1 - From Training to Performance to Social – My Personal Learning Journey – Helen Blunden
I found that I was online about one hour to two hours reading the material, diverging to other sites, book marking references, posting comments to sites that I had been driven to, following people on Twitter, tweeting sites and adding sites to my RSS feeds. The workshop lends itself well to people who are self-directed in their approach to learning. If you want a workshop where you are lectured or directed and to be told what is right or wrong, black or white, then I suggest you look elsewhere. Also if you are someone who likes to lurk and not contribute to posts because of uncertainty, then I’d say this would be the perfect opportunity to ‘break the ice’ and start contributing as it’s a safe environment as you’re among your peers.
2 – Learning To Survive And Thrive In The New Social Frontier - David Lavenda, Fast Company
These suggestions are great for home; at work, your options are far more limited. As with other aspects of the online social revolution, the work environment continues to lag behind the consumer experience. The days when business application messages and updates feed into a single, contextual activity stream, are still ahead of us. But I believe that context represents the next frontier in social communications. And like the Western settlers, there will be a gold rush to look forward to.