groundswell - confirming my e-Learning 2.0 ideas

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Of course there is nothing in it that talks about e-Learning 2.0. So let me make it again so we are all clear: Social Media is changing EVERYTHING! Don't lock yourself into thinking that e-Learning 2.0 Better yet, is there a social network similar to facebook lurking behind your firewall that hasn't been announced yet? The point is that Social Media is changing ALL aspects of BUSINESS. Social Media is hands-on: Get in or you're OUT!

e-Learning 2.0: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile

Vignettes Learning

Social Networking: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile I have been fine-tuning a survey tool to gauge the T echnoProfile of the target learning audience in social learning, networking, collaboration and Learning 2.0 The survey design is based on my discoveries from social learning sessions , ( ASTD handout ) client projects and my research "in helping learners apply their learning" or Micro-Learning Impacts in social networking context.

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Business Ideas through Social Learning

Vignettes Learning

The site Gogme.biz is an application of adding more "function" in a social networking context. I see that social learning can benefit from this idea by testing how learning can follow this path: Phase I- social learning Phase 2-collaborative learning Phase 3-performance "Turn Business Ideas Into Reality Through A Social Network!"

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e-Learning 2.0 - The Intimacy Factor

Vignettes Learning

At the heart of e-Learning 2.0 and Social Networking is the "Intimacy Factor" - it works only based on trust, relationships and mutual respect. Social Networking provides an incredible opportunity to nurture the "Intimacy Factor" between and among learners, trainers and leaders. Then our investment in Social Networking goes down the tube with the footnote - "another nice technology that does not apply here."

Learning 2.0 Is Like Punk Rock

eLearning Weekly

We were trying to hypothesize why so many (e)Learning 2.0 Several of us learning tech geeks see such great opportunities with learning 2.0, We have fantastic tools at our disposal, like blogs, social bookmarking, wikis, RSS, etc. - Instead of waiting for top-down direction, employees are installing learning 2.0 Peggy Gartin , a friend and colleague, came up with a great simile: Learning 2.0

Social Learning - this is how it can look!

Sticky Learning

Like many of my blog posts the ideas come when two or more ideas collide in my head and I think, Mmm, that's interesting. Right now I'm reading an excellent book, The New Social Learning by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham. The book has again turned my mind towards the question of using social media tools to provide another channel for organisational learning. So what has this to do with social media? Learning can (should?) Web 2.0

AppFusion: Deploying the Social Graph by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

As a concept, the Social Graph has been around for several years. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are built on the idea. Future Trends Getting Started Learning 2.0 Social MediaBut are you able to use it to drive your work? This month’s column gives you some direction about how you can do this.

Informal/Social Learning - Concertina Style

Sticky Learning

In recent times I've seen and heard much discussion around informal and social learning. For example, is informal learning necessarily social in nature? Has the rise of new technologies altered the traditional view of social learning? How can we harness new technologies to foster a culture of learning within our business? Informal learning is learner driven and takes place when and how the learner decides. A good example is learning to cook!

Social Is Not An Option by Ben Betts

Learning Solutions Magazine

As we find out how learning happens, and how technology can support learning, some interesting hybrids (mash-ups?) Four ideas dominate: informal learning, social learning, mobile learning, and games-based learning. The result: a very different way of learning. Mobile Serious Games Social Media Tools Tags: Future Trends Learning 2.0

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Social media - fad or forever? I suppose I'm attracted to new ideas and approaches, I like to bring together ideas from different spaces, I like to innovate.

Learning 2.0 - an update from the eLearning Guild

Clive on Learning

The eLearning Guild have recently released a new report on Learning 2.0 - Learning in a Web 2.0 For the purposes of the report, the authors define Learning 2.0 as 'the idea of learning through digital connections and peer collaboration enhanced by technologies driven by Web 2.0,' which seems reasonable. I've picked out a few highlights from my perspective: Learning 2.0 Learning 2.0 While Learning 2.0,

5 great speakers from the AITD conference - a summary of ideas

Sticky Learning

Now I won't give a run down on every session I attended but instead will walk you through my 5 favourite keynotes/workshops and give you an overview of my impressions and the key lessons/ideas I walked away with. I write a blog, use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc but what did I know about Social Media really? I use it a fair bit and speak with business clients about how they can use social media to promote learning, however to be honest I still feel like a newbie with much of this!

Jeff Cobb’s New State of Association eLearning Report

Web Courseworks

Jeff Cobb just released his most recent report on association eLearning called Learning 2.0. In Learning 2.0 As the explosion of social networking takes hold of the internet and the dynamics of information sources change, learning has taken on a new trend of being increasingly learner-centric. Trying to navigate and comprehend these changing strategies of training and learning within organizations has become a daunting task. In Learning 2.0

Social Learning vs. Communities of Practice

Janet Clarey

When it comes to the terms “Social Learning” and “Communities of Practice”, many people in the corporate learning realm are confused, myself included. We think we know what these mean one day, and then the next day a new theory or idea emerges that turns the whole idea of each upside down and inside out. Are Social Learning and Communities of Practice different? Social Learning.

