How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results? All these terms have one common denominator; they all are non-formal learning activities and processes. So in fact you can ask the same question for formal learning activities. The what: Output learning.

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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.” How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible.

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.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning. When is it most useful to use LinkedIn?

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. Have you ever heard someone say, “I hate learning!&# ? (I Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. Have you ever heard someone say, “I hate learning!&# ? (I Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook.

Games in Learning: Review of Grockit.com

Dashe & Thomson

Those of you who visit the Social Learning Blog frequently will know by now that I’ve been on something of a “games-in-learning” kick for a while. What’s not to love about a learning strategy that is informative and empirically proven to be effective, yet engaging and entertaining at the same time? Gaming Theory elearning Informal Learning interactive learning peer-to-peer learning social learning social learning theory web-based training

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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. Social Media Engagement.

A Case For Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

Informal learning has answers to some of the most pressing educational challenges organizations face. ” These early academic experiences may have contributed to the eventual development of Bandura’s influential ideas about self-directed learning, observation and imitation. In the last decade, globalization and the rampant availability of highly interactive technologies have altered the modern definition of social learning and its practice.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with 'e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. Much of this learning is informal, (Commentators such as Cofer (2000), Cross (2006) and Dobbs (2000) place the proportion of informal learning at around 70%) and is also generally location independent. One highly visible theory is Connectivism (Siemens, 2004).

Cognitive load theory: does it help?

Walkgrove

Facebook will notify you when your friends have birthdays, so you never have to be the bad friend that forgot. Cognitive load theory was first introduced in the 1980s and was based on observation surrounding the teaching of mathematics. There is very little data concerning the use of cognitive load theory, or the learning techniques based on it, in commercial adult learning. Nowadays we have no need to remember any of these things; need to phone someone?

Paper Cuts

Learnnovators

I’ve been tinkering with it and, in the spirit of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week , I’ve decided to share with you what I’ve learned so far. This may have something to do with the age of my S4, but I recently read that Facebook is getting serious about resolution. I posted this conundrum to Reddit’s Google Cardboard subreddit and to one of LinkedIn’s virtual reality discussion groups, both in vain.

Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with 'e's

I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age. I blogged about some of the new theories that seem appropriate as explanatory frameworks for learning in a digital age. Is it now time for these new theories to replace the old ones? Are the old theories still adequate to describe the kinds of learning that we witness today in our hyper-connected world? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006). One challenge for education providers is to decide whether they will support the desire of students to self regulate their learning activities using personal technologies. 2000) Informal Workplace Learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, February 22, 2007 Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions In a post on informal learning by Ray Sims (thanks to Tony ), he lists out a whole bunch o good things "to do on behalf of increasing informal learning aligned with company strategy and goals." Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

The Death of the Traditional Web: Implications for Self-Directed Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A friend of mine recently sent me a fascinating article titled “ The Shrinking of the Non-Social Web ” which contained some real eye-openers. Essentially the Web is not just evolving gradually as it absorbs the impact of smartphones and social media; it’s changing so radically that it might be better to look at what’s happening as the birth of an entirely new concept of internet interactivity and learning. What do these little kernels of information tell us?

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Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. People want to learn something from you.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present. So how do you build your network?

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. “ Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks.

27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

I believe they are all very essential reads for today’s learning and development folks. They are not predominantly directly related to learning or instructional design or theory (except for one or two); however, they all helped me to see the larger picture, to understand where workplace learning and training fits in, and why and where change is needed. 1 Instructional Design Multimedia Learning Richard Mayer. 3 Workplace Learning Informal learning Jay Cross.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. The doors that a networked world have opened for us can be the playground. Open to learning and collaboration: “Collaboration” seems to be the mantra of the era.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Using FaceBook Im trying to expand my horizons a bit these days and have been taking a closer look at a whole bunch of tools out there, including SecondLife and FaceBook. FaceBook seems like such a student-world application, and yet folks say more and more "grown-ups" are using it. It didnt feel like FaceBook would have a lot of professional promise.

