How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate. Learn more here.

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. eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Mobile Learning Social Media collaboration elearning eLearning strategy informal informal learning online learning social study online technology

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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.

Keeping the Learning Going

B Online Learning

Recently, I was talking to some friends of mine who work in learning and development and they were telling me that it’s coming up to that time of the year when everyone needs to retake their mandatory eLearning courses on privacy and bullying & harassment.

Practice and Sharing: The Keys to Success

B Online Learning

These were the two messages that stood out over three days in Sydney at the iDesignX Australian Instructional Design Conference (21st March) sponsored by B Online Learning and Articulate and the eLearning Design Workshops with Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson (22nd and 23rd March).

Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. In hindsight I realize how immensely lucky I was to have stumbled onto the learning network I did. I got to learn from the experts – individuals who were charting the path and devising ways to use the tool as an avenue for learning, sharing and innovating – building a strong global community of learning professionals. All that l learned here, I took back to my work.

7 Reasons Social Media Boosts Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

There are good reasons why companies should use Facebook as a means of promoting social learning. Too many business owners don’t take advantage of this free social media network out of fear that employees will abuse their social media privileges. As a result, entire companies miss out on all of Facebook’s social learning benefits. Like social media, social media learning is a relatively new idea.

6 Unexpected Benefits Of Social Media Live eLearning Events

Dan Keckan

Which benefits can your organization draw from social media live eLearning events? In this article, I’ll highlight 6 unexpected advantages of hosting live eLearning events on popular social media platforms. Social Learning Corporate eLearning Best Practices eLearning Event Informal Learning Social MediaAre they really a viable training tool, or should you focus your resources elsewhere?

The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion

Upside Learning

Interesting numbers about the Social media and mobile computing revolution, while we wont really vouch for the numbers, Gary goes to great lengths to provide sources and substantiation for the basis of his calculation. Regardless of what aspect of learning you’re interested in, you can be sure that learners are using mobile technology and social media, are you ready for it?

The Evolution of eLearning – A Science Geeks Perspective

B Online Learning

Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Social Media adult learning principles authoring tools elearning eLearning content eLearning course design online learning rapid authoring tools storyline technologyIf you’ve had a chance to read my last blog you may have guessed that I have a general dislike for most formal education.

How to Get Ahead in the eLearning Industry

B Online Learning

Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News Facilitating eLearning Informal Learning Social Media elearning eLearning content instructional design Master elearning Course online learning social learning I recently received an email from a past Master eLearning Course (MEC) student wondering what else she could do to keep her new eLearning skills fresh and up to date.

Blended Learning: What’s all the fuss about?

B Online Learning

There has been a bit of hype at the beginning of this year about blended learning and it seems to be a topic at this year’s Learning Technologies 2015 conference in the UK. I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the term ‘blended learning’. The traditional idea of a blended learning environment […].

Associations’ Mission to Teach: Social Media vs. Formal Education

Web Courseworks

Social media discussions have become a common way to obtain information. Relying on listservs to share information among a community of practitioners has evolved into launching social media networks. Educators, however, would argue that “informal learning”, although [.]. eLearning association distance learning elearning formal education Google instructional design Jon Aleckson social media Web Courseworks

Road Trip USA – Vegas & Richmond

B Online Learning

Some of the B Online Learning team have spent the last few weeks in the USA. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Learning Management System Mobile Learning Social Media certified training elearning lms yukon We like to travel every few years to keep up to date with industry happenings and more importantly to see what’s on the horizon.

How the Fastest Growing Companies are Using Social Media

Upside Learning

A study conducted by the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on the Inc 500 (a list of fastest growing companies in US) reveals interesting trends on usage of Social Media. The 148 companies who responded were asked the same detailed questions concerning their usage and measurement of social media that were asked of the Inc. Soon, there will be very few companies NOT using any of the social media.

Promoting social media

Clark Quinn

The Big Question of the Month is “How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?&#. Now, this is late, but it’s because I’ve been getting ready for and then attending DevLearn (as always, was a great event), but Jay Cross and I spent a day talking about this issue in the larger picture of social learning in the media. Tags: social strategy

Practical eLearning Experience for Universities

B Online Learning

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Informal Learning

CourseArc

While formal training plays a tremendous role in improving learners’ competencies, most real learning occurs on the job through informal knowledge sharing, coaching, and direct observations. Thus, informal learning is now becoming an indispensable part of a blended learning solution. The ultimate goal of blended learning is to combine several media in one course. Online Learning eLearning informal training

How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning

Your Training Edge

We cannot deny how social media has become a part of our daily lives, how it has influenced us and how it has connected us to the rest of the world. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus are among the social media platforms that almost everyone accesses today. Aside from providing a means to peek into other people’s lives, communicate without borders, and serve as entertainment, we cannot take away the value social media provides in e-Learning.

Social Media for Informal Learning: Part 1

ATD Learning Technologies

The proliferation of social media has re-ignited interest in informal learning processes. In the first of three articles, we identify five social media tools that you’re probably already familiar with that you can use to support informal learning in your organization.

How to Become an Industry Pro

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News Informal Learning Social Media community elearning instructonaldesign l&d pd personallearningnetwork pln shareyourwork storyline studio tomkuhlmann In this video, Tom Kuhlmann, VP of Articulate Community talks about how to become an industry pro. The presentation was the closing keynote at iDESIGNX in Sydney 2014. With the internet it seems anyone’s a pro.

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

E-Learning Provocateur

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes&# into social media. 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. In other words, usage of social media within the organisation relies heavily on grass-roots support and viral marketing among its rank-and-file employees.

Social Media for Trainers (by Jane Bozarth)

Clark Quinn

Jane Bozarth’s Social Media for Trainers is a wonderfully handy, and important, book. It succinctly introduces why you would want to think about social media to augment training, introduces several of the major social media tools that represent categorical differences, and, for each, focuses on practical explanations about the tools, pluses and minuses, and classic ways to use them before, during, and after learning events.

Free E-Learning Tutorial: Choosing a Social Media Platform for Formal and Informal Learning

Connect Thinking

I have just released episode 23 of the Connect Thinking E-Learning Academy free video and audio podcast series. This is the first of a series of three podcasts exploring social media platforms for formal and informal learning in organisations. This episode explores things to think about when choosing a social media platform for learning. Or watch the entire free e-learning tutorial series on our E-Learning Academy YouTube Channel.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

expo (part of the time with fellow miscreant Jay Cross ), and it led me to think a bit more about social media tools and approaches. We were prompted to visit Blue Kiwi , which is probably the leading European social media platform. Mzinga is clearly targeted at the learning space, being integrated with an LMS. Vignette , on the other hand, started as a CMS for KM, but then added social media around it. Tags: social

Association Technology: The LMS & Social Media

Web Courseworks

First, I believe strongly that the ASAE is an excellent resource for information for associations and non-profits in all industries and fields, and I feel that resources like this are essential to success. Secondly, with the expansion of social networking and other technologies, it is becoming increasingly important to stay on top of these trends and develop a greater understanding of their implications now and in the future for your organization.

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.

Practical eLearning Experience for Universities

B Online Learning

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Social Media for Informal Learning: Part 3

ATD Learning Technologies

The recent proliferation of social media seems to have rekindled an interest in informal learning processes. The final installment of the article series “Social Media for Informal Learning” details principles training and development (T&D) professionals should consider when using social media for informal learning.

The Informal Learning Bubble: Will it Burst?

Bottom-Line Performance

Nevertheless, it is commonly quoted that 75% of what we learn is “informal.” ” (See Marcia Connor’s 2004 article on Informal Learning to see the research on this.) Connor explains: “Most learning doesn’t occur during formal training programs. Informal learning is…what happens the rest of the time.”. There is also informal, yet ”accidental” learning that comes from self-study, exploring, and internet surfing.

Informal Learning Takes Centre Stage

B Online Learning

This article from HCAMAG.COM discusses how informal learning which now accounts for up to 90% of learning in the workplace, and social media are now making inroads into this area of corporate life. It features B Online Learning’s eLearning strategies and observations from our eLearning [.]. eLearning News Informal Learning eLearning strategy informal learning social learningShare. Tweet. Pin It.

Informal learning in eLearning?

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

What is Informal Learning? What is the difference between Informal and Formal Learning? How can Informal Learning be applied to eLearning scenarios? This spontaneous and immediate demonstration and acquisition of knowledge is an example of informal learning.

Social Media’s Impact on Workplace Communication & Learning

G-Cube

Social Media is here to stay. Social Networking surely has its benefits. ’ So, while Social Media is definitely useful for a workplace, has it made its impact on learning or training? Its still early days, and the potential of social learning in the workplace is still to be tapped. That brings us to what Vivek Pandey had to say on the topic – ‘From learning perspective, social networking in itself is just sheer time wastage.

Social Media for Informal Learning: Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and similar common applications weren’t primarily designed for informal learning—and may not offer the most powerful and targeted uses of the media in this context. Click here to read full version

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.

Encourage Informal Learning with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

How did you learn the colloquialisms of the region in which you live? Did you take a structured, formal class, or did you learn the terms by hearing the language of others? 100 bucks says you learned to speak colloquially by hearing the speech of your family and friends and following suit. This method of learning is called informal learning. Sometimes it is referred to as social learning. How an LMS Encourages Informal Learning.

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

In this article, I’m featuring a wonderful interview with successful social media expert, Jane Hart. She provides compelling reasons to implement a social and collaborative environment as part of workplace learning. You can read more from Jane at her blog, Social Media in Learning. eLearning Coach: You were an early adopter of using social technologies for learning purposes. Post from: The eLearning Coach Social Media And Learning.