May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But first a review of May 2011. Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work , Tom Gram, Performance X Design, 4 May 2011. Roles in communities of practice , Joitske Hulsebosc, Lasagna and chips, 9 May 2011. Tweet.

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Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

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. Can a 10-minute learning byte be defined as micro-learning? To me, this is micro-learning.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Learning 2.0

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Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? Games seem like a really cool way to add some fun to learning and seem to pose little or no risk to the learning outcome.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. We all know that old habits die hard, so here are 10 repeat offenders that could deliver a devastating blow to your mLearning strategy: 1. Learn more about Dawn here.

5 Must-Adopt Mobile Learning Strategies For Corporate Training

EI Design

Today, mobile learning is an integral part of most organizations’ training deliveries. In this article, I share 5 mobile learning strategies that you can adopt for corporate training. Mobile Learning Strategies For Corporate Training You Should Adopt.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO

Jane Hart

Yesterday, in my first posting on this topic, I showed how “social learning” is not just about a new training trend or about adding social media into the “blend&# or acquiring the latest Social Learning Management System, but a fundamental change in how we need to view workplace learning.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

Over the past few years, the need to become a social business and to promote enterprise-wide collaboration have taken hold in many organizations. The military metaphor dominates the world of business – right from “staff”, “line”, “chain of command”, to “ war for talent”, “ competitive strategy”, and “line of fire ”. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. We have pulled these up based on social signals (views, comments, twitter and more). The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology.

Games in Learning: Review of Grockit.com

Dashe & Thomson

Those of you who visit the Social Learning Blog frequently will know by now that I’ve been on something of a “games-in-learning” kick for a while.

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Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. In last many months we have written a number of blog posts around mobile learning ranging from development tips, general examples, tips and tricks, etc.

9 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 21

Upside Learning

Learning as we knew it has undergone (and continues to undergo) a sea change. Today, we have new forms of learning like – blended, informal, social, mobile etc. Learn about some of these new approaches here. Top 10 Challenges Of Blended Learning.

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Why Dynamism Is Key In Today's Learning Strategies

There Is No Chalk

The Chronicle of Higher Education has posted a story about Professor Jeremy Littau at Lehigh University, and how he has used not only social media, but a range of other modern paradigms like crowdsourcing to teach his university journalism classes. crowdsourcing social learning higher education

5 Must-Adopt Mobile Learning Strategies For Corporate Training

Adobe Captivate

Today, mobile learning is an integral part of most organizations’ training deliveries. In this article, I share 5 mobile learning strategies that you can adopt for corporate training. Mobile Learning Strategies For Corporate Training You Should Adopt.

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

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.

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Upside Learning

As technology continues to infiltrate every corner of the K-12 educational space, mobile learning is slowly but clearly emerging as the ‘future’ of learning. Furthermore, you can learn some tips, techniques and best practices for developing mobile web apps.

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Reputation in Social Learning Technologies

CLO Magazine

Reputation in social learning technologies is what people use as an indicator of trust, value and usefulness. When a person is in search of an answer to a question, it is reasonable for them to ask who created the answer or the content, yet many learning technologies fail to quickly answer this basic question. Either type of reputation system (explicit, implicit or a combination) can be useful depending on the goals of the social learning strategy.

Creating a Social Learning Epidemic

CLO Magazine

Now that we have established a viable context of social learning, as provided in my introductory blog, What Do You Mean by Social Learning , let’s explore what it takes to make social learning successful beyond institutionalizing it based on hype, technology or imitation. To be a success, it is imperative that social learning hold to its foundation and ensure that employees have the knowledge and tools needed to do their jobs.

The Smart Worker : recognises she learns to do her job as she does her job

Jane Hart

This is the 6th post in a series of postings on how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning – to one that supports the wider needs of Smart Workers in the organisation. The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns.

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Walking to Work or Carrying Your Lunch? Putting Content Into Context. Part I.

Dashe & Thomson

Kristin Ford is Owner and President of PC Training Source, an independent consulting firm that specializes in premier learning industry products and services. When you learn something – what is most important to you?

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

My previous blog post that revealed that around 70% of respondents in my recent survey found training (including e-learning) “unimportant” or only “somewhat important” has generated quite a bit of interest. Narrating their learning is an integral part of narrating their work – i e.

How to Use Social Learning Bridge Geographical Gaps

CLO Magazine

There is an implication associated with informal learning that you aren’t really learning or that the learning isn’t tied to objectives. But, as I stated in a recent video interview with Chief Learning Officer magazine , learning is learning, whether it happens in a structured (formal) or unstructured (informal) manner. Social learning enhances both types of education. Often they include social learning tactics.

