Social Learning, Social Media: Brothers in Arms



Is it me or does it seem that most vendors in the LMS/LCMS market still believe that with some smoke and mirrors, you won’t realize that social media actually must be integrated into social learning for it to exist? Or do they just drop the word, «social media », and rather say, «social learning and web 2.0 »?

After all, many have a blog, wiki, rss feed, a Facebook like page, with profile, inc. an image, friends can connect and see comments, and the end user can tweet within the LMS. 

See, it is social learning. Not!!!

Brief Background

Tim Berner-Lee, Founder of the World Wide Web and coined the term «Web 2.0» :

Web 2.0 is of course a piece of jargon, nobody even knows what it means. If Web 2.0 for you is blogs and wikis, then that is people to people. But that was what the Web was supposed to be all along. And in fact, you know, this ‘Web 2.0,’ it means using the standards which have been produced by all these people working on Web 1.0.

It’s all about Hype

Web 2.0 is still being hyped in the market, as the upcoming Web 2.0 expo clearly shows and some argue that social media some grew up within the web 2.0 process.

Nevertheless, social media has overtaken its Web 2.0 buzz, now standing and expanding on its own. The expo? Features social media solutions. When people scour the job markets, employers post seeking social media experts. Social media covers over 15 categories and grows as more offerings slide in there. With APIs and mashups, who knows where it can go.

Social Learning & Social Media

Can one exist with out another? The answer is no. Social Learning = Learning, Collaboration & Communication. To achieve this and move forward, social media must be integrated into the platform or mechanism.

I often see vendors in the e-learning space that believe that social learning is similar to what I listed at the beginning of this article. While some vendors in the LMS/LCMS space will argue that they offer similar «real life » social media offerings in their solution, the key here is «similar ».

Real life social media, is just that « real time, real life ». Open sharing of information, collaboration and communication. Does this exist in your system ? Can you tweet in real time in your LMS and people outside of your system see your tweet ? Then, people outside of the LMS tweet and you (as the end user) can see the tweet in real time in the LMS ? This goes beyond just your  «friends » within the system, and extends to the outside real world.

I know of only one LMS that does this, just one. The others who offer the «similar », offer just that «similar », but not the full open sharing of information. A counter argument for not offering the «real life» experience is the fear or someone saying something, or security issues, but for most companies, it is really the former. After all, if you are enabling your employees to read their internet emails, surf the web or even Tweet during company time, security is not the concern.

One vendor created a «filter» system so the administrator would type in words that were unacceptable, thus when the end user typed them, in real time, they appeared as *** or not at all. Sadly, they do not offer it as an open sharing of information internal to external system, rather just for end users in the LMS, when writing on a blog, wiki, etc. At least it is a start.

A filter system could be created tied to any open sharing of information internal LMS to real world and back again and work.


End users want the ability to open only one window and have everything contained within it. If you could have your real time Twitter, Linkedin feeds, Facebook and some other social media capability, and your end user did not have to open any other screens, what is the likelihood, that your system would increase in sales?

An Emerging Trend in Social Media: Geolocating

While it has been around for awhile, you are really starting to see traction on it. You sign up an account online, select some options, and you are able to see where your friends are in real time on a map or as it says «location».

Download the solution’s app to your smart phone or tablet, and now on the go you can see in real time where all your friends are located (those who signed up for the service). The social media solution utilizes your built in GPS with your smart phone, tablet or ties it into your IP address via your laptop, netbook, etc, regardless if you are at home or in the coffee shop.

Social Media LMS or Virtual Communities or Portals : Ultimate Learning Experience

I want the ultimate learning experience, so not only do I want to select and have friends follow me within my LMS and chat with them or have them read my feeds, but I want to know where they are and vice versa, so if we want to meet up we can. We want to take that next level of collaboration and communication. We wish to expand on another social media form - «events» - see as an example; and intertwine them.

So, what can we do? Add geolocating as part of our social learning services. Now, I want an even greater experience, so I will add a virtual world.

Toss in scheduled webinars, real time livecasting, real time video streaming, avatars that have the face image of your end user and not Sigmund the Sea Monster, communicate in real time with mini video screens between learners - beyond just texting, and while you are at it… track it… everything, full analytical data. Yeah, you can toss in e-commerce, APIs, Mashups, and add any social media you can think of -slideshare presentations? You bet. App Sharing? Simple.

How far are we away from such a real world application? Not that far away, especially as technology, access speed (for the end user) and the on-going growth of social learning continues. 5 years? Easily.

