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Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. If he had seen them, what might Freinet have made of digital technology, and what would he have said about social media in education? Learning by asking questions is not only fun, it''s effective.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Here is an updated version (V3) of the WSD Framework with more charts and descriptions, and now available as a PDF to download under a Creative Commons Licence. What will be required is a completely new range of services – which we might call non-training services – that are focused on supporting continuous performance improvement and learning in the workflow as people do their jobs. 2 – Performance Support Services. 4 – Performance Consulting Services.

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The ripple effect

Learning with 'e's

Anyone who is interested in the social media phenomenon would be very interested to read this from Abday Adhikari, writing in the Guardian : Every time we publish information on the internet, we are effectively starting a conversation, because people can respond or react to it. We are susceptible to the ripple effect, but direction changes can be made if the network requires them. We are essentially performing our ideas to a vast and unseen audience.

The hidden audience effect

Learning with 'e's

Held in Bradford's prestigious National Media Museum (more on this in a future post), the day was packed full of quick fire workshops, seminars and plenary presentations. It must have been a very long day for the kids, but they performed very well, and were very entertaining and raised a few laughs too. In effect, S'cool Radio is taking a similar approach to Dave Mitchell's Quadblogging concept but developing it in another direction.

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The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The conversation erupted on social media, as it has before, about the state of affairs in the field of Learning and Development, or L&D. Through all the legitimate buzz about learning with others through social media, the ubiquitous Internet search, and a wealth of educational opportunities outside the workplace, workers still need training, and unique knowledge still needs to be passed down from the experienced to the new.

Is it a Classroom or a Prison? Some Common Sense on Measuring Training Effectiveness

Mindflash

This is the type of common sense that doesn’t turn into ROI, but I think more accurately measures many programs. Yes, there will always be the student who LOVES classes (and hint, hint — the student who LOVES all classes is typically a lower-performing employee). If you are using social media in your classes, you can eavesdrop even better on these conversations. 3) Undertrained vs. under-performing. Good programs should up-level employees before they under-perform.

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. You hear the phrase “social media” come up alarmingly frequently in conversations and presentations about social learning. We starting inherently linking the two, as if social learning happened exclusively through social media tools. Why Is There Confusion Between Social Learning and Social Media? Social Media as a Social Learning Amplifier.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

Some point to TED and Khan Academy content as exemplars of the future of workplace learning, including the ability to learn at convenient times and places or the effectiveness of “flipped” training where content is consumed outside a classroom and face-to-face sessions are used to discuss it and application within the organization. Learning and Development, Learning and Performance, Training and Development, etc.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. It’s very easy to load content on slides – but it takes more creativity to move learner to actual understanding! Organize: outlines headings graphics structure text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, classification order/sequence) Integrate: illustrations with captions animation with narration worked-out examples elaborative questions Take all of the info and make better sense of it for the learner.

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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. Connected students can become the nodes of their own production, and are creating more content than ever before as they perform their learning for global audiences." Most of us are connected to each other through numerous social media platforms.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar on Webinars!

Learning Visions

Join Kineos Mark Harrison for a free webinar on webinars: Building effective content for your online sessions. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Lost in the crowd?

Learning with 'e's

There has been some debate over whether or not people should combine their personal and business social media identities. Our immersion in media, he argues, provides us with a myriad of alternative role models we can adopt or adapt. By the same token, social media also give us endless opportunities to engage with others, including sports stars, entertainers, politicians and other celebrities. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar

Learning Visions

Monday, July 13, 2009 Kineo Product Knowledge E-Learning Webinar Kineo will be holding a free webinar on creating effective product knowledge e-learning on July 16th, 2009. Keeping costs down: Given the pace of change, product knowledge e-learning has got to be cost effective, otherwise the maintenance costs will be prohibitive. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

Learning Visions

Sunday, August 23, 2009 Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study Kineo will be holding a free webinar on developing cost-effective compliance training on Thursday, August 27, 2009. Rapid E-learning provides an alternative to develop compliance training cost-effectively and quickly. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

While every organization in the world is unique, most have characteristics in common. All employees are ultimately connected to one another through a common purpose to succeed and fulfill the mission of the organization. Sharing a common purpose and vision may be the most basic element of connectedness for employees, but it’s very loose and at a high-level. High performing individuals commonly enjoy even higher levels of connectedness within the organization.

