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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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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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This article is a little dated and focused toward high school classrooms, however, there are a lot of good foundational practices that can translate into the business world.

 

Especially consider how #3, 4, 7, 9, and 11 would manifest in the corporate learning environment of today.

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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...
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Interesting insite on the work to identify the skills important to today's learner.  There is a mix of technical skills and social emotional skills noted.  The details in the article provide some great, thought provoking discussions.

 

After you read the article, share which you see as the biggest challenge. 

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How to Curate Knowledge, Turn it Into Wisdom, and Build Your Audience - Copyblogger

How to Curate Knowledge, Turn it Into Wisdom, and Build Your Audience - Copyblogger | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
To build an audience that will build your business, you need wisdom. How do you gain this wisdom? By making a consistent habit of curating knowledge.
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Linking you to a podcast that takes an interesting dive into emotional intelligence, curation of knowledge, wisdom, and chess.  Two specific take aways from this 30 minute podcast (that is well worth the time)...  First, look at how you read and learn to read more efficiently.  Secondly, consider how you organize and use what you learn.

 

Curation of knowledge, using empathy to gain a deeper understanding of other's use of knowledge, being able to integrate that knowledge into your life so that you can associate the information to different situations and share it with others.  Turning curated knowledge to wisdom.

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Collaborative Learning: more than group discussions? | Zostera Ltd

Collaborative Learning: more than group discussions? | Zostera Ltd | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
#trainers #learning From our blog: Collaborative Learning: more than group discussions? http://t.co/S7x3dwdhlP
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An interesting story to remind us that the success of true collaborative learning really depends on how well the collaborative task is designed and facilitated.

I would add that collaboration between the designer and facilitator will be key to that success also.

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Build Your Pipeline With Young Leaders

Build Your Pipeline With Young Leaders | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Find out how one company is exposing youth to the business world through an experiential learning model, fostering the development of business literacy and leadership skills.
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A pretty long blog recounting an interview on building young talent.  There is a lot of interesting information here.  My focus was pointed toward the discussion about the three things that have been identified that appeal to the young people today:  Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose.

 

The suggestion:

One of the ways organizations can address these three areas is by creating unique learning opportunities for entry-level employees. This continued development would also include continued advanced-level simulations that expose entry-level employees to the skills they will need in the future. These can be done by simply pulling past cases and seeing how the new team would have solved the case. This would also help prepare the employees with the skills that they would need to grow to attain next levels of management.

 

How does your business address these important areas for younger employees?  

 

 

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Re-Inventing Learnification and Knowledge Collaboration: An Interview with Dr ... - Business 2 Community

Re-Inventing Learnification and Knowledge Collaboration: An Interview with Dr ... - Business 2 Community | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Re-Inventing Learnification and Knowledge Collaboration: An Interview with Dr ...
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Gamification works great with informal learning procedures.
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A longer article, but good information about how gaming techniques can be applied to learning...hence...learnification. 

 

Informal learning can be enhanced with learnification.

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The Psychology of How Learners Explore and Find Information Online

The Psychology of How Learners Explore and Find Information Online | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Psychologists, eLearning professionals and other experts have always been interested in how we consume information online. Receiving and transmitting information are not new to us.
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What is your information diet?  How does it compare with the information in the article? 

Some specific items that I found helpful includes:  People minimize thinking when selecting information... and Learners prefer bite-sized information to long-form articles.

How does this impact content design?

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Blended + Social Learning Journey

Blended + Social Learning Journey | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
There has been quite a bit of rhetoric in the L&D community around the need to create learning journeys instead of learning events. Add to this the noise around social & blended learning and you can...
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An interesting "case study" of blending learning into a social journey.  Take special note how each specific audience is provided a solution focused on it's need.

 

What do you take away from this case study?

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The Science behind viral stories on the Web

The Science behind viral stories on the Web | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it

"When Jonah Berger was a graduate student at Stanford, in the early aughts, he would make a habit of reading page A2 of the Wall Street Journal, which included a list of the five most-read and the five most-shared articles of the day. “I’d go down to the library and surreptitiously cut out that page,” he recalls. “I noticed that what was read and what was shared was often different, and I wondered why that would be.” What was it about a piece of content—an article, a picture, a video—that took it from simply interesting to interesting and shareable? What pushes someone not only to read a story but to pass it on?"


Via Gregg Morris, Guillaume Decugis
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Aristotle and viral stories on the web may seem as different as night and day until you take a look at the research that is beinig done about sharing stories with others on the world wide web.

 

This article suggests applying Aristotle's rhetoric model of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to trending content.  Ethos is linked to ethical background of the story, writer, or speaker.  Pathos has to to with the emotions linked to the story or speaker.  Logos looks to the logic of an argument or story used by a presenter.

