Information foraging and social networks

George Siemens

One particularly valuable benefit of traditional design and teaching models is the creation of a central platform or cohesive view of knowledge in a particular domain. The information foraging model is one approach to consider – as detailed in this presentation: Information Foraging

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.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. Note you can learn more about the concept of ego-centric vs object-centric networks here ). It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

The role of informal social networks in building organizational creativity and innovation

Ross Dawson

For the last decade I have examined and applied social network analysis in and across organizations, for example in large professional firms , technology purchase decision-making , high-performance personal networks , and other applications. Social networks Uncategorized

The Business Value of Social Networks

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The January 30 issue of The Economist included a special report on social networking. Overall, the special report concludes: “that social networks are more robust than their critics think, though not every site will prosper, and that social-networking technologies are creating considerable benefits for the businesses that embrace them, whatever their size.” There is plenty of doubt about the benefits of online social networking in the office.

Learning through social networks

Harold Jarche

Training – an external intervention, designed only to address a lack of skills and/or knowledge. Education – a process with its main aims of socialization, a search for truth and/or the realisation of individual potential. Learning – an individual activity, though often within a social context, of making sense of our experiences. All value is created by teams and networks. Learning really spreads through social networks.

The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.

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Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. How do we do this in the social network environment?

Reflections from 2011 – Focused and Purposeful Social Networking

Luis Suarez

I mean, we have only been having social software tools for merely 15 years and we are already starting to hate them, as end-users? Yes, the main purpose, if you want to call it that way, for social software, still today: connecting people to people and connecting people to content.

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. I started from the informal picture, however, both to introduce the 2.0 That is, the first reason to use social networking around formal learning is to make it part of the repertoire of the community.

Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother?

Ross Dawson

Our findings highlight that people’s personalities can be predicted automatically and without involving human social-cognitive skills. The post Can Facebook-informed algorithms know you better than your mother? appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Network analysis provides a powerful means for leaders to understand and drive value through this seemingly invisible aspect of organzations.

Driving results through social networks

Jay Cross

Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizaiotns Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth by Rob Cross and Robert J. This sequel to Rob Cross’s The Hidden Power of Social Networks is chock full of practical advice on leveraging networks for innovation and increased performance. Network analysis provides a powerful means for leaders to understand and drive value through this seemingly invisible aspect of organzations.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Learning is social. Who’s in charge of informal learning?

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks

Harold Jarche

Grassroots Community Building through Social Networks is the topic that John Gunn ( Moncton ITA ) and I will be discussing at PodCamp Halifax on Sunday. I even wrote my thesis on Learning in the NB Information Technology Workplace in 1998.

Pulling informal learning

Harold Jarche

Informal learning is mostly Pull. Traditional courses can be designed or taken from a wide variety of sources, such as Udemy. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. Informal Learning

Designing Backward and Forward

Clark Quinn

So I began thinking about performance experience design as a way to keep us focused on designing solutions to performance needs in the organization. From there, we can design forward to create those resources, or make them accessible (e.g. design meta-learning

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How to support informal learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, He has challenged conventional wisdom about how adults learn since designing the first business degree program offered by the University of Phoenix three decades ago. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 Interview.

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

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 12

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You can access your account data by clicking on Myself -> Social Network -> Options, as follows: Figure 137 - Social Network Options Button This displays a screen with all your account information. In the body, we specify information about the assertion.

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Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 4

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the right hand pane, in the Users-Options tab, you can set the account values for all your social networks (Facebook is legacy - the code stills supports Facebook, but it has been more than two years since I used it, and things may have changed).

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Keys to innovation: Tapping communities of lead users

Ross Dawson

The rise of social media has made it far easier for the most discerning and sophisticated in their fields to discover like-minded people with whom they can share ideas and develop their expertise. Crowdsourcing design Future of business Innovation Social media Social networks

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

Nancy White

SCoPE: Seminars: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 How do you track and keep up with blog conversations? How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks? Many of us confess to fumbling along and we engage in multiple networks.

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. These five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus.

Formalized informal learning: a blend we don’t need

Harold Jarche

Telling people that we can “formalize informal learning&# is a not so subtle way of saying, “it’s OK, you don’t have to make any fundamental changes to the way you’ve been been doing training & development for the past half century&#.

Will the Respect Network enable us to take back control of our data and our lives?

Ross Dawson

Yesterday I attended the Sydney launch event of the Respect Network , an initiative designed to allow individuals to own and take control of their data. Take Back Control from Respect Network on Vimeo. The Respect Network seems to have a very solid foundation.

