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Apprentices at the Sorel Steel plant (1940). Source: National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque. Library and Archives Canada Apprenticeship is a time-honored method of learning by ...
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+Jane Hart makes a great point in her blog about the danger of assuming that social learning all comes about from activities organised specifically for learning, when so much of it arises just from people coming and working together (which she terms "social collaboration").

Another way of looking at this is to distinguish between organised social activities for learning, "formal social learning", and learning from others that comes about naturally, "informal social learning".

How do you think we should encourage the formal and informal learning elements and do we need to provide some sort of balance between them?
In my framework of Modern Workplace Learning (see diagram on right)  I use the term social collaboration to label an important new element of work of the modern-day L&D department. I deliberate...
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There are layers of culture everywhere: formal to social, purposeful to subversive. Social approaches to learning, to leadership, to change, these tie into multiple layers. Social is a mindset as much as a channel, certainly a mindset more than just technology.

Social Leadership is that which we express within and alongside our communities: communities that cross formal hierarchies. Because of the inherently informal nature of these communities, our formal power counts for little. Instead we have to develop social authority: the authority of consensus and permission.
Back in Amsterdam: from the window i see smoke curling up from the chimney on the houseboat. It drifts lazily in the morning breeze, barely visible in the grey light. I wonder idly about life on a ...
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Hi! I designed some geometry references for a STEAM project I'm working on, I would love your feedback as an educator, student, or enthusiast! http://bit.ly/18FqUoQ
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Vision for the Future of Work, Learning and Life

Almost 1m views and three weeks later, this just surfaced on my radar. Glad it did.

Augmenting knowledge within the mask and transmitting it live - very cool - wow! #learnanywhere   #PADI   00:14

The #classroom of the future is wholesome and refreshing: peer to peer collaboration; coaches not teachers; personalised #learning facilitating #curiosity.  00:30   #kahnacademy   #knewton  

Digital menus with flexible screens that can be used for your own purpose - flexibility pure!  01:30   #collaborativeeconomy  

Building teams assisted by AI is smart. Operatives working independently, cooperatively and collaboratively. #biomimicry   #pods   02:35 

#Wearables transcend function and enable personal fashion statements. Scale occurs.  03:13

Easy to operate work surfaces that function at a Business Intelligence level. Speed to #productivity.  04:08

AI meets #Healthcare.  04:29

The generic AI interface design displayed on many of the devices reminds me totally of  +The Grid :)   #machinereasoning  +Jay Cross 

And nowhere in the video did I spot anyone sending email ;)   #noemail  +Luis Suarez 

Thanks goes to all those who made this possible. #Inspired  06:28

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ht +Rotana Ty - thank you for sharing :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-tFdreZB94

#futureofwork   #productivity   #scubadiving   #enterprise3   #socialbusiness   #workscape   #learnscape   #education   #cooperation   #collaboration   #3dprinting   #mircosoft  
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Let the knowledge free!
 
Moving from ME to WE #noemail

Heads up thought leaders, change agents, social catalysts, digital strategists, enterprise experts - here's Friday's top tip: spend 30 minutes reviewing this insightful conversation in which +Luis Suarez​​ and +Claire Burge​​ discuss how to help organisations make significant transformations in culture and individual behaviour by focusing on the role email should (not) play within the workplace.

Within the discussion Luis and Claire share their own top three issues with email; the key points included:

1. Email creates a dumber workforce; the system is making us stupid. 03:02
2. Email is a very selfish tool; it's not centred around the team. 05:01
3. Email doesn't actually help people to focus on getting work done. 07:19
4. The heavy reliance on email for communication and project work is a disaster waiting to happen. 09:15
5. Email should not be a system used to manager employees as restricted the desire to share knowledge. 10:46
6. Email is no longer a productivity tool in the 21st century; work today is multi-dimensional. 12:41

And a question to ponder:

How reliant is your organisation on email and what impact is it having on overall productivity?

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You can also keep abreast of upcoming events by following the #noemail tag here and on Twitter. Thanks to both Luis and Claire for sharing such compelling reasons for organisations to focus on the terror that is the corporate inbox.

#workingsmarter #change #email #transformation #behavior #ceo #leadership
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This list reminds me of what we used to consider important back in the sixties. Follow just these steps and you'll end up with a program that's dull as dishwater.
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L&D professionals should focus on ‘embedded learning’, focused on performance, to increase employee engagement, L&D expert Charles Jennings said.
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A great point - enable learning "at the point of need" when employees come up against a problem or something they do not remember.

Charles Jennings talks about social or experiential learning but don't you think there is a need for a mix of formal and informal e.g. work aids or short videos as well as access to a community of colleagues for advice?
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The Many Benefits of Mobile Performance Support +The eLearning Guild 

#Performancesupport is not a new concept, but it manifests differently for today’s mobile workforce than it did 30 years ago in a deskbound environment. Here is a quick summary of the major benefits of mobile performance support. http://bit.ly/15PzGzd
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Joining the dots by +Steve Wheeler 

Great post, Steve, and love the image; that's a great find! 

