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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.

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!

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.).

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.

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. Social business becomes serious play. Your company will have a social media policy (and it might actually be enforced). Mobile becomes a social media lifeline. Worth a quick recount: 1. Corporations look to scale. Sharing no longer means e-mail.

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 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.

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! A lot of companies today face a resource situation that’s not unique in this age. Web 2.0

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. I 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.

Seeking Some Assistance and Advice

Kapp Notes

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. One idea is the blog book tour but.we

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.

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.

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. Q: What is OutStart doing with social media integration in their LMS? Rather we see social media platforms and LMSs as two distinct systems.

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? Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS? Q: What difficulties are you seeing in the incorporation of social media among your current customers/potential customers? Tags: Social Media LMS Brandon Hall kick-ass They announced this in October, 2008. Via email, I asked Sue Rodeman, VP., Generation21.

How to build a social learning culture

Lars is Learning

I was asked by Trainingzone to provide some tips for bringing the learning benefits to bear of social tools within an organisational context. Resisting the rush to social media feels a bit like trying to push water back up a waterfall doesn't it? Well, homo sapiens are a particularly social All comments/feedback welcome. A fairly futile exercise. Why is it so popular?

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.

Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. Facilitating Informal Learning With Your Social Learning System <!–( –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. Increasing Virtual Learning And Webinar Effectiveness With Your Social Learning System <!–( –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 14, 2009. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. August 25, 2009.

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. I 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.

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. October 13, 2009.

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? When introducing social media into the workplace, how do we address HR concerns about reduced employee productivity? What if employees use social media to publicize HR issues, or to gain "supporters" to their cause? There's a very interesting set of questions in the post Happy New Year! and is asking about a very important issue. This is a big issue.

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? Steaming media services, like Amazon S3, make it easy to store and deliver large media files. Social Media. Social media technologies are exploding, providing an array of offerings for learning online. Here’s my list. Cloud Computing.

Webinar Blackboard Slides - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Week of July 24, 2009 to July 31, 2009. Proven tips in custom course development , Tuesday, August 04, 2009. CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers , Thursday, August 06, 2009. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning, Thursday, August 06, 2009. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center, Friday, August 07, 2009. Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning With Power Point , Monday, August 10, 2009. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. July 27, 2009.

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. So I dug up my Twitter account information…I had signed up back in early 2009, but never used the account…and started tweeting.

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.

eLearning - Social Media - Mobile Learning

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List - May 15, 2009 to May 22, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Choose the Right Pilot Group - Kapp Notes , May 22, 2009 Presentation: Social Bookmarking with Delicious - Don't Waste Your Time , May 15, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design, Part 1 - The E-Learning Curve , May 19, 2009 Meeting icebreaker-How to get a group to acknowledge differences in perceptions. May 19, 2009 25 Tools: A Toolbox for Learning Professionals 2009 , May 19, 2009 Learning 2.0

Narrowing Gap between Face-to-Face and Online Presentations

Tony Karrer

Hmmm… One last thought … I recently presented to a group of professional speakers about the use of social media. However, because of the dramatically different characteristics of Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences and because of the narrowing gap between face-to-face and online presentations – we will see a shift towards more online conferences such as LearnTrends 2009. Are people noticing this? It seems that face-to-face and online presenting are becoming more similar. Some aspects: Wireless access is becoming more common in places where presentations occur.

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, Word of Mouth, and the Cynefin Framework

Skilful Minds

Tags: Customer Communities Customer Experience Experience Design Social Networks social media brand co-creation community Customer Experience Management Cynefin Framework dialogue WOM word of mouth

How Twitter Changed the eLearning Community with Conversations

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The following year, DevLearn 2009, we were ALL IN with social media. We launched a Social Learning Camp hosted by Mark Oehlert. The Backchannel Twitter, in my opinion, was the one social media tool that really encouraged the idea of the Backchannel. The backchannel is the stream of conversations happening on social media while a live event is happening.

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?