Very social software

Learning with e's

A veritable feast of articles on social media is appearing in the academic press at the moment. Two articles that have caught my eye deal with social software in education, and both have landed on my desk in the last few weeks. If you're interested in the impact blogs, wikis and social networking can have on the social and cultural dimensions of education, then take a read of them. Keywords: social software; Web 2.0; learning environments.

The definition of Enterprise Social Network

E-Learning Provocateur

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Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. “In this article I want to turn to the ‘how’ of change and transformation in organisational learning and look at one specific approach that many organisations are finding useful to help them adapt to meet changing requirements and demands – the 70:20:10 framework. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts.

The current top 5 highest-rated social learning solutions on CollectMyThoughts

InsiderHub

In the world of online learning, some organizations are choosing to incorporate a “social” aspect to their platforms and programs, also sometimes described as “collaborative” learning. Some types of learning management systems include this social feature, which can also refer to incorporation of social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. Here are the current top 5 highest-rated social learning systems on CollectMyThoughts , as rated by users: 5.

Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Skilful Minds

Its focus was on the importance of social software applications in the Enterprise to the ability of distributed project team members to recognize who is on their team at any point in time, and who isn't. Recently, Mortensen continued researching the topic by studying 39 officially defined software and product development teams. Learning Experience Social Networks Web 2.0 e-Learning 2.0 One of my earlier posts asked the question, Who's on Your Team?

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

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.

Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions

Trivantis

e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Learning & Talent Management Systems. Fast, Flexible & Powerful Learning Management. Enterprise Learning Management System. Mobile Learning. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. -->. Free resources to help you with all learning topics. e-Learning Tips, Trends and Ideas. Your Annual e-Learning Conference.

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Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? Should they be coupled with your LMS or other learning-specific tools? My contention (as expressed in LMS and Social Learning ) is that most of the vendors are getting this wrong. John Ambrose in Social Learning Will Fill Enterprise 2.0’s

Institutional Innovation and Podular Design

Skilful Minds

In Social is the plural of personal JP Rangaswami contends that institutional innovation is required to achieve the potential that social software offers organizations in general, and for-profit companies in particular. Change Management Collaboration Experience Design Innovation Social Business Design Social Media Social Networks Web 2.0

Survey: Are you ready, willing and able to support learning in the new social workplace?

Jane Hart

Some time ago I wrote a blog post about how I believed that as social businesses emerge, and new social and collaboration platforms (or social intranets) are introduced into enterprises, L&D will have an extended role in the organisation in order to support the new community and collaboration skills that will be required to underpin a successul social business initiative. (In In this way, then Social Collaboration becomes the missing piece of the L&D jigsaw.

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Want People to Learn? Get Them to Collaborate

Mindflash

Of all the sections in my book on critical skills learning professionals need to know now, “enterprise 2.0 However, as the speed of business keeps increasing, learning pros are having to adjust their goals, and the skills they need to fulfill them. Where once L&D people delivered learning to employees on a schedule, today, they have to focus on enabling people to work together so they can learn from one another, when they need to.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Current learning delivery channels primarily ILT classroom and ILT online as well as a fair amount of self-paced e-learning. Goals pretty evenly spread among rapid e-learning (consumption and development), reduce costs, support informal learning, improve productivity. Strategies: As part of a blended learning strategy.

How to Stay on Top of Training Demand? Know the Alternatives

Mindflash

As a learning and development professional, I have often struggled with the question, “how can we keep up with the constant and increasing need for learning and demand for training?&# Organizations of all sizes are moving so fast, that as soon as we finish learning something new about products, customers, a change in the competitive landscape, or how to use a new software system, something new comes along to replace it. New learning is once again needed.

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Your company will install an in-house social network. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. Imagine that a Senior Executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. You’re Chief Learning Officer.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. No one learns alone either. Networks Social Learning

2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

Corporate Learning’s focus by Harold Jarche 2. Where Social Learning Thrives by Marcia Conner 3. Why we need to kill "social media" by Rob Key 7. Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt by Martijn Linssen 9. The Evolving Social Organization by Harold Jarche 10. Seven Strategies for Supporting Personal Learning Environments at Work by Michele Martin 11. The Wolf Pack and Learning by Dan Pontefract 12.

eLearning Hot Lists Moving to eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

Please read this post and then head over to eLearning Learning and subscribe to the Best Of feed via RSS or eMail. In Using Social Signals to Find Top eLearning Resources I discussed a particular example of using the social signals capability of Browse My Stuff to find good resources on a particular topic. on eLearning Learning and Browse My Stuff. Important announcement: I've moved where I will be creating the eLearning Hot Lists.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support. In Part 2, I'll list some of the levels within one of the learning types. Certainly Work Literacy has a learning and performance focus and is a passion of mine. The Business Case for Social Learning. learning.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0

Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

It has received a lot of attention in the past from the thought leaders in the realm of learning and the role of communities in personal as well as organizational learning. No one can see the engrossed look on my face when I read discussion threads in the Learning and Skills group. A lurker might very well be giving back by performing better at their jobs, by sharing insights with others in the context of their daily work by using the learning gleaned from lurking.

