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My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

In February I added links to over 100 resources in my 2012 Reading List , but these are my 10 favourite. If a department is not part of the networked workflow, or tries to block it, it is part of the problem.”

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions. I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki?

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What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?

Beth Kanter

Rob Stuart, who passed away recently and who was instrumental in the creation of the nonprofit technology movement always had a favorite question, “What tools are in your tool box?” Social media measurement tools give you data. Analytics Tools.

The Social Enterprise – Welcome to the Era of Intrapreneurship!

Luis Suarez

IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing Work Life Integration

How Narrating Your Work Helps You Become More Effective by Saving Precious Time

Luis Suarez

owork ) that have always been highlighted as perhaps some of the major key benefits from using social networking tools for business in a corporate environment. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

9 Ways To Increase Your Productivity While Working From Home

Luis Suarez

Specially, thanks, amongst several other reasons, to the flexibility and freedom of being in control of your own workflow. That seems to be the right measure for me as to how much time I spend using social software tools every day.

Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights

Luis Suarez

to become a bit more resourceful on how it can help businesses grow more effective at what they already do: delight their customers with an even more enhanced exceptional experience. . Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Enterprise

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

Social tools are changing not only the way that professionals are working and learning but also the way that organisations are transforming into social businesses. TOOLS & PLATFORMS. The C4LPT Directory lists over 2,000 tools for learning and performance: .

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Charles Jennings

If people learn as part of the workflow then this learning is more likely to impact performance in a positive way. By their very nature informal and social learning is embedded in the daily workflow. The majority of learning occurs naturally as part of the workflow.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

Classes, courses and curricula – structured learning events – don’t provide all the tools in the toolkit. By supporting learning within the workflow, and through and with others, the culture of learning will evolve – I’ve seen it happen Most people get it.

Managing Metadata with Resource Profiles

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract Existing learning object metadata describing learning resources postulates descriptions contained in a single document. This document, typically authored in IEEE-LOM, is intended to be descriptively complete, that is, it is intended to contain all relevant metadata related to the resource. Based on my 2003 paper, Resource Profiles1, an alternative approach is proposed. Resources and Resource Descriptions Educators employ a wide variety of resources.

What Are the Chances of Pragmatic Pathways for Social Business?

Luis Suarez

And while reading through a bunch of different resources reflecting on the implications (That piece from Jeff Jarvis alone is absolutely stunning and worth while reading through it on its entirety!),

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

It is an extract from my recent book, Modern Workplace Learning: A resource guide for L&D. It means that conversations can continue more easily after an event, in the workflow, and this supports the transition of learning communities to communities of practice.

70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices

Charles Jennings

Alternatively it may be part of the workflow (the ‘70’ and ‘20’ ) They are embedded in their professional community both within and outside their organisation. The Forum has been designed to bring together tools, resources, and people who are actively involved in using 70:20:10 approaches.

[liveblog] Ed tech hackathon

David Weinberger

Our group created — in a demo hackathon-ish way — a tool that helps teachers create workgroups for collaborative learning based on information gleaned from machine learning about learning capabilities. ”Rope Team” is a course format for Moodle that implements a unique workflow for learning a set number of topics.” ” There are roles and responsibilities, and a workflow with automation. The system suggests resources, better questions, etc.

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As the authors argue, design principles should be applied within the management domain itself, to help rethink business processes, workflows and the overall structure of the organization and thus create what it calls a New Workplace Experience (NWX).

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The Smart Worker : learning continuously with social media

Jane Hart

“today’s work environment doesn’t tolerate learners stepping out of their workflow to learn unless it is absolutely vital to do so. Tweet.

a useful model

Harold Jarche

While these numbers are not firm, they provide a rule of thumb, especially for resource allocation to support learning at work. Basically, more resources are needed to support learning while working, and fewer for formal courses.

Learning Design Tools (Demonstrations)

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You need simpler tools and methods. It has a resource manager with resources classed by a technical ontology. These resources are fed into a graph, where they are assigned certain semantical properties. Demo plan: - resource manager and repository - scenario editor - task manager - demo on screen - Wilbert Kraan - Widgets, Wookie Server and Recourse I work for the Univrsity of Bolton; I'm here with two hats on. So we got new tools for running learning designs.

Working in the dark

Harold Jarche

Tools like internal wikis can facilitate this, if they are used. He redesigned an advertising agency’s workflow, identifying the main choke points - four “big meetings” where one of the “owners” had to be present - and then made the workflow visible so anybody could see what was happening.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

Training often outsourced, on-demand access to self-paced learning, f2f networking important, facilitated collaborative/peer-learning available in the workflow. Supporting Personal Knowledge Management: tools, techniques, skills and behaviours. Tools & Products.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Charles Jennings

Cal’s company has also developed the 70-20 tool , which supports learning in the workflow in innovative and measurable ways – it is well worth test driving. More recently, researchers have been validating the importance of the learning that happens as part of the daily workflow.

Ensuring knowledge flow through narration

Harold Jarche

Today, content capture and creation tools let people tell their own stories and weave these together to share in their networks. Programmers who share their work process and solutions in public are building a resource for other programmers looking to do the same type of work.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

On the Social Web millions of people freely and willingly share resources they have created for others to use. But if you want to keep the materials as close to the workflow as possible, then other tools are available for in-house, behind-the-firewall, enterprise use. Tweet.

Overcoming the Course and Control mindset hurdles

Jane Hart

I refer to this as informalizing and socializing formal learning – and it is of course a good first step, but it is not addressing the bigger picture of how to support learning as it is really happening informally and socially in the workflow.

Workforce Development Services: A new framework of training and learning support

Jane Hart

However, the opportunities to integrate (and embed) formal training into the workflow as much as possible – through the increased use of social (workplace) systems – intranets and collaborative tools – will also need to be exploited.

Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the past, these activities have not been candidates for technology substitutions, nor where they easy to complement with technology-based tools. . Digital tools provide graphic artists and product designers with the ability to work more quickly and flexibly than ever before.

Learning and Performance Support Systems

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In the short term, LPSS will respond to the immediate needs of industry with existing tools and technologies on a research contract or fee-for-service basis.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. These defined metadata standards describing small and reusable resources first called ''learning objects'' by AutoDesk''s Wayne Hodgins.

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

Jane Hart

We value informal learning and want to support people learn continuously – in the workflow. We use lite tracking to ascertain useful resources. We ban access to social media resources – just to make sure. We realise we can’t create everything people need and don’t want to reinvent the wheel – so we help people find useful, trustworthy resources on the Social Web. Only enterprise network systems, tools and devices are to be used.

70:20:10 Primer

Charles Jennings

If you are looking for a more detailed resource, see below the Primer. This book delves deep into implementing 70:20:10 as a strategic L&D tool and defines new L&D roles and tasks to support the process.

Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

NRC''s track record in this sector includes the leadership role it played in the eduSource network of learning object repositories, the Sifter/Filter content recommender later commercialized as Racofi, sentiment analysis in learning, the Synergic3 collaborative workflow system, and more. It attracted 2300 students and connected more than 170 distinct online resources during its 12 weeks.

From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach

Charles Jennings

If we put all our effort and resource into designing, developing and delivering courses we may be helping people, but we’re only supporting one aspect of organisational learning and performance improvement.

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: opportunities and challenges for the L&D profession

Charles Jennings

Deliver more value with fewer resources. It also means reducing spend by using open source technology, exploiting tools that are already being used in other parts of the organisation, and looking for new, faster and better ways to deliver value.

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Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter

Collaborative overload is defined as the burnout that results from our over reliance on e-mails, meetings and other collaborative technology tools that have, ironically, limited our ability to get stuff done. Clearly define workflow for online collaboration platforms and training.

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Using Salesforce to Cultivate Donor Relationships

Beth Kanter

” Recently, I had an opportunity to meet Tal Frankurt, CEO of Cloud for Good, where he shared some thoughts about how a well-designed SalesForce database could be an excellent tool for managing, measuring, and tracking relationships with donors.

The Smart Worker : learns best with and from others

Jane Hart

In my last post I looked at how individuals really learn how to do their jobs – by doing their jobs – and how that happens mainly through social interactions with others in the workflow.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

This minority uses a disproportionate share of the training department’s resources and mindshare. Experiential earning is migrating into the workflow at a very fast rate. The staff will use any tool available to improve learning, right down to moving the furniture.

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Dear C-Suite: We Don’t Do Training Anymore

Dan Pontefract

In 2012, Peter Aceto, the President and CEO of ING DIRECT – a Canadian bank with 1.78 million customers and over $38 billion in assets – delivered a speech where he waxed lyrical about being a social CEO. Two points come to mind from that speech.

Is it time for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Learning) strategy in your organization? #BYOL

Jane Hart

An increasing number of the workforce – smart, social, autonomous workers – are already doing their own thing and solving their own learning and performance problems much more quickly and more easily by using their own tools and devices. (In