 

Move this thought into how we look at information we either create or curate and I see a model that works pretty well.  Think about the information and stories you share... are they appealing based on a shared set of ethics, emotions, or logic?  I would wager that the answer is yes for those items that get liked, commented on, or shared  by others.

 

Enjoy this article from The New Yorker.

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APIntd's curator insight, March 10, 1:42 PM

Une (petite) leçon à garder en tête pour la diffusion d'information

Jody MacPherson's curator insight, March 10, 2:36 PM

I think this sums up social media quite nicely:

"The irony, of course, is that the more data we mine, and the closer we come to determining a precise calculus of sharing, the less likely it will be for what we know to remain true. "


Welcome to reality. 

Atul's curator insight, March 27, 3:54 AM

Good Read

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One insight from the current research is that all learning is contextual in at least three senses:

new knowledge is acquired by extending and revising prior...

One insight from the current research is that all learning is contextual in at least three senses:<br/><br/>new knowledge is acquired by extending and revising prior... | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Richard F. Elmore, Education for Judgment: The Artistry of Discussion Leadership, xii.
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Context, Context, Context.   A short reminder.

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Want Results? Champion the Informal

Want Results? Champion the Informal | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it

“First published in Chief Learning Officer magazine, February 2013 Formal gets all the money, but today more learning happens outside the classroom Learning is more important than ever. We have an i...”

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Informal learning...where the person doing the learning is in control of the learning. And the metrics...well, check out what is suggested, then share your thoughts.

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Collaborative Learning Studio (SB015)

Collaborative Learning Studio (SB015) | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it

Indiana University Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

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This space is designed with collaborative learning in mind.  By mixing technology with experiential space and personal interaction discussion tables, this seems to provide an opportunity for collaborative learning.

Which feature most intrigues you?  Why?

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Leveraging Case Studies as an Engagement Tool | Decision Strategies International

Leveraging Case Studies as an Engagement Tool | Decision Strategies International | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
We see it time and time again. Leaders looking for: A fresh way to engage their staff and get real buy-in and commitment to change; A way to encourage
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Another case for Case Studies.  Building a custom case study on specific business lessons is a powerful learning tool. 

What project are you working with today that might benefit use of a case study?

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IS L&D STUCK IN A TIME WARP?

IS L&D STUCK IN A TIME WARP? | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
In this River blog, Randy Emelo, author and thought leader, discusses three movements of the modern workforce that learning and development must adapt to support.
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Are we stuck in the ‘60s, training in the industrial era or have we moved on to the era of preparing and supporting knowledge workers to be successful?

The opinion of the writer of this blog is that most organizations support a “tragically outdated” industrial era learning and development program where learning is an event-based, one-way knowledge transfer.  Today’s workforce is expected to be nimble, agile, efficient, and effective.  Those don't seem to align well.  The challenge is to be honest and ask ourselves - would I really turn to the course I’m creating (or facilitating or the LMS I use) to solve my need? 

Consider making a shift in learning:

                From Conformity to Creativity

                From Information to Wisdom

                From Generalized to Personalized

The challenge is there…what are you doing as a learning professional to help make this shift?

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Your memory isn't perfect, and repetition may make it worse - Quartz

Your memory isn't perfect, and repetition may make it worse - Quartz | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Quartz Your memory isn't perfect, and repetition may make it worse Quartz But a new study published in Learning and Memory suggests that repetition—while strengthening some aspects of memory, such as factual content and speed of recall—may...
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Does repetiion strengthen memory?  I know that there are times that it does... and times that it doesn't.  This writing presents some research information that  "reminds us that memory is not a static record of the past embedded in our neurons; it is a living, imperfect form of thinking that is constantly being rewritten, whether we intend it or not."

 

Sounds like a great case for continuous learning. 

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Big Picture: Ideating | Acumen Learning

Big Picture: Ideating | Acumen Learning | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it

Consider this… You're sitting in a meeting and someone says, "Now that's a good idea! We should move on that." The meeting ends and nothing happens.

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Big Picture Ideation – "idea people talk about opportunities… innovators unravel them."

 

Here is a good discussion starter around ideas and action from the writers of the book Seeing the Big Picture .  

Note that there is a very short video that can be used to set the stage, then a series of thought provoking discussion questions that work well in person or in a virtual discussion.  The discussion centers on how simple cost saving measures, a tweak to a process, or an improvement in efficiency are important innovations.

