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.
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Social learning.
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.
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.
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Tweet Curtis Ogden at The Interaction Institute provides a very good summary of the differences between network-centric and hierarchy-centric thinking, called Network Thinking : Adaptability instead of control.
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.
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 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.
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.
Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead
MAY 23, 2011
Going forward, and as best I can, I’ll use the term ‘ Connected Learning’ to describe a knowledge ecosystem made up of formal, informal and social learning behaviours and modalities. It’s about time I (and perhaps you as well) retire the term Learning 2.0. Learning 2.0
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.
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+.
Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011
MAY 31, 2011
May 1, 2011 to May 31, 2011. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia - Ross Dawson , May 31, 2011. CERT and performance support - Clark Quinn , May 31, 2011. Monday Video – Doodling - Nancy White , May 31, 2011. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking - Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. A big question - David Weinberger , May 1, 2011.
Leadership for Networks
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Tweet It takes different leadership to increase collaboration and support social learning in the workplace. But hierarchies don’t help us manage in networks, whether they be social, value or organizational networks.
The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
By 2020, the workplace will be highly personalized and social. Social networks will be the first point of contact between companies and their future employees and internal social networks will be the primary way that workers communicate, connect and collaborate. In the 90’s and 0’s, the LMS became the entrenched learning channel in the organization and the gateway to learning content. By Jeffrey Katzman.
Social learning in action at #elnil
JUNE 22, 2011
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of chairing the eLearning network’s first regional event in Bristol. The topic was Making the most of informal learning. After a couple of Pecha Kucha presentations, Nic Laycock and I ran a session on Using social media in informal learning.
iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources
MAY 28, 2011
Tweet This is a follow-up from the Networked Learning (PKM) workshop I conducted for the iSchool Institute yesterday. Here are some of the resources I suggested prior to the course: Network Learning: Working Smarter , an article I wrote for the Special Libraries Association last year.
Is George Siemens Right? Social Media is like Letters to the Editor
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
While I was enjoying a separation from the external world of social media this past summer, George Siemens of Athasbasca University , authored a very stirring if not controversial post entitled “ Losing interest in social media: there is no there there “ .
You are the Collective Wisdom of both Strong & Weak Ties
APRIL 24, 2011
One line sticks out for me in particular: It follows, then, that individuals with few weak ties will be deprived of information from distant parts of the social system and will be confined to the provincial news and views of their close friends.
What the network saw
DECEMBER 19, 2011
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise (April) One of my longest posts. As our work environments become more complex due to the speed of information transmission via ubiquitous networks, we need to adopt more flexible and less mechanistic processes to get work done.
The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues
AUGUST 4, 2011
This is the 5th in a series of postings about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning – to one that supports the wider needs of Smart Workers in the organisation. The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learn
Call it Collaboration, Not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Business
JANUARY 20, 2011
and Social Business is blazing wildly across all geographies of opinion. in one corner with no shortage of opinions and Social Business in the other corner with even more opinion. and Social Business. and Social Business.
Networked Learning (PKM) Workshop in Toronto
OCTOBER 16, 2011
Tweet In just over a month’s time, I’ll be facilitating another one-day workshop on Networked Learning (PKM) at the University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute on Friday, 18 November 2011.
Managing in a networked world
MAY 16, 2011
Renewing the workplace social contract. Learning about the reality of the virtual. Transparency becomes a catalyst in renewing the workplace social contract. I’ve said before that personal knowledge management (PKM) is our part of the social learning contract. The social, human side of business relationships is finally getting the attention it deserves.
Most awesome revelations in Working Smarter Daily for June 2011
JULY 3, 2011
June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011. 7 objections to social media in learning (and answers) - Donald Clark Plan B , June 11, 2011. Ten ways to create a knowledge ecology - Euen Semple , June 27, 2011. Connecting with Communities of Practice - Harold Jarche , June 2, 2011. Resolving the Trust Paradox - John Hagel , June 27, 2011. Making the most of Informal Learning - Jane Hart , June 16, 2011. Why Social?
Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social
FEBRUARY 6, 2011
Originally posted to Chief Learning Officer Magazine, February 2011 Edition. The magnetic vortex known as the Four Levels of Evaluation, utilized pervasively and at times blindly within the learning industry, has run its course and is in need of an update, if not a replacement.
Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
Social Business, Technology, Open Leadership, Social Learning and Social Media spaces, — phew — I’d like to introduce you to Vancouver – or, as I’d like to rename it, Vancoolver. organization social social media social networking technology
Networked Knowledge: out of the ivory tower
MARCH 16, 2011
Yesterday, I explained some of what I’ve been trying to learn about nuclear fission and power generation. Understanding how people learn and how we can integrate learning into work is a prime professional interest of mine. I am still learning and will continue to do so.
The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
At the time, I was Senior Director of UBI – the University of Business Intelligence – at B usiness Objects, charged with leading a team of over 100 professionals in the learning and collaboration space. Both organizations had one or several internal, partner or customer facing learning teams.
August 2011 Review
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
But here are my 5 picks for August: Managing learning: feel the need to manage learning , Charles Jennings, presentation to elearning network, July 2011. For the plugged-in, too many choices , Stephanie Rosenbloom, New York Times, 10 August 2011.
March 2011 in Review
APRIL 2, 2011
In terms of my professional reading, I added around 25 articles to my 2011 Reading List, but here are 3 that I’ve marked as must-reads. No wonder so many people I meet consider e-learning as something to be endured, rather than enjoyed. You can see the 2011 Reading List here.
Today, We Are All Japanese
MARCH 14, 2011
And we did so through the combination of social learning, strong & weak ties, empathy and ‘pay it forward’. notice, I’m not on a TV) I venture over to YouTube and find this remarkable footage from the NHK network. In a moment of crisis, we all learn a lot about society.
Key social learning resources: Part 4
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
This article first appeared on TrainingZone on 25th September 2011. This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. It’s in our DNA to be social, it’s our nature and that life, uh. Clark Quinn in his latest blog post talks about the importance of Reflecting socially. ” Sharing is a key aspect of this new social world we now live in.
So you (still) want to be an elearning consultant?
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Tweet Last week I commented that many people in the “learning” field are too absorbed in their own interests and not the businesses they are supporting. Working smarter in the 21st century requires the integration of learning into the workflow.
Organizing for diversity and complexity
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Tweet I’ve been looking at ways to explain why social learning is so important for business today. Accommodating growing individualization, requiring more social workplaces. Social learning is what flows on these networks.
Training departments will shrink
JULY 20, 2011
Tweet The Epic social learning debate for Summer 2011 states: “This house believes that as social learning grows, so the requirement for traditional training departments shrinks.. Informal Learning Learning SocialLearning Work
What’s the future for traditional training departments?
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
As social learning grows does the requirement for traditional training departments shrink? based eLearning development firm Epic asks this very question in its fourth E-learning Debate – and this Epic debate is being hosted only online. The motion presented for discussion: This house believes that as social learning grows, so the requirement for traditional training departments shrinks. Clive argues that social learning that employs Web 2.0
The Smart Worker : recognises she learns to do her job as she does her job
AUGUST 10, 2011
This is the 6th post in a series of postings on how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning – to one that supports the wider needs of Smart Workers in the organisation. The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns.