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The Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

I couldn't resist re-posting this article which first appeared exactly a year ago, on April 1st 2009. hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time.

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.

Social Network = Social Class?

Kapp Notes

Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another." Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network? And 37 percent of MySpace members earn less than $50,000 annually, compared with about 28 percent of Facebook users.

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.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is an aggregate of many social media technologies in one platform. Share this on Linkedin Tweet This!

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. Unleashing The Power Of Social Learning. Wednesday, October 28, 2009. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Dont Waste Your Time , October 12, 2009. LinkedIn (17).

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? Social Media. Social media technologies are exploding, providing an array of offerings for learning online. Although organizations have been slow to adopt and promote social media technologies for learning , interest in these approaches is increasing. The downside?

Pre-network with LinkedIn

Tony Karrer

Generally, it's a commitment of 3-4 hours between driving, networking, program. 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. choose people with names that are a bit more unique so that it will be more likely to find them on LinkedIn.

Social Networks, Networking, and Finding Work

There Is No Chalk

We were making small talk before commencing, and the discussion turned to networking and landing a job. This aerospace firm, of which he still has several friend in its employ, has according to his anecdote, Tags: LinkedIn employment social networks networking Before my facilitation at my client's worksite yesterday, I was speaking with one of the participants. The participant mention that he had worked for an aerospace firm earlier in his career.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

The most common question at these is, 'so what have you been up to lately?" I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Where are we at?

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.

35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

Share this on Linkedin. Share this on Facebook. 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. So here are the next 35 qualities. The effective instructional designer should: Competently Work with SMEs. Diana Ouelette.). Be a good listener.

Knowledge Skills Mentoring Tips - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

July 1, 2009 to July 10, 2009. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. 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. Learning Developments , July 2, 2009.

Content Organization Cheat Sheet

The eLearning Coach

Example: A course on troubleshooting a network for IT professionals could be arranged by problems and solutions. Share this on Linkedin Tweet This! Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us People who create eLearning get involved in many types of content development tasks. The content on this page is organized alphabetically. Alphabetical. Categorical. Cause and Effect.

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.

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.

Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

Network with others. portfolio’s no good if you have no place to show it(your blog) or share it (your network). 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.

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 following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. 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

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

And this whole question is becoming more complicated as we look at the integration of the LMS and Social Learning. There's a question of whether social tools will be part of the LMS or outside the LMS. So, this naturally brings up how you integrate the LMS with social tools as well. Integration with Social Tools or Other Day-to-Day Tools A couple years ago, in New Kind of LMS? , I raised the question of whether we are headed to a new kind of LMS that will be much more integrated with day-to-day activities. This has been a common requirement for a number of years.

Audience Take-aways From LinkedIn Training

eLearning Cyclops

A quick, very informal evaluation of my Online Professional Networking class. 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.

LinkedIn - Prospecting No - Conversation Yes

Tony Karrer

Serving Clients In terms of serving clients, I covered parts of Tool Set , specifically Work Skills Keeping Up , Better Memory , Information Radar , Processing Pages with Links , Networks and Learning Communities , Collaborate , and Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool. 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.

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. With 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. Here are the LinkedIn e-learning/ISD groups in which I belong. Advice on Learning Management Systems (LMS) Advice / recommendations for e-Learning development tools e-Learning design / ISD approaches e-Learning / ID career advice Career / vendor opportunities Surprisingly, social media did not make it in the top 5.

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The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Coach: How do you think social media and newer technologies will converge in the learning space in the next 5-10 years? So I look to the convergence of social media, 3D worlds and business applications to be the future of learning. They are leveraging social media technologies Facebook, Twitter, ect., in ways that we can’t imagine because they are immersed in it.

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.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited Social Media - The Challenge of Adoption - Rob’s Dummies Guide The secret sauce to successful Enterprise 2.0 Web 2.0

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

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. eLearning Coach: You were an early adopter of using social technologies for learning purposes.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Is Social Media Making You Think

Integrated Learnings

There is a train moving very fast called social media that I am working very hard to master. Take a look at the following video from the Socialnomics - Social Media Blog. This video "found me" through the LinkedIn social network. While a video like this can be a little overly dramatic trying to sell social media, it does give you some things to think about.

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

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. 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? Katz - Ignatia Webs , April 9, 2009 Before jumping into the Easter holidays: another informative book. ah, what bliss!

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.

eLearning Learning – March 1 – 15 2009

Tony Karrer

Top Items Communities of Practice Online Education - Introducing the Microlecture Format — Open Education Tips for facilitators in Ning Social vs. Not - Pictorally 50 Practical Tips & Tricks to Build Better E-Learning Desire2Blog: Student Introductions in Online Courses IRIS Model New roles for former trainers Aggregation Types Workplace Learning in 10 Years Manchester United embraces m-learning elearning, strategically M-Learning: Challenges to E-Learning Pro’s Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer? Browse eLearning Content