Blog Roundup: Social Learning while Social Distancing

LearnDash

As we’re all social distancing right now, it may seem like an odd time to talk about social learning. How can anyone engage in social learning when we’re all staying home? Regardless, social learning has a place in online education—and not on the periphery, either.

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7 Challenges to Social Learning

Origin Learning

Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization. Here we try to enlist the top challenges which hinder social learning from becoming a reality in organizations: 1. Or they may be skeptical whether employees can be trusted enough to pursue learning on their own. Social learning is more of an abstract concept.

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Social Learning In The Workplace

LearnDash

An effective learning program takes commitment, both financially and with regards to time. If an organization doesn’t have the financial means (or the time) to create a learning program then what alternatives do they have? Instead of implementing a traditional elearning and training program companies can opt to invest in social learning programs. There are many ways to get started with social learning. social learning

Social Learning is here to stay!

Origin Learning

Who would have imagined that the rapid pace of technology advancement would transform the learning landscape so dramatically! Let’s dwell for a minute on social learning which has redefined the framework of learning in organizations, big and small! Insanely easy to use , effortless and an expression platform are words that will surely lead you to experiment with the social method of learning.

4 Ways Retail Companies Can Use Social Learning to Improve Onboarding

TOPYX LMS

Every year, retail companies experience staff churn at a rate of 5 percent per month,¹ struggle to replace lost employees, and create a positive atmosphere that helps new hires be effective and build careers at the company. Using social learning techniques, companies can improve onboarding and help employees become successful, productive staff members over the long term. Social Learning Retail Training

12 Characteristics of Social Learning

LearnDash

Social learning is being used in organizations of all sizes as it has shown to be quite successful for training and development purposes. Today it has never been easier to incorporate a social learning component into both virtual and live training events. Specifically, using a blended learning approach with social learning components can yield positive results. But the success of a social learning program is only as good as the implementation.

5 Social Learning Tips for Effective Online Training [Infographic]

CommLab India

Social learning is an integral part of corporate training and is not a new buzzword in online training. Do you know these handy tips to use social learning in your online training programs? eLearning Design Social Learning

Social Learning Has Never Been About a Single Tool

Nick Leffler

Things get a bit murky when you combine eLearning with anything, especially social learning. In what world could social learning be waning? It’s the way humans have always learned, even back to prehistoric times. It’s not saying social learning is fizzling, it’s saying social learning in the context of eLearning is. What are Social Media-styled eLearning Tools? Social Learning.

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Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

There are people looking at applying the Kirkpatrick model, there are people measuring the use of social learning tools, and there are people talking about something similar to Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method. and his take on using Kirkpatrick’s four levels to create and evaluate social learning. Builds a chain of evidence for the results using Levels 1 (Reaction), 2 (Learning), and 3 (Behavior). Learning Process. Learning Process.

How to Encourage Social Learning within Your Organization

Origin Learning

The impact of social media on our lives has been terrific. Be it socio-political conflicts in countries, online campaigns to create awareness about a disease outbreak, raising funds for calamity struck people or learning to do every day stuff- the social media is now playing a crucial role in our lives. If you try to look at the essence of it, you’ll realize that social media is in fact one of the best forms of social learning.

Did Cavemen Use Social Learning?

Living in Learning

sorry] the first social learning moment and the true application of learning. What mattered about learning was reduced to its simplest form - what could you DO with whatever you learned. Maybe we need a little more simplicity in our search for effectiveness. Rants & Ramblings Social Learning Sustained Capability Learning @ the Point of Work Learning impact LinkedIn social learning

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.

The Benefits of a Gamified Socialized Learning Platform

eLearning Brothers

Gamified socialized learning offers the dialogue of social media platforms with the engagement and real-life rewards of a game. Since Motivate Cloud from The Game Agency is one of the top new platforms doing gamified social learning, w e asked our friends at The Game Agency to share some benefits of gamified social learning. Social Learning. Social media has infiltrated almost all aspects of our lives. Competitive Learning.

Social Learning – A Transformational Shift in Workplace Learning

Origin Learning

“How do I make my team work better by letting them learn the skills they need?”. This is the primary question that L&D managers seek to address when embarking upon workplace learning programs in their organization. Understanding Social Learning Theory. Social Learning.

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. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance. But through advances in today’s learning management systems, these criticisms can be addressed.

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What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone. Thanks in large part to the advent of social media, we as humans are accessible from anywhere in the world. The purpose of effective social learning is to close this gap.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

It’s no secret – recently social media has had a rough ride. So why should we celebrate technologies that enable social learning experiences? In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment. Are We Socializing Responsibly?

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. Man is by nature a social animal, which is why social interactions are crucial to our development at every stage of our lives. What is Social Learning? This is social learning.

Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace

ID Reflections

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “ social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.

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?