New term: Social Learning 3D - Learning, Communication, Collaboration, 3D experience

Your LMS is your hub, a virtual learning community truly exists - to/from your LMS. Eliminating a piece here or there and a patchwork of odds and ends.

It would require a lot of capabilities in one solution to tap into various learners’ tastes, wants and companies training goals; something LMS/LCMS vendors always seem to be one step behind. It would be something someone hasn’t seen before, which for most vendors is unacceptable, but it could be done.

Now where did I put my Ipad?



Craig%20weiss%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

Craig Weiss has been in the e-learning (web based) space since it began in the nineties. He has an extensive background in all aspects of e-learning, including LMS/LCMSs, learning communities, emerging technology and social learning/social media. He has been identified as one of the new voices in social learning. Craig is an analyst with Brandon Hall and provides independent consulting services to companies worldwide. His blog is


C'est moi ou il semblerait que la plupart des fournisseurs de LMS et de LCMS continue de croire qu’avec un léger nuage de fumée, vous ne réaliserez pas que les médias sociaux doivent être, en réalité, intégrés dans le social learning pour lui permettre d’exister ? Ou bien ont-ils juste enlevé le mot "social media" pour mieux dire, «social learning et web 2.0"?

Après tout, beaucoup de LMS proposent des blogs, un wiki, un flux RSS, une page à la Facebook avec un profil riche, ou vos « amis » peuvent se connecter et voir vos commentaires, et une sorte de Twitter. « Regardez, c’est cela le social learning ! » Et bien non !

Bref historique

Ecoutons Tim Berner-Lee, un des fondateurs du World Wide Web, et qui est à l’origine du terme web 2.0 : le terme "Web 2.0 est bien entendu du jargon dont personne ne sait encore ce que cela signifie. Si le Web 2.0 est pour vous les blogs et les wikis, alors on parle de relation de personne à personne. Mais c'est ce que le Web était censé être depuis le début. En fait vous savez, ce Web 2.0, il s'agit d'utiliser les normes qui ont été développées par toutes ces personnes qui travaillent sur le Web 1.0. "

« It's all about Hype »

Web 2.0 est encore à la mode sur le marché, comme la Web 2.0 Expo à venir le montre clairement, et certains affirment que certains médias sociaux ont grandi au travers des processus du web 2.0.

Néanmoins, les médias sociaux ont dépassé ce buzz du Web 2.0, désormais permanent et s’autoalimentant. Le thème de l’expo? Les caractéristiques des solutions de médias sociaux. Les médias sociaux couvre désormais plus de 15 catégories dans le salon et continue à étendre leur emprise. Avec les API et autres mashups, qui sait où ils peuvent aller.

L'apprentissage social et les médias sociaux

Peut-on exister sans un autre? La réponse est non.Apprentissage social = apprentissage, collaboration et communication. Pour atteindre cet objectif et aller de l'avant, les médias sociaux doivent être intégrés dans les plateformes ou les mécanismes d’apprentissage.

Je vois souvent des vendeurs dans l'espace e-learning qui croient que l'apprentissage social est similaire à ce que j’ai répertorié au début de cet article. Tandis que certains fournisseurs de LMS / LCMS vous diront qu'ils offrent une expérience similaire de « vrai vie » dans leur solution que ne le font les médias sociaux, le point clé est ici le « similaire ».

La vrai vie dans les médias sociaux, c’est juste cela : temps réel, vie réelle. Le libre partage de l'information, la collaboration et la communication. Est-ce que cela existe dans votre système? Pouvez-vous communiquer en temps réel dans votre LMS et que les gens en dehors de votre système le voient? Et inversement ? Cela va au-delà de vos "amis" au sein du système, et s'étend vers le monde extérieur réel.

Je ne connais qu'un seul LMS qui fasse cela, juste un. Les autres qui offrent des «similaires», offre justement que des « similaires », mais pas le partage complet et ouvert de l'information. Les arguments pour ne pas offrir une expérience de « vraie vie" sont soit la peur, soit que quelqu'un dise quelque chose, ou encore les questions de sécurité. Mais pour la plupart des entreprises, c'est vraiment la peur qui l’emporte sur tout. Après tout, si vous permettez à vos employés de lire leurs emails, de surfer sur le web ou même d’utiliser twitter durant leur temps de travail, la sécurité n'est pas concernée.

Un fournisseur a créé un système de filtre pour que l'administrateur puisse entrer les mots jugés inacceptables. Lorsque l’utilisateur les tapent, ils apparaissent en temps réel comme ***. Malheureusement, ils n'offrent pas un partage ouvert de l'information – de l’interne vers le monde extérieur, mais juste pour les utilisateurs finaux du LMS, lors de l'écriture sur un blog, wiki, etc. Au moins c'est un début.


