Social learning is for human work
JUNE 23, 2013
This past week I came across the theme of the changing nature of work several times. As computers transcend many human capabilities and work is dehumanized , we must focus on the skills and abilities where humans excel beyond any imaginable machine capability. SocialLearning Work
United by networked and social learning
APRIL 18, 2011
Tweet In technologies for collaboration and cooperation I looked at how the differences between structured/informal and goal/opportunity oriented activities influence the design of the work/learning environment. Work Teams need to get things done. SocialLearning Work
Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise
APRIL 20, 2011
Tweet The social learning revolution has only just begun. Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Social.
Leadership for the Network Era
DECEMBER 29, 2014
The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how society grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets. The network era began with the advent of electric communications, though it is by no means completely established.
Social Learning – Highlights
OCTOBER 26, 2009
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”.
What’s the future for traditional training departments?
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
As social learning grows does the requirement for traditional training departments shrink? based eLearning development firm Epic asks this very question in its fourth E-learning Debate – and this Epic debate is being hosted only online. The motion presented for discussion: This house believes that as social learning grows, so the requirement for traditional training departments shrinks. Clive argues that social learning that employs Web 2.0
digital transformation skills
APRIL 29, 2015
Oscar Berg has further developed his digital collaboration canvas that describes nine capabilities required for collaborative knowledge work. The foundation for these skills is a democratic organization based on loose hierarchies and strong networks.
strategic transformation of workplace learning
MARCH 7, 2016
Is your learning and development team able to transform so it can support complex work, help people be more creative, and adapt to the changing nature of the digital workplace? Strategic transformation is more than changing what you work on. Moving to Social.
APRIL 27, 2014
Here is a short video introduction on why personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) is becoming a required skill and mindset for professionals today. We continue to see that labour has diminishing value as routine work keeps getting automated. Your Work?
The connected leader
FEBRUARY 12, 2013
They made an effort to share their knowledge and expertise more widely. . Leadership, like culture, is an emergent property of people working together. For example, trust only emerges if knowledge is shared and diverse points of view are accepted.
You are not the only bee in the hive
JANUARY 14, 2013
Joachim Stroh adds some perspective to my post on tools and competencies for the social enterprise : “It’s about you, but you’re not the only bee in the hive; the further you expand the more you grow.” It is social and it is complex.
the future of human work
MARCH 14, 2016
Just as few people do work that requires pure physical labour today, soon few of us will do routine, procedural, standardized knowledge work. Could teaching be trumped by a learning machine? They learn what works, what doesn’t and deliver ever better performance.
mastery and models
MARCH 1, 2017
Personal Knowledge Mastery. The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Team Learning. Personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) is a framework I have developed over the past 12 years. The organization can help this knowledge to flow.
Modelling, not shaping
JANUARY 19, 2012
Tweet In social networks we can learn from each other; modelling behaviours, telling stories, and sharing what we know. The theory has often been called a bridge between behaviorist and cognitive learning theories because it encompasses attention, memory, and motivation.
JANUARY 1, 2014
Why should I, as an OD/HR/L&D professional, concerned with the human aspects of organizations, have to understand social media and enterprise social networks? With ubiquitous connectivity, more of our work is at a distance, either in space or time. Social means human.
Connected leadership is not the status quo
NOVEMBER 14, 2013
As organizations, markets, and society become networked, complexity in all human endeavors increases. Connected organizations must learn how to deal with ambiguity and complexity. The connected workplace is all about understanding networks, modelling networked learning, and strengthening networks. In networks, anyone can show leadership, not just those appointed by management. Connected organizations need to learn as fast as their environments.
MARCH 2, 2014
Almost every person is connected to worldwide communication networks. In most cases our current models for managing people and supporting their knowledge-sharing are ineffective. For instance, social media can enable the development of emergent practices through ongoing conversations.
Fluctuating support networks
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
Judith passed on a couple of papers which I found most interesting, as she has looked deeply into the theory behind the need for what I would describe as social learning networks. Judith uses the term, “fluctuating support networks. Adopting the basic social process of rehumanizing as a conceptual framework may assist managers and human resource professionals in developing organizational strategies that support a broader humanistic paradigm.
To learn, we must do
APRIL 23, 2012
In 2007 I started blogging with the intention of learning and trying to determine if blogging and other online tools could be useful for my organization. I quickly learned the value of open sharing which led me to Creative Commons, open source, open education, and open science.
PKM: The Book
JUNE 20, 2012
I have been writing about personal knowledge management on this blog since 2004. The more and better we share our knowledge, the more resilient become our networks. PKM is every person’s part of the new social contract in the network era, in my opinion.
Leadership by Example
SEPTEMBER 5, 2013
Leadership training usually does not work. ” Brenda McGowan, in Network World. The next day he learns to pull the whole sock on, then the other sock. ” Shaping can work when the task to be done is straight-forward, time is of the essence, and the learner is ready.
Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace
MAY 8, 2014
Note: The following article appears in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills – May 2014. Inside Learning Technologies & Skills – May 2014. Almost every person is connected to worldwide communication networks. The first step is get everyone working out loud.
Enabling Innovation – Book
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Tweet I had the pleasure of writing an article for the book, Enabling Innovation: Innovative Capability – German and International Views as a follow-up to some work I did with the EU’s International Monitoring Organisation. Tacit knowledge flows in networks through social learning.
