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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.

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 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. The use a comic book format to discuss Facebook and MySpace. Mashable has noticed an interesting approach to training employees on using social media.

Where would I be without Twitter?

Dont Waste Your Time

Now, over 5 years later I’ve changed it (finally) and now use the same avatar across all networks. I’m still not sure if I’ll swap back, but for the moment I’ll stick with it. mine – despite the feeling of ownership or control over my / our network, we ought to remember it’s not, nor will it ever be. Some are re-tweets (RT), mentions, replies, etc.

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? Web 3.0

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. Want A Job: Give Us Your Facebook Password – Outside the Beltaway.

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.

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.

A new PLN?

Dont Waste Your Time

I’ve been fascinated by the ideas of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) for ages now, pretty much ever since I first heard about it. 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.

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. Reporting, fact checking, AND now monitoring & participating in worldwide network of “on the street&# de facto reporters. <digression>… another interesting tidbit from Mr. Williams, below, is worthy of its own post ). Out of context stuff. Wha???

Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation

Dont Waste Your Time

Students at Purdue University are experimenting with a new application developed at the school called Hotseat that integrates Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging to help students “backchannel” during class. The idea behind this isn’t new; using social media in conferences allow participants to engage the speaker(s) to exchange ideas and questions on the fly. Tags: Twitter Facebook PowerPoint SMS Social Media Social Network Technology Video The difference here is [.].

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 networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. However, the exponential growth of online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter has taken it to a whole new stratosphere. More than 100 million users log on to Facebook at least daily. technology. Yes we can.

Content from the Social #Mobile #Networking for #Informal learning roundtable #somobnet

Ignatia Webs

A quick recap of some of the SoMobNet International Roundtable on "Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning" that ran on 21 November 2011 in London: [link] Guy Merchant's keynote: [link] From which I quote some key ideas here: What happens when mobiles are founds in formal educational contexts? 2009 Campsmount secondary school , when burnt to ground. They get banned!

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Presentation: Social Networking

Dont Waste Your Time

This presentation should be of particular interest to educators for tips and tricks for using Social Media in education environment (Twitter, Facebook, blog, wiki, social bookmark, etc). SlideShare: Social Networking. Presentations eLearning iPod mLearning Mobile Learning Presentation Social Network Technology Twitter Web 2.0

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 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 ?

Finding the Social Core of Facebook Friends: Revisiting the Dunbar Number

Skilful Minds

A recent Economist article discusses the relevance of Dunbar’s Number to friending in Facebook, and its relation to the size of social networks, especially networks of close friends. Social Networks social media facebook friends social core social media marketing social network social networking twitter Web 2.0

Blending Learning with Social Technology Components

Upside Learning

unleashed a wave of tools that facilitate learning by leveraging social networks and informal channels. enabled platform for employees to build their own networks and 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! Web 2.0

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.

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 Networking – Library or Coffee Shop? Part I

Electronic Papyrus

The use of social networking tools continues to expand at a torrid pace across all layers of society both nationally and internationally. One of the larger longitudinal studies on adoption of social media in corporations comes out of Dartmouth University and shows an amazing rate of increased social media usage between 2007 and 2008. So, what does Web 2.0

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? &#. We live in a networked society. More of our work is being done within and between networks. In networks, there are no standard communication routes or protocols. The network regards hierarchy as a failure, and routes around it. 2.

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.

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. Are we using Facebook, Wikipedia, and YouTube in our classes? Tags: education social media internet The read/write web of Web 2.0 Smart business people and smart advertisers are taking notice and taking action. What are educators doing?

SharePoint is not Enterprise 2.0 or Social Networking " Skilful Minds

Skilful Minds

The social software stack, in particular the difference between collective understanding and collaborative understanding, frames Vander Wal's perspective. social media e-Learning 2.0 social networking twitter The title for this post is drawn from a recent assessment of SharePoint 2007 offered on Thomas Vander Wal's bog, Personal InfoCloud. Web 2.0 elearning 2.0

Facebook tips for Educators

Dont Waste Your Time

Are you using Facebook with your students? found this really useful list of “100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom&# from the Online College, so take a peek and let me know what you think, and if you’ve anything to add to the list. Social Network Blogging Collaboration eLearning Facebook Social Media Technology Web 2.0It’s easy to find your way around, it’s split [.].

PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like?

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Blogging Facebook Generation Y mLearning PLE PLN Social Media Social Network Technology Twitter Web 3.0 As most of my posts these days are based on resources and my readings, I thought I’d continue with this I found (again) on Twitter: A Collection of PLE diagrams. Please look through all the ones listed (the list is growing daily so what I see now and, say, next month is going to be different) [.].

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Convergence on Social Media – When Not to Use

Learn and Lead

So LinkedIn now allows you to update your status with your Twitter updates. There are already applications that help you post your Twitter updates to Facebook. And then there’s FriendFeed that allows you to consolidate all your social activity and push that on Facebook and other social media sites. Seems like a cool thing, surely. Well almost.

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.

Social Media Panel in Charleston

Learning and Technology

and use social media for professional networking. There was a nice group of participants and when asked about 80%+ were on Facebook and LinkedIn. Here is the Facebook page for the event. I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in a panel on web.20 in Charleston. The event focused on web2.0 The panel details are here. marketing

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. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 tools.

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. The use a comic book format to discuss Facebook and MySpace. Mashable has noticed an interesting approach to training employees on using social media.

Infographic: Communication intimacy

Dont Waste Your Time

A wonderful set of infographics on the Pamorama website today, and this one really caught my eye: “10 Levels of Intimacy in Today’s Communication&# outlining the changes in communication (including chatting, texting, Facebook, Social Media, and Twitter) … Related posts: Facebook tips for Educators. Video: Social Media (in 2009).

Do you ‘Get’ Social Networking?

Learn and Lead

Most people don’t get benefit of social networking because they don’t have a large enough network. And then they don’t build their network because they don’t get the benefit. After all if it takes 10,000 hrs to become an expert, how can you expect to get benefits from social networking by simply creating accounts on various social networking services but not actually using them? Tags: Social Networking Social Media What came first – chicken or egg? Have patience.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Tags: Twitter informal learning social media social networking enterprise 2.0