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What Type of Social Networking Personality Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Type of Social Networking Personality Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it

If you're on popular social networking sites, you can probably group friends into categories based on their online behavior. But where do you fit in?

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Learning Journeys: the road from informal to formal learning | Taylor | Journal of Interactive Media in Education

Learning Journeys: the road from informal to formal learning | Taylor | Journal of Interactive Media in Education | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Learning Journeys: the road from informal to formal learning
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This is from the Journal of Interactive Media in Education.  Josie Taylor, director at the Open University has written a paper that considers the relationship between technologies and learning.  


Make particular note of the discussion of "learning design".


This information creates a nice foundation to shifting from broadcast learning to interactive learning.  


The key points to note here are: (i) the shift in agency from the teacher-centered view to a learner-centered view and all that that entails, and (ii) the customization and individualization of the learning process, leading to a much more fulfilling learning experience that is likely to go on far beyond the formal setting, becoming a natural habit in people's lives.


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These Are The Reasons Why Learners Forget Your Training

These Are The Reasons Why Learners Forget Your Training | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
"Training doesn’t help one jot if people can’t remember it in the real world"  —Teresa Ewington
Our biggest goal in training is to get students to remember the material.
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As eLearning professionals, it is almost as important to understand how the human mind forgets as it is to understand memory. Both concepts are part of the same coin and must be addressed together to make a program as successful as possible.


This article talks about five reasons learners tend to forget training.  


Reason number three of why learners forget... Shallow processing.  

Deep processing occurs when meaning is placed on the material being learned.



Good reminders!

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3 First Steps For Collaborating On Creative Projects - Fast Company

3 First Steps For Collaborating On Creative Projects - Fast Company | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Some of your best creative ideas could be born of great teamwork. Step one, leave your ego at the door.
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Three steps?  Doesn't sound like much, does it?  These steps go to the core of being able to collaborate...Checking your ego, ridicule less, and planning initial sharing from everyone.


The last suggestion, set out as "Once around the table" in this article, may sound patronizing.  The article points out that:


Much will be revealed. Those who are shy will be quieter. Those who are arrogant will be more so as well. Once around the table is like a crucible that exaggerates the best and worst of those sitting in it.



Some sound steps to remember as you collaborate.

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Learning Trends and Challenges Webinar

Learning 2014
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In his annual "Learning Trends and Challenges" webinar, Elliott Masie spends a few minutes discussing numerous topics.  These range from TedEd. Collaborative learning, Gameification, connected classrooms, 50 plus,  and even Big Data.

 

The video is an hour long and starts some interesting discussions that will be developed further in the coming months.  

 

This is an excellent way to see the broadness and impact learning can have while understanding the need to make learning as personally appealing and applicable as possible.   What a challenge!

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Bryan Mathers on Twitter: "students navigate for themselves the gulf between formal and informal learning" @catherinecronin #altc #educate http://t.co/QnSwsVINXW

Bryan Mathers on Twitter: "students navigate for themselves the gulf between formal and informal learning" @catherinecronin #altc #educate http://t.co/QnSwsVINXW | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it

This RT @drjfrank: RT @BryanMMathers: "students navigate for themselves the gulf between formal and informal learning" http://t.co/m7IITkm1UO #a…

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This illustration is worth some time spent on how formal and informal learning work together.  As a learning organization, how do we help build that bridge?

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The merging of Informal and Mobile Learning

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The merging of Informal and Mobile Learning. 5 reasons why mobile informal learning might be motivating. http://t.co/osfBhDMwc2 via @zite
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Learning mobile and informal... the need to look at designing learning in engaging ways for use as informal learning delivered on a mobile platform.   An interesting article.

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Bibblio: Social and Open Learning Tool Launches in time for the New Academic Year -

Bibblio: Social and Open Learning Tool Launches in time for the New Academic Year - | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Join the learning resources revolution, visit Bibblio and be a part of a new community of educators.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Bibblio is a new online tool that you might find of interest.  This is a library of curated content has learning resources that are not widely known.


Interesting tool.  Read the article, then try the tool.  See what you think.

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Bibblio is a wonderful tool. If you haven't tried it yet, you must! I joined for free and began reading, curating, and sharing immediately. Exceptional!

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The Dawn of the Experience Era - Tech Cocktail

The Dawn of the Experience Era - Tech Cocktail | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
The Dawn of the Experience Era Tech Cocktail Technologies that can record and report an event from multiple angles and perspectives accompanied by contextual data to create a 'situational awareness' that neither humans nor technology could offer...
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The Experience Era is about the integration of technology into our daily lives to complement and enhance our lives in a way that we forget it’s there at all.


From a learning perspective, we see technologies that have integrated into our lives that also afford us to provide training and support.  It is important to understand the impact that technology is having on the learning industry.  Terms like Mobile and Big Data have certainly worked their way into how we do business.  


Let's embrace this dawn of the Experience Era in technology. 

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ID and Other Reflections: Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID and Other Reflections: Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it

A blog about learning, learning organizations and other miscellaneous musings...

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This article goes in depth in the discussion of Micro-Learning.  How do we shift to design and deliver these learning nuggets to support the one size fits one philosophy of individual focused learning?


Micro-learning supports the social, and informal learning well.  It provides the learner with "learning on the go".  Take a look at some of the tools that you use everyday to learn and share about a subject.  Pintrest, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, all of these help socialize micro-learning from individual users.


Micro-learning allows learners to create and curate information to share with others...a great example of collaborative learning.


Micro-learning does not have to be high-tech, providing feedback to someone on the job is a form of micro-learning.


What can you take away from this article and implement in the next collaborative learning you work with?


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Career Coach: Embracing new employees - Washington Post

Career Coach: Embracing new employees
Washington Post
New employees are often quite happy to share their views on how successfully their firm “oriented” them to their company.
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Remember back to when you started with the company as a new employee.  Was your experience fulfilling and engaging?  Were you able to get a good start to a successful career?


This article points out the importance of embracing the new employee and providing an experience based on four levels:

 

Compliance — the lowest level, and includes teaching employees basic legal and policy-related rules and regulations.

Clarification — ensures that employees understand their new jobs and all related expectations.

Culture —includes providing employees with a sense of organizational norms, both formal and informal.

Connection — refers to the relationships and information networks that new employees must establish.

Now, reconsider your on-boarding experience.  Do you recall elements that touched each of these levels?  

If you were asked to design or build an on-boarding program, what elements might you include to support each level?  How will this impact you as a career coach?

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5 Ways To Prove To Your Boss You Need Content Curation

5 Ways To Prove To Your Boss You Need Content Curation | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it

Have You Made the Business Case For Content Curation? If not, this data will help persuade your management to invest in content curation.
Source: heidicohen.com

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This is a solid summary by Heidi Cohen on why content curation is besoming essential to businesses. Its role to content strategy mix has evolved from being anecdotical a few years ago to becoming central as it not only helps fill the gap but provides meaningful synergies for your created content. 

As Heidi puts it, content curation is not free: while it's "a low cost way to fill your content marketing pipeline", low doesn't mean zero.

 

Great article to learn from.

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Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead

Brainstorming Doesn't Work; Try This Technique Instead | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Ever been in a meeting where one loudmouth's mediocre idea dominates? Then you know brainstorming needs an overhaul.
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Have often have you been a part of a brain storming meeting where there are a couple of people that end up doing most of the talking?

 

A study has shown that the typical brainstorming session a few people do 60-75% of the talking.  For introverts this "loudmouth meeting-hog phenomenon." where one or two people, dominate the conversation, tends to shut down their engagement and certainly negatively impacts their desire to share their own ideas.


 A suggested solution is to do brain-writing which is explained more fully in this interesting video from Kellogg School of Management.  It is well worth the viewing time.


Studies show that using the "brainwriting" technique, groups generated 20% more ideas and 42% more original ideas as compared to traditional brainstorming groups.


Sounds like a good practice to try....

