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Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. As I see colleagues and friends and peers still struggling to comprehend how to use social media for “learning” and often expressing skepticism, I thought I’d share my journey in brief. Just like I am blogging now to delve into how I’ve learned from social media and my PLN.

How not to do social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Grace was busting social media myths when she mentioned a brand that piqued my interest: Bubble O’ Bill. In 2009, customer Nick Getley liked the brand so much he created a Bubble O’ Bill page on Facebook that – at the time of writing – has 844,276 fans! You approached social media in the spirit that was intended, and now you are reaping the rewards.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

As social technology growth continues to march on and dynamic learning grows to be the need of the day, it is little surprise that social media has now become an integral part of learning as well. Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. right into their courses and LMS. libraries.

Spending Some Time At Penn State to Learn about Games and Social Media

Kapp Notes

Next, I returned to learn about the use of Social Media across the Penn State Campus and the development of Penn State's Educational Gaming Commons area. Cole has been pioneering innovate uses of social media in an educational setting for a long time. Beaver Stadium, home of Penn State Nittany Lions. First I visited for the football game against Minnesota. Good stuff!

Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)

Janet Clarey

It is hard for traditional media to vet information coming from the public in a form they’ve never seen. “The belief that “social media&# only feeds our national self-obsession and that the often-used phrase “online community&# is, in fact, an oxymoron.&# ( from here ). Separate accounts for some social networking sites to keep topics organized.

Knowledge Management in the age of Social Media

The Learning Generalist

Last week Dinesh , Nikhil and I encountered the second stage of our social business journey at ThoughtWorks. Coming back to our social business platform though, the primary driver for this initiative was to answer a long standing knowledge management challenge at ThoughtWorks. How does the traditional world view of knowledge management fit in the world of social business?

The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion

Upside Learning

Interesting numbers about the Social media and mobile computing revolution, while we wont really vouch for the numbers, Gary goes to great lengths to provide sources and substantiation for the basis of his calculation. Regardless of what aspect of learning you’re interested in, you can be sure that learners are using mobile technology and social media, are you ready for it? Related posts: Types of Social Media Users Five Myths of Mobile Learning The Semantic Web Cometh – 2.

Six Social Media Trends

Upside Learning

Trawling through my feeds earlier this weeks I came across this link-up post by Ricard Nantel over at the Workplace Learning Blog pointing to a blog post on Harvard Business Publishing about six social media trends. Social media begins to look less social. 2. Social business becomes serious play. 4. Your company will have a social media policy (and it might actually be enforced). 5. Mobile becomes a social media lifeline. 6. Worth a quick recount: 1. Corporations look to scale. 3. Sharing no longer means e-mail.

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: What are your criteria for defining a technology as social ?

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.

Introducting social media in organisations to improve the learning function is more difficult than you may think.

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

For some time now, I have an evaluation report of an organization that has experience with the introduction of social media (like wikis and blog) in the organization since 2009. The aim of the project was that increased use of social media within the organization would support the development of a global network: information would be better available in one central place (through wikis) and transparency about what is going on within the organisation would be enhanced. More and more groups and teams came to register for the training. enterprise2.0

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Blending Learning with Social Technology Components

Upside Learning

unleashed a wave of tools that facilitate learning by leveraging social networks and informal channels. Related posts: How the Fastest Growing Companies are Using Social Media The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion Boomers Adopt Consumer Technology 20x Faster! Recently, I was asked to propose a solution that addressed just such a business concern. Web 2.0

Social Media is a Compound Noun

Skilful Minds

Social media is not a noun (media) accompanied by an adjective (social). In fact, as long as we think of it that way social media can only fail to achieve what the thought leaders who advocate its use believe it capable of doing. Social media is, in fact, a compound noun. social business design social media Neither term is sufficent to describe what is done by those using it unless we consider it as part of the other.

The Future of Search (video) #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

I came across this excellent little video on The Guardian website (via Flipboard): “The future of search … made simple – an animated guide” “How will new mobile phones, technology such as Google Glass – the wearable gadget that searches for whatever we look at – and social networks like Facebook and Twitter influence our searches? EdTech trends for 2010.

Video: Social Media (in 2009)

Dont Waste Your Time

But this video is quite good, all about what social media was doing throughout the year, and how people reacted to various events by turning to Facebook, Twitter, etc. Tags: Social Network Technology Video Blogging Cartoon Facebook Social Media Twitter Web 2.0 So, I have relented. Enjoy. YouTube

Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

The webinar begins on December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. Our online panel of content vendors and elearning bloggers will riff about the ways learning management technology, mobile applications and social media is already shaping (and will likely affect) the elearning content you'll buy next year. Here are links to webinars past, present and future.not quite a Christmas Carol but.

Upcoming Webinar: The Future of eLearning Content

Kapp Notes

The Webinar is called " Future of eLearning Content " and is scheduled for December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. Our panel of experts will riff about the ways learning management technology, mobile applications and social media will shape the elearning content you buy. This Thursday I am on a great panel doing a webinar for Meridian Knowledge Solutions. hope you can join me and this exciting panel. Short Description If you’re responsible for buying or managing your organization's training content, don’t miss this free, 45-minute online discussion. Register today at: URL HERE.

How the Fastest Growing Companies are Using Social Media

Upside Learning

A study conducted by the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on the Inc 500 (a list of fastest growing companies in US) reveals interesting trends on usage of Social Media. The 148 companies who responded were asked the same detailed questions concerning their usage and measurement of social media that were asked of the Inc.

