Professional Development in Social Learning: 3 different skill areas

Jane Hart

I’m constantly asked by Learning & Development professionals where they can learn more about social learning. First of all I guess we need to be quite clear what we mean by the term “social learning:â?¦ Social learning

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social learning for complex work

Harold Jarche

A vital meta-learning skill: how to find the answer you need, online or off.” Is it in our organizational filing systems and intranets, or rather on the Web or in our professional social networks? Complex systems and learning how to work with them cannot be controlled.

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digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

Dion Hinchcliffe asks What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce? and provides an image that addresses a good spectrum of skills for the network era. I would like to add my perspective to each of these seven digital workplace skills.

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Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

OK, these skills are not actually “new” – they’ve always been present – but perhaps they have not always been as visible as they should have been, as Oscar Berg explains in The collaboration pyramid (or iceberg). Social learning

PKM is our part of the social learning contract

Jane Hart

Yesterday, Harold Jarche shared the image on the right, in his post To learn, we must do. PKM is therefore the key to successful social learning. So how can we help students as well as workers develop the new PKM skills? PKM Social learning

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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.

Notes on social learning in business

Harold Jarche

We just finished a month-long workshop at the Social Learning Centre which involved over 50 participants from many countries. Social learning can happen in both formal instruction and informally. However, reading a book alone may be informal, but not social.

Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

I’ve written a few postings recently (notably Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does ) where I have tried to show how the fundamental changes in how businesses are operating, require a fundamental change in how the L&D function needs to view workplace learning. I suggested this means a move from a “Command and Control” approach to an “Encourage and Engage” approach to Workplace Learning. Traditional workplace learning. Skill.

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

Jane Hart

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0. Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” Learning and self-expression are exploding. The changes we are seeing in Workplace Learning are of course just one part of the changes we are seeing in businesses as whole.

Summer Camp at the Social Learning Centre: 16 July – 17 August

Jane Hart

Learning is changing. Learning professionals need practical tools and techniques to integrate work and learning while adapting to an increasingly complex environment. Social learningCome and join Harold Jarche and me for 5 weeks of professional development.

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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”.

The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge

Jane Hart

Modern Workplace Learning doesn’t just mean modernizing training and e-learning, but radically changing the way you think about and support learning in the organisation. Run learning campaigns and challenges. Support continuous social learning.

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Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software

Jay Cross

Learning is social. Business is social. People are social. So why are so many of the forays into learning technology anti-social? Joe has been marrying people, technology, and learning since the early days. Learning. Joe’s take on learning is a good fit with mine: Learning is a uniquely human experience. Joe adds social to the mix. You learn more in the company of other people. Learning in a Virtual World.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 – and what they tell us about the future of workplace learning

Jane Hart

On 1 October between 10 and 11 am (GMT) I shall be running this webinar for the Learning & Skills Group. Social learningClick here for details how to join the webinar.

21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. That being the case, it’s probably worthwhile reflecting on the changes that have impacted our training/learning departments over the past 10 years.

How do YOU learn at work?

Jane Hart

One of the early tasks that the learning professionals in my L&D Challenge undertake is to consider how they themselves learn at work. they learn in a multitude of ways – and that very little of it happens through conventional training. Social learning

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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. So rather than passing around a number of Word documents and trying to collate the results manually, using a collaboration tool like Google Docs makes this an easy process.

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Empowering Employee-Led Learning

Jane Hart

Over the last 10 years (since I’ve been running my Top 100 Tools for Learning survey) I’ve written lots of posts and articles about how the way the Web is changing the way we learn. Social learning

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New Book: Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017

Jane Hart

Traditionally, the primary focus of a Learning & Development (L&D) Department has been on training people to do their jobs – either in the classroom or online – and making sure they do it. In other words, it’s been all about organising and managing learning for people.

