1 - The Coherent Organization – Jay Cross
As standalone companies realize that they’re really extended enterprises, co-learning with customers and stakeholders becomes important as everyone faces the future together. Players throughout the corporate ecosystem need to be operating on the same wave-length. They need to be coherent. This can only happen when we’re adapting to the future, i.e. learning, at the same pace.
2 – A small conference with a big reach – Jeannette Campos, elearn magazine
“Of interest was the seemingly inevitable clash between conventional training models with these newer approaches to learning for performance. For example, discussion of learning and performance analytics aroused an audience-initiated comparison to Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation and the mythical calculation of return on investment. Informal and social approaches to workplace learning were dismissed on the assertion that they lack the rigor commonly associated with learning objectives and lesson plans. A defense of learning styles made an appearance during Thursday’s keynote. One of the more frequently voiced refrains from a vocal minority was, “That simply isn’t possible where I work, because….” It begs the question, “Why, is this avocation of learning for performance, so hard to change; especially at a conference that intends to highlight innovation?”"
3 - Breaking Down Knowledge Silos with the Social Layer - CMS Wire
The idea behind the social layer is simple: social software should be a layer in your enterprise architecture that surfaces the events of a company’s systems of record and enable employees to collaborate and take action on information in real-time. This social layer will span across all employees and throughout organizational boundaries, connecting them to key enterprise applications.