Les utilisateurs finaux souhaitent avoir la possibilité d’avoir tous les services en n’ouvrant qu’une seule fenêtre. Si vous pouviez voir en temps réel votre twitter, vos flux Linkedin, ou Facebook plus quelques autres médias sociaux, et que vous n’ayez pas besoin d’ouvrir d’autres écrans, quelle est la probabilité que votre système contribue à l’augmentation des ventes?

Une nouvelle tendance dans les médias sociaux: la géolocalisation.

Alors qu'elle existe depuis un petit moment, vous commencez à en apercevoir l’intérêt. Vous souscrivez à un compte en ligne, sélectionnez les options, et vous voila en en mesure de voir où sont vos amis en temps réel sur une carte ou comme on dit "localisés".

Télécharger l’application sur votre smatphone ou sur votre tablet, et maintenant sur la route, vous pouvez voir en temps réel où tous vos amis se trouvent (enfin ceux qui utilisent ce service). Cette solution sociale utilise simplement votre GPS intégré à votre matériel, peu importe si vous êtes à la maison ou dans un café.

Social Media LMS, les communautés ou portails virtuelles : l’ultime expérience d’apprentissage














Je veux la dernière expérience d'apprentissage, afin non seulement de choisir et d’avoir des amis me suivant dans mon LMS, de pouvoir chatter avec eux ou qu’ils puissent lire mes flux, mais je veux aussi savoir où ils sont, et vice versa, ainsi si nous voulons nous rencontrer, nous le pourrons. Nous voulons profiter de cette prochaine étape de la collaboration et de la communication. Nous souhaitons développer une autre forme de médias sociaux - des «événements» - voir à titre d'exemple, et tout imbriquer.

Alors, que pouvons-nous faire? Ajouter la géolocalisation dans le cadre de nos services d'apprentissage sociaux. Maintenant, je veux vivre une expérience encore plus grande, alors je vais ajouter un monde virtuel.

Mélanger dans les webinars programmés, le livecasting en temps réel, le streaming vidéo en temps réel, des avatars qui ont l'image du visage de votre interlocuteur et non celui de Sigmund le monstre marin, de communiquer en temps réel - avec des mini écrans vidéo entre les apprenants… Pendant que vous y êtes, vous ajouterez du monitoring, de tout, des montagnes de données. Oui, vous pourrez vous lancer dans le e-commerce, les API, les Mashups, et ajouter tous les médias sociaux que vous pensez. Les présentations slideshare? ok. Le partage d’application? Simple.

Dans quelle mesure nous sommes loin d'une telle application dans le monde réel? Pas très loin, surtout que la technologie, les vitesses de connexion et que la croissance continue de l'apprentissage social se poursuit. 5 ans? Facilement.

Nouveau terme: le social learning 3D - apprentissage, communication, collaboration, et expérience 3D

Votre LMS est votre plateforme, une communauté virtuelle d'apprentissage existe réellement dans/depuis/vers votre LMS.

Pour correspondre à tous les goûts des apprenants, les désirs et les objectifs de formation des entreprises, il faudrait énormément de fonctionnalités à une solution; et les vendeurs de LMS / LCMS semblent toujours avoir un temps de retard. Ce pourrait être quelque chose que personne n'a vu auparavant, ce qui serait inacceptable pour la plupart des vendeurs, mais cela pourrait exister.


Maintenant, où j'ai mis mon iPad?
Prev Next Page:

White Paper : Social Learning Introduction

Entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20social%20learning%20introduction

    This White Paper provides multiple perspectives on social learning, in two languages and from various business cultures. Here, Social Learning can be viewed as the development of...

Learning Formally or Informally...? Why not Both!

Socialearning%20 %20modele%2070 20 10%20us

  "The real genius of organizations is the informal, impromptu, often inspired ways that real people solve real problems in ways that formal processes can’t anticipate....

An Introduction to PKM

Stories.articles.entreprise Collaborative Intro Pkmnsp 350

    We are in the Learning Age. By using social tools, anyone can easily begin an active training course by developing its PKM. A first step in...

Podular organization: a business within the business

Ecollab%20 Business%20within%20the%20business%20 %20holy%20grail

  A lot of problems in business could be solved if we could align the interests of employees and managers with owners. Is there a way...

The war for talent is over – talent won

Leon%20jacob%20%20thomas%20schultz%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  Talent Management 2.0 These days, one ought to be a talent. Once declared as such, there‘s only one way: up – straight up the career ladder....

The End of a Job as We Know It

Stories.jobsnsp 350

  The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away. Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and...

Communities of Practice and Social Learning Systems: the Career of a Concept (Introduction)

Etienne%20wenger%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  In this paper, I relate the conceptual framework of communities of practice to systems theory and I review the career of the concept of community...

70:20:10 - It’s not about the numbers, it’s all about change

Stories.702010 Frameworknsp 350

  Remembering Prof. Allan Tough (died 27 April 2012 aged 76 years) – a great man, a pioneer researcher into self-directed learning, a futurist, and author....

What is Wirearchy ?

Stories.ecollab Wirearchiensp 350

The Internet is connecting customers, employees and communities and empowering them with information in ways never before possible. Taking decisions and managing organized activities are...

The human-centric future of work

Esko%20kilpi%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  The big move we are in the midst of is towards an economy that is more centred on information products than physical products. Examples of...

Thinking about critical thinking

Anne Marie McEwan Entreprise Collaborative Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  Critical thinking is a “complex process of deliberation, which involves a wide range of skills and attitudes”. I first became aware of critical thinking as a...

Interactive competence and flash communities

Esko%20kilpi%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  All of us have at some point in our lives experienced performance appraisals where we as individuals were evaluated. This approach to judgment was the...

Why E2.0 and Social Business Initiatives Are Likely to Remain Difficult ?

Stories.Jon Husband Entreprise Collaborative Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

Horizontal networking often creates dissonance in the vertical enterprise The vertical structure of knowledge did not foresee the coming of horizontal networking tools now...

The Future of Learning – How should your company adapt and encourage constant learning?

Stories.articles.ecollab Learn To Learnnsp 350

  Learning Organizations: New ways of managing As companies grapple with the effects and opportunities of the Internet, social media and the smartphone, internal organizations are having...

What is social learning? Part Three: the future of social

Stories.Julian Stodd Entreprise Collaborative Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

    In this series of three articles, we first explored the experience of the individual, looking at how social capital is increasingly important: the ability to survive...

Pieces of an Ecology of Workplace Learning

Stories.David Grainger Wedaman Entreprise Collaborative Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  Lately I’ve been saying that you should cultivate learning in your organization as you might manage an ecological resource, like a forest, or any other...

Leadership and Innovation: The new role of leader in network contexts

Stories.articles.leadership And Innovationnsp 350

  This post was written with some questions in mind: What does it mean to lead an innovation team in a network context? How can one...

Is all learning social?

Steve Wheeler Entreprise Collaborative Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  Just about every day I find myself embroiled in discussions about fundamentals of learning, the nature of knowledge and the processes of education. It comes...

The Brand University: How to make a sustainable, successful brand

Stories.ecollab The Brand University The 5 Ensp 350

  Executive Summary The world of branding has, over a very condensed period of time, undergone a virtual and very real revolution as far as both the...

The stupid company or the myth of collective intelligence ?

Augusto%20cuginotti%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  Here is my exploration with the eyes of hosting learning spaces to the Blog Carnival proposed by eCollab : In theory, everyone is for the learning organization or the mobilization...

The learning organization: an often described, but seldom observed phenomenon

Stories.articles.harold Jarche   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Administratornsp 350

  The last #eCollab's Blog Carnival poses the question of the learning organization and the mobilization of collective intelligence: In theory, everyone is for the learning...

The #eCollab Blog Carnival: The Stupid Company or the Myth of Collective Intelligence ?

Ecollab New Pictonsp 350

  In theory, everyone is for the learning organization or the mobilization of collective intelligence.  How could you be against it? Would that make you in favour...

What is social learning? Part Two: the organisational experience

Stories.Julian Stodd Entreprise Collaborative Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  In this series of three articles, i want to explore social learning from the perspective of the individual and the organisation in today’s workplace and...

Social Learning fills the empty barrels of Enterprise 2.0

Socialearning%20 %20matrice%204c%20en

  Learning is social by nature Without going all the way back to the theories of Vygotsky or Albert Bandura, the simplest way to explain social learning is perhaps to...

Social media and the change form information to formation

Esko%20kilpi%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  The change towards the creative economy has major implications for the nature of what we have called assets. In the industrial age, the assets were...

Future of the training department

Stories.articles.b896gce8nsp 350

  I’ve written before about the changes I see coming for organizations (e.g. here), and they’re driven by the changes I am seeing in business and...

Social Business doesn’t mean what you think it does. And neither does E2.0

Deb%20lavoy%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  “Social Business” is not about technology, or about “corporate culture”. It is a sociopolitical historical shift that is bigger, broader and much more fascinating. A new...

