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How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. They found that the employees near the edge of a cluster were more effective at problem-solving than those in the middle of a cluster.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. Twitter is where these extraordinary few reside, so leverage the few to learn and to exchange ideas and information.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

These people hold the secret to effective networking – it’s not all about you ; it’s about all of you. My background includes extensive experience in learning, teaching, and facilitation, and I love technology and how its changing our culture.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

This same effect is seen in ant colonies and bee hives, as noted in another fascinating article I found in a post by Gisela Jonsson, titled “ Ants are stupid, ant colonies are smart.”

If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of.

Dashe & Thomson

My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them. View all posts by Jon → ← Jeffrey Gitomer’s Reciprocation: The Old Give and Take…and Take Hey, That’s Social Learning!

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If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of Us

Dashe & Thomson

My learning philosophy: dont make people tote around loads of information in their heads just so you can say you trained them. View all posts by Jon → ← Jeffrey Gitomer’s Reciprocation: The Old Give and Take…and Take Hey, That’s Social Learning!

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Entrepreneurship Got Plastic Surgery, and it Looks Better: The Changing Business World

OpenSesame

Multi-million dollar, publicly traded companies have the ability to start in dorm rooms and garages (see: Apple, Facebook). However, the definition of a business’ “scalability” has changed, and thus their methods with which to achieve “scalability” have changed as well.

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Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

eLearning and an Aging Workforce looks at a specific angle of audience analysis. Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Nine Events of Instruction and Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles each describe models that guide eLearning lesson design from start to finish. As organizations continually move toward adopting eLearning and even converting instructor-led training to eLearning, the following articles offer us guidance: Don’t Convert!

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6 Techniques that Stimulate Recall in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Why stimulate prior knowledge toward the beginning of an eLearning lesson? It helps learners retain newly learned information by building on existing knowledge. It can serve as a brief review of recently learned information that the subsequent content is intended to build upon. So what can we do to stimulate recall of prior knowledge in an eLearning lesson? --1-- You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Of course, the person “next to you” might just as often be consulted via email or other online tool, but it doesn’t change this fact: the amount of workplace learning done in formal training sessions is a tiny fraction of of the learning that takes place one-on-one, between coworkers.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1).

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

We frequently cite a study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which demonstrated that approximately 70% of all on-the-job learning is done informally, through employee-driven initiative, and through employee-to-employee knowledge transfers.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

I’ve often wondered what all this right-brained thinking means for the learning industry. To start answering these questions, we have to acknowledge that formal learning, as we know it today, will not be effective in the future. Learning has become the work.

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The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

An eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. While a learning management system is one of the most important eLearning tools you need to have, there are many nifty online apps, programs and systems designed to make your eLearning experience simpler.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles. That’s all fair, and we should seek to accommodate as many people as possible in our pursuit of effective training.

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ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

As learning practioners, we must still have some form of Analyze in place; we just can no longer take 3 - 6 months to complete it. Perhaps, out of necessity, we gather what information we have, make a best guess, and go for it a la the Agile development method , but we must still take that step. For true learning to take place, the recipient must be engaged, motivated, pulled in. To have eLearning, you have to have development and implementation. By Jay Lambert.

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. Unfortunately, we then run the risk of jettisoning the effectiveness of our courses entirely.

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The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

Up until now the effects of these failed implementations have amounted to little more than lost opportunities. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

Dashe & Thomson

So what did this teach me about learning? Nothing new, really, but it reinforced the idea that effective training can only be accomplished by doing , not being told. In effect, he was driving; I was just executing the commands. Collaborative learning?

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

And I feel honored that social signals came in granting my post on eLearning Strategy top spot. Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts - The eLearning Coach , November 10, 2010Want to improve how you write for the ear?

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? But what does that have to do with social learning? Social learning no longer has to take place in person.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Like many enterprise learning companies, we are actively brainstorming ways to incorporate collaborative Web 2.0 technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components.

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? We understand that social media, and at a higher level social learning, are crucial to course design moving forward.

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The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.

Dashe & Thomson

Rather, it has to be learned through experience. Now, experiential learning is great. I think it is safe to say that anyone who has touched a hot stove (no matter how many times your Mom said not to) learned after only one experience not to do it again.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Some great stuff again this month in the world of eLearning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. eLearning Technology.

The Dream of Personalization – Far fetch but Possible

Vignettes Learning

Our belief : At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. In concept, using the experiences of learners to personalize eLearning design is ideal. Sharing experiences is one of the best and reliable ways to learn.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S.

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? We understand that social media, and at a higher level social learning, are crucial to course design moving forward.

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Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? But why is video so much more effective at accelerating innovation than, say, print – or even eLearning?

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Level 2: Learning. He says unless one or more of the learning objectives?knowledge, with a post-test to measure learning for the entire program. I can now see how Level 2 can be used to evaluate role-based eLearning and instructor-led training.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. We make the learning experience as real to them as possible. This approach also encourages the collaborative and social learning experience.

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

Dashe & Thomson

So, while SurveyMonkey’s research is interesting, it still doesn’t tell us conclusively what the effect is of over-questioning your clients. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Dashe & Thomson

This YouTube-based learning environment was founded in 2004 by former Boston hedge-fund manager Salman Khan, and today contains more than 2,200 lectures on more than 100 topics (mostly math related). The eLearning modules act as the “lecture”, which learners do on their own time.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. The team at LearnUpon organizes eLearning projects and helps customers with course content every day. What are the eLearning tools you need.