How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate. Whether in our working lives or personal lives, opening up on social media is not everyone’s idea of a good time.

3 Tips for Taking Conferences and Events Online

3Play Media

Before you cancel your upcoming event, have you considered taking it online? With a little planning and a couple of handy tools, your online event will be the talk of the town. Choosing an accessible platform is critical for online events because you want to be as inclusive as possible. A study by the University of Iowa found that people recall information better after seeing it and hearing it. Captioning a Live Event. Captioning a Pre-Recorded Event.

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Can self-study be social?

Clive on Learning

In my last post, a review of The New Social Learning , I proposed that, with the rapid rush to using e-learning in the workplace, we are at greater risk of a surplus of isolated self-study than we are an explosion in the use of social media. In particular, I'm beginning to wonder whether self-study can feel social. Surely the same could be true for e-learning self-study content. You're very much on your own and, as social animals, you don't like it.

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3 Tips for Taking Conferences and Events Online

3Play Media

Before you cancel your upcoming event, have you considered taking it online? With a little planning and a couple of handy tools, your online event will be the talk of the town. Choosing an accessible platform is critical for online events because you want to be as inclusive as possible. A study by the University of Iowa found that people recall information better after seeing it and hearing it. Captioning a Live Event. Captioning a Pre-Recorded Event.

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. social learning

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

For example, informal learning happens effortlessly when people: Read a statistic or story on Facebook or another social media network. Peruse someone’s profile on a social media site. Become knitted into a company’s culture by attending work-related social events. Humans used to learn primarily informally, or socially. Social learning is as powerful as it is undervalued and underestimated. conducted a two-year study of workplace cultures.

How to Promote Employee Social and Mental Wellbeing

Chronus

This can start with creating workplaces that support the social and mental wellbeing of their employees. What Are The Effects of Poor Social and Mental Wellbeing? Why is it Important to Build Employee Social and Mental Wellbeing?

2018 International E-Learning Events to Mark on Your Calendar 

ICDTranslation

An e-learning event is the best way to achieve all that. If the event is held abroad, it gives you broader opportunities for networking, which makes it worth the travel. If you are already convinced that you will visit a few international e-learning events in 2018, the list below may help you choose the most important ones for you. 5 Interesting E-Learning Events to Attend in the First Half of 2018. The International E-Learning Association Events.

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? After a decade of affordable high-speed internet access, smartphones, mobile apps and social networks, it’s easy to take our digital connections for granted. In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment. Are We Socializing Responsibly? In Summary: Social Learning is an Adventure.

8 Live Event Ideas To Boost Learner Participation In Online Training

eFront

In this article, we’ll share 8 Live event ideas that can help you boost learner participation in online training. . 8 Live Event Ideas That Can Help You Boost Learner Participation In Online Training. Live events offer you the opportunity to interact with your audience and make the online training experience more memorable. Here are 8 live event ideas to increase learner participation and get corporate learners actively involved in the online training process.

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Top 10 eLearning Events of 2017

OpenSesame

After an eventful 2016, we’re looking forward to an even better 2017. To keep up with the latest industry trends and discussions, we’ve created a list of the top learning events you won’t want to miss this year: . Highlights: Networking opportunities with corporate learning practitioners, workshops, engaging keynote presentations, case studies, and more. Highlights: Covers the latest trends in Saas, social, mobile, analytics, video, gamification, and more.

New Study Shows 95% of Business & Sales Leaders are Irrelevant with Key Accounts & Customers on LinkedIn

Zunos

Now that live events and in-person meetings with investors, prospects and customers are on hold, I had my team at Personal ABM take a deep look into how business leadership, sales leaders and marketing teams are engaging on LinkedIn.

Promoting social media

Clark Quinn

The Big Question of the Month is “How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?&#. Now, this is late, but it’s because I’ve been getting ready for and then attending DevLearn (as always, was a great event), but Jay Cross and I spent a day talking about this issue in the larger picture of social learning in the media. One of the things that helps is having good case studies. Tags: social strategy

Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

The ATD and i4cp study Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond reported in early 2015 that social learning was in use by fewer than three in 10 organizations. However, another 46 percent of surveyed talent development professionals said they were considering social learning for future use or had it in development, suggesting significant anticipated growth. Here’s a look at the full results: Make access to social learning easy and fast; 68%.

From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Jane Hart

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Well, to try and avoid the “learning” word or at least the term “social learning”! Despite the fact that numerous studies have shown that most workplace learning takes place outside training - the term “learning” is for many people still synonymous with training.

Nature’s lessons on Social Learning revealed at webinar

Sponge UK

Taking a cue from nature on Social Learning, and how to make the most of it in business is the topic of a new webinar, hosted by award-winning elearning provider, Sponge UK. The collaborative event will explore how learning socially is a natural activity and what role technology can play in helping learners and organisations benefit from Social Learning. The post Nature’s lessons on Social Learning revealed at webinar appeared first on Sponge UK.

Micro-Learning Impacts: Training Magazine Event Study

Vignettes Learning

We just released a study and report on "Micro-Learning Impacts." This study (on-going) was conducted in cooperation with Training Magazine Events showing how learners learn, apply, network, and measure results. The participants submitted micro-goals, networke d with their leaders and peers, and measured the impacts of their learnings. Participants reported total learning impacts of $1,600,000. Below is a list of processes and tool that we used.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. Surveys/Studies. Many Senior Executives like to talk the social media talk.

How we keep up our Social Media Marketing game?

Hurix Digital

Kami Huyse, the Oprah Winfrey in the world of public relations, says, “The first rule of social media is that everything changes all the time. The world is becoming smaller, thanks to the magnitude of information available on social media platforms alone. A BFSI sector client advertising on social media has to navigate a veritable minefield of rules, regulations and norms. And that is the biggest challenge we had to face when mapping out their social media strategy.

EVENT BLOG: Client Day - Refresh, Revitalise, Rejuvenate!

Unicorn Training

Don't sweat it, all the updates and news from the event can be found right here! Guest speakers include Amuzo's Mike Hawkyard, who will explain the principles of gaming and how they can be incorporated into training while some client SkillsServe case studies will be showcased. Few key rules to making games: Fun first - don't promote to play, get them playing to promote Target audience Current events - big numbers and getting PR and people talk about current events (i.e.

Study: Millennial and Mature Workers' Attitudes Align

CLO Magazine

The age groups that share the most workplace sentiments in common are the youngest and oldest generations, a new study suggests. According to an engagement study from Randstad, the age groups that share the most workplace sentiments in common are the youngest and oldest generations. When asked about their feelings toward their current job, millennials and mature workers responded more favorably than other respondents across the board, according to the study.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind

Learningtogo

Brain scans of candidates before, during and after their course of study reveal physical changes in the brain ; their hippocampus become larger, growing more brain cells to accommodate the extra spatial memory required. Changing your physical space wakes up your lazy brain and takes you out of your comfort zone, forcing your brain to form new memories connected to the stimulation of new sounds, smells, sights and social contacts. Event. td.org/events.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

Rockstars on the Road: Hear Marty Rosenheck Speak at These Events

eLearning Brothers

Marty has created award-winning learning experiences, designed learning ecosystems, developed cognitive apprenticeship programs, built performance support systems, conducted needs assessments, specified learning paths, constructed virtual learning environments, and developed formal, informal, and social learning strategies for dozens of nonprofit and for-profit organizations. How to avoid the common pitfalls of a media comparison study. The (surprising) results of the study.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer, Brandon Hall [link] LMSs are adding social features – including RSS feeds, peer ratings of content. Social media allow: Conversations to continue after training Peer-to-peer interaction in groups – so learners can continue to learn Find individualized answers (by approaching instructors and fellow learners) Share your own content Makes training more efficient Can shorten formal training, because the conversation continues. social social media

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

CaboPress Review and How to Run a Quality Mastermind Event Chris Lema Style

LifterLMS

This episode of LMScast is a CaboPress review and how to run a quality mastermind event Chris Lema style with co-founders of LifterLMS , Chris Badgett and Thomas Levy. Chris and Thomas have always come back with a whole suitcase of ideas, experiments, tests, and partnerships to explore from the event, but one key takeaway is often worth the price of admission. I mean, these are all part of the social learning elements which we’re a big fan of over at LifterLMS.

What analysts say about Docebo’s approach to social learning

Docebo

Here’s what top learning management system analysts are saying about Docebo’s approach to social learning. A major highlight after the event has been taking the opportunity to receive our guests’ take on the experience. According to Brandon Hall Group’s just-completed Learning Technology Study, 44% of companies are planning to replace their current LMS platform. The post What analysts say about Docebo’s approach to social learning appeared first on Docebo.

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How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions. We’re so focused on the label and capitalizing on the buzz around social learning that we’re mutating it into something it was never meant to be. What Exactly Is Social Learning? Why Is There Confusion Between Social Learning and Social Media?

The 8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have on Your eLearning Course

SHIFT eLearning

A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. A learning event is a simplified description of the student''s learning activity. There''s an infinite number of learning strategies, but only eight learning events. It isn’t necessary to use all the events in the creation of your course. Examples of this learning event abound. In this kind of learning event, unlike the previous two (imitation and reception), action is necessary.

21 BRILLIANT RESOURCES FOR UP-SKILLING LEARNING DESIGNERS (FOR THE INFORMAL & SOCIAL LEARNING AGE)

Learnnovators

Karl Kapp THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. Surveys/Studies. Many Senior Executives like to talk the social media talk.

LIVE EVENT BLOG: E-Learning 20-20 Day Two

Unicorn Training

Current events. Make the games multiplayer and social. Peer motivation: turning eLearning social. Game elements in eLearning include: branched case studies interactive scenarios 'what if' exploration simulations: these are examples of games that have been around for a very long time serious games The key thing to remember is that eLearning should always be substance with style. Current events 4. A huge thank you to everyone for making this a fantastic event.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

Learning Visions

Tuesday, April 03, 2007 eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions As Ive mentioned here before, Im extremely excited about attending the upcoming eLearning Guild event here in Boston. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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. Social networks empower workers to engage in self-determined “pull” learning.

Learning Events vs Environments: A Case for Putting the Learner in the Center

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Among other things, the book mentions a study on learning effectiveness by Johns Hopkins University sociologist Karl Alexander. Time and again, focusing on formal learning events alone turns out to be myopic. A more complete goal is to improve the whole learning environment – pre-class, in-class and post-class - through a variety of modalities, such as online self-study, virtual classes, reference materials and social informal learning.