What is social learning? Part One: the personal experience

Stories.Julian Stodd Entreprise Collaborative Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  In this series of three articles, i want to explore social learning from the perspective of the individual and the organisation in today’s workplace and...

Barriers to Learning in Organizations

Stories.stephen J Gill   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  Continuous acquisition and application of knowledge, skills, and beliefs by individuals, teams, and the whole enterprise is an essential aspect of high performance organizations. However, barriers...

Why Organizations Need Social Learning

Stories.laurent Pacalin   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  The world has changed — people now live and work in a world where Google gives the answers, where a mobile phone is the lifeline...

4 reasons why social learning will fail at work

Stories.jeevan Joshi   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  Yes, I know that Facebook has 23 million users. Yes, I see people on Facebook everywhere I look – on the trains, at traffic lights...

Communities of practice and social learning systems: the Career of a concept (part 1)

Etienne%20wenger%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  Previously: Introduction: Communities of Practice and Social Learning Systems: the Career of a Concept.   A social systems view on learning: communities of practice as social learning systems A community...

Formalizing the informal

Stories.articles.entreprise Collaborative   Dennis Callahannsp 350

  I’m responding to the Ecollab’s question – “can we formalize the informal?”Yes, you can formalize informal learning. Formalizing informal learning doesn’t mean that informal learning...

The Five Failures of Workplace Learning Professionals

Stories.will Thalheimer   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  To improve, we must know our biggest failings. In the training and development field, our five biggest failures are as follows: We forget to minimize forgetting and...

Why People Don't Engage With Learning

Stories.nic Laycock   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  Jonathan Miles post “A group of would be friends”, reports a Twitter discussion last week that hinged around reasons why people do not engage with learning.  Jane Hart...

The Learning Age

Stories.articles.entreprise Collaborative Age Apprentissagensp 350

          "This isn't the Information Age, it's the Learning Age; and the quicker people get their heads around that, the better"    Professeur Stephen Heppell's remarks appear...

Performance, strategies, and social learning

Dianne%20rees%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  Performance in the workplace is shaped by individual capabilities, defined roles, knowledge and skills, feedback, and a motivation loop that includes the confidence that performing...

Social Learning for a Social Workplace

Michael%20rose%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  There is little doubt that the emergence of Web 2.0 and social networking tools have radically changed the way organizations do business... so much so...

How can Social Learning scale massively? Lesson from World of Warcraft

Ben%20betts%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  Much fuss is made of class-size effects in schools, but I often get blank stares when I talk about the dangers of putting 10,000 people together in...

Blue collar collaboration 350

  People on the front lines, doing nitty-gritty manual work, can teach us plenty about real collaboration. Two men walk into a bar... Even if they both wear...

Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane%20hart %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  I've written a few postings recently (notably Social Learning doesn't mean what you think it does) where I have tried to show how the fundamental changes...

3 Practical Considerations for Implementing Social Learning

Michael%20rose%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  In Tony’s previous post, “Tearing Down Cubicle Walls – The Rise of Social Learning In Business”, he mentioned some of the business issues driving the...

HR Failing To Lead The Social Revolution At Work Dir Mdnsp 350

  Is this your HR leader? Do companies need social media? Ever notice HR leaders shying away from this question, typically being led by the Marketing or IT...

What Agile Means To Me

Stories.sahana Chattopadhyay   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  I complete exactly 3 months at ThoughtWorks today. While this has been a momentous career shift for me, I may not have written a blog post on...

Tearing Down Cubicle Walls: The Rise of Social Learning In Business

Tony%20yang%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  Learning professionals have long recognized that the majority of learning takes place outside the classroom, primarily because effective learning takes place contextually. An employee will...

Learning Content Is Not Your Job Any More: The Effect of Convergence

Stories.rick Wilson   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  There are two new rules for professionals with responsibilities in the generation and production of content for knowledge acquisition: Rule One: You are no longer in...

The Non Formality of How Work Gets Done in Organizations

Stories.sweet Spotimagensp 350

  How does work really get accomplished in organizations? Work usually doesn’t get accomplished the way management sees it formally. The problem with formality is the fact...

Holistic Approach to Learning

Stories.luciana Annunziata   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  I've recently read the post by Frédéric Domon at the Socialearning blog site. He describes in a very precise manner the origin and the consequences of the 70-20-10 approach...

Enterprise Social Networks: contribution, trust and loyalty

Stories.claude Super   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  The latest feedback shows that the contribution remains the question mark as to the implementation and success of an enterprise social network! Today, a rate of 20-25% of...

