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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.

LinkedIn IPO: Witness The Recruiting Machine

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today LinkedIn went public with a huge (somewhat controversial) valuation of 46 times 2011 earnings and and around 10-12X 2011 expected revenue. Most of us think of LinkedIn as a professional social networking service. If one looks at LinkedIn's revenues, by far the fastest growing part of the company's revenues are in corporate recruiting solutions. billion. billion?

LinkedIn IPO - A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today LinkedIn announced its long-awaited IPO. What it is: LinkedIn positions itself as a social network for professionals ("professionals are defined as individuals with a career, built on distinctive qualifications") - which means they focus on those of us who work for a living. (As opposed to housewives, househusbands, college students, children, retirees, etc).

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.

Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

July 1, 2009 to July 10, 2009. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009. mLearning; Tricks to using the iPod Touch in class - Don’t Waste Your Time , July 7, 2009. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. So many thoughts, so little time - Internet Time , July 6, 2009. Kapp Notes , July 9, 2009. eLearning Technology , July 2, 2009. Presentation: iTunes U - Don’t Waste Your Time , July 6, 2009. Learning Developments , July 2, 2009. Top Posts.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Understanding the universe of options can help you match your need to the best approach. So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Listing is alphabetical.). Audacity. Category: Podcasts.

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.

I’ve been certified! #CMALT

Dont Waste Your Time

In 2009 I wrote my first ‘What is a learning technologist?’ CMALT ALT Amazon eBook ePortfolio Learning Technologist Learning Technology LinkedIn Network Personal Learning PLN Portfolio Smashwords Twitter When I say it took a long time, it’s not an understatement – here’s how and why. CMALT – The beginning. ’ post. CMALT – The process.

Where would I be without Twitter?

Dont Waste Your Time

In May 2009 I made a presentation to the Business School at Bournemouth University about ‘Twitter in Education’ (below) and also uploaded it to SlideShare, where it has since been viewed 80,000 times, embedded on 315 websites, and had over 100 downloads. [Read this next bit as though it''s a well known Sinead O''Conner song]. Some are re-tweets (RT), mentions, replies, etc.

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.

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.

Why an Updated LinkedIn Profile is Important

Learn and Lead

I recently discovered how I can effectively use LinkedIn to find potential candidates for recruitment. Unfortunately, a few of the people who responded did not have an updated LinkedIn profile. recommend that you update your LinkedIn profile with details of what you did in each job you held. Consider LinkedIn profile your updated and most recent résumé, even if you are not actively looking for a job. If you want to connect with me on LinkedIn, simply add me to your network. Okay, I know this isn’t really new but hey, it’s new for me. Lost opportunity!

My Top 10 Learning Tools, Apr 2009

Learn and Lead

My top 10 learning tools in April 2009: Google Reader – I read blogs via RSS feeds. LinkedIn – Okay, perhaps it is not a tool but definitely a network that I have found invaluable. Reader Tools LinkedIn compfight Blogging Learning It’s time to update my top 10 learning tools and techniques list. This time I’ll try to focus more on tools and services. Completely agree with this.

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].

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.

The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

Designed for Learning

December’s Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is “What did you learn about learning in 2009”. have also been more active on LinkedIn realizing its true value and potential in connecting me to groups and people who feel as passionately about learning as I do. Tags: social networking reflection LinkedIn learning consultant learning twitter It has been amazing so far.


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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

The Year That Was 2009

Learn and Lead

Here’s a look back at the popular posts on this blog and where readers came from during 2009. Top 10 posts: eLearning and Content Development Salaries in India. Also in the list were posts inviting participation in the survey and the 2008 salary survey findings. Rules for Kids and Teenagers for Facebook Usage Instructional Designer Competencies Getting Started with Instructional Design Learn and Lead (About) Blogs by Indian Learning Professionals and Companies Web 2.0 Quotient - version 1.1 shift happens (Data source: Google Analytics).

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.

Linkedin Poll

Nigel Paine

The Question: What do you look for when deciding upon a first class graduate career? The overwheming answer is here: 50% voted for a good training and developement proposition

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.

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

Sense-making with PKM

Learning and Working on the Web

LinkedIn. Note: This is a revised HTML version of previous PDF’s posted on the site , which should make it easier for sharing. We may learn on our own but usually not by ourselves. People learn socially. In looking at how we can make sense of the growing and changing knowledge in our respective professional fields, I see two parallel processes that support each other. Categorize.

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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.

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.