See you at #DevLearn

I’m just about to start packing to fly to Las Vegas tomorrow for DevLearn 2011, where I’m going to be hosting the Management Xchange stage  on 2nd and 3rd November: “The Management Xchange offers practical approaches for addressing the key issues involved in successful eLearning management. The Xchange showcases well-known …

You can’t manage informal learning – only the use of informal media

Recently I’ve been reading more and more blog posts and articles that talk of how to “manage informal learning”, so I thought it was time for another post of my own that tries to explain how this is actually misleading, and in fact misses the big picture in terms of …

Google Plus currently highest ranked NEW tool on the Top 100 Tools List 2011

As voting for this year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011 draws to a close  Google Plus has now moved into 26th place on the list, and is now the top new tool on the list.  You can view the current state of the list HERE. But there’s still time …

Do you really need separate social learning tools? PART TWO – 6 ways to integrate learning into the workflow

In Part One  of this series of blog postings, I asked the question: “As business is becoming more social and we are using new social tools to work collaboratively with one another, do we really need another set of social tools specifically for learning?” In this post I am going to be …

Key social learning resources: Part 8 #sociallearning

Here are 5 more resources this week that look at social approaches to working and learning – and in particular the new mindset required. 1 – The Six Attitudes Leaders take towards Social Media, in Harvard Business Review, describes the six basic categories that business leader attitudes toward social media fall …

Do you really need separate social learning tools or platforms in the workplace? Part 1

We are hearing a lot about new social learning tools and  platforms that are becoming available – but do you really need them in the workplace? As business is becoming more social and we are using new social tools to work collaboratively with one another as we work, do we …

Key social learning resources: Part 7 #sociallearning

Here are 5 more resources I’ve found this week that look at different social approaches to working and learning.  1 – The first one this week is an article I wrote for the E-Learning Council, Social Media + Learning = more than Social Learning.  I cover quite a bit of …

Key social learning resources: Part 6 #sociallearning

Continuing my series of key social learning resources, here is this week’s selection. 1- In Jane Bozarth’s Nuts and Bolts column for Learning Solutions Magazine,  this month she provides an excerpt from the eLearning Guild’s Report, Social Media for Learning.  After disentangling some of the  terms in use, notably “social media”, …

I will remember Steve Jobs 2005 Commencement Address

Steve Jobs died yesterday, 5 October, and the blogosphere is full of tributes today to him. For me one of the most influential things he did was his commencement speech to Stanford University in 2005. I’ve forwarded the link to many people over the years, and I know it has impacted …

Key social learning resources: Part 5 #sociallearning

My 4-part series of curated resources for TrainingZone’s Social Learning month in September has proved to be quite popular, and I have been asked by a number of people if I would continue my weekly round-up of  social learning resources.  I am happy to do this, so articles in this …