Do you have a Social Media Policy?

B Online Learning

A while ago I attended a conference presentation, called Letting It All In: Social Media & Policy in Your Organisation by Michelle Lentz. The session allowed attendees the chance to reflect on why we need a social media policy and how to get started.

Advantages of Informal Learning for Organizations

LearnDash

For organizations interested in promoting employee growth, a mix of formal with informal education methods may be the key to success. Informal learning refers to the spontaneous, ad-hoc learning most of us engage in every day when we feed our curiosity or explore answers to questions provoked by our environment. Or maybe something from a television program has piqued our curiosity and we search Wikipedia to learn more. It reinforces formal learning.

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace

LearnDash

How to help build informal learning habits in your office. While many organizations turn to various formal learning courses, they should also consider the benefits of informal learning. Not everyone follows the same policy, but it’s certainly worth the experiment.

Informal learning:formal recognition

Learning Cafe

As a result of using either a sophisticated Learning Management System or a simple spreadsheet, we know how to record the outcomes, assessment results etc of formal learning. Learning records are included on our CVs and in this sense are somewhat precious. Formal learning is recognisable and recognised. We are also aware of the value of informal learning; the things we learn from others, through work place and life experiences.

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. Masterclass for L&D managers, instructional designers, and senior instructors on the concept and implementation of informal learning. Introduction to informal learning.

Yammer for internal knowledge sharing for health care and policy making

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

38% of our time we spend looking for information and Yammer can reduce that time span. Social online learning = not facilitated? organisational learning elearning organisation2.0 knowledge management informal learningWhat is Yammer?

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Informal Learning Hits Brick Walls

Vignettes Learning

I nformal Learning Hits Brick Walls There is more than one way to implement informal learning. It is better to deal with the "formal" requirements of the organization on informal learning. This is a reality for many types of enterprise programs that impacts learning, work and performance. I agree with Jay Cross and Harold Jarche that we should not box-in or put constraints on informal learning otherwise it does not flourish.

Action on Informal Learning - Leads to Great Questions

Tony Karrer

Great post by Ray Sims - What To Do On Behalf of Informal Learning? He provides a list of things he can do to help informal learning in his organization. A few that jump out at me: Help employees discover and refine their own personal learning environment Improve content findability. Funding for information and research services, conference attendance, guest speakers at company events, etc. Considering what a "learning coach” might look like.

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

Now against the backdrop of such information, it is interesting to explore what role mobiles are playing in shaping up the workplace learning scenario. 2015 will only make it better – as learning departments find a way to circumvent or solve the existing challenges posed by it.

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Unlike a VLE, an ILE is strictly informal. An ILE is a scalable and flexible learning environment.

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I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

According to Wenger, 1 learning and sharing are critical elements in establishing one’s identity in a social community. As Wenger points out, identity is a powerful incentive for learning and sharing. In many others, policies restated existing rules in a new context.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning.

I Believe in the Many Emerging Roles for Learning and Development Professionals

Tom Spiglanin

The 70:20:10 framework helps to put the work of learning and development (L&D) organizations into perspective within the whole of employee learning ( previous article ). Learning the multifaceted “ropes” is necessary to become a valued employee.

Internal Communications Manager - "trainer" for the informal learning era?

Learning Rocks

So is this qualification - Internal Communication Management PgDip - run jointly by Kingston University and Capita L&D, the future of L&D qualifications in an era of informal learning? Of course, the fault with both of these departments as they are traditionally arranged is that they are concerned only with information travelling in one direction: top-down. You will look at the strategies and policies needed to underpin internal communication objectives and actions.

Internal Communications Manager - "trainer" for the informal learning era?

Learning Rocks

So is this qualification - Internal Communication Management PgDip - run jointly by Kingston University and Capita L&D, the future of L&D qualifications in an era of informal learning? Of course, the fault with both of these departments as they are traditionally arranged is that they are concerned only with information travelling in one direction: top-down. You will look at the strategies and policies needed to underpin internal communication objectives and actions.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

There will be umpteenth obstacles beyond the control of a community manager ranging from the constraints posed by the platform itself to enterprise security policies that impact how users access the platform. Providing generic, platform related information is not too useful.

3 Easy Ways to Add Blended Learning to an Employee Onboarding Program

Practi

One of the biggest trends in workforce training for 2017 is predicted to be an increase in the use of blended learning. Blended learning has become a popular “fusion grill” within learning and development. For some learning directors, using blended learning approaches means they can keep their training fresh and highly appealing. It incorporates more ways to deliver training which also means more ways to measure learning effectiveness and training impact.

