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Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing

Learning Rebels

Sharing time with newby L&D people, helping contacts with building their networks and SoMe presence and as you all know, recently I was asked to conduct a webinar with Rick Blunt (@rblunt81 on twitter ) and the DC Chapter of ASTD on Social Media Tools for Learning. Good question- I was noticing in my twitter feed a lot of new twitter users with profiles that identify them as Learning Professionals, I remember being new once upon a time and I thought I’d lend a hand and reach out. Learning through sharing. Lately I’ve been on a bit of a sharing kick.

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

Understanding the basics of social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and most of all, twitter – is also understanding the importance of hashtags. They aren’t just for twitter anymore! Above I linked the ASTD ICE 2014 conference hashtag (#ASTD2014) into this post. Hashtags are only good for twitter. A word about twitter chats. .

Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

The Learning Circuits

Immediately one word came to mind: Twitter. It isn't the tool itself that has been so impact full for me; it's the world to which Twitter opened up to me. Then I discovered Twitter. From that moment on, I have never looked at 'Training' the same, and each day the interactions I have on Twitter continue to shape me as a professional. I find that Twitter has the audience and usage that best provides professional development support for those in our field. It's a challenge for individuals and for the industry as a whole. I recall those early years well.

ASTD TechKnowledge Happenings

The Learning Circuits

TechKnowledge 2012 Twitter Game For the first part of the conference, I have co-created a game that is designed to increase conference learning and give attendees the opportunity to network with peers or play solo. If you’d like to partner with others, use Twitter hashtag #TKgame at the conference. Well, my time blogging here at The Learning Circuits Blog is quickly coming to an end.

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

It’s the yearly review of the ASTD International Conference and Expo. First off, this part is going to sound like I’m bashing ASTD, and perhaps to a degree I am. If you were a volunteer to ASTD, this is not about you – it is solely about ASTD. Lots of vendors sponsorships – always nice to see, but I wonder how many people tossed all that stuff out of their free ASTD bags before they went about their business – seriously, I’m wondering. ASTD bags – always nice. Twitter feed. EXTRA! EXTRA! On to the Show.

Hoodies, iPads & a Meetup: Getting Excited for ASTD 2011

OpenSesame

I’m also looking forward to seeing new and old Twitter friends like Shannon Tipton , Jenna Papakalos and Cammy Bean. The OpenSesame crew is packing up for our trip (from rainy Portland, OR) to (sunny) Orlando, Florida next week for the American Society of Training & Development’s annual International Conference & Expo (ICE). Events Good Times

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ASTD LearnNow Day 2 notes #ASTDLN

Learning Visions

These are my notes from the morning session of ASTD LearnNow Conference, happening July 25 & 26 on the lovely shores of the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. I did a quick tour of different social media tools and platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google + and so on) so people can get a better sense of the tools out there. This war is won one project at a time?". But there are steps!

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21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

That said, there are rich skill statements out of places like ASTD and LPI.” – Clark Quinn (in our interview with him). “ How we use social media for informal learning : This blog post, by Steven Boller of Bottom-Line Performance, discusses about #TalkTech – a 30 minute chat they hold once a week on Twitter – an interesting activity that helps his company successfully practice informal learning with the effective use of social media. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver non-traditional instruction.”- Karl Kapp. Quotes/Excerpts. “ Surveys/Studies. harmon.ie Books.

Free webcast (ASTD members) - Twitter 101: The Basics and Tips for Learning Use

Take an e-Learning Break

ET Presenter: David Kelly Twitter is an excellent tool to leverage for both personal and professional learning and growth, and more and more organizations are harnessing its power as part of learning programs. And with that, many learning professionals are encountering the same challenges, such as: How can I use Twitter in my learning programs if I don't even know how to use Twitter myself? REGISTER NOW Open to all as part of the ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge webcast seriesThursday, January 12 • 2:00 p.m. What is the platform's value?

