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.

There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

Dan Pontefract

The headline from Harvard Business Review read, Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. “Organizational culture is assumed to be important to making sure that employees are happy and productivity is good. ” Is there no “company culture” present in Japan?

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5 Use Cases for a Corporate YouTube in Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Previously I’ve discussed the benefits and uses of micro-blogging , badging and virtual worlds inside an organization. Once you have video sharing in place, what are some of the effective ways in which you can utilize it within your organization? 1) Social Learning.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

As a consequence and according to Gallup Management Journal , this disengaged and disconnected culture (in US-based organisations) is costing $300b per year in lost revenues alone. Moving Towards a Culture of Sharing. Exchanging Ideas; Improving Culture, Knowledge and Networks.

13 books on learning, people, organizations, corporate culture, and change

Jay Cross

This morning I conducted a webinar on Making Learning Stick. Funny, isn’t it, that we invest so much to help people learn and so little to help them remember? Lots of what we learn goes down the drain before becoming converted to action. Informal Learning by Jay Cross.

An 8 Year-Old Does Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

I’ ve got a story to share for any education institution at any level out there that believes learning isn’t part formal, informal and social. So far, if you’re keeping track, we have a formal learning asset (the book) being used in the learning cycle.

Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

This 8-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal and team learning in the workplace. It will also look at how you can help a manager to build a social team so that they can learn together effectively as they work. Part B: Team Learning.

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Exploring Social Learning and Smarter Working Webinar

Jane Hart

Free Webinar: Wednesday, March 30 at 6 PM (GMT) / 1 PM (EDT) / 10 AM (PDT) / Do you have burning questions about social learning, web 2.0 Want to find out how other organizations are grappling with the culture, politics and governance of implementing informal learning? and working smarter? The five members of Internet [.]. Webinar

Key social learning resources: part 3

Jane Hart

This is the third part of my four-part series curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. The first piece this week comes from Charles Jennings, who looks at why the real power of e-learning is social. In this post, built on a recent webinar he delivered, Charles first provides some history about e-learning and then goes on to identify the changes needed as we think about learning in the 21st century.

The Day SAP Ruined a Good Thing

Dan Pontefract

At the time, I was Senior Director of UBI – the University of Business Intelligence – at B usiness Objects, charged with leading a team of over 100 professionals in the learning and collaboration space. This culture resonated throughout the organization.

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Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

Dan Pontefract

The aforementioned line is recognized as the first known use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’ But today, in 2013, I want to discuss a new weapon — a weapon of class destruction — and that weapon is social. the physical place we go to learn.

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100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

A philomath is a lover of learning. Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning!

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

Your Workscape is everything in your organization except the training department. It’s relationships and culture and secret sauce. It’s the organization as organism. Learning Ecosystem, Learning Ecology, and Learnscape mean the same thing as Workscape.

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Isn’t this how organizational learning cultures progress?

Jay Cross

Jane Hart’s post yesterday on The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business got me thinking about the evolution of learning culture in organizations. The ultimate stage is the convergence of work and learning.

Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning

Dan Pontefract

I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. Here are the questions and my unedited responses: What does an organization without social learning look like? Social learning has always been a part of organizations.

Noticing; the first step to a learning organization

Harold Jarche

Those who design the tests are answerable to those who learn and those who teach. Those who teach are only responsible to those who learn and are subjected to tests. There is still a culture of dependence , stemming from early school years and copied by so many training and educational bodies: The fifth lesson I teach is intellectual dependency. Learning SocialLearning

Supporting self-managed team learning in the organisation

Jane Hart

This is a post in a series that I am writing about how the future role of L&D is moving from “packaging learning” to “scaffolding learning”. But what these both have in common is that they are still a “ managed learning ” process. Social learning

The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

Although many training teams added staff during the year, these additions were outpaced by faster growth in learning populations. This trend is one sign of the changing role of the L&D function, which no longer is “the place” for learning. Social learning

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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?

“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”

Jane Hart

“In today’s digital economy, you are only as good as your network … When work is learning, and learning is the work, organizations need to look at how good people are at actively engaging in learning networks. The people who are most committed to learning are likely to leave or disengage if learning opportunities are scarce or if their growth goes unrecognized. 20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning 20 April 2016.

The role of the Personal Learning Advisor: supporting everyday workplace learning

Jane Hart

This 4-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal learning in the workplace, as a Personal Learning Advisor. How to work with managers to develop a continuous learning mindset. It is a social experience hosted in a private Yammer group.