Informalizing Formal Learning

Stories.jason Green   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  Our relationship with technology is changing the ways we live and work. We connect digitally with our mobile devices, social networking tools, and various computer...

The knowledge-bubble trap worsens

Stories.nick Milton   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  I posted a while back about the way we tend to create knowledge silos in social media, giving the example below of knowledge related to BP during...

Who needs training again ?

Stories.charles Jennings   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  At some point in time I am sure we’ve all found ourselves with an answer staring us in the face, but we just haven’t managed...

Find Where Social Learning Will Work at Your Company

Stories.entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab   Find Where Social Learning Will Work F1nsp 350

  If you haven't been hiding under a rock on the edge of Antarctica for the past few years, you've probably heard of social learning. If you've...

Learning vs Development

Entreprisecollaborative%20 %20rooke%20%20torberts%20framework

  Is there a difference between learning and development? I ruminated over this question for a number of years as a Learning & Development professional, but without...

Social CRM and business transformation

Mark%20tamis%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  Forget all this talk about “Social Business”, “Social Enterprise”, “Social Organization”, “Social XYZ” – your business already is “Social” because by its very nature it...

Is Collaboration a Crock ?

Stories.articles.thierry De Baillon   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  Let us face it; we, as humans, are selfish, individualists, and undoubtedly clinging to any privileges associated with power. Goodwill and sharing among peers follow Nielsen’s...

Enterprise 2.0 - French Touch (white paper)


  When we think of about "Enterprise 2.0" since 2006, the year that Andrew McAfee coined the term, we see that there has been considerable experience...

Moving from the Learning to the Teaching Enterprise

De%20lentreprise%20apprenante%20%20lentreprise%20enseignante%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative

    In a recent post published on the Harvard blog, Bill Taylor notices the rise of the Teaching Organization, as an evolutionary step of the Learning...

Formaliser l’apprentissage informel : Consulting et Bene Gesserit

Stories.articles.benegesseritnsp 350

No translation available    Pouvons nous formaliser l’apprentissage informel ?  Je vais donner mon point de vue en faisant un petit détour par le cycle de Dune...

Collaborative training departments

Tom%20haskins%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  It's likely that new start-ups in the coming decade will be intensely collaborative, but initially small and without training departments. Established organizations, large enough to...

Social Networking: Bridging Formal and Informal Learning

Ecollab%20 %20construire%20un%20pont%20entre%20la%20formation%20formelle%20et%20informelle

  There’s been much justifiable excitement about social media recently; are you on top of it?  The recognition that learning is 80% informal suggests that we...

Joining Is Important to Social Learning

Enterprise%20collaborative%20 %20joining%20in%20social%20learning

  Ever sign up for a gym membership and not really use it that much?  I know… I know this probably hasn’t happened to you.  But,...

In order to join, you need a social identity, and you need a space

Dennis%20callahan%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur%20copie

  I’m still thinking about the concept of joining since I wrote my post last week Joining is Important to Social Learning. Other people have been thinking...

Le département de la formation survivra-t-il à l’entreprise collaborative ou 2.0 ?

Stories.articles.formationnsp 350

 No translation available   La formation est importante pour le fonctionnement et le développement d’une entreprise car sa mission est de développer les compétences qui lui sont...

7 objections to social media in learning (and answers) Media Worldnsp 350

  Social media, I’m a fan. I blog, facebook and tweet daily, and love all of the additional resources and tools. But when an important social...

Where Social Learning Thrives

Entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20where%20social%20learning%20thrives

  To benefit from social learning, build a culture that makes learning fun, productive and commonplace, a culture where learning is part of everyday work. Marcia Conner and Steve...

Social media learning principles

Entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20social%20media%20learning%20principles

    At the LAMS European conference I gave a talk in which I explored what we know about learning, and what I've deduced about social media. My conclusion...

Stupendous bronze and the man who didn’t win the National

Dave%20ferguson%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

    Collaborative Enterprise’s blog carnival this month looks at formalizing the informal – are there ways to deliberately harness social media to foster learning without losing the...

L'avenir de la formation dans l'Entreprise Collaborative

Anthony%20poncier%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

 No translation available   Pour ce premier thème sur la formation dans l’entreprise, je vais aborder deux points qui me semblent importants, notamment pour les grandes entreprises...

Knowledge: Cheshire or Schrödinger’s cat ?

Ecollab%20 %20modern%20definition%20of%20knowledge

  Much has been told and written about the capital importance of knowledge in organizations, and the rise of networks-enabled enterprise emphasizes even more the role...

