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.

Workplace Learning: Adding, Embedding & Extracting

Charles Jennings

Adding Learning to Work When faced with the opportunities to help with workplace learning, many HR, talent development, and learning professionals react by simply adding learning to the workflow. There is excellent work being carried out that supports embedding learning within workflows. ‘

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Autonomy and Value in Social and Workplace Learning

Charles Jennings

My colleague Jane Hart recently shared the diagram below on her blog. 70:20:10 Model The 70:20:10 model is used to extend learning into the workflow. The question that I ask here is whether it is necessary to follow the curve or if one can leap from Stage 1 to 4.

[liveblog] AI Advance opening: Jonathan Zittrain and lightning talks

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. They’re bringing to the fore questions that have always been with us. Second, we have not yet defined the research question sufficiently. “We’re close to something that clearly relates to AI, ethics and government” but we don’t yet have the well-defined research questions. The student doesn’t much care about a repeatable workflow. We need to be thinking about the proccesses for resolving such questions.

[liveblog] Ed tech hackathon

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. ”Rope Team” is a course format for Moodle that implements a unique workflow for learning a set number of topics.” ” There are roles and responsibilities, and a workflow with automation. In the example, a friendly monster asks for help with a question. A student asks Peerz a question, with hashtags. The system suggests resources, better questions, etc. The questions are rated.

Why Content Curation Should be in Your Skillset

Jay Cross

They have the same job but instead of paintings, deal with digital artifacts such as: blog posts and Tweets. Publish on social sites, blog, mail list, and social media. The initial attempt to offer the curated news as RSS feeds and on blogs bombed.

Five Myths of Social Learning


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. How many blog posts do we read these days whose title ends with the words “ IS DEAD ”? Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

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.

The Power of Reflection in an Ever-Changing World

Charles Jennings

The US military four-question AAR, for example, could serve as a template for any organisation to help embed a culture of reflection. The four questions one of the typical AARs are: 1. We learn through taking the opportunity to reflect both in the workflow and away from our work.

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

Plenty of people keep stating that meetings are essential, if not, critical, for every business, yet, we keep bumping into a good number of resources , cites , quotes , articles , blog posts , research , etc.

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

Some key elements in the learning technology strategy that Bryan talks to some of the bigger pictures questions that organizations need to think through. You still do get back to the core questions: Are people using an LCMS to manage content assets and workflow across the enterprise? Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

The session is designed to answer three questions: Why does collaborative technology overload lead to loss of nonprofit workplace productivity and what are the best practices to avoid it? This blog post shares some thoughts.

Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

I'm hoping that readers can weigh in on both aspects: (1) specific thoughts or suggestions on LMS products that might fit and (2) how do you get answers to questions like this? It’s basically a workflow where a person in the field requests permission to teach a topic, an admin has to review their credentials against the course requirements and either approve or deny their access. If you have this kind of question, how would you go about getting help?

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers

Luis Suarez

To train the entire organization on social media, internal social software, social business, social processes and workflows and community management.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

This level of evaluation will increase the visibility of learning and development efforts, because successful implementation of Level 3 evaluation Internet Time Blog: ROI is toast. Questions you may have include: * What is the reason for the training? BPM and workflow technologies have been able to achieve significant gains in productivity Metrics Recently, functional managers have begun using eLearning to meet business objectives.

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Putting Enterprise 2.0 into Context

Andy McAfee

The biggest failure is the lack of workflow integration to drive culture change. Narrating your work via blogs or microblogs so that others can find you and access your expertise is a great standalone use case, as is narrating your ignorance — asking questions to the enterprise as a whole without guessing in advance who will know the answer.

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

Jane Hart

We value informal learning and want to support people learn continuously – in the workflow. We will help people with their Personal Knowledge Management: to find blogs and other resources, as well as set up filters to deal with information overload, etc. We help with workflow audits to identify new tools and devices that will aid productivity.

Quiz: Have you got the New Workplace Learning mindset?

Jane Hart

It seems to me that there are 5 key differences (probably more) but before I discuss them in more detail, here are 5 questions to test you as well your organisation’s mindset. Click on the link below if you want to participate in the survey, or read on if you just want to see the questions and my thoughts. These are very general questions. But let me now discuss the 5 questions I asked. (1) This question leads on from the previous one.



Social Learning (Wikis, Blogs, Reviews, Comments, Mentoring/Coaching). ?. ?. Workflow Management/Review Tool. . ?. Question Level Tracking. ?. ?. The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning.

The Smart Worker : learns best with and from others

Jane Hart

This is the the 7th post in a series of blog postings about how L&D departments need to change to meet the needs of today’s Smart Worker.

