Blog Roundup: Social Learning while Social Distancing

LearnDash

As we’re all social distancing right now, it may seem like an odd time to talk about social learning. How can anyone engage in social learning when we’re all staying home? Regardless, social learning has a place in online education—and not on the periphery, either.

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Social Learning In The Workplace

LearnDash

For many businesses the idea of implementing a full-blown elearning & training program seems daunting. An effective learning program takes commitment, both financially and with regards to time. If an organization doesn’t have the financial means (or the time) to create a learning program then what alternatives do they have? Instead of implementing a traditional elearning and training program companies can opt to invest in social learning programs.

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The Year of Social Learning

LearnDash

This is the year we double-down on social learning. It is time for learning program developers to strive for something more. However, there are so many other courses out there that could be better if they leveraged social learning concepts. Troy Dean has done it with his WPElevation and Rockstar Empire programs. Zac Gordon with his Javascript for WP program, Duolingo for their language training, and Digital Marketer for their online certifications.

Social Learning pays off! A Success Story

Origin Learning

Learning by force is passé. How do organizations engage with young, trendy, and tech-savvy people when it comes to learning and development? In a world where the social platform is increasingly the way to connect, learn, grow and scale, businesses are being made to alter their thinking. If the dose of social learning can be tailored to meet the needs of a business then a learner’s participation graph is sure to reflect an upward trend.

4 Social Learning Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

Social media giants like FaceBook and the like demonstrate the possibilities that we have available to us when it comes to social learning despite being remote. The concept of social learning isn’t necessarily new, but the technology that we have available now does make certain aspects of proprietary. To help you get a bit more acquainted with social learning in 2013, see some of the facts below, as originally mentioned by aragonresearch.com: 1.

The Unexplored Water of Social Learning

HCMguru

As an L&D (Learning and Development) professional, have you ever thought of the humongous success some businesses have achieved making use of social media? According to the popular L&D blogger, Sophia Grainger , there is nothing that had been as successful as social media platforms in terms of generating engagement. Many brands and individuals have leveraged social media optimally, thereby becoming highly successful in developing engagement with the target audience.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice. In other words, learning has gone from being informal and organic to formal and structured. Employees Learn Best When They Learn Informally. Informal learning is the polar opposite of formal learning. In the article What Is Informal Learning? , Observe the opinions of others in a forum.

How To Enhance Virtual Learning With The Help Of Social Learning

Tesseract Learning

A virtual learning environment is a medium of learning where learners go through courses, study materials and learning aids through an online medium. Given this context, learners can access learning materials through peer-to-peer collaboration networks such as forums.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. 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). “

Golden Rules of Forum Posting

LearnDash

Nearly every online course or training program today has some way for students to comment on the material, most often in the form of forums. Online forums have been around for a long time now, so most people are generally aware of the proper etiquette when interacting on them. It seems like there are always some individuals who lack the general understanding of forum protocol. Here at LearnDash, one of our support avenues is a community forum.

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Social Learning Tips to Engage Learners: A Corporate Learning Perspective

G-Cube

E-Learning and technology-aided learning in the workplace allows more flexibility and increases access to learning by huge proportions. It is then not a surprise that technology-aided learning is now being adopted by a majority of forward thinking organizations. A strictly linear structure, where an e-course is simply made available on the technology-aided learning platform maybe sufficient for the self-motivated learners, but not suitable for all. e-Learning

How to Incorporate The Power of Social Learning Theory into Your eLearning Program

Coreaxis

Research has shown that people learn better when their learning experience has a social component. This encompasses concepts such as discussion and study groups, the relationship-based discovery and evaluation of learning programs, as well as the use of social networks and badging to broadcast progress. Simply put, we are social creatures by nature and we learn better when we can interact, share ideas and observe others. Discussion Forums.

5 Ways to Incorporate Social Learning in Your Training

eThink Education

Employers are always looking for ways to enhance the effectiveness of their training program. In this regard, social learning initiatives are becoming increasingly popular. . This article will answer the following questions concerning social learning: .

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Kirkpatrick Revisited by Barbara on April 18, 2011 in Instructional Design After I finished my post a few weeks ago on Reevaluating Evaluation , I found out that Donald Kirkpatrick , the granddaddy of the Four Levels of Evaluation, was taking a farewell tour before his retirement and would be presenting a workshop at the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in Minneapolis.

How to Incorporate The Power of Social Learning Theory into Your eLearning Program

Coreaxis

Research has shown that people learn better when their learning experience has a social component. This encompasses concepts such as discussion and study groups, the relationship-based discovery and evaluation of learning programs, as well as the use of social networks and badging to broadcast progress. Simply put, we are social creatures by nature and we learn better when we can interact, share ideas and observe others. Discussion Forums.

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. 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.

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. Some companies will use “Level 2: Learning” to measure whether the learners have mastered the training course content.

How Does the Blend of Social Learning and Microlearning Boost the Overall Learning Uptake?

