Social learning is for human work

Harold Jarche

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

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

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.

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”.

United by networked and social learning

Harold Jarche

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 doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO

Jane Hart

Yesterday, in my first posting on this topic, I showed how “social learning” is not just about a new training trend or about adding social media into the “blend&# or acquiring the latest Social Learning Management System, but a fundamental change in how we need to view workplace learning.

A framework for social learning in the enterprise

Harold Jarche

A framework for social learning in the enterprise. The social learning revolution has only just begun. Social learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social.

What’s the future for traditional training departments?

Xyleme

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

Harold Jarche

Oscar Berg has further developed his digital collaboration canvas that describes nine capabilities required for collaborative knowledge work. Collaboration is working together for a common objective, while cooperation is openly sharing, without any quid pro quo.

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7 essential facets for enterprise knowledge sharing

Harold Jarche

Most large organizations today have some suite of social tools to share information and knowledge. Based on work with several clients over the past few years, I have identified seven essential facets for enterprise social networks. This is how social networks operate.

Modelling, not shaping

Harold Jarche

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.

Informal learning is a business imperative

Harold Jarche

These characteristics of jobs and work environments call for different approaches to training and development.” [see I connected this to the whole notion of simpler work getting automated and outsourced usingTom’s framework. complexity Informal Learning Work

Why PKM?

Harold Jarche

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?

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You are not the only bee in the hive

Harold Jarche

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.

strategic transformation of workplace learning

Harold Jarche

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.

the future of human work

Harold Jarche

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.

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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. Working smarter is the key to sustainability and continuous improvement. It’s an organization’s learning ecosystem.

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Being social for learning and performance

Harold Jarche

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.

2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

To create this list, I’m using eLearning Learning as described in Using Special Parameters to Create Year End Post for details on how I’ve come up with this list. Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank eLearning Portal Integration Data Driven Notable Topics for 2009 Work Skills and Knowledge Work Work Skills Keeping Up? Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

The connected leader

Harold Jarche

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.

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To learn, we must do

Harold Jarche

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.

Work is already a game

Harold Jarche

I came across a statement saying how it would be a good thing to ‘ gamify social learning ‘, or words to that effect. It could mean that people can be more engaged while playing games and therefore could learn while playing. The latter does not help learning.

Leadership for the Network Era

Harold Jarche

Influence is necessary for social density and connection. More effective leaders influence people through their social leadership abilities. Like the TIMN model, social and networked leadership can build on each other. Leadership training usually does not work.

Industrial disease

Harold Jarche

In most cases our current models for managing people and supporting their knowledge-sharing are ineffective. Knowledge workers today need to connect with others to co-solve problems but the best tools to do this are often outside the enterprise.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

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.

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009. And every year I use this as a Big Question – see: Learning 2010. Twitter is Much Better than I Thought for Learning I used to say during presentations that I wasn’t quite sure about twitter as a learning tool.

Connected leadership is not the status quo

Harold Jarche

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. This is succinctly explained in the definition of wirearchy : a dynamic two-way flow of power and authority, based on knowledge, trust, credibility and a focus on results, enabled by interconnected people and technology”. Cooperation makes for more resilient knowledge networks.

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

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.

change the system, not the leader

Harold Jarche

We need organizations and structures that let all people cooperate and collaborate to get work done. Strong networks, combined with temporary and negotiated hierarchies to get work done, become the simple building blocks for an organization in a state of perpetual beta.

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Leadership by Example

Harold Jarche

Leadership training usually does not work. 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.

Trends in Learning

Tony Karrer

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,

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Re-wiring for the Complex Workplace

Harold Jarche

Note: The following article appears in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills – May 2014. Inside Learning Technologies & Skills – May 2014. In most cases our current models for managing people and supporting their knowledge-sharing are ineffective.

PKM: The Book

Harold Jarche

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.

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Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals

Clark Quinn

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.

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

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.

Fluctuating support networks

Harold Jarche

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. As an informal response to the formal organization, fluctuating support networks deviate from the conventions of the formal organization and provide network members with a venue for fulfilling unmet social and psychological work-related needs.

Build trust, embrace networks, manage complexity

Harold Jarche

A new model for work is required. They work well when information flows mostly in one direction: down. In matrix management people have more than one reporting line and often work across business units. The team, as a work vehicle, is outdated. Knowledge-sharing.

Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote

Luis Suarez

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.

Working Socially

Harold Jarche

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.

Simulations Games Social and Trends

Tony Karrer

I received some interesting questions (and you know I love questions) from someone doing eLearning industry market research around trends in simulations, games, social learning. This is a case where I look back at what I’ve written: Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning Shift in Blended Learning - Example of Melding of Training and Support and now I find that I probably should back step a little. See also When Do Learning Games Make Business Sense?

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Hot List

Tony Karrer

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.

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Ten reasons

Harold Jarche

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.

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Performance Support in 2015

Tony Karrer

The Big Question for May is Learning Technology 2015 – it asks what we expect workplace learning technologies to look like in 2015. We are already seeing this in terms of lots of startups aimed at particular elements of knowledge work. tools designed to support learning? Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

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. During the year, I’ve had fantastic conversations through LearnTrends around SharePoint , Examples and Tour of Different Kinds of eLearning , Social Learning , and the Business of Learning. Learning Event?