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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How social learning improves employee engagement

Wizcabin

In our last post, I talked about the benefits attached to adopting the social learning approach in corporate learning and development. First, I mentioned that social learning helps to improve collaboration between employees. 2- Set up new social learning workshops.

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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. So how can you get staretd with social learning? Start with the basics and incorporate more from there: Add forums. social learning

Social Learning In The Workplace

LearnDash

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. There are many ways to get started with social learning. social learning

Social Learning with Learning Pool LMS

Learning Pool

Here at Learning Pool, we recognize the importance of Social Learning. We’ve recently released a new course format that allows you to change your Learning Pool LMS into a social platform. What is Social Learning? More on Learning Pool LMS.

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.

How To Enhance Virtual Learning With The Help Of Social Learning

QuoDeck

A virtual environment is a medium of learning where learners go through courses, study materials and learning aids through an online medium. Virtual learning offers activities, interactions, and resources within a course structure and provides different levels of assessment.

Essential Social Learning Features Supported By Modern Learning Management Systems At The Workplace

G-Cube

Today, organizations realize the potential of delivering e-learning experiences to boost employee engagement, retention and workplace productivity. Earlier, the social capabilities of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) were not so useful, because no one knew how to deploy and support them. It was assumed that trainers would access social spaces at regular intervals and interact with the learners, keeping e-courses updated all the time. LMS Modern LMS Social Learning

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone. Thanks in large part to the advent of social media, we as humans are accessible from anywhere in the world. The purpose of effective social learning is to close this gap.

10 free social learning platforms

Ed App

Most learning by its nature is a social process since the knowledge we need to succeed in society is embedded within a cultural context. In this article, we will take a look at ten different social learning platforms that are free for teachers and learners.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. Man is by nature a social animal, which is why social interactions are crucial to our development at every stage of our lives. What is Social Learning? This is social learning.

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.

Why Discussion Forums Are Helpful In Training

Dan Keckan

One of the most important social elements added to an eLearning training course is the discussion forum. A discussion forum enables instructor-to-student and student-to-student interaction. eLearning Best Practices Employee Training Online Discussions Social Learning

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.

Social Learning, Strategically

Clark Quinn

Increasingly, as I look around, I see folks addressing learning technology tactics; they’ll make a mobile app, they’ll try out a simulation game, they’ll put in a portal. I’ll use social media as an example. Talking with my ITA colleague Jay Cross at lunch the other day, it occurred to me that I was seeing the same pattern with social media that I see elsewhere. “We’ve put in a social media system to use around our formal learning.”

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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.

Grading Moodle Forums (New, Improved, and Easier Than Ever!)

Lambda Solutions

Online discussions are a great way to increase engagement in online learning. Forums help build community and social learning by connecting learners to each other so they can discuss concepts, work on projects, problem solve, and share ideas.

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Blog, Message, Participate – Join the Social Learning Brigade!

Origin Learning

Can learning build confidence of a workforce where technology obsolescence is the name of the game? An agglomeration or a combination of different aspects of social learning can work wonders. If a dash of it makes the process intriguing, collaborative, and fun, then the device-agnostic learning or the seemingly popular bring your own device (BYOD) method is another aspect of this learning that keeps the workforce involved through the anytime-anywhere approach.

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). “

How To Use Social Learning To Boost Collaborative Learning

Wizcabin

Although collaborative learning is an essential approach, one can further enhance it with the use of social learning. In this article, we’ll be looking at how you can use social learning to boost collaborative learning. What is social learning? Social learning involves human social efforts, to acquire new behaviors, through observing and imitating others. Now, we have talked about the benefits of social learning.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? We wanted to find out, so we surveyed 74 diverse LMS vendors about the social learning functionality available in their platforms. Industry Social Learning LMS Feature Set.

Thinking through social learning

Clark Quinn

In preparation for our webinar with Citrix and the eLearning Guild, I’ve been thinking through the benefits of learning socially, specifically for formal learning. In this representation, an individual, in creating an output such as a blogpost or a response to a discussion question in a forum, or a response to an assignment, has to do some reasonably robust processing. That, to me, is the power of social learning. social

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Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt to most of these changes. However, some of the shifts may require us to move beyond the traditional definitions of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

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

Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning

G-Cube

Much of the learning in the workplace is now becoming learner-driven – a perfect setting for social and collaborative learning. With a little structure, social learning can be a huge success for organizational learning. How to drive Social Learning strategy in an organization? Traditionally, most enterprise-wide training and learning initiatives are have a top to bottom flow. Identify your social learning champions.

Social Learning Revolution: 5 Reasons To Incorporate It Into Your L&D Strategy

Dan Keckan

Social learning is more than just a buzzword, it can bring a whole new level of engagement to your L&D strategy. But why should Facebook, blogs, forums and all their collaborative cousins be part of your L&D strategy in the first place?

Social Learning through the LMS: 3 Features that Make it Possible!

CommLab India

Learning Management Systems have evolved into great social learning platforms. The modern LMS includes features that enable online learning communities, web conferences, and discussion forums! eLearning Development Learning Management Systems

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Social Learning: An Ongoing Experiment

CLO Magazine

Psychologist Albert Bandura’s social learning theory suggests that people learn from one another through observation, imitation and modeling. It’s a compelling theory, and many organizations incorporate social learning into their learning and development function, especially with the growing array of technologies available today to facilitate such learning. Figures’ source: Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board, N=500.

Social Learning for Engaging Learners

Ed App

Social learning is defined as learning with and from others. Social learning could be about acquiring knowledge on any topic and in any environment – while conversing casually with friends, colleagues, or through social media like Facebook or Twitter. Social learning has become part of the learning strategies in the corporate world. Utilizing social learning. Essentials of a social learning portal.

6 Tips To Keep Your Online Academy Discussion Forums Alive

Dan Keckan

Discussion forums offer the ultimate place to share ideas, comments, and feedback. Online social media habits can be replicated in eLearning discussion forums. eLearning Best Practices Interactive eLearning Online Discussions Online Training Social Learning Tips

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

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.

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. When I ask about social learning in the work place, I normally get blank stares from potential clients, “Do you mean I should allow my employees play on Facebook at work?” This makes me wonder whether everyone is classifying social learning as social playing.

5 Ways to Incorporate Social Learning in Your Training

eThink Education

While it is true that each employee has his or her own unique style of learning, there are certain fundamental principles that can aid an organization in developing talent , boosting productivity , and supporting the unique needs of their teams. ?In What is social learning ? .

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.

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?

#SLCONF 2012–Social Learning in action

Lars is Learning

Last Thursday I attended the #SLCONF Social Learning Conference in London. It largely practiced what it preached – in that it proved to be a highly social discussion and effective forum for sharing ideas and experiences with an experienced group of professionals and practitioners. social networking social media social learning mobile learning #SLCONF motivation