From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. Activity streams.

Podcast – Making Indian Product Global

Disprz

I was always a startup guy, never an enterprise or a corporate guy. And again, smartphones were taking off, and enterprise apps were taking off. Why not build an enterprise SaaS company that helps learning and skill-building become more exciting and fun in the workplace?

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mLearning Tech A’plenty Released at CES 2011

mLearning Trends

In the midst of all the new 3D TVs, streaming home entertainment, futuristic toys and smart appliances, the primary market focus of this year’s show seems to be on mobility with smartphones, tablets and apps taking center stage in many of the main keynotes and featured front-and-center in larger vendor booths. And many of these advances drive the potential and increase the affordances of mobile learning and performance support across the enterprise.

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The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Serving enterprise customers. Knowledge workers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. Today’s world is a kaleidoscope, information is a tsunami, and workers face novel, complex situations every day. What’s important is tacit knowledge, the know-how that’s taught by experience as opposed to the know-what that is written in books or a syllabus. Workers share discoveries and resources.

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Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

We’re a Knowledge Business,” say an increasing number of CEOs. Only relatively few people at the top needed to be creative, imaginative and enterprising. Most workers had to be good only at performing highly precise, structured and repetitious tasks necessitating a high degree of discipline but little or no personal initiative. Workers must be able to adapt rapidly without waiting for external direction.”. Knowledge is power. The Information Era has arrived.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Reviewed: Social networking services (corporate learning applications): To identify experts on a topic – most “knowledge” exists in the heads of employees; To reduce the time to find connections and answers to questions; extend relationships beyond traditional classroom instruction and e-learning courses. Document and share: learners should be actively creating rather than consuming knowledge.