Blog Roundup: Social Learning while Social Distancing

LearnDash

As we’re all social distancing right now, it may seem like an odd time to talk about social learning. How can anyone engage in social learning when we’re all staying home? Regardless, social learning has a place in online education—and not on the periphery, either. Courses that place social learning at the core of their program see better results in learner engagement, completion, and satisfaction.

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Social Learning - How Social is Your LMS

Gyrus

Social learning is the perfect solution for having to train remotely located employees. This is because the ‘learner’ does not just passively receive instruction, but actively learns through experience.

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Foster Social learning through LMS

PSB

Why use social learning? In today’s digital world, where distance learning is an increasingly a popular option, educators need to adapt collaborative learning methods to an online environment to help students learn and make them happy.

5 LMS Features To Enable Social Learning

Dan Keckan

Social learning is one of the greatest keys to unlocking motivation in learners. It encourages them to learn both collaboratively and competitively. Social Learning Learning Management System LMS Features Social Learning Tips Virtual Classroom

Social Learning Theory: Practical Tools

Lambda Solutions

How to turn social learning theory into a useful resource. The Future of Learning Learner Engagement

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Adopting a Social Learning Model in Your Customer Education Program

Thought Industries

In customer education, we are always seeking new and improved ways to reach learners. Learning Business Customer Education Social LearningIn order to effectively engage current customers and also win new ones, our offerings have to be as engaging and rewarding as possible.

The Year of Social Learning

LearnDash

This is the year we double-down on social learning. It is time for learning program developers to strive for something more. However, there are so many other courses out there that could be better if they leveraged social learning concepts. So how can you get staretd with social learning? Hold contests among and for learners. social learning

Social Learning pays off! A Success Story

Origin Learning

Learning by force is passé. How do organizations engage with young, trendy, and tech-savvy people when it comes to learning and development? In a world where the social platform is increasingly the way to connect, learn, grow and scale, businesses are being made to alter their thinking. If the dose of social learning can be tailored to meet the needs of a business then a learner’s participation graph is sure to reflect an upward trend.

Social Learning In The Workplace

LearnDash

An effective learning program takes commitment, both financially and with regards to time. If an organization doesn’t have the financial means (or the time) to create a learning program then what alternatives do they have? Instead of implementing a traditional elearning and training program companies can opt to invest in social learning programs. There are many ways to get started with social learning. social learning

3 Keys to Social Learning Success

InSync Training

Whether your team includes employees in different buildings within the same region, or you lead a virtual team where everyone works from home, if you contribute to a global organization with groups on different continents , learning experiences can often prove to be tricky with limited face-to-face interaction. Experienced designers and facilitators recognize the power of social learning to overcome the challenges commonplace for today’s workforce.

12 Characteristics of Social Learning

LearnDash

Social learning is being used in organizations of all sizes as it has shown to be quite successful for training and development purposes. Today it has never been easier to incorporate a social learning component into both virtual and live training events. Specifically, using a blended learning approach with social learning components can yield positive results. But the success of a social learning program is only as good as the implementation.

Importance of social learning in empowering collaborative learning at workplace

Swift eLearning Services

Social learning has been the eLearning buzzword for the couple of years where collaboration, engagement, personalization, efficiency is the reason for smooth and successful continuation. Learning can be achieved from-and-with anything, via on-job experience by collaborating with employees, interaction with peers or colleagues or from formal training itself.

Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

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. and his take on using Kirkpatrick’s four levels to create and evaluate social learning. Builds a chain of evidence for the results using Levels 1 (Reaction), 2 (Learning), and 3 (Behavior). Learning Process. Learning Process.

Social Learning & The Benefits of Employee Generated Content [Customer Story]

Docebo

Patrick Veenhoff, head of Learning & Development at Swisscom, showcases social learning’s benefits. In June 2017, Swisscom Enterprise Customers switched from a top-down L&D content generated approach to a social learning marketplace. In other words: our nearly 5,000 employees conceptualize, create and deliver all of our organization’s corporate learning content. Is what I learned helpful for my everyday work?

