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SlideShare Classic: 8 Reasons to Focus on Informal Learning

SlideShare Classic:  8 Reasons to Focus on Informal Learning | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"Informal and social learning is core to successful learning.  These 8 classic reasons still apply today."

8 reasons to focus on informal learning.

They are:


  1. There are imperatives for informal learning
  2. Learning is a process, not a series of of events
  3. Most learning occurs outside of the classroom
  4. The vast majority of learning is social
  5. A lot of formal learning is ineffective
  6. People learn better when they are in charge
  7. There’s inherent inertia in formal approaches
  8. Informal and social learning are cost-effective

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Oldie but a goodie, as the conversation on informal and social learning is still current.  We still have a long way to go.  ~  Deb

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Why Leadership and Team-Development Programs Fail

Why Leadership and Team-Development Programs Fail | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"Leaders and employees alike need to train their rational brain to work in sync with their emotional brain if they are to shift from self-protective behaviors that get in the way of achieving their potential."


Excerpts:


Key reasons why most leadership- and team-development programs fail:

  

REASON #1:  LACK OF SELF-AWARENESS OF PARTICIPANTS

Personality assessments are often used in developmental programs to help leaders and team members to increase their self-awareness. However, existing approaches focus on strengths/weaknesses or preferences, leaving out insight into unconscious patterns of behavior and emotions that typically get in the way of development.
  
For leaders or employees to develop, they must understand how this happens for them by being aware of their nature, emotions, and how their brain is organized. 

  

REASON #2:

EXPECTING BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCY SYSTEMS TO DEVELOP BEHAVIOR

Competency models that are not integrated with an understanding of the different personality styles of leaders and employees and that don’t have an ongoing experiential development program with a sound accountability strategy are doomed to fail.  

  

REASON #3:

NO ONGOING ENGAGEMENT IN DEVELOPMENT

  

REASON #4:

BELIEVING CONTENT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PEOPLE

A whole-person approach is what is needed to make lasting, sustained change through learning.

Post by Anne Dranitsaris and Heather Hilliard 

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We've got a ways to go to help learning fit as well as "stick." ~  Deb

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Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools

Fewer Full-Sized Courses. More learning snacks, ePubs, Videos, and Reference Tools | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"From Sharon Boller's newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities ~ today's learning landscape."


Excerpts:

1. ONLINE COURSES THAT ARE BIG – BUT DESIGNED IN VERY SMALL, CONSUMABLE CHUNKS

The flipped classroom is one obvious example of this. Lectures get recorded and learners consume those lectures in their own time and perhaps in small chunks.


Examples from a course on Gamification (along with 81,000 others), in a Coursera MOOC:

    • Listened to 11 lectures ranging in length from 3:27 to 14:37 with the average length appearing to be about 10 minutes. Sometimes I only spent 10 minutes doing course work; at least one other time I spent an entire hour.
    • Completed 2 quizzes that each had 5 questions in them.
    • Completed a homework assignment that required me to write a 300-word essay (took about 30 minutes to do).
    • Did a peer evaluation on 5 essays done by fellow students (took about 30 minutes to do).
    • Didn’t finish the course – another big trend with MOOCs. People seem to grab what they want, which might mean not finishing the entire course.

 

2. ONLINE REFERENCE TOOLS REPLACING COURSES

ePubs and web-based reference tools offer a terrific alternative – Two “trends within the trend”: ePubs and videos.




Via Ana Cristina Pratas, michel verstrepen
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Learning snacks, chunking, competency building that fits your learning. So curious of what this means for the learning community.~  D

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As we move to "byte sized" learning snacks the need for discoverability (meta tagging) increases.  The need for social collation & curation tools with interoperability is the part of the key.

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Collaborative Problem Solving Made Simpler

Collaborative Problem Solving Made Simpler | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
In true interdisciplinary fashion this post comes courtesy of an unexpected source, a psychiatrist, who presented at yesterday's Fraser Family Smart™ Forum. Dr.

