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Facilitating collaborative learning: a recipe for success

Jane Hart

During 2012 Harold Jarche and I have been running a series of online workshops at the Social Learning Centre; these have proved to be very popular.

From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration

Jane Hart

Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Of course, I think training has a role to play in the workplace, but I just think that helping people learn with and from one another, in the workflow, as they do their jobs is much more relevant nowadays. Collaboration Social learning

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Social Collaboration Services: the missing piece in the L&D jigsaw

Jane Hart

Social Collaboration Services focus on supporting collaborative working and the building of internal networks, communities and collaboration spaces. Social Collaboration. So social collaboration then is both about working and learning.

Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

Jay Cross

July, 2012. JULY 25, 2012. We can officially declare massive open online courses (MOOCs) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. JULY 8, 2012. JULY 16, 2012. Collaborative and distributed work is becoming the norm. JULY 5, 2012.

Creating the Connectivist Course

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

So the form was not something we designed and implemented, at least, not explicitly so. One was the beginning of open online courses. We had both seen them in operation in the past, and had most recently been influenced by Alec Couros’s online graduate course and David Wiley’s wiki-based course. What made these courses important was that they invoked the idea of including outsiders into university courses in some way.

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An integrating design?

Clark Quinn

In a panel at #mlearncon, we were asked how instructional designers could accommodate mobile. I’ve advocated that we consider learning experience design, but increasingly I think we need performance experience design, where we look at the overall performance, and figure out what needs to be in the head, what needs to be in the world, and design them concurrently. ADDIE designs courses. design mobile strategy

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How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

HR and training departments overlooked experienced employees because they learn experientially, from stretch assignments and mentors rather than from courses and workshops. A wise Collaborative organization focuses its efforts where they’ll have the most impact. Second post in a series.

Designing Civic Engagement for the 21st Century

Adaptive Path

We need to recognize these behaviors and design appropriate channels to engage with communities and governments for the smartphone age. Inspired by the great work that the folks at Code for America are doing, PJ and I came up with the idea of creating a university program that would get students to work together across academic disciplines (computer science, design, and liberal arts) to create software products that address real civic and social issues.

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Workforce Development Services: A new framework of training and learning support

Jane Hart

In my last blog post, From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration , I talked about how I have been helping organisations support workforce collaboration. I’ll also be writing more about Workforce Collaboration Services in blog posts in the future.

Pick of the Month: June 2012 – Informal learning, Yammer, collab platforms, change, and keep learning

Jane Hart

You can find more of the resources I enjoyed during the month in my 2012 Reading List.). Provide opportunities to collaborate and solve real problems. 2 – Yammer and social collaboration platforms. 3 – Platform for collaboration.

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Designing Civic Engagement for the 21st Century

Adaptive Path

We need to recognize these behaviors and design appropriate channels to engage with communities and governments for the smartphone age. Inspired by the great work that the folks at Code for America are doing, PJ and I came up with the idea of creating a university program that would get students to work together across academic disciplines (computer science, design, and liberal arts) to create software products that address real civic and social issues.

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

Jane Hart

A Social Business is one that embraces and cultivates a spirit of collaboration and community throughout its organization—both internally and externally.”. aka COLLABORATIVE ORGANISATION). Collaborative Working & Learning. 2012). rich courses.

The future of higher education and other imponderables

George Siemens

We will be running an open online course from Oct 8-Nov 16 , 2012, addressing some of the concepts in this post. The Rockefeller Institute released a report in 2012 (.pdf) CCK08 was a fully online course. On to the open online course.

Boost Your Voice with LightBox Collaborative’s 2012 Editorial Calendar

Beth Kanter

I was honored when Holly agreed to do this post about the 2012 Editorial Calendar. Last year, we offered an editorial calendar designed to support nonprofit communicators to act as their own publishers. Our 2012 editorial calendar is presented as a Google spreadsheet.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

This service area will continue to design, deliver and manage training, e-learning and/or blended learning events. 3 – Social Collaboration Services. Success will also be measured in terms of performance outcomes not in terms of “bums on seats”, test or online course completions.

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Performers know when they’re on deck for a course. They’re even willing to take courses when they know there’s a significant skill shift they need, or when they’re novices in a new area. They’re answers, not courses. design social

February’s Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

February 1-29, 2012. 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 Social Learning: what actually is it? - Jane Hart , February 1, 2012. Design Interrupted: Design-time Versus Meeting-time - Adaptive Path , February 23, 2012. Martin - Ellen Wagner , February 29, 2012.

Supporting the Social Workplace Learning Continuum

Jane Hart

This might be an enterprise social collaboration platform (if one exists) or else other social tools - or even a bit of both. But once again, this means we need to think differently about that whole design process.

10 things to remember about social learning (and the use of social media for learning)

Jane Hart

With social learning it’s about thinking how to support it as it happens naturally and continuously – not how you can create, design, deliver and manage it. You can’t train people to be social or how to learn socially – you can only show people how to work and learn collaboratively.

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.

Twitter Is Where Conversations Go To Die

Luis Suarez

Martin Varsavsky (@martinvars) August 18, 2012. . Because over the course of the last few months I have started to notice something that I never thought I would find possible, at least, not this soon. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

It will not be about designing personalised training nor managing people’s learning for them , but rather supporting their own personal learning strategies.

2012?s Top articles on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

Working Smarter Daily points to ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 JULY 16, 2012. JULY 25, 2012. OCTOBER 1, 2012.

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The ‘Occupy IT’ Movement of Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Be it the infrastructure, technology roadmap, innovation, ERP, human capital systems … and of course devices, PC’s and laptops, IT was the gatekeeper of technologies and the organization was the recipient.

Reflections from 2011 – Is Employee Engagement Still a Myth?

Luis Suarez

Well, so far, we haven’t done good enough with it, despite the various claims we may have been exposed to over the course of time, and we are running out of time and pretty quick! Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

The Collaborative, High-Skill Worker. The 2013 high-skill knowledge worker is connected, mobile, global, dispersed and relies the new breed of communication, and collaboration technologies to do business. Content Development Industry Talk Instructional Design L&D

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

The Collaborative Organization 12. Collaborative Culture 15. Collaborative Motivation 16. Collaborative Infrastructure 17. Collaborative Learning 18. Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change.

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Beyond Execution

Clark Quinn

It’s not even going to come from performance support, which while not full courses, is still designed. What you need to do to get continual innovation going is communication and collaboration. design social strategy

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Workshop begins mid-July 2012. Collaborate with a self-organizing team to solve problems. The month-long event is appropriate for decision-makers, designers, CLOs, innovation leaders, managers of communications, and others who want to accelerate learning in their organization.

5 Phrases to Make Mobile Work

Clark Quinn

The second one focuses on looking beyond the initial inference from the phrase “mlearning”: Anything but a course! Here we’re trying to help our stakeholders (and designers) think beyond the course and think about performance support, informal learning, collaboration, and more. While it might be about augmenting a course, it’s more likely to be access to information and people, as well as computational support.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Flipping Corporate Learning

Jay Cross

Recently, Stanford professors offered a couple of courses in this fashion and were surprised when a third of a million people enrolled. And of course, video delivered online scales without an increase in cost. Vendors put deadly-dull page-turner courses online and called it eLearning.

The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement

Unmanagement

Posted on January 18, 2012 by jaycross. Much of what is currently rolled up monolithic, one-size-fits-all courses must give way to small but relevant content updated and delivered continuously to learners based on their individual profiles or needs. 2012 is the year of Social Business.

What Are the Chances of Pragmatic Pathways for Social Business?

Luis Suarez

Of course it is! Like I was saying, John described pretty nicely all of those various different pressures that business have been exposed to over the course of the last 3 to 5 years. “ Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

[2b2k] Skepticism about stories

David Weinberger

The event, put on by Charlie Melcher , attracted a great set of about 300 folks, including artists, lots of marketers and advertisers, software designers, scientists, and performers. I tuned mine after each go-through, of course.

STEM Literacy is for Everyone

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

He is the founder and director of LINC - Learning International Network Consortium , a collaboration involving educators from around the world who share best practices on how to best organize higher education distance learning projects in developing countries. They are not even taking STEM courses in school, - be it high school, post-secondary education or college. MIT professor Richard Larson recently wrote an excellent opinion column - STEM is for Everyone.

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Getting Pragmatic About Informal

Clark Quinn

Consequently, I want to get a wee bit more specific than what I said then: they can make courses about how to use social media better (not everyone knows how to communicate and collaborate well ). It’s not just producing a course about it, but facilitating a community around these roles. design socialIn my post on reconciling informal and informal, I suggested that there are practical things L&D groups can do about informal learning.

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70:20:10 Tech

Clark Quinn

In the past, other than courses, there was little at could be done except providing courses on how to coach, and making job aids. We can look up information as well, if our portals are well-designed. And we can find people to help, whether information or collaboration.

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Open Letter to Canadian Universities

George Siemens

The currently high proportion of provincial funding as a percentage of the total cost of higher education makes it easy to justify large-scale collaborative projects. Piecemeal outsourcing, growing prominence of adjuncts, and tendering key functions of the university (online course development), are creating a context where the university will no longer be able to direct its own fate. Dear Canadian Universities, You are, as the cool 4chan/Reddit kids say, about to get pwned.

Work is learning and learning is the work

Harold Jarche

The bank has a central online learning portal where employees can take “courses”, particularly compliance training. The financial advisor told me she just went to the end of each course and did the test. We don’t do fail-safe design.

Why Training Needs to go Agile (Part 1 – The Basics)

Xyleme

Much of what is currently rolled up monolithic, one-size-fits-all courses must give way to small but relevant content updated and delivered continuously to learners based on their individual profiles or needs. Rather than designing an entire web based document application, we start small.

Preparing for the future of work with PKM

Harold Jarche

Virtual collaboration. Design mindset. For the past two years I have offered full-day workshops on PKM at the University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute, with the final one scheduled for 1 June 2012 (Network Learning: Working Smarter).

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IBM Lotusphere and IBM Connect 2011 – The Agendas #ls12 #ibmconnect

Luis Suarez

And here is why… Lotusphere itself is probably one of the most complete, varied and comprehensive conference events out there around Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing and Social Business at the moment that I can think of. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0