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. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. How do I search for information?”.

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

for Learning Professionals is wrapping up. 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.


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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.

Key social learning resources: part 15 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

Here is this week’s roundup of 5 resources about social learning and the use of social media for learning. This is a research experiment, from Microsoft, for students focused on combining web browsing, search, and social networking for the purposes of learning. Social learningAgain lots of great articles to choose from this week. 1 – We start this week with a couple of educational resources. The first is So.cl.

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 learning. Why is social learning important for today’s enterprise? It is with each other that we can make sense, and this is social. Making social learning work.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning.

Social Learning at TELUS by Dan Pontefract

Luis Suarez

And while I am still digging the Google Plus experience, confirming that, for now, it’s going to stick around with me for a while, time and time again it keeps proving its great value, beyond the initial learning curve and that set of discussions and interactions about getting around the tool itself. In case you haven’t seen it just yet, let me encourage you all and have a look into Social Learning at TELUS.

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

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Oct 27 2008 SCoPE: Managing Multimembership in Social Networks: Oct 27-Nov 9, 2008 Published by Nancy White at 2:50 pm under communities of practice , events , networks This seminar is being organized by some great friends and colleagues. How do you manage your time as you engage in social networks?

Google Wave – Social Learning – Business – eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 12, 2009 to June 19, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Business Casual , June 14, 2009 Brain rule #12 - Clive on Learning , June 12, 2009 Top Other Items The following are the top other items based on social signals.

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Social Net-Work-Life Balance

Dan Pontefract

Seeing as it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been with the likes of Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter (at various entry dates) I thought it would be interesting to analyze my own personal / professional network to understand if any trends might be occurring. If you take a look at the following pie graph ( click for larger view), you first need to make note of some context points: Total number of network connections between Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter is ~1650.

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”.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. NETWORKING & COLLABORATION PLATFORMS. Public social networks. social networks. Social Media dashboards. Search/Research. 4- Google Search 10- Wikipedia 52- Google Scholar 62- Bing. Learning platforms. challenge Social learning

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The Future of Work and Learning 2: Chatbots

Jane Hart

In my previous post I looked at how I believe Professional Ecosystems are the future of work and learning , and how organisations (and L&D) might support them. Firstly, use of mobile devices has now exceeded use of desktop machines to access the Internet, and secondly, people are now spending more time in messaging apps than in social networks. search for relevant or customised content (or courses) on say YouTube, Wikipedia or Coursera. Social learning

Survey shows people take training as infrequently as they go to a conference; but they learn continuously in other ways

Jane Hart

Last week I invited readers to take my latest Learning in the Workplace survey , where I asked how regularly are you “learning” in the workplace. Question 3: How regularly do you use the following ways to try and solve a learning or performance problem (e.g I used a weighted scoring system to create a ranked list of all the items in the four questions, which shows the most frequent way respondents learn, down to the least frequent ways. Learning purpose.

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Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

How will you take advantage of your in-house social network? Use networks to create services and share collective intelligence. Your company will install an in-house social network. Wise Chief Learning Officers are thinking about how social networks will augment learning & development. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. The allure of social business is captivating.

danah boyd on teens and 21st century work

Jay Cross

danah boyd opened ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 with a keynote on teenagers, networks, and work in the 21st century. Social networks have become the fabric of the high tech industry. Learning is experiential. You learn from your peers and from doing things. Techies tend to move on every three years in search of fresh opportunities to learn. They gain privacy by controlling the social situation. Networks rule.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

It’s not that seasoned and elder employees weren’t learning; we all learn all the time. Rather, they weren’t learning as well as they might. HR and training departments overlooked experienced employees because they learn experientially, from stretch assignments and mentors rather than from courses and workshops. Learning by experienced employees was left to chance. Two out of three Chief Learning Of?cers Co-learning builds trust.

