Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

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. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. Most of us are connected to each other through numerous social media platforms. 2002) Smartmobs: The Next Social Revolution.

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WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment.

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done! What most do not realize is that “some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing. Social is not a feature. Social is not an application.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Fosway Group (2017), ’Fosway 9 – Grid Authoring Systems’ Share Stories with Screen Recording1 1 11Index: Table of contents gomolearning.com @gomolearning User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing2 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. problems for you further down the line.

Can organisation-wide social networks capture tacit knowledge?

The eLearning Nomad

Yet, organisations’ social networks are based on the presumption that conversations is all we need. Sharing of tacit knowledge is done through solving problems together. People are often not aware of the ins-and-outs of how they solve problems and approach decisions in the workplace. Collaboration on a problem ( not the same as cooperation ) allows colleagues to pick up tacit knowledge from each other.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Social media - fad or forever? As I've used each of these I've been struck by how easily this format (social sites) could be used as a platform for business learning.

Conversations

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

At the moment I’m celebrating some, online, 10 th anniversaries – in October 2008 I started blogging , I joined LinkedIn in November 2008 and I joined Twitter in January 2009. When I started blogging and tweeting, and connecting on LinkedIn, I was all about the network and conversations. Now, ten years down the road, 901 blog posts and 50,000 tweets later, I realise that my use of these systems and the networks I’ve built there, are changing.

Why and How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture

Docebo

The implications of a stagnant learning culture can prove to be severe for the health and progress of an organization. Let’s take a look at continuous learning, why it is so crucial, and how you can begin to create this culture in your organization. Why you should look to foster a culture of continuous learning. How to achieve a culture of continuous learning. The benefits of a continuous learning culture. How to achieve a culture of continuous learning.

‘Sharing’ culture

Clark Quinn

I was in a recent conversation about a company facing strong growth and worried about the impact on culture. Companies with a positive culture, a valuable offering, and a good business model are liable to face growth issues, and maintaining or starting a good culture becomes a critical issue to maintaining the organization’s success. This company had a positive culture, in that people were diverse, friendly, upbeat, and committed to contributing. social strateg

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

Social Networking, Performance Problems, Multitasking, & Research

Big Dog, Little Dog

Study: Social networks may subvert 'digital divide' - c/net. What we found was that students using social networking sites are actually practicing the kinds of 21st century skills we want them to develop to be successful today," Christine Greenhow, a learning technologies researcher from the school's College of Education and Human Development, said in a release Friday.

Measuring Culture Change

Clark Quinn

Someone recently asked how you would go about measuring culture change, and I thought it’s an interesting question. A learning culture is optimal for organizational innovation and agility, and it’s likely that not all elements are already in place. Say, for instance, one desirable outcome of a learning culture would be, well, learning! In this case, I mean the broad sense of learning: problems solved, new designs generated, research answering questions.

Prevent Employee Burnout With Flexibility, Learning Culture

Absorb LMS

LinkedIn’s “ Global Talent Trends 2019 ” report found that workplace flexibility is prized by job seekers, with 72% of talent professionals and hiring managers saying it’s extremely important to be able to work when and where they want. A culture that rewards 12-hour workdays and where people feel uncomfortable taking time off is unhealthy for workers—and for the business.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. Social media has a different impact on the learning experience, compared to technology that is often utilized in the learning environment.

How to quickly find the cause of a performance problem

Making Change

“Why” is a useful question when you’re getting to the root of a performance problem. ” You could obey and make grownups sit through a course that tells them it’s wrong to lie, or you could examine the problem more closely. Let’s examine the problem, and start with “why.” “We have a competitive culture.” And now he’s willing to look more deeply at the problem to find a better solution.

TCC08 Keynote: Social Networking, the “Third Place,� and the Evolution of Communication

Experiencing eLearning

Possibilities for bridging time, culture, and difference as communication evolves. “Social proprioception&#. Still important to know the cultural context of where people are physically. Facebook & LinkedIn make it easy to keep in touch with people, including keeping a record of when we last had contact. The network increasingly organizes itself around people and less so around files and folders–connections are social, not just content.

Your Learning Culture is Killing Your Company

Your Training Edge

Learning culture. Even back then, the number one factor was “the strength of the organization’s learning culture.” Today, as the training world is adapting to these changes, having a strong learning culture is even more important for companies’ success. But the opposite is also true — the lack of a strong learning culture can actively harm companies. What is a learning culture? 3 ways your lack of a learning culture is killing your company.

Is “Cancel Culture” Canceling Our Chance to Change?

Cylient

We’re all familiar with “cancel culture.” Don’t get me wrong, cancel culture can be and has been effective. The Problems with Cancel Culture. As the rise in cancel culture continues, we tend to cancel more than just public figures and those in power.

MOOCs to Create and Enhance Corporate Culture

Your Training Edge

Corporate culture has become a new buzzword, fueled partly by the increased importance being placed on soft skills. For a long time, corporate culture was generally ignored, or at least not actively shaped and promoted. But today an organization’s culture has a huge impact on its ability to attract and retain top talent as well as employee job satisfaction, productivity, and performance—all of which directly impact the bottom line. Building cultural learning networks.

Navigating the Digital Ecosystem, Preselling, and the Problems with the Culture of Free with Robin Harris

LifterLMS

Navigating the digital ecosystem, preselling, and the problems with the culture of free with Robin Harris in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. It includes a shopping cart, a CRM, social media outreach, and more. Sites like Facebook sell space to advertisers, and that is how they make money off of you as the product. We talk a lot on this show and I go on and on about it, the five hats problems. Facebook is financed by ads.

The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning

Your Training Edge

But luckily, I learned from enough to realize that mistakes and learning are part of an active, innovative culture. Managers, leaders, and employees are all a part of that culture. One part of the answer, if not the main part, is the culture of learning in the organization. So, as a member of a team with a strong learning culture, what can you do to help yourself and others learn more effectively? The Importance of a Culture of Learning.

Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem

mLevel

Obviously, there are multiple factors that affect performance, including previous experience, personal character and capacity, corporate culture, traditional corporate training, etc. Better described as psychological safety or “a group culture that Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson defines as a ‘‘shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking” as noted by Charles Duhigg, Author of The Power of Habit. .

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Each has its own culture that derives from its mission, vision, values, and the people who work there. Social connectedness is essentially a measure of how people interact and to what end. Through experience, they’ve developed their own networks consisting of connections that span across organizational bounds. Such networks are characterized by influence, not authority. Today, social media connect people around the world.

The importance of a Knowledge Sharing Culture

Growth Engineering

We’ll also see how the learning and development community is innovating to combat this trend and pave the way for a more collaborative culture. The fear induced by the recent spike has in fact had a positive side-effect – it has highlighted the problem of letting experts create a monopoly of knowledge and the dramatic effects that the loss of these deep smarts can have. In a culture that doesn’t promote knowledge sharing, the knowledge hoarder reigns supreme.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Problem solving workshops aka “hack-a-thons” (not about problem solving, but about solving a problem). When this occurs, people fall back to what they know – regardless as to whether or it is the best way to solve the problem. Reach out, build a network, READ , get a national or local ATD membership and become well versed in the research. Join Facebook groups, LinkedIn groups, build your twitter list with L&D people whose thoughts and ideas you admire.

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What is a Learning culture and Why do You Need One?

Growth Engineering

During these conversations, I end up hearing about the same problems again and again. It’s only once I pry a little deeper that I find out where the real problem is. If you want your training to have a high impact, it needs to be supported by a solid culture of learning. What is a learning culture? If your organisation doesn’t have a strong learning culture, then you probably won’t know what a learning culture is. Why is a learning culture important?

Culture before Content: 3 Steps for Warming Up Your Organization to the Idea of Microlearning

Axonify

Do they come back with institutional images like classrooms or more modern concepts like peer-to-peer conversation and social networking? sharing on your enterprise social network). Relate unfamiliar ideas like microlearning to the real-world learning and problem-solving activities we all engage in every day (e.g. What can you do to help shift that perception if you believe microlearning can become a valuable part of your learning culture?

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How Your Lack of a Learning Culture is Killing Your Company

Your Training Edge

Learning culture. Even back then, the number one factor was “the strength of the organization’s learning culture.” Today, as the training world is adapting to these changes, having a strong learning culture is even more important for companies’ success. But the opposite is also true — the lack of a strong learning culture can actively harm companies. What is a learning culture? 3 ways your lack of a learning culture is killing your company.

Culture Is Key to Sustained Design Thinking-Based Practice

CLO Magazine

It can mean adopting a new way of thinking about process, collaboration and idea generation, and that’s a cultural exercise that touches the entire organization — not just the executives learning about design thinking practices. But without driving the cultural consistency through all people who touch a new idea or execute a disruptive plan, without that consistent collaboration across the organization, it won’t really have impact.

3 Secrets Chick-fil-A Leaders Know About Culture That You Should Too

Learnloft

Six years ago, Chairman and CEO Dan Cathy had a vision of giving Backstage Tours with the goal of delivering an authentic storytelling experience inspired by the history, culture, and values of the company. Instead of just a peek through the door, we were invited in to hear from Cathy himself to learn what the management team was focused on (scaling company culture) and why the company started the Backstage Tour. What Level is Your Company Culture?

Culture before Content: 3 Steps for Warming Up Your Organization to the Idea of Microlearning

Axonify

Do they come back with institutional images like classrooms or more modern concepts like peer-to-peer conversation and social networking? sharing on your enterprise social network). Relate unfamiliar ideas like microlearning to the real-world learning and problem-solving activities we all engage in every day (e.g. What can you do to help shift that perception if you believe microlearning can become a valuable part of your learning culture?

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Culture before Content: 3 Steps for Warming Up Your Organization to the Idea of Microlearning

Axonify

Do they come back with institutional images like classrooms or more modern concepts like peer-to-peer conversation and social networking? sharing on your enterprise social network). Relate unfamiliar ideas like microlearning to the real-world learning and problem-solving activities we all engage in every day (e.g. What can you do to help shift that perception if you believe microlearning can become a valuable part of your learning culture?

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Developing A Learning Culture & Organisation With Nigel Paine

looop

During the episode David and Nigel discussed Nigel’s latest book: Workplace Learning: How To Build A Culture Of Continuous Employee Development. Listen to episode 5 ‘Developing A Learning Culture & Organisation With Nigel Paine’ here. So many businesses are still clinging to the traditional one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to learning culture. The problem is when that is all you think you’re doing.

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

Learning Cafe

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes” into social media. While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. In other words, usage of social media within the organisation relies heavily on grass-roots support and viral marketing among its rank-and-file employees. Organisational culture.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here? A few weeks ago, a story came out about how Facebook will allow apps built for Facebook to work on other Web sites.

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Spearheading an Organizational Culture of Learning

Mindflash

Creating an organizational culture of learning is imperative. But the nitty gritty of what a culture of learning should entail is likely organization-specific. In other words, each organization needs to develop its own, unique culture of learning in order to best meet its business goals and address its employee needs. In some cases, online training is the perfect vehicle to spearhead the creation and promotion of an organizational culture of learning.