Are you interested in a Community of Practice intended for using social media to work and learn smarter? Jane Hart has launched the Social Learning Community using Yammer. This is a place where you can join discussions; ask questions, share links, experiences and events with others about social learning in education. If you’d like to join the Community, just send an email to me at email@example.com and I’ll send you an invite. Once you are a member you can then invite your colleagues yourself.
I joined today and found an article by Jay Cross on How to evaluate social and informal learning where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Increasingly, learning is migrating from events (think “workshop”) to processes (think “social learning”). This is the problem I had labeling facilitate a “workshop”. It’s not really a workshop its’ social learning. IFacilitate is not an event, it’s a process. I like Jays term “workscape” but maybe a better term would be learnscape. What do you think?
Ok, back to Yammer (a cross between Twitter and Facebook). You can see a screenshot below.
There are also desktop, iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps available to keep you up to date with what’s happening.
If you are not familiar with Yammer, here are a few pointers: