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Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

So why should we celebrate technologies that enable social learning experiences? Maybe the answer lies in the beauty of a simple human truth: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” After a decade of affordable high-speed internet access, smartphones, mobile apps and social networks, it’s easy to take our digital connections for granted. And each of those people has the potential to teach us something new.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first. If you keep these other advantages in mind, you can integrate your strategy more holistically and use them as a measurement of strategy success. Continuous learning how to learn.

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Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

Connect Thinking

The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first. If you keep these other advantages in mind, you can integrate your strategy more holistically and use them as a measurement of strategy success. Continuous learning how to learn.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

My previous blog post that revealed that around 70% of respondents in my recent survey found training (including e-learning) “unimportant” or only “somewhat important” has generated quite a bit of interest. A number of comments focused on how we now need to make training/e-learning more “engaging” or “effective” to recapture the interest of these people. Success of learning is therefore measured in terms of their new or improved performance.

4 Blended Learning Strategies that Boost Corporate Training ROI

Obsidian Learning

We all know that the purpose of workplace training isn’t just to memorize facts and information or even to practice new skills in the classroom or laboratory. The ultimate goal of workplace training is to change behavior—to improve employee performance—back on the job as a result of the learning. The idea is that when enough employees change their performance for the better, the performance of the whole organization will improve in the classroom or laboratory.

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6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals. Central to this cultural shift is the understanding that learning happens by learners, not to them. That’s where learning ecosystems come in.

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning

Adobe Captivate

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning. As learning professionals, most of us are familiar with the 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development that describes how learning happens. According to this, most of us pick: 70 percent of our knowledge from our on-the job experiences. I will also share some best practices. What is social learning? How can social learning help people learn?

How Digital Learning Became Connected Learning

Leo Learning

This post from Andrew Joly, LEO’s Director of Strategic Design, looks at how digital learning has evolved to become connected learning—where social learning and data-led learning ecosystems combine to deliver game-changing opportunities for learning and organizational performance. The Journey From Digital Learning to Connected Learning. Until now they have remained largely independent of one another, in both a strategic and delivery context.

4 Killer Examples Of Learning Portals For Corporate Training

Adobe Captivate

Usage of learning portals for corporate training initiatives is gaining momentum. In this article, I share 4 examples of how you can use them for both formal and informal learning to increase employee engagement. Learning Portals For Corporate Training: What Are Their Key Characteristics? Learning portals are knowledge repositories featuring learning paths, and they are designed to meet specific initiatives. Learning path/learning journey.

Adopting Content Curation To Support Employee Training – Top 5 Questions Answered

Adobe Captivate

Today, information access is immediate, but we end up spending a lot of time sourcing the right information we need. Through a series of Q&A, I showcase why you should adopt it. However, we often end up spending a lot of time in sifting through this maze of data to identify what would work best in our context. In this blog, I pick top 5 questions related to Content Curation and outline why it makes business sense to adopt it.

How To Use Gamification To Enhance Compliance Training – Featuring 4 Examples

Adobe Captivate

Gamification is used extensively to create sticky learning experiences, and compliance trainings too can use it to influence user behavior and create higher conformance. In this article, I share 4 examples of gamification for compliance training. To meet the mandates of the government or regulators, compliance trainings continue to be a significant part of any corporate training. Till date, one out of six courses on the floor is for compliance training.

Before, after, and beyond: why in 2014 we need to ‘design the complete experience’

Saffron Interactive

Recently I’ve been rereading The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning , first published in 2006. It’s a fantastic toolkit for learning professionals who want to design programmes which make a genuine business impact. Pleasingly iconoclastic, the book challenges some of the bad habits and received wisdom which limit the scope of our ambitions. Most importantly, it also offers an easy-to-use framework for implementing breakthrough learning strategies.

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But first a review of May 2011. May turned out to be a very busy month for me, in ways that I hadn’t anticipated. First of all, although I had been a regular, if not a daily blogger, I found that I was spending more and more time sharing resources and links in Twitter that I didn’t have time to do my daily posts. So I decided to try an experiment and that was to use the Twitter Tools plugin in WordPress to create a daily digest of my tweets. Tweet.

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Social Learning: An Ongoing Experiment

CLO Magazine

Psychologist Albert Bandura’s social learning theory suggests that people learn from one another through observation, imitation and modeling. In a famous series of experiments to demonstrate his theory, Bandura studied children’s behavior after they watched a human adult model act aggressively toward a Bobo doll — a toy with a rounded bottom that returns to an upright position after it has been knocked down.

Top 5 tips to gain buy in for learning with social media

Saffron Interactive

We’ve all have heard stories or witnessed some of the powers of social media, so why not apply some of these success stories by embracing these technologies and embedding them to your learning strategy. The problem is how do we get buy in from the business? . Ask yourself what your learning and development goals and objectives are for engaging in social media. Write a blog, post on a Wiki…start with the simple things. .

4 Ways L&D Can Maximize Learning Technology for Hyper-Connected Learners

Instilled

The modern workforce is connected through an ecosystem comprised of business tools and learning technologies — like learning experience systems — and even personal devices. This blog post explores ways that L&D professionals can take advantage of having hyper-connected learners across the enterprise. A constant state of connection has grown increasingly common, especially for knowledge workers. Deliver Learning in the Flow of Work.

MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

For the past year or so, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been busy upending all kinds of assumptions about education: content is king, quality education is expensive, and instructor-led training is the gold standard, to name just a few. 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.

10 free social learning platforms

Ed App

Most learning by its nature is a social process since the knowledge we need to succeed in society is embedded within a cultural context. Along with the rise of online social networking, the ability to transfer social learning into an online format has also become a more seamless process.

Learning & Development Conferences for 2020

Limestone Learning

What strategies were successful for you this past year? For many L&D/T&D professionals, a conference is an opportunity to delve into a community of practice where you can see how other professionals are incorporating new innovations and tools into their work. And if travel isn’t in your plans this year, don’t forget the wide range of free L&D webinars we publish each month — quick hits of inspiration packaged into one-hour bites.

6 Strategies You Can Use To Design Effective eLearning For Your Millennial Workforce

EI Design

With increasing millennial workforce, organizations need to re-evaluate their existing learning strategies. In this article, I will explain 6 strategies that you can use to effectively engage and motivate your millennial workforce. Why Do You Need A Different Learning Strategy For Your Millennial Workforce? Is there a clear business case for this? For instance in India, over 50% of the workforce by 2020 will be Millennials).

Everyone’s a natural at social learning

Sponge UK

If you don’t ask Google, you ask your friends, family or colleagues when you need to learn to do something new. And that’s social learning. Learning begins when you need to solve a problem. To find that solution you’ll explore real life situations, most likely from someone, be it face-to-face, a blog or an article on the net. For example, I recently wanted to learn to code the new Adapt responsive elearning software. The barriers to social learning.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

I received a question this week related to Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank : I successfully launched a discussion forum for a small group of lending assistants within my bank. I’ve used examples from the lending assistants as well as other benefits of the tool to demonstrate how its use would benefit the bank and these work groups. They see the benefit of the tool in a strict learning environment, but have difficulty seeing its use in an expanded role.

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The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations.

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. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010.

Amazing ROI with eLearning

TalentLMS

From the palm of our hand to the tip of our fingers, accessibility to information has been re-defined using eLearning technologies. The Pareto Principle Did you know that the 20% of the workforce in your organization generates 80% of your business? If employees cannot make it to work for a reason, they can still catch up on meetings and live discussions as well communities of practice collaboration sessions.

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Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. You can see more detail of how this works here in Curator Editor Research Opportunities on eLearning Learning (and see how you can be involved). Learning Putty , November 20, 2009.

5 Ways to Prepare & Be an E-Learning Winner

Rapid eLearning

I just got back from the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. Like always, it was great getting to meet so many blog readers. At the close of the conference, I participated in a panel presentation with some really smart people (not sure how I got invited). It’s a subject asked about frequently through the blog. It’s usually the result of preparation and opportunity. Because of this, we are usually oblivious to the opportunities that exist.

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Growing Your Business - Innovative Marketing Using Social Media. Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness. eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , September 14, 2009. The E-Learning Curve , September 15, 2009. The Best EDU Blogs on the Planet! Too Dot Oh: Making Sense of the Terrible 2’s - trainingwreck , September 15, 2009.

Amazing ROI with eLearning

TalentLMS

From the palm of our hand to the tip of our fingers, accessibility to information has been re-defined using eLearning technologies. The Pareto Principle Did you know that the 20% of the workforce in your organization generates 80% of your business? If employees cannot make it to work for a reason, they can still catch up on meetings and live discussions as well communities of practice collaboration sessions.

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Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

August was a little quiet in terms of traffic numbers and vacations, but there were some really great posts you may have missed during vacation. So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. My e-Learning Don’ts - MinuteBio , August 8, 2010 Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. My list of top 10 resources on Instructional Design - basics and more : 1.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. He blogs at learnlets.com and works through Quinnovation.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Some great stuff again this month in the world of eLearning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. May 2010.

Profile of a learning architect: Sebastian Graeb-Konneker

Clive on Learning

Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. In this extract, we take a look at how learning is architected within Shell, one of the world’s largest and most successful multinational corporations. Sebastian’s vision for learning covers all of the contexts that in which learning can occur at work. As Sebastian explains, “Learning happens as we speak.

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CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. He blogs at learnlets.com and works through Quinnovation.