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How you can influence the PGA Championship - USA TODAY

How you can influence the PGA Championship - USA TODAY | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
USA TODAY How you can influence the PGA Championship USA TODAY The event, called a collaborative learning experience between the PGA of America and Nicklaus, according to the release, is designed to educate fans on how course setup impacts...
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The PGA Championship, Golf and collaborative learning.  What do they have in common? 

 

Read this article and find out.  It's really a great idea to help entice people to learn.

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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers
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Some good suggestions about leading students in collaborative learning.  To be able to meet all 20 of these would be outstanding.  


Flexibility, Trust, Diversity are all great strategies to make a mainstay. 


The following suggestion is interesting:

In terms of assessment, it may be beneficial to grade students on the quality of discussion, engagement, and adherence to group norms. Praise younger groups for following collaborative learning standards. This type of learning is a process and needs explicit instruction in beginning stages. Assessing the process itself provides motivation for students to learn how to behave in groups. It shows students that you value meaningful group interactions and adhering to norms.



Many times, we are asked to assess the learning during collaborative events.  The quality of discussion, engagement, adherence to norms, and other interactions would seem appropriate items to measure as part of assessing the participant.


Try this and she how it works for you.

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Better Ways to Learn - New York Times (blog)

Better Ways to Learn - New York Times (blog) | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Getting a good grade doesn’t mean you retained the information. In his book, Benedict Carey offers better ways than cramming for you to hold on to knowledge.
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A longer article, however there are some great nuggets contained in this information.  A couple that really hit home for me are:

The first step toward better learning is to simply change your study environment from time to time.


One way to signal to the brain that information is important is to talk about it. Ask a young student to play “teacher” based on the information they have studied. 



Take a look and identify a couple of these ideas that you can apply to future learning design and delivery.

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Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments

Targeting 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
It’s time to enable the social learning mode!
When it comes to successful eLearning design, everybody should agree that there’s no such thing as too much information about how the human brain operates.
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Collaborative learning should target specific needs of the learner.  Here, six needs are noted.  The six, belonging, expression, competition, support, seeing change, and applying what was learned, make a lot of sense.  


As we develop key learning environments, keep an eye toward how we keep the individual learning while connecting them with others for support.  


Number 5 is especially key ....

Ability to See What’s Being Learned

Learners need to see what they’re learning. For abstract or very complex topics, focus on 5-10 minute sound bites. Learners need to be able to strip away the trappings and leave with the essentials. Your content needs to be relevant, useful, practical, comprehensive. succinct, organized and engaging.

Examples of helpful visual resources include:

  • Videos and animation
  • Infographics
  • Charts, diagrams and graphs
  • Relatable content with real-world examples
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A Lesson in Digital Learning from Minecraft - Huffington Post

A Lesson in Digital Learning from Minecraft - Huffington Post | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
A Lesson in Digital Learning from Minecraft
Huffington Post
Enable connection making: Allow students to model their academic digital learning networks after their informal digital learning networks.
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Enabling learning in individuals comes from providing opportunities for them to connect to information in digital networks as well as in interactions with other people.  Some good straight forward things to consider as we work to open up these learning networks.

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The new look of learning - Galesburg Register-Mail

The new look of learning - Galesburg Register-Mail | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
The new look of learning Galesburg Register-Mail “Math and science, language arts and history go hand-in-hand” Gillespie said, “but when talking about different wars that happened, kids could learn about the engineering of different planes and...
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More collaborative learning spaces are being used in public schools.  How does this translate to learning in the corporate world?  Do our learning spaces and work spaces evoke collaboration?

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Informal or “Less Formal” Learning?

Informal or “Less Formal” Learning? | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
In order to assess how people define "informal learning" in the workplace, Jane Hart did a survey for an eLearning Guild report and asked respondents for their definitions. - "The first question as...
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As learning professionals, do we really understand what informal learning is in the eyes of the learners?  


Informal learning is primarily seen as learning on the job or in the course of doing one's job.  


How does this impact what you do?

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Creating value from social networking - Financial Express

Creating value from social networking - Financial Express | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Creating value from social networking
Financial Express
The primary edge that learning through social networks provides is two-way interactive communication, something which the multitudes of e-learning platforms have failed to offer.
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This article provides some updated information on the importance of collaborative learning.  Utilizing social networking designs to connect people with opportunities to learn from one another is not going away anytime soon.  