The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Of course, the person “next to you” might just as often be consulted via email or other online tool, but it doesn’t change this fact: the amount of workplace learning done in formal training sessions is a tiny fraction of of the learning that takes place one-on-one, between coworkers.

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

E-Learning Provocateur

While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. Of course, personal mobile devices can circumvent the company’s access policy anyway.

Social Learning in Financial Services – Tales from the Real World

Dashe & Thomson

I sat down with Shane Raymond, Director of Training and Development at RBC Wealth Management , the US Wealth Management division of Toronto-based Royal Bank of Canada , to discuss social learning. Rob : Seems like a great opportunity for reps to share information – an internal wiki or portal.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of workplace Learning and Development* (L&D) or, more specifically, about the evolution of the workplace and the changing role of L&D in it. Jay notes in The principles of learning that Henschel’s lessons are still valid today.

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Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Now, many look back on prior enthusiasms for technology-based learning with tales to tell of dashed hopes. With hindsight, they know that nothing is automatic, not even mobile learning, and that success does not come easily. No longer do executives see technology as learning fairy dust. Those of us who believe in technology for learning and support must contribute by helping executives find those mines and do something about each and every one of them.

Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Now, many look back on prior enthusiasms for technology-based learning with tales to tell of dashed hopes. With hindsight, they know that nothing is automatic, not even mobile learning, and that success does not come easily. No longer do executives see technology as learning fairy dust. Those of us who believe in technology for learning and support must contribute by helping executives find those mines and do something about each and every one of them.

Learning and Performance: Get Angry, Make Changes

Innovative Learning Group

I know I’m not the first person to say this; check out the work of various learning industry thought-leaders 1. What’s more, I personally love to learn! But there’s learning to know and there’s learning to perform. In the world of workplace learning, it’s the latter we primarily need to do, right? People old enough to hold down a full-time job are old enough to know when they need information (i.e., Provide most learning on the job.

Is Your Training Path Full of Traffic Lights (Instead of Roads)?

Mindflash

Training traffic lights take many forms, including: Inaccessible information — Locked-down computer systems, files, a death-grip on policies & procedures, or information turf wars between teams/departments that keep people from learning on demand.

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How to Use Social Learning Bridge Geographical Gaps

CLO Magazine

There is an implication associated with informal learning that you aren’t really learning or that the learning isn’t tied to objectives. But, as I stated in a recent video interview with Chief Learning Officer magazine , learning is learning, whether it happens in a structured (formal) or unstructured (informal) manner. Social learning enhances both types of education. Often they include social learning tactics.

More rogue.

Janet Clarey

Lisa Gualtieri, Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine wrote an article called Learn from Rogue Tweeters: 7 Steps to Promoting Your Organization in Twitter. He is concerned however, that policies may eventually constrain him…he believes the current informal process works because he is “conscientious and diligent.&#. THE CURRENT INFORMAL PROCESS WORKS. So why formalize social media (in my mind a highly informal way to learn)?

Reflecting* on the second half of 2009

Jay Cross

* If you are not reflecting, you are not learning. Here are some things I learned from in the past six months. The Flip UltraHD camcorder is a breakthrough learning device. Here’s a sample: I continued to experiment with learning video. Learning is Not Enough.

Corporate learning and development with the help of microlearning

Your Training Edge

These days companies are transforming digitally where employees their actual learning after being employed, for which they develop skills, required for finding and retaining knowledge because the work environment changes very quickly. Informal learning with microlearning.

Intellectricity

Clark Quinn

And, as I just ordered new business cards, I put Intellectricity as the tagline instead of “Learning & Performance Strategy” or other permutations with Technology and such in the title. facilitating long-term informal learning by practices and tools suites.

How is mobile format of learning evolving?

Origin Learning

How to make learning seamless, integrated, and inclusive is a common challenge faced by organizations globally. Can it not become the ideal device to be harnessed in the context of learning? And, it will not be wrong to say learning is permeable.To Just in time learning.

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The Optimistic View

Clark Quinn

Organizations need to learn. And they learn as a function of individuals learning, alone and together. This learning can be ineffective or effective; there are skills involved. And this is a big picture: it’s as much about informal learning as it is formal.

Our Favorite Things About Mobile Learning

TOPYX LMS

Mobile learning is a multi-beneficial delivery of learning that is utilized by nearly every mid- to large-size company. This is not the first time we’ve mentioned the benefits of mobile learning, and it probably won’t be the last since more and more of mLearning’s benefits are being discovered as it is further developed. We think the benefits of mobile learning are so rich and vital to any organization that they are worth revisiting on occasion. .

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area of workplace learning. Cal’s company has also developed the 70-20 tool , which supports learning in the workflow in innovative and measurable ways – it is well worth test driving.