Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. This is a more manageable approach for dealing with the humongous amount of incoming data that social networks generate. Social Learning Google Google Plus Social Networks

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. I have written earlier about Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. NETWORKED LEARNING CHARACTERISTICS.

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view. We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning?

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

While, there remains a need for formal training environments to meet specific learning outcomes, but the necessity for organizations to leverage platforms that enable social and informal learning, where learners network, share, collaborate and exchange ideas to solve problems, is paramount.

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Technology Adoption by Instructors to Impart Learning: Factors and Utilizations

G-Cube

Students being the younger generation, and thus predisposed to adopt newer technologies, are willing to give technology-aided learning an earnest chance. Instructors, too, are showing an increased interest in adopting newer technologies to strengthen the impact of learning.

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Networked pedagogy

Learning with e's

New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society. Differentials between academic practices, and the variety of roles we adopt within communities of practice and learning.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1). Features are rarely the driving force behind successful user adoption.

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MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned. Because of this, education is moving from a model of knowledge transfer to a model of learning network development. A personal learning network (PLN) is a network of resources including people (subject matter experts, coworkers, friends, mentors, etc.)

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. As such, it just makes sense for education programs to adopt them as well another tool for teaching.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

Through on-demand access to learning resources and personal learning networks, MOOCs integrate learning into the regular course of work. What are some challenges to the adoption of MOOCs in corporate universities?

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Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0

A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

analysis, at least 80 percent of companies acknowledge a critical need to redesign their traditional structure to create a network of experts for better, faster business decisions. A shift in organization structure to a network of experts is only part of the equation.

Podcast Episode 6: Franchise Training Adoption – With Trista Kimber

Talented Learning

And how does training adoption help ensure a consistent customer experience? So how can franchisors encourage training adoption? Training adoption matters. So what advice would you recommend to franchisors who want to improve training adoption and impact?

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Customer Spotlight: How InterSystems Increased Product Adoption with Virtual Labs

Appsembler

With a large network of thousands of employees, partners, and customers scattered across the globe, scaling their training was proving to be difficult. The post Customer Spotlight: How InterSystems Increased Product Adoption with Virtual Labs appeared first on Appsembler.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. Why is networking so important anyway? From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections.

Hierarchical Leadership vs. Networked Leadership

The Performance Improvement Blog

We are witnessing a preference for networks as opposed to hierarchies. Leading a networked organization is very different from leading a hierarchical organization. Harold Jarche, in his blog , talks about the differences between a hierarchy and a networked organization and how that affects leadership. Most of our leadership practices come from a command and control military legacy that have been adopted by the business world for the past century.

Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Online workshop takes place 14 July – 15 August 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business.

Enabling and supporting workplace learning on your Enterprise Social Network

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop takes place 29 September – 31 October 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working int he organisation.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

While there will be a continued need for formal training that meets specific learning outcomes, there is a clear need to create platforms for informal or social learning where learners can network, share, collaborate, and exchange ideas on problem-solving.

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

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. Instead, they might want to help us build, maintain, and exploit a large network of weak ties.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. So, I'm trying to figure out what's going to be the right software / service to adopt, but I'm also trying to think about the differences in: Forum / Threaded Discussion / Group Examples are Google Groups and Yahoo Groups.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment. People WILL put obstacles in place either physical or mental barriers to the approaches you’re looking to adopt.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks Social Learning

Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs Part A: 13 October – 7 November 2014 (4 weeks) Part B: 24 November – 19 December (4 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies to […].

Why Adopt Gamification For Corporate Training – 8 Questions Answered

EI Design

It is more than a buzz and is gaining momentum on account of increased adoption of mobile learning. This article addresses 8 questions on why adopting gamification for corporate training makes sense. 8 Questions Answered: Why You Should Adopt Gamification For Corporate Training.

Teens, Tweens and Social Networking

Kapp Notes

Chart shows percentage of teens and tweens and what social networking/Web 2.0 Among teens, that amounts to about 9 hours a week on social networking activities,compared to about 10 hours a week watching TV. activities they do weekly online.

Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

And, this audience is already getting it and will increasingly prefer, expect, and demand virtual “over-the-partition&# learning networks.

Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs Part A: 13 October – 7 November 2014 (4 weeks) Part B: 24 November – 19 December (4 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies to […].

Will Learning Adopt the Linux Model for Development in the Future?

Upside Learning

Web of Trust’ Networks of trust are becoming very important to the way we create products/services where each individual on the network is a potential contributor. There are just such networks in the enterprise as well, and they play a big role in how tacit knowledge is transferred in the organization. The ability to target and influence knowledge leaders will lead to similar effects on their networks as well.

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Google+ … Room for another social network?

CLO Magazine

Although Google+ is still in its early stages, its unique infrastructure – focused on distinguishing user groups – might be all that is needed for this network to rise above its competitors – including LinkedIn. Google is renowned for its innovative and forward thinking.

How Do We Get Employees To Adopt Technology For Learning?

looop

So, how do they get employees to adopt technology for learning? I’ll explain in Tip 4 what to do with them but to summarise, the right technology and approach will mean you can address these specifically and adoption of technology will be no problem at all. Short (and honest ‘warts and all’) video stories will help to show that with some planning, skill-building, networking, self-promotion, opportunism and hard-work, paths can be forged and progression can be attainable.

Brandon Hall Network - Back from the Dead?

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post from Tim Sosbe - The "New” Network that tells us the following about the Brandon Hall Network, www.brandonhallnetwork.com. If you've read other blogs claiming the Network is dead, consider that a great exaggeration! I feel somewhat bad because if you Google search "Brandon Hall Network" the results give you a couple of links to Brandon Hall and then links to a few of my past posts around the network such as: Brandon Hall Network - Nicely Done?

T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning

Tony Karrer

Tony's examples were brief, but interesting: Wikis Product updates/news Project management Podcasts Communications Sales / Field Force Collective Intelligence Predictive markets Social Networking New Hires Communities of Practice One of the questions we got was: How do you start as a Learning Professional? Tony O'Driscoll, Paula Ketter and I did a webcast for T+D - ASTD's publication today. Unfortunately, we ran into a few technical issues.

A More Social Org Starts with Beliefs Not Behavior Change

The Simple Shift

Before you implement enterprise social technology or a strategy to use what you have, don’t make the mistake of starting with gimmicky activities that only get you to phase one, adoption. ESN Social Business Social networks #socialorg #behavior #systems #OSDRemember, the goal is adaptation; adaption to a new level of connectedness, openness and working collaboratively. Changing behaviors is key but it doesn’t start […].

Free e-learning: The Top 10 barriers to adoption

From the Coleface

As was revealed last Friday at the e-learning Network, vast numbers of free e-learning tools are available. If there are all these great free tools, why are cost-conscious firms not adopting them faster? Based on the ELN discussions, here’s my top 10: Awareness: it’s difficult for L&D to keep up to date with and evaluate the sheer volume of new tools, hence it’s easier to wait to see what tools get adopted by others in significant numbers.

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