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Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

One of those social media users is bound to be in your industry so it’s time to get smarter about how we use social media to connect to followers, members, prospects, thought leaders, and board members. Recently, Maddie Grant at Social Fish presented on the topic of engagement in online communities. This is where social media (abbreviated SM) comes in super handy!

Social Media in the Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that social media has changed more than just how we pass the time, it has now infused itself into formal learning channels. Although adoption is slow (for instance, only 15% of teachers find value in Facebook, Wiki, and other social networks), time will only show that it will rise. elearning social learning

Social media extremism

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, some of them have been blogging and tweeting about the role of social media in driving the pro-democracy protests in Egypt. I see I’m not alone ( here and here ) in being a little less inclined. Good centuries-old social networking. It’s important to recognise the role of social media in facilitating social learning in the workplace.

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. Switched on Media tells us how it came about: It is the penultimate sentence that resonates with me: Overwhelmed by the warm support for this Aussie icon, Streets Ice Cream contacted Nick and offered to work with him to make the page official. But they didn’t.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

What is Microlearning? 4 Why is Microlearning essential in today’s modern business environment? 5 Why you should adopt Microlearning.7 8 Components of an ideal Microlearning Platform.7 social media tools or apps. 7Why you should adopt Microlearning Microlearning can be delivered to the desktop, on smartphones and tablets—even over. With any media. About Axonify.14

Technology Adoption by Instructors to Impart Learning: Factors and Utilizations

G-Cube

As we move rapidly into the technology age, awareness is growing that many of the developing technologies may benefit teaching and learning – including mobile devices, internet and social media. Students being the younger generation, and thus predisposed to adopt newer technologies, are willing to give technology-aided learning an earnest chance. contact-form-7]. Learning

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Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Today, social learning is more than a buzz and is increasingly used by forward thinking organizations to foster collaborative learning and more significantly its application on the job. Why You Need To Adopt Social Learning. Social LearningSharing.

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Social Media for small businesses

Adventures in Corporate Education

Since I do social media in an Enterprise company, many times my friends, family, and owners of the small businesses I frequent ask me for help getting started in social media. thought I’d put together a quick primer so my friends and families could have a place to start when it comes to social media. If you want to use social media for your biz, you need to incorporate it into your business plan. You can most likely adopt a very broad strategy other companies use, and customize it for your product or service. OMG SCARY!

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

While Cisco’s success may be partly attributable to the ability of social media to effectively eliminate distance, you don’t need to be a multi-national to reap the benefits.  So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0 times the earnings per share growth rate compared to their industry counterparts.  Blog this!

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

elements including a game-like interface or learning games, leaderboards, prizes and incentives, team activities and social elements. Social media channels that foster collaboration and a sense of teamwork. Instead, progressive organizations are adopting a continuous learning. When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve. Turbocharge your LMS.6

2011 Social Media for Learning Report

Jane Hart

Yesterday, the E-Learning Guild announced the release of this report, in which Jane Bozarth  analyzes eLearning Guild research on the latest trends in adoption and usage of social media for learning. ” This report is free for all paid members of The eLearning Guild. You can download it here

Practicing Social Media Skills for Learning

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Kevin's take on eLearning skills has sparked a little debate and started a healthy conversation around several topics including social media. Here is Kevin's take on SoMe as a top skill for 2011: Social Media – As we all know social media is no longer a trend and is becoming the main stream of communicating. I don’t think SoMe is a skill so much as it is a practice. Similar to video production where many organizations are not set up to handle that type of media, even more organizations have not incorporated SoMe into their business. Try this.

Organizational Development and social media

Learning and Working on the Web

Michael: “Thanks again for both the time and the conversation we’ve started on social media and uses in the workplace. Given these two commitments why, in your view, it is consistent with what I am already working on to give myself over to gaining a better understanding of some of the newest developments in the social technologies. All organizations use information and communication technologies to some extent, whether it be email, data management systems or more recently, social media. Why is the Web, and especially social media, so different?

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

E-Learning Provocateur

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes&# into social media. It might be said it’s adopting a cautious, almost experimental approach to the concept. While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up.

Maximize End-user Adoption: Promote Your New ERP the Hollywood Way

CommLab India

The producers of a film release visually amazing posters, irresistible teasers, conduct contests and award winners movie merchandise, trend on different social media, design count-down calendars, and come up with a lot of innovative ideas to create hype about the movie. Investing millions to implement the best ERP system in your organization. Worry not. Wondering how? Read on.

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5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

More social media. The use of social media in training has been somewhat controversial, as organizations are understandably concerned about the privacy of their proprietary information. However, not all social media tools necessarily need to be public, and companies have much to gain by using communication and collaboration tools beyond the discussion forum.

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. The rate of adoption of these technologies is phenomenal, and has cut across varied age-groups. 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?

Social media: It’s not about the technology!

Learning Cafe

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes” into social media. It might be said it’s adopting a cautious, almost experimental approach to the concept. While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. In other words, usage of social media within the organisation relies heavily on grass-roots support and viral marketing among its rank-and-file employees. Sorry. 4.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years.  Describe the basic concepts of the new tool. Blog this!

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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 ?

Explaining Elearning to Non-Digital Natives

Learnkit

When I say non-digital natives, I mean people who may not be as well versed using online tools, social media, or technology in general. Here are 3 ways you can successfully explain elearning to these non-digital natives, and begin to drive adoption: 1. Things like YouTube, ebooks, and additional media are being used by more of the population every day. Me: ….yeah

Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative

Your Training Edge

If you were asked to name the top three current trends in business in general, my guess is that “social” would make the list. To say that social media has flipped the business world on its head isn’t an understatement—from product development to marketing to customer relations and beyond, tools like Facebook and Twitter have completely changed how companies function. Web 2.0

MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place

Your Training Edge

In fact, in a study about interaction in MOOCs presented at the EdMedia2013 World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 65% of MOOC students reported being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the level of interaction in their courses. Use discussion boards and social media. Read the previous article: MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same. MOOCs aren’t interactive.

