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Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

is about informal learning, but the organization was moving to using social networking tools to scaffold their move from face-to-face to more online learning. So I was asked to talk about social networking and formal learning. tools (their environment in particular had blogs, feeds, wikis, discussion boards, portals, and profiles), and to talk about some case studies of successes. Each of these can be accomplished well through social networking tools.

Social Networking in the Workplace

Nigel Paine

I wrote my third article on the topic of social networking and there is so much buzzing around that theme that it is worth mentionning here. Jeanne Meister has published a short case study on Intel's use of social networking here focussing on its social media training programme that over 20,000 staff have now completed. And a whole bunch of social networking policy papers are available on line in a Social Media Governance database.

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SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Oct 27 2008 SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 Published by Nancy White at 2:50 pm under communities of practice , events , networks This seminar is being organized by some great friends and colleagues. How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks?

Smart.fm: Developing a Great Experience

Adaptive Path

iPhone app the team had moved from design into development. We tested scenarios and we tweaked the design when implementation revealed new ways to solve problems. As an Internet connected service, the app is constantly downloading information over the network. The final design for data synchronization results in the user seeing some shorts bursts of network activity while browsing around. app is designed to work a lot like the iPod app. Case Study

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

Hierarchies, simple branching networks, are obsolete. A connected enterprise starts by building a foundation of trust, embracing networks, and then managing complexity. Networks. This is why everyone, from an individual contributor to the CEO, has to understand networks. Networks enable organizations to deal with complexity by empowering people to connect with whom they need to, without permission. Networks are in a state of perpetual Beta. Hierarchies.

Using social media to track and drive organizational success metrics

Trends in the Living Networks

This week I was MC for the AHRI HR Technology conference , and ran one of the workshops on the following day, on Creating Results Using Social Media. A real highlight of the conference was the Social Media: Risks and Rewards panel, which I chaired, with the participation of a fantastic cast of Peter Williams of Deloitte, Steve Barham of LinkedIn, Laurel Papworth of The Community Crew, and Sam Mutimer of ThinkTank Media. Get going with social media.

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. This blog post includes some reflections on the instructional design, delivery, and insights that I hope will inform the field building discussion taking place over at the Packard OE Program site. Program Design.

Networks and Communities

Tony Karrer

Mercenary Rationale for Network Work & Learning As I discussed in Evaluating Performance of Concept Workers , evaluating the performance of a concept worker is difficult because there's no right answer and most often the evaluator knows less about the subject than the worker. Limits of Search In Value from Social Media , I looked at a scenario where I'm evaluating a particular solution for my company / organization. But in many cases, I will still be left feeling uncomfortable.

Bridging Across Language Online | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

You put in a URL, designate what dictionary you want to use. on 23 Oct 2008 at 2:23 am Another site that may help bridge the language barrier is: [link] They let you create a multilingual widget for your site (including Blogs, Social networks, eBay, etc.).

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Musings on “community management” Part 1 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social network mapping and analysis skills. Today we are not often working in the confines of boundaried communities (see Post 2) so being able to see and understand the larger network is critical. Adding to Chris’s section on Strategy Understand our community’s relationship to other communities and networks in our domain. Ditto for social network mapping and analysis. Social network mapping is a skill that people need to learn.

Help! Testing a network mapping exercise | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Testing a network mapping exercise Published by Nancy White at 2:31 pm under knowledge sharing , networks I often use a variety of paper networking mapping exercises in my face to face workshops. Activity: Map Your Network Brief Description: This activity offers and introduction to social network mapping. Using paper, pens and post-it notes, you can create an informal map for your network and then discuss it with others in and outside of your network.

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

Innovation is dependent on learning in networks. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. Effective working in networks requires cooperation, meaning there is no fixed plan, structure, or direct feedback. Through social learning we can co-develop emergent practices. Social learning is how we move from transactions to relationships and foster knowledge mobilization. Innovation is inextricably linked to both networks and learning.

continuous learning for collaboration

Harold Jarche

Team collaboration tools support the real social learning at work. Gary Klein examined 120 case studies and in, Seeing what Others Don’t , identified five ways that we gain insight. The challenge for distributed teams and organizations is to find ways of understanding what is happening throughout the system and ensuring it is communicated within the network. In a network economy, this is learning at work.

Enterprise 2.0, Where Art Thou?

Luis Suarez

Over the course of the years, if you have been a long time reader, you may remember how there were a number of themes I kept coming back to from Knowledge Management, to Collaboration, (Social) Learning, Online Communities and, specially, Social / Open Business. is the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers. Tools) and Social Business (Processes AND People).

gaining insight through social and informal learning

Harold Jarche

Subject matter experts are interviewed or observed, good practices are noted, and then training programs are designed to develop the skills that make up some or all of a job. Klein identified five types of ‘triggers’ that produced insights, based on 120 case studies he reviewed. These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning. Encouraging and supporting social learning can prepare the workforce for a creative, network economy.

