Social Networks

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals is wrapping up. This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks.

Personal Learning Networks: For Ongoing Learning in a Connected World

ID Reflections

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.

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Expert Level Answers via Social Networks

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting points raised via the discussion: If you can get an expert level answer by asking for help through social networks how does that compare to being an expert? That happens all the time and is made even harder by the fact that confidence level about answers is inversely proportional to expertise (see Vic's comment in Social Media Conversations ). I've been really enjoying the discussion around Does Deliberative Practice Lead to Quick Proficiency?

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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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SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

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

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Personal Learning Resources

Learning with e's

Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) are made up of more than web tools. My Personal Learning Network is essentially the people I connect with in order to learn what I need when I need it. Twitter, Facebook and other social networking tools are simply the means through which I do it. It is said that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at the books they have on their shelves. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Personal Learning Tools and Technologies

Tony Karrer

Jane Hart has done a great job collecting individual answers to what learning tools and technologies that people use. At the same time, I agree with his call for sharing on these things and "learning over the shoulder" of others. And I also sympathize with the "no its personal" beat down he took. Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

Basic 2-3 minutes video on " What is Social Networking " - By CommonCraft What is Social Networking? What is Social Bookmarking?What The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Personal Learning Environment Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning Digital Natives, What they Do The Future: Amazing Challenges 2-3 minute video Teaching Machines Is Web 2.0

Sharing

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

I wanted to reflect a little on my own ‘sharing’ here, and try and split the sharing from social media, if possible. I’ve developed it more recently to be about the why I do things and how I develop myself or my work, my attitude to learning and technology and how use them both. I share my blog posts on Twitter so I can reach more people, and engage the wider field of learning technology.

PLE - Personal Learning Environment - supporting learning as a lifestytle

Vignettes Learning

This is a slideshow of Graham Attwell which I thought covers some of the essentials what PLE (Personal Learning Environment) will continue to present opportunities for a new way of learning. View Upload your own Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com

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Your Network is Calling

Tom Spiglanin

Much has been said about the benefits of a personal learning network, or PLN. One of my valued network friends posted on Twitter that I was missed, and that I was missing a chat I used to regularly attend. People seem to confuse networks with groups. In contrast, a network is something you build, one relationship at a time. I’ve joined many groups over the years, and I’ve never felt the sense of belonging that I do by being part of a network.

Want To Know What Personalized Learning Looks Like? It's Right in Front of You!

Xyleme

If you ask a learner how they want to learn, taking a high-gloss eLearning course is rarely mentioned. Instead, what we all consistently hear is that people want personalized learning - a term easy to throw out there but not so easy to define. Social networks and apps we use every day leverage user profiles and contextual information to deliver personalized experiences. learn), there are a number of paths they can take.

Your Network is Calling

Tom Spiglanin

Much has been said about the benefits of a personal learning network, or PLN. One of my valued network friends posted on Twitter that I was missed, and that I was missing a chat I used to regularly attend. People seem to confuse networks with groups. In contrast, a network is something you build, one relationship at a time. I’ve joined many groups over the years, and I’ve never felt the sense of belonging that I do by being part of a network.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

Increasingly the human workforce will have to take on the unstructured work that requires skills like judgement, decision making, pattern sensing, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and more. The remaining tasks will require individuals who fundamentally think differently about work and learning. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce?

What a Difference a Year Makes

Tom Spiglanin

Last year I was primarily focused on integrating informal and social activities into organizational learning programs. ” I work in a learning and development (L&D) organization, and my job includes doing whatever it takes to support my organization, a technical corporation with employees geographically distributed across the United States, however those needs are articulated or change. Changing Workplace Conferences Personal Knowledge Management Social Networking

PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) Learning in the World of Technologies

Vignettes Learning

Ray Sims has compiled a good list of resources on Personal Learning Environments ( PLE ). A quick view of PLEs as a learning method is presented by Graham Attwell (view his slideshow ). It provides us another way to look at how we can learn best with the abundance of Web 2.0 technology and Social Networking. My concern for now, is the focus of PLEs on learning with and through the technologies.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. “ Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. The doors that a networked world have opened for us can be the playground. Open to learning and collaboration: “Collaboration” seems to be the mantra of the era.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

One was from the field of architecture and the other was by Harold Jarche on workplace and learning. Wilkinson proposed building out the entire GLG office to accommodate “activity-based working”–the theory that employees no longer need personal workstations so much as they need many different settings in which to meet, collaborate, or focus, depending on which tasks they’re working on. In addition, tacit knowledge flows best in trusted networks.

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning.

The art of Twitter

Learning with e's

Learning how to use Twitter as a tool to develop your personal learning network is not always simple, and as with any other social networking tools, there is an unwritten protocol. Other devices for communication emerged such as emoticons, sideways smileys that were used to attempt to overcome the reduced social cues of text only talking. All I need to know about Twitter I learned at kindergarten View more presentations from Steve Wheeler.

Connie Malamed – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter ): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning.

Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

I have presented a few workshops now on how to use Twitter as a learning and teaching tool. One of my most viewed blog posts was entitled Teaching with Twitter so there is a lot of interest in the topic - how can we harness the potential of this tool in a teaching and learning context? There is also the issue of instant gratification - how do younger people feel about having to invest in developing their network of followers/followed when it patently takes a lot of effort and time?

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. 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.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. 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.

100+ Free E-Learning Tools for Employee Training and Personal Learning

Janet Clarey

Jane Hart and I collaborated on a new report, 100+ Free E-Learning Tools for Employee Training and Personal Learning , and have just now released it. Jane is a Social Media and Learning Advisor and founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT). She is also the author of Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day , a blog where she posts a daily item of e-learning interest. Content and Learning Management Systems.

I store my knowledge with my friends

Learning with e's

It's for a Learning and Teaching development day the Institute is holding where they will explore the theme of Transformational Learning and Teaching. I have spoken several times on transformation learning, and a few years ago actually brought out a book about the transformational power of ICT in education. tools and new approaches to creating learning space might transform the learning experience of students.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types! The common theme in functions is the ability to study and practice the skills of a "Collaborative Learning Anthropologist", ( CLA ). Major changes in learning and training are fundamentally challenging the current and old assumptions, principles and beliefs. There are many opportunities to discover and innovate new learning models. This is the primary task of a Collaborative Learning Anthropologist.

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.

Dissection: What's a PLN?

E-Learning Acupuncture

Personal Learning Network. Delicious social bookmarking. Tags: social networking tools collaboration PLN Have you heard this term - PLN? It's becomming a mainstream word in the field of education. Skip Via , an Instructional Technology professor at the University of Alaska, has createda nice 5 minute video that thoroughly explains the purpose of a PLN, what a PLN is, and he outlines exactly the tools he uses to make his PLN.

Do You Know Your Blog's Reach?

Vignettes Learning

I have been doing my blog primarily for personal learning and sharing. link] One will see how your social networking site compares with others and you can follow links. Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.comI rarely asked if people read my blogs. Curiosity got to me so I tried three Web 2.0

Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning

Obsidian Learning

Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. The focus of this theory is “learning as social participation,” in which learners actively participate in the practices of social communities and construct personal identities in relation to these communities. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn. It’s social too.

4 Pain-Free Methods for Using LinkedIn for Learning

InSync Training

LinkedIn is a powerful tool in our personal learning toolkit. It not only connects us with our peers, but enables us to network with thought-leaders and contribute meaningfully to discussion subjects about which we're passionate. Guest blogger Jenny Holt provides guidance on how individuals (and even teams) can use this professional networking social platform for professional development. Here’s how you can use groups in your learning strategy.

This time it's personal

Learning with e's

Today turned out to be a Personal Learning Environments sort of day for me. Secondly, I joined a new site which has been set up by Cristina Costa over at Learning Journey. It's a Ning site focused on Personal Learning Environments and Digifolios (read e-Portfolios) which as I write this post, already has 48 members. The blurb reads: We live in an era of individual “personalization and customization”. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Mind technology

Learning with 'e's

Personally, I don''t find it that onerous. I am constantly learning new things, discovering new people, being challenged to think in new ways using this stream of information. My mind technology is embodied in and across a vast biological network of individuals - the connected minds that I call my personal learning network (PLN). They are numerous, and I know many of them personally. Mind technology it certainly is, and richly social too.

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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Outrageous alternatives

Learning with e's

Children not attending school, but instead learning from home? Teachers stepping back out of the way, so that the child takes centre stage and learning is focused on their personal development? How about a more balanced curriculum then, where academic topics are equally weighted with artistic, aesthetic and social skills? His idea of 'peer matching' was radical: The operation of a peer-matching network would be simple.

Identity play

Learning with 'e's

This is the second post in my series of retrospective reviews on seminal books about learning and technology. I have scoured my personal book library in search of a dozen books that have influenced my own thinking, and share a synopsis of their contents with you. Although technology has moved on a pace - since the book was written we now have social media, mobile phones and touch screen tablet computers - many of Sherry Turkle''s ideas still resonate with personal meaning.

Don't miss the train!

Learning with e's

The book is simply and concisely entitled: Web 2.0-Based e-Learning and is aimed at those working in further and higher education. and its implications for e-Learning by veteran researcher Tony Bates for example, proposes new design models for education and training to better prepare workers in a knowledge based economy. The chapter traces how students represent the structure of their personal learning environments, and their distributed potential.

Shred Your Social Media Policy

OpenSesame

Social media has made me better at my job. Not just because it''s part of my job to use it, but because social networks make it easy to surround myself with new ideas, great information and useful resources. In this day and age of doing more with less, social networks enable the (free) creation of a strong personal learning network.