The Power of Your Network | 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 Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present. Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

How is Corporate Training Different from Academic Learning?

TalentLMS

Web based learning has opened up a lot of doors to anyone who wants to learn. Moreover, web based training has broken down both geographical and physical limitations and has made learning possible across different time zones. Web based learning tools have also proliferated within the past few years; and have done nothing but wonders for those who want to learn on their own. Web Based Training Advantages and Disadvantages. Web Based Learning is still for Everyone!

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How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. As the web turns social, Salesforce.com has changed its mission to “leading the shift to the Social Enterprise,” and that’s where it’s proving its forward-thinking nature. Multiple access options, like a bank that offers access by ATM, the Web, phone, or human tellers.

Friday Finds: The Best Of Learning, Design & Technology | December 17, 2021

Mike Taylor

Small talk at work has big benefits. It’s about being able to be your real, authentic self at work. Teams with strong personal relationships tend to produce better results. Use your iPhone as a WiFi web cam with EpocCam Create impressive mockups with MockRocket.

How to Find the Right SaaS for Work-From-Home Teams

KnowledgeAnywhere

Do you work from a SaaS-powered remote workplace? Or is your work-from-home team just beginning to explore cloud software as you make the shift towards working fully remotely? Here are some tips to assist you in making the best choice for your remote team.

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Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. But an ESN also provides an ideal technological environment to host more formal social learning activities – in this way individuals can learn with and from one another in the very same way (and platform) that they do for working. This is the article I wrote for the January edition of Inside Learning Technologies magazine.

The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar presentation for the LSG online conference, Using a collaboration platform for brilliant learning , rather than giving a PowerPoint presentation, I took the participants on a web tour of the Social Learning Centre. This (new) role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager (ELCM) has appealed to many, and I am actually already working with a number of organisations helping them understand what it entails and the (new) skills that are required.

Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Using SharePoint before, during and after courses This typically takes the form of sharing best practices, code examples, templates, links; posting announcements; having discussions; showing calendar items; supporting student profiles; supporting student project work; sharing notes, documents; providing course content. But in discussions there were often distinctions based on what the work team or CoP expected. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint.

Discussion with Lucid Meetings

Kapp Notes

We offer a solution for working teams to help improve the quality and effectiveness of their meetings. We help them get more done with less by combining collaboration, web conferencing, and teleconferencing into one seamless solution. Now everything you need to meet with your teams and plan, decide, assign and track is all in one place. We all ran cross-functional projects with globally dispersed teams and used GoToMeetings, Adobe Connect, or Microsoft Live Meeting.

Role of L&D in the 21C Workplace

ID Reflections

The impact of technology, globalization, ubiquitous connectivity, remote work and distributed work teams, and economy of individuals to name a few drivers have changed the face of workplace learning and performance dramatically. Refer to Ross Dawson’s The Future of Work for a detailed overview. This is the world of work that L&D must support today. It is essential that the L&D team members develop the skills of building their own PLNs.

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TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

Starting with an intro to Web 2.0. Important to teach students collaborative skills to prepare for work. Teams are goal-directed. Wikis make it very clear who did what–always a problem with group work for grading. Wikis have more work application for students too. Presenters: Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA. Lisa Cheney-Steen, Colorado Community College System, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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21st Century Skills in eLearning

Web Courseworks

We also need to understand the output from our automated work to determine its accuracy. Collaboration is the ability to work effectively and respectfully with others. We are increasingly seeing cross-disciplinary work teams. For example, instructional designers need to work with programmers, graphic artists, subject matter experts, and data scientists to develop effective eLearning curricula.

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Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0 Web 2.0 The most popular technologies used are instant messaging (74%), wikis and team workspaces (67%), and blogs (51%). A new report by web usability guru Jakob Nielsen tells us: A main finding from our study's interviews is that most companies are not very far along in a wholesale adoption of Web 2.0

Tech Tuesday Toolbox | Issue #07

Mike Taylor

Descript is a collaborative audio/video editor that works like a doc. Collaborative presentation software for modern teams. Pitch is uncompromisingly good presentation software, enabling modern teams to craft and distribute beautiful presentations more effectively.

