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. … Informal learning and social learning are no doubt stealing the tarts. This takes more than access to social networking tools, blogs, and wikis.

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

On a rather regular basis one keeps bumping into not only some rather interesting and engaging dialogue amongst your social network(s), but also precious little gems that are worth while sharing across beyond G+. Collaboration Communities Enterprise2.0

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. 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. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

Wiki 161

Wiki Owner

Tony Karrer

Stewart Mader points us to Sarah Denman's look at the four groups most likely to be involved in a wiki or other enterprise 2.0 The list is: IT HR - and no it doesn't include learning or training - it's more the compliance side of HR. Business Executives Obviously, I'm posting because most people reading this will say that learning or training is missing from this list. Choose all that apply Technologies Used Percent % Corporate Collaboration Portal (eg.

Wiki 100

Learning With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Now is the time for learning professionals to embrace social learning as an emerging and engaging way to enhance an organization’s learning strategy. Budget cuts, staff reductions, travel embargos, and facility consolidation have left many chief learning officers and learning professionals clamoring for the emergency brake. Add to this the rising inferno (and demand) of social media, informal learning, and anything to do with a 2.0

Social Learning – Highlights

Harold Jarche

We released our first white paper, on Social Learning , at the Collaborative Enterprise last week. For me, the essence of social learning is that as our work becomes more complex, we need faster feedback loops to stay on top of it. Courses, with their long development cycle, are inadequate to meet the learning and performance needs of those dealing with complexity. Constantly evolving with technology, this way of learning is naturally “nimble”.

Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

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. Social learning is disruptive and training organizations need to evolve or die, there is no disputing this.

Making collaborative work work

Harold Jarche

Tweet Everyone talks about collaboration in the workplace today but what does it really mean? Every snake oil salesman is selling social something: enterprise social; social learning; social CRM; etc.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 Ive recently been more interested in measures around social learning. And, I just saw a post Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning that discusses how we could go about measuring social learning. Learning needs - differences between the learning needs or demand between “formal” and “sociallearning (are some skills best learnt formally?),

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? Use wikis for all documentation.

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.

How To 204

Google Wave – Social Learning – Business – eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 12, 2009 to June 19, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Business Casual , June 14, 2009 Brain rule #12 - Clive on Learning , June 12, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

List 106

Lurking is Learning (Part 1 of 2)

Dan Pontefract

To those that have questioned whether all online participants must actively contribute to a blog, wiki, etc. in order to actually learn, I say bunkum. Learning is a process. Learning is different to all of us. In her 2009 paper entitled Review of Learning 2.0

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

Dan Pontefract

Last week, Dave Wilkins of Learn.com wrote a piece entitled “ A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of social learning) ”. My in-person and virtual interactions with him have been nothing less than stimulating, social and cerebral. Why Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

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. BLOGGING & WIKI TOOLS. Wiki. NETWORKING & COLLABORATION PLATFORMS. Public social networks.

Tools 269

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Learning Ecosystem, Learning Ecology, and Learnscape mean the same thing as Workscape. I don’t use the word learn with executives, who inevitably think back to the awfulness of school and close their ears. Many old hands will not tolerate them nor learn from them if they do.

FAQ 181

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?

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

Jane Hart

1 – Informal Learning. Informal Learning continued to be a dominant theme through June. How about ensuring the availability of tools like blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, discussion forums, media file creating/sharing, and profiles, and helping communities learn to use them?

Yammer 218

Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Dan Pontefract

Secondly, I’m using this analysis as a basis to personally reflect on the importance of such tools being made available inside an organization to facilitate a ‘culture of collaboration’ First, to the data.

Micro-Blogging is Good for Leadership, Good for Your Culture

Dan Pontefract

Incidentally, the stand-alone options mentioned above have been, or are trying to integrate into the larger collaboration platforms. Occasionally, they chime in on discussions in town halls, or potentially through ratings and discussions on the company intranet or wiki.

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Your company will install an in-house social network. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. You’re Chief Learning Officer.

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

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.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

Wiki pages created – 2455. We already were a somewhat social savvy organization, so the participation rate thus far isn’t surprising … although I still believe it could be much better. Wikis. Learning Module Integration.

