Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine. It is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning: A resource guide for L&D. In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. I use an ESN (Yammer in fact) to host the online workshops I run.

Will chat replace email? Slack thinks so.

Obsidian Learning

” The app, called Slack , is intended to facilitate group discussion and collaboration, and it works across a wide range of devices. One particularly intriguing feature of Slack is that most chats are archived and available for searching. Manjoo writes that Slack is being used as the primary means of communications at some well-known companies, including Comcast, Walmart, and the New York Times. Messaging Apps and Social Learning.

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Social Learning: How to Build Conversations into Your eLearning Courses

Mindflash

One of the major problems with eLearning is that people cannot interact with each other. No matter how interactive you make an eLearning course, it is still a matter of a screen delivering content and a person consuming (reading, watching, listening, clicking, etc) that content. In general, eLearning does not afford the benefit of the follow-up question or leaning over to the person next to you and asking, “What did the instructor mean when she said….?” Uncategorized yammer

Can you engage introverts in social learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

How does this relate to social learning? Can introverts engage in social learning? It could be that introverted professionals prefer to go through individual e-learning models and more extroverted professionals in social learning activities. Maybe extroverted learners are especially active in a community of practice and the introverts read along and 'lurk'. We have already concluded that everybody engages in social learning.

Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

The ATD and i4cp study Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond reported in early 2015 that social learning was in use by fewer than three in 10 organizations. However, another 46 percent of surveyed talent development professionals said they were considering social learning for future use or had it in development, suggesting significant anticipated growth. Involve users in designing engaging social learning opportunities; 51%.

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.

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.

Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working

Jane Hart

For some time now I’ve sensed a split in the learning profession in terms of recognising the value and importance of self-managed learning as it takes place in the flow of daily work. There are some who think that unless they have been responsible for an individual’s learning (i.e. Others, on the other hand, do recognise the importance of self-managed learning, but have difficulty in finding a way to support it more visibly.

Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

But, as businesses transform into social businesses, the social workplace is going to become more and more reliant on these skills. I’ve been working with a number of organisations recently as they’ve been making the move “into social”, and one thing was clear, that “helping” their people with this didn’t require old-school training. Of course, helping them how to use the technology could be partly approached in this way – but even that wasn’t quite the same.

7 Strategies to Facilitate "Working Out Loud"

ID Reflections

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.

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But first a review of May 2011. First of all, although I had been a regular, if not a daily blogger, I found that I was spending more and more time sharing resources and links in Twitter that I didn’t have time to do my daily posts. So I decided to try an experiment and that was to use the Twitter Tools plugin in WordPress to create a daily digest of my tweets. Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work , Tom Gram, Performance X Design, 4 May 2011.

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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 !

Tips and Tricks for Web 2.0

Bottom-Line Performance

technologies are (and more of them are supposed to be), implementing them successfully is neither simple nor easy. Social learning environments need to be seeded and weeded. There is a myth that social learning grows spontaneously. A few stories have emerged of viral information spreading seemingly spontaneously on the internet. Our YouTube video of The Training Word , in contrast, has gotten a whopping 152 views.

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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.

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. 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. The E-Learning Curve , September 15, 2009. Too Dot Oh: Making Sense of the Terrible 2’s - trainingwreck , September 15, 2009.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. We would welcome lots of discussion. Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality.

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. Social Media (95).

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. 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 Can You Learn from a Recording? How useful is strategic planning for e-learning?

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Following is a largely unedited version of conference notes that I have just distributed internally where I work. As a blog post it’s probably pretty crap – too long, too much scrolling, but as a record of the event, and a method for me to retain my learning, it is just dandy, thank you. Hopefully you, my brave reader, can get similar value from my scribblings, but I make no apology for the size or the content of this blog post. huge growth in the use of 2.0