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The differences between social professional networks and communities of practice

Matrix

The meaning ofcommunity’ has changed drastically with the spread of the internet and the rise of all the social networks. No longer confined by geography, people who share the same interests can connect, share and grow as a community online. Organizational value of online communities. Main difference between social and professional communities. Figuring out new ways of doing things and addressing issues are always in high demand.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

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. In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment.

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Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. This isn’t my usual comprehensive live blogging, just snippets of things that caught my interest. I wanted to actually participate in the chat and watch Twitter too, and I couldn’t juggle all of it at the same time. This is post 2 of 3. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. This can be the social network.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

When I started using Twitter for my professional growth and development, I didn’t realize that I was also starting to build my personal learning network. I simply found myself tweeting at a learning and development conference using its hashtag and others began connecting with me. After the conference, I discovered Twitter chats and began participating in them regularly. Much of what I found I now consider useless or completely wrong.

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

The conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. In the beginning of the year, I looked into the future of conferences. Would they go the way of record stores and newspapers? I concluded that: Flipping conference presentations can vastly improve learning outcomes. Community First! Events should focus on nurturing the L&D community of practice before content.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

When I signed up for Spaces for Interaction: An Online Conversation about Improving the Traditional Conference , I didn’t appreciate how timely the topic would become. Conferences have traditionally provided foundation knowledge for instructional designers, trainers, CLOs, and others in the field. I’ve learned a whale of a lot from these events over the last twenty years. Conference attendance have played a vital role in our professional development.

Coherent Implications

Clark Quinn

One of the things to do with models is use them as the basis to explain and predict. There are three layers: work teams composed of members from different communities of practice, that are connected outward to broader social networks. An important element is the flow of information within the model; ensuring that there are no barriers to making effective choices. And of course they should share their learnings back with the community.

THREE STRATEGIES FOR LEADING VIRTUAL SALES TEAMS

PDG

It’s the understatement of the century to say that the sales landscape looks a lot different now than it did a year ago. Even though setting clear, measurable goals is Selling 101, effective sales leaders need to consider modifying their approach with remote teams.

LearnTrends: Microlearning

Experiencing eLearning

Microlearning – the learning that results from “micro” content published in short form and limited by the software and devices used to view it – offers alternatives to traditional development methods for workers who deal with web-based information as part of their job. Let’s discuss how microlearning might address the realities of learning in a digital age. Basic goal: make learning more effective through new media. To know if it’s effective.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

This is the story of a university extension certificate program that is doing both. My wife recently enrolled in an eight-month program called Professional Life Coaching Certificate (PLCC) Program offered by the Continuing Studies branch of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. I witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

hosted by Training Magazine Network. ** Disclaimers: “I am not a marketer or a game developer.&# (Although he plays a LOT of games). Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. We bow to the will of the SME… Little room for creativity New technology gives us new tools. A big part of marketing IS education -- what is the product? Elements of an ad campaign.

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. Become a valued contributing node in the networks to which they belong.

Key social learning resources: Part 4

Jane Hart

This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. Clark Quinn in his latest blog post talks about the importance of Reflecting socially. Creating a representation of your understanding is valuable in and of itself, to make your thinking concrete, but sharing and getting feedback is even more powerful.” Jay points out the importance of this for organisations too.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

A Case Study of the UW Professional Life Coaching Certificate Program. This is the story of a university extension certificate program that is doing both. My wife recently enrolled in an eight-month program called Professional Life Coaching Certificate (PLCC) Program offered by the Continuing Studies branch of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. I witnessed second hand what I believe to be an example of best practice for blended learning design.

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

Adobe Captivate

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. It is no surprise that today more and more companies are using some form of social learning solutions in their learning strategies that enables employees to learn from each other. I will also share some best practices.

eLearning for Travel Agents

TalentLMS

In fact, travel agents are beacons of knowledge on almost any wanderlust routes. Travel agents of today will show you the shortcut to a serene spot. Travel agencies are in a booming business of selling tickets, flight fares, hotel rooms, car rentals, restaurant booking, trekking tickets and much more. Owing to the dynamic and evolving state of data in the tourism industry, the training and instant upgrade can be a challenge.

10 free social learning platforms

Ed App

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. These types of benefits can have new employers quickly adapt to a new working environment.

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

EI Design

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. It is no surprise that today more and more companies are using some form of social learning that enables employees to learn from each other. I will also share some best practices. Are there any best practices that can help?

Jay Cross – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. The Internet Time Alliance , which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. The issue is how much of each.

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. While there will be a continued need for formal training that meets specific learning outcomes, there is a clear need to create platforms for informal or social learning where learners can network, share, collaborate, and exchange ideas on problem-solving. How Effective Is Social Learning In Helping Learners Learn? What kind of programs would work?

