Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. As a learning professional, I have been pondering this question a lot. 2-- Share “real world” learnings with each other after the training is complete. By Dean Hawkinson.

7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Sometimes different learning programs can’t give students excellent results, even though they try a lot and work hard. Informal learning is democratic schooling that is driven by learner’s affection and motivation. We advise you to read about these tips for informal Learning and use them in your project. If someone asks about informal learning – they have got into trouble in their common duties so they look through compatible articles and videos.

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10 Informal Learning Examples

Ed App

Informal learning is learning out of the curriculum and has no set structure. It gives control and flexibility to learners as information is consumed at their own pace and can happen anytime. . Informal Learning Example # 1 – Weekly Trivia Quizzes.

Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning

Learningtogo

Workers learn more in the coffee room than in the classroom.” – Jay Cross. While studies vary on the exact percentage, most learning in today’s workplace is informal. In this post, we’ll distinguish between informal and formal learning and explore ways to identify and encourage informal learning within your organization. What is informal learning? How can you design something that is informal?

9 Strategies to Encourage and Drive Informal Learning in a Remote Working Environment

EI Design

Humans learn a lot informally. In fact, this is a significant way how we learned as children. In this article, you will learn how to leverage informal learning in today’s remote working environment to drive creativity, innovation, and engagement.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

Your team learns informally all the time. You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. With a shift in your views about what learning is, you can still build a powerful learning organization and demonstrate the value to executives at the same time. A native of New Zealand, Paul Matthews has always applied the practical, no-nonsense approach he learned growing up on a farm to his work in the corporate world. Social networks.

Stop Trying to Formalize Informal Learning! by Stephanie Ivec

Learning Solutions Magazine

Most people learn about their jobs informally, from colleagues and mentors, and by observing (or. Learn here about two key types of informal learning, and how a central. knowledge hub can encourage unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu learning, while making it. Design & Development Tools Instructional Design Learning Systems Social Media Training Strategies

8 Best practices to facilitate informal learning

Matrix

Children learn most from their parents, siblings and care takers because that is the natural way. Once they get a job, they often find that learning happens in the same rigid way – there is a learning path for each role, boxes must be checked, training hours must be filled and maybe there have to be some visible results at the end of all these. Without ruling out traditional L&D practices, informal learning should find its way into today’s workplace.

Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning ….&#%!? Presented by Training Magazine Network Diagram of the learning process: Input: you can get input in lots of ways Organize Apply Evaluate (in a wheel – each of these is a subprocess) Looking first at learning. In a disconnected learning system: Need. Learning. Performance The Learning process is often disconnected from the need and the performance. Formal learning is intentional. [I

6 Benefits of Informal Learning

TalentLMS

Perhaps the highest level of learning with the deepest cognitive impact is informal learning. It’s what we call those precious learning moments where passion and curiosity meet to break all motivation and knowledge barriers. It is the self-directed learning that is triggered by an intrinsic drive and continues until all objectives in performance and knowledge have been achieved. Learners enjoy the autonomy associated with informal learning.

7 Tips To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate eLearning Strategy

eFront

Informal learning is impromptu. In this article, we’ll share 7 tips to use informal learning into your training strategy. How To Incorporate Informal Learning Into Your Corporate Training Strategy. Informal learning usually takes the form of causal knowledge-seeking and spontaneous problem-solving. Here are 7 tips to help you incorporate informal learning into your corporate eLearning program.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative

Your Training Edge

If you were asked to name the top three current trends in business in general, my guess is that “social” would make the list. To say that social media has flipped the business world on its head isn’t an understatement—from product development to marketing to customer relations and beyond, tools like Facebook and Twitter have completely changed how companies function. Estimates about how much of workplace learning happens in this way range from 70 up to a whopping 95 percent.

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center. Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning With Power Point. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009 Jay Cross response to this month’s big question “In a Learning 2.0 Is it learning?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning [My notes from a webinar. Lance Dublin: Formalizing Informal Learning … &#%!? In a disconnected learning system: Need. Learning. Performance The Learning process is often disconnected from the need and the performance. Formal learning is intentional. [I

10 Informal Learning Activities to Boost Employee Engagement

KnowledgeAnywhere

When we think of a learning environment, we most often think of a classroom. You might be able to guess some of the formal learning characteristics since you’ve experienced them all in the classroom: A teacher offers the information to the student(s). Specific objectives tell the student what they need to learn by the end of the formal learning course. An exam (or another method) assesses what the student has learned. Workplace Mentoring.

The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning

Your Training Edge

I’ve made many in my day, some I learned from, some I didn’t. But luckily, I learned from enough to realize that mistakes and learning are part of an active, innovative culture. So, what can you do with all the information you have? One part of the answer, if not the main part, is the culture of learning in the organization. Learning is everywhere. I learn everyday in my job and I think most other people do as well. Post-training learning.

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. Social media has a different impact on the learning experience, compared to technology that is often utilized in the learning environment.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Informal Learning

Rapid eLearning

Last week I was at the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando and got to spend a few minutes with my mentor, Dr. Werner Oppelbaumer. For example, the current rage in the training industry is informal learning. In turn, they will be unleashing a horde of ignorant and pesky co-workers who will be seeking you out for information. You mentioned informal learning as something that’s currently hot in our industry.

Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

In our love of everything instant, we tend to develop “primitive-like” behaviors in learning and lose significant insights present in a “contemplation mindset”learning environment. In “The Spaces of Contemplation” eLearning, we can provide an environment that promotes learners to reflect, ponder,work, collaborate and produce outputs applying the meaning of context learned. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. Leaders in these organizations do the following: Send the message - Leaders communicate the importance of learning to the organization. Build trust - Employees will invest time and effort in learning if they trust their managers. This learning cannot be left to chance.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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Guarding Against Primitive eLearning Programs

Vignettes Learning

In our love of everything instant, we tend to develop “primitive-like” behaviors in learning and lose significant insights present in a “contemplation mindset”learning environment. In “The Spaces of Contemplation” eLearning, we can provide an environment that promotes learners to reflect, ponder,work, collaborate and produce outputs applying the meaning of context learned. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology.

Give Learners a Voice by Incorporating Social Learning

Adobe Captivate

If you’re a fan of Adobe Captivate Prime, you may be aware of the new social learning features that were just released. Social learning is an important developing aspect of the learning technology industry. So much of what we learn comes from informal interactions with the people we know, whether we’re interacting in person or through social media. See this article on blended learning.

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THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

My award-winning IQ

E-Learning Provocateur

Today I had the honour of collecting a Best Blended Learning Solution Award (Gold Level) at the 2010 LearnX Asia Pacific Conference. The blended learning solution in question is “IQ&# , an intranet-based portal that I developed for my colleagues at my workplace. As an L&D professional, my concern was: if someone wants to learn something, where do they start? Essentially, IQ is a site that centralises learning resources for staff.

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THE 70:20:10 L&D MODEL FOR DEVELOPING A HIGH-PERFORMING WORKFORCE

Learnnovators

Today’s organizations expect employees to LEARN and INNOVATE at the ‘speed of business’! Many of the successful organizations that we see around us today attribute their success to employees who are empowered to learn and innovate at great speeds. These are organizations that have buried their outlook about traditional styles of learning and development (L&D) and embraced new strategies or models. 70:20:10 Model in Learning & Development.

Social learning in action at #elnil

Jane Hart

The topic was Making the most of informal learning. During the morning and the first part of the afternoon, we listened to 4 speakers with interesting informal learning stories to tell – and there was also a lively backchannel on Twitter to keep those outside the room up to speed with what was happening. After a couple of Pecha Kucha presentations, Nic Laycock and I ran a session on Using social media in informal learning. Tweet.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

Modern students sit in classrooms for hours at a time as information is fed to them through lectures and PowerPoint presentations. 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.

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. There are really two viewpoints: that of the learning and development (L&D) professional, and that of the performer. Let’s get formal learning out of the way first. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. design social

Getting Pragmatic About Informal

Clark Quinn

In my post on reconciling informal and informal, I suggested that there are practical things L&D groups can do about informal learning. Consequently, I want to get a wee bit more specific than what I said then: they can make courses about how to use social media better (not everyone knows how to communicate and collaborate well ). work social media into formal learning to make it easier to facilitate the segue into the workplace.

5 Essentials to Know about Digital badging – From its origins

Your Training Edge

Though he is naturally developing relevant skills and interest through informal learning modes – learned to storyboard, making short films with friends, attended digital media workshops, mentored kids younger to him – he has nothing to show for his achievements, but for some trophies.

Who will survive?

Learning with 'e's

In the age of social media, content is no longer scarce. It is abundant, and although questions still remain over the accuracy and provenance of some content, much is usable and useful for informal learning. Like to learn how to waltz, or play blues guitar? Citizen journalism is now a regular feature in much of mainstream media news coverage. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

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Why Your Employees Need Mobile Training

LearnDash

How Mobile Training Innovates the Learning Process. Not every learner has access to a computer at work or during convenient learning times. Use Microtraining to Make Learning More Efficient. Mobile learning lets employees finish training where and when they can.

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The top four new challenges for L&D

Learning Pool

Business environments change, technology advances, and L&D has to react quickly to address new learning needs. But the need for learning remains. Finding new ways of presenting learning to ensure that it’s relevant and that it sticks has always been a feature of L&D.

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MOOCs: Building Personal Learning Networks

Your Training Edge

One major change that MOOCs have greatly contributed to is the gaining recognition of learning as a primarily social activity, where the networks created are just as important (if not more important) as the content learned. The traditional practice of an instructor standing in front of a class of daydreaming students has been tossed out the window in favor of a new picture of an instructor as a facilitator who assists students to teach and learn from others and themselves.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning

Your Training Edge

How much of their essential job skills and knowledge are people in your organization learning from one another? Do you know what they are learning? Regardless of how much time and energy you put into creating content and designing your training, your employees will learn more from their peers. In a previous set of articles, we looked at the advantages of using a massive open online course (MOOC) to incorporate informal learning into training programs.

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first.