Supporting social learning in the workplace (online workshop)

Jane Hart

Social learning is not a new concept or a new term; we’ve always learned socially – from our parents, siblings, friends and from our colleagues at work. But a new definition of social learning has emerged in recent years; one that implies the use of social technology for learning. Many purists are uncomfortable with this new definition, since it is clear that you don’t actually need social tools for social learning to take place.

Supporting social learning in the workplace (online workshop)

Jane Hart

Social learning is not a new concept or a new term; we’ve always learned socially – from our parents, siblings, friends and from our colleagues at work. But a new definition of social learning has emerged in recent years; one that implies the use of social technology for learning. Many purists are uncomfortable with this new definition, since it is clear that you don’t actually need social tools for social learning to take place.

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Product Review – Instilled LXP

eLearning 24-7

Writing a product review on a product that I use, well, I am about to use. The Vendor videos section on my site, Findanlms.com will launch in the next few weeks (an announcement will be made), where anyone can view videos by any learning system vendor in a playlist format, connect and do quite a bit, but that is for another post (right around launch time). The answer, is perhaps another lingo word, that I can see, as the first true digital learning platform.

Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

I’ve written a few postings recently (notably Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does ) where I have tried to show how the fundamental changes in how businesses are operating, require a fundamental change in how the L&D function needs to view workplace learning. I suggested this means a move from a “Command and Control” approach to an “Encourage and Engage” approach to Workplace Learning. Traditional workplace learning.

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Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. It is not as though, social learning is going to disappear. Social bookmarking. E-Learning 24/7.

Intellectual Property Protection for Online Courses & Training [Unique Anti-Piracy Features]

learnWorlds

In fact, LearnWorlds is the only course platform offering such built-in copyright protection functionality , meaning you don’t have to spend time and money on third-party products to get a similar result. And you can make sure that your unique take on the material and learning experience cannot be imitated. Watermark & Stamping – Include your name, brand, and logo in your content, like a video watermark or a unique stamp on your PDF files. PDF File Downloads.

How to Develop Product Knowledge Training for your Business

LearnUpon

This happens when you have the perfect combination of a great product and, importantly, a team that has the product knowledge needed to support and satisfy customers. We’re sure you have the product side down, but for your business, in-depth product knowledge is an essential skill that every customer-facing team member should have. But how do you easily and efficiently get your employees up-to-speed on your product? The answer: product knowledge training.

Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Less functionality and features than their standard counterparts, but these features may be “social learning&# , or “ability to tie a user to a course&# or “creating learning paths for each user&# or “assessment tools&# , etc. Lots of options, because reference materials, no longer have to be PDF, word docs or excel files. This is online learning, not learning in the classroom, and as such the terminology in “e-learning&# is different.

Product Review: Cornerstone OnDemand

eLearning 24-7

The hype on the product was huge, after all, the company’s revenue has increased significantly over the past two years. Search Connect – their search capability within the product. Leader board within “Connect” their social learning component – however, I did not see any type of incentive tied to it. Social Learning in general – can’t anyone come up with something fresh? Product in general. E-Learning 24/7.

How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

Absorb LMS

About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one. Why bother having people take courses to learn things they’ll soon forget? Also, software and hardware makers realized that more people would buy their products if they made them easier to use. We’re likely now approaching the Plateau of Productivity for performance support.

Online Community Management (Workshop)

Jane Hart

All participants will receive free copies of the PDF versions of the Social Learning Handbook and the MWL book as well as membership of the MWL Association. It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. Even showing “raw” examples of your work is valuable for others to see, it doesn’t have to be a perfect product. Social learningNext public online workshop runs: 30 MAY – 24 JUNE.

How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

Absorb LMS

About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one. Why bother having people take courses to learn things they’ll soon forget? Also, software and hardware makers realized that more people would buy their products if they made them easier to use. We’re likely now approaching the Plateau of Productivity for performance support.

