Tagged social learning

Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning

I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. for an upcoming publication. Here are the questions and my unedited responses: What does an organization without social learning look like? What COULD it look like? The water cooler has been both a figurative and literal location of exchange. So…

Social as a Weapon of Class Destruction

“Who can think without horror of what another widespread war would mean, waged as it would be with all the new weapons of mass destruction.” Archbishop of Canterbury Cosmo Gordon Lang, December, 1937 London Times newspaper The aforementioned line is recognized as the first known use of the term ‘weapons of mass destruction’. But today,…

Learning by Osmosis

I liken learning in an organization to osmosis. At least I think it should be like osmosis. The Oxford definition of osmosis can help us: Biology & Chemistry a process by which molecules of a solvent tends to pass through a semipermeable membrane from a less concentrated solution into a more concentrated one. The process…

My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture

There are those who can’t avoid the temptation of beer, salt and sugary snacks at night and there are people like me who treat new learning and collaboration platforms infectiously. I wish I could turn my eyes away from these calorie-induced sites or applications, but I just can’t. Perhaps at the core I yearn to…

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