What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)


Deploying social learning concepts and technologies as part of the learning mix is no longer an option, it’s a necessity. Social learning technologies now have a huge impact on a number of core enterprise processes, including recruiting, onboarding, training and developing talent.

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Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

How Wikipedia Works and Wikis in the Enterprise - HBS

Tony Karrer

Great article - How Wikipedia Works (or Doesn't) that looks at Andrew McAfee's experiences around the " Enterprise 2.0 " article and Wikipedia 's Articles for Deletion process. It's an interesting discussion of the net impact of Wikipedia's process - which can be frustrating, especially to casual users. At the same time, I've also had some very good experiences such as when my 10-year old son updated Wikipedia.

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MOOCs and Adaptive Learning Technologies

Your Training Edge

Two of the biggest promises of CBT have been universal access to education (especially with the growth of online and mobile technologies) and adaptive learning—the ability to personalize learning experiences for individuals.

18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –12

Upside Learning

iPad takes centre stage once again as it gains increasing foothold in education, with educators touting it as one of the must-have technologies and students preferring it over hardcover books. Need to quench your thirst for the latest in learning, technology and media links further?

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Self organised learning spaces

Learning with e's

Take Wikipedia for example. All Wikipedia has done to promote the vast ever expanding storehouse of knowledge, is to provide the environment within which it all takes place. We can learn a lot from Wikipedia, and not just from the knowledge it contains.

Slaying giants

Learning with e's

Futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at Learning Technologies 2013 Listening to media futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at the recent Learning Technologies Conference in London was both engaging and thought provoking.

Digital Participation

Your Training Edge

Digital literacy implies the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to apply new technology and media for creating and sharing meaningful information.

Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

Bottom-Line Performance

Since Experience API does not need the LMS to report activity, content from Wikipedia, Youtube, TED Talks, Coursera, Kahn Academy and more can all be integrated into formal courses without a hitch. LMS’s will all have to adopt the spec before it can be used in eLearning. Tin Can.

General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning)

Upside Learning

Wikipedia defines mobile learning as “Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies&#.

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Is E-Learning Possible Without Learning Management System?

Your Training Edge

We have several search engines, YouTube, Wikipedia for quick information. It enables him learning with more interest and adopting the knowledge fast. Depending upon the nature of your business and clients you deal with, you may or may not require a Learning Management System.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #1: Wikis, IMs, and 3D

Mark Oehlert

which even amnesiacs can remember games.students get connected and wikis get adopted. Agencies Share Information By Taking a Page From Wikipedia : "Thats right, the Office of Management and Budget, where caution and precision rule, has embraced Wikipedia as a model, hosting an online place where federal officials can swap information and ideas outside traditional boundaries." Lucky for you theres some cool 3D technology coming out of Stanford called Make3D.

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The grassroots of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Here’s a common scenario: I “quickly” look up something on Wikipedia, and hours later I have 47 tabs open as I delve into tangential aspects of the topic. Dave posited educational technology is a prime example.

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3 Reasons Why Every LMS Needs Tin Can API Functionality


Tin Can API “is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline). This API captures data in a consistent format about a person or group’s activities from many technologies.”

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with e's

Whilst Gramsci used hegemony to refer specifically to the inculcation of political doctrine into society, I believe the theory can be applied in a much wider sense, and that we are witnessing a challenge to the dominant societal discourses through disruptive technology.

Maker culture

Learning with e's

The recent Higher Education version of the Horizon Report highlights some interesting predicted trends for technology adoption. creator society education higher education Horizon Report 2014 learning maker culture Technology university user generated content

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

These new reality technologies have been sitting on the horizon for years. Technology has finally gotten to the point where the opportunity is catching up to the promise. It is not about technology. In that time, some “trends” will morph into completely different technologies.

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My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

1 - The Wikipedia way of motivating your employees , Forbes, 6 February 2012. “As a business owner, if you can tap into the passion of your workforce the same way that Wikipedia taps into its army of unpaid volunteers, you can accomplish things that no amount of money can buy.”

Myth #5: Social and workplace learning are the same as 70:20:10


DOWNLOAD THE FREE WHITEPAPER The following excerpt from ‘70+20+10 = 100: The Evidence Behind the Numbers’ explains more: Organizations that are applying 70:20:10 are using more technology to support every aspect of learning in comparison with those that are not.