LEARNNOVATORS PRESENTS SUCCESS STORY AT FOCUSON LEARNING 2016

Learnnovators

Srividya Kumar, Co-founder of Learnnovators, took the stage at FocusOn Learning 2016, and presented a case study session to attendees. It is made up of byte-sized video tutorials and PDF-based Quick Reference Guides, and leverages the power of QR codes to provide support to learners in their moment of need. – A 56% improvement in productivity of the MTAB Service Center. About FocusOn Learning 2016. It also offers its own learning platform, Learnosphere.

Curating & coordinating learning opportunities for the workplace

Jane Hart

It is no longer necessary or even possible to create everything your people need, so this 4-week online workshop considers a number of different ways to provide a wider set of learning opportunities in the workplace – through curation and coordination of internal and external content and people. Ongoing curation in learning flows. Coordinating live events (in a Learning Lounge or Learning Network). It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group.

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Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges

Jane Hart

Many believe that traditional classroom training as well as “click-next” e-learning courses are both ineffective and unappealing. Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges are two new approaches to training that take place over an extended period of time and involve a mix of resources and/or real-world activities. Week 1: Understanding the differences and similarities between learning campaigns and challenges, and how to plan one. Social learning

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The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Modern Workplace Learning doesn’t just mean modernizing training and e-learning, but radically changing the way you think about and support learning in the organisation. It means helping to build the social organisation – so that individuals can learn from one another everyday as they work together, as well as empowering employee-led learning, where individuals take more responsibility for their own learning and development.

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Modernising Classroom Training through Technology (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public social online workshop runs: 15 February – 11 March 2016. So why not actively encourage participants to make use of them in training in a productive way and at the same time increase participation and engagement in the training room? Encouraging the use of technology for personal learning in the classroom (week 1). It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group. Social learning

Micro-Elements (Things) in Social Learning - From the ASTD International Conference

Vignettes Learning

for Learning.""Top Top management directed me to see how we can launch Social Networking and Learning to 45,000 of our employees."These and Learning 2.0. Many learning leaders tend to focus on the "big stuff" and "big results" and rolling out big initiatives. This reminds me of the days when companies would say, we will require 30,000 employees to finish this e-learning course using the LMS. Please download the PDF version of the PowerPoint.

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Curating & coordinating learning opportunities for the workplace

Jane Hart

It is no longer necessary or even possible to create everything your people need, so this 4-week online workshop considers a number of different ways to provide a wider set of learning opportunities in the workplace – through curation and coordination of internal and external content and people. Ongoing curation in learning flows. Coordinating live events (in a Learning Lounge or Learning Network). It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group.

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E-Learning Forecasts & Trends for 2014

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Online learning is not the next big thing, it is now big thing.” – Donna J. THE JOURNEY: Where is e-learning heading? As we know, the e-learning market is evolving dynamically, witnessing newer horizons day after day. It’s almost a year since we published our last forecasts on the e-learning trends. What were some of the interesting predictions for the global e-learning market for 2014? What are the key global e-learning market trends today?

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1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

Here are the links to the pages in my Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools in 4 main categories as shown below. What are your favourite tools for learning? Voting is now open in this year’s Top Tools for Learning survey. E-Learning Authoring Tools. LMS & Learning Platforms. PDF & Flipping Book Tools. SOCIAL TOOLS. Social & Collaboration Spaces. Public Social Networks.

Microlearning Leapfrogging - How to Succeed Against All Odds - Tip #160

Vignettes Learning

Leapfrogging means vaulting from traditional, basic brick-and-mortar (classroom) learning into the rapid and instant Microlearning approach. From classical instructional learning to largely self-driven, micro-actions, on-the-job learning. The leap may seem risky because the team has no prior experience in any form of technology supported learning: NO skills, tools and aptitude on elearning, webinars, LMSs, authoring tools, and implementation.

