Collaborative Learning in the Workplace

Docebo

It’s the collaboration between your workforce and their peers. We use sites like YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook not only to connect with each other, but to learn from one another. What is Collaborative Learning? Corporate Training vs. Collaborative Learning.

Why you should start measuring informal learning today

Docebo

That most organizations simply don’t have a mechanism in place for measuring the ROI of informal and social learning in the workplace is more than just a matter of being “behind the times.”. It’s that some teams are missing a critical opportunity to harness all the invaluable knowledge hidden just below the surface — and just out of reach of many learning strategies. Overall, organizations aren’t so great at measuring learning.

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. Choosing and subscribing to streams of information I’m interested in.

How informal and collaborative learning support training

Matrix

Learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge and skills. Just like 2 + 2 and 1 + 3 equal the same 4, there is more than one way to learn. Formal learning, of course, got the most attention throughout the years, especially in work situations, overshadowing the other two types of learning and informal learning in particular. Of course, there are lots of reasons, but one seems to stand out: formal business learning can be measured.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

“ When people leverage collaboration platforms to contribute and to build relationships, that appeals to their intrinsic motivators of autonomy, mastery, and relatedness. ” ~ Working Out Loud: Better for You; Better for the Firm. In the post “ 5 Gifts for the HR Department “, John Stepper describes working out loud as a “ different kind of talent program ” writing, “ as more employees work out loud, more of their work is visible along with public feedback on it ”.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

Why Investing In Informal Learning Makes Sense: Featuring 6 Examples Or Approaches

Adobe Captivate

Informal learning is integral to the way we learn, but organizations have several associated concerns about its value and impact. In this article, I address them and—through 6 informal learning examples— I also show you how you can use informal learning effectively. 6 Reasons Why Investing In Informal Learning Makes Sense. The fact that learning happens through multiple channels (and not just formal training) is an established one.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Laura Overton is the Founder and Managing Director of Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help organisations deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience in implementing technology enabled learning strategies for business advantage and is backed by her independent research. What are the completion rates of a typical online learning program?

To Harness Informal Learning and Drive ROI, Adopt Formal Processes to Capture It

Allego

Though we’re not always conscious of it, we benefit from informal learning every day—in our homes, workplaces and on the road. . Informal learning is driven by mobile devices. This is how learning and readiness in our lives outside of work feels: it’s peer-driven, it happens just in the nick of time, and it feels totally informal. But surprisingly, many sales organizations have yet to harness the power of this kind of learning at work.

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How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

It’s not that seasoned and elder employees weren’t learning; we all learn all the time. Rather, they weren’t learning as well as they might. HR and training departments overlooked experienced employees because they learn experientially, from stretch assignments and mentors rather than from courses and workshops. Learning by experienced employees was left to chance. Two out of three Chief Learning Of?cers Co-learning builds trust.

How To Use Microlearning To Promote Informal Learning At The Workplace

Adobe Captivate

Driven by passion and motivation, informal learning enables learners to pick the learning content they’re interested in, and learn at their own pace. In this article, I show how you can use microlearning to promote informal learning at the workplace. Informal Learning At The Workplace: How To Foster It Using Microlearning. In contrast, informal learning is driven by the learner’s passion and motivation to learn and grow.

Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross

The eLearning Coach

A funny thing happened while we were learning informally. A few astute people noticed it, wrote about it and brought it to the forefront of the learning arena. In fact, the buzz about informal learning seems to grow every day. Social learning technologies, which often facilitate informal learning, seem to have paved the way for greater interest in this approach. Meet Jay Cross, author of Informal Learning , speaker and consultant.

Social, Informal Learning Can Be ?Measured

CLO Magazine

Key performance indicators for social and informal learning identify knowledge hubs and lead to better results. Just as social learning and technology have modernized the way learning occurs in companies today, they also have made a mark on the key performance indicators learning leaders should capture and measure. Where the changes show up is in the data points companies analyze in conjunction with social and informal learning.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

A community grows through conversation, collaboration, and showcasing of work in progress. Community members learn together, share feedback, take onus of building the domain. Talented coders and developers come together to learn, share and co-create. Meaningful Conversations – Most often, organizational learning gets locked up as a conversation between 2 or 3 people in their inboxes. We all know that true learning takes place through dialogues.

Utilize your LMS to Foster Collaborative Learning at the Workplace

CommLab India

According to Brandon Hall’s 2014 Social and Collaborative Learning study, 85% companies had started experimenting with social learning and organizations were expected to increase their focus on social and collaborative learning by 2015. Learning from our peers is nothing new, we’ve been doing it from the beginning of our history. Here are some benefits of collaborative learning: Improves workplace productivity. Learning Technology LMS

Investing in Social and Informal Learning Klass Capital Acquires Controlling Stake in Docebo

Training Industry

The private equity firm made its first investment in the company in February of this year; the initial $3 million in growth equity was raised by Docebo to accelerate the growth of its Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise e-learning platform. We also believe that Docebo is in a strong position to address the social and informal learning management needs that exist in the market.”

Agile, Lego and Training: The common factors.

