Links to Jane Hart's articles and presentations on how we are learning differently with the Social Web and how both education and organisations need to re-think their approaches to helping people learn.
“Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done. When trust is low and relationships are plagued by suspicion, networks collapse into brittle organizational structures that rarely offset their operational costs in real world outcomes.”
The cultural imperative for a social business. This is a two part posting by Maria Ogneva, Head of Community at Yammer: Part 1 appeared 18 April 2011, and Part 2 on 21 April 2011
“Culture is the hardest element of success, because it’s 1) hard to define, 2) takes a long time to change, and 3) there are serious disincentives to changing it. With any kind of internal social networking, you are effectively changing behavior from everyone working inside a silo to a more open, transparent and collaborative environment. And as we all know, every time you attempt to change behavior, you run into resistance. The better you can anticipate resistance and channel it into positive energy, the higher the chances of success.”
“today’s work environment doesn’t tolerate learners stepping out of their workflow to learn unless it is absolutely vital to do so. And the actual nature of 21st century learners is resistant to learning options that are delayed and removed from the here and now. They are self-directed, adaptive, and collaborative in their approach to learning. These kinds of learners will ultimately abandon outright our formal learning solutions if what we provide them fails to efficiently prepare them to effectively perform at their moments of “Apply.” Why? Because when facing a traditional course that fails to do this, today’s learners are predisposed to simply walk away and look elsewhere for the shortest path to successful performance.”
As I write this posting, there have now been 125 contributions to this year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list. Although the usual suspects head this list, there are some new names on it again this year! You can also contribute to the list by sharing your Top 10 Tools here.
I recently set up Social.Media.Coaches – as a sister site of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT) website – to address the growing demand for support in the use of social media in the workplace – whether it be for learning, working or marketing.
a growing list of social media programmes (which can be taken with or without support from us) in conjunction with C4LPT
individual and group coaching (to support these programmes or any other aspect of the use of social media in the workplace)
onsite workshops and online webinars.
Please take a look at the Social-Media-Coaches.com website to find out more. You can keep up to date with our activities through email, RSS, our Twitter account and/or Facebook page - you’ll find all the relevant links on the right-hand side.
Barry Sampson told me about this elearning news aggregator that he put together when revamping the e-Learning Network's website.
If you don't want to subscribe to individual feeds, it provides an aggregated feed you can subscribe to (in fact Barry says he's replaced all his individual eLearning related subscriptions with the feed from the site). He therefore sees this as a key starting point; it's an aggregated feed of content that he hopes will appeal to people who don't subscribe to individual blogs.
Barry also wants the content to be crowd sourced; and encourages anyone to submit feeds that they think will be of interest to the eLearning community.
Whilst they currently do nothing, Barry believes the Channel feature has great potential for the future. Rather than manually selecting certain feeds, the site can dynamically create channels based on key words. He will start creating these once he sees the kinds of thing people search for. Again, if people want to make suggestions on search terms for the channels, be is very keen to receive them.
I've already subscribed to the aggregated feed. Want to take a look? - go here
Dr Joy Salmon wrote to tell me about an article in Fast Company that describes
how Stanford’s d.school is creating a collaborative physical space to
Joy thought "the ideas for creating these physical
spaces could apply to those moving toward creating collaborative
e-spaces/culture". I think she's right too. The ideas in the article are worth following up.
This is the 6th year of the edublog awards and this year there are 19 categories. Hundreds of sites were nominated over the last few weeks and these have now been whittled down to a shortlist in each category.
Very many thanks to all those who nominated me and my blogs; I am very pleased to appear in the shortlists of the following three categories. (In fact, BOTH Jane's E-Learning Pick of the Day and Social Media in Learning have been nominated for Best Individual Blog!)
You can view all the shortlisted nominated sites in one easy list here - a great place to find out about new blogs and other resources - and of course links to the polls where you can vote. Voting closes Wednesday 16 December.