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The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

My background includes extensive experience in learning, teaching, and facilitation, and I love technology and how its changing our culture.

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Dashe & Thomson

I really enjoy following the learning frontier, reading about and analyzing the latest developments in learning tools and methodologies. Augmented reality has a potential to revolutionize learning because of its ability to overlay helpful information not normally seen by the naked eye onto the objects we view. Learnist describes itself as a tool for “people helping other people learn. Learn something, teach something.”

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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. Yammer.

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. How about ensuring the availability of tools like blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, discussion forums, media file creating/sharing, and profiles, and helping communities learn to use them? It’s not just good for us, it’s good for our social workplace.”. Jay Cross, in his hard-hitting post of 22 June, tells us to beware, and Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil !

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Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools? This could be: SharePoint, Yammer, Confluence, etc.

Developing a Social Learning Strategy? Start With a Problem to Fix, Not the Strategy

Mindflash

So you’ve decided you need to introduce social media into your learning strategy. You do the research, find technology solutions, and present a plan to your boss. Counter to what most of us have learned in our careers, the last thing you want to do is start with strategy.

Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working

Jane Hart

For some time now I’ve sensed a split in the learning profession in terms of recognising the value and importance of self-managed learning as it takes place in the flow of daily work. There are some who think that unless they have been responsible for an individual’s learning (i.e. Others, on the other hand, do recognise the importance of self-managed learning, but have difficulty in finding a way to support it more visibly. Social learning

Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

But, as businesses transform into social businesses, the social workplace is going to become more and more reliant on these skills. I’ve been working with a number of organisations recently as they’ve been making the move “into social”, and one thing was clear, that “helping” their people with this didn’t require old-school training. Of course, helping them how to use the technology could be partly approached in this way – but even that wasn’t quite the same.

Will chat replace email? Slack thinks so.

Obsidian Learning

Speaking personally, it’s news to me that email is even close to sinking, and I’m having a hard time imagining persuading all our clients to adopt it just so we can communicate with them. Messaging Apps and Social Learning. So, while I’m not so sure Slack will replace email, I do think it could be a valuable resource in the design and delivery of learning. appeared first on Obsidian Learning.

Launching a Web Collaboration Platform? Here’s How to Get Past the Naysayers

Mindflash

Students had already discovered Yammer on their own and began using it to communicate and work on projects together by sharing documents, creating groups, and participating in discussions; the school was in a position to build on those trends. Create a team of early adopters.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.

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. No one learns alone either. Networks Social Learning

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis Are we too focused on the use of technologies in elearning that we overlook the opportunity to reflect and contemplate? The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology. We love it – we adopt it. [Please share your comments below.]

Tips and Tricks for Web 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

or any other new) technology within an organization. technologies are (and more of them are supposed to be), implementing them successfully is neither simple nor easy. Social learning environments need to be seeded and weeded. There is a myth that social learning grows spontaneously. Not everyone will adopt new tools. Unlike many other lists right now, I don’t see microblogging (Twitter, Yammer, etc.)

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Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning? Only recently has the training industry begun to tap into this realm of informal, social learning.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis Are we too focused on the use of technologies in elearning that we overlook the opportunity to reflect and contemplate? In our love of everything instant, we tend to develop “primitive-like” behaviors in learning and lose significant insights present in a “contemplation mindset”learning environment. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology. We love it – we adopt it. [Please share your comments below.]

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Learning Analytics 6. It may or may not involve learning.

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Growing Your Business - Innovative Marketing Using Social Media. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , September 14, 2009. The E-Learning Curve , September 15, 2009. Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank - eLearning Technology , September 15, 2009. The Free e-Learning Page Hits 100 - MinuteBio , September 13, 2009.

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

Apps, videos and more sophisticated blended learning and collaboration schemes are just a few of the learning trends to watch and implement in the next year. Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. With mobility, learning and work are not conducted in isolation. ” Other organizations may look to QR codes to enable geo-specific learning. There are also social learning games.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Adoption Council , founded by Susan Scrupski. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. Can You Learn from a Recording? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools? Mobile Learning (49).

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS.

Working Smarter, March 2012

Jay Cross

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 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

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Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

As a blog post it’s probably pretty crap – too long, too much scrolling, but as a record of the event, and a method for me to retain my learning, it is just dandy, thank you. You will note there is no mention of all the extr-curricular learning, from the bar, the lunch table, the karaoke etc. The first was the Adobe Learning Summit, hosted by Adobe. Can hook up to Yammer too – Yammer is an internal Twitter-like client that allows 2.0 INTRODUCTION.