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This is a collection of resources associated with social learning in organisational development.

eBook Why You Should Adopt Social Learning. Questions and Answers about Collaborative Learning Infographic. K12 Infographics.

Questions and Answers about Collaborative Learning Infographic

Why More Companies Are Shifting Toward Social And Mobile Learning Tools - eLearning Industry. A recent study by eLearning analysts at Brandon Hall Group uncovered the five learning technologies organizations are looking to implement in 2016.

Why More Companies Are Shifting Toward Social And Mobile Learning Tools - eLearning Industry

Not surprisingly, social and mobile learning solutions, which have steadily grown in popularity, topped the list of priority Learning and Development investments this year. With 2.3 billion people across the globe using social media and over half of web traffic now coming from mobile devices, it makes sense for the eLearning industry to look to these avenues for opportunity. Let's take a look at an excerpt from the complete study, available exclusively from Docebo, and explore the five most sought-after technologies, and find out why so many organizations are asking for them. 10 Ways Pokémon Go Augments Real-World Education & Student Learning. In just ten days, the cultural sensation of Pokémon Go has attracted over 20 million players.

10 Ways Pokémon Go Augments Real-World Education & Student Learning

It is the most popular U.S. mobile game ever, surpassing Twitter in daily active users and crashing its Niantic host server. For those who are over the age of 30, or who have been been in a self-imposed digital blackout, or who did not luck into an 11-year-old at a Sunday BBQ to explain the intricacies, here is a one-sentence description of Pokémon Go: the goal is to explore one's neighborhood, using virtual GPS map data, to catch as many animated creatures as possible, building up their strength to defeat other players in head-to-head duels.

For a more complete (and accurate) rundown, here is a better explanation, as well as a helpful video. With little marketing or publicity, the enormous success of Pokémon Go speaks to an obvious and inherent appeal. The game combines popular culture, virtual reality, physical movement, problem-solving, and person-to-person competition. What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning - EI Design Blog. What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning As learning professionals, most of us are familiar with the 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development that describes how learning happens.

What is social learning and how can you use it to foster collaborative learning - EI Design Blog

According to this, most of us pick: 70 percent of our knowledge from our on-the job experiences 20 percent from interactions with others 10 percent from structured or formal training. The Role of Social Media in eLearning - eLearning Industry. No one can deny the frenziness that has taken over the entire world with social media, in the last 10 years.

The Role of Social Media in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google Plus and a bunch of others have become almost everyone’s second nature. Many think that social media is just another way to minimize personal communication and contact, for others an effective way to legitimately peek through people’s lives, and for others a pure waste of time with no value. Personal opinions are of course respected, yet we got to take a look at the other side. Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy. “I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it.”

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Don Tapscott (italics mine) I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Using Twitter For eLearning: 8 Pros and 6 Cons To Consider. Using social media as eLearning platforms is a well known practice for most eLearning professionals, nowadays, as social media have become almost everyone’s second nature and they can offer opportunities for sharing eLearning techniques, promoting information and exchanging opinions, views and comments.

Using Twitter For eLearning: 8 Pros and 6 Cons To Consider

But, should you incorporate Twitter into your eLearning strategy? In this article, I will reveal 8 pros and 6 cons to consider when using Twitter for eLearning. Twitter, as a popular social network, can be used in various ways for social learning, as it offers many benefits when it comes to reaching your audience. But is it the right social media solution for you? In this article, I'll give you tips on factors to consider when evaluating Twitter for eLearning use, in order to determine whether incorporating it into your eLearning strategy is worth the effort or not.

Using Twitter For eLearning: Strong Points. Overcoming the Challenges of Social Learning in the Workplace by Shevy Levy & Jim Yupangco. Social learning is a concept with significant roots in research and in theory, and it has been the basis of some educational designs for several decades.

Overcoming the Challenges of Social Learning in the Workplace by Shevy Levy & Jim Yupangco

However, e-Learning design often draws more upon the notion of learning as an individual activity based on content and on delivery by an instructor or an expert. Times are changing, and with the advent of social media, e-Learning designers need to understand social learning and to adopt some best practices to support it. In the emerging view, learning is not just a transmission of “substance” from teachers to learners through a variety of pedagogical strategies. Many professionals now describe learning in terms of communication of ideas between people within a community. Traditionally, educators treated knowledge acquisition as an individual activity focused on content. Guildresearch social2012. eLearning Guild Research: Informal Learning With and Without L&D by Patti Shank. “During the two-week plus onboarding process, we have included on-the-job observations of particular skills taught.

eLearning Guild Research: Informal Learning With and Without L&D by Patti Shank

This shadowing, or formalized informal learning, encourages employees to observe skills they've learned and to ask questions and discuss when followed by debriefing back in the classroom. This allows for reinforcement of skills learned, and also provides opportunity for new employees to practice skills while receiving feedback.” The Guild’s newest research report, Informal Learning Takes Off, by Jane Hart, provides results of the April 2014 eLearning Guild informal learning survey. When I posted the following tweet a few days ago, “Informal learning with L&D vs. without L&D—a different picture,” I got a LOT of retweets, so I decided to show the differences in this month’s article. Differences What are the most common informal learning activities taking place without L&D intervention?

Figure 1: The top 10 activities taking place without L&D intervention Examples. Is Informal Learning The Same As Social Learning? Wp0009 white paper tom vander ark the future of learning 10 08 2014. Guildresearch informallearning2014. Is Informal Learning The Same As Social Learning? The Engaging Power of Using Social Constructs in Your Online Courses. While Online Learning has created opportunity for many students who would otherwise find it highly impractical to pursue their education further, one of the down sides of this type of learning is limited social interaction.

The Engaging Power of Using Social Constructs in Your Online Courses

Social networking constructs can play a powerful role in helping to fill the social gap that exists where regular face-to-face interaction is absent. Building a sense of community and increasing social presence can be an excellent aid keeping distance learners engaged and encourage their success. The Building Community and Interaction Online page on GWU’s University Teaching & Learning Center Page gets us thinking about the value of a sense of community in the online learning environment (The George Washington University): “Online education can be so much more than the self-paced, “correspondence course” that you might first envision.

Central to this idea is the need to create a community of learners in your online course.