2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

Where Social Learning Thrives by Marcia Conner 3. Why we need to kill "social media" by Rob Key 7. Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt by Martijn Linssen 9. The Evolving Social Organization by Harold Jarche 10. Wicked Problems 17. The “New” Social Learning isn’t a New Thing by Sumeet Moghe 18. and Social Software should be opt-in by Gautam Ghosh 22. How to Build a Social Learning Culture by Lars Hyland 24.

Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

At this point, I also "serendipitous-ly" stumbled upon a couple of conversations recently that touched upon lurking (this is why I love social media). Active lurkers also include those people who may visit a customer support community and find a solution to their problem without contributing to the community. Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. The problem lies not in this goal, but how learning vendors are choosing to get there.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

One of the things that this group has identified as one of their “problems” is that they receive too many emails. I presented the discussion forum as a solution to this problem, in that it would reduce the number of emails they receive because the information would not be in their in-box, and more importantly would allow discussion between the all the members (one to many) rather than one to one or one to a few.

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My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012. “Some learning leaders — perhaps fearful for their budgets and status as business partners — may be wary of seemingly unquantifiable learning initiatives such as social learning, but hard numbers aren’t always the best indicator of success. “A workplace that encourages social learning can more easily become a social business.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. Although this is not the entire story, I believe we will need to adopt these and other new technology mediated approaches widely if we wish to secure the future of higher education. Firstly.the Social Web connects people together At Plymouth University, we very quickly began to explore the ways Social Web tools could support our students.

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What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Social networks empower workers to engage in self-determined “pull” learning.

Let go of old technology - out with email

Learning Rocks

He works at an organisation that promotes social software as far as I could tell. Email is over 40 years old, but its growth in popularity and arrival at ubiquity really occurred in mid-90s, the heyday of desktop computing and the beginning of the wide-spread adoption of the Internet. Yet there continues to be a blindness in those who should spot the problems and their solutions, so we are stuck giving our time to the inbox instead of something useful.

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Let go of old technology - out with email

Learning Rocks

He works at an organisation that promotes social software as far as I could tell. Email is over 40 years old, but its growth in popularity and arrival at ubiquity really occurred in mid-90s, the heyday of desktop computing and the beginning of the wide-spread adoption of the Internet. Yet there continues to be a blindness in those who should spot the problems and their solutions, so we are stuck giving our time to the inbox instead of something useful.

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual. Many of the corporations that adopted eLearning fell under the same mistaken spell that beguiled investors. Training professionals acknowledge that social and collaborative activities account for most workplace learning, followed by self-directed learning. Social.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. No problem. Slides from Keynote at Training 2010 - Social Enterprise Blog , February 3, 2010 Slides I had the great pleasure to present a keynote address yesterday at Training 2010. I’m the Johnny Appleseed of networked, social learning I. for Marketing – Social Learning Experience The concept is probably easiest to understand by considering what HP did around their course on Web 2.0

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Other notes: Definition of social media vary among attendees (~160). Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Social media enables everyone to publish/access info inexpensively. Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development.