Knowledge, From Productivity Source to Critical Component

Thierry%20de%20baillon%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  Productivity: The amount of output per unit of input (labor, equipment, and capital). Enterprise has for long understood, and applied, that training and education are an important part of its hunt for competitive advantages. ...

Examples of Facilitating Collaborative Work and Learning

Stories.articles.michael Glazer   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  The nature of my work has changed significantly over the past few years. Some of the change is due to advances in technology while others...

The Future of the Training Department

Mark%20tamis%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  In my previous role at BEA Systems/Oracle, I created and managed a Professional Services business unit for training clients on the implementation of Enterprise Portals...

social learning: learning never ends

  a video from LAB SSJ    

The future of the training department in the Collaborative Enterprise

Ecollab%20 %20future%20of%20training%20department

      The latter 20th Century was the golden era of the training department. Before the 20th Century, training per se did not exist outside the special...

LMS is no longer the centre of the universe


  OK, so here’s the deal – if learning is work and work is learning, why is organizational learning controlled by a learning management systems (LMS)...

Formalizing the informal

Stories.articles.ecollab2   Social Learning Blog Carnivalnsp 350

  Ecollab will discuss Informal Learning. Can we formalize it? Can we Should we? How much? How?   This is our own response, originally written by Harold Jarche and Jane Hart:   If informal...

The Evolving Social Organization

Stories.articles.thierry De Baillon   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

    Simplicity and the Enterprise Most companies start simple, with a few people gathering together around an idea. For small companies, decision-making, task assignments and direct interaction...

Informal Learning: mission critical

Harold%20jarche%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20administrator

    When Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan return from patrol, they spend time relaxing together in small, tightly-knit groups and tell stories about the mission. There is...

The Community Manager: enabling knowledge flows

Stories.articles.entreprise Collaborative   Le Community Manager Activer Les Flux De Savoirnsp 350

  With digital media becoming embedded in our lives, many of us will be connected to several online communities at any given time.  The Web enables...

Formalized informal learning: a blend we don’t need

Stories.dont Formalize 440x323nsp 350

    Telling people that we can “formalize informal learning” is a not so subtle way of saying, “it’s OK, you don’t have to make any fundamental...

Innovation through network learning

Stories.PKM Mar2010 293x440nsp 350

  Innovation I’ve really appreciated the many posts where Tim Kastelle and I have connected by sharing ideas. Tim says that innovation is the process of idea management, which makes...

Resetting learning and work


  A large portion of the workforce face significant barriers to being autonomous learners on the job. From early on we are told to look to...

Social learning: the freedom to act and cooperate with others 394 Statusquonsp 350

  “Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy“ - Article #7 of The Cluetrain Manifesto, 1999. The Net, especially working and learning in networks, subverts many of the hierarchies we have developed...

Social Learning is real

Ecollab%20 %20le%20social%20learning%20concretement

    Once again, I’m learning from my colleagues, as yesterday I realized how important self-direction is in enabling social learning. Now I’m picking up on Jay’s post on Social...

An interview with Jay Cross, the author of Informal Learning

Stories.articles.51rlu5xokl. Ss500 Nsp 350

  Jay Cross, Chief Scientist at the Internet Time Group, is the author of Informal Learning: Rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance, which was...

Social Learning and Customer Engagement

Entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20social%20learning%20et%20engagement%20client

      One of the approaches to improving Customer Engagement and Experiences I’d like to explore is the potential to include customers, partners and suppliers in the Social...

LearnTrends 2009: The corporate learning trends and innovations conférence

Stories.learntrends2nsp 350

        From 17 to 19 November 2009 will take place one of the most important conferences devoted to trends and innovation in corporate learning. The theme of...

How to formalise Informal Learning


In my last post, I asked some questions about formalising informal learning. And answered them. If: you understand that formalising informal learning will have organisation-wide consequences you use...

The Collaboration Cycle

Stories.collabcyclensp 350

  In a previous instalment entitled “The Collaboration Curve”, I discussed the basic premise that over a period of time and as the use of collaboration...

Can we formalise Informal Learning

Stories.ecollab Blooms Taxonomy Posternsp 350

  Ecollab ask the question for their blog carnival: Informal learning - can we formalise it? Should we? How much? How?   1. Can we? Is it practical? Any...

To Really Drive Enterprise 2.0 Forward We Need A Behaviour Change

Ecollab%20 %20barriers%20to%20social%20business

  At the beginning of the year, on January 2 in fact, I wrote about reciprocity. My hopes were that we’d begin using the behavior of reciprocity...

Informal Learning: Can we formalize it ?

Christiana%20houck%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  Formalizing informal learning is my research topic for writing class. It may very well be the foundation of my dissertation! Recently I posted the mind...