Via Karen Steffensen
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Having a Plan A, B & C laid out so clearly is a good share for peer learning as well as connecting this with an overview of peers & alternate scenario planning.  ~  Deb

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Managing the Flipped Classroom ~ Details 2013

Managing the Lean LaunchPadFlipped Classroom Thursday, January 31 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Good example of the agile, inside-out thinking of the Flipped Classroom, one of the six (6) emerging technologies identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years by the NMC Horizon Project focusing on trends affecting higher education, as reported by Educause.  ~  Deb

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Double-Loop Learning with Derek W. Wade and Susan Eller

Double-Loop Learning with Derek W. Wade and Susan Eller | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
Derek W. Wade and Susan Eller discuss double-loop learning, Chris Argyris, frames, simulations, hospitals, mental models and why double-loop learning is so much more bad-ass than single loop learning.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The format for this video and transcript on two testimonials to putting Chris Agyris' work into practice is intriguing, as is the format of this tech-based, yet learning friendly post.  ~ Deb

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23 Free Learning Tools For Monological, Dialogical and Polyphonic Forms of Teaching

23 Free Learning Tools For Monological, Dialogical and Polyphonic Forms of Teaching | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

23 Free Learning Tools For Monological, Dialogical and Polyphonic Forms of Teaching - A follow up to the article: A Pedagogical Framework for Digital Tools.

23 free, web-based tools for use in education. The tools are organized according to which form of teaching the author thinks they support the best. 


Via Gust MEES
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Intrigued to learn about this Venn diagram of three forms of learning digital learning tools, for which several are listed as having elements off all three forms.   Digital, on-line educators, what do you think?  ~  Deb

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 13, 2013 11:46 AM

A MUST read...

 

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Curation Learning: Discovery Invests $20M in Grockit to Reach ‘Lifelong Learners’ Online

Curation Learning:  Discovery Invests $20M in Grockit to Reach ‘Lifelong Learners’ Online | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

The cable programmer teams up with an education-tech startup as part of an ongoing bid to take content "beyond cable."


Grockit has gained popularity and a new $20 million Series E investment led byDiscovery Communications.

With Discovery investing in an educational startup, users will determine whether there will be “Shark Week” lessons online.

According to Grockit CEO Roy Gilbert(an ex-Googler and U.S. Navy veteran), the entirety of the $20 million will go towards redesign and expansion of the company’s new “social learning platform” called Learnist.


Learn.ist allows approved users to create “learn boards,” comprised of e-books, video content, Web pages and other digital material that show off their subject matter expertise. Anyone, not just paying students, can connect with them via Learnist.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Learn.ist and the Discovery channel's investment provide an indicator of how visual curation is becoming mainstream in learning.

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Social Learning Start-Up Grockit Raises $20M From Discovery Communications - All Things Digital

Social Learning Start-Up Grockit Raises $20M From Discovery Communications - All Things Digital | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Social Learning Start-Up Grockit Raises $20M From Discovery Communications ~ All Things Digital:     Grockit, a start-up that is working to make online learning look pretty, has raised $20 million in funding.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

A start-up with significant funding interest helps pave the way for the ongoing evolution and revolution of how learning happens, including the major impact of visuals, including "looking pretty."  ~  D

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Drucker’s Knowledge Worker in the Age of Social Media: Curation for Professional Development

Drucker’s Knowledge Worker in the Age of Social Media: Curation for Professional Development | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"50+ years ago, Peter Drucker presented the concept of the knowledge worker - focused on quality over quantity and working more independently as problem solvers."


DN:  ScoopIt is announcing their new partnership with LinkedIn.  This is part of their announcement and includes a SlideShare and other resources.


Excerpted:


________________________

There’s a New Talent Economy, and professionals must use everything they’ve got — from platforms and resources to skills and expertise — to gain business success.  

________________________


Over the many applications of Social Content Curation, Professional Development has been a strong trend. We keep observing it on Scoop.it but it's also been reported by Social Media influencers.


As more and more of us become Knowledge Worker,s it should be no suprise that Content takes a growing importance on our Professional lives.


It's why we announced this new integration with LinkedIn earlier today.


Take a look at ScoopIt's SlideShare presentation on how content curation can be used for professional development.


There’s a New Talent Economy, and professionals must use everything they’ve got — from platforms and resources to skills and expertise — to gain business success.


Via Guillaume Decugis
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5 Instructional Shifts to Promote Deep Learning

5 Instructional Shifts to Promote Deep Learning | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Students develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. 


To facilitate these types of deep learning experiences, an adjustment in traditional instructional practices is necessary.


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misscrawleymfl's curator insight, March 17, 2013 3:19 PM

This links to flattened classroom idea discussed last week MEd

Mounds View High School's curator insight, January 15, 2014 2:35 PM

Interesting ideas to make our classrooms more student driven. 

Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:20 PM

I like this infographic about how to help students access higher level thinking skills

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Salman Khan’s Mission To Educate the World for Free - Book, Interview, Results

Salman Khan’s Mission To Educate the World for Free - Book, Interview, Results | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

When you hear Salman Khan’s story, it sounds like an Internet-age fairy tale. "Once upon a time, a brainy MIT graduate working as a hedge-fund analyst started tutoring his cousin in math and science online."


Futurist Thomas Frey has a TEDx talk about 5 industries that will drastically change in the next 5 years.  Education is #3 on his list.


Frey mentions:

Teaching requires experts. Learning only requires coaches.

   

Jobs Going Away

  • Teachers
  • Trainers
  • Professors

  

New Jobs Created

  • Coaches
  • Course designers
  • Learning camps   
Back to Salman Khan, excerpts:
   
  • Khan sat down recently with Slate’s Jacob Weisberg to talk about his new book and the results his nonprofit is producing.
   
  • In Part 1 of the interview, Khan explains how The Khan Academy flips the teaching model on its head. And in the third segment, he addresses how the education establishment has responded.

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Using Content Curation as a Source for Perfect Content Marketing Mix [INFOGRAPHIC]

Using Content Curation as a Source for Perfect Content Marketing Mix [INFOGRAPHIC] | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Here's a useful infographic on curation and content creation, noting, "creating original content is the biggest obstacle for 73% of content marketers."

 

"How curation can become an effective tool to incease visibility, boost SEO and establish thought leadership. ...carefully handpicking the best content sources and amassing them in a way that clearly explains all strong points will help you produce an organized content."

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Creating original content is the biggest obstacle for 73% of content marketers.   

   

  • 75% of marketers cannot justify spending the time needed to create original content for their audience.   

  

  • There are a variety of tools developed within the past 3 years that can help marketers and content curators gather the most relevant content, re-purpose it, and present it to their audience in unique ways.   

   

  • 85% of brands use content curation to establish thought leadership, and 80% say it enables them to increase brand visibility

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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Professors were asked, do they believe MOOCs "are worth the hype." 79% said yes.


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In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.

 

Hype around these new free online courses has grown louder and louder since a few professors at Stanford University drew hundreds of thousands of students to online computer-science courses in 2011.


Since then MOOCs, which charge no tuition and are open to anybody with Internet access, have been touted by reformers as a way to transform higher education and expand college access.


Many professors teaching MOOCs had a similarly positive outlook: Asked whether they believe MOOCs "are worth the hype," 79 percent said yes.


Via Smithstorian
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

There is some synchroncity here that this article is showing up while I'm listening to a professor at UM talk about Harvard choosing a MOOC for accounting for their entry level accounting (Brigham Young) and outsourcing professors.

Can paths to efficiency and worker health co-exist?

Professor:  Wally Hopp, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Herrick Professor of Manufacturing, Ross School of Business   Positively Lean: A Path to Efficiency and Energization?


Examples:  Henry Ford, Joe at GM Powertrain, FelPro (300% ROI on Employee Benefits, no turnover > sold to Federal Mogul)


Key themes in the blend:

  • Share the gain
  • Appeal to pride
  • Cultivate a community
  • Pursue a higher purpose <motivation>  (Sugar water or change the world)

 

Apple >> Change the world

Patagonia  >> Corporate responsibility  (Don't buy what you don't need)
University of Michigan  Uncommon education for the common man  (President James Burrill Angell) 


Questions:

  • Is the key challenge aligning organization & employee benefits from efficiency gains?
  • Or is it cultivating a sense of higher purpose?
  • Or something completely different?    
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How to Blend Face-to-Face Delivery with Online Learning

How to Blend Face-to-Face Delivery with Online Learning | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
  • Social media can be a powerful pedagogical tool in the classroom, but the key to its success lies in building a dynamic and sustainable 'online teacher presence'.


The 10 strategies listed offer insight into effective online tutoring techniques that complement traditional face-to-face delivery.


Here's an excerpt:


  1. Building a safe online environment, in which everyone feels comfortable and confident to contribute
  2. Allowing for social connection should come before content-oriented goals. Work on building trust before launching into lessons that warrant more complex cognitive online demands.
  3. Teacher and student commitment to encourage the growth of their 'pop-up cyber society'.
  4. Actively refer to the online forum environment whilst delivering lessons
  5. Embed positive psychology into the online educational forum.

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Via Nik Peachey, Lukas Palecek, Juan Alberto L Uribe, Susan, Ricard Garcia, michel verstrepen
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Insights on the magic of the blend.  ~  Deb

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Nicolette Erkelens's curator insight, March 23, 2013 5:30 AM

Blended learning.

Monicaaparicio's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:59 PM

Blending

Clare O'Connor's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:54 AM

This article has a useful list of 10 strategies for making online learning work alongside face to face, or 'blended' learning.

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A Vision of Leadership Development for the 21st Century

A Vision of Leadership Development for the 21st Century | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"...a group of people, passionate about leadership, gathered together to reflect on current leadership development."

a key theme emerged… under­stand­ing the self was cru­cial to lead­er­ship development.


Other dis­cus­sion points emerged about the next gen­er­a­tion, their pas­sions and there­fore their pos­si­ble needs; sus­tain­abil­ity, global teams and moral lead­er­ship in the post cap­i­tal­ist paradigm.


Not to men­tion the role of reflec­tion and silence to facil­i­tate deci­sion mak­ing and self-management.

 


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This format reminds me of elements of "Presencing."  As  far as the key theme, of course!  ~  Deb

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Thomas Gelmi's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:25 PM

Key sentence for me: under­stand­ing the self is cru­cial to lead­er­ship development.

Thomas Gelmi's comment, March 28, 2013 5:03 PM
Agree - there are some parallels with theory U, in which presencing is a key element.
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What Makes a Good Content Curator?

What Makes a Good Content Curator? | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

"Sharing good content shows you understand what’s interesting and valuable to your target markets. It will help you increase your followers and establish your credibility. "


Excerpted from the article:


A good content curator has to sift through tons of content, quickly and efficiently, finding what is both relevant and good quality.

So what does a good content curator look like?


1) Really Long Arms:
You have the expanded reach to know the smaller players with a unique perspective, the powerhouse publishers, and all of the niche players. This allows for a healthy variety of content, with differing perspectives.

2) Super Fast Scanning Eyes:
An efficient content curator knows how to scan an article for legitimacy, value, and relevance to their target market.

3) A Raised Eyebrow:
Each time you come upon something new, your eyebrow is already up, because you’re there to sniff it out to make sure it’ll pass the test. People will lose interest in what you share and you will hurt your credibility if you share content that isn’t high quality.

4) A Belly Full of Hunger:
Good content curators love what they do and are passionate about traversing the wide expanse of the web to find the best content possible."

Read full article here:
http://socialmediatoday.com/parkerwhite/1236016/what-makes-good-content-curator

 


Via Robin Good, Giuseppe Mauriello, John van den Brink, Ivo Nový, Robin Martin
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Captures the golden nuggets of curation in short form.  Good post.  ~  Deb

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Emily at Two Pens's curator insight, February 20, 2013 7:46 PM

What has long arms and raised eyebrows?

 

Charlotte L Weitze's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:43 AM
Robin Good's insight:

 

Lindsey Weintraub at SocialMediaToday has a short but valuable guide to four key traits a good curator really needs to have.

 

From the ability to search and tap into sources that should not be what everyone else is looking at, to the ability to know in and out its chosen niche of interest and its players, the good content curator has an uncanny talent for scanning, selecting and triple-verifying anything potentially interesting before even considering showcasing in its selections.

 

Rightful. Good for anyone just starting out with curation. 7/10

 

Article:http://socialmediatoday.com/parkerwhite/1236016/what-makes-good-content-curator#

Rebeca Lamas's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:07 AM

¿Qué aspectos hacen de ti un buen Content Curator?

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Peer Learning Circles - What are they?

Peer Learning Circles - What are they? | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Peer Learning  embraces learning from your peers’ experiences and insights.

It is working with like-minded individuals that want to cooperatively develop their knowledge and expertise based on shared experiences, ingenuity and creativity. 


How does Peer Learning work?

Peer Learning involves a group (called a “Circle”) of anywhere from 8 to 15 people.  [It may be people from all of one strata, such as Executive Directors] meeting on a regular (monthly) basis, and discussing issues of common concern or interest.


Over the course of several meetings, participants develop a strong level of trust and familiarity with their peers in the Circle, which facilitates effective sharing and powerfully supportive dialogue among all participants.


The Circle meetings are managed by an experienced facilitator, to ensure that agreed ground rules are followed, and that all participants benefit from the process. While structured, the sessions are generally free-flowing, fast-paced and energizing.


Veterans of past Peer Learning offerings commonly report that it is the most significant professional development opportunity that they have experienced.


What does the Circle discuss?

The Circle members decide this for themselves at each meeting, setting the topic of discussion for the following meeting.


Depending on the topic agreed upon, the facilitator may select one or two resource articles to circulate to the group in advance of the next meeting, in order to provide basic information and context for the discussion.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I was asked by a local peer executive coach to recommend someone who had this specific expertise.  An experienced facilitator knows how to do this, however, this is the first time I've heard of Peer Learning Circles developed as if it were a trademark.  In the UK, it Peer Circles is a registered name.  ~  Deb

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Less is more

Less is more | Agile Learning | Scoop.it
If you were to sum up the psychology of learning in three words, it would be ‘less is more’.

Via The e.MILE Community
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

The reason the coaching industry grew so quickly, is that the action oriented, journey-within practices of coaching mirror the incremental learning of content, reflection and practice within this post.  ~  Deb

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A Simple Guide To Complex Learning Theories

A Simple Guide To Complex Learning Theories | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Do you know the actual theories of learning? This helpful infographic does a solid job of breaking down the basics of learning theories in a visual and understandable format.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Pascal STIEVENARD, Frederic DOMON
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Starting with a brain-based illustration on the chart,  is a good sign for this sort of learning theory.  ~  D

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John Hovell's curator insight, December 26, 2012 9:51 PM

LOVE this, even with a few little errors and other thoughts I'd add...

Nancy Jones's curator insight, December 30, 2012 5:57 PM

I am very  interested in this whole constructivism thing and find this visual chart helpful

Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, March 26, 2013 11:15 AM

A picture is worth 1,000 words - plenty of words on this Inforgrapic but organized in a way to make understanding (and hopefully appling)  these learning theories to good pedagogy

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Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections

Teaching Kids to Curate Content Collections | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

While there are a ton of essential skills that today's students need in order to succeed in tomorrow's world, learning to efficiently manage -- and to evaluate the reliability of -- the information that they stumble across online HAS to land somewhere near the top of the "Muy Importante" list.


