Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. Unlike Facebook or Twitter where one accesses the ‘firehose’ of data that one subscribes to and is dependent on the Friends/Following, and where users mostly use features like groups/lists etc to sort out noise from the stream, Plus uses a different approach and lets users create ‘circles’ that allow them to separate streams. Social Learning Google Google Plus Social Networks

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment.

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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. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I explored one of the principles to emerge from the recent AMPLIFY09 festival, namely “Everything big started small&#. Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. However, the exponential growth of online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has taken it to a whole new stratosphere.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

XYZ Fire Association is a network of. fire chiefs, emergency officers, and. Through their network, they identified a. largest brands including DropBox, Facebook, BP and Credit Suisse transform. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

Thoughts on Social Networking

Moodle Journal

Going on as I do these days with regard to the value of social networking tools practices and the implications for collaboration in learning, which you may well have picked this up from a number of posts in this blog. Just recently, during the summer, I have been dipping into SNA (Social Network Analysis) this is a methodology for mapping and measuring relationships and flows in a system; this can be human or even data itself.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. Social media has a different impact on the learning experience, compared to technology that is often utilized in the learning environment.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

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

Mindflash

One important way organizations can do this is to help new people “adjust” or “socialize” into the new organization. Organizational socialization goes back a long way, and includes fundamentals like helping new employees with role clarity, confidence in their ability to perform the work, social acceptance, and knowledge of how to navigate the organization. Enterprise social networks are certainly not a silver bullet.

Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

technologies — unless ‘thinking about social software’ is considered progress. That could explain why, in our studies, successful social media initiatives at many companies emerged from underground, grassroots efforts." Companies are turning a blind eye to underground social software efforts until they prove their worth, and then sanctioning them within the enterprise." " "Widespread use of internal social media breaks down communication barriers.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus.

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

Vignettes Learning

Social media and Social Networking simply allow us to collaborate better, faster, and cheaper. when all of the skills, tools and attitudes are just emerging for ALL of us? Through Ray Sims' blog I found this video of Matt Moore with relevant ideas on adoption of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0. Matt's metaphors illustrates simple and effective key points we can learn from. Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0

4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

Today, after the rapid evolution of the LMS – hastened by several factors, right from the inclusion of social learning tools, to an ever increasing need for usability – many things have changed, and still continue to change, in the LMS. Cloud computing is emerging as an inexpensive, quick and efficient way of delivering training through LMS. More than 2 years back, I had carried out a SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario.

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

Terms such as “flipped classes” and “microlearning” emerged unprompted in my conversations with them. An enterprise social network covers the “in-betweens”, principally by empowering everyone to ask their own questions to the crowd, and to keep abreast of emergent knowledge in the moment. Blended learning goes beyond pre-work online modules by integrating social activity and ongoing performance support.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation with Patrick Randolph from TalkWheel about different kinds of asynchronous conversation models that are emerging and how they might fit into broader eLearning Initiatives. However, I've struggled with the problem of destinations vs. social networks and the spread of conversation (see Forums vs. Social Networks ). There are some new tools emerging that have a different take.

Web 2.0 - A Tool for Driving Performance

Bottom-Line Performance

companies deny employees access to social networking sites and 54% of HR decision makers have encountered or have had to discipline employees for wasting time on the internet(3). According to T&D magazine younger workers are already using social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook to ask for and obtain performance feedback long before their managers sit down and have a formal meeting. 4) Social Networking: A force for Development?

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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. She was also listed in the Top 25 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media in 2013 and 2014. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

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Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

The four topics we are planning to deep dive into in the first two weeks are: a) Networked learning, b) Personal Learning Networks, c) MOOCs, and d) Communities of Inquiry. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. Ubiquitous connectivity, mobile devices and social platforms ensure that work can happen from anywhere. Learning networks are based on the theory of Connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs.

The Learning Blockchain Emerges

CLO Magazine

Context from internal or public social networks. Yes, we are talking about the potential use of the emerging technology of blockchains — focused on learning. I was in Africa in September to keynote a learning conference, and my dreams for the application of instantly accessing resources across a global network became sharper and more exciting. The post The Learning Blockchain Emerges appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Thirsty for knowledge on social networks and information systems?

Janet Clarey

Information Science Reference recently published a book by Miltiadis Lytras from the University of Patras, Greece, Robert Tennyson from the University of Minnesota, USA, and Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, from the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain called Knowledge Networks: The Social Software Perspective. Here’s a description: Social networks are collections of individuals linked together by a set of relations. Knowledge Networks. Here you go then.

Bringing learning to the workplace, step 3: People

Challenge to Learn

You can use social network sites where people create a profile of themselves. Instead of hobbies like you do in Facebook, you can describe your expertise in your profile. You can set up your private corporate network with tools like ELGG. You can apply these in your regular courses, but even better would be to create a Frequently Asked Question list or emerging practices. Corporate social networks e-Learning elgg Workplace learning Yammer

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How to Build Your Own Incubator of Emerging Skills

Degreed

But we can focus on developing the right emerging skills that will allow us to respond easily to future challenges with a workforce that can move fluidly across projects, teams, and work. Tap Into New Skills Where They Emerge Organically. Mining Data to Identify Emerging Skills.

Using Facebook as a learning platform

eFront

Let’s start this post by stating that Facebook was not actually created as a learning platform, it can however clearly be used to enhance and support elearning. Facebook is STILL the most convenient way to get connected to friends, get updated on existing friends, find new people, build relationships and express identities – so the big Facebook advantage is that your audience is most definitely there. We have written about Facebook apps for elearning before in this post!

Re-imagining Work & Learning in a Networked World

ID Reflections

As technological capability increases, the cloud becomes pervasive, and the power of social and mobile become progressively evident, these will transform the way we function. How do we help organizations see that social and informal learning is not a new and fancy way to learn but an essential requirement in a complex, rapidly changing, and uber connected world? We know that training is not enough and employees cannot be trained for skills that are still emergent.

Creating Successful Online Courses with Emerging Technologies

DigitalChalk eLearning

We decided we needed to fish were the fish were and start integrating in social media into the e-learning environment. One example of this is secret Facebook groups to encourage students to create a substantial discussion on the subject being taught. As a DigitalChalk user, I find that integrating other modalities of social media, is helpful to the students and creates a more full e-learning experience for the student as well.

Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

means versus the hyperlink focused Web as it emerged in the 1990's. are social networking, web mashups, and using the web to store and create content. Social networking is a crazy buzz word right now. Twitter , a micro-blogging and status update technology, is one of among many ways that web users are using social technology to share information. I think of popular web based social networking technologies as breaking down into three categories.

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JOHN HINCHLIFFE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He also is the founder of the Global Learning and Development Community (GLDC) , and has served on the Board of Directors for the eLearning Network. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

The LMS and SNS – A Fine Balance

Upside Learning

That the LMS needs to incorporate social learning elements is no longer a point of debate but both a question of survival for the LMS itself and also a test of how the LMS handles the balance of both the elements of training and the ‘networkedness’ of the social learning. We’ve been hearing of experts commenting that LMSs today don’t come with appropriate social media technology built in. The system is geared to offer the human face required for social interactions.

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27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

Some of the might seem out of place in a list for L&D folks, but I think it is important to read around a subject to understand the context, and the emerging patterns. 5 Workplace Learning/Training Social Media for Trainers Jane Bozarth. 25 Network/Web 2.0 26 Network/Web 2.0 The Social Media Cigarette Break (internettime.posterous.com). I have listed down a few books that have shaped my thinking over the last one year.

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. Sure, there are fears of losing control, the fact that hierarchy and social networks are not comfortable bedfellows, and the inevitable paradigm drag. ” Yesterday IBM presented a compelling case for social business excellence at the Enterprise 2.0 Facebook-itus.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. We, at Learnnovators, have always been fascinated by the enormous power of social learning, and have been following up researches and discussions by experts around this subject closely for some time now. THE QUOTE.

Work Out Loud – Don’t Just Share What You Did

Nick Leffler

Today is the final day of my four-day journey to cover my thoughts on this week’s topics for the online cMOOC Exploring Innovations in Networked Work and Learning. Nobody wants or needs to see the mess that is created, just the final beautiful finished product that emerges from the kitchen. What emerges from the kitchen may not be what the person was looking for, and is often what happens.Just.

4 Emerging Themes Shaping the Future of Learning

NovoEd

and so-called ‘soft skills’ (global cultural fluency, networking, storytelling, leadership, etc.). Not only do they know what role trajectory employees are on, but HR leaders also have competency and performance data along with prior work experience (though not all; one HR leader lamented that ‘LinkedIn knows more about our employees’ skills than we do). The post 4 Emerging Themes Shaping the Future of Learning appeared first on NovoEd.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. remains a contested label for new and emergent properties that are found on the Web. Essentially, the Web has become more social.

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Emergent Knowledge Management

Tony Karrer

Structure would come from a layer on top such as social bookmarking and digg, and, of course, from search across unstructured content. There would be tools like social networks that would allow us to find people inside and outside the enterprise. There's been a long running discussion around what Knowledge Management is going to look like going forward and whether big systems that manage knowledge are going to be there.

4 Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn

CommLab India

Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn has created ripples in the world of technology. I believe the deal between Microsoft and LinkedIn could have 4 major implications for the corporate world. Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn could lead to the integration of LinkedIn, SharePoint, Yammer, and Excel, resulting in the emergence of a comprehensive talent management platform. LinkedIn could help shore Microsoft’s sagging mobile initiatives.

A Network of Experts: From Content Curation to Insight Curation

CLO Magazine

analysis, at least 80 percent of companies acknowledge a critical need to redesign their traditional structure to create a network of experts for better, faster business decisions. For most organizations, creating an effective network of experts who share wisdom and execute business actions as a team requires a shift in organizational structure and culture as well as the adoption of a new type of technology.

Shaping Social Business Ecosystems as Learnscapes

Skilful Minds

The emergence of social media provides people inside and outside organizations with a way to actively speak about, speak to, and engage the product and service offerings of enterprises. Enterprises, on the other hand, listen to, engage, and act on insights gained from social media. Social Networks Web 2.0 Innovation learnscapes social network user experience wiki

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

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) “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today? How will social learning evolve in the coming years?