Evolving from Social Learning to Workforce-Centric Learning

CLO Magazine

Do you ever find yourself not only explaining what social learning is but also justifying why it needs to be part of your larger learning strategy? Do you find yourself interchangeably using the terms “social learning,” “learning 2.0” and “informal learning” — knowing that they are not all the same? I, too, have found myself in the matrix trying to explain the difference between the above terms and, in addition, “social media.”

Optimizing Your Return on Social Learning Capital

CLO Magazine

In learning, there are some key principles leaders can adopt to optimize their return on social learning capital (ROSLC). In Three Reasons Leaders Fail at Workforce-Centric Learning , I detailed three mistakes leaders make when deploying social learning strategies that could prevent them from realizing the full benefits of their investments. When deploying social learning strategies, we have to look at the overall design of the job people are in.

Preparing for elearning the first run

Moodle Journal

This week finally saw the launch of the third phase of our Moodle vle roll out at the college with the delivery of a new 2 hour cpd staff training session Preparing for e-learning. Barry Spencer e-Learning Project Coordinator

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Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

Day two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium continued with more innovative learning strategies in Amelia Island, Fla. Through these strategies and the company’s leadership development programs, AlliedBarton’s “Dare to be Great” culture links directly to customer service. Walsh stated that the social and cultural makeup of the workplace is changing with the reality of a global economy.

Why should avatar (online characters) be part of your e-learning strategy?

Unicorn Training

Avatars as part of your immersive e-learning strategySimple. They make learning more interesting, more engaging, more social and more real. More compelling e-learning, more enthusiastic learners, more results.According to a Stanford University study:"Characters are well liked because they make online interactions more personal. Here's what we've learned about avatars. The result?

The role of the intranet in e-learning strategy

e-Learning Academy

In e-learning design, it’s important to link to the intranet for further information, as it is the intranet (or other enterprise platform, such as a wiki) that is available to employees long after the course has been closed. [.]. Design Performance support tools Social media Workplace learning E-Learning design Workplace LearningThe intranet plays a valuable role in enabling employees and managers do what they need to do.

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Quinnovation ‘to go’

Clark Quinn

More specifically: From 2-3 Oct I’ll be running a two day elearning strategy workshop at Learning 3.0 Then on Tuesday the 4th, I’ll be talking about creating Engaging Learning. It’s off to Las Vegas at the beginning of November for DevLearn , where I’ll be running a mobile learning strategy session on the the 1st. That latter will talk about both formal and informal learning, as well as looking at the different tools.

Tony Bingham #ASTDL20 keynote

Learning Visions

Today I’m at ASTD’s New England Regional Conference: Learning 2.0 Students are interested in concept of global citizenship Jim Hackett of Steelcase – on building a new learning center: How do you rationalize investing in a learning center when you’re cutting 50% of staff? Because learning is the center of strategy. McDonalds Stock prices have been on a steady rise above the S&P since they chose to invest hugely in learning and development.

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New Must-Read: Gary Woodill’s ‘The Mobile Learning Edge’

Mindflash

If you believe, to any extent, these shifting trends, and you are in some fashion in a leadership postion or in an organizational learning function, you must read The Mobile Learning Edge: Tools and Technologies For Developing Your Teams by Gary Woodill, ED.D.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-07

Jane Hart

The limits to what you can learn online or alone [link] (HT @ GautamGhosh ) #. RT @ alc47 : Collaboration and social learning – even trees do it [link] <Another powerful post by Nic #. RT @ charlesjennings : @ JaneBozarth Informal Learning strategy – slide 15 here shows the essential tool, Jane. pgsimoes , @ BreakingNews & @ kasey428 showed up in my social summary! What have you learned this week? #.

My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-07

Jane Hart

The limits to what you can learn online or alone [link] (HT @ GautamGhosh ) #. RT @ alc47 : Collaboration and social learning – even trees do it [link] <Another powerful post by Nic #. RT @ charlesjennings : @ JaneBozarth Informal Learning strategy – slide 15 here shows the essential tool, Jane. How to use social media for learning [link] <Note: how STUDENTS can use social mediai to enhance their own education #.

Practicing Social Media Skills for Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This post was inspired by Kevin Thorn's ( LearnNuggets ) guest post at eLearning Weekly titled Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011 and the Follow up post. Kevin's take on eLearning skills has sparked a little debate and started a healthy conversation around several topics including social media. Here is Kevin's take on SoMe as a top skill for 2011: Social Media – As we all know social media is no longer a trend and is becoming the main stream of communicating.

Inspire others - be a Master Storyteller -Study the Profile and Survey

Vignettes Learning

The Master Storyteller Survey and Profile below is a product of my research on how to help trainers, learning and eLearning specialists to reflect on how well they are applying the ideas of storytelling in improving learning and performance. vignettes eLearning e-Learning Strategy

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010.