Most business books on social media have focused exclusively on using it as a marketing tool. Many employers see it as simply a workplace distraction. But social media has the potential to revolutionize workplace learning. People have always learned best from one another. Social media enables this to happen unrestricted by physical location and in all kinds of extraordinarily creative ways. The New Social Learning is the most authoritative guide available to leveraging these powerful new technologies. Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner explain why social media is the ideal solution to some of the most pressing educational challenges organizations face today, such as a widely dispersed workforce and striking differences in learning styles, particularly across genera-tions. They definitively answer common objections to using social media as a training tool and show how to win over even the most resistant employees. Then, using examples from a wide range of organizations, including Deloitte & Touche, IBM, TELUS, and even the CIA. Bingham and Conner help listeners sort through the dizzying array of technological options available and decide when and how to use each one to achieve key strategic goals.Social media technologies - everything from 140-character microsharing messages to media-rich online communities - to complete virtual environments and more - enable people to connect, collaborate, and innovate on levels never before dreamed of. They make learning dramatically more dynamic, stimulating, enjoyable, and effective. This greatly anticipated book helps organizations create a contemporary learning strategy that is as timely as it is transformative. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Babson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002831/bk_adbl_002831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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In this revised and updated edition of The New Social Learning, Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner dispel organisational myths and fears about social media. By sharing the success stories of socially engaged companies and people, they persuasively make the case for using social media to encourage knowledge transfer and real-time learning in a connected and engaging way.
Praise for Beyond E-Learning 'Marc Rosenberg has done such a wonderful job that I may replace all of my other books on e-learning, knowledge, and performance with this one book. Beyond E-Learning demonstrates how organizational leaders can take online learning to the next level--where it's seamlessly integrated into everything we do. Finally!'--Marcia L. Conner, managing director, Ageless Learner; editor, Creating a Learning Culture; author, Learn More Now; and former vice president of education, PeopleSoft 'There is a quiet revolution occurring in the field of organizational learning--traditional learning programs are giving way to more effective knowledge solutions. In this outstanding text, Marc Rosenberg leads the way.'--Donald A. Deieso, Ph.D., president and CEO, EduNeering, Inc. 'Marc Rosenberg has done it again. In Beyond E-Learning, he breaks through all of the buzzwords and clutter and presents fresh, exciting insights into how organizations can get real breakthroughs in workplace learning.'--Diane Hessan, president and CEO, Communispace Corporation 'Marc Rosenberg's book has 100% of your daily requirement of truth, wisdom, and visionary thinking with none of the hype and hysteria that usually surround e-learning. If you are a CLO, or want to be one, buy this book and meet your future.'--William Horton, author, Designing Web-Based Training and Evaluating E-Learning 'Business requirements are changing so rapidly and powerfully that it is hard for learning professionals to keep up. We all need to look beyond our current practices for new perspectives. Beyond E-Learning provides multiple visions of the future for our field. Extremely helpful in these crazy times!'--Elliott Masie, president, The MASIE Center, and author, Learning Rants, Raves and Reflections 'There are numerous publications on e-learning, but none with anywhere near the depth and wisdom that Marc Rosenberg consistently provides. Beyond E-Learning is meaty, meaningful, and a must-read not only for learning and performance professionals but even more importantly for managers responsible for investing in costly learning technologies and systems. Just great again!'--Harold D. Stolovitch, emeritus professor, Université de Montréal; principal, HSA Learning and Performance Solutions LLC; and author, Telling Ain't Training and Training Ain't Performance
How everyone can maximize his or her learning potentialWho doesnt want to have the ability to learn more? In this revolutionary book, Marcia Conner distills her renowned learning solutions into an easy-to-use ten-step program that can help readers overcome information overload, absorb facts on the fly, and get things done faster. Filled with interactive sections, sidebars, and self-assessment quizzes, Learn More Now reveals how to listen to and trust ones body, engage emotions, and make connections that will help readers learn more not just through study, but through experience, thought, action, and motion.Marcia L. Conner (Augusta County, VA) designed innovative learning programs at Microsoft and PeopleSoft and now works as a consultant to organizations and individuals throughout the world. She gives dozens of keynote addresses throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Mobile