Do You Need a Mentor or a Network?

Experiencing eLearning

Will you be my mentor?” ” “Will you be my mentor? ” Maria left the coffee shop feeling a bit deflated and surprised that Jack didn’t agree to be her mentor. Requests for Mentors. Here’s a sampling of messages I’ve received in the last few months: “I’ve been on the lookout for experienced professionals such as you who can offer professional advice/opinions and if possible act as a mentor to our team.”

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Social Business Design: Insights from HP’s WaterCooler - Skilful Minds , July 15, 2009 We need to begin seriously discussing “how Social Media Thinking will impact the greater whole of the company.&#. Is Social Learning a fad? The following are the top other items based on social signals. Social Media (62).

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Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

I have written about the impact of various shifts and trends like globalization, work fragmentation, ubiquitous network and access to the mobile web, social media, and the economy of individuals on the way we work and learn in the following posts: Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World , Working out Loud and Serendipity and The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning. Learning networks are based on the theory of Connectivism, or learning from diverse social webs.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. She was also listed in the Top 25 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media in 2013 and 2014. It is a core skill related to Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) and constitutes what we also call “sense-making”.

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Developing learning to learn skills

Clark Quinn

Harold Jarche’s PKM is a good start, talking about seek > sense > share. But learning is, at core, about mentored practice. At least, you should be facilitating proper approaches in public forums, like social media. I’m an advocate of meta-learning, that is: learning to learn. Not just because it’s personally empowering, but because it can and should be organizationally empowering. The problem is, little is talked about how to develop it.

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Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

An increasing number of the workforce – smart, social, autonomous workers – are already doing their own thing and solving their own learning and performance problems much more quickly and more easily by using their own tools and devices. (In self-directed study of online courses, job aids, professional networks, conferences, mentoring, blog and news feeds, working collaboratively with team, conversations and meeting, resources on the Web, etc ).

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

Learnnovators

Don Tapscott (italics mine) 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. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

Social Learning is Voluntary; Collaboration Platforms are Enablers

ID Reflections

I love this description from Jane Harts post: FAUXIAL LEARNING is about forcing people to use social media in courses – or even in the workplace – and then confusing compliance with engagement (and even worse) learning. As an Instructional Designer and L&D Consultant, I am often asked questions like: 1.What social collaboration platform should we use? Does this mean the employees are not engaging in "social learning"? Collaboration culture social learning

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources - Social Media in Learning , August 12, 2009. 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team - Learning Putty , October 22, 2009.

Google Wave - Twitter - eLearning Learning Best of October 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009. Social Media and Records Retention - Engaged Learning , October 6, 2009. The following are the top items based on social signals. Intro to social learning environments: a social learning resource , October 17, 2009. A History of Social Media , October 8, 2009.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Unleashing The Power Of Social Learning. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009. Rules for Social Media? The following are the top items based on social signals. Social Network = Social Class?

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

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. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first. When we talk about social learning, we are talking about the fundamental organizational structure of a business. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.