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

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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.

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The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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).

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.

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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 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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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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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

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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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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 Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

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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.

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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?

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. The traditional business plan does not lend itself to this method of growth. eLearning should dominate. eLearning offers a host of benefits that traditional teaching methods do not.

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

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

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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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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

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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.

The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.

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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.

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? Games seem like a really cool way to add some fun to learning and seem to pose little or no risk to the learning outcome.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

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Even with the help of the newest technology tools to communicate and educate including social media, wikis, and Google, we still need to transform our ILT classrooms and training sessions into integrated blended learning environments.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

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63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

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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?

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

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Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Dashe & Thomson

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content.

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