#C2Xmas Day 11 – Random Wiki Page

Jane Hart

For serendipitous browsing and learning, try this link which will automatically (and randomly) take you to any page on Wikipedia. RANDOM WIKI PAGE. Learn something new every day – without really trying! Social learningDay 11 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here.

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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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Wiki Owner

Tony Karrer

Stewart Mader points us to Sarah Denman's look at the four groups most likely to be involved in a wiki or other enterprise 2.0 The list is: IT HR - and no it doesn't include learning or training - it's more the compliance side of HR. Business Executives Obviously, I'm posting because most people reading this will say that learning or training is missing from this list. Why are we not seen as a player when it comes to Wiki or Enterprise 2.0

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Evaluating Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

There are people looking at applying the Kirkpatrick model, there are people measuring the use of social learning tools, and there are people talking about something similar to Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method. and his take on using Kirkpatrick’s four levels to create and evaluate social learning. Builds a chain of evidence for the results using Levels 1 (Reaction), 2 (Learning), and 3 (Behavior). Learning Process. Learning Process.

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

Experiencing eLearning

Wiki Wiki. In this session, we will share a collaborative wiki created by a self-organized, self-managed group of online graduate students. This virtual learning community took the initiative to form a study group and share strategies for completing course problem-solving assignments. They effectively managed issues of trust, workload, and learning within their social network. Define wiki. Social Learning/Social Constructivism.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

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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.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Dashe & Thomson

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L). Jane claims that “Social Learning has come to refer exclusively to the use of social media in top-down, formal learning.” She also states that “social learning (small S, small L) happens continuously – freely and openly – in everything we do – in work, learn and study.”.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

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How to Encourage Social Learning within Your Organization

Origin Learning

The impact of social media on our lives has been terrific. Be it socio-political conflicts in countries, online campaigns to create awareness about a disease outbreak, raising funds for calamity struck people or learning to do every day stuff- the social media is now playing a crucial role in our lives. If you try to look at the essence of it, you’ll realize that social media is in fact one of the best forms of social learning.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

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. Man is by nature a social animal, which is why social interactions are crucial to our development at every stage of our lives. What is Social Learning? This is social learning.

Avoiding Anarchy in Social Learning

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of commentators writing about social learning today stress the importance of keeping it free from rules or overarching control. Key considerations one commonly sees associated with this idea include some or all of the following: Give everyone the opportunity to teach and learn whatever they know, whenever they have the time; Give everyone the opportunity to learn what they want to know. Self-directed learning is the best. Don’t direct learning at all.”

Adding Social Learning to Your Existing Training Strategy

CourseArc

You have an easy to use Learning Management System (LMS); enough developers to create custom eLearning content, instructor-led training (ILT), ad-hoc training solutions; and access to research and reports to stay ahead of the needs of your organization, bringing just-in-time training to life. This is where the social learning component comes into play. Working with other learners adds another layer of learning, practice, and retention.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. Because video is, apparently, a perfect manifestation of social learning theory.

9 STEPS TO DEFINING A WORKPLACE ELEARNING STRATEGY THAT WORKS

Learnnovators

Custom E-Learning E-Learning Learning Consulting 70:20:10 70:20:10 Framework 70:20:10 Model Blog Coaching Content e-learning eLearning eLearning Implementation eLearning Strategy Evaluation Gamification Learning Learnnovators LMS Mentoring Mobile Learning Organization Culture Social Learning Srividya Kumar Wikis Workplace eLearning Workplace Learning

If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of Us by Jon on December 13, 2010 in Wikis , social learning Although most people don’t view US intelligence agencies as great examples of organizational effectiveness, I came across some encouraging evidence recently in the way some have begun to share information.

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If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of Us

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of Us by Jon on December 13, 2010 in Wikis , social learning Although most people don’t view US intelligence agencies as great examples of organizational effectiveness, I came across some encouraging evidence recently in the way some have begun to share information.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. These kids really get social learning!

