Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

I’ve written a few postings recently (notably Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does) where I have tried to show how the fundamental changes in how businesses are operating, require a fundamental change in how the L&D function needs to view workplace learning.  I suggested this means a move from …

Key social learning resources: part 3

This article first appeared on Training Zone on 19 September. This is the third part of my four-part series curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. 1. The first piece this week comes from Charles Jennings, who looks at why the real power of e-learning is social.  …

Saturday Surprise: Google Gravity

Follow these instructions  for some fun! Follow this link:  Google Gravity Wait 2 seconds – something will happen Play with the “bricks” – throw them around! Write any word in the Google search bar. Press Enter. Wait and see what happens now! That’s HTML5 for you! If  you want a taster …

Key Social Learning Resources: Part 2

This article first appeared in TrainingZone on 9 September 2011, but is reproduced here for those who don’t have a TZ account. During social learning month  I am writing some weekly articles with some key resources about social learning.  This is the second instalment. 1. My first piece this week comes from …

From “Command & Control” to “Encourage & Engage”: the presentation

Today, I am speaking at LearningLive in Birmingham.  The topic of my session is “From managing and controlling learning, to enabling and supporting learning”. I am going to be talking about the ideas in my last two posting: Social learning doesn’t mean what you think it means – Part 1 and …

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO

Yesterday, in my first posting on this topic, I showed how “social learning” is not just about a new training trend or about adding social media into the “blend” or acquiring the latest Social Learning Management System, but a fundamental change in how we need to view workplace learning.  And that in order stay …

Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does!

A few days ago my Internet Time Alliance colleague, Harold Jarche, shared this article, written by Deb Lavoy, with me: Social Business Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does, Neither Does Enterprise 2.0.  The first few paragraphs say it all! “Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture.” It …

Key social learning resources: Part 1

This article first appeared in TrainingZone on 7 September 2011, but is reproduced here for those who don’t have a TZ account. During social learning month, Jane Hart will be providing some weekly articles curating some key resources about social learning. 1. Social learning has become the latest trending concept …