Social Media Day – What’s Your Policy?

GO1

In 2010, Mashable launched Social Media Day as a way to recognize and celebrate social media’s impact on global communication. We think it’s also a good time to ask yourself whether your organization has a proper social media policy in place!

People Policy at IDEO

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

John Foster describes human resources at IDEO during the Future of Talent Retreat at Asilomar.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

10 Ways to Measure the Impact of Employee Engagement Interventions

The Peformance Improvement

As you can see by this list, several different methods can be used to determine if training programs, communication programs, new workplace policies, social activities, or any other employee intervention has a significant impact on engagement.

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The 4 lessons Kid Fury teaches us

E-Learning Provocateur

Document your policies. I’m not 100% convinced that a formal Social Media Policy is necessary – especially if your Employee Code of Conduct is up to scratch – but in any case, you need to document what your employees can and can’t do on social media.

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Trust--The Cornerstone of Collaboration

ID Reflections

Whether we were selling ice-cream or insurance policies I reckon we would be very successful and have a lot of fun along the way. This started with a conversation on Facebook, that went to Buzz and came back to FB again.

Sign-offs for e-Learning Courses

eLearning Cyclops

That the design and content for the course provides accurate information and complies with the organization's current policies and procedures. To inform the course designer(s) of any future content, policy and procedure changes that affect the on-line learning program.

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Blog but beware

Moodle Journal

The answer really is not to simply rely upon site defaults, but to make use of the various options available in Administration > Security > Site policies. One of the VLE training courses that I run here at the college, Moodle Web 2.0,

Acrobat: Security Envelopes

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  The next screen will allow you to select a pre-defined Security Policy, or the opportunity to create one from scratch. (A A Security Policy is a memorized security routine that can be applied and reused to PDF files quickly and efficiently). by David R.

The Big Question: What questions are you no longer asking?

Clive on Learning

What policies and interventions are most likely to stimulate and encourage informal learning at work. There’s a new Big Question on the Learning Circuits blog and it’s about questions.

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

E-Learning Provocateur

While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. Of course, personal mobile devices can circumvent the company’s access policy anyway.

The Risks and Benefits of Coming To Consensus

Bottom-Line Performance

When the process, product or policy you are training people on is new, it is likely to take a lot longer to come to consensus. I recently received an e-mail asking what I thought about adding 16 new people to the alpha review list for a e-learning course. The idea was to get a wide variety of opinions from people from around the organization and around the globe. To be inclusive and ensure that the course would be well received by the global audience for which it is intended.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

The battle won’t be won by IT lock-down but by acceptable use policies and enabling mindsets. I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate.

What Gets Measured Gets Done.or Not

The Peformance Improvement

after the Super Bowl last night, you saw Waste Management CEO Larry O’Donnell discovering that some of his policies are barriers to a positive and productive work culture in his organization. "What gets measured gets done." That quote, often attributed to Peter Drucker, is used frequently (I have used it many times, myself.) when talking about performance improvement. However, it would be more correct to say, "Some things that get measured get done."

Video Games for Corporate Hiring, Training and Advancement

Kapp Notes

To save the day, he must find a missing scientist while learning company products and policies. Thanks to Scott M.

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BP, Jurassic Park, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

The Peformance Improvement

Any large company can count on the fact that policies and procedures will have effects that cannot be anticipated.   “… your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to   think if they should.” –Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

A common argument I’m hearing from vendors on why they do not offer a social learning component in their system. &# “Companies are blocking social media access at their site and/or have social media governance policies&#. On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented.

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Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

8th, 2010). In Q3 2010, the average user on Facebook spent 23 minutes on the site, that is down from 56 minutes on the site previously listed in Q1 and Q2. A study conducted in Q2 2010 found that 60% of people stop using Twitter in the first month after signing up. because of the social media governance policy at the company. Prior to them using it, create a policy that they view, and sign off on, i.e. a checkbox.

The two faces of blended learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Applying the knowledge of an OH&S policy in a virtual world. What is blended learning? Well, it depends on who you ask. For example, someone might say it’s a mix of pedagogical approaches, while someone else might say it’s a mix of theory and practice.

Using eLearning in a Blended Approach

Integrated Learnings

In the new training design, policies and procedures were introduced with eLearning lessons, which included knowledge checks and quizzes. By Shelley A. Gable. In listing the benefits of eLearning, training folks often cite its flexibility – it’s available on-demand, allows learners to progress at their own pace, is easily deployed to a geographically dispersed audience, etc. eLearning’s flexibility can be especially handy when it’s included as part of a blended learning approach.

Time to Performance

Tony Karrer

There have already been some great contributions to this month’s big question – Predictions and Plans for 2010. When I was working with various high tech, insurance and financial services companies – a key ingredient was how quickly people could effectively roll-out new products, policies, respond to competitive threats, etc. Is Time to Performance really going to get traction in 2010?

Calling all Educational Entrepreneurs

Kapp Notes

Note: Due date for application is September 20, 2010 - Application deadline. Completed applications are due September 20, 2010. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies.

Using Virtual Worlds in the Conspiracy to Create an ah-ha Moment

Kapp Notes

Employees are aware of policies, procedures and protocals but take shortcuts to get the job done. Abbott Bundy with his backpack and walking stick ready to embark on a story quest with his guides.

Instructional Design as a practice in corporate vs. academia

Learning Visions

Similarities in corporate vs. academic: Both need goals, objectives instructional strategies instructional sequence Corporate -- ‘5 things you need to know about this policy” Assessment – how are they different in corporate vs. academic? Episode #8 of Instructional Design Live on EdTechTalk. A conversation with Professor Karl Kapp on instructional design – with a focus on the differences in ID as a practice in the academic and corporate worlds.

Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

An educational or not-for-profit institution that is currently under contract with us will be able to renew early (or purchase additional regions) and continue to receive the current 50% discount on land maintenance provided that the renewal takes place prior to the December 31, 2010. If your organization renews and enters into a contract no later than December 31, 2010, it can lock in the current discounted rate for up to 24 additional months.

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SharePoint Templates for Academic Departments

Tony Karrer

One of my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was “Lots of SharePoint”. Things like a policy and procedures, meeting agenda, budget, etc. I received the following inquiry in between the time I finished writing my predictions and when it went live: I found your post, SharePoint Examples , regarding finding others using SP in training organizations. I have recently been charged to lead a team to assist with the design, look, feel and governance of our existing SP deployment.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

8th, 2010). In Q3 2010, the average user on Facebook spent 23 minutes on the site, that is down from 56 minutes on the site previously listed in Q1 and Q2. A study conducted in Q2 2010 found that 60% of people stop using Twitter in the first month after signing up. because of the social media governance policy at the company. Prior to them using it, create a policy that they view, and sign off on, i.e. a checkbox.

Live in NY! It’s Kineo…

Learning Visions

Knowledge and skill builder model (tutorial) – great for policies, processes, and procedures Scenario model – learn and apply or simulation – great for decision making, soft skills, and policies, processes and procedures Process or Systems training model (show me, try it, test me) Mark tells the story of a 3 hour certification program he had to take before he could travel to a country abroad.

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MEDIC: Five benefits we’d all like to experience

Clive on Learning

There are four main elements in the roadmap: The initiatives : In learning terms these would be the new policies, programmes, tools and systems. Last week I attended a very enjoyable meeting of the NHS Wales E-Learning Network.One of the presentations was by John Hallam of the NHS Wales Informatics Service.

Bad Management Practices

The Peformance Improvement

Overdone Policy Manuals. Even worse, I still hear about no-email and no-Web policies. In this day and age, these policies are absurd. As Ryan says, if there is a problem with an individual who is abusing these communication tools, deal with that person, but don’t impose a policy on everyone because of the irresponsible behavior of a few. Every once in awhile we need to step back from what we are doing and ask ourselves, “Is this the right thing to be doing?”

Responding to Requests for Proposals for Learning Projects

Bottom-Line Performance

If you merely want to share information, you really don’t need to spend $50K on an e-course to communicate new policies. We get lots and lots of proposal requests from current and prospective clients…and I’ve been writing a ton of proposals lately. Some are much easier to write than others, and the ease/difficulty is 100% dependent on the quality of the request.

Five Ways to Use an LMS for Effective Learning Measurement

Upside Learning

However the eventual learning measurement depends on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, company policies, overall environment to perform, training process, organization will to enable channels that can lead to learning measurement, etc.

Creating a "Story" as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events

Kapp Notes

Then a solution is offered in the form of a colleague, a moment of inspiration or an idea (or even reading a policy) and then results are presented in a positive manner. Learners and employees remember stories more effectively than random lists of policies and procedures. Good stories shouldn't be relegate to only reading a novel on the beach, use them to promote learning!

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

A common argument I’m hearing from vendors on why they do not offer a social learning component in their system. &# “Companies are blocking social media access at their site and/or have social media governance policies&#. On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented.

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March Big Question - Open Content in Workplace Learning

eLearning Cyclops

For example, the training probably includes policies and procedures as they pertain to internal staff. This month's Big Question is "how do we leverage open content in workplace learning?" To learn more about about some of opportunities available in open content, I visited the sites listed on the Big Question post. These were OER Commons and Open Courseware Consortium. For the first time, I perused these sites.

WBT – What is Happening?

eLearning 24-7

Some companies follow this approach with Ethics training, Sexual Harassment Training, Policy Training etc. The real value of e-learning and specifically WBT has somehow become entangled into this morphed methodology of creating asynchronous courses (WBT that is fully self-contained – everything is in it), following an ILT (instructor led training) approach.