Asynchronous learning

Ed App

One of the hottest topics these days is asynchronous learning. You can think of it as a typical classroom where a teacher stands in front of a group of students and delivers a lesson. This type of learning isn’t always done in the classroom.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A foot in both worlds.working on a MacBook | Main | Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) » August 25, 2007 Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 I had a little time now to digest all that I heard at the user experience/design conference named UX Week 2007 and put on by Adaptive Path. As we look for ways to improve conferences , this is a point we should ponder on.

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

Learning Wire

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. It is no surprise that today more and more companies are using some form of social learning that enables employees to learn from each other. I will also share some best practices. Are there any best practices that can help?

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Jay is the Johnny Appleseed of informal learning. The Internet Time Alliance , which he chairs, helps corporations and governments use networks to accelerate performance. Jay has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix. A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. The issue is how much of each.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms. Most people in training programs learn only a little of the right stuff, are fuzzy about how to apply what they’ve learned, and never address who are the right people to know. Achieving balance requires a scale of measurement.

Do You Need An Instructional Design Degree?

Rapid eLearning

Just finished back-to-back conferences in San Jose and San Diego. Many of them are working with limited resources and it’s interesting to see how they approach their work. I also get lots of good questions. One of the most frequent questions asked is whether or not they need instructional design degrees. I’m interested in seeing a portfolio of work that represents their technical skills as well as their instructional design skills.

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. 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. They had attended the LearnTrends free online conference. This conference has been run for a few years now and is tentatively scheduled for November 15-17 this year. Community.

Most awesome revelations in Working Smarter Daily for June 2011

Jay Cross

Best of Working Smarter Daily. Connecting with Communities of Practice - Harold Jarche , June 2, 2011. Making the most of Informal Learning - Jane Hart , June 16, 2011. Rioting in an age of transparency - George Siemens , June 17, 2011. List of the top 100 Twitter cities in the world - Ross Dawson , June 6, 2011. To Help Colleagues Work Together Much More Effectively - Luis Suarez , June 1, 2011. June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011.

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Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. G et Out of the Training Business , my most recent column for Chief Learning Officer, called for the abolition of corporate training departments. I nstructional design was invented around the time of World War II. Starting virtually from scratch, America had to train millions of men to be soldiers and millions of civilians to make ships and armaments. The number of companies is simply bewildering.

Stats on Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

When I lead education at PeopleSoft a gazillion years ago, I shared with the head of all customer-facing services a copy of Training Magazine ‘s annual numbers issue, published each November (now their November/December issue ). With the popularity of my stats to make the case for social tools in business , post I realized others may also appreciate information on where to find data about learning at work. Of this total direct learning expenditure, 56 percent ($87.5

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to?

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

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. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to?

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training is out of sync with the times 11. Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Person-to-person instruction is no longer cost-effective. Number of Responses.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

One of the really cool things about eLearning Learning and Browse My Stuff is the ability of the system to determine hot topics or trends based on the content that is being brought together in topic hubs. Twitter has been the talk of the town during 2009. But it certainly has been useful: Twitter Conference Ideas and Twitter and Webinars. Hot Topic #2 - Social Media , Social Networks , Social Learning , and Informal Learning. Community (1202).

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Some great stuff again this month in the world of eLearning. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. Many of whom I really respoect. I see it in blog posts, comments, posts, LrnChat discussions, and all sorts of places. quick demo of action mapping.

Thriving in the Net-Work Era

Jay Cross

That led me to an article Harold and I had written on the demise of the training department. The Future of the Training Department. The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department. Before the 20th Century, training per se did not exist outside the special needs of the church and the military. Now the training department may be at the end of its life cycle. Factories require groups of people working together.

How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

We’ve written before about what a learning organization is and what are some of their traits, and we’ve even talked about how to integrate safety departments into learning organization efforts (see this Safety & Learning Organizations article or this recorded Integrating Safety into Learning Organizations ASSP webinar ). The video of the discussion is immediately below. Today we have a guest from the world of learning & development.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). Their total number of registered users/learners worldwide is 17,000,000 at over 1300 organizations. generation of our suite; we are now moving into the 6.x generation of the suite). I agree that one of the greatest barriers in implementation is overcoming a culture of control.

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Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities.

LearnTrends: Backchannel

Jay Cross

Twitter and chat are ubiquitous at conferences now. The back channel becomes part of the overall message. Moderator (Harold Jarche): traditional training & education has driven much of our self-direction and creativity out of us - need to relearn. Moderator (Clark Quinn): we're the people who've retained our love of learning despite our education. mariancasey: social network. kelly_smith01: Reminds me a bit of Rummler. It is scope of practice.