1,000+ Learning & Performance Tools

Jane Hart

Here are the links to the pages in my Directory of Learning & Performance Tools , which lists over 1,000 tools in 4 main categories as shown below. What are your favourite tools for learning? Voting is now open in this year’s Top Tools for Learning survey. E-Learning Authoring Tools. LMS & Learning Platforms. SOCIAL TOOLS. Social & Collaboration Spaces. Public Social Networks. Search & Research Tools.

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working collaboratively and learning cooperatively

Harold Jarche

Learning and development (L&D) practices reflect this priority on error reduction.But knowledge work, especially creative work, is not mere production. Most of these five triggers can be enhanced through informal and social learning, and the individual practice of personal knowledge mastery. The sharing of complex knowledge — the type of which creative knowledge workers use — requires strong social ties and trusted professional relationships. Learning is the Work.

what it’s all about

Harold Jarche

Three things are essential for meaningful work in the network era — diversity, learning, and trust. It’s not just gender balance that we need to cultivate in our social networks but overall intellectual diversity. Learning. Continuous learning is being promoted in all sectors today, from academics, to business leaders, to politicians. Making learning part of our ongoing life practices becomes essential. “Filtering is the new search.

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Learning in the workplace

Harold Jarche

Jane Hart asked readers “ how regularly are you “learning” in the workplace? ” Here are the top five ways that people learn, with my comments below on how this can be facilitated in the organization, either by management or the learning support group. Aggregate learning resources and get input on the best sources, as we have done with Working Smarter Daily. Use social bookmarks to share what you’re reading. Informal Learning

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Learning is Connecting

Harold Jarche

While education over the internet may not be as pervasive as email today, learning over the internet is massive. Learning is happening on every social media platform. For example, there are how-to videos on YouTube, learning-oriented chats on Twitter, study groups on Facebook, and professional communities on LinkedIn. Jane Hart has asked learning professionals over the past several years what are their best web tools for learning.

The Smart Worker : relies on a trusted network of friends and colleagues

Jane Hart

This is the 5th in a series of postings about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning – to one that supports the wider needs of Smart Workers in the organisation. For many people, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Google+ have become important parts of their personal and professional lives in this respect. The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns Tweet.

5 Disruptive Trends That Will Alter Your Mobile Strategy


The topic of conversation was this idea of going mobile with your learning; a hot topic in the learning space no doubt. They touched on the concept that learning expectations have shifted with all of the new technology, which has caused change among those who are initially developing the content. People are feeling a shift from the current learning demands of just getting the information out there, to infinite accessibility and readability. Social and mobile converge.

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Social and connective lock-in

George Siemens

This principle applies not only to knowledge growth, but also to organizational value networks , social networks , underpins the concept of the semantic web, and so on. In CCK11, our discussion this week has been on personal learning environments and networks. Consider the inclusion of “friend’s likes&# into Bing searches: “With the like button now in place on more than 2.5

Summarizing Learn for Yourself

Jay Cross

I just copied a rough draft of my new book, Learn For Yourself , into a free summarizer. It’s all a matter of learning, but it’s not the sort of learning that is the province of training departments, workshops, and classrooms. You are learning to learn how to become the person you wrote the obit for. It’s learning to know versus learning to be. Most of what we learn, we learn by interacting with others.

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Organizational Learning in the Network Era

Harold Jarche

But the real barrier to systemic change is hierarchical management, as it constrains the sharing of power, a necessary enabler of organizational learning. If learning is what organizations need to do well in order to survive and thrive, then structural barriers to learning must be removed. A key factor in sustaining any enterprise is organizational learning. Value from this knowledge is created by groups and spreads through social networks.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Dan takes the logic further than I did last week in my post on how to assess learning initiatives. Increasingly, learning is migrating from events (think “workshop&# ) to processes (think “social learning&# ). Kirkpatrick is about push, not pull, learning. Network analysis.


Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

You don't need to learn it. I still only have one perspective on that and our understanding of how learning works and how knowledge works will transcend any. I'll talk about connectivism as a learning theory looking at how learning actually does occur.

