Trending Sources

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done! Social is not a feature.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. 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.

The Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

I couldn't resist re-posting this article which first appeared exactly a year ago, on April 1st 2009. I hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. tool that will give you more time by doing your social networking for you.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient. Sample social sharing options (from YouTube).

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. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. Social Media Chats Jumpstart the Conversation.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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. Publish blog articles to the “Public” feed.

How Has Technology Changed the Way we Learn? - Interview with Matt Harris

JoomlaLMS

Smartphones, laptops, social networks, unlimited access to the Internet, immediacy of information. How to deal with screen addictions and students’ social anxieties when it comes to face to face interactions? Blog articles

Social media extremism

E-Learning Provocateur

Since I wrote my article last week about critical theory , I have been more attuned to the messages being propagated by my peers. For example, some of them have been blogging and tweeting about the role of social media in driving the pro-democracy protests in Egypt.

The Social Network and the Risks of Informal Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

The movie The Social Network has been in the news this week — as it’s been for the last six months or so — for racking up eight Academy Award nominations. It’s a great film, and, as we’ve seen, great fodder for an ongoing conversation on peer networking and the entire nature of the world we live in today (as well as for debate on whether or not it was fair in its depiction of its subject: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg).

Curated Insights: The Continued Evolution of Social Learning

Axonify

Learning is inherently social. Social learning” hit trend status alongside the rise of social media in the late 2000s. Because we had new, high-tech ways to share, people also assumed “social learning” was a new idea. People have been social pretty much forever.

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. Does this mean the employees are not engaging in "social learning"?

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

An online phenomenon gathering momentum over the past two years or so, a MOOC integrates the connectivity of social networking, the facilitation of an acknowledged expert in a ?eld great article collection. Article: [link].

Article Review: “How the Best Onboarding Works: Does Your Process Measure Up?”

Pract.us

In Stacy Lindenberg’s article for Learning Solutions Magazine, she cites research that 90% of new hires decide whether they’ll stay with a company in the first six months. What I learned from this article. Actively help new employees build social connections.

Social Learning Has Never Been About a Single Tool

Nick Leffler

Things get a bit murky when you combine eLearning with anything, especially social learning. After skimming some of the article but reading thoroughly about the flop, I naturally disagreed with it also. In what world could social learning be waning? It’s not saying social learning is fizzling, it’s saying social learning in the context of eLearning is. What are Social Media-styled eLearning Tools? Social Learning. Social Learning Tools.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning. Social Learning

Adopt 41

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I explored one of the principles to emerge from the recent AMPLIFY09 festival, namely “Everything big started small&#. Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king.

Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network? Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another."

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. Articles. THE QUOTE.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. Hasn't eBay had social networking features for a long time? all have a social networking aspect to them? The point is that its probably natural for lots of sites to have social networking type features and functions for visitors. Quite simply, social networking sites require a high level of commitment.

How Can Social Learning Spice Up Your Existing Learning Strategy?

EI Design

In this article, I will touch upon what social learning is and the reasons why you should adopt it. How To Use Social Learning To Enhance Your Existing Learning Strategy. Let us see how you can practically use social learning to spice up your existing learning strategy.

The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Social media is what you make of it. We discussed this in the previous post on the pros of social media. Today we’ll look at the cons of social media and the potential impact they have on you, your job, and our industry. Cons of Social Media: Too Much Noise.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L).

It’s Not Personal

Tom Spiglanin

When interacting with social media, we really ought to take this into consideration, both sending messages and interpreting them. Several articles have been written about how to do this well, yet missed meaning is still common.

Going Social

Learning Visions

If you know me, you know I'm a bit of an extrovert and I crave social interaction. So last month when I prepared for my LearnNow conference presentation on "Implementing Social Learning", I reached out to my social networks. Highly suggest joining Jane Hart's Social Learning Community if you want to dip into this topic more and learn what real people at real organizations and doing about facilitating more collaborative and social work environments.

Jive 25

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

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. Many Senior Executives like to talk the social media talk. Articles/Blog Posts.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Social Learning

Cammy Bean’s latest blog post provides many ideas as well as real-life examples for Using Social Media for Learning. The slow adoption of social learning is not localized to Minnesota and North Carolina.

Is Your Training Medieval? Make It Modern with Social Learning

ej4 eLearning

Journalist networks gave rise to the morning paper. Nowadays, social media is becoming the primary way that we find and ingest information. According to the latest research from Pew Research Center, 78 percent of Americans use social networking sites. These numbers reflect the fact that social media has become the way in which most Americans stay in touch, share information, and get up to date on news they care about. Enough to hop on social media!

The catalyst to accelerated learning and performance

Lars is Learning

Here's my article just published on Trainingzone, recorded here for your comment. -- Lars Hyland explores how social tools can be harnessed to deliver a more engaging and effective learning experience. Tags: social networking blended learning TED social media performance support Jove

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. ” “Social learning is how groups work and share knowledge to become better practitioners.”

The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. What is Social Learning? How is Social Learning relevant to Associations? .

Best articles on working smarter

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.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 eLearn: Opinions Good short article on characteristics of 2.0 Managing the Complexity of Forming an Online Networking Community: 14. re a new brEEd Still new on campus, social software tools can support students and staff beyond the classroom, reaching around the world for learning and communication 17. Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge 25.