10 free social learning platforms

Ed App

Most learning by its nature is a social process since the knowledge we need to succeed in society is embedded within a cultural context. In this article, we will take a look at ten different social learning platforms that are free for teachers and learners.

Using Twitter For Social Learning

LearnDash

Social learning is making its way into formal education, often on the heals of popular education technology apps. In many cases, this can simply mean leveraging platforms that learners are already familiar with and applying them to course (classroom) learning points or objectives. But can Twitter really be used for social learning? It’s also a non-threatening way to begin dabbling with using technology to encourage better learning.

Social Learning Tips to Engage Learners: A Corporate Learning Perspective

G-Cube

E-Learning and technology-aided learning in the workplace allows more flexibility and increases access to learning by huge proportions. It is then not a surprise that technology-aided learning is now being adopted by a majority of forward thinking organizations. A strictly linear structure, where an e-course is simply made available on the technology-aided learning platform maybe sufficient for the self-motivated learners, but not suitable for all.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

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. 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. By Dean Hawkinson.

LMS And The Impact Of Social Learning

Dan Keckan

Top organizations are increasingly leveraging an LMS with social learning capabilities to make their training programs more attractive and engaging. An LMS that seamlessly engages the learners through social learning enhances the learning experience as well as promotes further participation. Learning Management Systems LMS Features Social Learning Platform Social Learning Tips Social Learning Trends

What is social learning and how to benefit it?

Wizcabin

Surely, you’ll agree with me that our approach to learning has evolved over the years – thanks to the advancements in technology. Even with that, social learning has proven itself to be very relevant in today’s world. What is social learning?

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. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance. But through advances in today’s learning management systems, these criticisms can be addressed.

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Essential Social Learning Features Supported By Modern Learning Management Systems At The Workplace

G-Cube

The conventional instructor-led training restricts the learners within a classroom setting. Today, organizations realize the potential of delivering e-learning experiences to boost employee engagement, retention and workplace productivity. Earlier, the social capabilities of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) were not so useful, because no one knew how to deploy and support them. But in reality, content lacked learners’ engagement and became boring.

The Case For Social Learning: Lessons From Successful Online Businesses

Dan Keckan

Learners today expect courses to include social and interactive components. In this article, we’ll talk about what social learning theory can teach us about engaging our audience online and lessons from online businesses successfully leveraging social with their online offerings. Social Learning Collaborative Learning Editors' Choice Social Learning Tips Social Learning Trends

4 Social Learning Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

Social media giants like FaceBook and the like demonstrate the possibilities that we have available to us when it comes to social learning despite being remote. The concept of social learning isn’t necessarily new, but the technology that we have available now does make certain aspects of proprietary. To help you get a bit more acquainted with social learning in 2013, see some of the facts below, as originally mentioned by aragonresearch.com: 1.

Lead the Change with Social Learning: Tips from Jane Bozarth

InSync Training

Think about the last time you needed to learn something new. This daily life process proves that humans learn socially. If we can incorporate that into our training, we not only appeal to Adult Learning Principles, but we also support learner success. Social Learning Modern Learning on the AirWere you sitting at your desk in your office? Standing in your kitchen trying to make dinner?

The Benefits of a Gamified Socialized Learning Platform

eLearning Brothers

Gamified socialized learning offers the dialogue of social media platforms with the engagement and real-life rewards of a game. Since Motivate Cloud from The Game Agency is one of the top new platforms doing gamified social learning, w e asked our friends at The Game Agency to share some benefits of gamified social learning. Social Learning. Social media has infiltrated almost all aspects of our lives. Competitive Learning.

Social Learning for Engaging Learners

Ed App

Social learning is defined as learning with and from others. Social learning could be about acquiring knowledge on any topic and in any environment – while conversing casually with friends, colleagues, or through social media like Facebook or Twitter. Social learning has become part of the learning strategies in the corporate world. Utilizing social learning. Essentials of a social learning portal.

5 Creative Ideas to Foster Social Learning in Online Training

CommLab India

The Internet is teeming with the benefits of social learning. It’s engaging, motivating, and most importantly lets learners drive their own learning. But, the code to social learning lies in creativity! eLearning Design Social LearningFind out how to hit the bull’s-eye here!

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Avoid Social Learning Overload: 9 Techniques for Managing Your PLN

InSync Training

On Fridays, this blog series will explore YOU as a modern learner. This doesn't just happen: becoming a successful modern learner means taking an active role in creating, curating, and maintaining your Personal Learning Network (PLN). Last week, I discussed how to design your personal learning path , using foundational instructional design techniques. Social Learning Personal Learning Networks 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Power to the learner: social learning in action

Kineo

One thing we spotted in the interviews for this year’s Learning Insights report was a shift in the way we’re all talking about social learning. No longer a buzzword, it’s now understood – and desired - that our learners will naturally learn from each other. And that we can help that happen.

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. Thanks in large part to the advent of social media, we as humans are accessible from anywhere in the world. The purpose of effective social learning is to close this gap.

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.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. Man is by nature a social animal, which is why social interactions are crucial to our development at every stage of our lives. What is Social Learning? This is social learning.

Avoiding Anarchy in Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of commentators writing about social learning today stress the importance of keeping it free from rules or overarching control. Key considerations one commonly sees associated with this idea include some or all of the following: Give everyone the opportunity to teach and learn whatever they know, whenever they have the time; Give everyone the opportunity to learn what they want to know. Self-directed learning is the best. Don’t direct learning at all.”

Blog, Message, Participate – Join the Social Learning Brigade!

Origin Learning

Can learning build confidence of a workforce where technology obsolescence is the name of the game? An agglomeration or a combination of different aspects of social learning can work wonders. If a dash of it makes the process intriguing, collaborative, and fun, then the device-agnostic learning or the seemingly popular bring your own device (BYOD) method is another aspect of this learning that keeps the workforce involved through the anytime-anywhere approach.

If you want social learning - go social media

Kineo

We’ve been using what we call the ‘learner power continuum’ to frame our thinking about social learning in the workplace. For example, if we’re talking about social learning - learning socially - then what’s to stop us using existing social media to launch and deliver that experience? And one of the best things about it is how much it encourages you to think inside and outside the box.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

How different this type of modern information transmission is from that of centuries past when behaviors and theories were learned by observation and practice. In other words, learning has gone from being informal and organic to formal and structured. Employees Learn Best When They Learn Informally. Informal learning is the polar opposite of formal learning. In the article What Is Informal Learning? , Informal Learning Need Not Be Unintentional.

Boost Social Learning in 11 Easy Ways

AbaraLMS

Social learning is a cognitive process that lets people discuss learning objectives and enables them to share their perspectives. This not only improves the learning efficiency of the people but also acts as a catalyst for organizational transformations. Social learning helps employees connect better with each other, which, in a way, repairs broken links of complete communication of vision and values within the organization. Social Media Integrations.

Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?

G-Cube

Social media is here to stay. Modern users are utilizing social media in a number of ways – get updates, shop, connect, collaboration and even learn. Social learning tools which are easily accessible to all can be extremely effective for corporate trainings as well, aiding and re-enforcing the effects of formal learning initiatives. What can Learners do to ensure Social Learning success? e-Learning

Why Social Learning Is The Need Of The Hour

Dan Keckan

People learn by observing and imitating others. Thus, social learning is the most natural form of learning, where a learner learns from as well as with other learners. Social Learning Corporate eLearning Best Practices Corporate Learning And Development Social Learning Tips Social Learning Trends