Social learning for business
JANUARY 20, 2011
Here’s an elevator pitch , in 10 parts, for social learning , which is what really makes social business work. Tacit knowledge is best developed through conversations and social relationships.
The Social Learning Community
MARCH 8, 2011
Yesterday I launched the Social Learning Community – a new Community of Practice intended for those interested in the use of social media to work and learn smarter. This is a place where you can join discussions, ask questions, share links, experiences and events with others about social learning – whether it be in education or [.]. Social learning
Top 100 articles of 2011
DECEMBER 28, 2011
With only a few more days left of 2011, this is the first of a series of posts reviewing the past year and look forward to 2012. Social learning
Key social learning resources: Part 6 #sociallearning
OCTOBER 10, 2011
Continuing my series of key social learning resources, here is this week’s selection. 1- In Jane Bozarth’s Nuts and Bolts column for Learning Solutions Magazine, this month she provides an excerpt from the eLearning Guild’s Report, Social Media for Learning.
Do you really need separate social learning tools or platforms in the workplace? Part 1
OCTOBER 22, 2011
We are hearing a lot about new social learning tools and platforms that are becoming available – but do you really need them in the workplace? Social learning
Social learning for collaborative work
MAY 18, 2011
It is not driven by a specific tool, or learning plan, but is driven by the need for information and the accountability that those engaged have to one another. It’s not about the tool, it’s about the learning and collaborative method by which it is accomplished.
Key social learning resources: Part 7 #sociallearning
OCTOBER 17, 2011
Here are 5 more resources I’ve found this week that look at different social approaches to working and learning. . 1 – The first one this week is an article I wrote for the E-Learning Council, Social Media + Learning = more than Social Learning.
Working smarter through social learning
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
Tweet This past week I had the opportunity to discuss social learning in the workplace with many people. Networked learning, or PKM, was a main topic of discussion this week, as many people asked how I had the time to do all of this reading, annotating and content creation.
Social learning: the freedom to act and cooperate with others
AUGUST 28, 2011
The Net, especially working and learning in networks, subverts many of the hierarchies we have developed over hundreds of years. Thanks to Johnnie Moore for pointing out this article, but then that’s how much of my learning happens today.
Key social learning resources: Part 11 #sociallearning
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
My weekly Monday round-up of key social learning resources was interrupted last week by my Top 100 Tools 2011 posting , but this week we are back on track with a five more valuable articles and postings. Recently Yammer announced new social features. Social learning
Social learning is what managers do already
APRIL 4, 2011
Tweet Here are some more questions from our Working Smarter conversation on 30 March 2011, followed by my comments. Q1: Our Legal department discourages social learning because the communication cannot be reviewed by them before being presented.
Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011
DECEMBER 17, 2011
January 1, 2011 to December 17, 2011. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Learning 2.0
Key social learning resources: Part 9 #sociallearning
OCTOBER 31, 2011
A nice selection of posts about social learning and social media for learning this week. Social learning
Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit.
Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning
JANUARY 6, 2011
Originally posted to T+D Magazine, January 2011 Edition. Now is the time for learning professionals to embrace social learning as an emerging and engaging way to enhance an organization’s learning strategy. Budget cuts, staff reductions, travel embargos, and facility consolidation have left many chief learning officers and learning professionals clamoring for the emergency brake. Enter social learning. Social learning needs a budget.
Key social learning resources: Part 10 #sociallearning
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
I have just returned from Las Vegas where I hosted the Management Xchange stage at DevLearn, so this week I am going to link to 3 presentations that were given by Internet Time Alliance principals during that time that focused on the topic of managing learning in the new networked, social enterprise. Social learning
Social Learning is NOT a new training trend
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
I’ve written a few postings recently (notably Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does ) where I have tried to show how the fundamental changes in how businesses are operating, require a fundamental change in how the L&D function needs to view workplace learning. I suggested this means a move from a “Command and Control” approach to an “Encourage and Engage” approach to Workplace Learning. Traditional workplace learning.
Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” Learning and self-expression are exploding. The changes we are seeing in Workplace Learning are of course just one part of the changes we are seeing in businesses as whole.
Do you really need separate social learning tools? PART TWO – 6 ways to integrate learning into the workflow
OCTOBER 25, 2011
In Part One of this series of blog postings, I asked the question: “As business is becoming more social and we are using new social tools to work collaboratively with one another, do we really need another set of social tools specifically for learning?” ” In this post I am going to be taking a look at 6 ways organisations are already integrating learning into their workflow systems – so that the same… Read the rest.
