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Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

It’s no secret – recently social media has had a rough ride. 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.

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.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills. I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

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 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. What is Social Learning?

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills. I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider.

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. For example, I recently wanted to learn to code the new Adapt responsive elearning software. This is social learning that can benefit an employer – when staff are learning new skills from each other, not because they have to, but because they want to.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

I spent the greater part of the weekend mulling over the practice of working out loud, what makes some folks adopt the habit with ease while others struggle, and what could be some of the possible enabling factors that support working out loud. The more I thought about it, the more it seemed to me that it is one of the fundamental blocks of building a community of practice. Take Linux or the GitHub community for example.

How You Can Engage Your Millennial Workforce – Tips And Learning Strategies That Work

Adobe Captivate

Learning and Development teams cannot ignore Millennials anymore, given their increasing presence in the workforce. In this article, I share insights on their traits and learning preferences and a few tips and strategies that you can use to engage your millennial workforce and provide them with an effective learning experience. 8 Learning Strategies And Tips To Engage Your Millennial Workforce. Millennials are in constant need of recognition.

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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? Developing a community.

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

Adobe Captivate

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? For instance in India, over 50% of the workforce by 2020 will be Millennials). Prefer exploration (rather than a rigid learning path).

Technical eLearning Made Easy - Tip #204

Vignettes Learning

Technical training appeals to me a great deal because of the way training is designed around technical and factual information and the ability to get returns from whatever investment has been made. The challenge presented by these trainings, has always been the inundation of so much facts, measurements and other factors. As a result, there is a lack of focus on the right and much needed learning content. This causes tremendous overload in our learning design.

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.

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. Post from: The eLearning Coach Using Graphics To Improve Learning.

18 Key Trends to Realign Remote Workforce Training Strategy in the Post Pandemic World

EI Design

In this article, I list 18 eLearning trends highlighting their relevance in the changed workplace dynamics. Every July, I relook at the eLearning Trends and Predictions I released in January to ascertain how my analysis and recommendations panned out. eLearning Trends in 2020.

70:20:10 For Trainers

Learnnovators

Learning & Development Professional has been running a poll on the following question: Is the 70:20:10 model still relevant today? At the time of writing this blog, over half the respondents have chosen “No”. Assuming they are all L&D professionals, the extrapolation means most of us don’t think the 70:20:10 model is relevant to our work. After all, plenty of research can be cited to support the efficacy of on-the-job learning, social learning and formal training.

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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? For instance in India, over 50% of the workforce by 2020 will be Millennials). Prefer exploration (rather than a rigid learning path).

eLearning Trends in 2020

EI Design

In Dec ’19, I began work on my eBook and this article on eLearning Trends in 2020. This is 9 th in the series of articles and eBooks on eLearning Trends since 2017. Evaluate how well they align to meet the expectations of each of these three stakeholders.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

With automation, AI and robots looming over the job scene, there seems to be a constant fear of humans losing out to computers and technology. It’s akin to one of our childhood sci-fi movies finally becoming a reality – the machines are taking over. The digital disruptors in the shape of Robots, Big Data and Sensors are here. However, this HBR article takes a different view of automation and digitization of work, going beyond the gloom and doom mindset.

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. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else?

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. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else?

Myth #5: Social and workplace learning are the same as 70:20:10

Docebo

Are you embracing experiential learning for 70:20:10, or just adding learning to work? Yet another common misconception swirling around the 70:20:10 learning model is that companies can cherry pick a few experiential learning components, and apply them to their informal and social learning strategies , either on or off the cloud LMS, and expect to see the same results had they adopted a fully-integrated 70:20:10 approach.

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Informal Learning Does Not Have to Be Formal

Mindflash

One of the biggest problems with social learning is that it is an informal type of learning and organizations can’t help but to try to formalize it in any way possible. While a free-for-all learning strategy might not be the most effective way to run a training department, Stephanie Ivec argues for keeping informal learning, informal , “Trying to turn informal learning into formal learning diminishes [its] unique benefits” writes Ivec.

Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery

Obsidian Learning

New post Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery on Obsidian Learning. When analyzing your audience and determining learning goals, don’t forget about your delivery strategy. Here’s a breakdown of the three most frequent approaches we use: Instructor-Led Training (ILT) , Web Based Training (WBT). Mobile Learning (mLearning). Blended Learning. Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks to this method of training.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). 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. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Learning styles: Worth our time?

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.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back–not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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.

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. This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009. 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. Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009.

Laura Overton: Are today’s L&D leaders sticking to the familiar?

Sponge UK

Early findings from this year’s Towards Maturity Benchmark study shows that many L&D professionals have a hunger to modernise learning but a tendency to stick with the familiar. Since 2003, we’ve been tracking the extent to which our aspirations for an agile, flexible, technology enabled approach to learning have been met. Last year, 4 in 5 were predicting that by 2016 they will be using some kind of mobile learning.

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. Using the system, I found that the top hot topics in eLearning for 2009. I would be very curious to hear thoughts on topics that you feel were big discussion points around eLearning that are not listed below. Coaching informal learning , May 9, 2009.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back–not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Growing Your Business - Innovative Marketing Using Social Media. Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , September 14, 2009. The E-Learning Curve , September 15, 2009.

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. But how did we get here—and what have we learned along the way?

DevLearn 2016: Must see sessions to spark your creativity

Sponge UK

There’s a month to go until DevLearn, the Elearning Guild’s annual learning extravaganza in Las Vegas, so we’re highlighting our must see sessions at the show. This year the tagline for the show is Sparking Creativity, and the keynote sessions back that up with a variety of speakers who will inspire and excite. The Magic of Storytelling and Learning. If you want inspiration for your elearning scenarios this is going to be a useful and entertaining session.

Do you brag about your personal learning network?

The Learning Circuits

One of the best things about being an instructional designer right now is that now more than ever we feel that our field is in the zeitgeist of what's happening in the media and technology worlds. What we do (rather, how we do it) is influenced greatly by technologies that support more flexible means of communication and collaboration. Of course, our response to this turn of events should be elation - finally, Charles Jennings can stop talking about 70-20-10 !

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. The concept of Content Curation is akin to generic offering vs. custom offering. How Can Content Curation Enhance Your Existing Learning Strategy?

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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Free L&D webinars for April 2020

Limestone Learning

Many of us are getting a crash course in remote work as we quickly get up to speed on teleconferencing, videoconferencing and the vast array of tools and hacks for virtual teams. The coronavirus may have robbed us of face-to-face interaction, but it can’t rob us of learning.

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5 ways to make your LMS work for you

Sponge UK

Learning management systems (LMS) are evolving. Your LMS is how your learners interact with your learning. Let’s look at some of the ways you can shift your perspective on your LMS and see how it can benefit your employees. This setup period is just the start of administering the platform. Taking the time to learn the features allows you to build a more useful platform for your learners. This follow-up can be part of the normal review process of a company.