The New Social Learning PDF/EPUB ß The New Epub /

The New Social Learning PDF/EPUB ß The New Epub /

The New Social Learning [PDF / Epub] ☉ The New Social Learning By Marcia Conner – Social learning is a fundamental shift in how people work leveraging how we have always worked now with new humanizing tools accelerating individual and collective reach giving us the resources to cre Social learning is a fundamental shift in how people work leveraging how we have always worked now with new humanizing tools accelerating individual and collective reach giving us the resources to create the organization and the world we want to live in”In this newly revised and updated edition of The New Social Learning Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner dispel organizational myths and fears about social media By sharing the success stories of socially engaged companies and people the much anticipated The New Epub / second edition persuasively makes the case for using social media to encourage knowledge transfer and real time learning in a connected and engaging wayAs Steve LeBlanc noted “Social learning thrives in a culture of service and wonder It is inspired by leaders enabled by technology and ignited by opportunities that have only recently unfolded” Brand new case studies about innovative organizations such as Boston Children s Hospital National Australian Bank LAZ Parking Sanofi Pasteur Cigna CENTURY and Roche Pharmaceuticals illustrate cutting edge social learning approaches that cultivate environments where great people can do their best work The New Social Learning lays the foundation for improving the way you engage with colleagues collaborate with teams anywhere in the world and build workforce capability Take the next step to connect skills and knowledge and move your own organization forward as you reclaim and revolutionize workplace learning.

10 thoughts on “The New Social Learning

  1. Elizabeth Johnson Elizabeth Johnson says:

    Social media is not a passing fancy it's here to stay So how can we best work with it not in spite of it? Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner share their ideas in The New Social Learning a handbook for how organizations and teams can utilize this tool to improve capacity for learning and growing together They believe we can learn how to leverage the communities our people are already part of the social media tools they use on their own personal time and use them to connect and collaborate with each other and our surrounding communitiesSome highlights Chapter 3 speaks especially to the importance of community and showing up online Chapter 4 provides practical ideas for growing your organization's social presence one bite at a time Chapter 5 presents some patterns metrics and goals to consider in analyzing the effectiveness of your impact and influence online Chapter 6 was especially helpful for me as I don't work in the traditional corporate setting It connects the ideas presented throughout the book to roles outside the workplace such as attending conferences speaking at events or even getting to know someone over a good mealThis book reminds us to be humble enough to admit we need collaboration from others in almost every endeavor and not be afraid to be seen asking the community for help opinions or ideas It is a rich repository of ideas relatable examples actionable ideas and engaging uotes It also includes a thorough list of further reading and helpful glossary of social media termsMy only disappointment is that despite a brief consideration in Chapter 6 the majority of the book ignored any type of organization outside the traditional corporate world I believe the principles and ideas are very useful for non profits ministries etc but at times it was challenging to dig through the workplace focus and apply those ideas to other settingsDisclaimer I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review All opinions expressed herein are completely my own

  2. Paul Signorelli Paul Signorelli says:

    When American Society for Training Development ASTD President and CEO Tony Bingham teams up with Fast Company magazine columnist Marcia Conner for a book on social learning and all that the term implies about building collaborative communities of learning we might expect tremendous results We're not disappointed They dive right in by telling us that the book is for people who are specifically interested in how social media helps people in organizations learn uickly; innovate fast; share knowledge; and engage with peers business partners and the customers they serve p xviii They provide us with playground rules for the new social learning p 1 and they give us little opportunity to put the book down before we have finished it Social learning leverages online communities they assure us p 11 and is centered on information sharing collaboration and co creation p 21 They repeatedly bolster their arguments by citing studies including one showing that people who study in small groups do better than those who worked on their own p 39 and offering creative examples of how social media tools such as Twitter are being used effectively in online learning by educators who post tips of the day answers to uestions from students writing assignments and other prompts and reminders about key points to keep learning going p 95 Collaboration is something we've known how to do our entire lives Working together to produce something significant than one person can do alone is timeless they write halfway through their book p 107 and the remainder of their work is a contemporary paean to and example of the power of that belief

  3. John Stepper John Stepper says:

    A good set of examples and use cases for social tools and practices It had a general take on learning than I had hoped While some examples were focused on new approaches to learning and development eg a chapter on using video in new ways most were about communications and or other means for employees sharing what they're doing eg microblogging examples or a CIA example of sharing info So while I was hoping for in depth on a narrower topic the authors successfully avoided well worn examples and platitudes while delivering some new examples and ideas

  4. Jessica Jessica says:

    I think the book was informative on two points 1 Why social learning is important and 2 How to convince companies to adopt the use of it However I could've used practical application What types of social learning are available? How can you include it in the traditional training atmosphere? When does social learning not work? All of this was mentioned but I wanted