Summary: 'Time and again I've heard stories from teachers of extraordinary things students have created because they have been given freedom to do so. There was general excitement in the school, because the students had been offered the chance to show off their skills, and demonstrate their knowledge. The sense of achievement you can feel once you have created something you can be proud of, is usually reward enough.'

Key quote: "So here's hoping that more schools decide to invest in this approach and provide makerspaces for their students, creative opportunities for them to show what they can do, and environments in which they can try out new ideas without risk of penalty."

Full article: http://snip.ly/2umI

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#education, #hackerspace#learning#creativity  
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A #noemail #mustread from the BBC

Featuring +Claire Burge
 
Discovering  that you're featured on +BBC News gives you that unbeatable feeling that your work really matters and there's meaning in your mission.

#noemail   #futureofwork   #collaboration   #mymission  

http://bbc.in/1Cpu0cF
Could you quit email at the office? These companies did it, with surprising results.
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The key is to plan – and plan well. But how?
Why do we need to plan out our work?  Isn’t it easier to just do what seems most important today, then move on to what seems to be the next most important task, and so on and so on?  Raise your hand if you do this even when you are being organized and following a plan.  I know I do.  We all do – it’s in our nature.  I’m all for not multi-tasking too much.  I think it’s counterproductive much of the time.  So I’m a firm believer in figuring out wh...
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Jay Cross
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You're one of 1,797 members of the Learning in Organizations Community on Google Plus. 

Since its founding two years ago, our community has morphed into a place to post wisdom, schlock, and self-boosterism. Some days you get lucky and discover a gem in the flow; other days you don't find anything worth your time.

We can make a lot more out of what we've started here if we like. (We've been around longer than most Silicon start-ups.)

For example, this is a spot where you can ask questions and seek advice. Why not? Our group's intimate. We'll always be a safe place, out of the limelight, to float new trial balloons.

We can help one another find things. You might get the real skinny on a vendor, an event, or a service by talking with someone who knows them from experience. As we grow to trust one another, we will form deep relationships. Maybe. At least it wouldn't hurt to post a few questions and see what happens. 

We need not continue to be just a place to read funky articles. The network will come to life when some of us use it as a springboard and become connected by phone and skype to start changing the world together. 

We would benefit from a larger, more diverse membership. Free thinkers. People on the thin end of the Long Tail. Please promote us on your streams. 

Finally, please contribute to the community if you're good at that type of thing. You got great ideas and stories? Post them. Please share your most exciting, zany projects. You show me yours; I'll show you mine. 

By the way, I'm getting very interested in Curation. It's another way to weave information flow and discussion. I'll post a link to my curation or inquiries about informal and experiential learning.  If you're aggregating or curating L&D content, too, please share what you're finding.

If you have suggestions, post them right here. We are an open community. I'm cutting the balloons loose. 


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Is anyone here up for the challenge of making more of this community?
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Companies that are good at organizational change management complete twice as many strategic initiatives that meet their original time, budget and content goals.
Companies that are good at organizational change management complete twice as many strategic initiatives that meet their original time, budget and content goals. The study, called Enabling Organizational Change through Strategic Initiatives, from PMI, shows that if you are good at change management, your organization will: · Meet the goals of strategic initiatives 65% of the time · Complete strategic initiatives on time 64% of the time · Com...
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Starting out with your first e-Learning course and aren't sure of the right steps to take? SCORM Explained have a few simple suggestions for you.
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One of the big five is "There’s nothing like an errant typo in your course to throw off your learner from the e-Learning experience, especially if there are plenty of them." 

Amigo, you have curious notions about learning if this is one of the 5. C'mon.
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Digital Transformation: do or die.
Enterprise Learning takes learning beyond the training department into the overall extended enterprise, the "Workscape." It's a breakout that's happening throughout organizations as they embrace di...
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Learning How To Learn - An Overview of the Feldenkrais Method

"Rather than "fixing" the body, Moshe Feldenkrais taught how to expand its capacities and ranges of choice.  "I am going to be your last teacher. Not because I'll be the greatest teacher you may ever encounter, but because from me you will learn how to learn. When you learn how to learn, you will realize that there are no teachers, that there are only people learning and people learning how to facilitate learning." With those words Moshe Feldenkrais began his first North American training in June 1975. None of us were really prepared for this remarkable man or his method."

Article by Dennis Leri
http://www.semiophysics.com/SemioPhysics_Articles_learning.html

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosh%C3%A9_Feldenkrais

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#learning   #semiophysics   #feldenkrais   #quoteoftheday  
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Fabulous article on a 'syndrome' that is plaguing many of the kids we teach.  I love  +Jaime Casap's idea to encourage kids to cure LES by "creating unreasonable and impossibly high expectations of yourself " 
Editor’s Note: ‘Tis the trendy season for trends, to reflect on 2014 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold. This year, we asked thought leaders to share their outlooks on education, but with a twist. They have to frame their thoughts as a response to some of the finest college a
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+Marc Schnau "The antidote is inside them and only they can get rid of it! The antidote to Low Expectation Syndrome is turning it on its head and creating unreasonable and impossibly high expectations of yourself." < YES :)
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