Pick of the Month: May 2012

Jane Hart

but rather a new organizational learning approach, where learning is integrated into the workflow. ” 2 – There were a couple of interesting posts on blogging for learning. Firstly, Harold Jarche, explained How blogging changed my life for the better (1 May).

Open Business Strategies – Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Goals

Luis Suarez

This doesn’t require much hard work like putting together an influx of blog posts, or scheduling dozens of tweets per day, or looking after LinkedIn groups, or Facebook Pages or even several Google Plus Communities. that there isn’t a single one stupid question out there.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc.

Summarizing Learn for Yourself

Jay Cross

I just copied a rough draft of my new book, Learn For Yourself , into a free summarizer. In a few seconds, it reduced my 116-page manuscript to 10 items.

Life Without eMail – Year 6, Weeks 21 to 24 – (Newcomer Challenging for King Email’s Crown)

Luis Suarez

And all of that without having to even ask a single question once.

e-books, open standards, and content formats


One of the great questions we hear when prospective clients evaluate LCMS solutions is “what is the role of XML in my decision”? We don’t have to develop a new way to handle e-Books in our application workflow, it’s simply another output. This is where the fundamental question of XML as the native storage format comes into play. With a proprietary system, it requires a lot more effort to develop and integrate seamlessly into the existing workflow.

Social Media: An Interview

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I was asked to contribute my responses to interview questions on social media for a new journal called The Future of Learning and of course I was happy to send some thoughts along. But I have a production workflow that involves a number of social media services. I use one major blogging service, Blogger. Content from my blogs is aggregated and stored on my website. Typically this is a blog site at Blogger or Tumblr or Posterous, just as in the MOOC.

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Changing Role of the LMS


Just do a quick search for “LMS is dead” and you’ll find many blog posts, articles, webinars and conference presentations discussing its demise. I have worked with an LMS bundled by a major ERP system provider which had, by far, the most unintuitive interface and user workflows I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. It seems that, for years, people have been writing obituaries for the corporate Learning Management System (LMS).

Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Figure 1 - workflow process employed to assist LMS selection This model of accountability and cost frameworks and all of that will solve all the problems that the current system has. Here''s a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection.

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously


If there is any question as to why the training department has become increasingly marginalized and the CLO role quickly diminishing, this should provide some good insight. But this blog post isn’t about why learning needs to engage with the enterprise.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki? trainingwreck , January 23, 2010 Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010 Extending elearning? Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

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I Know It When I See It : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home About RSS I Know It When I See It January 27 2009 Comments to this post More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Smaller companies and startups often say that the established vendors “just don’t get it&# and that the new features they’ve incorporated – blogs, wikis, discussion forums, tags, etc. Excellent blog post Prof.

Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search Toward a Pattern Language for Enterprise 2.0 In an Apr 9, 2009 blog post ( [link] ) Andrew Gent did a great job responding to the question: ". This is not "workflow" or the world of software applications that your pattern table characterizes under 1.0.

Social Business Accelerates Work as a State of Mind

Luis Suarez

It’s definitely noteworthy to state how it’s perhaps, finally, moving forward in the right direction , raising the right questions : does remote working help you improve your productivity and effectiveness at what you already do?


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Third Atlantic Workshop on Semantics and Services - blog summary Leveraging Semantic Web Technologies for Improved Decision Making Samuel Chance, Novexcorp Told some ‘Alabama’ jokes, to illustrate the importance of context. so they can dynamically compose experimental workflows.

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

Specially, thanks, amongst several other reasons, to the flexibility and freedom of being in control of your own workflow.

I Know It When I See It

Andy McAfee

Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet I Know It When I See It by Andrew McAfee on January 27, 2009 More and more often these days I get asked “Does [offering X] from [vendor Y] qualify as an Enterprise 2.0 Smaller companies and startups often say that the established vendors “just don’t get it&# and that the new features they’ve incorporated – blogs, wikis, discussion forums, tags, etc.

Social shifts the focus from Presales to Aftersales

Martijn Linssen

Now, the question is: in which should we invest more, and focus our best attention? I posted Mark's comment myself, somehow it didn't turn up in my blog but got sent to my email anyway, so I reposted it myself. Business or Pleasure? -

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Charles Jennings

Kate, on her e2train blog, cites David Wilkins’ ‘A Defense of the LMS’ piece in pointing out that compliance training is a ‘big deal’ for organisations and here I absolutely agree.

Standalone LMS is Still Dead (rebutting & agreeing w/ Dave Wilkins)

Dan Pontefract

The holistic big picture needs to keep in mind the workflow of the employee; we can’t send them to disparate tools, applications, technologies or sites to do their jobs. What we need to do is ensure we weave a formal, informal and social learning workflow together.