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.

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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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.

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.

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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Friday’s Finds for 2011

Harold Jarche

Tweet Every Friday I review what I’ve noted on Twitter and post a wrap-up of what caught my eye. 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. Learning.

Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software

Jay Cross

Learning is social. Business is social. People are social. So why are so many of the forays into learning technology anti-social? Joe has been marrying people, technology, and learning since the early days. Learning. Joe’s take on learning is a good fit with mine: Learning is a uniquely human experience. Joe adds social to the mix. You learn more in the company of other people. Learning in a Virtual World.

Most awesome revelations in Working Smarter Daily for June 2011

Jay Cross

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?

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Key social learning resources: Part 1

Jane Hart

This article first appeared in TrainingZone on 7 September 2011, but is reproduced here for those who don’t have a TZ account. During social learning month, Jane Hart will be providing some weekly articles curating some key resources about social learning. Social learning has become the latest trending concept in the learning world. But social learning is not a bolted-on component of our formal educational and training programs.

Is George Siemens Right? Social Media is like Letters to the Editor

Dan Pontefract

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

Dan Pontefract

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.

Key Social Learning Resources: Part 2

Jane Hart

This article first appeared in TrainingZone on 9 September 2011, but is reproduced here for those who don’t have a TZ account. During social learning month I am writing some weekly articles with some key resources about social learning. My first piece this week comes from Michael Rose, who has written an article called Social Learning for a Social Workplace. He first explains that “social learning&# is. &#.

A pause for reflection as I pass a Twitter milestone

Jane Hart

Over the weekend the number of followers on my Twitter account, @C4LPT, passed 10,000 – so a big thank you to all of you who follow this account! Although in principle, it covers a wide range of technologies, I have tended to specialize in the use of social media for learning.

Top 20 Tools 2007-2011

Jane Hart

As you will know I finalised the 5th Annual survey of Top 100 Tools for Learning in the middle of November 2011, and at that time placed the presentation on Slideshare. Social learning

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Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

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. Does the Twitter handle @smith say enough for you?

16 Months of Social Learning Platform Insanity: A Recap

Dan Pontefract

Two years ago, people were scoffing at the term social learning. Three years ago, social learning was solely for the nerds like me, whereas four years ago it was a term used solely in academic circles. Cloud-based LMS with social features?

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But first a review of May 2011. First of all, although I had been a regular, if not a daily blogger, I found that I was spending more and more time sharing resources and links in Twitter that I didn’t have time to do my daily posts. Tweet.

eLearning Learning Launches New Features

Tony Karrer

Over on eLearning Learning , we've just launched a new version with some great new features. The intent of eLearning Learning is to bring together and make it easy to find great content. There are some pretty interesting new features coming soon for eLearning Learning.

Today, We Are All Japanese

Dan Pontefract

And we did so through the combination of social learning, strong & weak ties, empathy and ‘pay it forward’. As the morning progresses, I begin following various Twitter streams from my mobile device, learning, understanding, empathizing.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

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

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

From the very first beginning that I got exposed to them over at Twitter, over 4 years ago , till today, where I am using a bunch of various different microblogging / microsharing services, both internal and external, I couldn’t work, nor get much done!, I heart Activity Streams.

Working Smarter Top 20 Hot List

Jay Cross

These are the top twenty articles from our sources, selected by social signals: Why Are Easy Decisions So Hard? Jonah Lehrer , March 2, 2011. It is the structure of social networks that shapes influence… and the structure is changing - Ross Dawson , February 5, 2011.

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Review: The Edupunks' Guide, by Anya Kamenetz

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Edupunk, as described by the putative subculture, is the idea of 'learning by doing it yourself'. The Edupunks' Guide, however, describes 'do-it-yourself learning'. Suppose a person wanted to learn Thai cooking. By contract, the edupunk way is to cook Thai food, and in so doing, learn how to be a good chef. There's no right or wrong way to go about it - the main thing is to get one's hands dirty and actually learn from the experience.

16 Months of Social Learning Platform Insanity: A Recap

Dan Pontefract

Two years ago, people were scoffing at the term social learning. Three years ago, social learning was solely for the nerds like me, whereas four years ago it was a term used solely in academic circles. Cloud-based LMS with social features?

July 2011 Review

Jane Hart

July was Google Plus month – and it was interesting to read the variety of articles and blog posts about this shiny new social networking service. Don’t forget the YOU in social learning , Dennis Callahan, Learnstreaming, July 2011. Tweet.

The top 10 reasons your mobile learning strategy will fail | Dawn.

Xyleme

I love this description because it encapsulates what should be the crux of any mobile learning strategy. Don’t assess how mobile fits in your blended learning strategy. What this tells us is that it’s still early days for mobile learning. Learn more about Dawn here.

Best articles on working smarter

Jay Cross

November 1, 2011 to November 25, 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 Non-Training Approach to Workplace Learning - Jane Hart , November 23, 2011.

June 2011 Review

Jane Hart

Learning is the new work , Jay Cross, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, 13 June 2011. Joining is important to social learning , Dennis Callahan, Learnstreaming, 17 June 2011. Four things L&D must do to stay relevant Part 1 , Donald Taylor, 17 June 2011.

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

Yes, I would agree it’s a social learning tool … but nothing much different than previous discussion forum technologies (eg. A couple of examples for you: What are the distinctions between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0. Quora social learning collaboration

Awesome insights into working smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 These were the top 50 posts in August 2011.

Making sense of our world

Harold Jarche

As I keep developing my own processes and work with clients to promote a networked learning culture I look for clearer ways of describing what this PKM stuff is all about. Twitter) and mechanical (e.g. Sharing information about what we have learned by narrating our work (e.g.

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Lurking is Learning (Part 1 of 2)

Dan Pontefract

in order to actually learn, I say bunkum. Learning is a process. Learning is different to all of us. In her 2009 paper entitled Review of Learning 2.0 Secondly, her analysis backs the 2002 study completed by Michael Beaudoin ( Learning or lurking?: learning 2.0

September Review

Jane Hart

1 - How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching - This… Read the rest. Social learning

iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

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.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

Home > Social Learning > Five Myths of Social Learning Five Myths of Social Learning December 3rd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment There is no question that the rise of social networks is creating a profound shift in the way training departments are delivering knowledge to their employees, partners, and customers. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this.

Is leadership an emergent property?

Harold Jarche

Is leadership an emergent property of people working together (social capital) or is it something delivered, in a top-down fashion by an individual? What kind of leadership is there in mass, decentralized, social movements, like the Arab Spring or Occupy Wall Street movements?

Re-imagining the Book

Jay Cross

Six versions have been published in that time, the latest being The Working Smarter Fieldbook 2011. social interaction. My summary at this point: I’ve been preaching that action is the measure of learning , not knowing. Background.

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Diversity, complexity, chaos and working smarter

Harold Jarche

Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. question “How do we get adoption for social software?” Use social graph for communication, not collaboration.

Social and connective lock-in

George Siemens

This principle applies not only to knowledge growth, but also to organizational value networks , social networks , underpins the concept of the semantic web, and so on. In CCK11, our discussion this week has been on personal learning environments and networks. When Twitter was experiencing downtime issues a few years ago, some individuals moved to Plurk, Identi.ca, or other services. But, in the end, the social lock-in of Twitter was sufficient to pull many back.

What the network saw

Harold Jarche

I’ve looked at my posts this year from the perspective of how often they were mentioned on Twitter. Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise (April) One of my longest posts. We learn socially because we are wired to do so.