Category Archives: Social learning

Moving Beyond E-Learning: The new mindset for Learning in the Modern Workplace

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Learning has long been defined as “knowledge and skills acquired through studying or being taught”. However, as learning animals we can’t help but learn! As children we learned instinctively from our parents and from our friends, and in the workplace we now learn from our work colleagues. In fact we learn everyday from everything we […]

Informal Learning Research Report

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In this new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report, Informal Learning Takes Off, I examine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace.  The results show that there are now many interpretations of the term “informal learning” –  from non-traditional approaches to training to autonomous, unplanned individual and team learning. The main informal learning activities that are taking […]

Guided Social Learning Experience Design (Online Workshop)

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Most e-learning design is about gathering a comprehensive set of material, storyboarding the content, developing screens of information and adding in interactivity and quizzes to test understanding. When it comes to formal social learning, there is a need for a quite different design approach. It is not just about “adding in” social interactions or “bolting […]

Social Learning Practitioner Programme: Walk the Social Talk

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A Social Learning Practitioner is a learning professional who encourages, enables and supports knowledge sharing and collaboration across their organisation – not just in training. He/she is a role model, leading the way by showing the business what it is to be social, and modelling the new knowledge sharing and collaboration practices that are required […]

The case for Guided Social Learning Experience Design

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As classroom training is gradually being replaced by e-learning I have watched as many people have become exasperated with this new experience – something which Nick Shackleton Jones clearly illustrated in a recent post. And yet at the same time, I also see how many are enjoying a very different learning experience on the Social Web. Different - due to a […]

50 Things to do Before You’re 11¾

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No, this post isn’t about workplace learning! But if you have young children (or grandchildren) you might like this National Trust project for children to achieve badges for completing 50 outdoor activity tasks. I’ve embedded the YouTube trailer below, and here’s the link to the 50 Things website, where you and/or your children can sign up.  It’s […]