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.

Who should be your Chief Collaboration Officer?

Jane Hart

This is something close to my heart as I am in fact Senior Director of Collaboration in the Internet Time Alliance , and I have been working recently with a few organisations as they grapple with what it means to support a collaboration culture across the whole of their business.

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

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

In the Hierarchical organization, employees were the only people who received corporate training. It’s not that seasoned and elder employees weren’t learning; we all learn all the time. Rather, they weren’t learning as well as they might. Co-learning builds trust.

Chief Learning Officer Job Description: Change Needed

Dan Pontefract

and Learning 2.0 The use of emergent social software platforms as well as formal and informal competence exchange processes, between companies, partners and employees, to improve both productivity and business results. Social Learning. Flat-based culture innovation.

Dear Kirkpatrick’s: You Still Don’t Get It

Dan Pontefract

In the February edition of CLO Magazine , I had the opportunity to write an editorial entitled “Time’s Up – Learning Will Forever Be Part Formal, Part Informal and Part Social”. Make sure everyone involved knows the importance of applying what they learn when they are back on the job.

My Long Weekend Of Hope And Inspiration

Dan Pontefract

I have never been to the McDonald’s in Stittsville, Ontario, but Perry and Jo-Ann McKenna–the owners of the restaurant–ought to be proud of the type of culture they have created. Indeed, the day was another learning experience for me.

How to replace top-down training with collaborative learning (1)

Jay Cross

x what’s broken, let’s imagine what ideal corporate learning would look like if we could start over from scratch. Continuous learning is the only way they can keep up. Their work has become learning, and learning is the bulk of their work.

Why Don’t We Tip Flight Attendants?

Dan Pontefract

Airlines are notorious for two key facts: they’re bad at customer service and they have a tarnished and possibly unbreakable ‘culture of fiefdoms’ organizational structure to overcome. customer service innovation leadership organization

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Where Social Learning Thrives

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Growing a culture of service is more like planting a garden than building a shed. A social learning culture requires design, training, guidance, leadership, monitoring and celebrating successes, large and small. People need to know where the organization is headed and why it matters. Some will think it impossible for a whole culture to shift from fear-based fixes to joy-based learning, from coercion to inspiration. Tags: Informal Learning

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.

Why You Must Define the So-What of Learning

Dan Pontefract

Whether you work for a private family-owned business, a publicly traded corporation or in the kindergarten-to-higher-education continuum somewhere, you’re going to have to define learning – whether it’s for your employees, colleagues or students. So let’s examine the “so what” learning definition – meaning why learning is present in organizations. In my opinion, learning is part formal, informal and social. social learning Culture social

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

Dan Pontefract

Inside the organization, a dilemma now exists and is rapidly taking shape. Micro-blogging is starting to become a very effective way in which organizations can mitigate some of the aforementioned points. So what has this got to do with leadership and culture?

Where Does Leadership of Social Media Lie?

Dan Pontefract

You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: I was recently amused by a wonderful yet puzzling article in the December 2011 issue of MIS Quarterly Executive titled “ The Impact of Social Media on C-Level Roles.”. Social media is not the next flavor of the month.

Can Leaders Lead From the Side?

Dan Pontefract

Personally, I’d like to see far more senior executives and leaders gripping the social media (and by extension the social learning) 3-wood and driving participation balls as far as they can. That’s how fast news will spread that you’re now a “sideways social media leader.”.

Learning is the Work

Beth Kanter

If you are not already familiar with their work, you will learn a lot about online collaboration, knowledge management, informal learning, and networks by following them. Dave Gray : Dave Gray is a guru on the topics of design, innovation, culture and change. Organization.

Fish & Chips and Malt Vinegar (inseparable organizational pieces)

Dan Pontefract

to the fish, Organizational Evolution to the chips and for me, malt vinegar playing the part of formal, informal and social learning. aided and abetted by formal, informal and social learning constructs – malt vinegar). Truth be told, I love fish and chips.

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. Sadly, there are too many organizations like this out there. When you hear people say ‘we need Facebook for the organization’ … I don’t think that’s exactly what they mean.

Changing Cultures in Higher Education

Jay Cross

Last week I received a nice surprise in the mail, Changing Cultures in Higher Education (Ulf Daniel Ehlers and Dirk Schneckberg eds.) The message is cool: More and more educational scenarios and learning landscapes are developed using blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios.