Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

After hearing Mark Oehlert and Brent Schlenker do such a great job on eLearning 2.0 Much of elearning 2.0 is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. I started from the informal picture, however, both to introduce the 2.0

Good Questions Identify eLearning 2.0 Opportunities

Clark Quinn

I'm a big fan of questions (see Better Questions for Learning Professionals ) and as I'm preparing a workshop ( Revolution in Workplace Learning ) one of the things I stumbled upon is what seems to be a great new question: Given that eLearning 2.0 (web web 2.0, wikis, blogs, social networking, etc.) There must be new questions that we need to ask in order to figure out if and how eLearning 2.0

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T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning

Tony Karrer

to Learning 2.0. It's a bit different than my comparison of eLearning 1.0 to 2.0. Tony's examples were brief, but interesting: Wikis Product updates/news Project management Podcasts Communications Sales / Field Force Collective Intelligence Predictive markets Social Networking New Hires Communities of Practice One of the questions we got was: How do you start as a Learning Professional?

SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

Skilful Minds

Thomas' post, as always, offers a unique point of view on what Enterprise 2.0 The social software stack, in particular the difference between collective understanding and collaborative understanding, frames Vander Wal's perspective. Web 2.0 social media e-Learning 2.0 elearning 2.0 social networking twitter Tags: Collaboration Enterprise 2.0

Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS

Tony Karrer

As background for an upcoming presentation, I wanted to create a page that provides background resources that explain various eLearning 2.0 Social Bookmarking Social Networking Wikis RSStools. I immediately thought of the Common Craft videos. I've embedded them below. Are there other good introductory resources? How about for blogs?

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Good Questions Identify eLearning 2.0 Opportunities

Tony Karrer

I'm a big fan of questions (see Better Questions for Learning Professionals ) and as I'm preparing a workshop ( Revolution in Workplace Learning ) one of the things I stumbled upon is what seems to be a great new question: Given that eLearning 2.0 (web web 2.0, wikis, blogs, social networking, etc.) There must be new questions that we need to ask in order to figure out if and how eLearning 2.0

Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams

Skilful Minds

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. Customer Experience Experience Design social networking Enterprise 2.0 elearning 2.0 Tags: Change Management Collaboration Learning Experience Social Business Design Social CRM Social Media Social Networks e-Learning 2.0

Promoting Social Learning

eLearning Blender

You've got the cool new informal or social learning tool up and ready to go now you're ready for the masses to arrive and start using it. Then comes the harsh reality that it is hard work promoting the use of informal or social media tools within an organization. So, what are some ways to encourage the use of social media tools that are obviously beneficial to the workforce? Tags: Wiki Instructional Design Social Networking eLearning 2.0

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

Generally, it's a commitment of 3-4 hours between driving, networking, program. I have to make sure that I get at least as much value from that 3-4 hours as I would from spending the same time using LinkedIn for Networking – and that's tough competition. Many events now publish the list such as the following: If they don't have a similar list and I can't find the event on Facebook or LinkedIn or somewhere else, then likely I won't attend. eLearning Technology.

Exploring Second Life

eLearning Blender

I'll be spending more time learning the ropes of Second Life because I would like to use it for eLearning projects. Tom from the Rapid eLearning Blog sparked my interest with his post " Create eLearning scenarios by bringing the virtual word into the real world." Just create a few avatars and set them up in different environments to create snapshots for your eLearning scenario. web 2.0 Second Life SDSU eLearning

10 Ways To Learn In 2010

The eLearning Coach

It’s a visual search engine that draws content from all over the Web, particularly social media sites. For answers to eLearning related questions, try one of the LinkedIn eLearning Groups with a high membership, like The eLearning Guild or Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals’ Group. Other real time search engines that get better reviews are Twazzup , Tweetzi, IceRocket (searches other social media too) and TweetScan.

Customer Competencies, Co-Creation, and Brand Communities

Skilful Minds

Word of mouth communities and networks using social software are increasingly spread over regional, national, and international borders, making them much more important to those who market branded products and services, online and off. The recent buzz around the concept of social business points to the growing importance of social networks and communities to the evolution of business practice.

