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Social Learning vs. Communities of Practice

Janet Clarey

When it comes to the terms “Social Learning” and “Communities of Practice”, many people in the corporate learning realm are confused, myself included. Are Social Learning and Communities of Practice different? Social Learning. People in corporations are picking up Social Learning as one of the latest learning “buzzwords” without really knowing what it means. Social Learning is more focused on the needs of the individual.

Fri April 29: ASTD Conference “Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind” #ASTDL20

Learning Visions

But if you’d like to hear from some industry notables on the topic of Learning 2.0, come to ASTD New England Area’s Regional 2011 Conference: Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind. I’ll be speaking, giving a Cammy Bean style sightseeing tour of Social Media. Conference Description: The world of learning & development is changing fast. Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, then you’re not so far behind as all that.

Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

Its focus was on the importance of social software applications in the Enterprise to the ability of distributed project team members to recognize who is on their team at any point in time, and who isn't. Learning Experience Social Networks Web 2.0 e-Learning 2.0 social business design awareness Dachis Group distributed work empathy Internet Time Alliance shared experience social learning team identity twitter wiki

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The Human Factor: Evangelizing Social Learning by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

Training professionals are quick to see the potential value in social learning and collaboration. However, their organizations often need additional reasons to invest in a social learning. Future Trends Learning 2.0 Social Media

Social Learning: to be or not to be?

Jane Hart

The term Social Learning (big S, big L) has been used to describe the use of social media in learning for quite a few years now, so why we have seen the recent spate of blog postings expressing concern about the fact? and Learning 2.0. As Web 2.0

# 1 - Deepening Social Learning to Work Performance - Proposed Model

Vignettes Learning

Series # 1 - Can we use formal learning structure as a framework in implementing Learning 2.0? In implementing Learning 2.0 Social networking in learning) I encounter the usual problems I experience in implementing traditional e-Learning and Webinars.

e-Learning must become social learning!

ID Reflections

social learning informal learning adult learning Tags: e-learning 2.0

"Why Exaggeration Works in Learning"

Vignettes Learning

It’s humor and sarcasm underlies the objective of helping the learners discover the embedded learning content in the midst of a lighthearted approach. __ More often than not we associate exaggeration with comedy films. These are often high impact points in the learning process.

Learning 2.0: Everyone is trying to figure it out…and someone boldly proclaims Twitter to be dead

Bottom-Line Performance

I’ve been reading tons of posts lately on “Learning 2.0.&# Folks have been talking about “Web 2.0″ ″ since 2004 - it’s taken the learning community until 2009 to get onto the band wagon. as part of a learning experience.

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Rethinking e-Learning by Clark N. Quinn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Advances in technology have provided new capabilities for learning, while spaced practice, social learning, meta-learning, and distributed cognition have given us alternative ways to support learning. The combination allows us to envision and deliver a richer learning experience that leads to persistent change in abilities – and persistent change in ability to do is our actual goal. Management Strategies Mobile Social Media

Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Yesterday on video I heard myself stumbling to describe the April 21 session of Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation. I said our theme is improving performance with “natural/informal/web 2.0/connected/social learning. This new learning is strategy, not support.

"SMACK THE LEARNER ON THE FACE" - Learning from failures - best learning ever

Vignettes Learning

As a consequence, we hardly remember or use 95% of what we studied in school or even in business training and learning programs. Furthermore, Schank is convinced that failure is the best way to learn. This becomes a recurring cycle of incremental learning. What did you learn ?

Get Serious About Social Learning by Focusing on What Matters by Eric Davidove

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social learning supports powerful learning experiences, leverages social networks to accelerate. learning, and improves productivity. Learn here how to create a great strategy to make these. Social Media Tags: Design Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 things happen.

Social Is Not An Option by Ben Betts

Learning Solutions Magazine

As we find out how learning happens, and how technology can support learning, some interesting hybrids (mash-ups?) Four ideas dominate: informal learning, social learning, mobile learning, and games-based learning. The result: a very different way of learning. Mobile Serious Games Social Media Tools Tags: Future Trends Learning 2.0

e-Learning 2.0: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile

Vignettes Learning

Social Networking: Surveying Learner Participant TechnoProfile I have been fine-tuning a survey tool to gauge the T echnoProfile of the target learning audience in social learning, networking, collaboration and Learning 2.0 The survey design is based on my discoveries from social learning sessions , ( ASTD handout ) client projects and my research "in helping learners apply their learning" or Micro-Learning Impacts in social networking context.

Business Ideas through Social Learning

Vignettes Learning

The site Gogme.biz is an application of adding more "function" in a social networking context. Ray Jimenez, PhD [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" "Helping Learners Apply Learning" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com

How to Link Social Learning to Work and Performance

Vignettes Learning

How to Link Social Learning to Work and Performance View more presentations from 3MinuteWorlds. Ray Jimenez, PhD Join us at 3MinuteWorlds Micro-Learning Community [link] [link] [link] "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com. web 2.0 social networking rapid e-learning eLearning learning 2.0 learning 2.0

“Brain Freeze: Does your eLearning System Cause Learning Paralysis?”

