The Case For Social Learning: Lessons From Successful Online Businesses

Dan Keckan

Learners today expect courses to include social and interactive components. In this article, we’ll talk about what social learning theory can teach us about engaging our audience online and lessons from online businesses successfully leveraging social with their online offerings.

Social Learning Practitioner Programme

Jane Hart

Next public online programme runs 12 January – 20 March 2015 (10 weeks) A Social Learning Practitioner is a learning professional who encourages, enables and supports knowledge sharing and collaboration across their organisation – not just in training. He/she is a role model, leading the way by showing the business what it is to be […]. Social learning

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Social Learning in Business: Online Workshop

Jane Hart

This workshop runs 1-31 March 2013 at the Social Learning Centre, and is led by Harold Jarche. The workshop will look at ways to enhance social learning, or people learning together while working. The Agenda will include an optional introductory webinar and cover four key areas: Social learning: The lubricant for social business. Narrating your work and learning. Communities of Practice as bridges between work and learning.

How social learning improves employee engagement

Wizcabin

In our last post, I talked about the benefits attached to adopting the social learning approach in corporate learning and development. First, I mentioned that social learning helps to improve collaboration between employees. 2- Set up new social learning workshops.

Social Learning pays off! A Success Story

Origin Learning

Learning by force is passé. How do organizations engage with young, trendy, and tech-savvy people when it comes to learning and development? In a world where the social platform is increasingly the way to connect, learn, grow and scale, businesses are being made to alter their thinking. If the dose of social learning can be tailored to meet the needs of a business then a learner’s participation graph is sure to reflect an upward trend.

Create A Social Learning Culture With Origin Konnect

Origin Learning

Konnect- true to its name, Origin Konnect is a next generation social learning platform that helps organizations develop a training and development culture that literally “connects” employees as they learn. Many businesses today operate in multiple locations and often with different business segments. This social learning platform serves as a single portal for learning, sharing and collaboration which can be accessed from any device- smartphone, PC or tablet.

The Year of Social Learning

LearnDash

This is the year we double-down on social learning. It is time for learning program developers to strive for something more. However, there are so many other courses out there that could be better if they leveraged social learning concepts. So how can you get staretd with social learning? If you have an online course or are going to be creating one this year then do yourself and students a favor by building social learning into your business plan!

What is social learning and how to benefit it?

Wizcabin

Surely, you’ll agree with me that our approach to learning has evolved over the years – thanks to the advancements in technology. Even with that, social learning has proven itself to be very relevant in today’s world. What is social learning?

Social learning: retaining knowledge with social learning tools

InsiderHub

Many companies are embracing social learning tools, some to complement their traditional training, some to replace it completely with virtual training sessions. Whatever the case: social learning tools are making their way into standard processes and this trend is here to stay. The post Social learning: retaining knowledge with social learning tools appeared first on CollectMyThoughts.

The Social Learning Revolution

Jane Hart

I’ve been preparing some extended notes for some presentations about The Social Learning Revolution – in particular how social media is impacting all our working and learning lives, and what this means for the Learning & Development department. I’ve been looking at the following: How we have traditionally understood “learning” in the workplace and how we really learn in the workplace. Social learning

Adopting a Social Learning Model in Your Customer Education Program

Thought Industries

Learning Business Customer Education Social LearningIn customer education, we are always seeking new and improved ways to reach learners. In order to effectively engage current customers and also win new ones, our offerings have to be as engaging and rewarding as possible.

Social Learning & The Benefits of Employee Generated Content [Customer Story]

Docebo

Patrick Veenhoff, head of Learning & Development at Swisscom, showcases social learning’s benefits. In June 2017, Swisscom Enterprise Customers switched from a top-down L&D content generated approach to a social learning marketplace. In other words: our nearly 5,000 employees conceptualize, create and deliver all of our organization’s corporate learning content. Is what I learned helpful for my everyday work?

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.

4 Social Learning Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

Social media giants like FaceBook and the like demonstrate the possibilities that we have available to us when it comes to social learning despite being remote. The concept of social learning isn’t necessarily new, but the technology that we have available now does make certain aspects of proprietary. To help you get a bit more acquainted with social learning in 2013, see some of the facts below, as originally mentioned by aragonresearch.com: 1.

Essential Social Learning Features Supported By Modern Learning Management Systems At The Workplace

G-Cube

Today, organizations realize the potential of delivering e-learning experiences to boost employee engagement, retention and workplace productivity. Earlier, the social capabilities of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) were not so useful, because no one knew how to deploy and support them. It was assumed that trainers would access social spaces at regular intervals and interact with the learners, keeping e-courses updated all the time. LMS Modern LMS Social Learning

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. In this article, we will take a look at ten different social learning platforms that are free for teachers and learners.

