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

Social Learning

These tools give us a way to connect with people faster and more easily than ever before. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.  Instead, they might want to help us build, maintain, and exploit a large network of weak ties. Blog this! More about me here.

Introduction to Social Networking

Learning and Working on the Web

As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. It is also the network of choice for most professionals.

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.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them.  Blog this!

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Marsha March 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm # Hi Jon: I was impressed with this article because it touches on some learning information discussed in my training and development program here at Roosevelt University. Blog this!

Ask what value you can add

Learning and Working on the Web

There is a similar phenomenon with social media. Posting a social bookmark to a service like Delicious does not create additional noise for your networked peers in a social network. For example, I recently passed on a tagged collection of social bookmarks as a result of a conversation in an online community of practice. There are many more.

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.

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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Nashville Notes: Closing Keynote – Ross Dawson

Everything E-Learning

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

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.  My original intention was to use this headline to draw you in, at which point I would hit you with the old bait and switch – no Charlie Sheen.  Blog this!

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?  And you’d be wrong.  It is amazing ho. 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. Blog this! It is amazing ho.

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

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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. 

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

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Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Social bookmarking tool with collaborative learning features (groups, forums, etc.)? Connect with Ning Social Networking tool? Soshiku 3D online virtual world where I can socialize, connect and learn? ClipNabber Self-publishing tool (books, papers, articles, etc)? SimCity Game to understand social studies better? Teemu.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

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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.

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

Social Learning

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!

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!

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! The fact that a computer can win a trivia contest that relies on fast reflexes and fast information retrieval doesn’t seem much like news to me. A lot of people, apparently, agree. Blog this!

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

Social Learning

Going forward, our retail associates can learn where, when and how they choose.” 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.  As a salesman I’ve been taught to avoid selling situations for buying ones.  Social Learning Blog - January 7, 2011 [.] It is amazing ho. Properly d.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Social Learning

Going forward, our retail associates can learn where, when and how they choose.” 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.  As a salesman I’ve been taught to avoid selling situations for buying ones.  Social Learning Blog - January 7, 2011 [.] It is amazing ho. Properly d.

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.

Tools of my trade

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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.

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. 

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

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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!

Blogging Lessons Learned at 6 Months – Think “Reach”

Electronic Papyrus

Ranking article popularity is relative to a number of arbitrary variables, but it appears that our most popular articles were those that dealt with mobility, E-learning, generational characteristics of learning and to some extent, different social media topics. 5)     It’s good having friends. Here’s a great article about participation rates in virtual communities.

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.  He ends the blog with this key message: The goal is to build a course appropriate to your client’s needs.  You have a choice!  Blog this!

Hot topics in Working Smarter for the past 12 months

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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. 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.  Already, the first classes of DNs have entered the workforce.  Blog this! Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? It is amazing ho.

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. Military by Jim on May 19, 2011 in Gaming Theory Think game-based training doesn’t have anything to offer your organization in the way of savings?  The Department of Defense disagrees with you.  They mean by saving lives. Blog this!

Sense-making with PKM

Learning and Working on the Web

People learn socially. Together, these processes look like this: These internal and external activities are a way of moving from implicit to explicit knowledge by observing, reflecting and then putting tentative thoughts out to our networks. Not only that, it may be our social responsibility to be contributors to our common knowledge. Social. Delicious. Social.

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University Learning = OCW + OER = FREE!

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Wiki version Printer-Friendly Version OCW/OER Search ZaidLearn's Delicious OCW Adventure 130+ Free Learning Tools 75 Free EduGames ZaidLearn is back from another non-blogging vacation (Who cares!)! Fathom Archive Offers access to the complete range of free content developed for Fathom by its member institutions including lectures, articles, interviews, exhibits and free seminars.

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Social enzymes

Learning with e's

Wikis, blogs, podcasts, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, microblogs, social networking. The rhizomatic nature of Web 2.0 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.

What tools should we learn?

Learning and Working on the Web

Social Bookmarks. Perhaps the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge is with social bookmarks. Enter the social bookmark. Social bookmarks are web sites that let you create an account in order to save web pages. The most widely used social bookmarking service is Delicious , which we will focus on this week. Delicious is one big folksonomy.

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. 

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.