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Blending Learning with Social Technology Components

Upside Learning

unleashed a wave of tools that facilitate learning by leveraging social networks and informal channels. Such tools must form an essential part of any company’s learning strategy going forward; as these will fast emerge as the primary channels for learning.

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Informal Learning: People can train you but they can't "learn" you.

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Some key points: Informal learning vs. formal learning 1. Informal learning is never over. Formal learning has a fixed goal, syllabus and usually ends with some recognition. More than 80% of learning in the workplace is informal learning.

The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion

Upside Learning

Interesting numbers about the Social media and mobile computing revolution, while we wont really vouch for the numbers, Gary goes to great lengths to provide sources and substantiation for the basis of his calculation. Regardless of what aspect of learning you’re interested in, you can be sure that learners are using mobile technology and social media, are you ready for it? Related posts: Types of Social Media Users Five Myths of Mobile Learning The Semantic Web Cometh – 2.

The Semantic Web cometh

Upside Learning

Obviously, the implications of the emergence of the semantic web have profound implications for learning. As a consequence, learners will spend less time searching, sorting and evaluating content and more time soaking in, thinking about and participating meaningfully in the learning process. Tags: Future Learning Future Technology Innovation Mobile Learning Social Learning Design eLearning eLearning Technology Workplace Learning

Business Impact of Learning in the Real World

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Also refer to the associated post from Jay Cross: Business Impact of Learning. Business Impact Of Learning In The Real World View more Microsoft Word documents from LearnTrends. Tags: corporate training collaborative learning social learning informal learning adult learning

Informal Learning Part 2 from Jay Cross: Informal learning is like a bicycle ride

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Jay Cross compares formal learning to a bus ride--where everyone is travelling together, in almost the same direction, and will, on an average, reach the same destination at around the same time.

5 Minds for The Future and The Conceptual Age

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Tags: social media collaborative learning social learning

We participate and therefore we are

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As John Seely Brown says, ~Instead of “ I think therefore I am ”, it is “We participate and therefore we are” ~ Social learning has always been around. And has probably been one of the most effective means of learning as Bandura and Vygotsky had said long back.

What would Dr. Seuss say about online communities.

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In response to Twitter Quitters - 40% leave after one month.

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Because it is a powerful social networking tool that is fast becoming a social learning tool. The connotation of the word social is changing from one of "connect" to bring into its fold other meanings like collaborate, learn, share, give, participate, hear, be heard, ask, be answered.This is not a litany in praise of Twitter--it is in support of all social networking sites (SNS) that will help us to collaborate and build collective knowledge.

I want to “get a five”

Bottom-Line Performance

Ewan McIntosh on laments that the failure of a factory style, one size fits all education became “depressingly clear” when an elementary aged child expressed his sole learning goal was to “get a five”. Gone is the ability to express free thoughts or articulate a higher level goal for learning than to “get a five”. So this got me thinking about organizational learning. The corporate side of me wants to put a framework and structure around informal learning.

How the Fastest Growing Companies are Using Social Media

Upside Learning

A study conducted by the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on the Inc 500 (a list of fastest growing companies in US) reveals interesting trends on usage of Social Media. Soon, there will be very few companies NOT using any of the social media.

The Semantic Web Cometh – 2

Upside Learning

In my last post ( Semantic Web Cometh ), I mentioned how the underlying principles of the Semantic Web should make it highly inclusive and provide a uniform descriptive language across all sorts of media and technologies and consequently let users spend more time immersed meaningfully in the learning process. While this immersion is promising, it’s not real ‘learning’. Learning happens on various levels and in different ways. Five Myths of Mobile Learning.

M-Learning 7: Consuming m-learning

The E-Learning Curve

According to a recent Forrester report, enterprises are making smartphones and mobile applications (including m-learning) a priority, and formalizing or executing a mobile strategy is a priority for. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals.

Mobile Learning 6: Effective Learning on Portable Devices

The E-Learning Curve

Before I investigate developing learning content for mobile devices I think it will be useful to conclude my current “list-mania” by describing m-learning in education generally. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Tags: m-learning use e-learning benefits of e-learning social learning e-learning blog elearning situated learning

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

While increasing amount of concept work and the pace of change puts a premium on learning, the business of learning faces an incredibly difficult time. In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business.

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The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

Upside Learning

The Big Question posed on Learning Circuits this time,as always , is thought provoking –. What did you learn about Learning in 2009? We learned that there isn’t one single workable solution for mobile technologies. Five Myths of Mobile Learning.

Social and Network Learning - Free Online Discussion - June 18

Tony Karrer

This is somewhat last minute notice, but Learn Trends will be having a free online discussion tomorrow on the topic of: Social and Network Learning Social learning and social networks continue to grow in prominence in corporations, organizations, and universities. Are networks a superior method of organization learning and development? Join LearnTrends on June 18th for presentation and discussion on the social, networked learning and organizations.

Top 8 Reasons Why Training Providers Are Adopting eLearning

Upside Learning

Increase delivery options : Blended learning options to cater to the unique requirements of different clients. Some want more eLearning and some want less of it, others want mobile learning. I’ve blogged before about why Blended Learning is the best option for training companies. Adding pre-workshop eLearning modules, post-workshop eLearning sessions (can be synchronous), mobile learning components for follow-ups that help increase retention.

Financial Investment

Tony Karrer

Should learning organizations make a financial investment in new forms of learning? I would love to have a discussion with him because I think he's missing the point about the importance of metalearning and metacognition and their implications on learning organizations.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Tony Karrer on Informal and Social Learning

Learning Visions

Steve Lowenthal interviews Dr. Tony Karrer to get his thoughts on informal and social learning in the enterprise. TonyKarrer Be sure to listen to the latest Kineo podcast with Dr. Tony Karrer.


Tony Karrer

I just got through reading Jay's post and article (with Clark Quinn) around Become a chief meta-learning officer – one of the hot list items from two weeks ago. CLOs will neither prosper nor even survive if they fail to take responsibility for the overall learning process within their organizations. Your charter as Chief Meta-Learning Officer is to optimize learning throughout the organization, not just in the pockets that once belonged to HR.


Social Learning Resources

eLearning Weekly

I wanted to highlight a few social learning resources this week that I find to be very valuable. Take a look at the slideshows below for several perspectives and best practices for using social learning at your organization. Defining Your Social Learning Strategy. Social Learning and Internal Communications. Harnessing the Power of Social Networks in Teaching and Learning. Social Learning Success Stories, Models, And Roles.

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Big Dog, Little Dog

The future of e-learning is social learning - Jane Hart. This first in a series on social learning, "What is Social Learning?, Social Learning platforms, and the role of Social Learning Professionals".

Assess yourself -- Would you qualify as a Social Learning Specialist or Leader?

Vignettes Learning

In November 29, 2007, I wrote in my blog the new jobs and careers in Social Learning. I have been seeing growth in eLearning and training professionals wanting more training and skills in Social Learning. For example: >Share information and resources without expectation of a direct return >Encourage others to become network weavers and take responsibility for increasing the health of their networks >Show people how to learn social learning styles.

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Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. And the risk is pretty severe as described in the Business of Learning. Training Method Trends suggests that social learning tools are beginning to take off. vs. Learning 2.0,

Workshop on putting informal learning to work

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’d leading a half-day workshop on how to implement informal learning the day before Online Educa in Berlin. For the main event , Charles Jennings and I are designing a two-day track titled Creating a New Era of Corporate Learning. How to put social learning into practice.