Wot no social media!! Learning and Talent development 2010

CIPD have recently published their annual survey report.

Some highlights for me  include;

E-learning is the practice that has increased the most with 62% of organisations saying they use it more than in 2009.

Only 17% of organisations expect learners to be mainly responsible for their own learning

The biggest change anticipated over the next 5 years is a greater integration between coaching, OD and performance management to drive organisational change and a greater resonsibility devolved to line managers

CIPD comment in the final section ‘implications and insights’ about their concerns of ‘hibernation’ as professionals lock themselves in their own organisations. They also point out that external conferences and events are declining and suggest that this could affect the ‘ideas sharing and collaboration necessary to drive learning and talent development insights’

Surely CIPD are aware of the increasing opportunities that are available to everyone to share ideas, collaborate, discuss and learn via social media. Surely they recognise the scale and value of informal learning too???

Unless I’ve missed it no mention of either social media or informal learning in their survey.

An oversight??

Handbook of emerging technologies for learning

A handbook written by  George Siemens and Peter Tittenberger as well as a wiki that will continue to be updated is now available.

“This Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning (HETL) has been designed as a resource for educators planning to incorporate technologies in their teaching and learning activities.”

Really worth reading.

Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0

An interesting article……. some extracts……………

“The most profound impact of the Internet is its ability to support and
expand the various aspects of social learning…….

It seems likely that a great deal of informal learning is taking place both
on and off campus via the online social networks………

The emphasis is on building a community of students and scholars as
much as on providing access to educational content.

These communities are harbingers of the emergence of a new form of
technology-enhanced learning—Learning 2.0.

The demand-pull approach is based on providing students with access to
rich (sometimes virtual) learning communities built around a practice.”

Blended Learning 2.0

Clive names the partnership of blended learning and informal learning ‘Blended Learning 2.0′

He says……

“…. blended learning and informal learning are not actually mutually exclusive concepts; in fact I will argue that they make very compatible bed-fellows. Blended learning can integrate informal learning methods; it can also act as a bridge to true informal learning; well beyond the scope of the formalised training course, in that area of our lives where real work gets done.”