Impact of Informal Learning: Output learning

Stories.ol1 2nsp 350

  How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the...

Apprenance en réseau : Entre formel et informel

Reseau%20apprenant%20formel Informel%20niveau%20ind

No translation available Pour Thierry de Baillon, je cite «  il est de plus en plus illusoire de vouloir considérer le savoir comme étant soit informel, soit...

From the silo enterprise to the networked enterprise

Stories.cecil Dijoux   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeurnsp 350

  When an innovation emerges, there always are two steps. The first one consists in integrating the innovation in the way we work. The second one...

Creating Value from Social Learning

Stories.articles.entreprise Collaborative   Creating Value From Social Learningnsp 350

  Social learning — namely, the use of social media in the workplace to foster learning, collaboration, networking, knowledge sharing, and communications — has taken on...

L'avenir de la formation et Mars

Stories.articles.marsnsp 350

 No translation available   Depuis plusieurs années, Mars a suscité l'intérêt des chercheurs. Des robots sont envoyés sur cette planète pour détecter des signes de vie et...

Social Learning, Social Media: Brothers in Arms

Craig%20weiss%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

    Is it me or does it seem that most vendors in the LMS/LCMS market still believe that with some smoke and mirrors, you won’t realize...

Social Learning: Take Me To Your Experts

David%20mallon%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  Quick Question:  How easy is it to find another employee in your organization with a specific expertise?  Let me ask the question again another way:...

Social Learning, Collaboration, and Team Identity

Stories.articles.larry Irons   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollab Contributeur Copiensp 350

  Harold Jarche recently offered a framework for social learning in the enterprise to outline how the concept of social learning relates to the large-scale changes facing organizations...

Learning to Learn in the modern Enterprise

Stories.articles.collaborative Enterprise Learning To Learn In The Modern Enterprisensp 350

  The last few days in Hong Kong have been incredible -- I saw some great sights, participated in some interesting activities and backed all of...

The Lean IT applied to the e-learning

Stories.niconsp 350

  The Social Learning is based on the sharing of knowledge between each individual people. Everyone can bring something into the knowledge pool of its colleagues. The fixed...

Gossip, Collaboration, and Performance in Distributed Teams

Stories.water Cooler Uidnsp 350

  What do you think the typical manager might say if you told them their employees don't gossip and engage one another enough in social interaction...

What constitutes a Social Learning Culture?

Socialearning%20 %20un%20social%20software%20quest Ce%20que%20cest%20jen%20ai%20dj%20plein%20les%20mains

  I've often thought of social learning as a very culture dependent phenomenon. A few weeks back I read an interesting article by Thierry de Baillon, his...

At the Corner of Assertiveness & Cooperation: Collaboration

Ecollab%20 %20cooperative%20assertive%20matrix

  What do we meet at the corner of Assertiveness and Cooperation? The Thomas-Kilmann assessment suggests that it's Collaboration. Their assessment, which is the basis for many others, explores different...

From Competition to Cocreation - and Back Sometimes

Stories.michelle James   Entreprise Collaborative   Ecollabnsp 350

  How do you approach working with others? What is your resonant mode? Here's my two cents: Competition - "I win if you lose." Cooperation - "I will agree...

Why Best Practices Don't Work for Knowledge Work

Stories.luis Suarez   Entreprise Collaborative   Contributeurnsp 350

  I don’t recall having put together a blog post over here on the specific topic of capturing "Best Practices"; so after reading last Friday’s blog...

The Collaborative Curve

Stories.collabcurvensp 350

  Now that I’m on a mission to merge the terms Social Business and Enterprise 2.0 and rephrase asCollaboration, I thought it would be a good...

Formalizing the Informal: Been there, done that

Donald%20clark%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  @Ecollab asks, “Can we formalize informal learning ?” My answer, “We've been there, done that.” Except for perhaps compliance learning programs, formal learning processes are...

Learning to formalize informal learning

Tom%20haskins%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

    When we don't already know how to formalize informal learning, there's a lot to learn. We can welcome the challenge if the process of learning...

From Social Media to Social Business: The social learning as missing link

Thierry%20de%20baillon%20 %20entreprise%20collaborative%20 %20ecollab%20contributeur

  I am often puzzled by the way organizations and agencies tackle social media, as if conversational marketing and Enterprise 2.0 were living in separate worlds,...

The Real Secret to Social Learning Success

Stories.entreprise Collaborative   The Real Secret Of Social Learning Succesnsp 350

      For years training and development departments have struggled to compile the data they need to show value to their organizations. However, we will find ourselves...