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.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning? Hopefully that leads to OTJ performance, then individual fulfillment and organizational results. Performance Triggers: after the formal learning–remember, prompt (perf support, job aids), OTJ learning. This can be the social network.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. Social networks for distance learning.

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

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. Instead, they might want to help us build, maintain, and exploit a large network of weak ties.

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. It is not just about managing the interaction but also being part of the social interaction.

Applying Social Networking in the Workplace

Lars is Learning

I'm placing it here as a matter of record and to note that social networking tools are clearly important to accelerating the (effective) learning process. We are social animals by nature, so any technology that allows us to connect more efficiently and effectively with others will flourish I wrote this article back in November for Learning Technologies magazine.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? yes, they went there - WISE Pedagogy , June 1, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy.

Learning and Performance Ecosystems

Association eLearning

Pushing courses out is one thing, having an effective learning and performance ecosystem is another matter entirely. The Difference Between L&D and a Learning and Performance Ecosystem. Components of a Learning and Performance Ecosystem.

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

Whether the underlying technology is an intranet, CMS or wiki, again the pedagogical purpose is the same: to provide your people with on-demand access to bespoke content that improves performance. In this way, the training becomes performance oriented.

The catalyst to accelerated learning and performance

Lars is Learning

Here's my article just published on Trainingzone, recorded here for your comment. -- Lars Hyland explores how social tools can be harnessed to deliver a more engaging and effective learning experience. Tags: social networking blended learning TED social media performance support Jove

How to Use Enterprise Social Networks to On-Board New Employees

Mindflash

As more evidence piles up linking employee engagement to performance, organizations need to take the entire on-boarding process much more seriously. One important way organizations can do this is to help new people “adjust” or “socialize” into the new organization. Traditional new hire training programs do not address these issues of organizational socialization. Enterprise social networks are certainly not a silver bullet.

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

Improved collective performance: Investing in Web 2.0 - Knowledge Board. We are all very familiar with social networking platforms such as MySpace, Flikr, YouTube, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. KM Asia: keynote on social computing - Dave Snowden of Cognitive Edge.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Social Learning in an LMS.

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Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams

Skilful Minds

Most managers have heard of the watercooler effect without ever having the meaning of the concept sink in to their understanding of how it relates to performance and collaboration. A couple of studies released this summer dealing with performance and collaboration in teams merit consideration. Not so much for what they specifically say about performance and collaboration as much as what they imply about the promise of social media in the relationship.

Performance Support and Social Unite

Learning Cafe

I read a great article recently from Clark Quinn called “Coherent Performance” which discusses how social and performance support are a natural connection. Our immediate network of colleagues provide a way through, we learn and continue. It’s informal and unstructured performance support. At the next level, we may realise there is actually a deeper problem to be solved and this may require us going out to the broader community – the network – for help.

Web 2.0 - A Tool for Driving Performance

Bottom-Line Performance

Performance management is a top HR challenge. Driving performance and increasing efficiencies is a top concern of management. Yet there is fear and lack of knowledge in implementing and harnessing the power of one of the newest performance management tools – Web 2.0. technology and how it can be used to drive performance. impeding performance than any work tool. is not viewed as a tool to drive performance – in fact it’s just the opposite.

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7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Look at your goals and create an effective strategy. This method helps learners improve their performance practices. Use the power of Social network. Everyone lives his own life but a lot of people share some parts of it in a Social network.

Who Needs Performance Support on Vacation?

ePath Learning

This performance support solution provided an interactive map; up-to-the-minute information on activities; a schedule of booked shows, mealtimes, spa treatments, and excursions; and much more! Who knew I’d use a performance support solution on vacation?

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Social connectedness is essentially a measure of how people interact and to what end. High performing individuals commonly enjoy even higher levels of connectedness within the organization. Such networks are characterized by influence, not authority.

MOOCs and Performance Support

Your Training Edge

A combination of knowledge transfer and performance support. Performance support is just-in-time learning that puts the knowledge employees need in their hands exactly at the moment they need it—not before (when they are unlikely to remember it), not after (when it is no longer useful), but right then and there. Effective performance support is embedded (i.e., These resources, especially task-specific tutorials, can be used later as performance support.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient.

How can We Train People on Web 2.0 and Social Networking When They are All Just Emerging Now?

Vignettes Learning

Matt's metaphors illustrates simple and effective key points we can learn from. Social media and Social Networking simply allow us to collaborate better, faster, and cheaper. Through Ray Sims' blog I found this video of Matt Moore with relevant ideas on adoption of Web 2.0

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

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Digitize Instructor-Led Training Sessions To Increase Employee Engagement And Performance

Adobe Captivate

Digitization of the instructor-led training delivery to maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs. You would get several benefits that help you maximize the effectiveness of instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs.

Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning

Docebo

How You Can Deliver Highly Effective Courses Through Bite-Sized eLearning. Use Social Media To Your Advantage. So, why not use that to your advantage by incorporating social media into your microlearning strategy. Survey your learners to identify their performance gaps.

Measuring the Effectiveness of Gamification

Your Training Edge

But how are we actually able to measure the effectiveness of gamification? Furthermore, “ One global community site, for example, raised Facebook engagement by 92 percent, discussions/comments by nearly 300 percent and social network traffic by 90 percent through a badge and challenge-centric gamified system. And it’s not just engagement — gamification’s revenue effects are equally astounding. What is effectiveness and success?

Time to Performance

Tony Karrer

Time-to-performance becomes the new metric. I thought that Time-to-performance was going to be the key metric back in 2002. When I was working with various high tech, insurance and financial services companies – a key ingredient was how quickly people could effectively roll-out new products, policies, respond to competitive threats, etc. It was about Time to Performance. Still a lot of what we talk about with informal learning, performance support, etc.

How to Use LMS to Improve Employees Performance

WalkMe Training Station

Often, the cheapest and most productive way to reskill employees and to improve their performance is by investing in Learning Management Systems (LMS). But what is more important, an LMS can improve employees’ performance.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. In most cases, and in my case, the community manager also performs the moderation functions. Conference Networking Tools - Do They Work?

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The ripple effect

Learning with e's

Anyone who is interested in the social media phenomenon would be very interested to read this from Abday Adhikari, writing in the Guardian : Every time we publish information on the internet, we are effectively starting a conversation, because people can respond or react to it.

The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce

Learnnovators

They have realized that, with the traditional approach, it is impossible to achieve a high growth or efficiency because the way people learn has undergone a disruptive transformation…from formal ‘structured’ learning’ to informal ‘social learning’.

Innovations and trends in performance management

Cognology

Agile Performance Management. The annual reviews and performance metrics of traditional Performance Management (PM) have been slowly giving way to an agile (APM) approach. Of the rest, 40% think their programmes are ‘less than moderately effective’.