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To optimize your learning, optimize your networks

Jay Cross

Harold recently posted this model: Workers collaborate in Project Teams to get the job done. The work team is a different sort of animal because we have a job to do. Some teams are self-organizing networks; others are the tail end of command-and-control. On the wide-open web , my learning often relies on the kindness of strangers. The Internet Time Alliance has been brainstorming models of learning networks.

eLearning 2.0 - An Immediate, Important Shift

Tony Karrer

I just finished reading a blog post on Read/Write Web - eLearning 2.0 - All You Need to Know. which is very similar to the shift represented by Web 2.0. Adopting a practice like blogging as a personal learning and networking tool or adopting Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools as a means to support collaborative work teams is something that is an immediate and important shift for knowledge workers - and that's you!

Remote working? Why an authoring tool to create e-learning courses is the best choice for your company

isEazy

At this point, it’s likely that the professionals in your company have been working remotely for months. According to the latest ‘Future Workforce Report’, 73% of work teams will have remote workers in their ranks by 2028. Personalized distribution: SCORM, Teams, URL….

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

Working and learning in Stages 1-4 is based upon a Taylorist , industrial age mindset. Although a “social business” is powered by new social technologies, it is not the technology itself that makes the difference, it’s not about layering social approaches on the old industrial age thinking, but a fresh, new mindset and approach to working and learning. Collaborative Working & Learning. Learning =Working, Working=Learning.

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Donald Clark - Dumbness of Crowds - Hmmmm

Tony Karrer

I generally agree with what Donald has to say, but on this post, I think he's right about collaboration vs. independent work, but draws a bad conclusion: Donald Clark Plan B: Dumbness of Crowds. First - I tend to agree with Donald that most Web 2.0 activities are more independent actions of individuals than true collaborative work (team work) on a work product. This is true in most project teams. Rather, you divide the work, and bring it together.

Advantages of Blended Learning over Traditional eLearning Methods

Hurix Digital

The World Wide Web has made a wealth of information available at our fingertips. While it is good to have access to learning material on the move, instructor-led team learning in the confines of a physical classroom is essential to collate different skill sets and ensure team learning for optimal results. Besides, it also incorporates the role of an instructor for human interaction, brainstorming, team learning, etc. Better information and feedback on work.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. But I'm worried, because while I just got through writing about my concern in Using SharePoint that learning organizations seemed to be making the same mistake of Not Preparing Workers for Web 2.0. Setting up a SharePoint for a community or work team is very different from teaching them about Personal Learning.

Work Literacy Skills - New Workshop

Tony Karrer

Harold Jarche, Michele Martin and I are pleased to announce a new workshop offering that relates to the recent posts on Tool Set 2009 and to the issues of Work Literacy. Work Literacy Skills Workshop Was the last formal training you had on knowledge work skills the use of a card catalog and microfiche reader? We are left trying to figure out where all these new tools fit in our day-to-day work life and our professional life.

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Personal Work and Learning Environments (PWLE) - More Discussion

Tony Karrer

I've run across a few different posts talking about Personal Work and Learning Environments which I have tentatively started to call PWLE - pronounced p-whale. The reason why I think it's worth us talking about tools and maps and basically what is your PWLE (p-whale) is that it's helpful for us to figure out how to support our own personal work and learning. This is talked about a bit in Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0

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Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

Instead of satisfying art lovers, corporate curation saves enormous amounts of time, keeps teams on the same page, and equips everyone with the latest insights. Curation helps individuals keep professional skills sharp, improve critical thinking, earn professional recognition, build reputation, grow personal networks, and “work out loud.” I scoured the web and paid particular attention to curation champions like Robin Good and Howard Rheingold.

