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Social Media is not Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Social media is not social learning. Brian Solis took a crack at defining social media as follows: <the> democratization of information, transforming people from content readers into publishers. So why is social media not social learning?

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

A philomath is a lover of learning. Here are 100 Twitter feeds to follow for philomaths, the curious and those who would like to improve their general knowledge – from both institutions and individuals – some with a twist and many that will bring you a daily dose of learning!

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 With and From Others: Restructuring Budgets for Social Learning

Dan Pontefract

Now is the time for learning professionals to embrace social learning as an emerging and engaging way to enhance an organization’s learning strategy. Budget cuts, staff reductions, travel embargos, and facility consolidation have left many chief learning officers and learning professionals clamoring for the emergency brake. Add to this the rising inferno (and demand) of social media, informal learning, and anything to do with a 2.0

Social learning: the freedom to act and cooperate with others

Harold Jarche

The Net, especially working and learning in networks, subverts many of the hierarchies we have developed over hundreds of years. Thanks to Johnnie Moore for pointing out this article, but then that’s how much of my learning happens today.

Key social learning resources: Part 1

Jane Hart

During social learning month, Jane Hart will be providing some weekly articles curating some key resources about social learning. Social learning has become the latest trending concept in the learning world. Watch two people talking over coffee or several people working on a problem together, there’s social learning.&#. But social learning is not a bolted-on component of our formal educational and training programs.

Jane’s Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Jane Hart

On Friday 23rd September, voting closes in the 10th Annual Survey of Learning Tool – so it’s not too late to vote! You can find out how to do so HERE – essentially it involves sharing your own Top 10 Tools for Learning – anonymously or publicly.

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16 Months of Social Learning Platform Insanity: A Recap

Dan Pontefract

Two years ago, people were scoffing at the term social learning. Three years ago, social learning was solely for the nerds like me, whereas four years ago it was a term used solely in academic circles. Cloud-based LMS with social features?

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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. 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.

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.

My pick of the best posts of June 2016

Jane Hart

Here are my favourite 10 posts from June 2016 taken from those I have shared on Twitter last month. Charles Jennings compares learning to drive a car to other skills acquisition processes. Learning is a process. Designing Learning Campaigns and Learning Challenges 19 June 2016.

A pause for reflection as I pass a Twitter milestone

Jane Hart

Over the weekend the number of followers on my Twitter account, @C4LPT, passed 10,000 – so a big thank you to all of you who follow this account! Although in principle, it covers a wide range of technologies, I have tended to specialize in the use of social media for learning.

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.

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?

Should Employees Schedule Time To Be Social?

Dan Pontefract

Here were five executives on stage — plus me — all being social through a face-to-face exchange of advice, counsel and guidance to an audience full of eager learners. Panelists, moderator and the audience … we were there being social because it was scheduled.

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The New Social Learning – Review

Harold Jarche

Tweet Let me say just two words about The New Social Learning by Marcia Conner & Tony Bingham – buy it. This book covers not only the why of social media for learning but also the how, with plenty of examples and case studies.

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

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar I shared a slide that showed the 5 stages of workplace learning. This has attracted a lot of interest, and I’ve been asked to talk more about the differences between “learning” in Stages 1-4 and Stage 5. Now, let’s be clear about what a social business is.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” But I also regularly read books as part of my ongoing self-directed learning.

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.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-20

Jane Hart

A new report by @ quinnovator for the ELearning Guild: Mobile Learning: Landscape and Trends [link] #. Social learning for collaborative work by @ hjarche [link] #. Social media in the 1990s [link] <love this #. See the emerging Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 list after 150 contributions; YouTube is catching up on Twitter! Clayton Wright has created a"Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences. Powered by Twitter Tools.

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

If executives believe that Twitter or micro-blogging is either a waste of time or simply a fun outlet, they are missing the point entirely. Increasing social status of employees in business related matters.

