Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning

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Much of the learning in the workplace is now becoming learner-driven – a perfect setting for social and collaborative learning. With a little structure, social learning can be a huge success for organizational learning. How to drive Social Learning strategy in an organization? Traditionally, most enterprise-wide training and learning initiatives are have a top to bottom flow. Identify your social learning champions.

Cultural Barriers to Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Some cultures support learning more than others. Some cultures stifle learning by marginalizing the training and development function, by discouraging risk-taking, by not rewarding learning, by not allowing opportunities for informal and social learning, and by undermining performance improvement efforts. It’s not that managers are sitting around discussing how they can prevent learning; this is rarely consciously intentional.

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Organizational Learning in Colleges and Universities

The Performance Improvement Blog

In order to change, colleges and universities must first learn; that is, acquire new organizational knowledge and new organizational skills. They must create an organizational routine of feedback, reflection, and active social learning. They need to learn how to examine what they do, compare that to what needs to be done, reflect on what they have learned from their actions, and make the needed changes in the organization.

Social Learning is here to stay!

Origin Learning

Who would have imagined that the rapid pace of technology advancement would transform the learning landscape so dramatically! 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.

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. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.

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. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced.

This Week on #TalkTech: iBooks Author, “Learnist” Social Learning Platform, and Downsides of BYOD Programs

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iBooks Author, Learnist (and social learning platforms in general), and the downsides of BYOD are on deck for today’s #TalkTech. Join us at 3 pm EST on Twitter to learn how iBooks Author can replace “click next” eLearning, social learning platforms like Learnist can be used for organizational learning, and weighing the pros and cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs. Social Learning

Social play can be Social Learning

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I have been asked a half-dozen times about my thoughts on Social Learning within corporations. At work we do use social tools such as Skype, Yahoo Messenger and YouTube for learning purposes. When I ask about social learning in the work place, I normally get blank stares from potential clients, “Do you mean I should allow my employees play on Facebook at work?” This makes me wonder whether everyone is classifying social learning as social playing.

TOP 9 COMPETENCIES OF AN INFORMAL / SOCIAL LEARNING DESIGNER

Learnnovators

It is exciting to be part of the learning revolution happening around us, with new learning paradigms and technologies emerging on a daily basis. Thanks to the inherent quality of learning designers, we find it easy to adapt to most of these changes. However, some of the shifts may require us to move beyond the traditional definitions of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning).

Isn’t this how organizational learning cultures progress?

Jay Cross

Jane Hart’s post yesterday on The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business got me thinking about the evolution of learning culture in organizations. It’s all to0 easy to mistakenly think of formal learning as the antiquated, primitive way of doing things, something an organization shucks off as it becomes enlightened and gives its people the autonomy to work on their own.

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe asking tough questions about the purpose and quality of what they are doing for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

Need to Measure Social? Look Down More.

The Simple Shift

According to a recent CLO Magazine article/survey, executives added or supported social tech for 3 very big and very common reasons: increase collaboration (47%), increase engagement (42%) and create a culture of continuous learning (60%). community organizational learning Social Business Social Learning

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The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

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The boom in social media and the round-the-clock need to connect in communities is doing wonders for the eLearning industry. Social learning is an age-old learning and teaching strategy, backed by many cognitive scientists. While retouching social learning theories is a requirement for this article, we cannot overstate the benefits this effort can incur for training professionals. Let’s examine some top benefits of social learning in organizations.

L&D is Primed to Drive Enterprise Social, So Why Aren’t They?

The Simple Shift

L&D, if they want it, is rightly positioned to lead organizational social. At it’s very core social is about community, collaboration and sharing. ESN organizational learning Social LearningThose last 2 are vehicles for knowledge, strategy and tactics to be transmitted and are how new ideas flourish and old problems are solved. L&D’s function is helping a business achieve optimal […]. community E2.0 enterprise 2.0

This Week on #TalkTech: iBooks Author, “Learnist” Social Learning Platform, and Downsides of BYOD Programs

Bottom-Line Performance

iBooks Author, Learnist (and social learning platforms in general), and the downsides of BYOD are on deck for today’s #TalkTech. Join us at 3 pm EST on Twitter to learn how iBooks Author can replace “click next” eLearning, social learning platforms like Learnist can be used for organizational learning, and weighing the pros and cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs. Social Learning

This Week on #TalkTech: iBooks Author, “Learnist” Social Learning Platform, and Downsides of BYOD Programs

Bottom-Line Performance

iBooks Author, Learnist (and social learning platforms in general), and the downsides of BYOD are on deck for today’s #TalkTech. Join us at 3 pm EST on Twitter to learn how iBooks Author can replace “click next” eLearning, social learning platforms like Learnist can be used for organizational learning, and weighing the pros and cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs. Social Learning

What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization

Origin Learning

A sumptuous spread of cerebral and endorphin-inducing fare, the subtext was learning, learning and more learning. That is a strident example of the reach and power of social learning. You, the members of the corporate workspace may be looking askance, wondering why we in the working world are blowing this social learning trumpet where learning is to a large extent still circumscribed by the training circumference.