Via Guillaume Decugis
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Curation is coming out of beta with talk starting up of how curation and kids go together for effective learning.  ~  Deb

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Tom Hood's curator insight, January 28, 2013 7:39 PM

I see this helping to create a PLN Personal Learning Network

bookwarrior's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:32 PM

This educator describes how Scoop.it can be the tool by which you teach students to gather, manage, and evaluate information. I 100% agree with his caveat at the bottom that Scoop.it doesn't do the teaching but because it is so simple and seamless and allows for so much interaction and feedback between student curator and instructor, it is the perfect medium for it.

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:18 AM

Need a new subjects or all higher education students - digital content curation - we provide less pre-preapred resources - students need to learn what is worth citing 

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Leaping Learning Lizards! Lanyrd integrates with LinkedIn

Leaping Learning Lizards!  Lanyrd integrates with LinkedIn | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

Integration can be powerful.  This reverberates for many industries including learning, conferences as well as the professional speaking industies.

 

Excerpted:


Lanyrd now helps LinkedIn users discover conferences and professional events based on their LinkedIn connections and profile information.


This fills a gap left by the shutdown of LinkedIn's events application and allows event organizers to continue to take advantage of LinkedIn to promote their events.


LinkedIn users can also use Lanyrd to build their own speaker profiles, get event information on their mobile phones and network more effectively with others at events.

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The Rise of Social Learning with Results, at Work

The Rise of Social Learning with Results, at Work | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

A tidal wave of social learning is reshaping the way we experience new information, it 'connects people in ways that make learning a joy,' and encourages creativity & productivity."


I'm intrigued and encouraged by the evolution of social learning, informed by flexible, large group methods, like "Open Space" and the mainstream presence of social media.  This article spotlights the trend & developments.  ~  Deb


Excerpted:


As businesses become more globalized, people are discovering more flexible, engaging ways to make connections with each other. We’re now able to cast a net into the ebbs and flows of relevant information that surrounds us.


Marcia Connor, in a recent Fast Co. article summarizes,  


  • “Social learning combines social media tools with a shift in the corporate culture, a shift that encourages ongoing knowledge transfer and connects people in ways that make learning a joy.”


  • New technologies are making it possible to create vibrant working environments that are “enthusiastically supported, where your sense of wonder returns and creativity blossoms — where people thrive.”

Why has the business world taken such a siloed approach to learning for so long?


It's beyond the org chart.


Professionals are using social learning strategies to build their own personal learning networks (PLN) to keep up to date on topics of interest.


Read the full article here.


DN: There are problems, of course, with information overload. We can help manage this by using good tools to channel and inform our interests, learning groups and tasks.


Learn more about large group methods via Deb's photo essay & mini-blog on Open Space here as well as her Open Space handout on her tools page here.

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7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload

7 Time-Proven Strategies for Dealing With Information Overload | Agile Learning | Scoop.it

This helpful list of info-overload strategies includes the good and bad effects a single approach.  It's from Fast Co. and a curation connoisseur. 


I've found Google apps use of priority mail VERY useful and just about 90-95% spot on in showing me what's important in my email onslaught.

A coach and/or good use of assessment tools and your own, tuned self-awareness will help you decide which from Fast Company's list is most important to you right now.  


The examples give a flavor of what's at stake.


~  Deb


Excerpted, Fast Co:


The advice is from 1962 study and has been updated for today's daily battle with digital overload.   The techniques are very much still valid.


1. Omission – ...you can’t consume everything, so just ignore some. ...a bit dangerous since some of the omitted information might be the most critical. 


2. Error – Respond to information without giving due consideration. ...without thinking through all the consequences 


3. Queuing – Putting information aside until there is time catch up later. An example is processing email early in the morning, before the business day begins, or reading important reports late at night.


4. Filtering – ...employs a priority scheme for processing some information while ignoring others. Automated tools are particularly well suited to help filter information. 


See the full list here. 


Deb's top curation streams:  Change Leadership Watch & Change Management Resources.


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Robin Martin's comment, November 4, 2012 11:12 AM
Great info...thanks for "scooping" Deb!
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, November 4, 2012 4:51 PM
You are welcome Robin. There's definitely some good interest in this topic!
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