Sociallearning

Hopping Kittens Imitate Bunnies in Apparent Display of "Social Learning"

Consider a kitten and a bunny: The only thing they seem to have in common is that they’re both extremely cute. Otherwise, kittens grow to be cats — …

Animals

Persistence of Contrasting Traditions in Cultural Evolution: Unpredictable Payoffs Generate Slower Rates of Cultural Change

Abstract<p>We report an experimental test of the hypothesis that contrasting traditions will persist for longer, maintaining cultural differences …

Research

Go Viral! Motivating Your Employees to Share Their Knowledge (ATD ICE 2017)

Shared knowledge is the foundation of a strong learning ecosystem. It’s also just a good common sense idea. No one seems to disagree. Unfortunately, the value of shared knowledge has gone unrealized for most organizations. Within L&D, we have been largely unsuccessful with this concept due to our …

Learning

How Culture Shapes Human Evolution

ST. ANDREWS – Is there an evolutionary explanation for humanity’s greatest successes – technology, science, and the arts – with roots that can be …

Evolution

Social Mindset: A Key to Engaging Talent

It is more than obvious now that the way people feel about their workplace has direct material impact on performance of the business. This simple …

Employee Engagement

Startup Spotlight: Smart Pillows, Culinary Experiences & Posture Wearables

As we gear into the summer months, there are so many innovative startups that are giving us a whole new experience. Planning on having a fun dinner …

Startups

Gender-Based Interruption and the Supreme Court

Source: MarkThomas/PixabayA recent study done by Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law looked at the frequency with which United States Supreme Court …

Sandra Day O'Connor

Does Watching Porn Promote Submissiveness in Women?

Debates about the influence of pornography on people’s sexual attitudes and behavior have raged for a long time. A recent German study found that …

Behavior

Chimps pass on sponge drinking trick like a family tradition

After a few chimpanzees started using moss to soak up water from a pond, the behaviour has spread. The pattern might tell us about how early human …

Evolution

To Boost Online Sales, Focus on Close-Knit Communities

<i>Word-of-mouth testimonials from consumers are effective in driving online sales. But these signals are even more powerful in communities where people</i> …

Trends

5 Stages of Workplace Learning (Revisited in 2017)

In this article I take a look at how workplace learning has changed over the last 10+ years and its necessary future direction.<p>In May 2010 I posted a …

Learning

7 Innovative Ways to Engage Your Millennial Team Members

Generation Y is taking over the workforce. Lead accordingly.<p>It's no secret that the business world is being taken over by millennials; in a few short years, they'll make up 75 percent of the workforce. Which means that, as an employer, you'll need to spend some time thinking about how to engage …

Millennials

To Get Consumers to Trust AI, Show Them Its Benefits

Artificial intelligence (AI) is emerging in applications like autonomous vehicles and medical assistance devices. But even when the technology is ready to use and has been shown to meet customer demands, there’s still a great deal of skepticism among consumers. For example, a survey of more than …

Intelligence

Are Humans Adapted to Modern Environments?

Our two main theories of human behavior do a poor job of explaining how humans change to meet the demands of varied environments. One theory …

Top 5 eLearning and Development Trends for in 2017 Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on April 6, 2017<p>2016 has ended and for you as a training manager this means end-of-the-year reports and planning for the New Year. You will be …

eLearning

The science of gossip: four ways to make it less toxic

Gossip gets a bad rap. There’s no doubt that the act of gossiping about someone can sometimes be damaging and negative. But there is such a thing as …

Psychology

3 Things That Board Gamers Know About Learning

Blog: Technology and LearningSince I was a kid I’ve lived on the fringes of board game culture. My friends were Dungeon Masters and geniuses at Risk. …

Learning

5 learning tech trends to watch

Thus far 2017 has been an exciting year for corporate learning. Major advancements in learning content delivery across a diverse employee population …

Machine Learning

Top down implementation of social learning doesn’t work

Now that <b>social learning</b> is a hot topic, many organizations are beginning to consider how they can implement or operationalize it. However, “social …

Machine Learning

Micro-Credentials for Teachers and Parents

The world we exist in now is very much an on-demand one. We expect to watch our favorite TV shows when we want where we want, we expect to have the …

Learning

Chimp Science Reveals How Society's Rejects Become Influencers

Most humans take their cues from pop culture: A-list stars wear, act, and listen to what they want, and the rest of us blindly follow suit. The same, …

Psychology

Bees learn football from their buddies

The insects show sophisticated learning for non-bee related tasks, and can even improve on what they are taught.<p>Bees quickly master an insect version …

Bees

Why do some organisations still find social learning difficult?

Today's blog is a guest post from Ollie Gardener, Co-founder and CEO of Noddlepod. You can read more about Ollie here. Noddlepod is described as a</i> …

Learning

7 Ways To Find Hidden Knowledge On A Social Learning Platform

<b>How To Find Hidden Knowledge On A Social Learning Platform</b><p>Are you making the most of your internal communications? If your company uses an intranet, …

Learning

How You Can Engage Your Millennial Workforce - Tips And Learning Strategies That Work

Learning and Development teams cannot ignore Millennials anymore, given their increasing presence in the workforce. In this article, I share insights …

Millennials

Social learning: how it works in the workplace [WHITEPAPER]

• our natural instincts to learn from others and share our own knowledge<br>• how this is happening already in the workplace<br>• how other organisations are using …

The Workplace

Hypothes.is – a digital annotation tool for collaborative and active reading

To define annotation it is when you add notes, comments or opinions about a piece of writing, or a drawing, photo, or diagram. Often these are …

Literature

3 Social eLearning Strategies To Try In 2017

Social learning isn't anything new, but it’s certainly more relevant now than ever before. Let's look at 3 social eLearning strategies you can use in …

Learning

Inspire Learning in the Workplace

I don’t know about you but it’s rare that any mandated traditional training inspires me anymore.<p>Whether it’s completing annual compliance e-learning …

Learning

Can Social Learning Help Your Millennial Workforce Be More Productive?

Millennials are already the biggest and most influential generation after Baby Boomers. And they dominate the workforce today. By 2025, 75% of global workers will be millennials.<p>As the first generation to grow up using computers and the internet, there’s a lot that sets their experience and …

Millennials