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education

Learnkit

Social Media: Social Media has proven to be a very useful and effective in education, as it serves a platform for discussion and communication, transferring of ideas and inspiration. These social media platforms have allowed learners of all ages to easily participate in online discussions. News benefits of elearning elearning technology adoption

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

Here is where the problem becomes immediately evident: with cloud-based resources, Khan Academy videos, mobile learning applications, social media, and so on, most of our learning activities don’t actually take place inside an LMS. Organizations are increasingly adopting MOOCs for everything from building talent pipelines to standard workforce training, to customer education.

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How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems

Your Training Edge

Being a big believer in Technology Enabled Learning, Bryant seeks to create awareness, motivate adoption and engage organizations and people in the changing business of education. eLearning Featured Posts LMS MOOC Social Media Talent Management Training Assessments Common Training Problems engagement meaningful learning MOOCs simulations staff retention All Rights Reserved.

Strategies for Implementing Gamification in Your Training MOOCs

Your Training Edge

MOOCs are different from all other forms of training in that they can enable social interaction and peer learning across entire organizations, even if those organizations have employees located around the globe. Gamifying the social aspects of a MOOC is a great way to encourage these activities. Gamification has been a growing trend in organizations over the past few years.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

What are some challenges to the adoption of MOOCs in corporate universities? At this point, we can identify at least three main challenges to their adoption: Lack of knowledge about MOOCs. Many business leaders aren’t familiar enough with MOOCs and are wary of adopting a model that is largely untested. What is a corporate university and why have they become popular?

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Using MOOCs: Finding and Onboarding New Employees

Your Training Edge

In a December Harvard Business Review article, Jeanne Meister identified MOOCs as one of the top three social media tools companies are using to find job candidates. This immediate interaction can promote social engagement and, with any luck, reduce the chances they will jump ship early on in the process. But for MOOCs, it’s a different story. Building Talent Pipelines.

Best Practices: Get Learners and Stakeholders to Adopt New eLearning Technology by Stacy Lindenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

New eLearning implementations and their supporting technologies, from learning management systems and learning record stores to mobile devices, social media, and performance support, introduce change in organizational life. End user and stakeholder resistance to change can defeat even the “perfect” system. Here are five key practices to gain the support needed for success. Development Strategies Management Training Strategies

SharePoint adopted faster than any other application I’ve ever seen!

SharePoint and Assessment

You’ve been a pretty early adopter of SharePoint. Every department in the college has adopted it. We didn’t realize how quickly it would be adopted and how widespread it would go. It’s been well-adopted, and supported the needs of our institution. Thought leader interview with Ed Kelty, CIO of Rio Salado College in Arizona, USA. What do you use SharePoint for?

TOGETHER, WE COULD!

Origin Learning

What strategy was adopted? Harnessing the power of social media. ORIGIN resumes operations successfully from December 7. Customer comes first; always. When this gets embedded in an organization culture, then the ability to tackle any situation, seen or unforeseen, becomes possible. This innate capability is applicable for even handling a natural calamity. Nothing worked.

Maybe digital isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?

Dont Waste Your Time

With articles and tweets about teachers being replaced by computers, from the BBC  and Huffington Post , I see a trend emerging that more and more people are turning away from the blind adoption of iPads and tablets for classrooms and actually looking at ‘why’ an iPad (or alternative device) would be good, and at ‘what’ it would be good at? So much of what I do these days, and what I produce, is digital. Tweets, status updates, audio & video files, documents, reports, etc. Less Last week, for the first time in 20 years, I bought a vinyl LP.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with e's

As students take more responsibility, teachers adopt the roles of questioner, coach and facilitator. blogging education learning ofsted robots smartphones social media Special Educational Needs TechnologyMany teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. Sound familiar?

13 Megatrends in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

As organizations continue to expand their use of new digital learning environments, we can identify some MOOC megatrends that are starting to shape up. I’ve touched on many of these trends before, but over the course of the next several weeks, we’ll look at each of these trends in turn, defining them, describing where we are in the process, and identifying challenges in their adoption. Adoption at Corporate Universities. MOOCs are starting to be adopted in corporate universities from tech companies to the manufacturing industry to the financial sector. Microlearning Paths.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0

‘The Survival of Higher Education’ by @timbuckteeth

Dont Waste Your Time

“The essential premise underpinning the use of any Social Web application is that over a period of time it genuinely becomes self-supporting, and that the students will enjoy the freedom to produce their own content and study pathways. The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web. The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles. Norman, 1990).” WordPress

2 Stupidly Simple Ways to Use Twitter For Training

LearnDash

We hear it all the time in our industry: social media is the next big thing for collaborative learning. As of today, I have yet to see one mainstream social media tool, or any tool for that matter , provide a really viable option for social learning. instructional design training social mediaBut how? Tweet Your Answers! Tweet Your Questions! Tweet.

The Horizon Report 2014 – Your reviews

Dont Waste Your Time

From the contents page you  can get enough of an idea of what is in it, namely: Social Media & Social Learning. Meanwhile, experts report the “flipped classroom” and “learning analytics” as important developments with a time-to-adoption horizon of one year or less.” You can access and download the full NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education, 2014, here.