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How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Social Learning

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. These dynamics have been around for thousands of years, and have been written about extensively for decades – like in this 1973 article by Mark Granvotter in the American Journal of Sociology, The Strength of Weak Ties.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. I also did some quick searches for various kinds of things and added them into eLearning Learning (via delicious). I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. Because it was their first ever public session and my first ever online session neither of us knew what we were doing. They had 100 people participating.

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Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Social Bookmarking. The ability of someone within an Intranet or Internet to mark or tag a blog entry, a link or an article within the network as important or interesting to them. What makes it social is that, with the right permissions, individuals on the network can view all of the tagged articles and blog entries and see which were tagged the most. Delicious. Social Network.

Nashville Notes: Closing Keynote – Ross Dawson

Trivantis

He is Founding Chairman of four companies: international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, leading events firm The Insight Exchange and online start-up Repyoot. In this “Nashville Notes” post, we’re taking a look at our closing keynote speaker, leading futurist Ross Dawson. Register today ! Register Now. Blog LUC

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. Simple: Off-shore it!

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What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? by Jim on March 8, 2011 in social learning I’ll be honest. Just good, wholesome, social learning knowledge. We all know that social media will be a major driver in the 2.0 It’s simple, really. Blend It!

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” Why don’t we hear that? Because it’s not true. Think about it. Properly d.

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

In her article* 10 Brainpowered Wonders in the King’s Speech , Dr. Ellen Weber nicely summarizes a few of the lessons this movie teaches us about learning. In particular, Weber talks about the power of human interaction in teaching (aka social learning): Interpersonal intelligence engages others best in curious, equitable, and caring situations. I’ll be seeing it again! Blog this!

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? Companies like Hubspot (love them, by the way) that market themselves as “social media” or “inbound marketing” experts do have some great ideas on how to leverage social tools to increase traffic, sales leads, etc.

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom by Jon on March 21, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Video , blended learning Where do the most innovate ideas in learning come from? Now, there’s a third possible answer: Khan Academy. Blog this! Properly d.

Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.

Social Learning

Matt Blum at GeekDad wrote an article this week called Why Watson’s Jeopardy Win is Mostly Meaningless saying: IBM’s supercomputer software Watson’s win on the game show Jeopardy! In fact, the competition wasn’t close; the computer came away with nearly four times as much money as the closest nearest competitor. A lot of people, apparently, agree. Blog this! More about me here.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? In the same article, Thompson quotes Jane McGonigal, a game designer and author of Reality is Broken , to help us understand why games work. What I hadn’t stopped to fully consider is why I would do that. button. Rieber and Play Theory. Blog this!

Tools of my trade

Learning with e's

Facebook - I tried several other social networking tools before Facebook , including Myspace and Bebo, and toyed with LinkedIn like everyone else. Google Scholar - I come back to Scholar time and time again, often several times in one day, particularly when I'm doing some literature searching for an article, or simply to see who has cited who on a particular topic.

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MOOCs and Performance Support

Your Training Edge

In 1996, Bill Gates wrote a famous article in which he declared content to be king. Through discussion boards, social media, virtual collaborations, and so on, learners develop their own personal learning networks that last long after the course is over. These networks, which may contain fellow learners, trainers, and even experts in the field, remain accessible via Twitter and other social networking sites and provide additional places employees can turn for answers to questions and solutions to problems. Content is no longer king. Perfect. Content.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. Twitter gets a bad rap. Blog this!

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

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6 Reasons To Use Amplify for Collaborative Learning - The Writers Gateway , March 8, 2010 I recently came across this website called Amplify that works just like Twitter and other social networking sites. Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network , March 4, 2010 Educase piece. Social snake oil - Learning and Working on the Web , March 1, 2010 Knowledge management (KM) was a most promising field until it was hijacked by software vendors who were selling IT systems for six figures. Will the same thing happen in social? Best of eLearning Learning.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

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I Love To Learn While reading the article, specifically the excerpt above, I was blown away by how simple yet powerful an idea Best Buy was implementing. Social Learning Blog - January 7, 2011 [.] John states: “We’re committed to providing flexible, accessible, and customized learning opportunities. Going forward, our retail associates can learn where, when and how they choose.”

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Social Learning

I Love To Learn While reading the article, specifically the excerpt above, I was blown away by how simple yet powerful an idea Best Buy was implementing. Social Learning Blog - January 7, 2011 [.] John states: “We’re committed to providing flexible, accessible, and customized learning opportunities. Going forward, our retail associates can learn where, when and how they choose.”

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 World: The Evolution of Distance Learning , Norm Willox, CEO of Critical Information Network, described the “brain drain&# that today’s companies are experiencing as: “Waves of craftsmen retiring, creating a void of skilled personnel and increasing operational risk for plants and facility operators. Blog this!

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. Simple: Off-shore it!

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Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Train Your Client On Training.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? This article by Tom Kuhlman provides some great tips on helping your client see training differently. View all posts by Paul → ← Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? You have a choice! Blog this! The heart of the [.]

Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

Jay Cross

How to use Twitter for Social Learning - Social Media for Working & Learning , March 20, 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - Tony Karrer , March 24, 2010. Flipboard and Paper.li: Social news curation hits the tipping point - Ross Dawson , August 30, 2010. 7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications - Ross Dawson , August 31, 2010.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives. An excellent article from Cross Pollination Media, titled “ Are ‘Digital Natives’ Better Suited for Mobile Learning? Blog this!

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. The New York Times recently featured a fascinating article by Andrew Martin and Thomas Lin that details the shift in thinking within the military that may soon take it to the forefront of virtual training. Blog this!

Social enzymes

Learning with e's

Wikis, blogs, podcasts, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, microblogs, social networking. is making it easier for all of us to connect together, and to learn informally within a socially rich environment which is strewn liberally with the digital footprints of those who have gone before us. I'm off now to lay down some social enzymes. and to learn. And on it goes.

The Temporary Staffing Revolution | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Temporary Staffing Revolution by Paul on December 28, 2010 in Temporary staffing A few weeks ago, I grabbed coffee with a long-time family friend that happens to be a training developer. However, conversation quickly turned to the temporary staffing industry in general. Blog this!

If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of.

Social Learning

Thomas Fingar, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis , describes how Intellipedia was used to create an article about how Iraqi insurgents were using chlorine in improvised explosive devices: They developed it in a couple of days interacting in Intellipedia … No bureaucracy, no mother-may-I, no convening meetings. Apparently, it’s working. Blog this! More about me here.

If Wikis Work for National Security, They Can Work For the Rest of Us

Social Learning

Thomas Fingar, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis , describes how Intellipedia was used to create an article about how Iraqi insurgents were using chlorine in improvised explosive devices: They developed it in a couple of days interacting in Intellipedia … No bureaucracy, no mother-may-I, no convening meetings. Apparently, it’s working. Blog this! More about me here.

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? Companies like Hubspot (love them, by the way) that market themselves as “social media” or “inbound marketing” experts do have some great ideas on how to leverage social tools to increase traffic, sales leads, etc.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. That’s why this article from Terrence Wing is so intriguing. It’s true. Blog this!

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. That’s why this article from Terrence Wing is so intriguing. It’s true. Blog this!

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 World: The Evolution of Distance Learning , Norm Willox, CEO of Critical Information Network, described the “brain drain&# that today’s companies are experiencing as: “Waves of craftsmen retiring, creating a void of skilled personnel and increasing operational risk for plants and facility operators. Blog this!