What’s working in social business

Harold Jarche

What’s working in social business in 2012? Like the knowledge management and e-learning hype phases of the 90′s and ’00′s respectively, social business is being led by software vendors. I watched as e-learning moved from hope for ubiquitous learning, to the overproduction of self-paced online courses, also known as “shovelware.” One of the major benefits of using social media is increasing speed of access to knowledge.

The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement


Search. Next → The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station. In other words, learning needs to go Agile. The Agile Model comes to Management, Learning, and Human Resources. Traditional formal training and certification is a “waterfall” model – rapid e-learning and informal learning is an “agile” approach. Social Business is becoming the new normal. 2012 is the year of Social Business. Unmanagement.

mastery and models

Harold Jarche

The five disciplines necessary for a learning organisation are: Personal Mastery. Team Learning. These disciplines have influenced my professional work which is based on individuals taking control of their learning and professional development and actively engaging in social networks and communities of practice. As knowledge workers or citizens, PKM is our part of the social learning contract. How can we test alternatives to learn new practices?

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Getting to Social

Harold Jarche

Tweet You are engaging with social media for marketing and customer support. You have also put in place a social intranet, with activity streams for sharing information, collaboration tools for work teams and document management systems that include social tags and easy sharing. You’re ready to be a social business; everyone is connected but few know what to do. Social Media are New Languages. Social media change the way we communicate.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. “Whilst there is a clear differentiation between the personal/professional tools and the enterprise tools being used by workplace learning professions, in education teachers are frequently making use of the same toolset for both their teaching and their own personal learning. To claim a network, user fees do apply. 4 - Google Search.

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5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save You From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. Yet, in the world of Activity Streams both serendipitous knowledge discoveries and informal learning, a.k.a.

5 Reasons Why Activity Streams Will Save Your From Information Overload

Luis Suarez

capabilities that any company can turn into, if they would want to dive into the fascinating world of Enterprise Social Computing, and start seeing the business value right away. There is still plenty of room for growth in the areas of hitting the right context, collaborative / social filtering, awareness, full integration with business processes, pervasiveness and so forth. Yet, in the world of Activity Streams both serendipitous knowledge discoveries and informal learning, a.k.a.

The Evolving Social Organization

Harold Jarche

To compensate for its complicated processes, the enterprise attempts to shift to another paradigm, and tries to become a learning organization, putting significant effort into training. Today’s large, complicated organizations are now facing increasingly complex business environments that require agility in simultaneously learning and working. Learning Organization. Value Networks. Social. Regularly publishing to our networks is how we can stay connected.

Top 50 Posts on Working Smarter for May 2011

Jay Cross

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking - Jay Cross , May 31, 2011. The Networked Workplace - Harold Jarche , May 22, 2011. Introducing Share&Learn - Jane Hart , May 12, 2011. How social media and big data will unleash what we know - Dion Hinchcliffe , May 12, 2011. The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context - John Hagel , May 23, 2011.

PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

“The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” Whether being mentored by a master or reading a book, knowledge does not actually get transferred, but shared observations and information can be helpful to those who have a desire to learn and do something with their learning. PKM, or learning in networks, is a continuous process of seeking, sensing, and sharing. Social Learning.

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Success Formula for Discussion Forums in Financial Services

Tony Karrer

They see the benefit of the tool in a strict learning environment, but have difficulty seeing its use in an expanded role. Of course, there’s no easy answers here, but lots we can discuss and learn around this. In terms of finding people with experience on this, my first suggestion was using LinkedIn and particularly looking through LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers , LinkedIn for Finding Expertise , and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers.

Transparent work

Harold Jarche

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. If I want to find general information, I search the Web, and quite often find what I need.

Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

Jay Cross

Communities of practice enable the integration of work and learning. This transformation keeps gathering speed, as we transition from the connected economy of PCs, browsers and web servers to our increasingly hyperconnected economy of smart mobile devices, cloud computing and broadband wireless networks. The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm . Contributors to the (social) design phase will be entitled to a discount on the workshop fee! _.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions.