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How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. I actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. I started out very careful only connecting to people I knew really well, later I discovered that there is a value for looser a network as long as it is focused on a certain industry.

Facebook for e-Learning


At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. The new eFront come with a rich set of social tools that facilitate the social learning process together with an easy-to-use Facebook integration plugin ! Files is powered by Thanks.

How Taking Baby Steps Can Lead to Giant Success in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Topics this issue: 1. Taking baby steps to achieve giant success in elearning 2. Featured slideshow: "Readiness to Study" 3. The Blended e-Learning Workshop: Your first step to elearning success 1. Taking baby steps to achieve giant success in elearning The most difficult part of starting a project is making that crucial "first step.” Especially in elearning where the market is flooded with too many choices for authoring tools, software, and learning management systems, it is so easy for any project lead to get lost in the maze. Remember that the best tools are those that serve your purpose.

Creative Interactive Ideas

Take an e-Learning Break

We are working with clients using social media like blogs, wikis, podcasts, virtual worlds, and social networking. A fresh approach to e-learning E-learning is a great way to train employees, inform customers about new products and services, or demonstrate new software or other types of technology. If done properly, e-learning can be an exciting and engaging way to provide an interactive experience to customers, students, or users. We beta-test new development tools for the major companies including Adobe and Microsoft.

Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

in 1999, followed by Tim O'Reilly in 2004, and then the 2006 Time magazine article Person of the Year - "You". are social networking, web mashups, and using the web to store and create content. Social networking is a crazy buzz word right now. Twitter , a micro-blogging and status update technology, is one of among many ways that web users are using social technology to share information. I think of popular web based social networking technologies as breaking down into three categories. Web 2.0 Wikipedia has a write up on Web 2.0 product.

Human 2.0

Learning with e's

Donna Haraway (2004) makes a point of singling out Rachel - a replicant character in the sci-fi movie Bladerunner - as 'the image of a cyborg culture's fear, love, and confusion.' The data mining capabilities of the social networks alone can enslave us by owning our purchasing habits, internet search preferences and all other personal data he suggests. Post human. iThink not.

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The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

or the ‘social web’. and provide some examples of current pedagogical practice using the Social Web. It is a complex network of dynamic resources that we all acknowledge is constantly changing to adapt to the growing demand for entertainment, communication and access to knowledge. Essentially, the Web has become more social. 2004). The Network Society.

Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

What does it mean to be social? We’ve been doing social networking for millions of years. (He’s 1970 Marshall McLuhan ‘the medium is the message’ 1995 The Internet 2004 Facebook and the social graph – the social layer of the internet which allows people to connect and share. YOU are the censor of your own social graph. You are at the heart, the center of your social graph. FB has an internal platform to record feedback and share it –it’s social – anyone can give feedback to anyone else). It’s not new. Who is Facebook?

Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

SCORM 2004. Integration with Social Media. The use of social media for various purposes is steadily on the rise; its use for learning is no exception. The users of rapid authoring tools wanted features that help integrate social networking services such as: Facebook. Other social media. What is the best rapid authoring tool in the market? Shuffling answers.

The Six Deadly Sins of Training

Big Dog, Little Dog

Use elearning or social learning if: close supervision is not required. Failing of the Learning and Development Team to Learn from Their Successes and Failures Instructional designers often attend several conferences or workshops a year and learn from others through reading or social networks, yet fail to evaluate their projects to determine the level of success or failure.

My 1-liners from ElNet 2011

E-Learning Provocateur

Ruth McElhone assigns points to her students for their contributions to an internal social media platform, and they require 1000 points to pass the course. conference 1-liners e-learning E-learning Network of Australasia ElNet Workplace E-learning CongressLast week I attended ElNet’s Workplace E-learning Congress in Sydney. Simply add a comment! Stay tuned… ;o).

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with e's

Just look at her profile: She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker, is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. In 2004, I became an English language teacher and taught students from 2 to 80 years-old in the US, Germany, and Greece. What does social media mean to you? Unported License.

