6 Steps To Creating Learning Ecosystems (And Why You Should Bother)

Learnnovators

70:20:10 has shone a spotlight on the limits of formal learning. In contrast, social and experiential learning continue to be veritable goldmines of productivity, placing learners at the centre of their story and demanding a major shift from Learning & Development professionals.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. You see, we love learning. Hence the learning experience suffers – even for the lurkers.

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Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. Clark Quinn, (6 June) started us off with a post: Getting pragmatic about informal. And most importantly, support our informal professional development.

Informal Learning Does Not Have to Be Formal

Mindflash

One of the biggest problems with social learning is that it is an informal type of learning and organizations can’t help but to try to formalize it in any way possible. Tailor-made for Informal Learning.

Ridiculous research findings on informal learning

Jay Cross

companies spent money on informal learning tools or services last year. Most informal learning takes place despite training departments, not because of them. Informal learning is mushrooming as organizations implement social software.

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The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Social Learning

Along comes an internal collaboration tool like Yammer, or the aforementioned Yakabod, and employees have to launch a whole new workflow to get engaged. Collaboration Tools Social Media social learning user adoption Collaboration tools enterprise 2.0

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The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections. People in your network become the portals to knowledge, opportunity, and information you might not find on your own.

Evaluating Social Learning

Social Learning

There are people looking at applying the Kirkpatrick model, there are people measuring the use of social learning tools, and there are people talking about something similar to Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method. Learning – What must they learn to be able to perform?

The Other 90% of Learning

Jay Cross

Knowledge workers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. They learn about twice as much from those conversations compared to structured courses and programs. It’s a handy framework to keep in mind, particularly when someone mistakenly thinks all learning is formal. As Charles Handy has written, “Real learning is not what most of us grew up thinking it was.”. Learning is social. Informal Learning

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. The training and learning industry has this love affair with technology.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. Over the course of the past few years I’ve moved from saying “I don’t get it” – to feeling like it’s a good addition to my Learning Tool Set. But I also think that there’s a lot more help now around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Some of the ideas specifically relate to e-learning, while others may fall more comfortably into other portfolios. Well, you can do that with Yammer – a Twitter-like platform that allows you to set up a “group&# comprising your employees only.

Bringing learning to the workplace, step 3: People

Challenge to Learn

One of the most effective ways of workplace learning is support offered by colleagues. When you have a question or problem, you find a colleague who knows the answer, you apply what you have learned and you go on with your job. As any type of informal learning you can’t organize this, but you can facilitate this. Yammer. A tool that could support you in this is Yammer. What about the learning department, do they play a role?

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Information Aggregation.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network. Information Aggregation.

The Year’s Most Thought-Provoking Training Blog Posts

Mindflash

In the article Learning Difficulties: Making something hard to read means it is more likely to be remembered from The Economist Magazine , a team of psychologists reached the radical conclusion that all the font readability rules we’ve been following don’t actually support learning.

10 Tips for Incorporating Ed-Tech Into Your Own Development

ATD Learning Technologies

Even those of use working in talent development can be overwhelmed by the constant flow of learning technology trends. Often, the surge new tech can leave us wondering how to keep up with all the fads—and how to incorporate useful new tools into our learning initiatives.

Our Many Hats

eLearning Cyclops

Social Media (SoMe) expert and Informal Learning Catalyst - Sometimes I''m the go to guy to coach staff on utilizing SoMe or I''m the guy implementing informal/social learning. Then appropriately incorporating them in courses, your Intranet, Yammer, etc. eLearning Designers wear many hats – some by choice, some placed upon us. Here are the hats I wear because I need these skills as an eLearning one-person shop.

Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

The ATD and i4cp study Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond reported in early 2015 that social learning was in use by fewer than three in 10 organizations. Here’s a look at the full results: Make access to social learning easy and fast; 68%.

Flexing Your Tools to Create Maximum-Impact Online Training

Mindflash

The management and administration tool of choice is often a Learning Management System (LMS). Take your LMS’s functionality into full consideration to make maximum organizational impact via your learning solutions. Teaching Formally vs. Informally.

5 Practical Online Training Trends You May Have Overlooked

Mindflash

Here are six trends you should learn more about (or get back to) and think about how you can use them to improve how you deliver training in your organization. Informal learning.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. This makes Elgg an ideal platform for learning and collaboration.

3 questions to ask before starting social learning

Sponge UK

You’re thinking about introducing social learning, but before you start you need to ask some questions. If you can find out the answers to these questions you’ll be in a better position to start incorporating social learning into your elearning strategy. Yammer.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? We wanted to find out, so we surveyed 74 diverse LMS vendors about the social learning functionality available in their platforms.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Learning Analytics 6. It may or may not involve learning.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

As a learning professional, I have been pondering this question a lot. This has included reading some books, attending some webinars, and talking with other learning professionals about how they are making social media work in a learning environment. For the sake of this post, I want to focus on an end goal of collaboration among learners experiencing a learning event together. 2-- Share “real world” learnings with each other after the training is complete.

3 Secrets of Workshop Facilitators: Leverage Them to Author eLearning Rapidly

Mindflash

I relish the idea of taking a break from work and life, particularly if it’s at an exotic location or a posh hotel, to sit back and absorb learning away from the fires of daily life. And, create fun activities that result in learning.

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

For the past nine years, this has been in the field of Corporate Learning and Development. My role at eFront is to lead the business development of the eFrontPro Learning Management platform throughout the global corporate marketplace.

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Is your eLearning On-the-Job Training Friendly?

Mindflash

Whether or not we can prove it, most of us “know” that we learn most of what we need to know about our jobs through some form of informal learning. Most of us will cite experience or on-the-job (OJT) training as the most popular form of learning we use to learn our jobs.

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development

eFront

For the past nine years, this has been in the field of Corporate Learning and Development. My role at eFront is to lead the business development of the eFrontPro Learning Management platform throughout the global corporate marketplace.

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5 Ways to Kick-Start Great On-the-Job Sales Training

Mindflash

According to Bersin & Associates , 73% of companies believe their most valuable learning approaches are informal, yet only 30% of resources are focused there. Here are some practical approaches to informal learning. > More on e-learning on the Mindflash blog. >

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. There’s lots to be learned! Cloud-based learning.

Can Centralized and Decentralized Online Training Co-Exist?

Mindflash

On the flip side, the traditional adult learner seeks the freedom of choice in learning that often comes with a decentralized learning network. Can a centrally managed online training system and an individualized learning network coexist? Enter the “Learning Ecosystem”.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. How do I search for information?”. No one learns alone either. Reduced email traffic and information overload.