Less Formal Training; More Informal Social Learning

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This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

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Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners.

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Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Because video is, apparently, a perfect manifestation of social learning theory.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

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Like many enterprise learning companies, we are actively brainstorming ways to incorporate collaborative Web 2.0 technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components.

Hey, That's Social Learning! | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! These kids really get social learning!

How You Can Use Social Learning To Engage Your Learners

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Although the social learning phenomenon is catching up, many in the learning sphere are not sure of its impact owing to misconceptions around it and lack of data to showcase its impact. This article outlines how you can use social learning effectively to engage your learners.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

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Level 2: Learning. He says unless one or more of the learning objectives?knowledge, with a post-test to measure learning for the entire program. View all posts by Barbara → ← Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads?

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

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Some companies will use “Level 2: Learning” to measure whether the learners have mastered the training course content. Company executives are typically interested in the bottom line, not how well their employees apply the learning from a training class.

Hey, That's Social Learning!

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! These kids really get social learning!

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

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Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. The problem in executing this shift is not in setting up these new learning environments and communities, but rather in embracing the change.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

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The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles. Oddly enough, however, it’s a rare day when you hear people say “I learn so much better when my brain is trying to do two things at once.”

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The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

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In this lonely form of learning, there is no opportunity for social learning to take place, either in the moment or as a follow up. Some folks are uniquely suited to learn this way but, in my experience, most are not. More social anchor techniques are definitely needed.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

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In no realm has this been more evident than in our constant encouragement of the use of internal social media networks as a crucial benefit-multiplier for any employee training project. And an Aberdeen Group study found that companies using Web 2.0

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

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This should come in the form of blended learning: using ILT, eLearning, performance support and user-generated content to teach the end users how to properly wield their powerful new tool. Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

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Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

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Use the functional designs, to-be process diagrams, and test scripts to take a stab at learning objectives, an outline, and draft content before you meet with your SMEs. Set up a Web-based content collaboration site (wikis work great for this). That way you learn as your SMEs learn.

Three Simple Ways to Get Started with Social Learning

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Social learning a lot of us hear a lot these days — we know, vaguely, what it is, and we know that it’s happening, whether we like it or not, every day. What is Social Learning, Again? But social learning is about much more than that — and much less.

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? I’m merely attempting to show how confusing this new world of social media is.

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Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

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Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. Twitter is where these extraordinary few reside, so leverage the few to learn and to exchange ideas and information.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives.

The Temporary Staffing Revolution | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Temporary Staffing Revolution by Paul on December 28, 2010 in Temporary staffing A few weeks ago, I grabbed coffee with a long-time family friend that happens to be a training developer.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. We make the learning experience as real to them as possible.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

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My background includes extensive experience in learning, teaching, and facilitation, and I love technology and how its changing our culture. Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

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This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. Weber also points out how effectively additional techniques demonstrated in the movie – like music, movement, and humor – open the mind to learning.

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Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? But now I wanted to find out more about Accelerated Learning. The students directed their own learning.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

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Even with the help of the newest technology tools to communicate and educate including social media, wikis, and Google, we still need to transform our ILT classrooms and training sessions into integrated blended learning environments.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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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.

Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

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This ever-changing technological landscape is currently held captive by social media, and for good reason. Are people still just people, customers still customers, and social media simply tools we can all add to our ever-growing belt?

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Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? Games seem like a really cool way to add some fun to learning and seem to pose little or no risk to the learning outcome.

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? But what does that have to do with social learning? At least we do if we want to keep learning.

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The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

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I like to imagine performance support as an Exobrain … (and, of course, that I am one of the smart people in learning … guess I will have to ask Simon about that.) Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? I’m merely attempting to show how confusing this new world of social media is.

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Best Practices in the Next Generation of eLearning

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He began by challenging us to think about what makes our learning organizations relevant in today’s environment, and he stated five types of learning that organizations typically use. Think Big Picture - Shift your mindset from thinking of a single training “event” to a learning environment that is much bigger than a single event. You can read more about this approach in this article about Social Learning. How did that impact your learning?

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? All 12 rules have potentially profound implications for the future of learning.

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6 Unconventional Social Learning Activities To Consider For Your Corporate eLearning Course

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Employees learn best when they can apply their lessons in contextual scenarios. Here are 6 social learning activities to consider for your corporate eLearning course: 1. Gamify Your Social Media Groups. Social Media Mentorships. Learner-Hosted YouTube Channels.

Tips and Tricks for Web 2.0

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This quote is appropriate for so many things – including implementing Web 2.0 (or As easy as many Web 2.0 Social learning environments need to be seeded and weeded. There is a myth that social learning grows spontaneously. On the other side of that coin, thousands of people have created and uploaded youtube videos, hoping to become internet famous to no avail. Our YouTube video of The Training Word , in contrast, has gotten a whopping 152 views.

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