#TrainChat: Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly

Mindflash

On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ Three Essential Tips for New Online Trainers.” For the sake of clarity, we’ve condensed Kelly’s various tweets into a single response, and in places cleaned up a little bit of Twitter grammar. Other responses from participants.

For the Love of Learning

Learning Rebels

Take a look at this back channel of information curated by Dave Kelly (@lnddave on twitter). I have gathered up a wonderful group of people through twitter and I knew most of them would be there – who could pass up such an opportunity? Speaking of which, here are 15 of my closest PLN friends all of whom I met through conferences and twitter. Better food (What? Vegas.

Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly: Why People #HateTraining

Mindflash

On Wednesday The Daily Mindflash invited David Kelly to host a Twitter chat to discuss his recent post, “ Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It. David Kelly is the director of training at Carver Federal Savings Bank and ember of the ASTD National Advisors for Chapters. Here are some of the highlights of the chat, structured around the interview questions.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. > If you believe that an e-Learning professional worths to be included in this list please write a comment with a link to his/her Twitter account. social learning - experimentação.

The 2015 ATD International Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #ATD2015

David Kelly

10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account by Craig Kemp. Access the up-to-date ATD ICE backchannel [Twitter: #ATD2015]. Curated Backchannels ASTD ATD backchannel ConferenceThis post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2015 ATD International Conference and Exposition being held May 17 – 20 in Orlando. Official 2015 ATD ICE Resources.

danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Opening Keynote kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Teenagers on Twitter, Instagram, with millions of followers. Go through your Twitter. Make sure your network on twitter is full of different voices. Idea: Here are a list of people on Twitter to follow that are ALL different.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

A couple of notes before I present my guide to ASTD exhibitors. I will be using Twitter throughout the day ( @diegoinstudio ), with live tweets using the ASTD hashtag #ASTD2014. To save time, I have them linked directly to where they are with the ASTD online guide. Hopefully this will be fine with ASTD, but if this “bullet” changes to the vendor’s site, you will know why. Lastly – this guide is in no way or in any form or in any manner associated with ASTD, ASTD affiliates, ASTD chapters or anything else to do with ASTD.

Attending the ASTD International Conference? There's an app for that!

Take an e-Learning Break

If you are attending the ASTD International Conference in Denver May 6-9, download and start populating the ASTD Events app - Android or iOS (iPhone/iPAD) available. Now View : Stay informed about hot issues, program changes, upcoming sessions, Twitter feeds and organizer messages. You don't have to carry around a paper schedule! Only drawback I see is I loaded the app on both my iPhone and iPAD and it looks like they don't sync up. Contact Sharing : Easily share your digital business card information via QR or Bump technology.

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The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! ASTD’s new Yammer web site enables the exact same thing for instructional designers in companies and government agencies. Twitter. What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. What is a PLN?

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! ASTD’s new Yammer web site enables the exact same thing for instructional designers in companies and government agencies. Twitter. What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. What is a PLN?

#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. 100 Twitter accts, 20 FB pages…this is all for Google corporate info (how tos product news, etc.) Twitter = “an information utility” – mostly use them as a heads up on what’s going on – raising information to a level/surfacing it. In Twitter, there’s a great self selection going on. astd tk11No dedicates editors – no long approval chains. Writing by individuals not execs. snappy or straightforward?,

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E-Learning Musings

eLearning 24-7

As an honored tradition for the ASTD International Trade Show and whatever else they call it, I present my latest news and notes in the world of e-learning. Quick Reminder : Follow me on Twitter to get real time updates ( #ASTD2013 and #elearning247 ) from the ASTD International Trade Show next week (20-22nd for me) in Dallas. T&D. system and so on. via a trial). Demos.

Learning: Playing the Blame Game

Learning Rebels

I see it on twitter and I read it in blogs. Example: jump on an L&D or education based twitter chat and ask, “What’s so bad about classroom style learning, I happen to love it.” Try #NT2T on Saturday mornings (New Teachers 2 Twitter) – now there’s a supportive group. When did shaming the learner become okay? We have a customer, and the customer is the Learner.

