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LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy.

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. It’s Culture, Leadership and E2.0 … or fail - trainingwreck , December 13, 2009. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. Dont Waste Your Time , December 10, 2009. Free-to-Use E-Learning Development 19: Techsmith Jing (Part 3) – Conclusions - The E-Learning Curve , December 8, 2009.

Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

October 9, 2009 to October 16, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Saturday, October 24, 2009. Monday, October 26, 2009. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Mentoring vs. Training — Why Social Networking Isn’t Enough - aLearning , October 13, 2009. Open Source E-Learning Development 5: Media Capture - The E-Learning Curve , October 14, 2009.

35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Share this on Linkedin. A few months ago I published a list of the 10 Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer. Since then, the eLearning community contributed so many qualities to the list it is now overflowing. The comments more or less fell into a few categories: working with SMEs, designing and developing content, love of learning, business savvy and personal attributes. Camille B.

LinkedIn Power Tips - Sims

eLearning Cyclops

I just completed my LinkedIn Power Tips page. Using LinkedIn as a customer relationship management (CRM) tool Customizing your public profile URL Filtering connections Checking invitations sent All the sims were created with Adobe Captivate and include audio. Learning Courses LinkedIn Captivate Social Media SimsDon't worry, the instructions are very clear.

Content Organization Cheat Sheet

The eLearning Coach

Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! People who create eLearning get involved in many types of content development tasks. During all of these tasks, you will be organizing content at a high level to give it a meaningful structure. meaningful structure is logical, helping people to comprehend and retain the content as well as  quickly find the content they need. Alphabetical. Categorical.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Wes has some specific suggestions in his post for how to deal with TMI. I try to address this through posts such as: Tool Set LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Pages with Links Networks and Learning Communities Collaborate Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search I look forward to collaborating on this very important topic.

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

have to make sure that I get at least as much value from that 3-4 hours as I would from spending the same time using LinkedIn for Networking – and that's tough competition. Many events now publish the list such as the following: If they don't have a similar list and I can't find the event on Facebook or LinkedIn or somewhere else, then likely I won't attend. look to find 5-8 people.

Twitter TechSmith LinkedIn Learning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Hot List - May 8, 2009 to May 15, 2009 Once again, used eLearning Learning to generate a list of the best from last week. The Truth About Twitter - Social Enterprise Blog , May 11, 2009 Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators - Don't Waste Your Time , May 9, 2009 Twitter and Webinars - eLearning Technology , May 14, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0 Tools - Don't Waste Your Time , May 10, 2009 The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Audience Take-aways From LinkedIn Training

eLearning Cyclops

Several weeks back I held my last online professional networking class, which focused on using LinkedIn. And due to the bank acquisition and upcoming lay-offs, it had a very strong focus on using LinkedIn as a tool for employment networking. Joined groups (8) Completed all sections of their profile (6) Utilize LinkedIn status statement (4) Customized their profile URL (4) Received recommendations (4) Used applications (1) I strongly advocated joining groups in the training. Hopeful it provides some insight for any LinkedIn trainers out there. link].

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. In case you missed the first half, see Games and Simulations. Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Wrong format. Second, we use the tools.

LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference

Tony Karrer

George Siemens , Jay Cross and Tony Karrer are pleased to announce our third annual free online conference: LearnTrends 2009 The Corporate Learning Trends and Innovations Conference November 17-19, 2009 | Online | Free The theme/focus this year is on Convergence in Workplace Learning. I'll also be providing details shortly about the LearnTrends Innovation Awards 2009.

Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

The good thing with blogging and other social tools like Facebook , LinkedIn , and Twitter is that you connect with others in the industry. A few weeks ago I announced a job opening. I got about 1000 inquiries and ended up looking at over 200 portfolios. could have looked at more but I got a lot of emails from people who didn’t have portfolios. They tended to fall into one of two camps.

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

went through examples similar to LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers to show the basics of how LinkedIn works. also discussed being more or less open as a LinkedIn Networker: My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach. The earlier presenter had talked about LinkedIn and someone in the audience asked for a show of hands for people who have got business through LinkedIn. Let's compare that to LinkedIn. I recently did a presentation in Los Angeles on Web 2.0 This was more about getting help with questions.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

LinkedIn: SumTotal's LinkedIn API integration will allow employees to maintain their Portable Career Profile in LinkedIn, and then make this information available through SumTotal's ResultsOnDemand Performance application. I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months. These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization. Initially, the conversation was about having learning content appear on the enterprise portal. In the post What Goes in the LMS?

Will at Work Learning: Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering

Will at Work Learning

About Search This Blog Web Notable Books Sponsoring Ads (vT1) Tracker Sponsoring Ads (vG2) « Performance Support for High-Stress Situations | Main | Famous Measuring-Training Story from Neil Rackham » Friday, 23 January 2009 Myths the Business Side Has About Learning: Result of Data Gathering I've been gathering a list of Myths that the Business Side Has about Learning. reached out to my clients, to groups in LinkedIn, to my Brown Bag Learning participants. link] Posted by: Dan R | Saturday, 24 January 2009 at 05:57 AM Very useful will. It Never Misinforms.

What are They Talking About? (LinkedIn e-Learning Groups)

eLearning Cyclops

I belong to numerous groups on LinkedIn, some I am active in, some less so. Here are the LinkedIn e-learning/ISD groups in which I belong. LinkedIn Social Media ISD e-LearningWith all the buzz on social media and informal learning, I thought I would take a closer look at my groups and identify the types of discussions that are generating the most activity. This is with the intent of gauging how people are using these groups and perhaps what information is being shared. There was discussion on social media, but it did not generate as much discussion as the above topics.

