Choosing the Best Social Learning Technology for Your Enterprise

OpenSesame

You’re stuck on the big question: Which social enterprise learning technology is the best fit? Before you do anything else, you need to identify exactly what it is you’re trying to accomplish with your social learning technology. What are your tips for selecting social learning tools?

Where Social Learning Thrives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Read this inspiring Fast Company blog post by Marcia Conner. A social learning culture requires design, training, guidance, leadership, monitoring and celebrating successes, large and small. She nails what I have been calling learnscaping. Growing a culture of service is more like planting a garden than building a shed. A garden requires tending, whereas a shed is built once.

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace

LearnDash

Blog about it. We’ve written before about some of the positive side effects of running a blog. Open your company blog to more employees, and encourage them to post about industry-related topics. Some people enjoy blogs, others prefer presentations.

Why This? Why Now? “Working Out Loud”

Learning Rebels

” Share what you are working on the company blog and department newsletter. Have you ever started working on a project only to find out that someone else in your organization is working on the same project?

Let the 70-20 Blog Begin!

Fort Hill Company

Fort Hill Company. Welcome to the new 70-20® Blog , curated by the Fort Hill Company team. As we launch our new 70-20 Blog, our goal is to create a community of people who share our passion for activating and supporting learning transfer as well as encouraging informal and social learning in all of its unique manifestations. The post Let the 70-20 Blog Begin! appeared first on Fort Hill Company. Kathy Granger, President.

Challenge: Make Informal Learning Visible & Valuable

Fort Hill Company

Informal and social learning are valuable and the source of most innovation and performance improvement in organizations. There are recent advances in how informal and social learning can be activated and made visible and intentional. Informal and social learning (the “70” and the “20” in the 70:20:10 reference model) have an inherent challenge. On the horizontal axis, Individual learning is on the left and Social learning is on the right.

Making 70-20 Learning Visible

Fort Hill Company

It is harder to see the “70” (Learning by doing) and the “20” (Social learning) because 70-20 learning is a lot like gravity: It is always turned on and largely invisible. So by definition they had to use 70 (learning by doing) and 20 (social learning) from each other to discover how to program. The first impact is that you likely are using a device to read this Blog that literally owes its existence to the Informal Learning of Betty Jean, Fran, Bill, Paul, Steve and Steve.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Fort Hill Company

A number of companies including 3M have also replicated the study and found roughly the same results. These studies were mostly about how to develop people for senior leadership positions in large global companies. The meme for other levels of leadership and different kinds of companies might be different. The challenge is how can L&D activate and support informal and social learning in an intentional, high impact way that builds a vibrant learning culture?

Digital Learning Library Exceeds Expectations

Fort Hill Company

Question 1: Describe an innovation you or your team have recently implemented involving experiential and/or social learning. The primary challenge that our company faces is that, like many organizations, we need to react to our environment quickly. The post Digital Learning Library Exceeds Expectations appeared first on Fort Hill Company. Blog 70:20:10 Informal Learning Learning Transfer Performance Improvement Social Learning

LearnDash Spotlight: Major Spanish University

LearnDash

His company has implemented LearnDash at the Spanish university UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia). I am enrolled in a variety of tasks in connection with our business, and I enjoy writing on our company blog.

Learning is Behaviour Change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Performance Learning Productivity

A fascinating article recently published on the Fast Company blog should be required reading for all learning and talent professionals as well as for leaders and managers. They learn it experientially and socially.

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What Businesses Can Learn From Nonprofits

The Performance Improvement Blog

“If only not-for-profit organizations were run like for-profit companies …”, so goes the common refrain. For-profit companies have much to learn from the nonprofit sector. All are companies that could have benefited from following the practices of well-run nonprofits.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

In their jobs, workplace learning professionals continue to make heavy use of e-learning authoring tools as well as web conferencing tools (which are on the rise this year by the way), whereas their own personal/professional toolsets include a wider range of social and other tools.:

Learning Campaigns: Driving Engagement and Performance Improvement – Part 3

Fort Hill Company

Our first two blog posts in this 3-part series focused on the benefits of moving away from the “course mindset” and moving toward a “learning campaign mindset” that drives stronger participant engagement and performance improvement. Part 3 – Use Campaigns to Support Social Learning. Part 3 focuses on the more intangible elements of social learning that occur during a learning campaign. The Value of Social Learning. Social Learning in Campaigns.