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3 TRENDS DRIVING THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL LEARNING

3 TRENDS DRIVING THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL LEARNING | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
In this River blog, Chris Browning, our Chief Operating Officer, discusses three current trends that are driving the evolution of organizational social learning practices.
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Interesting article about collaborative learning and how it has evolved over time.  The three trends noted in the article put and lens of some real shifts in Learning including the Democratization of Learning and Knowledge acquisition and the Marriage of content and context....something that is vital to true learning.

 

The writer clearly states that the succeeding in build a learning culture in an organization "... certainly falls into the category of “easy in concept, more difficult in execution.”

 

 

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Aspen Report Validates and Accelerates Shift to Connected Learning - Education Week News (blog)

Aspen Report Validates and Accelerates Shift to Connected Learning - Education Week News (blog) | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Aspen Report Validates and Accelerates Shift to Connected Learning Education Week News (blog) After a year of research and outreach, today the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and Internet released a new report that describes a vision for an...
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Connected learning ... collaborative learning... principles that will help achieve:

"safe, optimized and rewarding learning experiences."

  1. Learners need to be at the center of new learning networks.
  2. Every student should have access to learning networks.
  3. Learning networks need to be interoperable.
  4. Learners should have the literacies necessary to utilize media as well as safeguard themselves in a digital age.
  5. Students should have safe and trusted environments for learning.

 

These make sense to me.  What are we doing to instill these principles in our business?

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eLearning Start-ups: These Mistakes Will Make You Look Unprofessional

eLearning Start-ups: These Mistakes Will Make You Look Unprofessional | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
You have most likely mastered the basics of instructional design already. Now it's time to learn an intimately related discipline called information design.
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Good reminders as we consider learning design....information design!

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Are You Ready for Corporate MOOCs? #Infographic

Are You Ready for Corporate MOOCs? #Infographic | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Are people around the office starting to throw the 'MOOC' word around when it comes to training and continuing education? (Are You Ready for Corporate MOOCs?
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MOOCs and the business world... do they fit together?

No real answer to this question, however we continue to seek information and her is some good information to conxider.

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The Curator by Miller Williams : The Poetry Foundation

We thought it would come, we thought the Germans would come, / were almost certain they would. I was thirty-two, / the youngest assistant curator in the country. / I had some good ideas in those days.
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This poem provides a story demonstrating how important it is for a curator to understand content very well so it can be shared with others.  In the story, the curators provide passionate descriptions of displaced peices of art based only on the placement of empty frames.   Consider how this story illustrates Identifying, organizing, transforming, and sharing content with others.  

 

Also, we should recognize the efforts of the great curators that have worked to preserve works of art over the years.  Perhaps you fill find additional motivation in their actions. 

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Make your social network a learning tool | E-Le...

Make your social network a learning tool | E-Le... | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy.
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How can we effectively utilize informal networks to drive learning goals?  In part, understanding how information flows through a network should help us better identify ways to improve information exchanges.  This article will take you a few minutes to read, then share the insight you gain from the article by sharing one idea to improve collaborative learning.   

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This Short 'Umbrella Man' Documentary About JFK's Assassination Will Make You Rethink All Sorts Of Conspiracy Theories

This Short 'Umbrella Man' Documentary About JFK's Assassination Will Make You Rethink All Sorts Of Conspiracy Theories | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
The New York Times has republished a short documentary called "The Umbrella Man" that discusses a man who was holding an umbrella on a sunny day in Dallas ...
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Have you considered what happens when an event is not fully understood prior to making judgements?  Here the event is well known and the emotional impact of the main event tended to tint the lens of many.  This is an interesting case study about how, in a search for answers to what caused a speicific outcome, a detail that looks sinister, man really have a logical explanation. 

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How to design a collaborative learning exercise in 5 easy steps | Zostera Ltd

How to design a collaborative learning exercise in 5 easy steps | Zostera Ltd | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
“From our blog: How to design a collaborative learning exercise in 5 easy steps http://t.co/cX5brC3WiS”;
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Step#3 talks about context...such an important element in curation, collaborative learning, and impactful adult learning. The sharing of stories is one way to add context. What other methods work well?
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Marina Cousins's curator insight, April 10, 5:12 PM

This is a nice and concise learning design tool that provides a step by step approach of how I can implement collaborative learning in my workplace.  The only addition I would need to consider is the use of technology to enhance collaboration and learning.

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People Ignored This Blind And Homeless Man's Sign Until A Stranger Changed It For Him :)

People Ignored This Blind And Homeless Man's Sign Until A Stranger Changed It For Him :) | Collaborative Learning | Scoop.it
A blind and homeless man receives help.
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Don't believe that how you state things can't make a difference?   Three things I think about from this lesson... 1-Seek opportunities to help others without being asked...  2-Adding context increases impact...  3-A positive attitude improves results.

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