Steps to Developing a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

It doesn’t happen simply because of the pronouncements of the CEO, or a reorganization of business units, or by conducting an organizational pulse survey, or by hiring new managers. Culture is the collective beliefs, assumptions, and values of employees (and other stakeholders) and culture affects every aspect of organizational life. As I have argued in previous posts , to be successful in today’s world, companies need to have a culture that values and supports learning.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

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I have recently joined the open section of #MSLOC 430 - a graduate course in the Master''s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. This is the first week and I am absolutely looking forward to exploring the topics, learning from the other participants and participating in exciting conversations. Here''s a list of related posts on learning in a networked world. A PLN is an enabler of such learning.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. Leaders in these organizations do the following: Send the message - Leaders communicate the importance of learning to the organization. Build trust - Employees will invest time and effort in learning if they trust their managers. This learning cannot be left to chance.

THE TOP SIX THINGS ORGANIZATIONS MUST DO TO ENABLE EMERGENT LEARNING

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Five Myths of Social Learning

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Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this.

SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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The post SOCIAL TECHNOLOGY, COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT appeared first on Learnnovators.

SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

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WoL Workplace Learning ZapposThe post SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS appeared first on Learnnovators.

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How to Create a Learning Culture in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Several excellent blog posts have recently come to my attention that, when combined, provide a how-to for creating a learning culture in organizations. One of these posts appears in Jane Hart’s blog, Learning in the Social Workplace. In this post , she writes that workplace learning is: Structured learning experiences (e.g., training) and informal learning experiences (e.g., Helping workers learn continuously on the job.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning.

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The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design

Learnnovators

Though we had been following some of these discussions with much interest, and also trying out integrating the internal development process at Learnnovator s in a loosely structured way around this approach, a recent article by Clark Quinn prompted us to embark on a quest to find answers to the following questions: Is design thinking a new subject, at least in learning design? Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process?

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Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

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Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? 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.) in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning.

Learning and Performance Improvement in 2013

The Performance Improvement Blog

Harold Jarche reminds us that “…work is learning and learning is the work in the network era…” However, he also believes that most organizations will continue to deliver formal courses and instructor-led training programs. Jay Cross , similar to Jarche, argues that because of the speed and complexity of change, “Learning will continue to converge with work. Increasingly, workers will learn their jobs by doing their jobs.”

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. The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. These concepts are fundamentally opposed to the principle and values that support cooperation and collaboration – the pillars of social business and authentic communities.

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. 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.

The 70:20:10 Lens

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For example, we needn’t assign 70% of our time, effort and money on OTJ interventions, 20% on social learning, and 10% on formal training. Similarly, we shouldn’t mandate that our target audience aligns its learning activity according to these proportions. Our target audience does undertake 70% of its learning on the job, 20% via interacting with others, and 10% off the job (or thereabouts).

Social Media, Social Learning, & Curation: Resources Shared at #eACH2015

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I had the pleasure of leading a workshop as part of the 2015 eACH Conference exploring Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation for Learning Professionals. It may also serve as a resource for anyone that wants to learn more about social media and social learning. Specifically Mentioned Social Media Resources. The Princeton University Learning Philosophy. The Learning 2.0 Cammy Bean’s Learning Visions.

DevLearn - Google Wave - Organizational Learning - Best of eLearning Learning

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Best of eLearning Learning. Social Learning for Management Development: Introducing CoachingOurselves. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Put your learners on a diet - consider a pull-based learning approach - Free as in Freedom , November 6, 2009. Blogs – Day 1 – An Introduction - Engaged Learning , November 9, 2009. Open source e-learning development 11: Moodle - The E-Learning Curve , November 9, 2009.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. These are essentially “pull” and collaborative learning modes and cannot be imposed. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

SOCIAL LEARNING CANNOT BE A BOLT-ON STRATEGY

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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.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

A recent, very brief conversation with @krishashok triggered a few thoughts related to emergent workplaces and what learning in the networked world will look like. Here are two definitions from Wikipedia that captures the essence of Networked Learning: “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. This is my area of passion.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. There’s lots to be learned! Cloud-based learning.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

I have been writing about MOOCs in the context of workplace learning from different perspectives for some time now. The earlier posts… MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities.

Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning

Learnnovators

We are fortunate to be living in this most exciting time in history, where we are seeing the evolution not just of learning as a concept, but also of learners and their preferences. Learning is changing dynamically in our schools, colleges and universities. We couldn’t agree more with Haruki Murakami that “The most important thing we learn at school is the fact that the most important things can’t be learned at school.” We must learn to be creative.

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