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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. The phrase and topic “social learning” followed shortly thereafter within the learning and performance industry. Image used under Creative Commons by Flickr user Jeff McNeill.

Tools of the trade

Learning with e's

The first, the Staffroom is quite public, calling on high levels of communication and high profile, and involves the use of microblogging tools such as Twitter. It will fail if the user does not follow or is not followed by enough other subscribers to enable the benefits of the network effect.

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

Coping with content and lots of information is a part of seamless learning because the capacity to do so affects effective learning.”. These require adept facilitation, good design and effective content creation and curation.

Teach less, learn more

Learning with e's

John Davitt, in his quirky, off-the-wall session: 'From Silo to Orchestra: The staccato progress of eLearning' encouraged us all to perform our teaching in a different way, using different steps, alternative tempos and creative melodies, so that learners were engaged in many new ways.

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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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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. After the conference, I discovered Twitter chats and began participating in them regularly.

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.

Revisiting 70:20:10

Tom Spiglanin

It’s always a challenge to fully convey or interpret meaning in 140 characters on Twitter, even more so when three or four Twitter handles in a post reduce the characters available to about 100, so it’s tough to gauge every participant’s intent and position.

Revisiting 70:20:10

Tom Spiglanin

It’s always a challenge to fully convey or interpret meaning in 140 characters on Twitter, even more so when three or four Twitter handles in a post reduce the characters available to about 100, so it’s tough to gauge every participant’s intent and position.

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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Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with e's

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."

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool. During 2010, I’ve been ramping up my use of twitter as a learning tool. It was definitely helpful to spend time going through Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles. See Failure of Creative Commons Licenses and Creative Commons Use in For-Profit Company eLearning?

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.

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. Maybe the "underadditive effect" occurs when a multimedia presentation does all the thinking for you.

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Passion for education

Learning with e's

We all need inspiration, and many would argue that we perform better as educators when we have passion. Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious. An interesting question arose on Twitter recently around standards.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

That precipitated a lively exchange on Twitter between several of those same smart people, who reaffirmed my assertion. Working remotely, disconnections and other issues are common, both in personal experience and what I’ve heard from others.

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Three Questions Every Workplace Trainer Should Ask

Mindflash

By understanding how an employee spends his day, the educator can identify whether their performance is a result of being well-matched to their job, or whether they may requires further skills training. How does it help you become more effective in your work? Follow him on Twitter.

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Lost in the crowd?

Learning with e's

Again, this is a far from convincing argument, but even if it were true, would it really so much of a bad thing that we are able to engage in multiple online identity performance? Also, do we really find ourselves forced into performing multiple identities against our will?

Let Employees Choose Their Own Training Materials

Mindflash

The employee has the ability to customize their learning — to assess specifically what they need to improve their performance — rather than be forced to participate in education that is defined by the organization. Follow him on Twitter. Lots of employees dread company education.

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. Twitter: This social networking tool is deceptively simple, but deeply sophisticated and versatile due to its inherent filtering facilities.

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Choose your words carefully

Learning with e's

My post argued that teachers should not and could not be fully replaced by technology, because of the rich emotional, relational and creative aspects of the role they performed. Thinly veiled value judgements on the capabilities of your opponent create the opposite effect.

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Teacher Voices: Naomi Hancock

Learning with e's

Here's an interview with Naomi Hancock (@Hancock_Naomi on Twitter), who graduated from Plymouth University in 2014. Twitter has provided real time Q and A sessions with experts on a subject. It's great to catch up with former students and discover what they are doing.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Webinosh with Dr. Will Thalheimer: Smile Sheets

Learning Visions

Dr. Thalheimer talked about ways hes been trying to make smile sheets more effective so that they can be used to tell us something valuable about the learning experience. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

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Learning on the move

Learning with e's

This echoes Goffman's (1967) drama theory where individuals manage their impressions in a kind of performance in social contexts. Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Provate Talk, Public Performance. Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Provate Talk, Public Performance.

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In the same boat

Learning with e's

Each in its own way wants to measure and judge the effectiveness of education, but each does it in the wrong way - by relying exclusively on metrics that impose impossible pressures on teachers and students alike, and ultimately end up getting in the way of good learning outcomes.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting to Good Enough

Learning Visions

Ive also tried to argue with clients about what makes effective learning. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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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.

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. Before social media, the school play or the end of term concert was a good way to allow children to perform to an audience, as was the art display and the school sports day.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. Sometimes it’s easier to add smarts to the workflow (performance support) than to stuff things into people’s heads. This is especially true when the content is more about compliance than performance.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

Learning Visions

The reason researchers roll their eyes at learning styles is the utter failure to find that assessing childrens learning and matching to instructional methods has any effect on their learning." Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

As I sift through this weeks reading assignments, Im trying to pick out how this learning theory effects my work as a creator (an instructional designer) of self-paced eLearning experiences for the corporate market. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Oh, and as I mentioned in a recent entry on my blog, Dont Make Me Think by Steve Krug is useful on the usability stakes - perhaps more so when you step from courseware and in to the wider field of elearning/performance support. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Game Based Learning Finding more effective ways to teach about Sun and the business. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th. Cammy at Learning Solutions #ls2010 Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Des.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter

Learning Visions

Here are a few highlights: Sustaining Performance in Rapid e-Learning includes some great tips and ideas for how to create effective follow-up activities to ensure knowledge transfer on the job. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.