The Social Learning Community

Jane Hart

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

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Social learning for business

Harold Jarche

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.

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Top 100 articles of 2011

Jane Hart

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

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Key social learning resources: Part 6 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

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.

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Do you really need separate social learning tools or platforms in the workplace? Part 1

Jane Hart

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

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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

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.

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Key social learning resources: Part 9 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

A nice selection of posts about social learning and social media for learning this week. Social learning

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Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

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

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Key social learning resources: Part 11 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

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

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

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.

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Key social learning resources: Part 10 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

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

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Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

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.

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Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

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.

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Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

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.

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Do you really need separate social learning tools? PART TWO – 6 ways to integrate learning into the workflow

Jane Hart

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.

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Social learning for collaborative work

Harold Jarche

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.

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Key social learning resources: Part 14 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

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

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My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

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.

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Working smarter through social learning

Harold Jarche

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.

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Key social learning resources: part 15 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

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.

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The Social Learning Handbook is now available

Jane Hart

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.

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50 Tools that didn’t quite make the 2011 Top 100 Tools for Learning List

Jane Hart

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

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Social learning: the freedom to act and cooperate with others

Harold Jarche

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.

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Key social learning resources: Part 5 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

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

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Social learning is what managers do already

Harold Jarche

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.

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Key social learning resources: part 12 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Social learning

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Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO

Jane Hart

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.

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November 2011 in review

Jane Hart

As we count down to the big holiday season for Christmas and New Year, here is my review of November 2011. Social learning

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3 simple tips for setting up online communities

Jane Hart

On Wednesday I spoke at the World Of Learning 2011 conference in the session on Harnessing the potential of social learning. Social learning

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Google Plus currently highest ranked NEW tool on the Top 100 Tools List 2011

Jane Hart

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.

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Best of working smarter for September 2011

Jay Cross

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.

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United by networked and social learning

Harold Jarche

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.

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Socialcast and social learning

Harold Jarche

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.

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2012: The Year of Learning in a Social Business

Jane Hart

Social learning

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October 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

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.

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The Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

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

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Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

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+.

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Key social learning resources: Part 13 #sociallearning #SoLoMoLearning

Jane Hart

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

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5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited)

Jane Hart

Back in May 2010 I posted a diagram that I had created that showed what I considered to be the 5 stages of Workplace Learning. Social learningMy ITA colleague, Jay Cross, re-worked it so that I looked like this.

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Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

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.

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