Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Social media is not social learning. Brian Solis took a crack at defining social media as follows: <the> democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. So why is social media not social learning?

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. If you want to read further articles you will find many more that I have saved in my 2012 Reading List. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts.

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I Unfriended You On Facebook. Are We Still Friends?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: Facebook. My social media journey, like many of you, included Facebook at a time when most of us had no idea where social networking was heading. As for Facebook, I’m conflicted.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. Google is the most popular web search engine, and frequently described as the only e-learning tool you’ll ever need. Top Tools 2012

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My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: There are those who can’t avoid the temptation of beer, salt and sugary snacks at night and there are people like me who treat new learning and collaboration platforms infectiously. learning learning 2.0

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. ” Yesterday IBM presented a compelling case for social business excellence at the Enterprise 2.0

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?

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“How can I convince others about the value of social technologies in an organisation?”

Jane Hart

“How can I convince others about the value of social technologies in an organisation?” But I’ve also said that I don’t believe you can force people to be “social”, all you can do is encourage them to participate, and contribute when they are ready.

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?

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. Training is not the same as learning 6. Chief Learning Officers know training is not working 7. Real learning takes place elsewhere 8. Collaborative Learning 18. Corporate Learning Today.

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What’s working in social business

Harold Jarche

What’s working in social business in 2012? Like the knowledge management and e-learning hype phases of the 90′s and ’00′s respectively, social business is being led by software vendors. Transparency is a necessity for social business.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

Technological infrastructure for social learning. Work and learning are converging, and as this change happens, the infrastructure of the old corporate learning must go – things like traditional one-size-fit-all in-person training seminars. Social computing.

Getting to Social

Harold Jarche

Tweet You are engaging with social media for marketing and customer support. You have also put in place a social intranet, with activity streams for sharing information, collaboration tools for work teams and document management systems that include social tags and easy sharing.

My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

In February I added links to over 100 resources in my 2012 Reading List , but these are my 10 favourite. 1 - The Wikipedia way of motivating your employees , Forbes, 6 February 2012. ” 2 – Future hipsters - this video started off Social Media Week, 7 February 2012.

Net Work Skills

Harold Jarche

We would miss out on so many learning opportunities. Every professional needs to be open to continuous learning and to make much of it transparent in order to cooperate with others. Social media let anyone join in professional conversations, and conversely, may isolate those who do not.

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Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

Connecting to an internal social network to connect online & ask questions. Connect with Social Media (less hierarchical than other forms of communication). Yesterday, Jane Hart had Mark Britz in conversation on the uses of social media for onboarding at Aspen Dental.

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50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012

Jay Cross

If you haven’t had time to keep up with what’s going on in learning, design, social business, and intellectual capital this year, here’s a reprieve: the top 50 articles from the last six months. January 1 – June 30, 2012. MAY 23, 2012.

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

Thinking together

Harold Jarche

” @britz – “Culture, the most powerful presence in your organization, is only learned socially & informally. Epistemic #Games Are the Future of #Learning , Letting Students Role-Play Professions – via @aptara_learning.

The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement

Unmanagement

Next → The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station. Posted on January 18, 2012 by jaycross. In other words, learning needs to go Agile. The Agile Model comes to Management, Learning, and Human Resources. Social Business is becoming the new normal.

The Networked NGO in India

Beth Kanter

This was the launch of a peer learning group called “ The Networked NGO ,” based on the ideas in my book, The Networked Nonprofit. The four-day intensive face-to-face training was for senior level staff and their social media staffers. Day 2: Integrated Social Media Strategy.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. So, if you are looking for some ideas, then here are the Top 100 Tools 2012 , organised into 12 different categories.

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Employee Access to Social Media in the Workplace Decreases

Dan Pontefract

You might find it odd for a law firm, but they’re really interested in social media too. The firm recently published the third version of its “Social Media in the Workplace Global Study” The first survey and research report was based on results from 2011.

In Honour of Ada Lovelace

Dan Pontefract

Denise and I are bringing up our two girls with a focus on STEM with equal footing to writing, art, physical exercise, reading and social skills. Is learning HTML a sin? Our youngest, Cate, started kindergarten as a five-year old in 2012.

Our Three Young Children Blog … Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

For the most part I hope we judge as a way of learning; questioning the ways and methods of others to better ourselves as a parent and as a human being. plus the comments often have some form of learning in it as well for the goats). way of tapping into past memories AND learning.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

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 Analytics 6. It may or may not involve learning.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

The course is about how to leverage networks and social media for learning and impact. They will be doing a variety of work tasks (not just social media and networks). Here’s what I learned: Global Social Media and Mobile Usage Studies and Internet Penetration.