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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.

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. Listing is alphabetical.).

Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

Dont Waste Your Time

Does your employer / Institution have a policy for the accepted use, by staff, for how they can use Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare, YouTube, WordPress, etc)? Here a are a few I found; DePaul University – Social Media Guidelines: Social Media Working Group. SAP -  Social Media Guidelines 2009. Check them out.

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.

Personality type and a learner’s success with social media

Janet Clarey

I’ve been thinking about a possible link between a specific personality type (introvert) and social media success for several months and what it means for learning in the workplace. (I haven’t done any significant research on this topic yet.). I can’t synthesize this provocative older post from Venkatesh Rao but his insight was this: …the word “social” in the term “social media” represents the ultimate in misleading advertising, and is responsible for many failures and a lot of disenchantment, especially within the enterprise.

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?

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.

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 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 ?

Can your boss ask for access to your social media accounts? #SoMe

Dont Waste Your Time

There have been a few instances in the news recently where employers are asking for access to an employees social media account, specifically the password for a Facebook account. but there is absolutely nothing to prevent them from asking to peek at our social media accounts. Related posts: Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks.

Rules for Social Media? Just say no.

Electronic Papyrus

There’s a lot of traffic on the blogosphere about best practices for social media. Many of our colleagues in higher education in general, and Extension in particular, are seeking some hard and fast policies about social media. Here are four misconceptions that could encourage the development of “rules” about social media, and why I think we should totally ignore them. 1.

Social Media is BIGGER than you think? Are educators lagging behind?

eLearning Acupuncture

and the social media phenomenon sweeping our culture is fundamentally transforming how people use the Internet. Tags: education social media internet This fantastic blog post and associated YouTube video embeded below really made me think about how marketers and business people view the fundamental shift in how the Internet is being used. The read/write web of Web 2.0

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.

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 value of social media for learning

Learning and Working on the Web

The LCB Big Question this month is, “ How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? &#. Social networks, which are comprised of people that we trust in some way, can enable us to connect to someone who may be able to help. Social media allow us to initiate and nurture relationships with many people in many different ways.

Social Media for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

Last week I had a presentation around using Social Media and Web 2.0 That said, I thought it would be worthwhile for me to collect a few of the resources that provide good starting points that can help Knowledge Workers improve their performance using Social Media. tools to improve your performance as a knowledge worker. One of the questions that always comes up is: How do I find more information to help me get started? The answer is that this information is a bit hard to come by. This was a major reason that I started down the path with Work Literacy.

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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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.

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

In my post, 2008 2009 - written in December 2008, I looked at how well I did in those predictions, and my results were pretty good, not perfect. There will also be growth in discussions and social networks for collaborative learning. Corollary: if you have SharePoint installed, you will be using SharePoint a lot more this year. #3 - Increase in Consumer/Education Social Learning Solutions will Increase Pressure for Social Learning Solutions in Corporate Learning Sorry, I couldn't figure out a shorter way to say this. 2009 is going to be a big year for this issue.

Fall 2009 Corporate Advisory Event Starts Today

Kapp Notes

and social media solutions. Today marks the beginning of one of my favorite events of the year. Our annual Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) event. This is an event where students of instructional technology have a conference with professionals in the field where they can learn, exchange ideas and select students for jobs and internships. It is a great win-win event. This semester we have over 35 individuals representing 31 different companies including representatives from Kodak, KPMG, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Tyco Electronics, Vanguard, Northrop Grumman and others are in attendance.

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

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.

You can lead them to social media, but can you make them drink?

Electronic Papyrus

Our office has been receiving numerous requests to help incorporate social media tools into a variety of communication and education projects. Our clients want help creating blogs, wikis, collaborative workspaces, and social networks. But we also have to be frank and point out that if you create a social networking space, there is no guarantee that it will be used.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Social media and self-directed learning

Learning and Working on the Web

I found Jane Hart’s post on social media FOR learning most thought-provoking: I have decided to categorise the use of social media in the following 5 different ways: IOL – Intra-Organisational Learning – how social media tools can be used to  keep the organisation up to date and up to speed on strategic and other internal initiatives.

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.

The Darkerside of Social Media and Parents? Parody

Kapp Notes

It's Friday, you've been scratching your head all week to think of how to get the boss to adopt social media. Well, perhaps you are not positioning the use of social media correctly, try using the argument presented in the video below.if This argument may convince them to join social media sites in a jiffy.and then soon they'll not only be virtually stalking their kids but their employees as well. He or she isn't using it at home and doesn't see the value at work either. they have kids. So, give it a try and Tweet this post.