The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise


The soft skills. Those skills that are hardly taught anymore when you are hired into a company and that, in most cases, are always treated, and considered, as a given. Again, touching base on the soft skills.

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#NRC01PL Personal Learning Assistants

Jenny Connected

So it has been interesting to listen to Stephen Downes and George Siemens talking about personal learning assistants this week in the Personal Learning MOOC. The point was that these are his personal learning assistants. Source of image (see Footnote).

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Twiitering = learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I often have conversations about the role of social media in learning processes. Sometimes people might say: ' Ok, but twitter is not learning. How can you learn from 140 characters?! Pragmatism: learning by doing. People can learn 23 new Web 2.0

Enterprise Collaboration Requires Critical New Skills

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Vision and Reality view comments Toppling a Giant: SharePoint 2010, the iPad & Social Business Software view comments Seven Lessons Learned on Social Business view comments 5 Great Skype Alternatives view comments A Sneak Peek at the Google Apps Redesign view comments Google Docs Offline Support Confirmed, Will Make Chromebooks More Functional view comments Is IBMs Defection Another Sign of RIMs Demise? With this new way of work, comes a new set of critical skills.

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. But learn them?

Student learning in a turbulent age

Jenny Connected

This week I have been privileged to hear Professor Ronald Barnett speak at Liverpool John Moores University, where he was the keynote speaker on the second day of their teaching and learning conference. A will to learn.

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#betreat12 Communities of practice and learning

Jenny Connected

These notes are from the Academic BEtreat reading on communities of practice and learning, pages 72 -102 in Etienne’s book Communities of Practice: Learning, Meaning and Identity . How does social learning theory relate to complexity theory and connectivism? Chapter 3 on Learning gave me a surprising ‘Ah-ha’ moment in the following three lines. Learning is not reified as an extraneous goal or as a special category of activity or membership (p.95).

Building Social Business: 5 Skills for Online Community Managers

John Tropea - Delicious Community

So those are the 5 skills that I think a community manager should have. Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 and Organization Development. Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking. Leveraging Community thinking.

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Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: Learning in a Crowded Life

Full Circle Associates

See White-2005-Little ) Ostensibly I was there to help facilitate learning around using online tools for community development, particularly in rural towns being connected via a school connectivity project. When we got to the third question, “What did we learn?”

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Guest Post: Adejare Amoo on an Industrialist’s Role in eLearning in Africa

Nancy White

Adejare’s role was to illuminate how business can be part of innovating in eLearning in Africa. AN INDUSTRIALIST’S ROLE IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA. I am an e-learning entrepreneur, a highly innovation promoted and real time evolving industry.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. But learn them?

Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’m long-winded on the topic of new skills for knowledge workers and learning professionals, even if I don’t quite understand what a learning professional is. 2) How do you help others take on facilitation and leadership roles? What skills are critical here?

Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3

Nancy White

I’m long-winded on the topic of new skills for knowledge workers and learning professionals, even if I don’t quite understand what a learning professional is. 2) How do you help others take on facilitation and leadership roles? What skills are critical here?

Data is beautiful (but not many learning professionals believe this)

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read the book '' Big learning data ''. Learning data is a new topic - quite big and still evolving. In the book a referal is made to 1000 self-assessments by learning professionals rating their skill set. Much higher scored presenting, facilitating skills etc.

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Building Social Business: The Seven Types of Social Roles in Employee Communities

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Pages Home About Gautam Indian HR Blogs Indian Social Media Strategists Linkbar Articles Media Mentions Thoughts Quora Facebook Twitter HR Community Welcome Follow @GautamGhosh Mar 30, 2010 The Seven Types of Social Roles in Employee Communities Tweet An employee community is a closed community within the firewall of the Organization 2.0 - where employees connect and build content along with each other to build relationships and knowledge. community role

10 Basic Group Facilitation Skills

Viv Mcwaters

Throughout this training the topic of facilitating groups within communities has come up and I’ve been asked to provide some idea of basic facilitation skills. Here’s some skills that I think are important. This is particularly true if you have an ongoing role with groups. I always try and encourage participants to learn the techniques I use so as they don’t need me at all. 10 Basic Group Facilitation Skills is a post from:

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. But learn them?

Online Educa Berlin 2010 Keynote: Building Networked Learning Environments


I was delighted to be invited to keynote at Online Educa Berlin 2010 - one of the world’s foremost e-learning events, which this year attracted well over 2000 learning and training professionals from over 100 countries. Talking about networked learning made me reflect on how much my own practice and thinking benefits from the networks and communities I am part of, and the excellent friendships that have come about as a consequence over the years. collaboration skills and.

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The Innovation of Loneliness


not only your own notions of what social networks are all about, but the role we all play in them. Collaboration Communities Fun Stuff and Musings General Interest Innovation Learning Life Open Business

Can British cities learn from US ‘networked localism’? : RSA blogs

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Can British cities learn from US ‘networked localism’? Armed with the authority that comes from a partnership with business and communities, metro cities could operate at the level of functional labour markets to shape skills policy and to set pay thresholds. But they will need new powers and financial freedoms to play this role. thersa blog: Can British cities learn from US ‘networked localism’? Visit our main website to learn more. RSA BLOGS RSS FEED.