Vignettes Learning

However, the influx of information to an individual’s brain may prove to be debilitating to one’s decision making process or may result to learning paralysis for learners. In the training and learning practice we have become accustomed to the concept of not overloading our learners.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This time I had better luck and also had great luck searching for elearning strategy articles on eLearning Learning under the topic pages: eLearning Strategies , Learning Strategies and Strategy. It’s still needs more, but represents a good starting point for review: eLearning Strategy (PDF) Elearning - A Primer Learning 2.0 Top-Down Strategy What does a real life e-learning strategy look like?

Informal/Social Learning - Concertina Style

Sticky Learning

In recent times I've seen and heard much discussion around informal and social learning. For example, is informal learning necessarily social in nature? Has the rise of new technologies altered the traditional view of social learning? How can we harness new technologies to foster a culture of learning within our business? Informal learning is learner driven and takes place when and how the learner decides. A good example is learning to cook!

Social Learning - this is how it can look!

Sticky Learning

Right now I'm reading an excellent book, The New Social Learning by Marcia Conner and Tony Bingham. The book has again turned my mind towards the question of using social media tools to provide another channel for organisational learning. Learning can (should?)

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Learning 2.0 No! Patents

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I missed this, but apparently friendster has patented social netwoks. Perhaps only social learning netwoks. Maybe there is special code approved by the really smart people of Blackboard that prevents homies on friendster from actually learning anything.hhhmmmmm. So then what has Blackboard patented? So, if you are on friendster chillin' with yo homies and they IM you somthing that you didn't previously know, who owes who the money?

Work Literacy of Social Learning Implementors

Vignettes Learning

The discussions are very helpful in formulating my thoughts on the issues of social learning tools, technologies and impacts on performance. The areas I am often asked is: "How do we use social learning and networking to improve performance at work?" What is the role of the leader, trainer and manager in implementing the social learning process? Social learning is focused on interactions of users.

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The Real Meaning of mLearning

KnowledgeStar

mLearning will be the driver for Learning 2.0. Education Learning learning 2.0 mlearning social learningThe mobile web has eradicated any wired person’s dilemma whether to be offline in the real world, or online and stuck in one location (an office cube, a living room, or worse, the basement). Offline is now online, and online is offline. Today’s smartphones and tablets – e.g. iPhones [.].

# 2 - Start Small Social Learning Tests: Deepening Social Learning to Work Performance - Proposed Model

Vignettes Learning

To continue my thoughts on the " Deepening Process " of Turning Social Learning to Work Performance , I think we have plenty of opportunities in training to start small social learning experiments. Set up a social learning tool for your project. Learn the essentials of these tools to use them effectively as a facilitator. Discussion 2: Open a discussion on "Essentials of Web 2.0 and impacts on learning." change the way we learn?" (Or

Deep Problems with Our Tools - e-Learning, Social Learning, etc.

Vignettes Learning

I am often skeptical about the many types of learning tools, e.g. social networking, e-learning, LMS, rapid e-learning, even PowerPoint, etc. In the adoption of tools and technologies in learning and training, many pundits fall victim to the same fallacy.

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Beware of Social Learning Backlash

eLearning Weekly

I’m finding out that the old adage, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink&# has some major significance when it comes to introducing social learning (specifically, social learning tools) at an organization. In fact, even worse things can happen if you don’t market your offerings correctly… When introducing social learning tools and concepts, it’s easy to get excited and anxious to share our findings.

Assess yourself -- Would you qualify as a Social Learning Specialist or Leader?

Vignettes Learning

In November 29, 2007, I wrote in my blog the new jobs and careers in Social Learning. I have been seeing growth in eLearning and training professionals wanting more training and skills in Social Learning. For example: >Share information and resources without expectation of a direct return >Encourage others to become network weavers and take responsibility for increasing the health of their networks >Show people how to learn social learning styles.

A Speedbump for Social Learning

eLearning Weekly

Whether you call it Learning 2.0, eLearning 2.0, or Social Learning, there’s a relatively new wave of tools and technologies that allow people to communicate and collaborate in a surprisingly easy and effective way. Some of these tools and technologies include wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, and social networking. But social bookmarking and social networking tools are lagging behind a bit.

Assessing Learning Initiatives

The Learning Circuits

For March the LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? So, it should look like: Tony Karrer - e-Learning 2.0

Upcoming Online Workshops on Social Learning and e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Check it out: e-Learning Design [link] Advance e-Learning Design [link] Social Networking, Learning and Performance [link] Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.comI am delivering three Certificate online workshops with Training Magazine Events.

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Mechanics of Social Learning Networks for 9th Graders (Part 3) by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

“Determining the right technology package for a learning solution can be challenging under any circumstances. Identifying – and assembling – the right set of freeware tools to provide the infrastructure that will spawn an active social learning network among a class of mid-performing 9th graders was like being back in grad school.”. Social Media Tools Tags: Design Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Seven C's of a Social Learning Network by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social Media Tools Tags: Design Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 In February, Anne joined the Teacher Support Network in her community. She was assigned to a ninth-grade teacher and students, to help the students succeed in their classes so that they can stay on (or get on) a college-bound track. This also gives her an opportunity to experience life inside a high school classroom firsthand. This week’s column continues the story of that experience.

Dispatch from the Digital Frontier: The Six C's of a Social Learning Network by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social Media Tools Tags: Design Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 In February, Anne joined the Teacher Support Network in her community. She was assigned to a ninth-grade teacher and students, to help the students succeed in their classes so that they can stay on (or get on) a college-bound track. This also gives her an opportunity to experience life inside a high school classroom firsthand. This week’s column continues the story of that experience.