Internal Comms Taking the Informal Social Learning Torch

The Simple Shift

Social learning is alive and well. Especially in the informal sense but formal social still needs encouragement. I made this realization at SwoopChat today (a Swoop Analytics users event) where I was delighted by the numerous internal comms people I met and listened to. I learned that many were thinking beyond social tech adoption (even […]. collaboration communication enterprise 2.0 social platforms

Is Enterprise 2.0 a crock?

Jay Cross

Yesterday I attended the Enterprise 2.0 conference , “the event that will make your company more agile.&#. Next up was a panel session entitled “Is Enterprise 2.0 None of them thought Enterprise 2.0 The panel addressed Enterprise 2.0’s Booz is employing enterprise 2.0 CSC has an Enterprise Social Collaboration Officer (who also runs KM.). Bullshit Web 2.0

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Learning Theory - Enterprise 2.0 - Social Software - eLearning Learning Weekly Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

We will be publishing this kind of hot list each week and doing monthly and other summaries here using the social filtering mechanisms of Browse My Stuff. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Gagne and the Events of Instruction: Discovering Instructional Design 19 - The E-Learning Curve , June 25, 2009. The following are the top other items based on social signals.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

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. They mean millions of people are connected to millions of other people via Web 2.0 Over 5000 enthusiastic members chat online, comment on the blog, post messages, upload photos, and keep track of their calendar of events. Simple: it’s a social network for people who are interested in scrapbooking and crafts.

5 Golden Rules for Polite Social Networking

E-Learning Provocateur

With social networking starting to make in-roads into the corporate sector (eg NAB , ING ), our attention turns increasingly to netiquette. However, the new medium does present some new social challenges. has produced 5 Golden Rules for Polite Social Networking: You don’t have to make friends with people you don’t know. Birthdays, engagements and weddings are not “virtual&# events. web 2.0 social networking

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

I’m in two minds as to whether a full-blown social network is useful for internal learning purposes. Then there are formal training events like courses and workshops that are important and require documentation, and some people want their informal learning (eg reading a book) recorded too. web 2.0 Tags: formal learning informal learning learning management learning model enterprise 2.0 In my articles Online courses must die!

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Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working (eLearning Guild Webinar) #inttime

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from today’s eLearning Guild Webinars with members of the Internet Time Alliance (ITA): Harold Jarche, Charles Jennings, Clark Quinn, Jane Hart, Jay Cross Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working The questions for the session were sourced from the crowd. Using new social technologies to help people get on with their jobs. How do you use social learning to support formal learning? We love talking to people…make learning more social and fun.

Simulations Games Social and Trends

Tony Karrer

I received some interesting questions (and you know I love questions) from someone doing eLearning industry market research around trends in simulations, games, social learning. In my recent post, I claim Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0. Anyone with different thoughts on the trends around simulations, games and social learning?

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Ive recently been more interested in measures around social learning. And, I just saw a post Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning that discusses how we could go about measuring social learning. What is particularly challenging about social learning measurement is understanding what these intermediate factors are going to be?

LearnTrends 2009

Jay Cross

Building a Social Learning Environment. Merging Information, Media, and Social Learning. Enterprise 2.0, Tags: Events learntrends LearnTrends 2009 is going to be awesome. Yesterday I drew up the tentative agenda. Our theme is convergence in corporate learning. We aim to explore how to corral the loose pieces of learning technology, both on the web and off, in order to come up with a unified, targeted strategy for moving forward.

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. But in the long run, people are eager to express themselves and enterprise collegiality is the path to “knowing what HP knows.”

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

In the same vein, I talk about Working Smarter instead of informal learning, social learning, and so forth. That’s where all the informal and social learning we hear about is taking place. It goes by many names, from Enterprise 2.0 The input may be establishing social learning networks; the output is improvement in the business overall. The alumni connected over social media and saw demos in Second Life. embracing social and experiential learning.

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LearnTrends Speakers and Topics Accounced

Tony Karrer

You can find the conference description, preliminary schedule and session descriptions at: LearnTrends 2009 Conference Agenda Topics and Speakers include: Introduction: Convergence in Learning - George Siemens, Tony Karrer & Jay Cross The Immernet Singularity - Tony O'Driscoll Extending Learning to the Edges of Organizations - Charles Jennings & Andy McGovern – Thomson Reuters Reinventing Organizational Learning - Clark Quinn & Jay Cross Enterprise 2.0,

No more business as usual

Jay Cross

Social business , Enterprise 2.0 , Radical Management , the Connected Company , Living Networks , Management 3.0, and Working Smarter suggest such techniques as putting the customer in charge, harvesting collective intelligence, self-organizing teams, speedy cycle times, collaboration, transparency, openness, agility, trusting one another, responding to feedback, bottom-up organization, peer learning, web 2.0 “This is business.” — Vito Corleone, The Godfather.

Snake Oil 2.0: Lipstick on a pig

Jay Cross

One says “All documents accessed can be tracked as informal learning events.&# (Documents are events?) Another firm claims to have added a “social learning platform layer that enables customers to securely empower their employees to find, create and share knowledge assets and expertise with their colleagues as they leverage an extensive&# online book collection. Several large LMS companies added “informal learning&# to their sales shticks this week.

Working Smarter in the Enterprise

Jay Cross

Learning: Natural, social, spontaneous, informal, unbounded, adaptive, fun. It includes events, is generally static and the end result is that the learner comes away knowing things. In this environment learning is natural, social, spontaneous, informal, unbounded, adaptive and FUN. Social Networks. Social networks have clusters of happy and unhappy people. Dirty words: training, learner eLearning, informal, social, school, learning.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The art of Twitter , October 11, 2010 Learning how to use Twitter as a tool to develop your personal learning network is not always simple, and as with any other social networking tools, there is an unwritten protocol. Having said that, social media has its dark sides , too. The “New&# Social Learning isn’t a New Thing , October 18, 2010 For the last few days I’ve been reading Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham ’s book - The New Social Learning.