My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
This is the 5th year I have been building a Top 100 Tools for Learning list (based on the Top 10 Tools contributions of learning professionals worldwide), so I thought it would be interesting to compare my choices in the first year I ran the activity in 2007, with my choices today.
Key social learning resources: Part 14 #sociallearning
DECEMBER 12, 2011
There have been lots of interesting articles and posts this week about social learning and the use of social media for learning. Although the term “social learning” isn’t actually mentioned in… Read the rest. Social learning
The Social Learning Handbook is now available
JANUARY 24, 2011
I am very pleased to announce that my Social Learning Handbook: A practical guide to using social media to work and learn smarter is now available to purchase as a paperback book on Lulu - You can go to directly to the relevant page by clicking here.
Key social learning resources: part 15 #sociallearning
DECEMBER 19, 2011
Here is this week’s roundup of 5 resources about social learning and the use of social media for learning. This is a research experiment, from Microsoft, for students focused on combining web browsing, search, and social networking for the purposes of learning. Social learningAgain lots of great articles to choose from this week. 1 – We start this week with a couple of educational resources. The first is So.cl.
Socialcast and social learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2011
The learning curve is not difficult at all. Exception management through social networks gives management clear insight into the resources needed for handling these exceptions.
United by networked and social learning
APRIL 18, 2011
Tweet In technologies for collaboration and cooperation I looked at how the differences between structured/informal and goal/opportunity oriented activities influence the design of the work/learning environment. All three of these structures are united by networked and social learning.
50 Tools that didn’t quite make the 2011 Top 100 Tools for Learning List
DECEMBER 21, 2011
It seems that many people like tools lists, if the fact that there have been over 110,000 views of the 2011 Top 100 Tools for Learning presentation via Slideshare since 13 November is anything to go by! This time the ones that didn’t quite make it onto the 2011 list. Social learning
Key social learning resources: Part 5 #sociallearning
OCTOBER 3, 2011
My 4-part series of curated resources for TrainingZone’s Social Learning month in September has proved to be quite popular, and I have been asked by a number of people if I would continue my weekly round-up of social learning resources. Social learning
Key social learning resources: part 12 #sociallearning
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
November 2011 in review
DECEMBER 1, 2011
As we count down to the big holiday season for Christmas and New Year, here is my review of November 2011. Social learning
Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
Yesterday, in my first posting on this topic, I showed how “social learning” is not just about a new training trend or about adding social media into the “blend or acquiring the latest Social Learning Management System, but a fundamental change in how we need to view workplace learning.
3 simple tips for setting up online communities
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
On Wednesday I spoke at the World Of Learning 2011 conference in the session on Harnessing the potential of social learning. Social learning
A case for social learning in business
JANUARY 26, 2011
This is a first draft of putting together the case for social learning and social business. Comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome. This was not rehearsed, so I know that the narration can be tightened up.
Friday’s Finds for 2011
DECEMBER 30, 2011
I do this as a reflective thinking process and also in order to take some of what I’ve learned and put it on a platform I can control, my blog. I call it Friday’s Finds and here are some of the more notable finds during 2011. Learning. Learning happens on its own schedule.
Best of working smarter for September 2011
OCTOBER 6, 2011
Best of Working Smarter Daily , September 1 – 30, 2011. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.
Google Plus currently highest ranked NEW tool on the Top 100 Tools List 2011
OCTOBER 28, 2011
As voting for this year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 draws to a close Google Plus has now moved into 26th place on the list, and is now the top new tool on the list. Social learningYou can view the current state of the list HERE. But there’s still time to vote for your favourite tools – voting closes in just over 2 weeks time at mid-day GMT on Sunday… Read the rest.
2012: The Year of Learning in a Social Business
DECEMBER 30, 2011
The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
The Training Department (aka the L&D dept) has traditionally focused on designing, developing, delivering and managing instruction – in the form of courses, workshops, e-learning and other training events. Social learning
October 2011 in Review
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
As I’ve mentioned lots of them in my continuing series of postings on Key Social Learning Resources, here I want to pick out just five more. Social learningI’ve added over 50 links to interesting articles and resources in my Reading List in October.
Key social learning resources: Part 13 #sociallearning #SoLoMoLearning
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Here is this week’s round-up of articles and other resources looking at social media for learning and social learning. 1 – Firstly, this week, here is a preview of Harrison College’s new approach to online learning, KnowU: Where Social Meets Learning. I expect we’ll be going to see quite a few more examples of learning in education that look like this in… Read the rest. Social learning
Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract
JULY 15, 2011
On a rather regular basis one keeps bumping into not only some rather interesting and engaging dialogue amongst your social network(s), but also precious little gems that are worth while sharing across beyond G+.