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User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

The idea is no different than Wikipedia; our internal experts create the content and the user adoption and feedback can be seen as basic quality control.”. The world of training and development in the enterprise continues to change rapidly.

It's not really learning anymore

Learning with e's

It wasn't her fault though - it was rather a distinct lack of wifi connectivity and technology failure on my part that made me resort for the first time in ages to taking notes with - shock horror - a pen and paper! Tags: #eden10 learning technology Grainne Conole EDEN


Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, Mechanics or Chaos ? Online Forum

Learning Cafe

Fast forward to now and we are increasingly consuming user generated content on YouTube, Facebooks, Blogs, Wikipedia etc. What stops organisations from adoption ? Technology makes it possible. Thu, July 17, 2014 12 – 1 PM , Register. Remember the time we got our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts.

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Gamification, Virtual Worlds and The Gartner Hype Cycle

Kapp Notes

For those of you who do not know, the Gartner Hype Cycle is a graphical depiction of technology on a curve showing where technology is in terms of maturity. The hype cycle has five cycles on a graph as outlined below from Wikipedia.

Is Augmented Reality in Training the Future of Corporate L&D?


For most people, this was the first real contact with augmented reality technology, and the immersive nature of the game certainly intensified their game experience. Is it possible to leverage this revolutionary technology to make new paths in the world of corporate training? .

Soren Kaplan, Leapfrogging to Learning Breakthroughs and Innovation, Opening Keynote at #LSCon

Learning Visions

Adopt a business model How can we be the of __? For the first two years, Wikipedia had 24 entries (they had a seven step review process!) -- so they decided to open it up instead. The iPhone was 3 years in development (an eternity in technology These are my live blogged notes for the opening keynote at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 , happening this week in Orlando, Florida. Forgive me any typos or incoherence.

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User Generated Learning Content – Making it Happen

Learning Cafe

Fast forward to now and we are increasingly consuming user generated content on YouTube, Facebooks, Blogs, Wikipedia etc. What stops organisations from adoption ? Technology makes learner generated learning content possible. Ron is the L&D Manager for a retail consumer technology store chain with 1200 employers in 30 stores all over Australia and New Zealand. Wed, Sept 30, 2015 12 – 1 PM AEST , Register.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning in the Networked World

ID Reflections

Setting the Context Here are two definitions from Wikipedia that captures the essence of Networked Learning: Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another''s learning.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


According to wikipedia:“If computerized automation increased factory production, it could do the same for academic instruction.”. Internet technologies were advancing rapidly, the battle cry of learning professionals became, "Death to the boring page-turners.”

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Performance Learning Productivity

Sundials and Water Clocks As technologies such as sundials and water clocks evolved to allow us to measure time more accurately and efficiently we adopted them. Wikipedia ‘ Railway Time’ ) There was undoubtedly opposition to this new disruptive approach to an age old issue.

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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki? I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions.

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L&D's New Hatrack

ID Reflections

This article appeared in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills Magazine, January 2015 Our professional, personal, and private lives are being heavily impacted by a world that has become Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (a.k.a.

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Training and Education for Millennials through Gamification

Your Training Edge

The millennial generation, otherwise known as Generation Y can further be defined by Wikipedia ( [link] ) as: “There are no precise dates for when Generation Y starts and ends. 85% of Millennials think their mastery of technology makes them faster than their older coworkers.

Let’s Talk LMS – A Glance at Learner Management System and Why You Need It.


But simply adopting e learning is not enough. According to Wikipedia, A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of educational courses or training programs.

The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design


According to Wikipedia, design thinking stands for “ design-specific cognitive activities that designers apply during the process of designing. Today’s companies who have adopted a design thinking approach stand out from and outperform their competitors with respect to their culture.

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Part 3 of Interview with Virtual Worlds 3D Pioneer Randy Hinrichs

Kapp Notes

Kapp: What do you see as the obstacles to widespread adoption of virtual worlds for learning? They have been around for almost a decade in terms of 3D graphical virtual worlds but still, the overall adoption rate seems low. Hinrichs: The obstacles are the same as always – the technology is demanding, so make sure you have good bandwidth and a great graphic card. The obstacle is not technological, it is cultural.