Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community. I then segued to my second point, which is that social networking tools are better formal learning.

Related Terms

Tony Karrer

Here are some terms that are getting more attention the first couple weeks this month (December 2008) include Social Media , eLearning Activity , Mobile Learning , Yugma , Slideshare , SharePoint , Twitter , 100 Conversations , Mzinga , and GeoLearning. For example, I see GeoLearning relates to Learning Portals , Community of Practice, Mentoring , IntraLearn , Learnframe , ViewCentral , GeoMaestro , WBT Manager , WBT Systems , KnowledgeNet , Generation 21 , and GeoConnect.

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) Coaches, mentors, online buddies need to coexist within the wiki’s, blogs, discussion forums, webcam meetings, online presence, etc. Within 20 weeks of implementing their social network: Adoption surpassed 25K users Over 2,100 groups were formed across practices, communities of interest, competencies, etc.

The future is people, not technology

Jay Cross

Companies should embrace network-supported informal learning because it works better, not because it reduces labor costs. An active community of practice is a different animal from a bottom-up knowledge management network or a corporate news channel. TogetherLearn ’s Clark Quinn sees the need for a learnscape architect who nurtures the health of the learning network for collaboration, communication and learning opportunities. More Human Than Human. CLO magazine, June 2009.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

Social Q/A – question is posted by the end user, and then x number of people who are knowledgeable about that specific topic, respond; but after one responds, the other two cannot; a mentor option can be created. Social news or network aggregators. Mzinga’s OmniSocial product sort of fits the build, but it lacks some components, to what I see as a true system, specifically 100% standalone, since it can also be integrated into a LMS or used in their own LMS.

New skills for learning professionals

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

An active community of practice is a different animal from a bottom-up knowledge management network or a corporate news channel. Pointing out that I foresee job enrichment and greater responsibilities for learning professionals who take on the challenge, I noted some other people’s observations: TogetherLearn’s Clark Quinn sees the need for a learnscape architect who nurtures the health of the learning network for collaboration, communication and learning opportunities.