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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

eLearning: Top Posts of 2009 - Upside Learning Blog

Upside Learning

As we knock on 2010’s doors, it’s a good time to look at what we did on this blog in 2009. We started this blog in March 2009 and in its 10 month existence has more than a 100 posts. Here’s a screen grab of tag cloud for our posts: Here is a list of some of the best posts of 2009: Top 20 Most Viewed Posts. 1. Our Top 10 Learning Tools 2009. 5.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

In putting this list together, I worked with Tony Karrer and his eLearning Learning site extensively to match links that are popular based on social signals, specifically in the Games and Simulation categories. Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. Marc Prensky – Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009. Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009.

Elements For Constructing Social Learning Environments

Upside Learning

Everyone’s been talking about Social Learning Environments (SLEs), the internet offers a plethora of tools that could become a part of a SLE. Jane Hart wrote about ‘How to Create a Social Learning Environment’ in the November 09 issue of Inside Learning Technologies. While some of these tools cost money, the bulk of them are free. Click Image to Enlarge.

Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams

application and a cultural or social. The Association for Talent Development, Learning Circuits Archives “Time-to- Develop-One-Hour-of-Training” 2009 7. Training the Trainer: How to Create Microlearning Why microlearning matters We live in a world of distractions. In order to drive outcomes, learning. needs to cut through the noise. Microlearning is the answer. And the. method starts.

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.

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 a social networking engine and publishing platform for running your own social networking site on a public or private server.

Have You Gone Social With Your Learning – Broadcast

TOPYX LMS

Social Learning Gains Momentum. The discussion was centered around how social learning has evolved and how it is currently being utilized in successful learning and development programs. Interactyx, the developers of TOPYX LMS software, has been a leader in the social learning industry since TOPYX hit the market in 2009. Jeffrey A. Jeffrey.Roth@Interactyx.com.

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.

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

In a previous article , I provided the following examples of potential information sources that the learner could incorporate into their personal learning network: Social bookmarks. Social and professional networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Instructivism is dead. Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. In the 1990s, constructivism heralded a new dawn in instructional design, turbo-charged by the rise of Web 2.0. Fast forward to today and connectivism is all the rage. Slippery slope. The real world. Why is this so?

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 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? In the workplace, a successful learning strategy must necessarily include elements of social media/tools and mobile learning because that’s what a lot of users need - tools to support social informal learning.

The Rise of Social Everything

Marcia Conner

Within a few years, the word “social” may seem as cliché as “synergy” feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. We must get comfortable in our social shoes. Social comes full circle as both an internal practice and an external revenue generator.

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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.

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. fairly futile exercise. Why is it so popular?

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. This is also a journey back in time for me to trace my own learning pathway through the maze called social media.

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

Social network begins where google search stops!

ID Reflections

Tags: corporate training collaborative learning social learning

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.

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. Most learning professionals view social media as valuable to learners, and usage is growing. Alonso, F.,

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. eLearning Technology.

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.

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

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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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.

E-Learning Debate 2009

Clive on Learning

We need to put the learner in control: on-demand, anytime, anywhere learning; learning without walls, breaking down the social and pedagogical constraints. Today saw a tremendous gathering of the who's who of UK learning technologies in the historic debating chamber of the Oxford Union. Many thanks must go to e-learning developers Epic for putting together this event and allowing their own industry to be placed under the microscope. The motion was as follows: "This house believes that the e-learning of today is essential for the important skills of tomorrow." My view?

You Want a Job? I Give you the F.B.I

Kapp Notes

One area of the United States economy that is hiring is the FBI. In fact, due to retirments of the boomers and attrition.they need more than a few good men/women. They need a lot! This is just the first of many agencies in the Government that are going to need a lot more people because of retirements. The FBI posted openings for 850 special agents and more than 2,100 professional support personnel.

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Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)

Janet Clarey

“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 ). During all this #whackamole business, I had brief exchange on Twitter with @susank about monitoring social media activity for your company. Tags: Brandon Hall persona Social Media This AND that.

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?

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ► September (7) ► August (4) ► July (5) ► June (6) ▼ May (10) Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2 iPhone and the End of All Boundaries eLearning on Alltop eLearning Brand Name Recognition? What do you say? create eLearning. Is it me?

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.

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 Learning – Highlights

Learning and Working on the Web

We released our first white paper, on Social Learning , at the Collaborative Enterprise last week. For me, the essence of social learning is that as our work becomes more complex, we need faster feedback loops to stay on top of it. Social learning can give us more and better feedback if we engage  our networks in order to develop emergent work practices. Highlights from the white paper: Frédéric Cavazza : Social Learning may be defined as follows: “Practices and tools to take advantage of collaborative knowledge sharing and growth&#.

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. This is just one example.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. Focus on casual video games. Assessment.

Top 100 Learning Game Resources

Upside Learning

In putting this list together, I worked with Tony Karrer and his eLearning Learning site extensively to match links that are popular based on social signals, specifically in the Games and Simulation categories. Building Better Learning Games- Learning Visions, April 9, 2009. Marc Prensky - Twitch Speed, June 17, 2009. Digital games and learning gains (PDF), June 17, 2009.

The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

Upside Learning

What did you learn about Learning in 2009? think my learning for 2009 was focused around three primary areas; this obviously derives from my focus on innovation in elearning and is biased, but here goes. Mobile Technologies – 2009 was the year that mobile technologies have exploded on the scene. The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion. Six Social Media Trends. 2.