
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? Do you have such resources in-house at your company? 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).
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. I can now see how Level 2 can be used to evaluate role-based eLearning and instructor-led training. View all posts by Barbara → ← Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads?
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’.
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. So what is the difference – or rather connection – between these two terms? 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. Social learning
6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy
AUGUST 16, 2012
Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task. When implementing mobile learning in workplace, following 6 steps will help create an effective mlearning strategy. 1. In fact, some early mobile learning initiatives have been taken up more for novelty value than for identified real needs.
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.
14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes
JUNE 13, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. We have also been constantly sharing our findings and learnings on these with the learning community through our blog posts. What other inspiring quotes on informal & social learning have you come across?
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.
Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning
MARCH 2, 2013
This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. are all examples of resources that enable people to build highly customized “personal learning networks” for themselves.
Connecting Social Learning to e-Learning
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Social media continues to grow worldwide. As learning consultants, we need to take a tip from the social media craze, and determine ways to leverage it in our online courses. One way to do this is by using social media as a tool to supplement collaboration online. Group collaboration has aided in the success of classroom learning for a long time. However, with the introduction of online learning, not all the instructional strategies that apply to the classroom are as effective in the online environment. Social Learning