7 Features To Look For In Your New Social Learning Platform And Why

eLearning Industry

Social learning is possibly the most informal kind of knowledge acquisition. Can you viably use LMS software to make social training more effective? Social Learning eLearning eBooks LMS Features Social Learning Platform Social Learning Trends Social MediaThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Avoiding Anarchy in Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of commentators writing about social learning today stress the importance of keeping it free from rules or overarching control. Key considerations one commonly sees associated with this idea include some or all of the following: Give everyone the opportunity to teach and learn whatever they know, whenever they have the time; Give everyone the opportunity to learn what they want to know. Self-directed learning is the best. Don’t direct learning at all.”

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice. In other words, learning has gone from being informal and organic to formal and structured. Employees Learn Best When They Learn Informally. Informal learning is the polar opposite of formal learning. In the article What Is Informal Learning? , Informal Learning Need Not Be Unintentional.

Boost Social Learning in 11 Easy Ways

AbaraLMS

Social learning is a cognitive process that lets people discuss learning objectives and enables them to share their perspectives. This not only improves the learning efficiency of the people but also acts as a catalyst for organizational transformations. Social learning helps employees connect better with each other, which, in a way, repairs broken links of complete communication of vision and values within the organization. Social Media Integrations.

How To Use Social Learning To Boost Collaborative Learning

Wizcabin

Although collaborative learning is an essential approach, one can further enhance it with the use of social learning. In this article, we’ll be looking at how you can use social learning to boost collaborative learning. What is social learning? Social learning involves human social efforts, to acquire new behaviors, through observing and imitating others. Now, we have talked about the benefits of social learning.

5 Tips To Implement A Social Learning App For Moment-Of-Need Support

eLearning Industry

How can you implement yours to ensure it’s effective, especially for JIT support? Social Learning eLearning eBooks LMS Features Social Learning Tips Social Learning Trends Social MediaApps are convenient and cool but they are not always useful. Some are never even opened after installing. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Gyrus

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. Statements like, “how do we make our learning program work for us?” ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” ” But, how do you get your learning program up to speed? In order to come up with the answer as well as enact a proper social media approach, be sure to reference the steps below: Don’t Lose Sight of your Current State.

14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. Participants are happy to engage with one another using social media tools for training purposes.

Blog, Message, Participate – Join the Social Learning Brigade!

Origin Learning

Is it possible to capture the metrics in an engaging and effective way ? Can learning build confidence of a workforce where technology obsolescence is the name of the game? An agglomeration or a combination of different aspects of social learning can work wonders. By bringing in elements of gaming and visual content in social learning, the engagement is far more effective.

TOPYX Topics – Social Learning Newsletter – September 2015

TOPYX LMS

Here’s why: We added new features to our already robust, easy-to-use, learning management system, including: Experience API™. Learning Record Stores (LRS). Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI). The new price will be in effect January 1, 2016 for new clients. But, when it comes to your learning management system (LMS), “breaking up” can be the right decision if it increases engagement and reduces the impact on your already-strained budget.

Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers

ID Reflections

I love this description from Jane Harts post: FAUXIAL LEARNING is about forcing people to use social media in courses – or even in the workplace – and then confusing compliance with engagement (and even worse) learning. As an Instructional Designer and L&D Consultant, I am often asked questions like: 1.What social collaboration platform should we use? How do we make them share their learning ? Collaboration culture social learning

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “

How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective eLearning

PulseLearning

Have you recently looked at Bandura’s Social Learning Theory Principles? We are social creatures by nature. In fact, unless you’re a Himalayan yogi, long-term social isolation can have negative mental impacts. It’s no surprise that social interaction plays a role […]. The post How to Apply Social Learning Theory for Effective eLearning appeared first on PulseLearning.

Why is Social Learning the new Watercooler?

Docebo

Learn why 73% of the companies expect to increase their focus on social learning. A research conducted by ATD states that “social learning approaches have a 75:1 ROI ratio over web-based training”. So, how can companies leverage this unprecedented opportunity, and why is social learning the new watercooler that every single organization should put in place as soon as possible? Social numbers and statistics. Man is by nature a social animal.

Strengthening Social Learning In the Workplace

Dashe & Thomson

The training industry has seen plenty of debate around whether or not organizations can and should take steps to strengthen social learning. Everyone agrees that social learning is very important and that somewhere between 70% and 80% of all learning is done socially and/or informally. Harold Jarche defines social learning as “the lubricant of networked, collaborative work.” Does it really stifle learning?

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? We wanted to find out, so we surveyed 74 diverse LMS vendors about the social learning functionality available in their platforms. Industry Social Learning LMS Feature Set.

Social Learning Lessons: Tales from 7th Grade Biology

Dashe & Thomson

Little did I know that Mr. Froelich would become one of my favorite teachers of all time…not so much for what he taught me, but for what he allowed me to learn. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can be, leading to less than optimal learning.

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