Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

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? Social Learning Social Networking

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)


However, the major problem with corporate education programs is that they often disregard a very important and simple aspect: the natural way in which the human brain works while learning. Observational learning is a major component of Bandura’s social learning theory.

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Two Sigma Problem

Your Training Edge

Rather than have the students just learn facts about their topics, Bloom recommended both Mastery Learning (testing, case-studies, and outside reading) with the elements of social engagement (forums, study-groups and simulations) to achieve this level of learning mastery.

Surviving the Millennial Apocalypse: Party Like It’s 1999

eLearning Brothers

Not only are the business problems increasing in complexity, but the new generation has also introduced a new dynamic. Unknowingly she forecasted the attitudes of a generation only then being born.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. More recently, the social learning revolution has built on these to offer a new world of learning and development. All value is created by teams and networks.

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Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world.

Difficulties of Scaling Online Schooling

Living in Learning

If schools promptly handle and address problems as they come up, with a proactive attitude, scaling issues can be overcome, leading to widespread acceptance of the quality and capabilities offered to educators by online learning. Guest Bloggers Higher Education for-profit college free online education learning LinkedIn online online courses pedagogyThere is no hiding that online education is growing, and isn’t going to stop.

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eLearning Cyclops: A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer.

eLearning Cyclops

Of course stakeholders come to training departments all the time demanding training and we need to look at the problem first as Jay Cross was quick to point out. This does not solve the problem, but reiterates the need for a more effective development timeline and approach. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. My New Social Bookmarking Tool. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The paper caught my interest because I am a fan of social constructivist theories of learning (think: learning by conversation) and always amazed at how differently people can think about what learning is and what it needs. Constructivist theory and social-constructism theories.

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Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

Getting Value from LinkedIn , Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong! A purely virtual conference ( Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends) with amateur organizers, gorilla marketing through social networks, and a wiki for it's main page worked out pretty well.

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The Link Between New Tools and Corporate Training

Bottom-Line Performance

It’s exciting to find a new app, Software as a Service (SaaS) or social network that will increase efficiency or solve a perceived performance problem. Management and C-level folks love to find find new tools that will make their teams more productive.

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3 Core aspects of building organizational resilience


Organizations that seek to not only survive big transformations but also thrive once those are complete, need to take all that energy and refocus it towards constructive attitudes and endeavors. The pressure of modern business life is very often daunting.

The 4 Biggest Fears About Online Learning and How to Overcome Them

Your Training Edge

On this blog, I’ve mainly discussed attitudes about MOOCs and online learning from the perspective of trainers, managers, and others higher up in the organization. But, there is an even more important group of people whose attitudes need to be addressed: the learners themselves.

Corporate eLearning in 2017: 6 key trends to be aware of


Collaborative and social (heard that before) – but actually implemented! Although we’ve had the technology for a while, corporate eLearning, in particular, is an area where social and collaborative practices simply are not being adopted.

Five Reasons Why Gamification and Mobile Learning Are a Perfect Match


Increases engagement and extends learning through social media integration. Because mobile learning is usually accessed on personal mobile devices, learners will also have access to the social networking tools they know and love, giving you another avenue to enhance the educational experience.

Learning to Pull Information

CLO Magazine

Advocates of social networking in business often talk about the cultural change required to make the most of social business programs. Advocates of social networking in business often talk about the cultural change required to make the most of social business programs. This shift enables discoveries, uncovers untapped sources of expertise and reduces the time needed to solve business problems.

Prompt, Push, Ping (But Don’t Pester)

CLO Magazine

Perhaps the learning producer or designer issues prompts based on difficulty of tasks; the manager of the learner nudges based on individual or group failure patterns; and help and support centers do nudges based on reported issues or system problems.

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What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)


Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. What is Social Learning?

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Digital learning as a ‘third place’: Lessons from the coffeeshop

Nomadic Learning

Reflecting egregious attitudes at the time, often women, people of color, and the poor were not in a position to gain access, or simply not welcome. A social model of innovation. If any one of those elements falls short, the whole social experiment collapses.

The Six Deadly Sins of Training

Big Dog, Little Dog

Failing to Identify the Type of Performance Problem Customer often perceive that all performance problems are training problems, and it turn, Instructional Designers fail to question if the problem is really a lack of training.