Everybody’s Got Something To Teach…!!!

Learnnovators

When I joined as an ID at Learnnovators , the first thing that one of my colleagues told me was that an ID must have a great passion for learning. I don’t know if I am learning as how she meant it, but I do end up learning something new every minute. To make this clear, let me talk about a lesson I learned in civics class at school: Every citizen has a voice and opinion in the matters of the country. We end up learning even when we are not consciously learning.

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Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

Facebook 1 Twitter 3 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 5 Pinterest 0 In our previous blog , we articulated how a judicious mix of instructor-led and online learning strategies will make your organization conducive for learning. In this section, we focus on how learning has pervaded every sphere of life in a manner that is informal and social. Basically, learning per se has become a social cognitive process. Learning is Everybody Business.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Product Announcement

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, December 23, 2008 New Product Announcement Just in time for the holidays: "socially-networked virtual game-based blended mobile cloudy-learning 4.0" A collaborative enterprise-based, just-in-time learning solution created on Twitter with help from: @ jzurovchak @ bschlenker @ moehlert @ bjschone @ Quinnovator with peanut gallery comments from @ Dave_Ferguson.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. Its just a matter of time before someone new buys Facebook. The author sees a future where Facebook replaces the OS.

Informal Learning: Any Way You Want It, Any Time You Need It

CLO Magazine

Informal learning has answers to some of the most pressing educational challenges organizations face. ” These early academic experiences may have contributed to the eventual development of Bandura’s influential ideas about self-directed learning, observation and imitation. In the last decade, globalization and the rampant availability of highly interactive technologies have altered the modern definition of social learning and its practice.

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The new workplace

Jay Cross

Six years ago few people believed that informal learning made much of a difference. Today’s common wisdom is that most workplace learning is experiential, unplanned, social, and informal. Informal learning tops many training department agendas. They’ve converted a few programs but they’ve failed to improve their learning ecosystems. We’ve shifted how we think about learning since the Informal Learning book came out.

10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

By that I don’t mean so much the knowledge acquired from the instructors, but (on the contrary) the skills developed in learning how to learn for myself. You are given a tonne of readings, and the most instruction you can hope to extract from the professors is “read this” The theory is that the students will collaborate with one another, share their diverse experiences, and contribute to robust conversations. That’s fine; it’s called learning.

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2011: A writer’s odyssey

E-Learning Provocateur

Social media. • Social media extremism. • 20 hot resources for customer-facing social media. • The big myth of social networking. • Foching up social media. Mobile learning. • Mobile learning – Push or pull? Informal learning. • Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment. • E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1. • ElNet Workplace E-learning Congress 2011.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Facebook for the Enterprise

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Facebook for the Enterprise Im still mucking around in Facebook, trying to get it. Found this article, via Alec Saunders : Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook. Provides some real examples of how business-folk are using FB; compares Facebook (emotional attachment) to LinkedIn (static resume).

2011: A writer’s odyssey

E-Learning Provocateur

Social media. • Social media extremism. • 20 hot resources for customer-facing social media. • The big myth of social networking. • Foching up social media. Mobile learning. • Mobile learning – Push or pull? Informal learning. • Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment. • E-Learning Provocateur: Volume 1. • ElNet Workplace E-learning Congress 2011.

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August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life. Learnscaping — taking a systems view of learning in an organization — necessarily addresses a broad array of topics and disciplines. Hence, the articles and posts from Informal Learning Flow aren’t confined to what you’ll find in training magazines and learning conferences. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? What of scenario-based online programs, social networks and communities, discussion boards, or personalized programs?

Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New

Allison Rossett

Tweet A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. Were learning professionals relying on webinars, on podcasts, on mobile learning? What of scenario-based online programs, social networks and communities, discussion boards, or personalized programs?

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.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. View all posts by Paul → ← How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S.