Thoughts on ASTD

Learning Visions

This past week, I spent Monday and Tuesday at the ASTD International Conference & Expo in DC. My first impressions of ASTD: ‘wow, what a huge conference’ and ‘wow, these are traditional training people for whom most of this eLearning stuff is kind of exotic and/or quite overwhelming and threatening.’ Tags: kineo articulate astd Especially the people you work with. Jealous?

ASTD ICE 2009 -Impressions

Web Courseworks

I’ll confess that I may not have been at the ASTD conference every day this past week, but I do have some impressions of the event I’d like to share. I was a little disappointed that ASTD decision makers, whoever you are, did not put the eLearning vendors together. ASTD is an interesting “club” of volunteers and staff with a somewhat bureaucratic culture. I made one of my conference goals to visit with prolific author Elaine Biech (Editor of the mammoth ASTD Handbook among her many titles), whom I hoped could show me the ropes. per day.

Learning Rebel Yell for DevLearn Technology: Tom Spiglanin

Learning Rebels

If you were savvy enough even if you weren’t there, and in a lnad far, far away – you linked to the app to keep up with what was happening, while following through the twitter backchannel, just like Michelle Baker did – read her story here, it’s very interesting indeed: [link]. You can also find Tom on twitter @TomSpiglanin. Does anyone put Tom in a corner?)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Thoughts on ASTD

Learning Visions

Sunday, June 07, 2009 Thoughts on ASTD This past week, I spent Monday and Tuesday at the ASTD International Conference & Expo in DC. My first impressions of ASTD: ‘wow, what a huge conference’ and ‘wow, these are traditional training people for whom most of this eLearning stuff is kind of exotic and/or quite overwhelming and threatening.’ Jealous?

How to Learn from a Conference You Aren’t Attending

Mindflash

think of this now as I prepare to attend the ASTD International Conference and Exposition next week in Denver. For me, the best tool for extracting learning from a conference remotely is Twitter. If you’re an active user of Twitter you may be familiar with the concept of a backchannel. The backchannel consists of Twitter users that are actively posting tweets during an event.

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, and others do represent a critical milestone for social learning. David Kelly is the director of training at Carver Federal Savings Bank and member of the ASTD National Advisors for Chapters. Employee Training facebook L&D learning and development Social Learning social media training Twitter yammer

More on ASTD Keynote

Tony Karrer

I know that Jon didn't create his post - ASTD TechKnowledge Comments in order to get me to post and link to him. But in many ways, Jon is exactly right that David set the stage discussing Twitter and other aspects of social media. If you want get a sense of what I discussed in the keynote - go to ASTD Follow-Up. But it certainly made my day when he said - It was Tony Karrer (number one eLearning Blogger) who was awarded my five stars for his engaging Thursday morning opening speech that put David Pogue’s message in a context that made sense for attendees.

Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Position Social Media Differently Than It's Intended Use For example, the Twitter question is "What are you doing?" Reposition the use of something like Twitter to be a productivity tool, not a social networking tool. Lessons Learned.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, Improve your Work Literacy I would highly encourage going through the recent series of posts all about Tools and Methods for Work and Learning : Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Link Pages Network Learning Collaboration Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Skills Workshop Keynote Links I mentioned in Twitter Conference Ideas that I was sending messages and links during the keynote. Tools for eLearning.

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Blog Book Tour Underway!

Kapp Notes

We have just started an exciting blog book tour as ASTD and I venture on a 25 stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store. If you don’t have the book yet, stop by the ASTD book store a pick up a copy.

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour

Kapp Notes

We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store. Also, there will be a live stop at ASTD Techknowledge. If you don’t have the book yet, stop by the ASTD book store a pick up a copy.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2

Learning Visions

Friday, May 29, 2009 Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2 Are you going to ASTD this coming week? Posted by Cammy Bean at 9:54 AM Labels: astd , beer , kineo 1 comments: Dave Ferguson said. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f.