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Kirkpatrick Revisited by Barbara on April 18, 2011 in Instructional Design After I finished my post a few weeks ago on Reevaluating Evaluation , I found out that Donald Kirkpatrick , the granddaddy of the Four Levels of Evaluation, was taking a farewell tour before his retirement and would be presenting a workshop at the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) in Minneapolis.

Beyond Corporate Training: How Social Learning is Changing Travel

Dashe & Thomson

Like many of you, I love to travel and I’m intrigued by the possibilities of social learning. So when I came across an article titled How Social Learning Through Implied Networks Will Change the Travel Experience , I was really pumped. Simply point your phone’s camera at the landmark you would like to learn more about and get detailed information instantly with links to more content via Wikipedia and YouTube.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. However, wikis are only the tip of the iceberg.

How You Can Use Social Learning To Engage Your Learners

EI Design

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. How Can You Use Social Learning To Engage Learners? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others and is not bound by a specific type of learning.

Social Learning in Financial Services – Tales from the Real World

Dashe & Thomson

I sat down with Shane Raymond, Director of Training and Development at RBC Wealth Management , the US Wealth Management division of Toronto-based Royal Bank of Canada , to discuss social learning. Shane, a veteran of the training industry, has encountered various levels of success with social learning and I asked him to share those experiences with us. Rob : Seems like a great opportunity for reps to share information – an internal wiki or portal.

The Social Learning Revolution in eLearning

TalentLMS

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.

Creating Powerful Employee Training With Social Learning – Featuring Microlearning Videos

EI Design

The last few years have seen a significant increase in the use of social learning for employee training. In this article, I share the benefits of social learning and show you how you can use microlearning videos as an effective social learning tool. How To Create Powerful Employee Training With Social Learning – Featuring Microlearning Videos. The advent of social media technology. What Is Social Learning?

Just Ask the Wiki … But Don’t Ask Too Much

CLO Magazine

Two pieces of learning-related news grabbed my attention this week. A new book released today, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses , provides some sobering figures about today’s graduates. Some topline data: 45 percent of students did not demonstrate significant improvement in learning during their first two years of college and 36 percent didn’t show improvement over four years. While the number of college graduates may be up , actual learning is down.

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Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. Social Learning

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social for some or all learners?

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. Some companies will use “Level 2: Learning” to measure whether the learners have mastered the training course content.

Hey, That's Social Learning!

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. These kids really get social learning!

Why is a Social Learning platform important for business?

Paradiso

There are many times in our life when we are having a good time and we think we couldn’t possibly be learning anything but we actually are. The simple act of observation means that we are taking in and absorbing information, which in turn means that it constitutes learning. This is, in essence, how social learning works. Most of our adult behavior was learned through simply watching our parents or family. The new face of Social Learning.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

Here’s an idea: Since organizations typically use learning management systems to show people how to better do their jobs, why not use learning management systems to gather input from workers on how the work they do can: Be safer. Here are some ways to do this: Include a task after a lesson that invites the learner to submit improvements via a wiki, Google Doc, or other online editor.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. Internally, we have deployed a number of wikis for some time, and my colleagues are just down the hall.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. We are moving, albeit in fits and starts, from traditional learning environments, where curriculum are essentially assigned to learners, to more collaborative and innovative environments where learners can self-direct their learning and participate in communities of passion. Suddenly, the manager must learn to trust his people on another level.

SharePoint Social Learning Experience

Tony Karrer

I had a great conversation last week that sparked an early stage idea for what I think would be a wonderful way for learning and development organizations to leverage SharePoint better. for Marketing – Social Learning Experience The concept is probably easiest to understand by considering what HP did around their course on Web 2.0 You can find more on this by going to the LearnTrends – SharePoint in Corporate Learning Recordings.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles.

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The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors by Andrea on March 9, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , blended learning , eLearning , feedback , social learning The other day, I ran across Clive Shepherd’s recent blog post The New Social Learning – a review and I was struck by an observation he made there.

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