  5. Jack Vinson Jack Vinson says:

    My review posted at my bloghttpswwwjackvinsoncomblog2012

  6. Lisa Kosak Lisa Kosak says:

    I’m a learning geek and have taken full advantage of social media to learn something new every day I was excited to read the book The New Social Learning 2nd Edition by Tony Bingham and Marcia Connor Social media allows people from all over to share and learn from each other This book champions the benefits of social learning and how it can be used to further learning organizations and teams What better way to engage with others than to put something “out there” and receive hundreds of ideas and thoughts back? That’s social learningBingham and Conner use real life case examples of how business and industry have used social media to grow empower and work with the ever changing workforce They elouently aim to prove that social media can really transform companies talent and even company culture They explain what a powerful learning tool social media can be when managed and used to encourage personal connections Companies need to embrace new social technologies that focus on the talents of everyone yet bring people together to share strengths There is so much negative critiscm of social media and The New Social Learning 2nd Edition meets that challenge head to head The authors effectively shoot down some of the excuses that organizations uote to not use and encourage social media They reaffirm that social learning does not happen overnight and that social media is a building block on top of other platforms Various learning methods all need to intertwine Social learning doesn’t replace formal education or training It augments it and brings people together Social learning brings us the wisdom knowledge and new tools to our doorstep from around the world I eagerly learned how strong company cultures encourage social learning and how impossible it is to prevent people from using social media You can’t ignore what is in front of people every day so jump into social media and learning so that it benefits everyone and is used for personal and business betterment This type of learning allows strong people to do their best work It personalizes the way that people and leaders interact It brings skills and connectivity to the next level Social Learning is the new revolution of learning together to grow together Whether you manage a company or teams this is a helpful book to pick up to get you thinking You may look at social media in a fresh way You may find that your fears of social media are just that – your fears You will really see for the first time how social learning can really impact a culture and even change a business model Social learning may increase profits and market growth Most importantly social learning is about people relationships growth and connecting By the way social media is free and your learning can be too The one area that The New Social Learning won’t guide you is how to actually implement social media and social learning into your company or teams The book skims over the implementation of social learning and does not offer a step by step plan This is an area where you will need to seek out the assistance of others or find another learning resource

  7. Gerry DeOcampo Gerry DeOcampo says:

    If you're looking for a good read on social learning that will generate excitement and serve as a thinking launching pad for your next adventure in implementing social media learning tools then this is the right book for you Up front this book is not a how to You won't find explicit instructions on how to get started or specific technical details However the content in the book will inspire you to dig in for a journey of exploration on leveraging the power of collective collaborative and multi person learning exchanges The short book is very well organized into seven chapters Chapter 1 is an introductionoverview providing you with some of the instructional and learning theories behind social learning as well as with some of its wonderful benefits Each of the subseuent chapters considers a social medium by defining and describing it describing its benefits and providing at least one powerful amazing use case Each of these chapters concludes with a practical How to Respond to Critics section to help you defend against the common critiues of the naysayers as well as provide you with ideas on getting started and promoting the use of that particular medium The use cases and responses to critics are the best sections in each chapter By far the most amazing use case presented is the use of wikis by the Central Intelligence Agency CIA After reading that it gave me hope that almost any organization even ones as monolithic as the CIA are capable of implementing tremendous change of thought and practices with regards to organizational learningThe six media considered in this book are 1 social networks online communities 2 rich media like videos 3 microsharing tweets 4 wikis 5 immersive environments and 6 live eventsThe most useful approach to reading this book would be to read the first five chapters I found the last two chapters immersive environments and live events to be the weakest It may be that what is currently known about immersive environments has not reached a maturity level that would make it easier to impart practical tacit and experiential knowledge That is perhaps the use of virtual worlds gaming and simulations has not uite reached the major mainstream within organizations' learning and development circles The last chapter on live events seemed like a string of ideas thrown together about social learning at events It did not do a good job of synthesizing the unifying ideas of social learning as a whole although the authors did attempt to do it in the last chapterDespite the lackluster of Chapters 6 and 7 this is well worth your time I found this book to be timely in my current professional growth and career level as I look to innovate with some new ideas to spice up our training products line where I work This book has successfully launched me on the path to exploring and implementing social media learning tools

  8. Steve Horton Steve Horton says:

    This book was enlightening because it changed my whole perspective on social media What I have embraced as an inexpensive organic network driven form of marketing can actually transform organizations as a learning tool This is the thesis of The New Social Learning As an organization your goal should be to move from the push of information to the pull of learning By using the tools provided by social media an organization can transform itself into a learning organization which makes it adaptable flexible sustainable and global Merely beating the competition is an outdated concept; we need to be a stronger contributors and better learners Our world is too interconnected and too small for any other course of action The book is an ideal place to start for the CEO or senior executives who want to understand how powerful social media can be as a learning tool There are no prereuisites reuired either The authors discuss the concept of learning and how they based their thesis on the theory of knowledge termed social constructivism Distilled to a phrase social constructivism is that reality is constructed by people based on their interpretations and knowledge of it So when you engage with people you build your insight into the topic at hand Someone else has an interpretation which adds to your vision and your understanding of the topic grows A similar process happens with the next person you talk to In this manner your comprehension grows through social interactionFrom this foundation the authors use case studies and examples from some of the world's largest corporations to discuss online communities microsharing collective intelligence and immersive environments There is something for the big and small organization the technically savvy and technologically backward organization The authors parting words are good advice for any aspiring entrepreneur lassoing the power of social media as a learning tool Start from where you are and do what you can There is a getting started guide on the website

  9. Luciano Palma Luciano Palma says:

    Although the way we learn and exchange knowledge was always a social process this book makes it clear that the new tools and the new communication possibilities mainly provided by Internet and wireless technologies are definitely supercharging evolutionary changes It shows how to use all these new resources to bring to reality some social constructivist techniues that were hard to implement in a less connected worldCompanies that take knowledge management seriously MUST make their staff read this book

  10. Amir Elion Amir Elion says:

    Tony and Marcia have done a great job with this book The growing interest and application of social learning is well explained and detailed in the book There are numerous corporate examples as well as practical advice on implementing social learning approaches and tools This is a must read if you don't want to miss the speeding train of social learning

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