[from gminks] Social Learning Measurement : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 Ive recently been more interested in measures around social learning. And, I just saw a post Measuring Networked (or Social) Learning that discusses how we could go about measuring social learning. Learning needs - differences between the learning needs or demand between “formal” and “sociallearning (are some skills best learnt formally?),

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Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

If executives believe that Twitter or micro-blogging is either a waste of time or simply a fun outlet, they are missing the point entirely. Increasing social status of employees in business related matters. “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

10 resources I enjoyed in February 2013

Jane Hart

Flexibility was introduced to solve problems and leverage communications technologies; it did not happen for the sake of it.” ” Self-organized learning. More about supporting learning. Connected learning. Social learning

Quora: Questions & Opinions not Questions & Answers

Dan Pontefract

Yes, I would agree it’s a social learning tool … but nothing much different than previous discussion forum technologies (eg. A couple of examples for you: What are the distinctions between Social Business and Enterprise 2.0. Quora social learning collaboration

2015 top 10 tools for learning

Clark Quinn

Jane Hart has been widely and wisely known for her top 100 Tools for Learning (you too can register your vote ). As a public service announcement, I list my top 10 tools for learning as well: Google search: I regularly look up things I hear of and don’t know. Twitter: I am pointed to many amazing and interesting things via Twitter. I note, after the fact, that many are social media. meta-learning technology

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In Honour of Ada Lovelace

Dan Pontefract

Today, October 14, 2014, is Ada Lovelace Day – an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Is learning HTML a sin? First of all, it’s a means to learning better grammar and spelling.

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? in light of social media. These sound a lot like the definition of Social Learning.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Social Business, Technology, Open Leadership, Social Learning and Social Media spaces, — phew — I’d like to introduce you to Vancouver – or, as I’d like to rename it, Vancoolver. Does the Twitter handle @smith say enough for you?

Twitter Learning

Tony Karrer

Saw a tweet this morning from @willrich45 ( Will Richardson ): Reading: " Why Most Twitter Users Give Up " Interesting how edTwitterers use it for learning, unlike most, it seems. This is a big meme right now based on a Nielsen study that resulted in the blog post: Twitter Quitters Post Roadblock to Long-Term Growth. I enrolled about a year ago ( Twitter Status ) and I've personally struggled a bit with the purpose, value, etc. eLearning Technology.

Twitter Digest for 2011-05-20

Jane Hart

A new report by @ quinnovator for the ELearning Guild: Mobile Learning: Landscape and Trends [link] #. Social learning for collaborative work by @ hjarche [link] #. Social media in the 1990s [link] <love this #. See the emerging Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 list after 150 contributions; YouTube is catching up on Twitter! Clayton Wright has created a"Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences. Powered by Twitter Tools.

A Review of SAP Jam

Dan Pontefract

We already were a somewhat social savvy organization, so the participation rate thus far isn’t surprising … although I still believe it could be much better. Learning Module Integration. A greater degree of integration with the Learning module is still necessary.

Twitter Captivate Integration

Tony Karrer

that we are seeing more and more about Add-ins & Mashups as a means to build richer learning experiences. I particularly cited a DevLearn demo of twitter being embedded inside Captivate as the basis of a social learning experience. They’ve posted on the Adobe Captivate blog - Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blog

Social Learning - Instructional Design - Free - eLearning Hot Topics

Tony Karrer

Weekly Hot eLearning Hot List 5/22/09 - 5/29/09 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Presentation: Blogs in Education - Don't Waste Your Time , May 22, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Choose the Right Pilot Group - Kapp Notes , May 22, 2009 Capture Examples - eLearning Technology , May 29, 2009 Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning - Upside Learning Blog , May 26, 2009 Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it?

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.

My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

thinking and Learning 2.0 technologies to achieve an environment whereby we consume knowledge and contribute back competence to the ‘grid’. aka Learning 2.0). and Learning 2.0 Learning 2.0 technologies and agree that Learning 2.0 leadership learning 2.0

The New Social Learning by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner

Clark Quinn

Marcia Conner & Tony Bingham’s book The New Social Learning is, quite simply, a must-read if you are in either responsible for learning in, or running, a business. In short, eloquent, and yet highly readable chapters, they cover both the natural ways we learn, and how the new technologies both support and enhance these capabilities. If you’ve followed this blog at all, you know that social learning is the key to competitiveness and survival.

Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. In his post, he really is looking primarily at the University of Manitoba's Connectivism Course that he designed and delivered with George Siemens to 2200 students in Fall 2008 and you can tell that he's busy thinking about the technology behind the Fall 2009 course. There's a lot to learn from that experience. I'd be curious to hear thoughts on that kind of learning experience.

tensions of modern learning

Harold Jarche

Clark Quinn , my Internet Time Alliance colleague, has presented a quick view of old and new ways to address organizational learning engineering. Clark created a table “representing just some of the tensions” between what we still do and what we now know about learning.