Seven challenges of managing a remote team and how to overcome them

TalentLMS

That’s because companies realize the impact remote work has on employee satisfaction, productivity, and cost reduction. This might look like: Creating and maintaining a company blog. Scheduling 20 social media posts per hour. Company culture.

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Learning Campaigns: Driving Engagement and Performance Improvement – Part 2

Fort Hill Company

In Part 1 of our Learning Campaigns Blog series, we highlighted data from a number of clients using Fort Hill’s 70-20 learning activation platform to support their learning initiatives. The table below shows the results from the five learning campaigns that were discussed in Part 1 of this Blog series: Importance of Validation. The performance metrics related to the Learning Outcomes Index are less applicable, and the social metrics are far more indicative of success on the job.

How your brand affects your learning solution

Growth Engineering

It’s the face you show your customers, the voice you use to address the world and it’s the first thing that comes to mind whenever your company’s name is mentioned. Your Brand condenses the company’s values.

Top 5 Reasons No One is Watching Your Video Content

KZO Innovations

If this is the case, take some time to tweak the words you are using to describe your video so that anyone outside of your company would understand what it’s about. Social Promotion is Lacking . If you want to promote a video, then social media is perfect for getting the word out , and also for allowing others to share the content to their own feeds. If you’ve uploaded it to your own site, then enable social sharing buttons on the landing page.

70-20-10 : No longer applicable to online learning – and here’s why

eLearning 24-7

They show reports from various research firms, companies and grab info off the internet – “See this verifies that it is still in play. The “20” Learners learn from others via various activities, social being one of them. And my take on how to find and select a mentor via Social Q/A is quite different than what the systems who have embraced it have done. Reality on Social Engagement. The article also went further on other social activities.

Why companies should consider the gamification of work

Matrix

Many companies have to deal with high employee turnover rates — and the costs that come along. The problem is that people job-hop now more than companies were used to a few years ago. Keeping these ideas in mind, what can companies do to fight low employee retention rates?

Learning Campaigns: Driving Engagement and Performance Improvement – Part 1

Fort Hill Company

This will be a three-part blog series that will examine learning campaigns from three perspectives: 1) participant engagement; 2) performance improvement; and 3) social learning. Charles Jennings, co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute in Europe, recently discussed this shift in his excellent blog: From Courses to Campaigns: using the 70:20:10 approach. It also facilitates and captures a variety of informal and social learning activities.

The Ultimate eLearning Resources Guide

LearnUpon

eLearning Professionals’ Blogs. Cathy Moore’s blog aims to do just that. From overviews of industry events to the future of eLearning, David Kelly’s blog has lots to delve into. This blog is aimed at helping organizations embrace and improve their eLearning and it does just that!

Emerging Technologies for Online Learning 2015 Presenter Profile – Dr. Ulanda Forbess

TechSmith Camtasia

I teach a technical writing course, and have changed the curriculum to include writing for social media. Because one of my former students came back to me after graduation asking for help on how to build a company blog.

Analysts and Blogging

Janet Clarey

I write an analyst blog and contribute to a group blog for my employer, Brandon Hall Research. The blogs are on the company’s URL. I also have this blog on my own URL here. So it was interesting to read of Forrester Research’s directive to analysts using their own personally branded research blogs: take them down or re-direct them to the Forrester site. Read my analyst blog and you’ll know I am curious, innovative, and ambitious.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days to A Better Blog

Learning Visions

Thursday, August 02, 2007 31 Days to A Better Blog I mentioned to Michele Martin that I was interested in participating in the 31 Days to a Better Blog Exercise being led by problogger Daren Rowse. Im not blogging for the money or the fame, but I am in it for the community, networking and learning opportunities. Well, when I stated my interest, Michele went nuts and added me as a participant on her blog list. He occasionally posts at his company blog Inspire Action.