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Promoting Continuous Learning at Autodesk Through Smart Content Management

Portals and KM

Here is an interesting case that came out of that effort, Managing Content for Continuous Learning at Autodesk. Content curators perform this role. See yesterday’s post on The Rising Need for Content Curation Skills and Capabilities. In February I wrote about an interesting report Making Greater Use of Smart Content in the Enterprise by Geoff Bock, Dale Waldt, and Mary LaPlante. It covers XML applications that have long proven value with reusable componentized content.

Mastering the Art of Collaboration Through Conversation


Now, let’s go back in time, about 17 years ago, when The Cluetrain Manifesto was first published , and let’s have a look into this particular quote from David Weinberger himself about the one main role of knowledge workers, according to him. . Can you have too many conversations at work?

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Can you engage introverts in social learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

How does this relate to social learning? Can introverts engage in social learning? It could be that introverted professionals prefer to go through individual e-learning models and more extroverted professionals in social learning activities.

IBM’s Trip to Become A Socially Integrated Enterprise


We have learned a lot, we have become much more efficient and effective at what we do, but we still have got lots more to be done! That’s an important aspect of the role predictive analytics will play as social analytics evolve&#.

What’s in a Role? Another relic of the industrial age?

Governance in a Networked World

How should roles be described? More importantly, how does one assess whether a role is being performed adequately or not? These named roles will typically be accompanied by a role description. There even may be a set of named competencies attached to these named roles.

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

While holding on to simple descriptions of our roles in complex 21st century organizations maybe reassuring, I invite everyone to scan the bios of the thought leaders presenting in Frankfurt for the array of disciplines and curious minds each displays.

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Your Community Managers


Just because they all share that common passion: wanting to help and learn from others on that particular subject matter that gathers them around. Key concepts like social capital skills, open knowledge sharing, collaboration, engagement, commitment, passion, trust, etc.

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Status, knowledge, learning and adaptability, Part 1

Chris Corrigan

This is the kind of status you get from being particularly knowledgeable or skilled in an area, and the reason it’s a kind of status is because once animals, humans in this case, can learn from each other, they can possess resources. One theoretical reason to think that that might be an important time to emerge is that there’s theoretical models that show that culture, our ability to learn from others, is an adaptation to fluctuating environments.

The Fallacy of Social Networking


And that’s exactly why over the course of the last weeks I have been reflecting, once more, on what role all of these social technologies should be really playing on how I interact both online and offline.

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The Magic of That First Client Engagement


Perhaps the main one being the realisation of what role I may well be playing out there as an independent freelancer: helping enable other people to become better and more effective at what they already do by making the most of their own social business journey(s).

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Technology, teenagers and books

Jenny Connected

Parents play an important role. The documentary did not at any time suggest that the problem lay with technology; rather it attempted to make the case for the valuable learning that can come from reading novels. books children's learning Iain McGilchrist reading technology

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Transforming the Workplace with Radical Management by Steve Denning


New Manager Role: From controller to enabler , specially, from the perspective of being capable of acting as a servant leader, enabling that opportunity of creating self-organising teams instead of continuing to live through that command-and-control micro-management mentality. .

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Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively


Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Personal KM Productivity Tools Social Computing

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Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors


Open to living our lives in perpetual beta, as a constant form of improvement, of learning on the go, of adjusting accordingly, of understanding hiding away behind your Inbox, for instance, or your own little cubicle is no longer good enough.

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The science of teaching

Jenny Connected

Eric Mazur is a Harvard University physicist who is as interested in researching how his students learn physics, particularly through peer instruction, as he is in researching specific physics concepts. the role of confusion in learning. The role of confusion in learning.

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)


Scott Adams (the father of Dilbert ) was on stage talking about failure and the critical role it plays in helping you succeed in the long run. . Yet, somehow, I feel it’s also a good time for me to see if I can put to the test all of those acquired skills over the course of the years and put them to good use as an independent freelancer. Knowledge Management, Learning and Org. Innovation Learning Life Open Business Open Leadership

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From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez


How to become an effective leader you would need to acquire a new set of skills and capabilities that would help you transform yourself from being just another middle manager doing their (disengaged) work into the new kind of Open Leadership that’s very much needed to help re-engage a knowledge workforce that right now is on the brink of collapsing on its own. . Innovation Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership Travelling Language matters.

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The Future of Collaboration Lies in Human Resources AND Management’s Hands


We will always need the help and support of others, and this is where political games, managing up, bullying or even extortion (to a certain degree), amongst several other issues, keep playing a key role in terms of how and why we do not collaborate as effectively as we could and should. Please, please, don’t get us to question your management and leadership skills by neglecting nor embracing social networking for business.

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The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work


It will be, indeed, our role to lead and help facilitate those folks come on board as well, at the their own pace, at their own time, i.e. when they feel it’s the right one, with their own rules, with enough preparation to make it work for them and their needs.

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