Where Social Learning got its start: An interview with Dave Tosh

The Learning Circuits

For those that haven't, Elgg is an open-source engine that allows you to create your own Social Network. Founded in 2004 by Dave Tosh and Ben Werdmuller, Elgg was often pitched as a Social Network for education - perhaps the first foray into the world of 'online' Social Learning, some time before the phrase entered popular parlance. Dave Tosh has since moved to pastures new (as has Werdmuller) but I thought it would be interesting to touch base with Dave to talk about those early days before Social Learning became the phrase du jour.

Free thinking

Learning with e's

He got into trouble while at Harvard and ever since, he has led an edgy existence at the vanguard of a movement which has fractured many of the social conventions that existed prior to the advent of online social networking. A lot of stuff never gets done because it's 'against the rules'. Zuckerberg was not, and is not someone who 'tows the line'. They are both free thinkers.

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Slow Learning – #change11

Clark Quinn

Would it look like an LMS over here, training away over there, job aids scattered across portals, and social networks hierarchically structured or completely banned? It talks about modeling, scaffolding and release, naturally incorporating social and meaningful activity into the learning process. 2004). design meta-learning mobile social strategyThis is a longer post launching my week in the #change11 MOOC (Massively Open Online Course). . Our formal learning approaches too often don’t follow how our brains really work. Stop and ask yourself that. Readings.

Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning


The stock.xhng operates as a hybrid of a picture library site and a social networking site; registered users may set up a personal profile, upload their photographic works to share with other users, write a blog and participate in online forums to discuss and critique each others work. I am sure that the most of us work with tight budgets and limited resources. Hallo, again.

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SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Other notes: Definition of social media vary among attendees (~160). Noted main difference between main stream media and social media. Social media enables everyone to publish/access info inexpensively. Where we are today: Primary forms of social learning technologies used in corporations today appear to be e-mail, live online learning (Web conferencing), threaded discussion, and collaborative content development. Most learning professionals view social media as valuable to learners, and usage is growing. 2004).

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom by Jon on March 21, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Video , blended learning Where do the most innovate ideas in learning come from? Now, there’s a third possible answer: Khan Academy. Blog this! Properly d.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs


I Came, I Saw, I Learned by Kevin Siegel The content focuses on eLearning, mLearning, social media, and how-to articles for Captivate, Camtasia, FrameMaker, Acrobat, RoboHelp and PowerPoint. E-Learning Queen by Susan Smith Nash E-Learning Queen focuses on distance training and education, from instructional design to e-learning and mobile solutions, and pays attention to psychological, social, and cultural factors. Through his blog and consulting practices, people look to Harold for innovative ideas on business, technology, social networks and learning. Enjoy! =>

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

It features an article in which Jon Husband and I delve into how to measure the impact of learning in the network era. Productivity in a Networked era: Not Your Father’s ROI. Today’s networked era requires a new way to make investment decisions that incorporates intangible assets and more accurately depicts how value is created. Increase in Network Size.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

OR you can create courses SCORM 2004 courses within their tool which is in the “cloud&# and do the same thing. ADL SCORM 2004 CERTIFIED. Social Learning Content Authoring Tool. API capability, so courses can be deployed into social media sites that accept APIs, Facebook is one, there are others out there. In social networking alone, over 385 sites. ideally SCORM 2004, 3rd edition (this is the goal – since they should) – but always make sure before you buy, that your LMS can support your course authoring tool. 31st). its FREE).


The Informal Learning Bubble: Will it Burst?

Bottom-Line Performance

” (See Marcia Connor’s 2004 article on Informal Learning to see the research on this.) This intentional learning is going to come from blogs, social networks, project opportunities at work, and interactive opportunities (i.e. Social media was just starting to appear when this graphic was produced in 2004. networks as a means to facilitate it?

Infographic: How Google has changed what it means to do research


They also used Wikipedia (75 %) and YouTube or otehr social media sites (52 % ). Licklider of MIT has “Galactic Network” concept, a globally. Often seen as the first social networking site. 2004: Mozilla Firefox web browser released (the 2nd most popular current browser after Internet Explorer). 2004: Facebook launched. 1962: J.C.R. any site.

