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Five Myths of Social Learning

Xyleme

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.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

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.

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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”.

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.

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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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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The Agile Learning Train is Leaving the Station | Unmanagement

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learning and KM: Separated at birth?

Jay Cross

I sensed that learning and knowledge management were converging and invited bloggers form both sides to get together at the Tidehouse to share viewpoints and guzzle beer. If you’re into meta-learning, you should track what’s going on there. Corporate learning and KM are both about getting the job done. Learn how it is transforming collaboration from the man who coined the term. Social tools are changing our world and our enterprises.

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12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

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. #2 Strategy" Fails One of the better, cheap support mechanisms for self-directed learning are web 2.0

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. Training is not the same as learning 6. Chief Learning Officers know training is not working 7. Real learning takes place elsewhere 8. Collaborative Learning 18. Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters.

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eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

Initially, the conversation was about having learning content appear on the enterprise portal. Many LMS vendors provide portlets, gadgets or widgets that allow for access of learning content (most often meaning courses and courseware) through the corporate portal. But this only scratches the surface of what it means to integrate the Learning Management System (LMS) into the systems that people use day-to-day in an enterprise.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

When I say that, keep in mind that 90% of what workplace learning is all about will be basically unchanged this year. But when I do these predictions, I focus on the stuff that’s part of the bigger trends and the potential that these trends have for impacting workplace learning professionals especially around the impact that technology will have. During 2010, this will actually have much more impact outside of learning solutions and particularly workplace learning solutions.

Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I wrote the other day that the study released by George Siemens and others on the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning was a bad study. His part of the world is the dual environments of Athabasca University and the University of Texas at Arlington, and he is attempting to put together major research efforts around MOOCs and learning analytics. These are selected by doing a literature search, then culling them to those that meet the study's standards.

So many thoughts, so little time

Jay Cross

The top posts from sources selected for Informal Learning Flow in the first six months of 2009: Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - OReilly Radar , January 11, 2009. Debunking Social Media Myths - HarvardBusiness.org , June 29, 2009. Five Things I Do With Every Ubuntu Installation - Lockergnome Blog Network , June 10, 2009. aka, No, Kevin, this is not “socialism&# ) - Lessig Blog , May 28, 2009. Ten years after - Informal Learning , January 10, 2009.

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Humannet at Cisco

Jay Cross

Yesterday I spent the day at Cisco talking with old friends and new about what Fast Company recently described as an “unprecedented forward-looking strategy to unleash what it’s calling a ‘ human network effect ’ both on and off the Cisco campus.” That said, many companies would not be successful taking Cisco’s leaderless, social approach. Social media: terrible name for “let’s get together.” Activity Streams are going to be wildly important for social learning.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community | 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… Mar 24 2009 CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community Published by Nancy White at 5:11 am under communities of practice This is the 10th and last in a series of blog posts I wrote for Darren Sidnick about communities of practice in an elearning context late last year. This is true in the application of technology for learning.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

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. The years associated with Wiki suggest it was more discussed a couple years ago and now is discussed less.

CoP Series #10: Stewarding Technology for Community

Nancy White

Usenet evolved as more and more people started using it, creating both technological and social demands on the system. Personal publishing - while easier today with blogs and wikis - has been around since the early nineties, giving voice to people in new ways that ranged wider than their geographic communities, creating learning connections that span the globe. This is true in the application of technology for learning. Or “wiki, use a wiki!&#

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

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 for Learning Professionals (20) Tools Used (18) Learning 2.0 I put up a couple of screencasts that show how to use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers.

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Connectivism and Transculturality

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Communities as Networks As you can see we are broadcasting live to a worldwide audience of 27 people. And we'll record the video, and I'm also recording the audio, and we're recording the Spanish translation in the back of the room there, and so, we're creating learning objects on the fly. Look at this network up here on the screen. This is a network of western European languages. Four Dimensions of Networks The first major dimension is diversity.

From workplace courses to global conversations

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. How are communities related to globalization and an increasingly networked world?

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From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White | 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… Aug 27 2008 From courses to community: Josien Kapma and Nancy White Published by Nancy White at 6:42 am under communities of practice , learning This is an article that Josien Kapma and I wrote for the Dutch journal, “Leren in Organisaties&#. How are communities related to globalization and an increasingly networked world?

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia. link] December 4-7, 2012 International Academic Conference, sponsored by the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences (IISES), Prague, Czech Republic. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. link] cfp_edu.htm January 5-8, 2009 College Teaching and Learning Conference and Applied Business Research Conference sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. link] January 10-12, 2009 Conference on e-Learning Applications : Explore, Share and Stimulate Research in e-Learning Applications, 6 th , Cairo, Egypt.