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New Work and New Work Skills

Clark Quinn

really was all about new work skills - skills we should be learning. Actually, it's also about the fact that there's not really new work as much as there is new work skills. Work Skills Changing Most of us who used to use these things know somewhat know that they really aren't in use anymore. In presentations, I often will cite this as an example of the kinds of changes in work skills that have occurred and are constantly occurring.

Your next employee training techniques are on this list!(Part 2)

eFront

Hands-on learning (which can also be called as on-the-job-training), exposes the learner to real-life work scenarios. Employee training techniques like these make sure that learning is not limited to inside the classroom, but is also demonstrated (and assimilated) during work itself. Experiential learning applies the theories discussed and the competencies developed in the classroom to the actual work environment.

Thinking, Instructional Design, PWLE, Manufacturing, & Google

Big Dog, Little Dog

The idea that content on the web is "free" is mistaken: the hidden cost may be the demise of old media and entire art forms on which the free content depends. Another web idea dismantled by Keen is the concept of the "long tail" - the slow but gradual accumulation of sales by niche products such as books that could never have commanded shelf space in shops but can wait for buyers to find them on Amazon. Also see, Does Internet democracy work?

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What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

Charles Jennings

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. The training department response In other words, what does the training department do when training doesn''t work? When other changes are implemented a change in name for the training department and in titles for the team is probably essential. New skills for understanding and using the Social Web, and for helping workers develop their personal knowledge management capabilities are required.

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Staying Ahead of Critical Corporate Training Initiatives During a Pandemic

NovoEd

The New Normal — Working Remotely. The most impactful prescription from health experts is to observe social distancing — reducing our contact with other people — and for many organizations that means recommending or requiring remote work. L&D Innovation in a Time of Crisis.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/26/2005

Big Dog, Little Dog

They are underpaid, underemployed and underappreciated, and pretty well always have been, right back to the days when you if you were an artist or musician you needed a rich and titled sponsor underwriting your work if you didn't want to starve. The Ideal Collaborative Team - Dave Pollard. Fascinating, weird and wacky stories on the Web this week Mash Up The News - Business Week.

Rodica Irodiu Shares How to Make a Fast, Beautiful Online Course WordPress Website with the Neve Theme by ThemeIsle

LifterLMS

Rodica shares why the ThemeIsle team decided to build the Neve theme, and what unique functionality it has to offer WordPress and LifterLMS users. Rodica also speaks to remote working and team building. The ThemeIsle team is located across many places in the world.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Tribal identity in the age of the Web transcends ethnicity, traditional cultural expectations and geography (Wheeler, 2009). Post-industrial society saw the emergence of personal computers, the Web and a global communication network of mobile phones. Social media tools offer members of the tribe, even a tribe as large as a multi-national company, the means with which to make their individual voices heard above the cacophony of daily working.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext  to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will. . Over the next few years the Web turned technical networks into ubiquitous conduits for everyone to use. The Web has allowed us to totally redefine our traditional learning models.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext “ to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will”…. … Over the next few years the Web turned technical networks into ubiquitous conduits for everyone to use. The Web has allowed us to totally redefine our traditional learning models.

Building a Performance Ecosystem

CLO Magazine

By combining the power of the human brain with technology in a way that facilitates work, collaboration and communication, leaders can turn learning into multifaceted performance support. Things are moving faster, and organizations have to be more nimble, responding to changes in their audiences, competitors and the context of work. The Performance Ecosystem Optimizing performance is about matching technology support to the ways employees naturally work.

Learning in the Collaboration Age (original post)

Charles Jennings

In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a project to develop the use of hypertext “to link and access information of various kinds as a web of nodes in which the user can browse at will”….… Over the next few years the Web turned technical networks into ubiquitous conduits for everyone to use. The Web has allowed us to totally redefine our traditional learning models.