Enterprise Social’s Last Mile Problem

The Simple Shift

Enterprise social tech does so much right. It’s easy to access It resembles consumer social platforms Intuitive and familiar features and functions Positive business positioning around collaboration, innovation, agility These however are just the first 25.2 What enterprise social doesn’t get right though is the […]. social platforms social tools

6 benefits of social & collaborative learning

Docebo

Learning from one another is what people have always done throughout human history, so ‘social and collaborative learning’ as a learning method is likely to be the oldest one in existence. Even if our approach to training and learning has evolved over time, we still inevitably learn from those we collaborate with. The recent show of interest in topics such as social learning, community learning, coaching, peer reviews, etc. Social learning technologies: 6 benefits.

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Social Collaboration Techniques to Enhance Learning

Origin Learning

The organization is a social place. In such a scenario, it becomes imperative to work collaboratively. Collaborative working may be thought of as a collective effort to solve a problem at hand. Different people work on different aspects of the problem which are then consolidated into one solution. Needless to say, technology is a boon to collaborative learning. You seldom function in isolation.

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. Why is social learning important for boosting collaborative learning?

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Fosway Group (2017), ’Fosway 9 – Grid Authoring Systems’ Share Stories with Screen Recording1 1 11Index: Table of contents gomolearning.com @gomolearning User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing2 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. problems for you further down the line.

How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems

Your Training Edge

This article addresses three common problems found in training and discusses how MOOCs provide solutions to these problems. Problem 1: Employees aren’t engaged. Problem 2: It is unclear if learning is actually taking place. Assessments can include short quizzes, end-of-module exams, participation in course discussions, simulations, presentations, collaborative projects, and so on. Problem 3: Employees quickly forget what they have learned.

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

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

So far in this series, we have looked at ways massive open online courses (MOOCs) have led educators and trainers to rethink how content is delivered and the role of social media in the corporate classroom. Subjective assessments are also possible: writing assignments can be peer graded, oral presentations can be given via webinars, and groups can collaborate on projects in virtual workspaces.

Social Collaboration Techniques to Enhance Learning

Origin Learning

The organization is a social place. In such a scenario, it becomes imperative to work collaboratively. Collaborative working may be thought of as a collective effort to solve a problem at hand. Different people work on different aspects of the problem which are then consolidated into one solution. Needless to say, technology is a boon to collaborative learning. You seldom function in isolation.

Enabling Virtual Learners By Design: Creating Collaboration

InSync Training

A key to enabling virtual learners is to design opportunities for learners to interact and collaborate. But how do you make virtual learning a collaborative experience? The answer sounds simple: find ways to bring participants together for social interaction or to solve a problem. Unfortunately, building collaborative exercises remains a major stumbling block for instructional designers when creating virtual or blended programs.

Are you designing for cooperation or collaboration?

The eLearning Nomad

What should be done collaboratively? It’s often the difference between cooperation and collaboration that requires the biggest mind shift. Because it involves other people, you might think that this is collaboration. It’s OK to have a few cooperative tasks in an eWorkshop, but keep in mind that the backbone of any eWorkshop should be collaborative problem-based learning. This means that the main activities should be collaborative.

Community and Collaborative Learning

Dashe & Thomson

Dave Meier , proponent of Collaborative Learning , says that technology can foster social isolation; and learning in isolation has serious limitations for most people. Technology works best, says Meier, when it helps create learning environments that are: Collaborative. Creating learning programs for teams of two or more people takes advantage of collaborative activities including partnered dialogue, peer teaching, and team-based problem-solving exercises.

Socially Acceptable

Clark Quinn

I was talking with my ITA colleagues, and we were discussing the state of awareness of social learning. And we were somewhat concerned that at least from some evidence, there’re some misconceptions around about social learning. There are number of reasons to be interested in social learning: it’s more natural : our learning mechanisms were social before they were formal. not about getting people together to discuss a problem without proper preparation.

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Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

The chapter ‘When collaboration kills creativity’ is one that I read very slowly, where I stop and think most. After all, my favourite e-learning approach is the eWorkshop model, which has a strong collaborative focus. And aren’t the extroverts the ones who always prefer collaboration to individual work? Are we right to promote collaborative learning? Collaboration became a sacred concept – the key multiplier for success.

Instructional Design Strategies for Collaborative Learning: 4 Approaches For Effective Collaboration

G-Cube

Collaboration in learning is a good way to invite ideas and brainstorm but does not always meet learning objectives set out by the training team. One way to increase effectiveness and productivity of collaborative learning is by engaging learners in well- defined scripts. A collaborative script is, in essence, a set of guidelines for learners on how learners should form groups, how they should interact and collaborate and how they should solve problems to produce actual learning.

12 features of supporting social collaboration in the workplace

Jane Hart

I am often asked how to support social collaboration in the workplace. As I showed in my recent blog post , there are some big differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social/collaborative business. So it is not just about adding new social approaches or social media into the training “blend”, s upporting social collaboration is underpinned not only by new technologies but by a new mindset.

How To Make Collaborations Tools More Effective: Analysing The Reasons For Failure

G-Cube

While some form of social and peer learning have always been a part of organizational learning, technology has made virtual collaborations possible in more efficient ways to make sure that employees from global offices all over the world can collaborate more closely and learn from each other. Another thirty-one percent plan to adopt one of the many available collaboration tools in the next two years. Blog collaborations tools

Social Collaboration Services: the missing piece in the L&D jigsaw

Jane Hart

Social Collaboration Services focus on supporting collaborative working and the building of internal networks, communities and collaboration spaces. Performance Consulting Services focus on finding the best solution to a learning or performance problem, which may well be a training/instructional solution but is more likely to be a performance support or social collaboration solution. Social Collaboration. Social learning

How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?

The eLearning Nomad

You would like to improve problem-solving capacities…. We’re not talking about maths problems or technical problems with one right answer. This is about real-life complex problem-solving which is almost always done together with other people out there. People have different perspectives on how problems should be solved and why. Empowerment requires facilitation and collaboration, both key components of eWorkshops.

Piecing together collaboration and cooperation

Clark Quinn

In an insightful piece , Harold Jarche puts together how collaboration and cooperation are needed to make organizations work ‘smarter’, integrating workgroups with the broader social network by using communities of practice as the intermediary. Jay Cross and I now have a group with the Social Learning Centre for discussions on the Coherent Organization, and we encourage you to join us!). social strategy

Social First!

Clark Quinn

And as an extreme version of this, let me start by saying we need to start thinking ‘social’ first. When we’re facing a performance problem in the organization, our first resort should be to ask: “would a social solution solve this”? Social solutions basically suggest that we either tap into user-generated solutions, or reach out to people on the fly. It may even be asking for some collaboration on a unique situation.

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Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

The chapter ‘When collaboration kills creativity’ is one that I read very slowly, where I stop and think most. After all, my favourite e-learning approach is the eWorkshop model, which has a strong collaborative focus. And aren’t the extroverts the ones who always prefer collaboration to individual work? Are we right to promote collaborative learning? Collaboration became a sacred concept – the key multiplier for success.

Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

InfoPro Learning

For this blog, I will focus on the use of social media as a strategy to facilitate and manage change for business transformation—to stay competitive and survive in increasingly harder business climates. Use of Social Media. The points listed below facilitate better and faster Change Management strategies through social media: Involve and Engage Employees. Social media facilitates free flow of information in multiple directions. Build a Collaborative Culture.

Need to Measure Social? Look Down More.

The Simple Shift

According to a recent CLO Magazine article/survey, executives added or supported social tech for 3 very big and very common reasons: increase collaboration (47%), increase engagement (42%) and create a culture of continuous learning (60%). There are two problems. […]. community organizational learning Social Business Social Learning

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Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. The entire landscape of communication is changing with social technology, instantaneous chats, and forms like videos and podcasts entering the scene.

Can organisation-wide social networks capture tacit knowledge?

The eLearning Nomad

Yet, organisations’ social networks are based on the presumption that conversations is all we need. Sharing of tacit knowledge is done through solving problems together. People are often not aware of the ins-and-outs of how they solve problems and approach decisions in the workplace. Collaboration on a problem ( not the same as cooperation ) allows colleagues to pick up tacit knowledge from each other.

How Collaborative Learning Can Help To Improve The Learning Experience

Wizcabin

Collaborative learning is an online training approach that involves students and instructors coming together to interact through chats and forums. In this post, we’ll be exploring the different ways collaborative learning can help you improve the overall learning experience. Collaborative Learning Helps To Build Teamwork Skills. Collaborative learning involves learners working in groups to achieve a common goal.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

So far in this series, we have looked at ways massive open online courses (MOOCs) have led educators and trainers to rethink how content is delivered and the role of social media in the corporate classroom. Subjective assessments are also possible: writing assignments can be peer graded, oral presentations can be given via webinars, and groups can collaborate on projects in virtual workspaces.

9 tips for successfully including peer collaboration in an online course

The eLearning Nomad

Often when I ask new clients why they opt for a ‘blended’ program, they indicate the need for people to work together – implying that true collaboration can only happen face-to-face. Many of our clients run successful collaborative eWorkshops (mostly asynchronous, so no or few webinars ). In fact, there might be more collaboration in an online version compared to its face-to-face equivalent because we’re giving people more time to think and formulate their contributions.

7 Challenges to Social Learning

Origin Learning

Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization. Here we try to enlist the top challenges which hinder social learning from becoming a reality in organizations: 1. At times, managers and executives are keen to develop a social learning culture , but all employees may not be very motivated to adopt it, especially the introvert, shy and under-confident ones.

Collaborative co-design

Clark Quinn

In my previous post , I mentioned that we needed to start thinking about designing not just formal learning content, or formal learning experiences, but learning experiences in the context of the informal learning resources (job aids, social tools), and moreover, learning in the context of a workflow. In short, tying back to my post on collaboratively designing job aids, I think we need to be collaboratively designing workflows.

Collaborative Modelling in AR (and VR)

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, when we were at the height of the hype about Virtual Worlds (computer rendered 3D social worlds, e.g. Second Life), I was thinking about the affordances. And one that I thought was intriguing was co-creating, in particular collaboratively creating models that were explanatory and predictive. And, we know that collaboration is more powerful than solo ideation. So, a real opportunity is to collaborate to create models.

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. And therein lies the problem.

Is Too Much Collaboration a Bad Thing?

Inkling

Most companies that employ collaborative practices can probably tell you that they see many of collaboration’s benefits. As it turns out, the law of diminishing returns applies to collaboration as well. Organizations are starting to see a backlash from too much collaboration, as reported by the Harvard Business Review , and the result is ruining the gains that collaboration should provide. What does too much collaboration look like and how did we get here?

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. And therein lies the problem.