G-Cube

In such instances, there is a huge scope to deliver effective e-learning solutions by blending social learning and microlearning strategies. Social learning is associated with learning in groups or interacting via chats or forums across different social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Organizations prefer combining social learning with microlearning to boost the overall learning uptake.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social for some or all learners?

How to design a great social learning experience for remote learners with an LMS

Matrix

Social learning occurs pretty much anytime, anywhere, both through face-to-face interaction in the workplace and online. That’s why L&D departments need to incorporate social learning into all training programs. Forums.

Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. What kind of programs would work?

5 social learning tips to enhance your blended learning strategy

Wizcabin

Blended learning is a strategy that has been in existence for some time. Today, with constant digital transformation, this learning strategy is becoming a trend. Even though some companies haven’t dumped the traditional modes to favour eLearning, blended learning is turning to be the sure route. What is social learning? Social learning is a method of learning in which employees can acquire new behaviour through observing and interacting with others.

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

Learningtogo

All learning is emotional ; we attach some emotion to everything that passes from short to longer term memory in our brains. If you’re interested you can go learn more here. Cabbies go through a rigorous training program called “the Knowledge” to prepare for their test. In 16 th and 17 th century Europe, young adults of the British upper class were expected to spend about two years abroad, visiting the great cities of Europe, learning about art, culture and society.

How You Can Use Social Learning To Juice Up Your Learning Strategy

Wizcabin

social learning also helps in capturing organizational knowledge and improving communication. Although it is an essential strategy to deliver a better learning experience , it can be less effective without proper leverage. In this article, we’ll be exploring how to use social learning to spice up your existing learning strategy. What Is Social Learning? That’s one-way social learning can empower learners to acquire knowledge.

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Why the Workplace Digital Divide Matters

Learning Rebels

This is defined as employees being experiencing the following: Legacy applications/programs Slow technology Limited devices, lack of BYOD (bring your own device) programs Blocked access to critical functions. A fact that continues to stymie learning curiosity.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? by Barbara on March 28, 2011 in Instructional Design , performance support Accelerated Learning Mind Map While I was taking classes in curriculum design, we discussed, at great length, different learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. I always thought that program was extremely innovative.

LMS and Its Impact of Social Learning

Pinlearn

With modern learning methodologies, the institutions are driving their training programs in a way never seen before. Interestingly, the job of an LMS is not merely limited to teaching but also promoting engagement and enthusiasm through intended social participation. . Social Learning in LMS solutions. No one can deny the fact that social media has the biggest influence on almost every domain in our lives. How LMS solutions adapt to the social learning?

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. The question is, can social learning be transferred to be social eLearning? In this post, we take a look at Bandura’s theory in the context of a Learning Management System.

Driving Results at 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum , taking place in Arlington, VA, November 14-15. The 2016 Higher Logic Super Forum is an exclusive two-day training, educational, and social event for Higher Logic clients, partners and community enthusiasts, with the theme: Results Driven. We are looking forward to meeting the Higher Logic Community and helping you with any questions you have about your education programs!

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The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. What is Social Learning? Like many individuals and organizations in modern society, associations maintain social media profiles for sharing content of interest to their members. How is Social Learning relevant to Associations? .

Cut Through the Hype: Our Tips for Successful Social Learning

Leo Learning

Social learning is a big trend in L&D circles, and many organizations are looking for ways to promote collaboration and discussion within their learning programs—often by investing in new tools or platforms. But what do you really need to do to succeed with social learning? The following is an adapted excerpt from our ebook, ‘ How to Create Digital Learning That Works ’. Why Is Social Learning Important?

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The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics. To explore the practicalities of user-generated content, the Learning Cafe sponsored a webinar entitled Learner Generated Learning Content – Possibilities, mechanics and chaos?

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Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. Helping their partners to make a difference involves deep learning – together. These spaces have never really taken off, yet whenever there is a face-to-face get-together there is great enthusiasm for learning from each other and a call to continue remotely through a community of practice (CoP).

Why Video eLearning Can Be a Key Ingredient for Creating Successful Social Learning

Instilled

In this post, we’ll explore what video can do for your learning programs and why it inspires a culture of sharing among learners. Social features such as discussion forums and chats have long been built into eLearning. However, the potential to offer measurable technology-driven social learning has grown exponentially with the rise of social media companies. Peer-to-peer learning enables you to precisely identify knowledge gaps.

Managing the Change of Learning – Workplace Trends Forum

Learning Cafe

“Change is a learning process and learning is a change process” – Beckard and Pritchard. Learning and Change Management are joined at the hip. As Learning professionals become more experienced they begin to see that learning interventions isolated from the larger work context are likely to be ineffective. Some questions we discuss with the panel: What are the current approaches/ trends for managing change for Learning initiatives ?

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Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

The eLearning Nomad

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. Helping their partners to make a difference involves deep learning – together. These spaces have never really taken off, yet whenever there is a face-to-face get-together there is great enthusiasm for learning from each other and a call to continue remotely through a community of practice (CoP).