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Identifying a collaboration platform

Harold Jarche

It may be that you want to retain it in some cut-down form, or it may be that it is providing no real value at all, and it is a barrier to “learning&#. Step Two, or a concurrent step, would be to look at how to enhance collaboration. First of all, collaborative work tools must be simple to be effective. A collaboration platform that is over-engineered would be counterproductive. Does it enhance serendipitous learning?

Introducing Share&Learn

Jane Hart

Tweet I recently launched Share&Learn – a new collaboration platform where members can share links, resources, ideas, experiences, tips, etc about the use of learning and performance trends, technologies and tools, in order to learn from one another – both informally and formally. What makes Share&Learn different? How would the Share&Learn platform work in a business? This way formal learning takes place in the workflow.

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From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. We also know that this informal, social learning accounts for 80% or more of how people learn in the workplace, so it is not something to be dismissed as irrelevant or trivial. Social learning

Vendor-neutral

Harold Jarche

Last year I wrote , “Now social learning is being picked up by software vendors and marketers as the next solution-in-a-box, when it’s more of an approach and a cultural mind-set.&# In 2005, social learning online was a fringe activity that we had to test using open source platforms like Drupal. Now everything is “social&#. They understand that collaboration has to be embedded in the workflow.

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May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work , Tom Gram, Performance X Design, 4 May 2011. The case for online social networking in education , Jose Picardo, 14 May 2011. Without workflow, social business is doomed , Agency Collaboration, 26 May 2011. The Social Learning Community now has over 750 members (since it started in mid-March) and we have had some very valuable conversations about the use of social media for learning.

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The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

This is the 4th in a series of posts about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning. The three previous posts in this series were: The Smart Worker : learns continuously with social media. On the Social Web millions of people freely and willingly share resources they have created for others to use. 2 -Intelpedia – collaborative resource building. Tweet.

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

These are the words of Charles Dickens, 19th century English writer and social critic, writing in his epic novel set in England and France at the time leading up to the French Revolution. It really is the best of times and the worst of times for learning professionals. The findings make salutary reading for any CLO, learning leader or L&D professional. Stick with a one-eyed focus on designing and managing ‘learning’ and irrelevance and oblivion will surely follow.

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