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession
DECEMBER 20, 2013
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.
Working Smarter eFieldbook $12
JUNE 28, 2011
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. Working smarter is the key to sustainability and continuous improvement. It’s an organization’s learning ecosystem.
NOVEMBER 21, 2010
Tweet People are now the engine of change and the fuel is communications, says Jay Deragon in Systemic Impact of Social Technology. These were professional associations, networks of researchers and administrators, and others. Communication in a network is not the same as what we may have considered as traditional business communications. What may be considered a knowledge problem is really a transparency one.
Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote
JUNE 19, 2011
But, for now, I thought I would go ahead and leave you folks with that other article from the series of the Social Business Forum event that took place in Milan a few days ago, and which I was due one last update. Once again, I am on the road on to another business trip.
Being social for learning and performance
OCTOBER 10, 2010
Tweet Social learning has been a theme here for some time [my first post on the subject in 2005: from e-learning to s-learning ]. Recent research by CMU, MIT & Union College shows that being social is also a key to group performance: That collective intelligence, the researchers believe, stems from how well the group works together. For instance, groups whose members had higher levels of “social sensitivity were more collectively intelligent.
Organizations and Complexity
OCTOBER 20, 2010
From the evolving social organization we developed this table to show the differences between three archetypal organizations. Knowledge-Based View. Learning Organization. Value Networks. Knowledge Acquisition. Social. Knowledge Capitalization. Patti Anklam , in discussing value networks and complexity states: Understanding of complexity provides a practical guide to managing context. VALUE NETWORKS. SOCIAL.
Quotes from 2010
DECEMBER 27, 2010
bduperrin “The more social you are you [the] more opportunities you get, the more busy you are, the less social you become.”. jonhusband “Unfortunately, HR is the home base for the management practices based on old mental models about work & motivation. not synched with networked work”. faboolous “Knowledge work thus requires that each party offer something with no guarantee that they will get anything specific in return”. Social capital” too.
Trends in Learning
AUGUST 31, 2009
Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. And the risk is pretty severe as described in the Business of Learning. Training Method Trends suggests that social learning tools are beginning to take off. vs. Learning 2.0,
Learned about Learning in 2009
DECEMBER 14, 2009
It’s always fun at the end of the year to go back and take a look at what you’ve been working on, what you’ve learned during the year. In June 2008, Work Literacy Launched. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. Online Sessions / Conferences / Discussions => Now Visible Networking I’ve seen during 2009 a real growth in the ability to spark up interesting discussions as online sessions. are all forms of visible networking.
JANUARY 13, 2009
There are some very cool new features especially our hot list feature coming out soon on the eLearning Learning Content Community. The site is beginning to take into account social signals. In other words, we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network on the eLearning Learning searches that land on us and that occur on the site, and various other kinds of behaviors. Keywords are based on occurrences this week in addition to other social signals.
The Evolving Social Organization
AUGUST 25, 2010
Innovation abounds in the early stages and knowledge capitalization is aided by a common vision of the business. Current management wisdom – based on Robin Dunbar’s research ; the size of military units through history; and the work of management experts such as Tom Peters – considers the ideal size of an organization to be around 150 people. However, knowledge, and the acquisition of new knowledge, are still key factors for innovation and effectiveness.
AUGUST 5, 2010
Jane Hart posted a tongue-in-cheek video on 10 reasons to ban social media with the caveat, “Be careful who you show this video to – they might actually believe it . “What sort of learning process takes place in the minds of learners when using Twitter? It may seem ludicrous to suggest it but how do we link social learning with the bottom line? Here is just a sampling of what’s already been discussed, much of it via social media.
DECEMBER 3, 2008
for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0
JULY 20, 2009
this would be down notable dropping topics: games, simulations, knowledge, interactive and blended Karyn Romeis commented: Hmm. And now, because of eLearning Learning , I have a much better way to track these things over a much more interesting content sets. For example, we see terms now at the top like Learning Management System , AICC , SCORM. This works across any subset of the content including sources, keywords and arbitrary searches.
MARCH 29, 2009
Just got through reading - Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - by Saul Carliner, who is a person I know, like and respect. His article included citations with links, but included no links to the Learning Circuits Blog , nor to the post Workplace Learning in 10 Years that he discusses, nor to any of the individual responses several by well known and respect people from the industry. Tony Karrer Formal learning will still be going strong but somewhat de-emphasised.
Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals
SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
Work Literacy and the eLearning Guild are partnering to provide you with a great (and free) opportunity to get up to speed on Web 2.0 tools and their implications for learning professionals. This 6-week, highly active, social learning event will introduce you to new methods and tools. This is your opportunity to ramp up your understanding of Learning 2.0 tools and discuss their implications for learning. Learn at your own pace.
Reflecting on the first half of 2009
JULY 4, 2009
MacWorld : learning infrastructure and social network infrastructure are converging. I was coincidentally walking by a presentation by Clive Shepherd on the exhibits floor at Learning Technologies in London when he happened to flip my photo and a quote on the screen. Donald Clark, Charles Jennings, and I gave the closing keynote, Learning for Tomorrow, What a Difference a Decade Makes ( pdf , mp3 , mp4 ). Change is continuous, so learning must be continuous.??To