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Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy. The effect of these networks on culture and learning can be significant, as they improve the speed and efficiency of information exchange.

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. Related posts: Presentation: ROI of Social Media.

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. They fail to make optimum use of their social network because they don't know enough about its potential. social networking, right here, right now.

Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design

Skilful Minds

My previous post discussed the Open/Closed culture fallacy in social business design. Overall, as the post's subject indicates, my interest is in showing how social network analysis, applied to the ecosystems of organizations, can assist us in applying social business design in a manner that avoids the fallacy of open/closed business cultures. contended that leaders of large corporations are typically unable to answer the key strategic questions posed by David Armano in an important post recently.

Learning through social networks

Learning and Working on the Web

Education – a process with its main aims of socialization, a search for truth and/or the realisation of individual potential. Learning – an individual activity, though often within a social context, of making sense of our experiences. I’d like to add in Peter Senge’s important clarifications on terms we often use: Knowledge : the capacity for effective action. All value is created by teams and networks. Learning really spreads through social networks. Therefore, social networks are the conduit for effective organizational performance.

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? it's started!

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

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

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.

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

Social Network Tools

Tony Karrer

I'm hoping you can help a reader with thoughts and likely help others of us … A medium size nonprofit and lobbying organization is working on a designing and creating a social / work network for experts, students, volunteers who are willing to help through campaigning, lobby, sharing knowledge, working on solutions (writing documents). Via the network people will be able to communicate with employees, organize activities, collaborate on documents, communicate with each other, etc. They currently don't have any kind of solution. eLearning Technology.

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. Simple: it’s a social network for people who are interested in scrapbooking and crafts. In terms of e-learning, the principle of “Social networking is king&# has implications for pedagogy.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. This paper explores the range of current social networking choices and argues that like any tool, it should carefully evaluated in terms of affordances and course goals.

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.

Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies

Electronic Papyrus

But that nightmare was mitigated in part due to the power of social networking. But I want to share this decidedly personal experience about how a social networking tool—a blog— helped my family make it a through a time of extreme emergency and stress, both physically, and emotionally. That’s when I found a whole new dimension to social networking.

Social Networker in Hindi

Learn and Lead

What is a social networker in Hindi? Isn’t that the essence of social networking or networking in general? Tags: Social Networking humour humor Jugaadu ! jugaadu is someone who knows people and can get things done. Basically know more people so you can get the info when you need it, or get a job, or get a business deal etc. Jugaadu n. /jü-'ga-d&-'ü/ ( ?????? ): a person one who has numerous useful and cashable Jugaads. person who will always find you a resourceful / creative solution to problems. Synonym: Bricolage (French).

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.

Training Industry Statistics

Kapp Notes

2009 U.S. Small companies (10-999 employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. Midsized (1,000 to 9,999 employees) spent about 29 hours of training per employee in 2009. Large (10,000 or more employees) spent about 33 hours of training per employee in 2009. 1.5% of companies are using social networking or mobile training methods. Here are some interesting statistics from TRAINING. Training Expenditures (including payroll and spending on external products and services) was $52.2 Payroll was $32.9

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

Another important element of a metaverse is the social networking capability. The social networking aspects of a metaverse allow learners to interact and share data and information with each other while in the virtual world. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. This is similar to the Web 2.0

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 Have Web 2.0

Social Networking: As Easy as Pie

ID Reflections

While we all know it is imperative today to network in order to keep up with the changing trends and shifting paradigms, to a new comer into the arena of social networking and the virtual world, the reality can hit hard. Tags: collaborative learning social networking sites The sheer number of options can be overwhelming.

Brief Intro to Social Networks

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Intro to Social Networks. Social & Networked Learning combines psychology and technology. What used to be search/research is more conversation now. A lot of the networking and connecting has been going on with different structures for a long time, but it’s changing. More on Tony’s ideas on networked learning. It can be augmented, influenced, controlled by social interactions. Sometimes being social can help learning.

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.

Social networking survey

Moodle Journal

If like many of us you are intrigued by the uptake and attitudes toward social networking then you may well find this latest set of survey results from Masie worth looking at. From my initial scan it seems that some applications and approaches are bucking the popularist trend. Comments welcome

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.

Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

Most would agree that Twitter was one of the social networking phenomena of 2008, and has enjoyed exponential growth in popularity. The microblogging tool has obvious potential to be used in formal learning, both in traditional online classroom settings and - through mobile technologies - for mobile learners. Below are my 10 top uses of Twitter for education: 1.

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Twitter Tips: for Teachers & Educators

Dont Waste Your Time

Twitter Academia Blogging eLearning Social Network University 2.0 Once people have found out I’ve been using Twitter for all of about 4 months now they think I’m an expert (I’m not, and do not profess to be) and keep asking me; what is it all about, then? Good question, and not one I’ve really been able to answer for myself, let alone answers for [.] Web 2.0

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning? Social & network learning really falls into the OTJ learning, not formal. In chat, vivien disagreed: “I don’t agree that social learning is always downstream of training intervention&#. But maybe we can’t just shoehorn social learning into one part of the chart. This can be the social network. Improve design.

Say “cheese” for social networking

From the Coleface

Part of the technology of the portal allows social networking e.g. forums. I’ve recently been leading an internal knowledge management project. As staff all have profiles on the portal, we communicated the expectation that people would post a photo of themselves on their profile…it makes communication feel a whole lot less impersonal that email. There are some obvious reasons why you’d want your photo there e.g. it raises your profile in the organisation, increases the chances that people will remember your name. This was a lot lower than I had expected.

Business applications of Twitter

E-Learning Provocateur

Tags: Twitter informal learning social media social networking enterprise 2.0

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?

Using Blogs and Social Networks to Engage K-12 Learners

eLearning Cyclops

Here is a nice video that shows good use of blogs and social networks in K-12 education. ISD K-12 Classroom Training

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.). Audacity. Dimdim.

Nomination(s) for the 2012 Edublog Awards #eddies12

Dont Waste Your Time

There are many reasons for the choices above, and they are in no way a slight to everyone else in my network – you are all fabulous and bring so much to my day, individually and as a group, but I had to choose one of you in each category to reflect all your wonderful work. Edublog Awards, 2009 (Nominations). Best Individual Tweeter: Steve Wheeler @timbuckteeth.

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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Adding Facebook and Twitter to student participation

Dont Waste Your Time

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 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 difference here is [.].

Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

technologies — unless ‘thinking about social software’ is considered progress. That could explain why, in our studies, successful social media initiatives at many companies emerged from underground, grassroots efforts." " "Perhaps more than any other corporate intranet innovation, social software technologies are exposing the holes in corporate communication and collaboration — and at times filling them before the (usually slow-moving) enterprise can fully grasp (and control) the flow." Tags: social networking