Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool
FEBRUARY 15, 2014
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.
The Web 3.0 Social Network
Learning with e's
MARCH 31, 2010
I couldn't resist re-posting this article which first appeared exactly a year ago, on April 1st 2009. I 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.
Social network begins where google search stops!
MAY 28, 2009
Tags: corporate training collaborative learning social learning
Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design
SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
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. I contended that leaders of large corporations are typically unable to answer the key strategic questions posed by David Armano in an important post recently.
Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse
JANUARY 29, 2009
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
Blending Learning with Social Technology Components
DECEMBER 22, 2009
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
Social Network = Social Class?
OCTOBER 13, 2009
Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network? Even more affluent are users of Twitter , the microblogging site, and LinkedIn, a networking site geared to white-collar professionals. A recent study seems to indicate a resounding YES.
Social Networking: As Easy as Pie
JULY 18, 2009
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.
Learning with 'e's: Teaching with Twitter
Learning with e's
APRIL 23, 2009
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.
Brief Intro to Social Networks
JUNE 18, 2009
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. 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. This is post 1 of 3. George Siemens & Tony Karrer.
Social networking survey
MARCH 19, 2009
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
TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning
APRIL 14, 2009
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.
Social Network Tools
MARCH 24, 2009
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.
Google Wave - Learning Environments - Best of eLearning Learning
eLearning Learning Posts
OCTOBER 20, 2009
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.
10 Social Media Tools For Learning
The eLearning Coach
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
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.
Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning
JUNE 18, 2009
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
OCTOBER 16, 2009
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.
Using Blogs and Social Networks to Engage K-12 Learners
NOVEMBER 28, 2009
Here is a nice video that shows good use of blogs and social networks in K-12 education. ISD K-12 Classroom Training
2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning
The eLearning Coach
DECEMBER 27, 2009
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?
Business applications of Twitter
SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
Tags: Twitter informal learning social media social networking enterprise 2.0
Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet
Clive on Learning
AUGUST 12, 2009
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
LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers
JULY 6, 2009
LinkedIn Basics Tips on using LinkedIn The Unofficial LinkedIn User's Guide for Executives and Professionals LinkedIn Tips 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account 20 Ways to Use LinkedIn Productively Making Your LinkedIn Business Network Pay Dividends Ten Etiquette Tips for LinkedIn LinkedIn Learning Center LinkedIn How-Tos The Social Media Starter Kit: LinkedIn How to Use LinkedIn 10 Part Series: Can LinkedIn Work for You? In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? Generally 50-70%.
I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
NOVEMBER 14, 2009
The book Digital habitats of Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith has been an input, as well as the blogpost by Christian Kreutz: a starter for development organisations engaging in online networks. Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. It feels like you are in the pub of this social network. Possibility 1.
7 skills for the successful e-tutor
Learning with e's
MAY 11, 2009
Without a social network, most of us won't survive. Today I read an interesting article entitled: 'Seven habits of highly effective teachers' in the Times Education Supplement. It's an adaptation of Stephen Covey's self-help book: 'The seven habits of highly effective people' and I'm glad the TES has herded these ideas into a teaching context. They need all the help they can get.
Expert Level Answers via Social Networks
JUNE 8, 2009
One of the interesting points raised via the discussion: If you can get an expert level answer by asking for help through social networks how does that compare to being an expert? In fact, Sue Waters said in a comment that being a Connector (well connected and knowing how to leverage those connections) is really what it's all about: I don't need to know the answers because my personal learning network is so extensive, and extremely diverse, that I know who can help me with the answer. I just did this to get help with an upcoming presentation about the use of Web 2.0
Participation in Social Networking and KM
APRIL 15, 2009
Mike Gotta tells us - A common thread between social networking and KM that strategists should acknowledge is the principle that volunteered participation and resulting contributions are a daily decision employees make – and one that they essentially control." That participation is different when it's a natural part of how we work, network, etc. I largely think of KM as a failure exactly because of the level of effort required for participation and it worries me that Mike sees such a close parallel: Ultimately, people still make choices on sharing what they know.
Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List
JUNE 16, 2009
eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0 Can We Enhance People's Cognitive Outcomes? Browse eLearning Content
Learning games - some interesting ideas
JUNE 3, 2009
I was looking at Mashable, a blog on new medai and social networking, and came across their weekly list of job postings. I’ve written a few different posts on games. I love games - and i think games help engage people and make learning more fun. I found a few interesting games today, by chance. I scrolled through the posts and found several game sites who want developers.
Data, Information, Insight.A Fine Balance!
OCTOBER 27, 2009
Jones: I Finally Get It – Why Social Networking is So Important. This is, as Kevin Jones says, the primary reason for the existence of social platforms. "Data is raw material! Analyzed data lead to assumptions. Assumptions can lead to mistakes. Don't assume.know! Don't settle for information, demand insight!" moment today. KM isn’t about helping us to know more. Who was wrong?
LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2
APRIL 5, 2009
Stephen offers the following tips: place yourself (not the content) at the centre of your own learning network; organise your knowledge (eg build your own CMS with Drupal ); simplify your learning by summarising it; and accept the fact that you can’t read it all, so choose what you need now and let the rest of it go – if you need it again in the future, it will be on the Web somewhere.
Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)
DECEMBER 29, 2009
Reporting, fact checking, AND now monitoring & participating in worldwide network of “on the street de facto reporters. <digression>… “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 ). Out of context stuff. Poor partygirl99.
[from bwatwood] Learning with 'e's: e-Learning 3.0
Learning with e's
MAY 4, 2009
in 2005 , he tapped into the zeitgeist of emerging social technologies and theorised a number of possibilities. With smart phone devices and better connectivity through constantly improving line-of-sight (satellite and wireless) networking services, there is little to stop learners everywhere from accessing what they need on the move, from virtually anywhere on the planet. If Web 1.0
Web 3.0 Social Network
Learning with e's
MARCH 31, 2009
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. tool that will give you more time by doing your social networking for you. social networking, right here, right now. Some people are completely confused over the whole Web 2.0
The Future of the LMS
AUGUST 31, 2009
In a sense, she saw the LMS as more like a social network and less like a database. We started the month talking about the features and functions of learning management systems. It’s only fitting we end talking about the changes the future holds for those features. Soon, it won’t be enough that the LMS tracks formal learning like instructor-led training courses or e-learning modules; the future is here, and learning management systems are changing rapidly to keep up. These include blogs, online coaching, polls, self-study programs, communities of practice, and more..