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2009 Top Posts and Topics

Tony Karrer

It’s interesting at the end of the year to go back through blog posts to see what my Best of 2009 is. I’ll also do a post similar to my post last year 2008 2009 that will look at my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009. But for now, let me just focus on my Best of 2009. Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank eLearning Portal Integration Data Driven Notable Topics for 2009 Work Skills and Knowledge Work Work Skills Keeping Up? What I found is that read counts are actually dominated by mostly older posts. eLearning Technology.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? 2009 Top Posts and Topics , Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 and just running through my blog posts for the year. 2009 has continued that effort. I’m convinced that we are all struggling to have our Work Skills Keep Up. And many of my 2009 Top Posts and Topics are related to exactly this. Online Sessions / Conferences / Discussions => Now Visible Networking I’ve seen during 2009 a real growth in the ability to spark up interesting discussions as online sessions.

Selling Learning Communities – Not Everyone Will or Wants a Group Hug

Tony Karrer

Jack Merklein from Xerox Global Services did a really great presentation at LearnTrends 2009 entitled - Common tools for Diverse Communities at Xerox Global Services. You can find the LearnTrends 2009 Recording including Jack’s presentation. A few follow-up thoughts. Jack is responsible for the development, care and tools for learning communities and knowledge sharing initiatives.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Ignatia Webs , April 7, 2009 While trying out different types of solar panels, I began to like the set of solar panels mentioned below. Steve Hargadon: Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education , April 3, 2009 web2.0

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. Corporate Access (6) LinkedIn for Finding Expertise (6) Social Learning (6) Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape (6) As a side note, I used this as an opportunity to update my Blog Guide. Maybe 2009? world.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Dion Hinchcliffe declared 2009 - The year of the shift to Enterprise 2.0. So, while I feel there's tremendous value in social networks as a means of expertise location, I'm currently thinking that adoption is going to be a bit like adoption of LinkedIn. You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. and eLearning 2.0 Web 2.0 technologies.

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Most major social network sites such as MySpace and LinkedIn have the opportunity to start your own group. Photo: participants in our workhshop on online facilitation In many situations non-ICT specialists want to organise some online conversations and are looking for a good online space. Possibility 1.

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Adult Learning in the Workplace – Research Findings Top Keywords PKM eLearning Tools Informal Learning Swish Adobe Captivate Twitter LinkedIn Tools Harbinger Adobe Google Articulate Microsoft eLearning Technology. Here are the top items via eLearning Learning. Browse eLearning Content

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! In this article, I’m featuring a wonderful interview with successful social media expert, Jane Hart. She provides compelling reasons to implement a social and collaborative environment as part of workplace learning. You can read more from Jane at her blog, Social Media in Learning. What motivated you to jump in? And can it be measured? Thanks, Jane!

Learning to Learn in the modern Enterprise

The Learning Generalist

The ability to stay connected with friends and colleagues through social and professional networking tools such as Facebook and Linkedin gives us the ability to leverage weak ties in a manner we never even imagined before. Sumeet Moghe, 2009. Talking of food, I very quickly realised that its kinda tough to get by without using chopsticks in Hong Kong. He's a true guru. enterprise2.0

Online Coaching

Tony Karrer

What I said at that time still holds that most often I find myself using: LinkedIn Various learning communities My Blog Twitter And the question I'm asking is always of the form: Here's what I know, but I'm trying to find out X, how should I go after that? Most of my online coaching seeking activity you don't see because it's one-to-one via LinkedIn. Catherine Lombardozzi recent post Coaching informal learning sparked something for me around online coaching opportunities. There's a new level of responsibility on learners. It's somewhat event oriented. But it shouldn't just be me.

Review: The Back of the Napkin

The eLearning Coach

Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! eLearning is an abundantly visual medium. As a result, designers and developers who can think visually are able to envision the final product, conceive visuals for content and visualize how information fits together. The great news is that visual thinking can be developed. The ideas in the book, of course, are supported by great sketches. Selling Ideas.

The Power of LinkedIn: Real or Imagined?

There Is No Chalk

I participated in the first half of a session on the power of LinkedIn for training industry professionals this past Friday. About two-thirds of the audience was using LinkedIn to varying degrees, Tags: LinkedIn social networks networking The session was delivered by Tony Karrer of eLearning Technology blog, and Mark Sylvester. Alas, I did not get to stay for the entire hour, but the polls that Mark ran revealed some interesting results.

100+ Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn

Take an e-Learning Break

Good resources for folks using LinkedIn and for newbies. Check it out: [link

Are Your Online Tests Reliable?

The eLearning Coach

Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! After going through all the effort of developing a test, you want it to be an accurate measure, right? That’s why it’s so important to plan for a test’s validity and reliability. In this article, we’ll look at test reliability. Reliability Is Consistency. The way to reduce random errors is to make a test consistent.

Pressure, Linkedin, Communities, Twitter, & Impromptu Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

LinkedIn traffic grows - cnet. Market researcher ComScore reported that LinkedIn's unique visitors rose to 7.7 And not only are more people visiting LinkedIn, but they're hanging around longer as well. How to Avoid Choking under Pressure - Scientific American. million, a 22 percent increase over December, TechCrunch reported Saturday. million, according to TechCrunch.

Top Ten Tools for Learning 2014

Experiencing eLearning

haven’t done my list in a few years, but you can see my past lists from 2011 ,  2009 , 2008 , and 2007. LinkedIn , especially LinkedIn groups, is a source for many useful conversations and resources. Jane Hart is collecting her eighth annual list of top tools for learning. You can vote for your top tools until September 19, 2014. Personal Learning.

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