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Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Hands-on experiential learning. Network socially with Socialcast, Buddypress, GoToMeeting, Google+. The month-long event is appropriate for decision-makers, designers, CLOs, innovation leaders, managers of communications, and others who want to accelerate learning in their organization. You learn by doing.

EdCast the Twitter of Education Raises 16 Million in Latest Funding Round

Training Industry

Social media is not only a buzzword in several different industries; it is also a powerful force on society and the workplace. The Pew Research Center began tracking social media usage in 2005; since then, the percentage of American adults who use social networking sites has increased from 7 percent to 65 percent. Since most of your employees are using social networking outside of work, it makes sense to use the same type of interactions and technologies when training them.

2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0 concepts in an organization; thus, failure to drive its introduction may result in redundant platforms/processes & confused employees Learning 2.0 It's really about the fact that learning and development leaders have an opportunity to embrace 2.0.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

They see the benefit of the tool in a strict learning environment, but have difficulty seeing its use in an expanded role. Of course, there’s no easy answers here, but lots we can discuss and learn around this. Of course, there’s a lot of great information out there on this via eLearning Learning under terms like Discussion Forum , Collaboration in Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Adoption , Benefits of Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Case Studies.

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Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

Yesterday on video I heard myself stumbling to describe the April 21 session of Corporate Learning Trends & Innovation. I said our theme is improving performance with “natural/informal/web 2.0/connected/social learning. This new learning is strategy, not support. The focus is shifting from the workshop to the workplace, from courses to conversations, from classrooms to learning environments, and from events to on-going processes. Informal Learning 2.0

Gartner’s top tech 2012 predictions: Impact on learning at 3 levels

Learning Cafe

You can access the presentation and webinar here This blog posting attempts to translate these trends into how it will impact the learning in organisations. This impact assessment is of relevance for anyone and any organisation which delivers learning through technology enabled channels e.g e-Learning, video, mobile learning etc. how it will impact learning strategy and architecture. This has major implications in the way we design and deliver learning.

First, kill all the instructors

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In these explosive times, I’d like to see more of all forms of learning. If we don’t pump more resources into learning, we’re going to be flying blind. This morning I received an email asking… How are people using social software to support learning? I think most of us agree that there is an important social dimension to learning. Social tagging systems like del.icio.us Tags: social working_smarter

Collaboration - Storyboard - Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Hot List

eLearning Learning Posts

eLearning Learning Hot List. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. Learning Visions , June 26, 2009. New Skills for Learning Professionals - The Learning Circuits Blog , July 1, 2009. Informal learning patterns - Informal Learning , June 26, 2009. HTML 5 and eLearning Development - Upside Learning Blog , July 2, 2009.

My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012. “Some learning leaders — perhaps fearful for their budgets and status as business partners — may be wary of seemingly unquantifiable learning initiatives such as social learning, but hard numbers aren’t always the best indicator of success. “A workplace that encourages social learning can more easily become a social business.

What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Imagine a senior executive in your company returns from Thanksgiving weekend having read white papers from IBM that say social business is the next step in the overall evolution of business. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Front-running companies are installing social networks such as Chatter, Jive, Connections, Socialcast, Yammer, Socialtext, SharePoint, Ideo and HootSuite like there’s no tomorrow. and learning networks.

Camtasia - LMS - LCMS - Best of eLearning Learning August 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Five New Influences on the Future of Learning Technologies <!–( Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning <!–( Applying Blended Solutions In Your E-Learning; Workshop Presenter: Ray Jimenez <!–( Increasing Virtual Learning And Webinar Effectiveness With Your Social Learning System <!–( Formalizing Informal Learning- What? What is a Learning Technologist?

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Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

I sensed that learning and knowledge management were converging and invited bloggers form both sides to get together at the Tidehouse to share viewpoints and guzzle beer. If you’re into meta-learning, you should track what’s going on there. Corporate learning and KM are both about getting the job done. Learn how it is transforming collaboration from the man who coined the term. Social tools are changing our world and our enterprises.

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LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#. Q: What social media tools has Saba incorporated into their LMS? Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS?

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Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Here they are (I have removed one or two as I don’t agree with them, and have put my interpretations at the bottom): Definition of an E-Learning Curve – Bloom’s Taxonomy - The E-Learning Curve , February 4, 2010 A colleague recently asked me “What is an e-learning curve?&# I’m the Johnny Appleseed of networked, social learning I.

Come Together

Jay Cross

Collaboration gets things done and is the most powerful learning tool in the CLO’s playbook. Today’s organizations are learning the power of people working together in real time. Expertise locators connect workers to people with answers; social software connects them with friends and colleagues. Software such as Second Life allows executives — in avatar form — to give presentations to one another in virtual boardrooms. Tags: Just Jay Meta-Learning

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The Social C-Suite

CLO Magazine

If the C-suite increases its social media use internally and externally, it could be used as a tool to impact organizational competence. The state of employee engagement is a troubling organizational predicament, and many leaders wonder whether internal social media and social learning could help to drive it: Should the C-suite become more involved? How does its use by the C-suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals (20) Tools Used (18) Learning 2.0 Free Virtual Conference => Discussions We held our second annual Learn Trends conference. for Learning Professionals.