Networked noughties 2003-2005

Learning with e's

The launch of one of the first social networking services Friends Reunited in 2000 paved the ways for a welter of new social networking tools which would revolutionise the way people connected, communicated and shared. 2004 started off with the launch in February of the photosharing site Flickr. 2003-2005 were three eventful years for the networked nation.

eLearning Thought Leaders: Eric Bort of Clearly Trained

eLearning Weekly

That’s probably going to be interesting though these days — someone not into social networking, email at nights, smart phones or touching a computer over the weekend. One last question for our readers who like networking: will you be attending any conferences, or where can people find you online? What Can You Learn from This Guy? Clearly Trained LLC.

Meme: Passion Quilt

Learning with e's

I have to tag it 'Meme: Passion Quilt' and post it on a blog, Flickr, FaceBook or some other social networking tool with a brief commentary of why it is a passion for me. So, above is my picture taken from a tour of South African township schools in 2004. Right. It's an interesting challenge and looks a little like a chain letter, but here goes.


eLearning 24-7

Ability to take SCORM compliant courses, including SCORM 2004 from a portal, online learning community, social learning platform or solution, a group, whatever. Can test your course content to verify that it is SCORM 2004 compliant (TEST). SCORM Cloud offers a module which can installs in less than 10 minutes and enables SCORM 2004 compliant courses to work in Moodle. Of course, you will need additional plug-ins to create a full robust LMS, but you will have the ability to launch SCORM 2004 courses and some nice reporting from within WordPress. SCORM Cloud.

LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

eLearning 24-7

If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend - social media. ″ was coined in 2004. Instead, let’s call it, what it really is and what it will be going forward – “Social Media&#. To have a better understanding on social media, I have provided the types of social media followed by an example. Social Media – Followed by an example. Social Bookmarking – Delicious. Social Network Aggregator - Profilactic some will argue that Hootsuite is also a SNA.

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

The 50,000 foot view of what’s going on in social networks and informal learning has changed very little In the last five years. That observation is from 2004. Here’s a mid-2003 article from an internal newsletter from Deloitte: Social Software: Get Affiliated. Social Software: Get Affiliated. Want to understand the emerging world of social software?

Noughties. but nice

Learning with e's

The Nintendo DS (Dual Screen) appeared in 2004 and was one of the first handheld games consoles with a built in microphone and wireless connectivity. Social networking sites: Facebook (2006), Myspace (2003), Bebo (2005), LinkedIn (2003) and other sites together have changed the face of social networking for ever. perhaps we could do without ringtones. Clever.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

When you look at the keywords on the left you see things like: Social Learning (356) Social Media (411) Twitter (725) Google Wave (22) Camtasia (76) Adobe Captivate (71) Social Network (460) Now, the content set in this case are highly skewed towards innovators as compared to the topic sets being used by my past analysis (training conferences). 2001 2002 2000 2003 2004 are associated years) virtual classroom – still current strategy – old flash – still current performance – old – not sure why – shouldn't this be a perennial topic? Just a thought.

Multi Generational Learning in the Workplace

Learning Visions

Debard (2004) Values of various generations from multiple sources that has implications from learning). After school was all about socialization. The Connected Worker 21st century knowledge worker/learner "I'm only as good as my network." use these tools for social -- they don't have these in their learning toolkit. My notes may be spotty here.eating and twittering. Brandon Hall: Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace webinar with Janet Clarey. Janet's Bias: Went to K-12 in US (New York) in the 1970s. Teacher with chalkboard, film strips. Compliant.

Wise crowds and stupid mobs

Learning with e's

and social networking tools, and specifically, the wisdom of crowds, as we have long understood, defines why web services such as Wikipedia and Google Search have become to popular and accurate over the last few years. If you haven't read Surowiecki's book yet (it was first published in 2004), do try to get hold of it. Thirdly, his scientific integrity is inspirational.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform. It is not as though, social learning is going to disappear. Social bookmarking. Do Nothing.