ID Reflections

Before I launch into my thoughts, here's what Sara Ford (Program Manager of CodePlex) has to say about Agile: 1. What does Agile have to do with Informal Learning and Instructional Design? It’s about collaboration. Agile means the willingness to be in a perpetual state of Beta, accepting that there is no closure, can be no closure with information, requirements, needs, business opportunities changing at lightning speed. Think of a training program as a Lego set.

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Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study

Obsidian Learning

New post Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study on Obsidian Learning. Used to working long days, very positive about learning opportunities, open-minded. Commitment to active learning – Company culture supports an interactive learning approach. To save both time and money, we leveraged existing content as appropriate, and bolstered skills transfer by increasing interactivity and hands-on learning while shortening the overall ILT experience to 4.5

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

@ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis, which I have referred to: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. Participants learn as much from one another as from the content.

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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. How is this change related to social learning?

5 Types of mLearning You Should Use in Your Training and Development Programs

EI Design

With “lockdown logistics,” training and development program managers look for new ways to fulfill their training delivery mandates. This article showcases 5 types of mLearning strategies to train remote learners in the new learning environment. Implement Video based learning formats.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning

Learnnovators

We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. We couldn’t agree more with Haruki Murakami that “The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” We must learn to be creative.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. “ Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. How do we know everyone has learned?

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. However, how many of us have considered using these types of tools for collaboration in a training environment ? As a learning professional, I have been pondering this question a lot. 2-- Share “real world” learnings with each other after the training is complete.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. Social media has a different impact on the learning experience, compared to technology that is often utilized in the learning environment.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

How to Use Social Learning Bridge Geographical Gaps

CLO Magazine

There is an implication associated with informal learning that you aren’t really learning or that the learning isn’t tied to objectives. But, as I stated in a recent video interview with Chief Learning Officer magazine , learning is learning, whether it happens in a structured (formal) or unstructured (informal) manner. Social learning enhances both types of education. Often they include social learning tactics.

HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.

ID Reflections

The session was on HPT and Social Learning: Organizational Performance in the Cloud b y David Wilkins, VP of Product Marketing at Learn.com. We need to get w/the program! What costs could be avoided/lessened, and to what extent, if Informal Learning tools were embraced in work processes? My take: With the increasing availability of informal content via different networks, customers are more connected than ever before.

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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. How is this change related to social learning?

From E-Learning to We-Learning

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Over last few months we have been involved in many discussions with organizations about the tremendous needs to build, manage, and formalize their social and collaborative learning programs. Read more» The post From E-Learning to We-Learning appeared first on JOSH BERSIN. The corporate training industry is undergoing some major changes.

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From E-Learning to We-Learning

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Over last few months we have been involved in many discussions with organizations about the tremendous needs to build, manage, and formalize their social and collaborative learning programs. Read more» The post From E-Learning to We-Learning appeared first on JOSH BERSIN. The corporate training industry is undergoing some major changes.

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February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

New post February 2016 #obsidianchat Summary on Obsidian Learning. For our first real foray into the world of Twitter chats this month, we dove head first with the topic of blended and distributed learning and their application in adult L&D. We wanted to hear from the learning community on the design and delivery of both blended learning and distributed learning methods. Q1: What’s your understanding of blended or distributed learning?

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

People learn their jobs by doing their jobs. These posts offer guidance to managers who want to make learning from experience and conversation more effective. Convergence of work and learning. Work and learning have merged. We learn on the job to do the job. In a time of increased business speed, learning is vital. To stay ahead and create more value, you have to learn faster, better, smarter. They have to learn on the fly.

The Transformative Journey of Corporate MOOCs

Learnnovators

What is, however, required is that they have to be designed on engaging learning strategies and components that satisfy today’s learners. Today, while we are in the process of assisting one of our clients in setting up a Corporate University/MOOC for their internal training purposes, we set out on a quick journey to explore and learn more about the recent changes that have been marking this space.

Defining Social Learning

Marcia Conner

Two years after we published The New Social Learning , I still hear people say “there is no definition” or worse yet, defining it in truly silly ways. A post with a slide of my definition is consistently one of the most popular posts on this site so I thought people might appreciate more on how I define the terms and what social learning is not. How do you define social learning? I define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas.

Boost Learners Efficiency With Blended Learning

PSB

Introduction to Blended learning. Blended learning is a term that is increasingly used to describe how e-learning combines traditional teaching methods and independent learning into a hybrid teaching method.

Mini Glossary of the Social Dimension of Learning

KnowledgeOne

On any learning path, part of the journey is done alone. In addition, we are constantly learning informally in our multiple social contacts. Here is a mini glossary of concepts related to the social dimension of learning. What is collaborative learning?

Tuning Your Learning Activities to The Expectations of Tomorrow’s Gen-Z Workforce

Docebo

Millennials made the need for learning technology clear – Gen-Z will push you to perfect how it’s used to retain and engage new workers. A few months ago, we discussed the idea that in less than two years, your entire learning program could be obsolete. But it won’t be because the learning technology used to power existing L&D strategies will fail to adapt (actually, advances in learning technology will make sure this doesn’t happen).