Review 226

Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into.

Xyleme

Home > Learning Content Management , Social Learning > Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into Formal Learning Four Ways User-Generated Content (UGC) Can Make its Way into Formal Learning January 20th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment This past week, I’ve been reading and referring to Jane Hart’s article The State of Social Learning Today and some Thoughts for the Future of L&D in 2010 quite a bit.

The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0

Dan Pontefract

The traditional ‘learning’ folks are trying to sort out how to revolutionize the industry by augmenting their formal learning strategies to incorporate social media, social learning, social networking and the like. collaboration technologies and platforms.

SharePoint 2010: The New Employee Gateway?

Dan Pontefract

It could be that the social computing and learning capabilities outshine the other functions of the platform itself. There are three reasons in particular found below, and one bonus reason at the conclusion of this rather long posting: 1) Learning Management System Federation.

The Standalone LMS is Dead

Dan Pontefract

Those organizations (and frankly public learning institutions) that are clinging to their standalone learning management systems as a way in which to serve up formal ILT course schedules and eLearning are absolutely missing the big picture. This is the nuclear fault of the LMS itself and of anitquated thinking from our learning leaders; it encourages standalone learning by driving people to register for an event … be it an ILT class or an eLearning module.

Module 168

Online Communities Mini-Conferences

Nancy White

Passing this along from Leigh Blackall…This is a terrific set of “mini-events&# around a variety of online community and collaboration topics. Keep an eye on the conference wiki for up to the minute details. 2-9Nov Managing Multimembership in Social Networks. Wikis).

Leave Learning to Employees, sort of

Jay Cross

Leave Learning to Employees. This article describes the CLO of Kaplan as he adapts to a world where employees can route around learning to find their own content. Better that CLOs focus on creating ecosystems that support learning, knowledge-sharing, and social interaction.

Wiki 200

Waxing Lyrical On Leadership, Engagement, Purpose & Innovation

Dan Pontefract

What would be your position on the transformation required in workplace learning in today’s organizations? There can still exist a hierarchy in the organization, but it must act in more open, collaborative and trusting manners with the employees of the organization it serves.

Using social media for onboarding

Harold Jarche

Connecting to an internal social network to connect online & ask questions. Embedding collaboration from the start by co-developing an individualized new hire program. Connect with Social Media (less hierarchical than other forms of communication). Informal Learning Work

FAQ 284

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Another important learning tool that some may not be familiar with is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Learning Interventions. . .

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. Tweet.

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. People often need to work collaboratively. Google is the most popular web search engine, and frequently described as the only e-learning tool you’ll ever need.

Tools 258

LMS vs. LCMS

Xyleme

While sometimes thought to be interchangeable terms, LMS (Learning Management System) and LCMS (Learning Content Management System) platforms share a few functionalities, but couldn’t be more different. Assigned learning. Individualized learning plan. Learning paths.

Summarizing Learn for Yourself

Jay Cross

I just copied a rough draft of my new book, Learn For Yourself , into a free summarizer. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms. Brain Science Learn For Yourself

FAQ 155

The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement

Unmanagement

Next → The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station. In other words, learning needs to go Agile. Agile Development is an approach where vendors deliver very fast, iterative product development through close collaboration with its user base (i.e. Social is not a feature.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Strategy" Fails One of the better, cheap support mechanisms for self-directed learning are web 2.0

Working Smarter eFieldbook $12

Jay Cross

In this 2011 edition, we added a more lucid description of workscapes, streamlined the social learning chapter, updated the cheat sheets, and included a glossary. Knowledge work and learning to work smarter are becoming indistinguishable. The Learning Lifecycle 44.

eBook 177

Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

Jay Cross

How to use Twitter for Social Learning - Social Media for Working & Learning , March 20, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - Tony Karrer , March 24, 2010. Social Media for Working & Learning , May 4, 2010.

Friday’s Finds #30

Harold Jarche

What I learned this past week on Twitter: Dale Arseneault : 8 things you need to know about collaboration. [I I like #3 - Collaboration is a human process – throwing technology at people won’t magically/automatically create collaboration]. Social Learning : situation beats instruction. Modeling the behavior of others plays an important role in the worldview of social learning theorists.