Professional Development in Social Learning: 3 different skill areas
MAY 15, 2013
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:Ã¢?Â¦ Social learning
social learning for complex work
MARCH 20, 2016
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.
digital workforce skills
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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.
Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
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
Net Work Skills
MARCH 12, 2012
We would miss out on so many learning opportunities. Every professional needs to be open to continuous learning and to make much of it transparent in order to cooperate with others. Social media let anyone join in professional conversations, and conversely, may isolate those who do not.
From Social Learning to Workforce Collaboration
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed that I’ve changed this blog’s title from “Learning in the Social Workplace” to “Workforce Collaboration” Why? Well, to try and avoid the “learning” word or at least the term “social learning”! I therefore bring something quite different to the table than a consultant who just helps them add “social” into their training.
Notes on social learning in business
APRIL 1, 2013
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
SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
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!
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
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.
Social Learning – Highlights
OCTOBER 26, 2009
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”.
Summer Camp at the Social Learning Centre: 16 July – 17 August
MAY 18, 2012
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.
The Modern Workplace Learning Challenge
AUGUST 21, 2016
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.
The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 – and what they tell us about the future of workplace learning
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
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.
Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software
FEBRUARY 20, 2011
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.
Empowering Employee-Led Learning
AUGUST 8, 2016
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
How do YOU learn at work?
MARCH 16, 2016
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
21st Century L&D Skills
AUGUST 8, 2010
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.
What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012
OCTOBER 8, 2012
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.
New Book: Learning in the Modern Workplace 2017
JANUARY 5, 2017
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
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
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
Unlock your potential with Towards Maturity’s 2016-17 Learning Benchmark Report
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
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
MAY 15, 2016
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.
Learning the New: Learning to Survive and Thrive in the Networked Age (Workshop)
APRIL 15, 2014
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
20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning
APRIL 20, 2016
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.
Through the Workscape Looking Glass
MAY 26, 2015
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.
Emerging new roles for learning and performance professionals
NOVEMBER 18, 2012
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
AUGUST 11, 2012
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
Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?
JANUARY 31, 2013
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.
The Future of Work and Learning 1: The Professional Ecosystem
MAY 8, 2016
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
A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace
MARCH 20, 2012
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.
A framework for social learning in the enterprise
FEBRUARY 24, 2010
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.
From “learning technologies” to “social technologies”
JUNE 14, 2012
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.
L&D in the Modern Workplace Challenge starts Monday 30 May
MAY 22, 2016
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
JULY 1, 2016
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
NOVEMBER 24, 2012
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”
MAY 1, 2016
“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
MARCH 12, 2013
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?
Enterprise Community Management: “joining up” learning and working
MARCH 18, 2013
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.
#C2Xmas Day 8 – A Google a Day
DECEMBER 8, 2016
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.
Professional Learning: The SCOPE Approach and Plan
NOVEMBER 29, 2012
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