The 2 views of workplace learning: L&D and Employee

Jane Hart

It is now very clear that in many organisations L&D and employees view workplace learning very differently. Currently , it tends to look something like this: L&D focus all their attention on creating and managing classroom training and/or e-learning. Social learning

Learning the New: Learning to Survive and Thrive in the Networked Age (Workshop)

Jane Hart

Public online workshop runs: 5 May – 6 June 2014 About the Workshop The Networked Age demands a new set of learning skills and tools. In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about acquiring existing knowledge and skills in formal courses but “learning the new” – that is continuously discovering new ideas, [.]. Social learning

Unlock your potential with Towards Maturity’s 2016-17 Learning Benchmark Report

Jane Hart

Today, Towards Maturity released their 2016-17 Learning Benchmark Report: Unlocking Potential: Releasing the potential of the business and its people through learning. Most are just using the tools to tweak and modify their original approaches. ” Social learning

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. Their purpose is also to learn from you as they chat with you so that they can provide you with better answers to your questions.

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

Listed below (in the right hand column) are 20 things that you, as a learning professional, will need to have done PERSONALLY in order to be adequately prepared to support new approaches to workplace learning in your organisation PROFESSIONALLY (as shown on the right-hand side). You recognise that you need to take personal responsibility for your own continuous learning and development to ensure you remain marketable in the industry. NEW WAYS OF LEARNING. NEW SKILLS.

Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals

Jane Hart

Over the last week or so I have been posting about how (I think) the workplace learning landscape is changing. Actually many workers are already doing this, by using their own devices to access tools and resources – often under the radar of L&D and IT!

From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

If you want to grow as a person and a worker and if you want to gain skills that will help you take that next step in your career, you’ll probably have to learn those skills on your own. So how effective are your own PKM skills? Social learning

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

It’s where work is done and where people hone the skills they need to add value. Learning Ecosystem, Learning Ecology, and Learnscape mean the same thing as Workscape. In the same vein, I talk about Working Smarter instead of informal learning, social learning, and so forth.

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Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

So what is “new fashioned” learning? Well let’s start by thinking about what “old fashioned” learning is? Old-fashioned” learning is being taught or trained – that is having all you need to know neatly packaged up in a course or programme or workshop or e-learning course.

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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. Training and e-learning activities will likely include more informal and social approaches.

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”

Jane Hart

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not only to help them get work done, but also to learn efficiently while on the job. Content co-creation tools.

The Future of Work and Learning 1: The Professional Ecosystem

Jane Hart

In my previous post I looked at the individual’s perspective of workplace learning and included a graphic showing how individuals learn at and for work in 10 main ways. The graphic above is an example of the tools and services an individual might make use of as part of his/her PES. a Personal Performance Support system – to help an individual find answers to learning and performance problems. Social learning

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L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May

Jane Hart

Part A is designed for you to experience a range of different learning approaches, so that in Part B you can consider how to put them into practice in your own organisation. PART A: PERSONAL LEARNING. Learning from daily work. Learning from other people. Enabling flexible and social content. Guiding social learning experiences. Supporting social learning and social collaboration. Promoting independent learning.

My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

1 – We start with another great infographic from Arun Pradan: Work is Learning (how to burst the training bubble) – shown right – which summarizes a lot of the work from us in the Internet Time Alliance. Learning is a process. Social learning

The Role of the Collaboration Advisor

Jane Hart

In my previous post, Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals , I identified some of the new roles appearing in the workplace. But there is an opportunity for learning professionals to get involved and help out in this new area of work, if they so desire.

“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”

Jane Hart

“The workplace of today is changing, and workers’ skill sets must keep pace with employers’ expectations. “In today’s digital economy, you are only as good as your network … When work is learning, and learning is the work, organizations need to look at how good people are at actively engaging in learning networks. The network they bring may be much more important than the individual skills they have. Social learning

The Social C-Suite

Dan Pontefract

The Social C-Suite. Is the use of internal social media and social learning helping to drive up employee engagement? Should the C-Suite become more involved in social? How does the use of social by the C-Suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

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.

Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working

Jane Hart

For some time now I’ve sensed a split in the learning profession in terms of recognising the value and importance of self-managed learning as it takes place in the flow of daily work. integrating all social and collaborative initiatives into a common platform.

Professional Learning: The SCOPE Approach and Plan

Jane Hart

Professional Learning is often seen as something that takes place outside the workplace. However, if professional learning is encouraged and supported by an organization, it can benefit immensely from the continuous learning of its employees. leaning portfolios Social learning

#C2Xmas Day 8 – A Google a Day

Jane Hart

Put your search skills and Google’s tools to use. Social learningDay 8 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here . Google asks a question. You find the answer. There’s no right way to solve it, but there’s only one right answer. A GOOGLE A DAY.