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.

Is Informal Learning The Same As Social Learning?

Upside Learning

Very often I find that informal and social learning are grouped together. Social Learning Social Learning is participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Social Learning Informal Learning Sure there are some overlaps between the two, but they are not necessarily one and the same. Let's start by looking at their definitions. Marcia Conner, author of The […].

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Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning

Spark Your Interest

One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informal_learning.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. Secret 4: Socialize the Learning with Others. Seven Simple Secrets to.

Evaluating Informal Learning

Dashe & Thomson

My colleague, Andrea May came back from ASTD International Conference & Exposition (ICE), which was held in Dallas in May of this year, raving about a presentation on “Evaluating Informal Learning.” The post Evaluating Informal Learning appeared first on Social Learning Blog.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Dashe & Thomson

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L).

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Social Learning in an LMS.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

Motivation > Information”. Why Motivation > Information. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it. Most Training Doesn’t Address Motivation, It Addresses Information. It’s pretty easy to give people information.

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Informal Learning. Even though informal learning has been around for as long as we humans have been, the use of the term ‘Informal Learning’ in corporate has grown significantly in the last 5-8 years.

Social Learning is here to stay!

Origin Learning

Let’s dwell for a minute on social learning which has redefined the framework of learning in organizations, big and small! Insanely easy to use , effortless and an expression platform are words that will surely lead you to experiment with the social method of learning.

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory?

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,

14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. To succeed in social media you have to have strong social skills by nature.” – Connie Malamed (in our interview with her).

Socially Acceptable

Clark Quinn

I was talking with my ITA colleagues, and we were discussing the state of awareness of social learning. And we were somewhat concerned that at least from some evidence, there’re some misconceptions around about social learning. There are number of reasons to be interested in social learning: it’s more natural : our learning mechanisms were social before they were formal. So what is good social learning? social strategy

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.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

The diagram traces the evolution of different social technology and their potential to enforce and enable a deep change in how organizations function and their structure. Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

Over the past few years, the need to become a social business and to promote enterprise-wide collaboration have taken hold in many organizations. Underlying this military and manufacturing discourse is an insidious and difficult to pin down aspect – the scarcity mindset – be it of money, skills, information, time, talent, and so on. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

Social Learning ROI

LearnDash

It should come as no surprise then that social learning programs fall even further down the priority list. have put together a great infographic detailing some facts and figures relating to social learning and ROI. The advantages of social learning make sense. social learning

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The Neuroscience of Social Learning

Growth Engineering

We spend a lot of time talking about how social learning is one of the keys to an effective, engaging training strategy. We often bombard you with stats proving that social learning works , but let’s delve a little deeper into the reasons why it works. Social needs.

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures. informal learning

Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Given that the average employee only spends 31 hours PER YEAR in formal training, staying current requires employees to develop skills in social learning tools and strategies. Storify lets you create stories from a variety of social media resources.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

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.

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). They don’t recognise the social worker or the pharmacist or the OT.

I Believe that Learning is Inherently Social

Tom Spiglanin

It may have been done alone or with others, but the social connection was still strong: teachers directed and facilitated the learning, and we often shared answers or talked about homework with peers. This is not to say that everything we know or can do was learned socially.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

6 Reasons You Need a Social LMS Right Now!

Origin Learning

Eduardo, I’m not talking about a dating site, I’m talking about taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online.” – Mark Zuckerberg in ‘The Social Network’. Think of 10-15 years back, the time before social media existed.

Social Learning Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

The concept of social learning can be somewhat unclear. Isn’t all learning “social” in some respect? If we overthink the semantics then I agree that social learning can seem somewhat redundant. Social learning ROI can also be established, as pointed out below.

Keep It Casual: Crafting Better Informal eLearning Experiences

TalentLMS

Whether you’re short on time, learner motivation, or just need to improve your learning culture, informal eLearning experiences offer a fresh, less rigorous way of thinking about learning. Now, informal learning is no new thing. Why Choose Informal eLearning Experiences?

Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace

ID Reflections

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. The catch is that “ social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. For social learning to thrive (i.e.,

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. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. design social

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.

Research Brief: Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning

Docebo

We know people learn and retain more information through informal channels , on-the-job experience and coaching, but most companies still expect their people to gain the bulk of their knowledge through more formal, structured means. Measuring the ROI of Informal Learning.

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Social Learning’s Corporate Impact

LearnDash

What about social learning? That said, the infographic below (created by Bloomfire ) may be the nudge that some companies need for adopting a social-centric learning program at their organization. As such, it makes sense that training programs incorporate some degree of social learning.

Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!

Gyrus

The corporate training world often questions and evaluates the concept of incorporating informal learning. The question always arises whether informal learning can be added to the formal learning and if so, how both can be combined together. Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, and unplanned way to learn and gain knowledge, whereas formal learning is delivered in a systematic, intentional way with a reporting and evaluation process.

What drives Social Media Learning?

Origin Learning

Knowledge economy may provide information aplenty but equally challenging is the skill gaps especially given the resource crunch that organizations are facing everywhere. Then, why not look at ways of making “formal” learning happen in the most informal environment as well?

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning.

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone.