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

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

The encouraging sign, however, is that this sentiment is up from the 2009 data point of 10%. Increasing social status of employees in business related matters. Weak chance of disrupting already established workflows.

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Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

The encouraging sign, however, is that this sentiment is up from the 2009 data point of 10%. Increasing social status of employees in business related matters. Weak chance of disrupting already established workflows.

Re-thinking Workplace Learning: extracting rather than adding

Charles Jennings

One clear finding presented was that: “t hose activities that are integrated into manager and employee workflow have the largest impact on employee performance, while those that are distinct events separate from the day-to-day job have less impact.”



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.

What is innovation?

Harold Jarche

The Learning Link. Innovation is dependent on learning in networks. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. Through social learning we can co-develop emergent practices. Innovation is inextricably linked to both networks and learning.

2012: That was the year that was

Jane Hart

1 - The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed. On 1 October 2012 I revealed the results of the 6th Annual Survey of Tools for Learning – the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 – and provided a brief analysis of the results.

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70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Charles Jennings

Tom is a rocket scientist and helps other helps rocket scientists learn their stuff. Recently Tom wrote a series of blogs titled ‘ Ten Things I Believe About Workplace Learning ’. People aren’t hired to learn, they’re hired to increase productivity or capability.

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training > performance > social

Harold Jarche

In my last TGIM post I went through my social bookmarks on PKM. This post looks at resources related to my training-performance-social workshop. The Five Failures of Workplace Learning Professionals. We don’t fully leverage on-the-job learning. ” Social Learning.

What Does the Training Department Do When Training Doesn’t Work?

Charles Jennings

Data provided by the US membership organisation Training Industry suggests annual growth around 6% per year since 2009. Training as a panacea Most learning and training professionals now understand that training is not a universal panacea. Learning in the workflow is the way forward.

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

Learning can only be managed by the individual in whose head the learning is occurring. But they can’t manage the learning process for you. One of which is “if learning is managed by the learner, what will the technologies that support her look like in the next 3, 5, 10 years?”

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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.

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Quiz: Have you got the New Workplace Learning mindset?

Jane Hart

Following my recent posting, Social learning is not a new training trend , I’ve had a few comments from readers that suggest they were not able to see the difference between the two workplace learning approaches I described – in particular the difference in the “mindset” involved. 1) Do you think that formal learning (ie training, workshops, courses, e-learning) is the only appropriate way that people should learn to do their jobs?

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


Accessing mission critical information, including eLearning and other online learning resources, with an employee’s own device whenever and wherever they may be reduces a barrier that limits adoption and engagement. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data.

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

Charles Jennings

I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. We shouldn’t confuse what L&D/Training departments spend a lot of their time on with real learning.

The Uber-Tool

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Notes from today's discussion in PLENK2010 - problem of multiple tools - individually they're very simple, - but together they are daunting - similarity of function - aggregating functionality - similar interface - eg Athabasca Landing - that end-to-end functionality - workflow - role of Education? - personal autonomy - distributed knowledge - social learning It's the instantiation that confuses us, not the core idea - eg.,

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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&#. Does it enhance serendipitous learning? The options then become: Open the LMS so it can be used in the daily workflow. Migrate learning to a collaboration platform and minimize use of the LMS. This makes the work transparent and encourages learning. Tags: InternetTime Learning Technology

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Learning Analytics 6. It may or may not involve learning.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

2b2k][everythingismisc]“Big data for books”: Harvard puts metadata for 12M library items into the public domain. Using social media for onboarding. Flipping Corporate Learning . Flipping learning is big in education. It will be big in corporate learning.

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