They Might Not Need Training, Just a Little Support

Mindflash

In our book , Mitchell Levy and I dedicate an entire section to performance support because it extends formal, event-based learning interventions into the job itself and is a method for bringing learning to the work, where it is most needed. Provide ability for people to commune around the resources: With enterprise 2.0 social networking technology, you can empower people to have online discussions and these discussions themselves can become resources.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Hot Topic #2 - Social Media , Social Networks , Social Learning , and Informal Learning. Social media, social networks, communities for learning both formal and informal is bigger than I think we can even imagine at this point. 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team , October 22, 2009. You can lead them to social media, but can you make them drink? Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning , April 9, 2009. Enterprise (539).

DevLearn 2009 – Day 3 Recap

eLearning Weekly

I was only able to attend one session Friday morning, but it was a really good one: Session 706: Sharing Knowledge for Training: Social Networking in Action at Toyota. Rodolfo Rosales presented his story of introducing a social network within Toyota to help encourage employees to share subject matter expertise (ex. Rodolfo and his team used Ning as their social network and it flourished in the first 3 months… until their internal IT department found out about it.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

What I learned this week at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston - Adventures in Corporate Education , June 17, 2010 This week I attended the Enterprise 2.0 Today I was on a panel about social learning. No matter what anyone tells you, no one really has a clue how to “do&# social in the enterprise. Introduction to Social Networking. If I were a CEO, I’d mandate Enterprise 2.0 Social Bookmarks. Enterprise 2.0.

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LearnTrends 2009: Balance, web 2.0, Internet Time Alliance, DAU

Jay Cross

Next up Deb Schwartz ( Altimeter Group ) and Jerry Michalski ( Sociate ) talked about the challenges and opportunities we confront with enterprise 2.0. Internet Time Alliance took the stage to reflect on the overall event and to field questions. My conclusion from this event is that not only is learning the work, it’s also the most important work. George Siemens began the day by challenging us to see the world as a set of trade-offs.

Design - Audio - Podcasting - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

–( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 21, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Tuesday, September 22, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Wednesday, September 23, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Growing Your Business - Innovative Marketing Using Social Media <!–( Learnerprise 2.0: Why Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 More Random Web 2.0 Statistics - Kapp Notes , April 12, 2010 Here are some more random Web 2.0 What is social presence?

May – June 15 Great Ones

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. 12 Events That Will Change Everything, Made Interactive - Scientific American , May 21, 2010. Education 2.0: What does Government 2.0 Study: Twitter Is Not a Very Social Network - ReadWriteWeb , May 11, 2010. Blog – The Fundamental Limits of Privacy For Social Networks - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , May 4, 2010. The Enterprise 2.0

In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

In the unlikely event that you’re bored over the holidays, here’s a quick index to 104 posts and 35000+ words of Clive on Learning in 2010. Video streaming brings events to a much wider audience E-learning modules are not the complete replacement Because you can use one technology doesn't mean you can use them all Harvard ManageMentor goes social (review) A billion postings - can this be true? When YouTube really does have to be offline Abstracts and Enterprise 2.0

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

And I feel honored that social signals came in granting my post on eLearning Strategy top spot. Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape - Free as in Freedom , November 2, 2010I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. Mark’s focus is to look at social media tools, their impact on an organisation’s culture. When Tim Orielly coined the term Web 2.0, liken Enterprise 2.0

Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. This morning I received an email asking…”How are people using social software to support learning?” O n web2logo , you click a logo and find out about a Web 2.0 I have been struggling to put together a matrix of with Web 2.0 The ROI of Enterprise 2.0

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working smarter embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines. Enterprise 2.0

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Web 2.0

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43 Great eLearning Posts and 5 Hot Topics Including Google Buzz and iPad

eLearning Learning Posts

Some really great stuff from the second half of February as found based on social signals. The Ability to Lead Remote Employees Will Become the Next 2.0 Seven (Possible) Ways to Use Google Buzz for Education by Jeremy Vest - Learning Solutions Magazine , February 17, 2010 Google’s entry into social networking, Buzz, created quite a bit of buzz last week after its launch. Enterprise 2.0 Social Media & Learning: Hello. Best of eLearning Learning.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS. The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , May 8, 2010 I find myself in the center of an intellectual tempest.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items based on social signals. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 Digital Participation, Digital Inclusion and Social Learning - Learnadoodledastic , July 24, 2010 Digital Participation - Why? This is a social resource as it also provides the opportunity for you to provide your own experiences of using social tools for learning. linking, linking, 2.0=participation,

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Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

In this 2011 edition, we added a more lucid description of workscapes, streamlined the social learning chapter, updated the cheat sheets, and included a glossary. Our current work involves figuring out how to inject best practices from adult learning theory, brain science, social psychology, business execution, and elsewhere into workscapes. The workscape is the aspect of an organization where learning and development become never-ending processes rather than one-time events.

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Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

As a blog post it’s probably pretty crap – too long, too much scrolling, but as a record of the event, and a method for me to retain my learning, it is just dandy, thank you. Can hook up to Yammer too – Yammer is an internal Twitter-like client that allows 2.0 SESSION 807 – USING SHAREPOINT TO ENHANCE ONLINE LEARNING EVENTS. Leo presented generally on his thoughts about mass media and how ‘social’ media is a great benefit to us all. Isn’t 2.0 *all