Getting strategic

Clark Quinn

I’ve been a fan of HPT since it goes beyond ADDIE in considering other potential sources of problems than just skills (e.g. performance support, incentives), but Harold’s right that it doesn’t inherently cover social learning, let alone engagement.

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How Male Mentors Can Develop Women at Work

CLO Magazine

Visibility, socialization, networking, access to hidden politics and insider knowledge are key to develop talent of any kind. Men often socialize and mentor junior men in settings that are not as accessible for women.


Wonderful Brain

This answer seemed too superficial and really doesn’t get to the heart of the problem. Like steady work and climbing the corporate ladder, consider their coworkers to be their main social network. Incorporate social media seamlessly into their personal and professional lives.

LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users


BuddyPress is a popular WordPress plugin (free) that allows you to create a social network component to your WordPress site. So, they’ll get this welcome pop up video, the ability to join the private Facebook page for the group members and some of the programs they registered for.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

Writing Daily Reports as a First Step to Strong Team Building

Your Training Edge

Fortunately, this problem is easy to prevent, however, it may be quite challenging to fix it. Cleve Gibbon has developed so called PPP attitude to this problem which allows creating well-structured and useful reports that actually give the objective overview of the situation.

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5 Ways to Integrate Social Learning Strategies Into Digital Learning

Leo Learning

Advances in learning technologies have created a natural way to integrate social learning strategies into digital learning programs. We’ve known for a long time the theories of how we inherently learn socially. In It Together’ – Building a Support Network.

Consulting Isn’t My Backup Plan

Experiencing eLearning

For example, I received a message on LinkedIn from a recruiter we’ll call “B.” I replied that while I’m not looking for full-time work, I’d potentially be available for consulting if he had a problem I could solve.

Promt, Push, Ping (But Don’t Pester)

CLO Magazine

Perhaps the learning producer or designer issues prompts based on difficulty of tasks; the manager of the learner nudges based on individual or group failure patterns; and help and support centers do nudges based on reported issues or system problems. These could consist of messages in SMS, Messenger, Slack, Jive or other social networks. Imagine gentle nudges coming to your employees. A text message. A collaborative system note (perhaps on Jive, Slack or Yammer).

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9 Essential Components of Effective Teams

Your Training Edge

When you’re able to solve problems in a matter of hours, problems that otherwise couldn’t be solved so quickly, you’ll obviously get more results. However, if most of the team members would have a proactive attitude, the productivity and the results of the company will improve.

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Inventing the future

Learning with e's

He argued that technology is a part of the solution but can also be a part of the problem, and unfortunately technology in organisations is usually imposed on us from above. There is no employee ownership, and that is often why technology becomes a problem within organisations, he explained.

Colleges Can Help Bridge the Soft Skills Gap

CLO Magazine

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 “Workplace Learning Report ,” soft skills are the No. Further, an August 2016 LinkedIn study found that hiring managers indicated their company’s productivity was limited due to a lack of candidates’ soft skills. Civic and Social Responsibility.

Instructional Design in the VUCA World

ID Reflections

With the advent of big shifts and disruptive technology in the shape of Social, Mobile Computing, Cloud Computing and Big Data, all the old notions of work are falling apart. ID’s need to leverage existing and emergent power of technology that are inherently social and mobile.

10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know!


In this post we’ve put together short descriptions of the top 10 buzzwords in eLearning at the moment: Tin Can, Social Learning, Gamification, mLearning, Tablet learning, Rapid eLearning, Microlearning, Personalization, Blended learning, and Lifelong learning. Social Learning.

7 Ways to Improve the Recruitment & Selection Process


If not enough qualified candidates are applying for jobs in your company, the problem may be hidden in plain sight. Along with Facebook job Ads, LinkedIn is one of the best sources for discovering fresh talent in the online environment. Great opportunities can be discovered on networking events as well, but there’s an even better offline approach to talent recruitment – employee referrals. Start Hiring for Attitude and Training for Skills.

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)


It’s not that companies aren’t trying very hard to make work enjoyable, it’s simply the problem that the world of work has changed, and we live in an “always-on” environment.

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