Seminar on Open Social Learning

Jay Cross

I am really looking forward to attending the VI International Seminar on Open Social Learning in Barcelona next month! We will discuss the theoretical foundations of collective knowledge production in social networks on the Internet (connectivism, collectivism, constructivism, Edupunks), present research and case studies from various continents, assess the possibilities offered by an emerging mode of learning involving a high level of self-learning based on the peer-to-peer support.

Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Nov 29 2009 Need Your Feedback on my Triangulating Thinking Published by Nancy White at 2:21 pm under collaboration , communities of practice , community , knowledge sharing , networks , non profits/ngos , reflection , social media , triangulation OK, I need your help. Only with our networks can we filter that flood.

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. 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?

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Workshop on putting informal learning to work

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

For the main event , Charles Jennings and I are designing a two-day track titled Creating a New Era of Corporate Learning. How to put social learning into practice. Organisations are finding huge benefits in getting concrete about informal learning, social learning and self-service learning. He will provide case examples of organisations that are taking advantage of Twitter, blogs, wikis, and other social networking tools.

Virtual Worlds: Affordances and Learning

Clark Quinn

Tony talked about his new book with Karl Kapp, Chuck Hamilton spoke on lessons learned through IBM’s invovlement in Virtual Worlds, Koreen Olbrish chaired a panel with a number of great case studies, to name just a few of the great opportunities. Tony also presented, in particular, some principles about designing learning for virtual worlds (see slide 17 here ). The revelation for me, however, was linking the social informal learning with virtual worlds.

Social Media Planning and Evaluation for NGOs | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Social Media Strategy Planning & Measurement – What’s Working? With social media, however, strategy is a compass, not a map, because it is a fast changing territory. This topic is designed to give you some tools and ideas for including social media appropriately in your overall organizational strategic plan and to measure its effectiveness. Social media, however, is like a river you swim in. Some people call this “social listening.&#

Conversation Learning

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals is how social networks impact personal learning. In Value from Social Media , I talked about the issue of finding information via Google / Search vs. seeking conversation: Let’s consider a simple scenario - I’m trying to decide if a particular solution makes sense for my company / organization. In Know Where You Can Find Anything , I showed some problems were being specifically designed to be hard to find via search.

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Lean or Agility?

Dave Snowden

I gave a keynote address at LSSC11 this morning looking at the application of complexity theory to software design. I really started in system design, building decision support systems and I really enjoyed the learning I gained form conversations here and on line in the build up. We also run in house training and awareness programmes in the new approaches that are direclty linked to software design. There are also case studies here and here.

July bonanza at Working Smarter Daily

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 patterns, social psychology, value network analysis, anthropology, complexity theory, and more. Working Smarter Daily embraces the spirit of agile software, action learning, social networks, and parallel developments in many disciplines.

Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

Of course, there’s a lot of great information out there on this via eLearning Learning under terms like Discussion Forum , Collaboration in Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Adoption , Benefits of Discussion Forums , Discussion Forum Case Studies. I also checked out Nancy White’s Communities and Networks site under Discussion Forums , Case Studies of Discussion Forums , and Community Building and Discussion Forums.

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Martijn Linssen

I stumbled across an interesting perspective this morning – one that argues perhaps we are “over thinking” the notion of a social enterprise. “How different I wondered was the social capital I build up when I share a Word problem work-around on the company social network from when I lend my neighbor the proverbial cup of sugar. ” The author goes on to posit that our social capital management is probabl y the same offline as offline.

Social Media and Learning: Implications

Harold Jarche

Jason Willensky – “Will we be forced to chase hot tools and social platforms to stay competitive… is this an ever-expanding universe of tech goodies? Workshop Design : Virginia Yonkers – “The design of the course itself and even the question of how to measure the learning has posed a number of questions that I did not have coming in to the course (questions are good).

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Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Martijn Linssen

I stumbled across an interesting perspective this morning – one that argues perhaps we are “over thinking” the notion of a social enterprise. “How different I wondered was the social capital I build up when I share a Word problem work-around on the company social network from when I lend my neighbor the proverbial cup of sugar. ” The author goes on to posit that our social capital management is probabl y the same offline as offline.

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Martijn Linssen

I stumbled across an interesting perspective this morning – one that argues perhaps we are “over thinking” the notion of a social enterprise. “How different I wondered was the social capital I build up when I share a Word problem work-around on the company social network from when I lend my neighbor the proverbial cup of sugar. ” The author goes on to posit that our social capital management is probabl y the same offline as offline.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

A social media consumer, HBS professor, MIT research scientist, and author, McAfee focuses on how emergent social software platforms are benefiting enterprises, and how smart organizations and their leaders are making effective use of them to share knowledge, inspire innovation, and enable decision making. Hear how microblogging is > being used in the enterprise and about other social media tools to connect people, enhance knowledge sharing, and enable collaboration.

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50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

Learning is social. Effective managers encourage their team members to buddy up on projects, to shadow others and to participate in professional social networks. Companies need to take advantage of the social nature of learning. A Community of Practice (CoP) is a social network of people who identify with one another professionally (e.g. designers of logic chips) or have mutual interests (e.g. 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.

Notes from 2005

Harold Jarche

This is a continuation of my notes from 2004 … I see that 2005 was the year I started digging deeper into PKM/Networked Learning. One challenge in this business of designing systems is to constantly question our models and assumptions – a very McLuhanesque perspective: “The specialist is one who never makes small mistakes while moving toward the grand fallacy.&#.

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A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

I referenced Cognitive Edge's background in weak signal detection (that grain of sand) in counter terrorism, the philosophy of cognitive complexity, taking a natural science approach to social systems and our development of SenseMaker® (described by one Home Office anthropologist as the first example of a system for distributed ethnography). Here apprentice models, social networks are more effective at diffusion and development of ideas.

Desire2Learn Mobile FLV - eLearning from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Electronic Papyrus , May 3, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals. May 7, 2009 Learning as a Network , May 7, 2009 Is there no room for Informal Learning? , Here what eLearning Learning thinks is the most interesting stuff from last week. Actually, it's what all of you seemed to think was the most interesting stuff from last week.

… was so skinny and thin

Dave Snowden

I summarised a method, social network stimulation, which can be used to increase the levels of interaction between technical staff and users, and between unarticulated/unknown needs and capabilities. That method works because it has been designed to follow three basic heuristics of working with complexity: Finely grained objects : multiple small teams tacking different aspects of the problem in parallel at a very tangible level.

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

Luis Suarez

So I thought that perhaps for the potential last blog post from yours truly for a short while over here, while I get to enjoy plenty of offline social networking, it would be a good thing to share some insights around the agendas of both Lotusphere and IBM Connect that will be kicking off officially tomorrow morning and that, by the looks of it, this year they are much more social than ever before! IBM Innovation Social Enterprise Travelling

Seminar on MOOCs, Lyon, France, Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Result: Open Social Web Apps Case Study - principle innovation of xMOOCs - studented content in 15-minute chunks - cMOOCs and xMOOCs in social media - two student spresenting to each other - group projects - peer evaluation Context Go-Lab - Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School - mass access to: - scientific data - virtual experiences & simulations - actual scientific labs and instruments - as a means of access applications - eg.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? George Siemens , educational technologist and researcher at Athabasca University, has succinctly explained the importance of social learning in the context of today’s workplace: There is a growing demand for the ability to connect to others. It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social. Analyzing social learning.

References on Lurking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Personally, I’m of the school of thought that lurking is a form of legitimate peripheral participation , that in most cases, if everyone actively participated we’d be overwhelmed, that we often and appropriately lurk offline and that lurking is not always “take and no give,&# that people do in fact take what they learn one place and often use it and contribute elsewhere. We spoke briefly about Networks of Practice before I had to leave at the end of the morning session.

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MOOCs for Development - Day 2

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

resources) disparity worldwide - OECD countries universalized higher ed, but developing countries still in an elite system - social demand far outstrips brick-and-mortar solutions - can MOOCs address this? 34% are social learners - contributing to discussions - we can understand the learning design (eg., The Challenge of MOOCs Panel Stephen Downes Please see my presentation and audio here: [link] N.V.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Learning is social. Today’s teenager] “wants to socialize instead of communicate,” Tammy Savage, group manager of Microsoft’s NetGen division, said in a recent interview. When I studied physics in college, we never talked about nanoseconds. Think of a domain, say, chip designers.

MOOCs and the OPAL Quality Clearinghouse

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Participants in MOOCs are encouraged to use their own platform (blog, photo account, social network site) to create and/or share resources. The design is such that quality materials will be discovered and highlighted by course participants. Accordingly, what we observe in a MOOC is that participants will cluster around different types of materials or media - for example, they may cluster around a discussion board, social network site, or virtual world.

eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Blogger in Middle-earth , May 26, 2009 Tips for Working with SMEs - Bozarthzone , May 21, 2009 Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies - Electronic Papyrus , May 11, 2009 Aligning Learning Theory with Instructional Design - The E-Learning Curve , May 21, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0