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ELearning Trends 2015: #1 Social Learning


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What is Social Learning? It's a current buzz word in the online learning sector, but social learning isn't a new concept. This SlideShare covers what social learning is, trends affecting social learning and how it can be used.

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ELearning Trends 2015: #1 Social Learning

  1. 1. #1 SOCIAL LEARNING ELearning Trends 2015
  2. 2. #1- Social Learning #2 – Mobile Learning #3 – Gamification #4 – Onboarding #5 – Compliance #6 – Performance Management 2015 ELearning Trends
  3. 3. Why is social learning important? Marcia Conner, author of ‘The New Social Learning’ explains how Social Learning can help your bottom line in this short video on the next slide… Social Learning and the Bottom Line
  4. 4. Social Learning in 2015 Are businesses using social learning? Jane Hart, an independent workplace advisor, writer and international speaker explained recently that she believes most organisations are in an ‘interim stage 4’ by simply adding on social learning to a more traditional learning model1. 1. of-workplace-learning-revisited-again/
  5. 5. Social Learning. It's a buzz word in the online learning space. Are you adopting social learning or applying social media to traditional learning models? Introduction
  7. 7. Let’s look at the theory… John Dewey 1859 - 1952 Dewey argued that: o education and learning are social and interactive processes o students thrive in an environment where they experience and interact with the curriculum1. o educational structures should strikes a balance between delivering knowledge while taking into account the interests and experiences of the student. “Education is not preparation for life; Education is life itself” 1.
  8. 8. Let’s look at the theory… Albert Bandura Bandura, the originator of social learning theory (despite Dewey’s earlier work), drew heavily on the idea of modelling, or learning by observing. He created the term 'self-efficacy' as: o "the belief in one’s capabilities to organize and execute the courses of action required to manage prospective situations”. A 2002 survey ranked him as the fourth most cited psychologist of all time1. 1.
  9. 9. Let’s look at the theory… Bandura’s Theory o Learning is not purely behavioural; rather, it is a cognitive process that takes place in a social context. o Learning can occur by observing a behaviour and by observing the consequences of the behaviour (vicarious reinforcement). o Learning involves observation, and making decisions about the performance of the behaviour (observational learning or modelling). o Reinforcement plays a role in learning but is not entirely responsible for learning. o Cognition, environment, and behaviour all mutually influence each other (reciprocal determinism). 1.
  10. 10. Let’s look at the theory… Jean Piaget Piaget's experiments demonstrated that people are active participants in their own learning1. His discoveries led to: o the concept and practice of discovery learning for children o the use of role-play and simulation for adults o Peter Berger’s and Thomas Luckman’s ‘social construction of reality’ and therefore social constructivism. Social Constructivism focuses on an individual's learning that takes place because of their interactions in a group2. 1. The New Social Learning 2.
  11. 11. Let’s look at the theory… Lev Vygotsky Out of Reach Zone of Proximal Development Learn through Scaffolding Current Understanding Can work unassisted “We do not learn because we develop, we develop because we learn.” More on Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development theory here. Lev Vygotsky, Zone of Proximal Development theory
  12. 12. Let’s look at the theory… You may also have heard of the 70:20:10 model? This constitutes: o 70% Experiential Learning: learning and developing through day to day tasks, challenges and practices. o 20% Social Learning: learning and developing with and through others. o 10% Formal Learning: learning and developing through structured modules, courses and programs.
  13. 13. In Summary o Social Learning is not a new concept – however, early social learning theory focused on appropriating one's behaviour based on imitating others. o Social Constructivism - the theory that describes how people learn together, whether in person or online. o Social Learning has become timely because of the rise in social media technology and newer workplace learning frameworks such as 70:20:10
  14. 14. SOCIAL LEARNING IN 2015 Section 2
  15. 15. In ‘The New Social Learning’, Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner outline 3 key trends that drive the new social learning… Social Learning in 2015 3 Key Trends
  16. 16. Social Learning in 2015 3 Key Trends 1. Expanding opportunities for personal connections o Email o Online forums o Blogs o Wikis o Social Media – Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/Google+/Reddit etc. o RSS feeds o Webinars
  17. 17. Social Learning in 2015 3 Key Trends 2. Emerging Expectations from shifting workplace demographics o In 2015 Millenials1 will become the majority representation of the workforce2. o High comfort level with technology o 74% of social technology users benefit from quicker access to knowledge3. o 89% of millennials want their workplace to be social and fun3. 1. Millenials/Net Generation/Gen Y: Born between 1981-1997 2. 3.
  18. 18. Social Learning in 2015 3 Key Trends 3. Increasing reach of customised technology o Consumers expect almost everything to be customised for our needs – new technology = mass customisation. o Trend is moving into workplace in the form of ‘mashups’ such as: o Role Mashups – Everyone acting as learners and teachers. o Workgroup Mashups – reach, team up and work with people everywhere outside of traditional hierarchies. o Content Mashups – The internet allows us to find relevant information from anywhere for our own purpose. o Management Mashups – Using open discussion forums for quicker access to feedback and conveying their visions.
  20. 20. Social Learning in Action LMS based sharing Social Learning can be done in an LMS in the following ways: • Develop a team based newsfeed (similar to a Facebook newsfeed) of learning that employees are completing. • Encouraging learners to ‘follow’ people in their organisation who they perceive to be a leader to motivate them to do similar learning. • Encourage learners to ‘rate’ courses/learning they have completed.
  21. 21. Social Learning in Action LMS based sharing Social Learning can be done in an LMS in the following ways: • Encourage open discussion on discussion forums. • Allow employees to blog and post their blogs onto the LMS for other learners to see.
  22. 22. Social Learning in Action Using Social Media Social Media tools already available to encourage social learning: • LinkedIn Group – make the group a closed group if it is only for employees. • Use Facebook or Twitter groups if this is appropriate for your organisation – again, these can be ‘closed’ groups. An example of a LinkedIn discussion group.
  23. 23. Lose a bit of control. Let your employees share information freely. Don't play Big Brother or have too many rules. Have a code of conduct but don't be too hands on. Social Learning In Action Lose Control Find your ‘learning champions’ and ask them to help kick start your social learning program – maybe even incentivise them. Or, involve them on your social learning project at initiation stage – they will love to get involved. Identify Champions Be mindful that not all of your employees will feel comfortable with the ‘new’ way of doing things. Maybe think about a phased approach of introducing social learning so the change won’t be too overwhelming. Be mindful of your audience Top Tips Resources • Case Study: Accenture Case Study • Case Study: Coca-Cola Amatil • Article: Tap into the way your employees learn • Harold Jarche: Three Principles for Net Work
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