How Mobile Apps Can Act as Social Learning Tools

Origin Learning

Social learning and mobile learning have a lot in common. Instant messaging, e-mails, texts, social media interactions- all of these have become an inseparable part of our lives ever since the smartphone revolution has taken place. A lot of social learning is already happening on the mobile platform. You forward informative or entertaining messages, access social media to know what’s happening around, read and share content and what not.

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Gyrus

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. Statements like, “how do we make our learning program work for us?” ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” ” But, how do you get your learning program up to speed? In order to come up with the answer as well as enact a proper social media approach, be sure to reference the steps below: Don’t Lose Sight of your Current State.

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Social play can be Social Learning

Ideaon

I have been asked a half-dozen times about my thoughts on Social Learning within corporations. At work we do use social tools such as Skype, Yahoo Messenger and YouTube for learning purposes. There is not much of a difference in using social tools.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Level 2: Learning. He says unless one or more of the learning objectives?knowledge, with a post-test to measure learning for the entire program. Case studies, exercises, and simulations can be part of a continuum linking Levels 1, 2, and 3.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

In my opinion, giving a learner a self-study eLearning program as their only form of training or support is not much different than handing them a manual to read with some exercises. Some folks are uniquely suited to learn this way but, in my experience, most are not.

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Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?

G-Cube

Social media is here to stay. Modern users are utilizing social media in a number of ways – get updates, shop, connect, collaboration and even learn. Social learning tools which are easily accessible to all can be extremely effective for corporate trainings as well, aiding and re-enforcing the effects of formal learning initiatives. What can Learners do to ensure Social Learning success? e-Learning

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

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. 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.

Applying Social Learning Theory to eLearning

LearnUpon

Albert Bandura’s social learning theory hypothesizes that we learn by observing and modeling the behavior of others. This theory has been pivotal in understanding how we learn, and how to create the best environment for learning to occur in.

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

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. What are some of the useful resources available on this subject that could benefit learning professionals?

Three Things You Can Do to Increase Social Learning Participation

Mindflash

The problem with anything social (social media, enterprise social, social learning) is the 90-9-1 rule which states that 90% of people will not participate. This might not be a problem in social media as a whole, but it is a problem in corporate learning when we want 100% participation. . The good news is that you can increase participation on social learning, and there is evidence in the science that says so.

Three Simple Ways to Get Started with Social Learning

Mindflash

Social learning a lot of us hear a lot these days — we know, vaguely, what it is, and we know that it’s happening, whether we like it or not, every day. And yet the vast majority of our money and energy goes toward formal training programs, not these social, off-the-cuff initiatives. For one, formal training is what we know best, so it makes sense that learning and development professionals gravitate toward it. What is Social Learning, Again?

Social Learning Designer

Tony Karrer

Out of the conversation in Learn Trends around making informal learning concrete, Cammy Bean asked: Cammy Bean: So is there a market for Social Media Instructional Designing Consultants? Jane Hart suggested that we use the term Social Learning Designer to describe the role. Be it as an individual or as a function in an organization, we need to define what the whole business of social learning or informal learning is all about.

Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?

LearnDash

A look at the advantages, disadvantages, and underlying purpose of social media in the classroom. Social media is among the most prominent of these resources , and there’s a strong temptation for many online educators to find creative ways to use it in their course. However, social media isn’t for everyone—or every course. A quick break down the pro’s and con’s, shows us the following: Key advantages of social media include: User familiarity. elearning social learnin

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning.

How to build a social learning culture

Lars is Learning

I was asked by Trainingzone to provide some tips for bringing the learning benefits to bear of social tools within an organisational context. Resisting the rush to social media feels a bit like trying to push water back up a waterfall doesn't it? A fairly futile exercise. Well, homo sapiens are a particularly social All comments/feedback welcome. Why is it so popular?

Ad-hoc Social Learning Environment - How a Blog Drives Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

We decided to set up an ad-hoc social learning environment mostly using freely available tools. We decided to outline our curriculum in a skeletal form using a blog, and then set social interactions in the curriculum context. In this post, I summarize what we learned about the ad-hoc social learning environments. Blog is the watering hole A learning blog is so much a happening place! Participants had a lot to learn from each other.

Time to Get on Board with Collaborative Learning

Learning Rebels

Collaborative Learning is where it’s at and let’s allow technology to bring it home! I have never understood the resistance to using technology in the “class” In today’s day and age, learning collaboration is and should be the norm in all our learning designs.

Get Started in Social Learning in 5 Steps (Without Spending a Dime)

Mindflash

Social learning is not new, but we still do not know what it is. Albert Bandura wrote a book called Social Learning Theory in 1977, and he didn’t even have a Facebook account. Bandura wrote that people learn through observation of other people. So social learning is about watching others and doing what they do? That was social learning then. Today it’s about using social media in our training, right?

Learning gets social, emotional, progressive!

Origin Learning

Did you notice the progressively ‘smart’ and ‘social’ way of ‘strategically selling’ a story? Isn’t it an efficient use of a social platform at workplace?How Sharing this compelling, experiential, engaging, and believable story of the associate on a social platform is a win-win for all stakeholders. Apart from motivating colleagues at work, the flow of information on a social platform reflects transparency to record and reward meritocracy.