Online Community Management: Interview with Christopher Pappas

The eLearning Coach

As learning experience designers move into the realm of social and informal learning, there’s a lot to be learned. This interview with Christopher Pappas, community manager of the Instructional Design and e-Learning Professionals’ Group at LinkedIn, offers insights into what it takes to be a community manager. Post from: The eLearning Coach Online Community Management: Interview with Christopher Pappas. eLEARNING 2.0

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. It also integrates with a few open source eLearning tools. Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is a social networking engine and publishing platform for running your own social networking site on a public or private server.

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

In this article, I’m featuring a wonderful interview with successful social media expert, Jane Hart. She provides compelling reasons to implement a social and collaborative environment as part of workplace learning. You can read more from Jane at her blog, Social Media in Learning. eLearning Coach: You were an early adopter of using social technologies for learning purposes. eLearning Coach: What are your criteria for defining a technology as social ?

Facebook Apprenticeship

Clark Quinn

Jay Cross has an interesting post about using Facebook in the organization, and makes a connection I hadn’t seen (and wish I had :).  He’s citing another post on FaceBook and the Enterprise, where JP Rangaswami posits that Facebook can be used to allow individuals to track what their bosses are doing, as role models. I’m not sure Facebook is the right tool, but a combination of tools might make sense and Facebook’s APIs might make it possible.Â

Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross

The eLearning Coach

Social learning technologies, which often facilitate informal learning, seem to have paved the way for greater interest in this approach. So I think readers of The eLearning Coach would appreciate an interview with a person who wrote the book on the subject … literally. Taking advantage of the double meaning of the word network, to learn is to optimize the quality of one’s networks. Jay: Learning is social. Related Articles: Social Media And Learning.

Your Brain On 3D Learning

The eLearning Coach

Post from: The eLearning Coach Your Brain On 3D Learning. Share this on Facebook. Share this on Linkedin. BOOK REVIEWS REVIEWS eLEARNING 2.0Help! I’ve been caught in an immersive 3D Learning Environment! Oh wait, this is just my office. I guess the book, Learning in 3D, has kind of rewired my brain. I’m sure this is an improvement.

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Help Create Resources for Keynote?

Tony Karrer

I'm doing a keynote presentation at ASTD TechKnowledge in January on New Work Literacies and eLearning 2.0 and another session on Learning 2.0. These would be organized around the following categories: Search Keep/Organize/Refind/Remind Leverage Expertise (Network) Collaborate Scan (Continuous Awareness/Learning) Learning 2.0 tools and their implications for Personal and Formal Learning What Learning 2.0 Opportunities to apply Learning 2.0

Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

Social Media. Because the iPad can connect through Wi-Fi and 3G (depending on the model) and has a screen size that makes text legible, it’s ideal for mobile social media activities. Users of social iPhone apps, like Facebook Mobile, LinkedIn, TweetDeck and Seesmic, will have an easy time integrating the iPad into their social media universe. Post from: The eLearning Coach Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning. Share this on Facebook.

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ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 Tools for eLearning. Work Literacy eLearning 2.0 Knowledge Work Framework Tilde Effect Concept Worker Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning Tool Set 2009 Search Better Memory Network Learning Information Radar Remote Collaboration Common eLearning 2.0 eLearning 2.0

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How To Communicate The Value Of Social Media

The eLearning Coach

How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? Identifying the IT social media users and doing some initial legwork for them could help. She presents a matrix that shows the types of learning that can occur through the use of varied social media tools, such as blogs, presentations and podcasts. This important resource is a rather convincing testament to the ways people learn through social media. Prevent Social Learning Backlash.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Mathemagenic " PhD conclusions in a thousand words: blogging practices of knowledge workers Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Browse eLearning Content

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Post Views Comments Bookmarks eLearningTechnology 18,308 247 What is eLearning 2.0? 6,890 16 152 Rapid eLearning Tools 4,337 11 35 First Time Visitor Guide 2,345 17 67 LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers 1,988 6 40 eLearning Trends 1,820 9 24 Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) 1,724 2 11 Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides 1,368 1 22 eLearning 1.0

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. As an example, I can see that eLearning 2.0 relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time. Blog Description This blog covers trends in eLearning and more broadly the use of technology that aims to improve human performance. Once we've interacted to some level, you might consider linking up with my via LinkedIn - I found this to be a good way to stay connected with people. Topics eLearning 2.0 Starting Point: What is eLearning 2.0?

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Revolution in Workplace Learning

Clark Quinn

The workshop description is: A Revolution in Workplace Learning Tools such as blogs, wikis, social networks, social bookmarking, and RSS readers are revolutionizing formal and informal workplace learning. GCASTD is bringing nationally-known expert Dr. Tony Karrer to Greater Cincinnati to present a fun, engaging, fast-paced workshop that will allow you to use these "eLearning 2.0" for your organization Make a plan for getting an eLearning 2.0

Revolution in Workplace Learning

Tony Karrer

The workshop description is: A Revolution in Workplace Learning Tools such as blogs, wikis, social networks, social bookmarking, and RSS readers are revolutionizing formal and informal workplace learning. GCASTD is bringing nationally-known expert Dr. Tony Karrer to Greater Cincinnati to present a fun, engaging, fast-paced workshop that will allow you to use these "eLearning 2.0" for your organization Make a plan for getting an eLearning 2.0

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

Vision of Future of Application and eLearning Development ) I found myself no longer recommending the use of RoboInfo or other similar programs for reference materials. But by far the most vivid memory of 2006 comes from a comment made during a panel that I was moderating on eLearning 2.0. If you are a glutton for more of this, take a look at: Does eLearning 2.0 Getting Value from LinkedIn , Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong!

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 2008 Posts based on Read Counts: 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 37) Training Method Trends (27) Examples of eLearning 2.0 (26) 26) Web 2.0 Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0 eLearning 2.0

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Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

We wrapped up our free elearning webinar on Models for Learning in a New World. I described some common eLearning 2.0 patterns that are emerging much along the lines of my previous post Examples of eLearning 2.0. Yammer (internal twittering) is almost impossible to explain to someone who has no experience with any social networking (and probably not with anything more than email lists). Many of the suggestions in Learning 2.0

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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki?

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Others are actually are fairly instructive about what the current trends are in eLearning. Here are my top 10 eLearning predictions for 2011. In the Fall of 2010, I did a series on Text-to-Speech in eLearning.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. The second half of the prediction “self directed learning” got less attention during the year than I anticipated, but it was there and certainly was a big part of the discussion around social and informal learning. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 As such, eLearning 2.0

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Web 2.0 Survey Results: Enterprise 2.0

A Speedbump for Social Learning

eLearning Weekly

Whether you call it Learning 2.0, eLearning 2.0, or Social Learning, there’s a relatively new wave of tools and technologies that allow people to communicate and collaborate in a surprisingly easy and effective way. Some of these tools and technologies include wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, and social networking. But social bookmarking and social networking tools are lagging behind a bit.

Web 2.0 Corporate Access

Clark Quinn

I’ve been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0 This is resulting in some pretty interesting data such as the Web 2.0 One of the comments I received on Network Effects - YouTube - Video Blogs and More that had a video hosted on YouTube was: We see and hear more and more about corporate content published on YouTube. Well I can help answer the question about access to YouTube and other Web 2.0

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12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

Last year I laid out in January my Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008. 2 - eLearning 2.0 Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Strategy" Fails One of the better, cheap support mechanisms for self-directed learning are web 2.0 As such, eLearning 2.0 There will also be growth in discussions and social networks for collaborative learning. At the same time, organizations who try to create big eLearning 2.0

Social Learning

Clark Quinn

The spark was the example of a teacher/course/set of students/partner that provided their content into the system so that the students could study through a social learning experience. Industrial model learning -> social learning. A long time ago I posted about Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups where I suggested that there would be easy ways to add social dimensions to our courses. Normally when we talk about eLearning 2.0

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

Trends in What L&D Organizations are Doing As a result of these trends, some L&D organizations are looking to social and informal learning. Training Method Trends suggests that social learning tools are beginning to take off. And surveys such as Web 2.0 There's considerable discussion throughout my blog around topics that relate to social / informal / learning 2.0: vs. Learning 2.0, Social Learning Measurement is still an issue.

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