Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


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. This is a list of roughly the top 35 or so social media vendors providing a broad core set of social media capabilities.

Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

technologies — unless ‘thinking about social software’ is considered progress. That could explain why, in our studies, successful social media initiatives at many companies emerged from underground, grassroots efforts." Companies are turning a blind eye to underground social software efforts until they prove their worth, and then sanctioning them within the enterprise." Tags: social networking


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Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. This merger points to another direction - combination of LMS capability + community / social networking. The description of their offerings seem still mostly separate (communities software and the KP learning platform).

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


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. collaboration, and/or social learning. implementations generally use a combination of social software and collaborative technologies like blogs, RSS, social bookmarking, social networking and wikis.

CCK08: 69 Learning Adventures in 6 Galaxies

E-Learning Acupuncture

Some have extended the discussion to the concept of understanding and there was a very interesting discussion on how knowledge or learning can take place in a ‘non-human appliance’ – be it social software or a robot! Sounds like a bit of a gimmick title right? This week in CCK08 the discussions have revolved around aspects of knowledge. Some people have engaged in discussion around definition knowledge, others have tried to explore how knowledge is stored in the brain.

We blog like mad

Learning with e's

We culminated the day with a live radio broadcast for Sounds of the Bazaar , hosted by Graham Attwell and Josie Fraser. There is much talk about all things social software, and the noise is drowning out the music on the speakers. It has been an interesting and varied day here at ALT-C 2008. Mark van Harmelen and George Roberts were interviewed, as was George Siemens. I presented my Hooked poem and George also added one for the cultural corner section of the programme.

Salzburg, Soccer and Sachertort

Learning with e's

Ralf Appelt has posted a useful blog reporting on the highlights of the event, and Graham Attwell's team are cooking up a whole host of sounds and interviews from the conference for podcast. A lot of decent things came out of Edumedia 2008 this week in Salzburg. Adesigna's Flickr photos are particularly evocative (this picture of the river at night is simply beautiful).

Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?

CLO Magazine

Mentoring typically falls into two categories: non-directive mentoring, where the mentor acts as a sounding board, catalyst and role model, and sponsor mentoring, where a senior executive will promote, oversee and control a protege’s career. Talent management software vendors can provide some tracking capability, but do not provide in-depth coaching and mentoring program workflows optimized to help guide these programs.

Ten years after

Jay Cross

Learning professionals will be helping to bake sound learning practices into these evolving structures. Social mobile computing. Social software. Social accounting tools. The Learning Circuits Blog Big Question for March is “If you peer inside an organization in 10 years time and you look at how workplace learning is being supported by that organization, what will you see?

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. The social revolution of the 1960s gave rise to the concept that learning is individual. Training became the first area to get the axe when times were tough and many sound programs were gutted. People at the big events are talking about informal learning, social learning, simulations, webinars, mobile, virtual classrooms, community, interactivity, and web 2.0.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Strategy (15) PWLE Not PLE - Knowledge Work Not Separate from Learning (15) Corporate Social Bookmarking Tools (14) Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis (13) Test SCORM Courses with an LMS (13) 90-9-1 Rule aka 1% Rule in Collaborative Environments (13) Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results (13) Instruction eLearning 2.0 Kevin Oakes sounded the bell in Kevin Oakes on the Rise and Fall of the LMS as large LMS vendors began to move towards Talent Management.

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