The primary edge that learning through social networks provides is two-way interactive communication, something which the multitudes of e-learning platforms have failed to offer. Learning can be course-centric as well as informal, without a pre-defined leader or curriculum, when topics originate organically from the learners themselves.


How are you using collaborative learning in your organization?

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If You Think You Can’t… Think Again: The Sway of Self-Efficacy

If You Think You Can’t… Think Again: The Sway of Self-Efficacy | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
“I think I can” is more than a clichéd, feel-good maxim.
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Self efficacy is not about having of a sense of self-worth, but rather believing you are capable of producing a desired result.  The little engine continued the "I think I can..." mantra, but it wasn't just blowing smoke, it knew it's strengths and had a determination to utilize them to accomplish it's task.


As learners, we all have the tools to build our self efficacy.  In business, you hear about these tools described in different terminology.   Achievement, Historical understanding, vision, role models & mentors, emotional intelligence, and social skills all play roles in building self efficacy.



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ID and Other Reflections: Formal vs. Informal Learning: Gathering My Thoughts Post Learnchat Session Today

ID and Other Reflections: Formal vs. Informal Learning: Gathering My Thoughts Post Learnchat Session Today | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it

ID and other reflections.  A blog about learning, learning organizations, and other misc. musings.

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A good discussion on formal vs informal learning.   


The discussion does a nice job of providing ways to identify each category and in practicality, corporate learning has a need for both.  I think the challenge is that some have become entrenched in the formal and don't account for or do well in the informal.  Other companies live mostly in the informal and lose the advantages of the formal. 


In the end, as Roger Schank points out, “People who learn on their own learn exactly what they find interesting and potentially useful.”  So, an individuals personalized path of learning likely includes both formal and informal.  


The question posed (#4) on figuring out when any learning is not needed,"Where does 'just doing it' and moving on without ever learning a thing become acceptable in terms of performance?" is easy to answer in my mind.  NEVER.  


Even the great Michelangelo when in his 80's is quoted as saying "I am still learning."  Shouldn't we continuously want to learn..even while doing?  Doesn't that drive performance? 

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Email for collaboration - pros and cons | Webiot

Email for collaboration - pros and cons | Webiot | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Over the past 20 years, Keith Burton has been the leading industry practitioner in employee communication and change management. As partner at Brunswick Group ...
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There is a lot of good thought in this article.  In particular for the area of collaborative learning, Mr. Burton notes that the new generation needs “pull” more than having information pushed to them. 

And less is more. I’m finding that companies in change are driving complexity into simplicity. It’s not War and Peace that we need. But it’s more than 140 characters, too. It’s the right amount of context and detail, often set within a story or anecdote that illustrates or informs our point. 


Look at where you and your company are today with collaboration and emails.  In the context of collaborative learning, many times we are stifling opportunities for growth.  Rather than a general email blasted out to everyone... consider what alternatives might be better.

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
I have been writing my PhD so haven't updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to 'coalesce' and cohere in a...
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A discussion on digital curation.  Ibrar Bhatt notes that her research on digital curation shows that is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilizing the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space.


Digital curation for learning is exactly this, identifying relevant material and adding to it context or discussion elements that create a unique experience........not merely repeating what has already been done.


The illustration used really shows how you can review hundreds of pieces of information to identify those nuggets that make sense for your context.


A good discussion and easy way to share a deeper understanding of curation.

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Fixing Your Social Learning Network

Fixing Your Social Learning Network | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Employees say they get more out of informal learning, but many social learning programs fail to engage. Here’s what you can do to change that.
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Stick with this article.  I think that it provides good insight around the need to strategically use social/collaborative learning platforms to broaden the informal learning that is so impactful to most peoples development. 

Empower employees to learn and share, provide them the tools to do it and reward them for successes.  Only one third of that equation has to do with the platform... or tool. 

 

So, focus on the informal learning aspects and see how new tools might help scale those aspects.

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