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It’s Really That Simple - Steps in Story Learning Design - Try the Live Exercise - Tip #120

Vignettes Learning

Play this interactive exercise on “ Stash the Cash ” - a Fraud Detection Story-Based Design. SET UP The Set Up is a Story-Based Learning Objective; unlike the static and linear learning objectives, we help learners to immediately recognize the value of these new approach to creating objectives and the lessons to be learned. Here they learn to find their place (Context). Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

So here are the top posts based on social signals via eLearning Learning for August 2010. My e-Learning Don’ts - MinuteBio , August 8, 2010 Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. believe the following are counter to adult learning theory, sound e-learning design and they just down-right irk me. It’s a good question for people involved in learning and development. Social media is a fad.

7 Tips for Training Athletes, Dancers, and Martial Artists Online

LearnDash

Physical disciplines such as dance, martial arts, or other forms of athletic training aren’t compatible with social distancing guidelines. You don’t need to learn to become a social media influencer or amass a large following overnight to run an online training program. Speaking of exercising from home, avoid giving demonstrations that require special equipment. After all, this is what they came to you to learn in the first place.

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Delivering Impactful Induction Training through Social Tools – Some Practical Tips

G-Cube

While induction trainings can be created and accessed by learners across the various offices as per their convenience, what most new inductees miss is social interactions and shared knowledge – which is an integral part of learning in the early days. Social learning is part of the organizational atmosphere – with the aid of technology, it can bring about closer interactions, which can be recorded and further utilized by learners and instructors alike.

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5 Steps to a Successful Blended Learning Strategy

Learning Rebels

Blended Learning Strategy. This Blended Learning post was originally written for DominKnow.com. However, as time has marched on, organizations face certain problems using this delivery method, such as logistic issues, high cost of loss productivity, inability to connect learning back in the workplace, the inability to provide learning reinforcement and the list continues. Blended Learning Defined. Step 1: Define Your Blended Learning Strategy.

Designing Social Processing

Clark Quinn

In reflecting on the presentation I gave earlier this week, I realize that I didn’t make it clear that just making it social will make activities lead to better processing. If you’re asking them to collaborate to apply the knowledge to a problem (which I encourage), then you’ll want to find an application exercises the core knowledge in ways that is as closely related as possible to how they’ll need to apply it in the world. Tags: design social

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About serial mastery and social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

What are the best ways to learn individually and collectively? Interestingly enough, that's like reading about myself, when I started as an irrigation engineer, morphed into an organisational advisor and I'm currently a specialist in the design and facilitation of learning processes. The new self-directed learning = Learning I was asked to facilitate two workshops about the ' new learning ' for career counselors. social learning elearning self-directed learnin

Do you want to predict learners’ path?

Origin Learning

If this is amazing, then can you think of the effect of a tracking mechanism in the zone of learning at workplace? Consider replicating this exercise in short spurts of time at your workplace. To begin with, say, 365 days…assume that you engage Origin , a learning solutions and services organization with a passion for creating innovative learning programs. With its inbuilt predictability feature, it is a platform for learning by choice and not by force.

5 Signs It’s Time To Switch Your LMS

Docebo

In just the past few years, learning technology has evolved from a simple Learning Management System (LMS), designed to house and manage learning content, to today’s modern and high-tech, cloud-based LMS optimized to deliver strong learning outcomes. Make learning fun and engaging. By revisiting what an ideal LMS should be delivering, it becomes clear where there might be shortcomings with your existing learning platform.

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Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. We shouldn’t confuse what L&D/Training departments spend a lot of their time on with real learning.

This Week on #TalkTech: Replacing the Next Button, Gamification for Sales Reps and 4 Pillars of Gamification

Bottom-Line Performance

The jury is still out on whether this was an April Fools joke or not, but I came across a fascinating post on the Multimedia Learning blog this week. Ask Learners to Prove They’re Learning With NEXTCHA. Topic #2: Why does gamification motivate sales reps to learn? The external rewards, quick feedback and ability to rack up points can turn an otherwise routine activity into a fun exercise. Motivating Your Sales Reps to Learn.

Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Learning Cafe

Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well-publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? Topic 3: How does learning need to change to accomodate shortening attention spans and changing reading preferences? How should learning design change to make the most of our new habits? Social Learning Facebook Google microsoft social learning talktech

How To Use Social Intelligence In eLearning

TalentLMS

Social intelligence, or SI, deals with situational awareness and meaningful interaction. A socially intelligent individual is able to work well with others and understand the dynamics within a group. By immersing learners in social situations and encouraging them to examine their communication skills, social intelligence can be cultivated in online learning environments. Basic Principles Of Social Intelligence.

Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Learning Cafe

Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations.

Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Learning Cafe

Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations.

Evolving role of Trainers in Corporate Learning

G-Cube

With the changing face of corporate learning, there are many ways that learners are choosing to learn within the workplace. Even with newer platforms of learning, the worth of one-to-one interactions in learning cannot be over-stated. Imparting information and knowledge, the role of the trainer was to make sure that the learners understood the course material and had ample opportunities to reproduce skills or knowledge gathered through repetitive drilling exercises.

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Social Formal – it’s the processing!

Clark Quinn

In thinking about the benefits of adding social to formal learning for a presentation I’ll be giving, I realized that the main reason to extend social activities into formal learning is for the additional processing it provides. While there is processing individually, social interaction provides more opportunities. The types of learning processing that matter for learning are personalizing, elaborating, and applying. Tags: social

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