Social Media Revolution

Tony Karrer

96% of them have joined a social network Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 activity on the Web 1 out of 8 couples married in the U.S. last year met via social media Always love to see this. Great video similar to Did You Know? Here are some of the stats from the video: By 2010 Gen Y will outnumber Baby Boomers….96% Pretty amazing stuff.

Blogs: Social Media’s Home Base

Learning and Working on the Web

As more social media applications come and go and we see value in some of them and maybe even use them more than our blogs, it becomes even more important to have a spot that doesn’t change too much. noted that it’s important to know where’s your data but you also need some control over all the social media you’re using.

Social Media and Love

ID Reflections

The post highlights in a very straightforward, and therefore hard-hitting, terms the values and commitments one must bring in when engaging with social media. Two statements that leapt out and struck a chord with me: “Social media is your own child and once you are committed to it, you cannot stop loving it.” It’s the same with social media too. Social media (the organic mass of thinking, living, breathing human beings) will catch you and make you an outcast. Here are a few unwritten codes of conduct that rules the world of social media.

Seeking Some Assistance and Advice

Kapp Notes

One idea is the blog book tour but.we am looking for more ideas other social media, physical media or other channels. As you may know in January 2010 (around the 19th or so) my new book co-authored with Tony O'Driscoll is being published. The book, Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration is about using 3D virtual immersive environments for learning and collaboration. Learn more about the book here. Leveraging the "wisdom of crowds" we am seeking your input and ideas on how to conduct a viral marketing campaign for the book.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. Their acquisition included the Participate team – a group with 12 years of social media experience dating back to the mid 90s. Rather we see social media platforms and LMSs as two distinct systems. Tags: Social Media LMS Brandon Hall kick-ass Thanks Jeff! Generation21.

Types of Social Media Users

Upside Learning

In Learning Circuits’ Big Question for March , most experts agree that social learning is here to stay, differing only in the degree to which it’s used. The workplace culture of an organisation is identified as the biggest challenge in implementing social learning. Leigh Duncan- Durst’s blog gives an interesting categorization of the users of social media. An expert?

Social Media Panel in Charleston

Learning and Technology

and use social media for professional networking. I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in a panel on web.20 in Charleston. The event was hosted by the Charleston Area Alliance for the Generation Charleston group. It was a great experience for me to be a panel presenter with a great group of knowledgeable peers. The event focused on web2.0 The panel details are here.

Social Media Conversations

Tony Karrer

This post is just a quick reminder of the beauty of interesting new social media conversations and social media relationships. still like to use the analogy of a huge cocktail party when describing social media. But, there are some patterns and norms at cocktail parties and in social media conversations. 95%+ of vendors don't get social media conversations. You do need to Spend Time in social media to be able to engage in these conversations. But it's a beautiful relationship with wonderful conversations.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities. Here’s what she had to say: Q: What social media tools is Element K incorporating into their LMS? A: Sue Rodeman - We recently launched a suite of Collaborative Tools into KnowledgeHub – Element K’s Learning Management System. Tags: Social Media LMS Brandon Hall kick-ass Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. They announced this in October, 2008. Generation21. GeoLearning. Mzinga.

I Don’t Care What You Had For Lunch: Finding Professional Value in Twitter

Social Learning

Here at Dashe & Thomson, we made a New Year’s resolution for 2011 to dig a little deeper into social media and explore how to use it for social and informal learning, increasing website traffic, and building networks. Social Media Informal Learning Jane Bozarth social learning social media TwitterMore like choirs of angels sang.

How to Train Corporate on Social Media: One Approach

Learning and Technology

Mashable has noticed an interesting approach to training employees on using social media. The company, Telstra has put together a guide to social media and posted it online. Mashable has noticed an interesting approach to training employees on using social media. The company, Telstra has put together a guide to social media and posted it online.

How to Train Corporate on Social Media: One Approach

Learning and Technology

Mashable has noticed an interesting approach to training employees on using social media. The company, Telstra has put together a guide to social media and posted it online. Mashable has noticed an interesting approach to training employees on using social media. The company, Telstra has put together a guide to social media and posted it online.

Corporate Social Media Policies

Tony Karrer

AND do you have opinions about social media governance? Access to and Governance of Social Media Tools in Corporate America. How detailed should social media guidelines be? 2. When introducing social media into the workplace, how do we address HR concerns about reduced employee productivity? 3. What if employees use social media to publicize HR issues, or to gain "supporters" to their cause? 5. There's a very interesting set of questions in the post Happy New Year! and is asking about a very important issue.

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. Book Review: “Using Social Media in the Classroom” #edtech. Only had two avatars.

Convergence on Social Media – When Not to Use

Learn and Lead

And then there’s FriendFeed that allows you to consolidate all your social activity and push that on Facebook and other social media sites. If your social network across different social media services looks like below, then posting the same update on different services makes sense. So LinkedIn now allows you to update your status with your Twitter updates.

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. Social media, in general, is misunderstood in many organizations.

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.

A new PLN?

Dont Waste Your Time

here is my PLN that I ‘devised’ back in December 2009: Related posts: Learning Tools: what do you use? Social Media and Social Network Educational Infographics. eLearning Social Network Facebook Network Personal Learning PLE PLN Social Learning Social Media TwitterPLE / Personal Learning Environment: What's yours like?

Social Media Burnout

In the Middle of the Curve

Hi y'all. combination of allergies, life, hockey and the feeling that I don't have anything substantive to say at the moment has reduced my blogging / twittering / facebooking / etc. promise that I will be back whenever I have something new to add to the stuff going on in the bloggosphere. Happy spring