What is social learning (and how to adopt it)

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Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e- learning experiences to their customers, partners, and employees.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

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Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. Man is by nature a social animal, which is why social interactions are crucial to our development at every stage of our lives. What is Social Learning? This is social learning.

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5 Ways Informal Learning Gets Learners Engaged and Excited

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Informal learning encourages learning in the flow of work – here are 5 ways to help you make it happen. In fact, those formal learning situations are becoming less of a fixture in L&D as awareness grows around the need to foster and encourage more informal learning opportunities. . A recent report by the Conference Board of Canada found that 62% of learning activity in Canadian workplaces is informal, compared with only 38% formal learning.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. Features are rarely the driving force behind successful user adoption. Get it right the first time and plan your user adoption strategy early!

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

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. What it might look like: At BLP, we are our own “Learning Lab.”

The key to informal learning is autonomy

Jane Hart

Jay Cross, the author of the 2007 seminal book, Informal Learning, Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , recently wrote a blog post in which he explained that although there has been a lot of talk about “informal learning” in the last five years, there has been very little action. They acted as if the natural way of informal learning didn’t exist. Social learning

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

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’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

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. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

Strengthening Social Learning In the Workplace

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The training industry has seen plenty of debate around whether or not organizations can and should take steps to strengthen social learning. Everyone agrees that social learning is very important and that somewhere between 70% and 80% of all learning is done socially and/or informally. Harold Jarche defines social learning as “the lubricant of networked, collaborative work.” Does it really stifle learning?

14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

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. Participants are happy to engage with one another using social media tools for training purposes.

14 INCREDIBLE INFORMAL & SOCIAL LEARNING QUOTES

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. 2008) 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. Marcia Conner ( The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media ).

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Dashe & Thomson

Plenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools. As with more traditional IT initiatives, the old “senior executive support” mantra is frequently cited as a key to successful user adoption. For example, in a Klint Finley interview called Five Principles for Improving Social Enterprise Adoption , Yakabod CEO Scott Ryser cites the importance of “political juice.”

TOP 9 COMPETENCIES OF AN INFORMAL / SOCIAL LEARNING DESIGNER

Learnnovators

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’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

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. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “ The research isn’t heartening.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

Modern students sit in classrooms for hours at a time as information is fed to them through lectures and PowerPoint presentations. How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice. In other words, learning has gone from being informal and organic to formal and structured. Employees Learn Best When They Learn Informally.

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. Because video is, apparently, a perfect manifestation of social learning theory.

Social Learning for Engaging Learners

Ed App

Social learning is defined as learning with and from others. Social learning could be about acquiring knowledge on any topic and in any environment – while conversing casually with friends, colleagues, or through social media like Facebook or Twitter. Compelling reasons for adoption. Social learning has become part of the learning strategies in the corporate world. Utilizing social learning.

Hey, That's Social Learning! | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. These kids really get social learning!

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Kirkpatrick Revisited by Barbara on April 18, 2011 in Instructional Design After I finished my post a few weeks ago on Reevaluating Evaluation , I found out that Donald Kirkpatrick , the granddaddy of the Four Levels of Evaluation, was taking a farewell tour before his retirement and would be presenting a workshop at the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in Minneapolis.

Meet Your Employees’ Social Learning Needs with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Human beings are social creatures. Whether introverted or extroverted in personality, people have a strong need for social interactions and meaningful relationships. In addition to being social, we are also highly adaptable and have an impressive ability to quickly adopt new behaviors. Part of what allows us to absorb new information is our capacity to learn from others and from the observations recorded in our collective history.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. ILT vs. WBT vs. informal learning).

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At the Water Cooler of Learning

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We have become obsessed with formal learning in the workplace. In our zeal to learn, we have transferred the formal model of learning into the collective mind of our corporations. Even e-learning is simply less-expensive formal learning at a distance. Education elearning Formal Learning Future of education future of learning Informal Learning Learning Social Learning Water Cooler Learning adopt and adapt definition of learning formal learning informal learning

How You Can Use Social Learning To Engage Your Learners

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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? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others and is not bound by a specific type of learning.

Informal Learning - 2010

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Informal learning (a.k.a. social learning) grew immensely in 2009. I think there is little doubt that it will grow further in 2010, but I also expect it to find more of a foothold in corporate training departments where its adoption been a challenge. Now I know there are corporate training departments that have embraced informal learning, but those are the more innovative companies. There are many social media tools and approaches.

Hey, That's Social Learning!

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. These kids really get social learning!

3 questions to ask before starting social learning

Sponge UK

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. For a brief overview of social learning and what it means in the context of elearning for an organisation have a look at our blog post: An introduction to social learning.

Informal learning: Why it matters to a business

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The emergence of social media challenged businesses to optimize performance in many areas but what they should certainly be given credit for is making companies dependent on this viable medium beyond what they could have ever imagined. According to CARA’s 2010 Survey on social media impact, nearly 70% of what is learned in life and at work happens through informal and social learning. Why does informal learning demand equal importance as formal learning?

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

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Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. We are moving, albeit in fits and starts, from traditional learning environments, where curriculum are essentially assigned to learners, to more collaborative and innovative environments where learners can self-direct their learning and participate in communities of passion. Suddenly, the manager must learn to trust his people on another level.

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

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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. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles.

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Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. Some companies will use “Level 2: Learning” to measure whether the learners have mastered the training course content.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors by Andrea on March 9, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , blended learning , eLearning , feedback , social learning The other day, I ran across Clive Shepherd’s recent blog post The New Social Learning – a review and I was struck by an observation he made there.

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Creating Powerful Employee Training With Social Learning – Featuring Microlearning Videos

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The last few years have seen a significant increase in the use of social learning for employee training. In this article, I share the benefits of social learning and show you how you can use microlearning videos as an effective social learning tool. How To Create Powerful Employee Training With Social Learning – Featuring Microlearning Videos. The advent of social media technology. What Is Social Learning?

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? by Paul on April 20, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , social learning Over the last few months I’ve discussed with my brother, a professor at Bethel University here in Minneapolis, how to incorporate social media into his classes.

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How Can Social Learning Spice Up Your Existing Learning Strategy?

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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. Collaborative learning has always had a positive impact on learners. What Ιs Social Learning? Social Learning

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Start a page for each learning topic and add draft learning objectives and content.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives. Textbooks, blackboards, and overhead projectors remain the tools of choice for many teachers, at a time when their students are geared to learn from iPads, PowerPoint, and instant messaging.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. People want to learn something from you.

The Temporary Staffing Revolution | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Temporary Staffing Revolution by Paul on December 28, 2010 in Temporary staffing A few weeks ago, I grabbed coffee with a long-time family friend that happens to be a training developer.