Informal learning from the horse’s mouth

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Every morning, my email is littered with very basic questions about informal learning. I’ve been ranting about informal and computer-supported learning in organizations for twelve years now. I’m the Johnny Appleseed of networked, social learning.

Launch of Creating the Future of PR – shaping an exceptional future for the industry

Ross Dawson

In my article Join Us in Creating the Future of PR I frame the context for the launch of the publication: The fundamental capabilities of PR professionals are more relevant than ever in our intensely networked world.

Bigger is Not Necessarily Better in Our Information-Rich Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, according to Maney, another mass-related concept became a hallmark of the second half of the 20th century, - the hotel chain. “Hotel chains grew out of a lack of information,” he explains. “In Not surprisingly, things are now changing in our information-rich digital economy.

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The Service Design Conference Speaker Preview: Dave Gray

Adaptive Path

Why do you think a conference about service design and experience is relevant now? Social networks and mobile devices are dramatically changing what customers expect. Register for The Service Experience Conference and get more information here.

Why your networks and collaboration are at the heart of the value you create

Ross Dawson

I was recently interviewed for an extended article Networked Business: The wealth in your connections written by Nick Saalfeld for the Microsoft Talking Business series. It’s a fallacy to think of networking as a sales tool.

My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture

Dan Pontefract

Brought to you by the makers of Grockit – an online social learning test prep service for items such as GMAT, SAT, ACT and GRE – Learnist is an attempt to crowd-source knowledge, information and content into a manner that is a cross between Web 2.0

[liveblog] Judith Donath on designing for sociality (“Social Machines”)

David Weinberger

Judith Donath is giving a book talk to launch The Social Machine. I read it this weekend and it is a rich work that explores the ways in which good design can improve our online sociality. Omitting key information. Judith begins by saying that the theme of the book is the importance of online social interaction and designing for it. Our interfaces may look sophisticated but they’re primitive when it comes to enabling social interaction.

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Tweet Kings & Pretty Things (aka Micro-Blogging Habits)

Dan Pontefract

How habit limits the predictive power of intention: The case of information systems continuance,” MIS Quarterly (31:4), 2007, 705-737. Journal of Computer Information Systems, Summer2011, Vol. Better access to information, learning, reputation and engagement are cited.

If I Were a Training Vendor …

Dan Pontefract

What used to take 5 days to teach … can it be done differently, incorporating formal, informal and social learning means? If so, and you are spending too much time/money on the design and development costs … maybe you should think about shifting some of your talent to informal or social learning delivery models versus spending so much time, effort and money on the ‘perfect course’ (we don’t care anymore if it’s perfect).

August Informal Learning Hot List

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning takes place in the context of work and life. Hence, the articles and posts from Informal Learning Flow aren’t confined to what you’ll find in training magazines and learning conferences. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. How I use social media - Full Circle , August 4, 2009. Five Challenges Social Media Will Bring to Business - HarvardBusiness.org , August 14, 2009. network (949).

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Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow. Next month, a new aggregator on Working Smarter from Internet Time Alliance , sponsored by Xyleme , will replace Informal Learning Flow. Points of control = Rents - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 29, 2010. Can experience be designed?” Thinking: Steve Jobs - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 25, 2010. The “Dunbar Science&# Behind Twitter & Social Leverage - Robert Paterson’s Weblog , November 6, 2010.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

Workshop on putting informal learning to work

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

I’d leading a half-day workshop on how to implement informal learning the day before Online Educa in Berlin. 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.

Workshop content: Creating results using social media – the HR perspective

Ross Dawson

I will be MC for the conference day, and will also run a half-day workshop on Creating Results Using Social Media on the following day. Workshop: Creating Results With Social Media in HR. This is the workshop description: CREATING RESULTS USING SOCIAL MEDIA.

New Technology Supporting Informal Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This work, in turn, is suggesting and supporting the model of learning described in the first section, that of a course network supporting and informing an ever-shifting set of course episodes. The intent of such systems is to to facilitate the conversation and interaction around episodic learning events in a distributed environment, transforming them from elements in a linear flow-based design to free-floating objects in an environment. Learning Networks in Practice.

Design, Innovation and Organizational Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I gave several seminars and held a number of meetings, but the main reason for my visit was to once more participate in a STIR lecture sponsored by Design London. Design London is an initiative launched about two years ago between Imperial College and the Royal College of Art. It aims to bring together the disciplines of design, engineering, technology and business to address jointly the challenges of innovation in an increasingly global, competitive economy.

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