Global Conversations

ID Reflections

Blogging is no longer what it used to be--outpourings of an individual's thoughts and ideas. technology social media learning blogging Tags: e-learning 2.0 To be honest, a somewhat narcissistic activity. Today, even as a very sporadic blogger, I feel the hum of "conversation". The blogging community is like a huge, gigantic meeting room--where the participants are invisible to each other but nonetheless responding to each other.

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What's wrong with Tweeting at conferences?

Sticky Learning

Let's get to the point, I went to the conference primarily because of sessions keynotes and workshops on the use of social media in learning - a real interest of mine. (as I was however prepared to use Twitter during the conference, I've followed other people at conferences related to learning and have always found something of interest to me, following the tweets isn't as good as being there but the tweets give a taste and some ideas and links to follow up on. Web 2.0

5 Tips for Knowledge Gardeners: How to Grow a Collaborative Learning Community by Josh Little

Learning Solutions Magazine

New ideas and systems need nurturing. Growing a healthy learning community is a lot like growing a healthy garden. Management Strategies Social Media Tags: Blended Design Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 The world is going open source, but that doesn’t mean every organization’s culture is open-sourced. Here’s how to start your own.

# 1 - Deepening Social Learning to Work Performance - Proposed Model

Vignettes Learning

Series # 1 - Can we use formal learning structure as a framework in implementing Learning 2.0? In implementing Learning 2.0 Social networking in learning) I encounter the usual problems I experience in implementing traditional e-Learning and Webinars. Trainers, participants, managers, and leaders follow long-standing, existing and embedded workflows - i n this case, how to deliver training and learning.

Social Media Meeting at AMD Sponsored by BusinessWire

Vignettes Learning

I thought this was a good way to conduct research before launching Social Network (SN) projects. Start small Make those with experience share, tell Allow multiple ways to express ideas: blog, YouTube, Twitter, etc. bwsv Ray Jimenez, PhD Join us at 3MinuteWorlds Micro-Learning Community [link] [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com. web 2.0

Fish are the last to recognise water = informal learning?

Sticky Learning

I just twittered a thought - 'The benefit of Informal learning is that fish are the last to recognise water' - and then I started thinking. This is the real essence of informal learning. People become so engrossed in what they are doing that they don't see that they are learning - until they have learnt (if this makes sense?) So what does this mean for workplace learning? design informal learning opportunities to meet the development needs of workers.

Twitter for learning

Sticky Learning

I tweet (as @stickylearning ) mainly about learning related topics and follow people who also have learning as their main focus. I'm also interested in how design thinking impacts upon learning and the use of visuals to communicate ideas and knowledge. In the few months that I've been active on Twitter I have been exposed to more ideas from more sources than in whole years previously. My Top 25 Twitterers for Learning Not that easy to do I now realise!!

From Social Networking to Performance Widgets

Vignettes Learning

Gary VanAntwerp called my attention to this New York Times article At Social Site, Only the Businesslike Need Apply. Microsoft, long covetous of rapidly growing social networking properties, is internally testing a service called TownSquare that allows employees of a company to follow one another's activities on the corporate network. I consider these tools "learning and performance widgets".

Work Literacy of Social Learning Implementors

Vignettes Learning

The discussions are very helpful in formulating my thoughts on the issues of social learning tools, technologies and impacts on performance. The exchange of ideas is very rich with practical stories and theories. The areas I am often asked is: "How do we use social learning and networking to improve performance at work?" What is the role of the leader, trainer and manager in implementing the social learning process?

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Exploring the learning landscape

Sticky Learning

In my previous post I asked the question, 'Is Autonomous Learning the same as Informal Learning?' I'd been reading Daniel Pink's new book Drive and my mind had turned to thinking about autonomy, learning and motivation. Over the last week I've kept being drawn back to questions about, and relationships between, informal/formal/autonomous learning. When I think of learning in structured settings I see learning that includes: assessable outcomes.

Breaking the learning drought

Sticky Learning

What has this got to do with learning? However as I watched this happening each day I thought of learning! My thoughts went a bit like this.just as the dam levels don't immediate respond to rain, employee behaviour or business results don't immediately change after learning either.just as there is a lag between rain and water storage, there is also a lag between learning input and behaviour/results output. Avoid learning droughts!

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Evolving from Social Learning to Workforce-Centric Learning

CLO Magazine

Do you ever find yourself not only explaining what social learning is but also justifying why it needs to be part of your larger learning strategy? Do you find yourself interchangeably using the terms “social learning,” “learning 2.0” and “informal learning” — knowing that they are not all the same? I, too, have found myself in the matrix trying to explain the difference between the above terms and, in addition, “social media.”

'Scared of first' - why business is resisting new learning.

Sticky Learning

Face-to-face learning was the dominant delivery method with some elearning to deliver generally fact-based knowledge, for example, induction, food safety, OHS and so forth. Over the last 4-5 years I have seen and heard so much about new technologies, elearning, informal learning and so forth. BUT I see businesses introducing 'click, click, click' 'powerpoint-style' elearning and believing that this means that their learning is 'modern'. Social media is seen as a 'fad'.