is a powerful new tool for supporting organizationalperformance, including a wide-variety of learning opportunitiesincluding innovation, collaboration, research, and design. Mobilegenerates new products, services, and helps solve problems. Whetherproviding needed tools, augmenting learning, or connectingindividuals, mobile devices are empowering individuals andorganizations. Designing mLearning is a hands-on resource that presentsstep-by-step guidance for designing, delivering, and deployingmobile solutions, covering both the background model and pragmaticconsiderations for successfully navigating mobile projects. Thebook takes an integrated approach to mobile learning regardless ofthe device used. Written by Dr. Clark Quinn, a noted leader in themLearning revolution, Designing mLearning debunks commonly heldmyths about mLearning, defines the myriad opportunities for mobile,contains real-world, illustrative examples, includes implementationconcerns, and places mobile learning in an overall strategicplan. Designing mLearning is written for instructional designers,developers, media experts, managers, and anyone with responsibilityfor supporting performance in organizations. While the focus is onthe design of solutions, the book addresses the criticalorganizational issues to assist the larger agenda of mobilizing theorganization. The information outlined in this groundbreaking guide can beapplied across the mobile device spectrum and provides a systematicand integrated suite of conceptual frameworks to guide designers topragmatic and effective solutions. 'Quinn takes you by the hand and leads you carefully andcomprehensively through the m-learning maze of devices, models,examples, and designs, at the same time demonstrating that mobilelearning is more than being about learning, but is also aboutperformance.' --Jane Hart, founder & CEO, Centre for Learning and PerformanceTechnologies 'Stop thinking mLearning is miniaturized eLearning. Just asdigital video has enabled entirely new forms of entertainment andcommunication, mLearning enables powerful new (and old) performancesolutions at very low costs. Clark omits the deafening hyperboleand delivers today's best source of clear, complete, and usefulmLearning guidance for us all.' --Michael Allen, CEO, Allen Interactions 'The future is mobile. It will rock you more than the web did.And Clark Quinn has written the missing manual.' --Jay Cross, CEO, Internet Time, and author, Informal Learning 'Those of us in learning and development know we spend adisproportionate amount of time on formal training, missingopportunities to support workers where real learning occurs: inwork, every day. With a wealth of examples, Clark Quinn provides aclear, useful guidebook for using 21st-century tools to support ourperformers as they enact their work and apply new learning.' --Jane Bozarth, Ed.D., author, Social Media for Trainers and BetterThan Bullet Points 'Yes, this is a handy book about mobile learning and support.But it's also a thoughtful nudge towards rethinking what we meanwhen we say we are educators.' --Allison Rossett, San Diego State University 'Clark Quinn sets the pace for a swift race toward mobileeverything. His thought-leadership and focus on solutions that workmake him the one to watch, to read, and to learn from now!' --Marcia Conner, advisor in business culture and collaboration,co-author of The New Social Learning: A Guide to TransformingOrganization Through Social Media
The first book to help organizations understand and harness the extraordinary workplace learning potential of social media Cowritten by the CEO of the world's largest workplace learning organization and a consultant and writer with extensive experience on the forefront of workplace learning technology Features case studies showing how organizations around the world have transformed their businesses through social media Most business books on social media have focused on using it as a marketing tool. Many employers see it as simply a workplace distraction. But social media has the potential to revolutionize workplace learning. People have always learned best from one another -- social media enables this to happen unrestricted by physical location and in extraordinarily creative ways. The New Social Learning is the most authoritative guide available to leveraging these powerful new technologies. Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner explain why social media is the ideal solution to some of the most pressing educational challenges organizations face today, such as a widely dispersed workforce and striking differences in learning styles, particularly across generations. They definitively answer common objections to using social media as a training tool and show how to win over even the most resistant employees. Then, using examples from a wide range of organizations -- including Deloitte, IBM, TELUS, and others -- Bingham and Conner help readers sort through the dizzying array of technological options available and decide when and how to use each one to achieve key strategic goals. Social media technologies -- everything from 140-character 'microsharing' messages to media-rich online communities to complete virtual environments and more -- enable people to connect, collaborate, and innovate on levels never before dreamed of. They make learning dramatically more dynamic, stimulating, enjoyable, and effective. This greatly anticipated book helps organizations create a contemporary learning strategy that is as timely as it is transformative.