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by Mary Arnold

In online communities, members can produce tremendous amounts of content. In closely moderated communities, members submit more work, and get more feedback than members of communities with no active moderator. Here’s an exploration of what the most effective moderators do that makes a big difference.

Column   |   March 20, 2012
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by News Editor

(Press Release) UK-based Curatr, an award-winning platform that creates rich, active, and social eLearning, has released version 2.0 of the software. Curatr combines a unique interface with game-like mechanics and a collaborative learning environment.

News   |   March 1, 2012
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by Michele Medved

When things go wrong, there may not be time for employees to fire up an eLearning module, attend a class, or get some coaching. The problem has to be fixed now. This is a key moment of need that formal and informal learning strategies often fail to address. There is a strategy that works, though – leveraging social media and job aids. This week’s tip shows you how.

Tip   |   February 8, 2012
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by News Editor

Acquisition will address growing market demand for social learning, mobile learning, learning content management, and the integration of learning management and talent management.

News   |   February 7, 2012
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by Pam Boiros

Social interaction has always been, along with experience and practice, a mainstay of learning for human beings. Until recently, this took place primarily in the “informal” arena. The use of online social media to support formal learning has now entered the picture, extending the blended learning paradigm. Here is a set of tips for adding powerful social support for learning.

Feature   |   January 30, 2012
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by Paul Drexler, Ani Mukerji

A key activity for learning and development groups is supporting the growth and effectiveness of informal and collaborative learning among employees or members of a community of practice. Social and mobile technologies are essential to success, as this case study illustrates. This is essential (and inspiring) reading for all!

Feature   |   January 16, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

Instead of asking how to manage informal learning and which tools to use, ask yourself whether you are inviting interaction, and how. Here are some excellent ways to make informal learning more visible to both managers and employees, and to invite interaction and develop something more akin to a partnership with your learners.

Column   |   December 6, 2011
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by Terrence Wing

As a concept, the Social Graph has been around for several years. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are built on the idea. But are you able to use it to drive your work? This month’s column gives you some direction about how you can do this.

Column   |   November 3, 2011
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by Jeremy Vest

Google+ Hangouts is a video group-chat feature that Google added to its offerings this summer. In addition to video chat for up to 10 people, Hangouts provides most of the features of expensive online meeting Websites. Here are six quick applications that you may find useful as elements of your design inventory.

Tip   |   October 19, 2011
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by Mary Arnold

Pondering how to create a social media strategy that supports learning? Research suggests that an effective strategy may be simpler than you think.

Column   |   October 18, 2011
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