Beware of Social Learning Backlash

eLearning Weekly

I’m finding out that the old adage, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink&# has some major significance when it comes to introducing social learning (specifically, social learning tools) at an organization. In fact, even worse things can happen if you don’t market your offerings correctly… When introducing social learning tools and concepts, it’s easy to get excited and anxious to share our findings.

Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning

The Learning Circuits

The basic question is: How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? Which provides us this month's big question: Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning? When I mention blogs or any social networking they "poo-poo" me and say our workers should not use those tools because it will make them inefficient and not do their jobs. They either haven't opened their mind to the idea or really care.

Speaking Engagements in London and Paris

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

After spending two weeks in London and Paris, my interactions with elearning professionals have left me even more convinced about the need for embracing new technology to advance learning. At the Olympia 2 Conference Center in London, the topic of my talk was “Unleash the Potential of Learning Interactions and Informal Learning.” The occasion was the Learning Technologies 2008 Conference. Here our game plan was to: Discuss some existing Web 2.0

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The Village of Twitter

Sticky Learning

In an earlier post on Informal Learning I made the observation that social networks allow people to create their own villages of learning. Even when a visitor brought new ideas, this new knowledge was shared amongst the group. Education and learning followed a similar path, larger schools and prescribed curriculum. Schools, universities and formal learning have been undoubted successes. Workers learn a great deal through formal channels.

Twitter, Social Media, Design, & Color

Big Dog, Little Dog

Via (e)Learning 2.0 & Beyond. 10 Ways Social Media will Change in 2009 - Read Write Web. Social media" was the term du jour in 2008. We have social media gurus, social media startups, social media books, and social media firms. It is now common practice among corporations to hire social media strategists, assign community managers, and launch social media campaigns, all designed to tap into the power of social media.

The Art of Anticipation in Story-Based Learning Design

Vignettes Learning

One of the objectives of the experiment was to find out how our brains learn to be social. Rebecca Saxe describes how she came up with the idea of making a story-based experiment process: Even other fields of science have acknowledged the potential of the story-based design as a learning modality and a knowledge-gathering tool for neuro-research. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

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Are you an Agnostic or Principled Learning Professional?

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: As learning professionals, have we analyzed how our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performanc e environments? Are you an AGNOSTIC or PRINCIPLED Learning Professional? Perhaps, the Agnostic is the unbounded innovator in us and the Princip led is the traditionalist in us. __ As learning professionals, have we analyzed h ow our approaches affect our learners and their specific learning and performance environments? Web 2.0

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Deep Problems with Our Tools - e-Learning, Social Learning, etc.

Vignettes Learning

I am often skeptical about the many types of learning tools, e.g. social networking, e-learning, LMS, rapid e-learning, even PowerPoint, etc. In the adoption of tools and technologies in learning and training, many pundits fall victim to the same fallacy. Learning Styles - that people can be categorized into some buckets on learning styles.

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Some Web 2.0-Like Tools in LMSs Extend e-Learning into Social Networking and Community Sharing

Vignettes Learning

If added or incorporated, these tools help learners use LMS content as a resource for sharing ideas in networks and communities. Bookmarking - allows learners to bookmark specific pages as references; keeping a bookmark list Send a URL - allows learners to send email of a specific page in e-Learning content Note-taking - allows learners to make notes for every page as they wish and download or print the notes. These are some Web 2.0-like tools in LMSs.

“Brain Freeze: Does your eLearning System Cause Learning Paralysis?”

Vignettes Learning

However, the influx of information to an individual’s brain may prove to be debilitating to one’s decision making process or may result to learning paralysis for learners. The Zombie Tech Effect is my description of behavioral manifestations when we suffer from information overload that disables us from making quality decisions or results to learning paralysis.) In the training and learning practice we have become accustomed to the concept of not overloading our learners.

Inspire others - be a Master Storyteller -Study the Profile and Survey

Vignettes Learning

The Master Storyteller Survey and Profile below is a product of my research on how to help trainers, learning and eLearning specialists to reflect on how well they are applying the ideas of storytelling in improving learning and performance. Do you engage people in conversation and learn about their feelings towards certain things or views? [ ] Never [ ] Somewhat [ ] Sometimes [ ] Most of the time [ ] Always 5. Facts alone do not help in decisions or learning. #

How can We Train People on Web 2.0 and Social Networking When They are All Just Emerging Now?

Vignettes Learning

Through Ray Sims' blog I found this video of Matt Moore with relevant ideas on adoption of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0. Matt's metaphors illustrates simple and effective key points we can learn from. Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 Social media and Social Networking simply allow us to collaborate better, faster, and cheaper. Good question: (From Ray Sims) how can we train people on Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0

Always Beta, Never Done

Web Tools for Learners

I just added my most recent brilliant idea, Currently, I look at Twitter using the third or fourth application I’ve tried. So I love the web, and I learn so much from what often feels like frittering my time away, but there is no end to what you can learn to do and learn and do on it. printing social_web web2.0 learning webtools socialmedia Clay_Shirky The most fascinating thing about the web is that there is no end; there is always more and new.

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