Identity in a digital age

Learning with e's

Goffman saw social interaction as a drama performance, in which the actor's behaviour was framed by front stage and back stage roles, scripts, props and costumes. One of the most important, but often ignored features of Goffman's Dramaturgical Model is the presence of an audience, to which the actor consciously (or unconsciously) performs. This has great import in our understanding of how we perform to audiences in social media (of which more later in this post).

Classic Learning Research in Practice – Avoid breaching Copyright

Adobe Captivate

If content creators want to protect their expressions with copyright then they will require a fixation in a tangible medium, that shows originality and is minimally creative. Copyright contains a bundle of Exclusive Rights that can be transferred to: Reproduce, Distribute Copies, Create Derivative work, Perform Publicly, Display Publicly. Fair use is evaluated on: Purpose, Nature, Amount and Effect on the Market (Did the owner perceive loss).

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

We may follow a manual to effect a repair we’ve never attempted before. Learning by experience can be quite effective. ” But while effective, it isn’t terribly efficient on its own. Learning alone may be effective, but very inefficient. It’s efficient in some ways, but it’s not effective. It seems to be both effective and efficient at transferring skills, knowledge, and even attitudes about the Starbucks customer experience.

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Gold mines

Learning with 'e's

One of the most persuasive affordances of social media is that it encourages users to generate their own content. Teachers who recognise this and see the potential of social media to promote active learning are in for an exciting time. Learning through digital media, says US educator Douglas Thomas , means that children are not only critical consumers of knowledge, but also producers of new knowledge.

I Believe in the Importance of a Personal Learning Network

Tom Spiglanin

” By the time I heard the phrase, “Personal Learning Network,” or PLN, I’d already begun developing and maintaining professional relationships through social media. 1 “ This encompasses several key aspects of a PLN from my perspective: The real purpose of my PLN is not learning; it’s to improve work and performance. Learning happens naturally as I engage with others in my professional network across a variety of social media.

“Good Enough” in Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

Clark Quinn mapped the learning curve against this framework , 4 charting employee’s performance against the totality of their learning over time. Learning (training) is the cause, and knowledge or workplace performance is the consequence. This may be the case for an individual’s overall performance or capability in the workplace, so the formal education that led to landing the job is a significant but brief part of overall workplace performance.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Mate Demo

Learning Visions

Thursday, March 15, 2007 Learning Mate Demo Im in search of good examples of cheap but effective e-Learning in the vein of the 21st century designer (web 2.0, Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

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I Believe in the Erosion of Hierarchies

Tom Spiglanin

In the last several articles , we focused on aspects of the changing workplace and also discussed behaviors that those of us in the learning and development (L&D) role can adopt to help improve our effectiveness. The hierarchy is commonly represented with the org chart, a two-dimensional block diagram showing the authoritative wiring of the organization. In some cases workers are trained to perform virtually all tasks required of the group with members working as a team.

All just a click away?

Learning with 'e's

Nicholas Carr is another critic of the Internet and its effect on learning. Invoking the earlier work of Marshall McLuhan, Carr argues that digital media are dangerous when used regularly, and that they can insidiously alter the structure of the brain. Others are more positive about the effects and influence of digital technology on learning. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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The drama of Facebook

Learning with 'e's

One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect. It is a kind of ''performance'' where we conceal unpleasant or undesirable aspects of our personae, whilst emphasising desirable and more attractive attributes to our ''audience'' of others. Never the less, they are performing a role, and are unwittingly engaging with an audience of others.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking

Learning Visions

Monday, June 18, 2007 Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking From the Eide Neurolearning Blog: Voluntary Control of Attention - Visual and Auditory Multi-Tasking There is a yin and yang effect between visual and auditory attention. Mixed visual-auditory stimuli have an underadditive effect, so that if you have to do both at the same time, total brain activation goes down. Otherwise, whats the point of multi-media? Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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All together now

Learning with 'e's

Shirky shows how, similar to hive and swarm behaviour seen in animals, humans perform in networks and thrive within '' architectures of participation '' - so whilst bees make hives, humans create mobile telephone networks and the internet. Shirky also underlines the importance of one specific aspect of the internet - social media tools - as ''amplifiers'' of ideas and collective actions.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Technology: What is eLearning 2.0?

