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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate. Why Social media chats work for learning.

Social Media - What’s the Impact

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ve been talking all month about Web 2.0 - but we haven’t talked all that much about social media. I’ll bet some of you are still unconvinced that this technology is here to stay. The facts in this video support the idea that this social media thing is a revolution in the way we communicate, not just an incremental adjustment. What do you think – is this Social Media thing a fad, or a revolution?

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Competition Finalist 4: Top 10 Startup Social Media Curation Tools for Social Learning in the Workplace

eFront

GlogsterEdu empower educators and students with the technology to create GLOGS – online multimedia posters – with text, photos, videos, graphics, sounds, drawings, data attachments and more. is a one-stop shop for social media and content curation publishing. When you post on your topic page, you can easily share to your social networks including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Use Learnist to share what you know and learn new things.

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.

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.” EST to discuss the three articles.

The influence of social media for learning - technology is more than just a means to a goal

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I often hear: "technology is just a tool and should be the starting point, let's start with the goal and the technology will follow". In this blog post, I argue that technology is much more than a means. Social technology is a driving force behind social learning. And even within organizations and networks the choice of (social) technology is extremely important and can be a factor determining success or failure. elearning technolog

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

In this article, I’m featuring a wonderful interview with successful social media expert, Jane Hart. She provides compelling reasons to implement a social and collaborative environment as part of workplace learning. You can read more from Jane at her blog, Social Media in Learning. eLearning Coach: You were an early adopter of using social technologies for learning purposes. RECENT ARTICLES eLearning 2.0

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.

Key social learning resources: Part 9 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

A nice selection of posts about social learning and social media for learning this week. 1 – In the first article this week, How the web has powered the Web for 20 years, WebWorkerDaily plots the role of Web technologies in business, summarising as follows: “The net result of all the technological developments outlined above has been to change the very fabric of how we work. Social learning

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

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. Informal learning is the polar opposite of formal learning. In the article What Is Informal Learning? , Social learning happens naturally.

How To Use Social Learning To Boost Collaborative Learning

Wizcabin

Although collaborative learning is an essential approach, one can further enhance it with the use of social learning. In this article, we’ll be looking at how you can use social learning to boost collaborative learning. What is social learning? Social learning involves human social efforts, to acquire new behaviors, through observing and imitating others. Use technologies as social platforms.

eLearning - Social Media - Mobile Learning

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List - May 15, 2009 to May 22, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Choose the Right Pilot Group - Kapp Notes , May 22, 2009 Presentation: Social Bookmarking with Delicious - Don't Waste Your Time , May 15, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design, Part 1 - The E-Learning Curve , May 19, 2009 Meeting icebreaker-How to get a group to acknowledge differences in perceptions.

Social Learning: what actually is it?

Jane Hart

Following my last post Social Learning: Are you starting from the right place , I was asked to explain what “social learning” actually is in an organizational context. If you haven’t yet come across The New Social Learning book (by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham), this is a must-read. It acknowledges that learning happens with and through other people, as a matter of participating in a community, not just by acquiring knowledge.”

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). “

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

Dashe & Thomson

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 is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers

ID Reflections

I love this description from Jane Harts post: FAUXIAL LEARNING is about forcing people to use social media in courses – or even in the workplace – and then confusing compliance with engagement (and even worse) learning. As an Instructional Designer and L&D Consultant, I am often asked questions like: 1.What social collaboration platform should we use? How do we make them share their learning ? Collaboration culture social learning

TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – February 2016

TOPYX LMS

Having the necessary content for your learning and development program the seamlessly integrates into you learning platform can make your investment in the future of your organization more likely to succeed. So, make sure you have the content library available that has guaranteed compatibility and content authoring tools for you to continue to develop the learning materials you need all bundled together with your learning platform or learning management system (LMS).

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

I’ve since started writing chapter summaries (here is the last article ) so people can “preview” some of the great books out there and hopefully end up reading them! Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective.

The Value of Social Media in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Over the last 10 years, the world of social media has grown substantially and influenced nearly every aspect of life. For some people social media is a way to maximize communication, for others it is a complete waste of time with no value. How can you maximize social media to find the latest eLearning trends and tips? Sites like Twitter have news updated every second; you can discover new articles as soon as they’re posted.

Top 7 Custom eLearning Articles on our Blog in 2013

Bottom-Line Performance

Regular readers know we strive to make this blog a hub for corporate learning professionals. Our goal is to educate and inform, and to that end we invest considerable time creating and researching content that the learning and development community will find useful. To me, the seven top articles from the past year are really a checklist of what’s important and pressing to learning professionals. I hope you find one or more of these articles helpful.

How To Communicate The Value Of Social Media

The eLearning Coach

How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? Identifying the IT social media users and doing some initial legwork for them could help. Clive Shepherd recommends stepping back from the technology itself to consider whether “bottom-up&# learning is appropriate for the audience and the organization. This important resource is a rather convincing testament to the ways people learn through social media.

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).

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

Dashe & Thomson

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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The Social Learning Handbook is now available

Jane Hart

I am very pleased to announce that my Social Learning Handbook: A practical guide to using social media to work and learn smarter is now available to purchase as a paperback book on Lulu - You can go to directly to the relevant page by clicking here. This is what appears on the backcover: “It is becoming apparent that we are at the beginning of a fundamental shift in the way that both learning and working is happening in organisations.

Key social learning resources: Part 1

Jane Hart

This article first appeared in TrainingZone on 7 September 2011, but is reproduced here for those who don’t have a TZ account. During social learning month, Jane Hart will be providing some weekly articles curating some key resources about social learning. Social learning has become the latest trending concept in the learning world. But social learning is not a bolted-on component of our formal educational and training programs.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver non-traditional instruction.”- This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities.

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.”

Key social learning resources: part 3

Jane Hart

This article first appeared on Training Zone on 19 September. This is the third part of my four-part series curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. The first piece this week comes from Charles Jennings, who looks at why the real power of e-learning is social. In particular he stresses the need to de-focus from courses, explaining: ” most learning doesn’t occur in courses or events.

Training and Social Media Taught Me to Tie a Tie

E-learning Uncovered

This method of knowledge sharing has worked fine for years (because there were really no other options) but I think with the momentum of social media, employees are going to push to change this. There is one e-learning company, QuickLessons , that is seeing this trend too, and they developed a product that I think organizations should take notice of and consider – Izzui. But what is new is the social media component. Don’t hold training technology captive!

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.

How You Can Use Social Learning To Engage Your Learners

EI Design

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.

Give Learners a Voice by Incorporating Social Learning

Adobe Captivate

If you’re a fan of Adobe Captivate Prime, you may be aware of the new social learning features that were just released. Social learning is an important developing aspect of the learning technology industry. So much of what we learn comes from informal interactions with the people we know, whether we’re interacting in person or through social media. See this article on blended learning.

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Creating Powerful Employee Training With Social Learning – Featuring Microlearning Videos

EI Design

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?

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

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. Last week I had a phone conversation with Ian Huckabee of WeeJee Media.

4 Essential Elements of Social Learning

Mindflash

When we think of social learning , we often knee-jerk react by saying that we need to implement social media technologies in our organizations so people can connect and learn. Then the pundits chime in and say it’s not about the technology, that technology comes and goes, and that it’s truly about the learning — or more importantly, the performance. Observational Learning.

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

Dashe & Thomson

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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