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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. 2) Social Learning. Social Learning. Bonus Tip!

Social Media in the Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]


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. Good centuries-old social networking. Bloggers and Twitterati are self-evident social media fans, so it’s to be expected that some of them will adopt an evangelical view of the role of Web 2.0 in world affairs.

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.

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

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. achieved an 18% boost in employee engagement.”

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. 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. I don’t think SoMe is a skill so much as it is a practice. Try this.

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 ?

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.


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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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.

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?

Explaining Elearning to Non-Digital Natives


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

How Technology is Shaping the Future of Education


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

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.

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

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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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.

13 Megatrends in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

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. More Social, More Collaborative. In this way, MOOCs are serving as a new form of educational social media. Facilitating Learning Organizations.

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?

Why Adopt Gamification For Corporate Training – 8 Questions Answered

EI Design

It is more than a buzz and is gaining momentum on account of increased adoption of mobile learning. This article addresses 8 questions on why adopting gamification for corporate training makes sense. 8 Questions Answered: Why You Should Adopt Gamification For Corporate Training. Gel well with the concept of collaborative learning ( social learning ). Instant Feedback.

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

Social Media Webinar

Kapp Notes

Join me and Brent Schlenker on Thursday (December 16) for a webinar called “ Breaking Down Social Learning’s Brick Wall. &# The webinar is free and sponsored by Meridian Knowledge Solutions. Here is some information about our presentation: A lot of “ink&# has been spilled on the benefits of social learning in the workplace. In spite of the hype, adoption still lags.

Who we are

Learning with e's

There always seems to be a discussion about questions around identity on popular social media channels. Guido Gautsch , a teacher in Melbourne agreed, but argued that it was probably not possible to separate them on open social media platforms such as Twitter. Digital FaceBook identity learning online social media Technology Twitter Who are you? Confused.

Changing Training Paradigms

Your Training Edge

They expect responsive and sophisticated training integrated into everything, from web design to social media to smart phone apps. Moving ahead, it is anticipated a business environment having sophisticated learners expecting instructionally sound strategies and techniques, collaborated with rich-media content, including video learning and visuals aids for demonstration of concepts.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. Facebook, aka social networking. Other social media tools.