Challenge: Make Informal Learning Visible & Valuable

Fort Hill Company

At the 2016 Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo (ICE) in Denver, Kathy Granger and I presented a session titled, Learning Anytime, Anywhere: How to Activate Informal Learning at Work. Informal and social learning are valuable and the source of most innovation and performance improvement in organizations. There are recent advances in how informal and social learning can be activated and made visible and intentional.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. Each one is available today on the Internet for free and these types of products are gaining mass in the global market. The whole premise of this product began for two reasons. E-Learning 24/7.

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E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

That smartphones were the answer to mobile learning. Social learning? While they still offer the LMS as we all know it, and its “learning&# approach, they are really driving into the TM space. 2 Mobile Learning. Then in some circles it was the smartphones and the power of social learning with said smartphones. Product A - Upside2Go. From the makers of Upside Learning. Product B – Knowledge Tango aka K-Tango.

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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?

Unlocked Learning—how to evolve your learning content

Coassemble

With enough time, creating rich and powerful learning content can be done by anyone. That’s exactly what Unlocked Learning can enable you to do! And by creating content that’s both engaging and accessible to your learning audience, you’ll be able to create a powerful training process for your team. This is our guide to Unlocked Learning’s power with content creation. Why does learning content need to be engaging? Have a PDF or presentation file?

5 Employee Training Management Software that You Must Consider

Kitaboo

To boost your productivity. Invariably, enterprises are expected to train their employees regularly to upskill them, to boost productivity, to enrich them with knowledge, and 47 other things. When you are putting your employees inside training rooms, you are basically pulling them off the production floor. So, you could say that the hours spent in training rooms are essentially non-productive. iSpring Learn.

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

In the past, we’ve plotted these predictions through dead reckoning – relying on our experience living, eating and breathing online learning all day, every day throughout the year. During this period of maximum hype, the new concepts become incessantly repeated buzzwords that are routinely slotted into conference presentation titles, blog posts and social media jottings. Finally, some group of people learns how to use the new concept or technology to do useful things.

5 Signs that Your Learning Management System Badly Needs an Upgrade

ProProfs

That’s precisely why business owners are increasingly adopting the Learning Management System (LMS). It not only helps an organization meet the learning and training needs of the employees but also boosts employee retention. Higher Employee Productivity. Workforce Learning Report (2018) by LinkedIn suggests that employees are more likely to stay in a company that invests in their career. Learning expectations change. Current LMS Lacks Social Learning.

Collaborative Learning in the Workplace

Docebo

This generation of learners is more social than they’ve ever been before. Social media, and namely YouTube, have changed the game and made everyone more accessible. We use sites like YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook not only to connect with each other, but to learn from one another. Our favorite influencers and brand ambassadors are plastered on every social channel available, and we continually show up for it. What is Collaborative Learning?

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This year, we are placing our annual (and very popular) learning technology predictions on the the hype cycle. Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods. Investment in Internet-enabled learning devices come along years later.

A pause for reflection as I pass a Twitter milestone

Jane Hart

After 7 years operating another learning portal site, in 2006 I set up the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT) as a free resource site about technologies, tools and tips for learning – in both education and in the workplace. Although in principle, it covers a wide range of technologies, I have tended to specialize in the use of social media for learning.

What are the main features of an LMS…and which are custom?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

What is a learning management system? A learning management system is the cross between a customer relationship management (CRM) and a content management system (CMS); allowing you to deliver learning materials to your users through your own remotely accessible system.

Best Practices in Creating an Enterprise e-Learning Portal

Hurix Digital

Nearly half of the most profitable companies in the world are using e-learning methods to help rookie professionals develop their technical skills. With an e-learning portal , companies are noticing an exponential increase in the engagement of employees. On an average, employees spend more than 5 hours learning on an eLearning platform. Dive in and read how you can develop an effective and productive e-learning portal. Why Enterprises Need an e-Learning Portal.