The Unexplored Water of Social Learning

HCMguru

As an L&D (Learning and Development) professional, have you ever thought of the humongous success some businesses have achieved making use of social media? According to the popular L&D blogger, Sophia Grainger , there is nothing that had been as successful as social media platforms in terms of generating engagement. A lot can be learned from internal influencers (popular digital personalities within a specific industry domain).

Avoiding Anarchy in Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of commentators writing about social learning today stress the importance of keeping it free from rules or overarching control. Key considerations one commonly sees associated with this idea include some or all of the following: Give everyone the opportunity to teach and learn whatever they know, whenever they have the time; Give everyone the opportunity to learn what they want to know. Self-directed learning is the best. Don’t direct learning at all.”

Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace

ID Reflections

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “ social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.

The difference between social learning and social collaboration

Jane Hart

In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right) I use the term s ocial collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberately chose not to label it s ocial learning. Social learning , is of course, not a new concept or a new term; we’ve always learned socially – from our parents, siblings, friends and from our colleagues at work. Social learning

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What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

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. Man is by nature a social animal, which is why social interactions are crucial to our development at every stage of our lives. What is Social Learning? This is social learning.

How to Integrate Social Learning in the Workplace

Origin Learning

Social learning is not a new concept. Various theories have explained man’s social approach to learning, some of these dating to as back as the 1940s. For example, Albert Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory stresses the importance of observational learning, imitation and modeling to learn certain behaviors. Social learning , thus waned away. Integrating social learning at the workplace requires the following –.

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? , Informal Learning Need Not Be Unintentional.

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.”

Key social learning resources: Part 8 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Here are 5 more resources this week that look at social approaches to working and learning – and in particular the new mindset required. 1 – The Six Attitudes Leaders take towards Social Media, in Harvard Business Review, describes the six basic categories that business leader attitudes toward social media fall into. Social media is about people, not technology. Its business … Read the rest. Social learning

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

From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Jane Hart

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Well, to try and avoid the “learning” word or at least the term “social learning”! In my own consultancy practices I offer workforce collaboration services to a range of businesses – both large and small. Collaboration Social learning

TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – September 2015

TOPYX LMS

Here’s why: We added new features to our already robust, easy-to-use, learning management system, including: Experience API™. Learning Record Stores (LRS). Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI). We are dedicated to providing you with relevant articles and newsletters covering the evolving eLearning, learning management, and social learning landscape so you have the information you need to stay current. Leverage eLearning Tools to Organize Business.

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

Key social learning resources: Part 14 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

There have been lots of interesting articles and posts this week about social learning and the use of social media for learning. 1- I am going to start this week with a post by Jon Ingham, who was at the recent #CIPDSocial event, and in which he describes ARM’s very social business. Although the term “social learning” isn’t actually mentioned in… Read the rest. Social learning

Why is a Social Learning platform important for business?

Paradiso

There are many times in our life when we are having a good time and we think we couldn’t possibly be learning anything but we actually are. The simple act of observation means that we are taking in and absorbing information, which in turn means that it constitutes learning. This is, in essence, how social learning works. Most of our adult behavior was learned through simply watching our parents or family. The new face of Social Learning.

Social Learning Practitioner Programme: Walk the Social Talk

Jane Hart

A Social Learning Practitioner is a learning professional who encourages, enables and supports knowledge sharing and collaboration across their organisation – not just in training. He/she is a role model, leading the way by showing the business what it is to be social, and modelling the new knowledge sharing and collaboration practices that are required […]. Social learning

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Blog, Message, Participate – Join the Social Learning Brigade!

Origin Learning

Can learning build confidence of a workforce where technology obsolescence is the name of the game? An agglomeration or a combination of different aspects of social learning can work wonders. If a dash of it makes the process intriguing, collaborative, and fun, then the device-agnostic learning or the seemingly popular bring your own device (BYOD) method is another aspect of this learning that keeps the workforce involved through the anytime-anywhere approach.

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). “

Social Learning Practitioner Programme: Walk the Social Talk

Jane Hart

A Social Learning Practitioner is a learning professional who encourages, enables and supports knowledge sharing and collaboration across their organisation – not just in training. He/she is a role model, leading the way by showing the business what it is to be social, and modelling the new knowledge sharing and collaboration practices that are required [.]. Social learning

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TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – September 2016

TOPYX LMS

eLearning is continuously evolving, and so is the content we share on our social learning blog. The High Value of Learning Paths. The same can be said for the way we learn. Learn more about the value of learning paths. eLearning systems play a vital role in English language teaching and social learning tools can make learning and teaching fun and efficient. Does experiential learning have value in the workplace?

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.