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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.

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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

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?

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!

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

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. Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

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.

Why I left Linkedin

Spicy Learning

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter,  Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. Blog e-Learning Social learningIs my information safe with them?

Why I left Linkedin

Spicy Learning

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter,  Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. Blog e-Learning Social learningIs my information safe with them?

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.

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

Use Linkedin to Collaborate with the Corporate World?

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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

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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.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

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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.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 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.

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.

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

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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 Worst eLearning Course Ever

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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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Monster.com Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today Monster.com dropped the gauntlet and launched BeKnown , a new Facebook application that hopes to become the professional social network for Facebook users, and a vital new tool for recruiters, human resources, and talent acquisition teams. In this blog post we will explain this market and preview some of the exciting features in this important new offering. Monster.com.

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

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

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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.

Learning Myths: Debunked

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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.

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

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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.

Engaging course alumni using Facebook: the case of Ruforum

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

It's been a bit quiet on this blog because I had a nice long summer holiday - with a trip to Cambodja with my family which was wonderful. From now on - I'll try to blog weekly again. RUFORUM has done this using Facebook. Below my question and Nandozi's answers Nandozi, can you describe how the Facebook group started? How to engage people who are not on Facebook?

The War Between LinkedIn, Monster’s BeKnown, and BranchOut

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn shut off it's API (programming interface) to the hot new Facebook-enabled professional networks BranchOut and Monster's BeKnown. " If you are not yet familiar with BranchOut and BeKnown, read our detailed blog post from last week. Today BranchOut, which mimics LinkedIn in almost every way, has around 2.4 The LinkedIn Connection.

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?

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

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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.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

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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.

The War Between LinkedIn, Monster’s BeKnown, and BranchOut

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn shut off it's API (programming interface) to the hot new Facebook-enabled professional networks BranchOut and Monster's BeKnown. " If you are not yet familiar with BranchOut and BeKnown, read our detailed blog post from last week. Today BranchOut, which mimics LinkedIn in almost every way, has around 2.4 The LinkedIn Connection.

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!

Monster.com Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today Monster.com dropped the gauntlet and launched BeKnown , a new Facebook application that hopes to become the professional social network for Facebook users, and a vital new tool for recruiters, human resources, and talent acquisition teams. In this blog post we will explain this market and preview some of the exciting features in this important new offering. Monster.com.

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).

Top 4 Things You Can Learn from Buzzfeed (and #2 will blow your mind!)

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Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. In the modern world, clickbait marketing has taken the internet by storm and websites like Buzzfeed are leading the charge. You’ve probably seen their articles with catchy titles like, “20 Reasons the 90’s were Awesome,” or, “10 of the Cutest Cats You’ve Ever Seen (#4 is so cute you’ll want to explode).” Lists, Lists, Lists. Graphics.

WordPress Plugin #2: Social Sharing with ShareThis

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You have a blog, and you use various different ways of publicising it (try WordTwit and WordBooker ) automatically when you publish a new post. ” Available from the WordPress plugin area through your blogs admin panel it’s easy to install and configure. So, for example, a re-tweet on Twitter of your tweet from ShareThis does not increase the number shown on your blog.