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Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging. started blogging in December 2006 as a tool for my own professional development. Blogging Platforms.

Is LinkedIn still relevant?

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I have a LinkedIn account and profile – here it is: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/davidmhopkins. This  LinkedIn Snakes and Ladders from Sue Beckingham is just perfect for anyone who has a LinkedIn profile, student or staff. LinkedIn snakes or ladders? My question is, do we still need LinkedIn? Are those of use who are active elsewhere (Twitter, FaceBook, Google, blogs, etc.) doing enough already, or do we need this ‘amalgamator’ that is LinkedIn to pull our work together? Note: I don’t use the LinkedIn Premium.

How LinkedIn works

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billion searches on the LinkedIn platform. LinkedIn now has over 2,116 employees (up from 500 in 2010). There are some more excellent infographics on Jeff Bullas’ blog  (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+), check them out. Social Network Facebook Google Instagram LinkedIn PELeCON Pinterest Presentation Social Media Twitter yout

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Tom Gram, in the February 17, 2011 post on his Performance X Design blog, says that our training programs are working when we can point to evidence and linkages in performance terms.  Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Level 1: Reaction.

Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it

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have also customised my own learning. I use my network ( PLN ) on social sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. eLearning ARS Blackboard Blog Box of Broadcasts Distance Learning Echo360 EDCMOOC Facebook Future Kindle Learning Technology Lecture Lego LinkedIn Mini Cooper Mobile Learning MOOC ocTEL OpenBadgesMOOC Personal Learning PGCert PLN Smart Phone Social Learning Tablet Time-Constrained Paper TurningPoint Twitter VLE Wiki WordPress ZX SpectrumMy first car was a 1993 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i, in British Racing Green (obviously). Months?

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

Social Learning

will increasingly have a role in all facets of modern business, and particularly modern business learning.  If you’re not using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, wikis, etc., Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Trackbacks/Pingbacks Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social Learning Blog - May 5, 2011 [.] And [.] It is amazing ho.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. Enjoy! => If you believe that an e-Learning blog worths to be included in this list please write a comment with a link to the blog. Multimedia Learning by David Anderson The blog focuses on e-Learning design and development. See you on LinkedIn! Thanks.

Use Linkedin to Collaborate with the Corporate World?

ZaidLearn

WHAT IS LINKEDIN? Today, Linkedin has over 90 million registered users , and the company is growing at a rate of around 3 million new people per month. Linkedin has already members in 200+ countries, and delivers around 1 billion pageviews per month ( Source ). WHY NOT USE FACEBOOK INSTEAD? UGLY Have you ever seen a Facebook junkie at work. What is going on?

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Blend It! We blend it. Blend Your “Content-Heavy” Courses.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with.  Blog this! But it wasn’t.

Facebook for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ". 50% of Facebooks active users log on to Facebook in any given day. Quiz Monster Create your own quiz Facebook application!

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. Enjoy! => Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Hi Susan, Your blog ([link] is a great resource for the eLearning community. The following list is in chronological order.

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.  Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! It is amazing ho.

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

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?”  Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Why don’t we hear that? 

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Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this! We All Did. The rules really come down to common sense.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

Today’s learning management systems are built with social features that allow people to work in groups, facilitate discussions, and even integrate with social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google. A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. Social Learning in an LMS. Register today.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

LinkedIn’s Group feature offers interesting #wol possibilities since these can be kept Open or Private as per the group’s objectives. Since LinkedIn is a professional network, trolling is likely to be controlled. When is it most useful to use LinkedIn? When is it most useful to use Facebook? Twitter: The trigger question, “What’s Happening”?

Developing Leaders in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

How we connect — in person, through blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or through other methods of online collaboration — says more about us than we may realize. To develop leaders in the Facebook era requires that learning professionals create offerings to enable the proper mix of all these ingredients as well as help to ensure leaders can connect through multiple mediums. quick glance at someone’s LinkedIn page can provide insights into previous professional experiences, schooling and primary interests. What do we exhibit? Set goals.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? link] Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this! The students directed their own learning.

Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Not Everyone is a Social Customer by Paul on February 11, 2011 in Development Tools , customer service , social learning A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog about the need to train your clients on the various methods of…training.  Blog this! It is amazing ho. Properly d.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Join LinkedIn groups and here’s the catch with joining any group… BE ACTIVE. Join a Facebook group with other relevant people, follow L&D industry pages. Here is the ATD facebook page , the Learning Rebels page – it doesn’t matter which L&D person or company you follow. LinkedIn is the obvious starting point. Walk the talk ? To each their own. Seriously. Boring

The Worst eLearning Course Ever

Association eLearning

Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. You read the title correctly. This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning. What follows is a combination of things that give Digitec-ies nightmares and headaches. Instead, I built a monster course  that showcases a number of these violations in all of their infamy. Tweet This!

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Discovered via Brent Schlenker’s Corporate eLearning and Development blog. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend No comments yet.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? In her guest blog post on LEEF blog , Koreen Olbrish , CEO at Tandem Learning, outlines several theories that justify games and simulations as learning strategies, including these: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow Theory. Blog this!

Learning Myths: Debunked

Association eLearning

Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. quick Google search will bring up millions of hits. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program. The bounty is still unclaimed after nearly ten years in existence.

What is a Learning Technologist (part 5)?

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” Many of the people I converse with on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, at work, at conferences, etc, are also of this opinion: that it is more than just the final result that the LT (Learning Technologist) is interested in, that the LT can be a vital part of the whole process in getting the learning materials researched, set up, assessed, etc. Blogging Discussion Board eAssessment eLearning Facebook Google Learning Technologist LinkedIn Social Learning Social Media Social Network Twitter Web 2.0Consultation document 19/03/04). part 3).

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

Within that group, more than one-third either do not have a LinkedIn profile, or have fewer than 100 connections. Steps To Use LinkedIn For Social Learning : In this article, Christopher Pappas explores some of the ways to leverage the power of social learning using the features offered by LinkedIn in our eLearning programs. THE QUOTE. THE JOURNEY. What are the trends? Stories.

E-Learning Uncovered | Blog

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Follow Us on Twitter Sign Up For Our Mailing List Subscribe to the RSS Feed Contact Us E-Learning Uncovered E-Learning Uncovered Home Concept to Execution Articulate Lectora Other Topics Blog Custom Development Review of Snap! Update by Diane Elkins on August 1, 2011 About three months ago, Trivantis released Snap! by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. update.

If I was to change my Avatar … ? #avatar #edchat #poll

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Yes, I must be mad to let you help me out, but why not, it is after all what you look at when you see my Twitter or Facebook updates! Poll – Does the Twitter 'Follow Me' badge enhance my Blog? Poll Social Network Avatar Blog Blogging Facebook LinkedIn Social Learning Social Media Technology Twettiquette Twitter Web 2.0I’ve met a few people recently both locally in Bournemouth and at Conferences around the country and it’s been really great to put faces to names and avatars. behind an avatar any longer. What do you think?

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Online Branding for Academics

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Every so often I’ll have a discussion with an academic around “this facebook thing” or “what’s the point of Twitter” Each time it’s for a different reason or coming from a different perspective or background. Is it to be able to connect with colleagues and peers through LinkedIn or Google+, or to increase conference speaking requests?

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Interactive. Immersive. Innovative/ Creative/ Different. Effective. All of the above. These words get thrown around a lot. Frankly, it troubles me when they’re used incorrectly because it leads to misunderstandings. Gamification and game-based learning were covered in their own post, so they’re not included here). Interactive. Immersive.

Facilitating an online course #BYOD4L

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Like other facilitators I’ll be trying to keep a (running) commentary on the course and experiences, maybe on the blog, maybe a video (!?) Facebook Group -  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1385272118361805/. eLearning BYOD BYOD4L Chrissi Nerantzi Community Facebook LinkedIn Online Course Open Badges Personal Learning Social Learning Social Network Sue Beckingham Twitter

Where would I be without Twitter?

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For me Twitter has … been somewhere I could share my thoughts and reflections, from this blog, to a wider audience. [Read this next bit as though it''s a well known Sinead O''Conner song]. It’s been 5 years, 30 days, and 53 minutes since my first tweet. Here is it: In that 5 years, 30 days, etc. I’ve made nearly 25,000 tweets. Only had two avatars. Twitter in Education.