Learning Visions

this clearly effects how we should all be designing and building courses now. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des. Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines. And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

The Demise of E-learning (the brand)

Tom Spiglanin

Then, when they do, they use every ploy imaginable to minimize their discomfort, which often includes performing a variety of other tasks at the same time, paying only minimal attention to the required program. Frustratingly, it also includes starting with the lowest common understanding among those who must participate, even when many are already knowledgeable, causing them to tune out and likely miss the one or two things they really do need to learn.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Webinar tools include Elluminate (now known as Blackboard Collaborate), WebEx and Adobe Connect all of which have similar screen topographies and perform similar functions, but all have an associated cost. Hyperlinks and other media links can be shared, and with the addition of a URL shortener, can also make more space for a few annotations.

Everyone's a critic

Learning with 'e's

I recently blogged about the hidden audience effect , and cited Westfields Junior School's S'cool Internet Radio and David Mitchell's Quadblogging projects as examples of how students can become better engaged with learning when they perform their work for an audience. Social media and the internet have largely been responsible for this change. Prior to social media, how did they perform their skills for an audience? Social media now provides a way.

Is the Training You’re Providing the Training Your Employees Want?

Your Training Edge

Instead, find ways to more effectively engage your audience by delivering the right training to the right employees at the right time. For example, provide performance support resources online so that people can access the resources they need at the moment they need them. Millennials spend almost 18 hours a day consuming different types of media , and about half spend at least 4 hours a day on mobile devices. Featured image by Alex Proimos [Creative Commons].

9 Budget-Friendly Ways to Revamp Outdated Online Training Content

Infopro Learning

Here are 9 cost-effective ways to revamp outdated online training content as quickly as possible. De-cluttering your eLearning course design can give it a cost-effective makeover. For instance, customer service associates would like to see more interactive online training simulations and branching scenarios to improve their task performance. These platforms help you incorporate updated media to your existing eLearning course design. Has your online training gone sour?

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12 tips for great speaking

Learning with 'e's

You'll also need to be convincing if you want to put your arguments across effectively. Use your entire body to perform your presentation - hand movements and facial expressions can convey a lot of meaning. Pause for dramatic effect if required. 11) In relation to 10), your last slide can contain your own contact details such as email address, social media accounts, website URL, and even your phone number if you feel brave enough!

Standard deviation

Learning with 'e's

Distractions in the workplace are common. The proliferation of technologies such as smartphones, social media and email means employees are increasingly exposed to task interruption. First there is the social impact: Communication technology may create a psychological distance between people; it can have detrimental effects on our concentration. Such deviation from tasks can seriously effect productivity, and may compromise the health and safety of self and others.

How to Choose the Right Sales Trainer

Mindflash

Remember please that effective sales training is not picking one subject for this year’s sales kickoff meeting and then another subject for next year’s. The results of an objective and comprehensive requirements analysis will lead to an approach where some of these (and other subject areas) will be integrated into a long-term learning approach and delivered over time using the media that best suit the situation. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user jennace.

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Everyone's a critic

Learning with e's

I recently blogged about the hidden audience effect , and cited Westfields Junior School's S'cool Internet Radio and David Mitchell's Quadblogging projects as examples of how students can become better engaged with learning when they perform their work for an audience. Social media and the internet have largely been responsible for this change. Prior to social media, how did they perform their skills for an audience? Social media now provides a way.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’

Mindflash

Even though it seems futile, this is one of the most common types of feedback we use in e-learning courses to respond to user actions and answers. If possible, allow for more interactivity so learners can try out the simulated software a bit to better understand how to perform a task. In a training context, you can use collaborative and social media tools to give and receive peer feedback from colleagues. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user jepoirrier.

How complex is learning?

Learning with 'e's

The advent of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), the flipped classroom, games based learning, social media and mobile learning - on the face of it - seems to herald a new dawn for education. The common view from this camp is that computers and other technologies either distract from the real purpose of education, cause undesirable changes to the structure of our brains, or undermine knowledge and learning by trivializing it. Learning is highly complex.

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