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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate.

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

So what’s your social media policy? And, of course, this is my blog, for deeper reflections. I believe that if you find someone interesting, and follow both their blogs and their tweets, you can see what they’re tracking and then their reflections, and use them as a mentor. Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. And I use IFTTT to send blog announcements to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. socialright).

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. Other tools such as wikis, blogs and podcasts also began to be used in education, at first tentatively, and then as embedded features in various programmes of study. Social media is one of the most versatile, and very personal technologies available to teachers.

Questioning social media

Clive on Learning

The recent arrival of a new social network in the form of Google+ has given cause for reflection from some long-serving social media users and advocates. Cammy Bean describes how she has been Taking a TechFast to relieve her symptoms of SoMeFat (social media fatigue), which has been "heightened now with the additional disorder of Multiple Social Network Disorder (Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+ to keep up with!)." Beyond that, however, social media is getting credit for things it’s merely flowing, not actually creating.

Countering Social Media Fatigue (SoMeFat)

Learning Visions

In these days of Social Media, many of us live increasingly in the public eye. I love Social Media. If you’re big into Social Media you may have started feeling Social Media Fatigue (it’s a new syndrome I’ve invented, shortname: SoMeFat). I wrote once in my blog – an all time low. Social Media Fatigue set in.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. This has included reading some books, attending some webinars, and talking with other learning professionals about how they are making social media work in a learning environment. So why not plan for social collaboration within your instructional design? --4-- eLearning Blog

Growing Use of Social Media in Education

LearnDash

Social media is often seen merely as a way to pass the time or stay connected to friends and family. Each year, Pearson Learning Solutions puts out the results of an annual survey of social media use in education. Across the board, educators are using social media more in 2013 than they did in 2012. online learning social learning Podcasts. LinkedIn.

MATEC Webinar Notes and Slides: Social Media and Student Success

Kapp Notes

Called Social Media and Student Success:Leveraging Social Learning Tools. Extend student learning beyond the traditional classroom by leveraging the creative power of social media tools to foster student success, learning, and engagement. Social and Student Success View more presentations from kkapp. Tags: social media

How to Post Animated GIFs on Social Media Networks

Visual Lounge

Understanding how animated GIFs behave differently on each social media network can take some trial and error for social media marketers. Facebook does not support uploading a GIF directly but you can upload it to a site like Giphy , your website, or blog and paste the URL into your Facebook post (make sure the URL ends in.gif). Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I'm working a lot with sociale media and communities of practice. I'm very happy to work with Ria van Dinteren to prepare a session on Brein meets social media on the 16th of February in the Netherlands. We hope to combine insights from brain science with the way you can use social media in learning processes. You may watch the following youtube video.

Social media extremism

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, some of them have been blogging and tweeting about the role of social media in driving the pro-democracy protests in Egypt. Good centuries-old social networking. Bloggers and Twitterati are self-evident social media fans, so it’s to be expected that some of them will adopt an evangelical view of the role of Web 2.0 in world affairs.

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. When I am invited to do introductory sessions in organisations, I feel like I'm converting people to use MORE social media, whereas I don't believe it is a matter of using as many social media as possible. Most of the time a smarter use of media may help. Scanning.

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs

Gyrus

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs. In order to provide a thorough campaign platform, I’ve opted into solely discussing innovative approaches parties are taking in the realm of social media. Some of these methods are very significant from a social media standpoint. Reminders. Engaging Communications.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from a webinar presented by Brandon Hall on Wednesday, April 26 2011. (I Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer, Brandon Hall [link] LMSs are adding social features – including RSS feeds, peer ratings of content. Social media allow: Conversations to continue after training Peer-to-peer interaction in groups – so learners can continue to learn Find individualized answers (by approaching instructors and fellow learners) Share your own content Makes training more efficient Can shorten formal training, because the conversation continues.

Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

More and more often we meet trainers and facilitators who are working mainly face-to-face and would like to use the opportunity of social media to facilitate more online because it may enhance the quality of your trajectory. 1) Wrap-around model: socials aspects are added as extra element to organise trainer- en peer support. How central will social media be?

So You Just Facebook All Day? Screenshots and Social Media Marketing

Visual Lounge

Social media marketers are often misunderstood. When I describe what I do as ‘social media’ my friends and family immediately start the jokes about browsing Facebook all day and getting paid for it. But as fellow social media marketers know, it’s not just nyan cat and double rainbow memes ALL the time…. Tips & How To's screenshots Snagit Social Media

20 hot resources for customer-facing social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Someone asked me recently where they can learn more about customer-facing social media; or in other words, social media used to engage externally with customers rather than internally with colleagues. Social Media Club. 7 Australian Social Media Examples & Case Studies. Social Media Marketing Industry Report. Social Media 101. The Corporate Blogging Book. Blogs. • The Business of Being Social. Social Media Today. Social Media Examiner. • Ragan Social Media.

Freinet and social media

Learning with e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. Here are five of his then radical methods placed into the context of social media: 1) The Pedagogy or Work.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world” And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning?

Social Media & eLearning: Two Peas in a Pod

OpenSesame

A year ago if you were to ask if I see any commonalities between social media and elearning I would respond with, “absolutely not - they’re total opposites.” On the other hand, social media is used for connecting with family and friends, posting photos and making status updates. These popular blogs usually have a team of developers who created their site.

Social Media Strategy thoughts

Clark Quinn

What is a social media strategy for outreach? I’m mentioning these as two of the most viable and visible tools for social media engagement. If an organization is on social media, and increasingly they should be, it needs to be interactive. There’s more that can be incorporated: blogs (I use twitter and my blog more than my facebook page, but I’m an individual not an organization). social strategyReally, it’s about demonstrating your thinking, your values, and background. Twitter. That, alone, however, is not enough. Facebook.

Competition Finalist 4: Top 10 Startup Social Media Curation Tools for Social Learning in the Workplace

eFront

is a one-stop shop for social media and content curation publishing. When you post on your topic page, you can easily share to your social networks including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Learnist is the latest social media curation tool for education , still in beta! You can use videos, blogs, books, documents, images, anything to explain how to learn something. Create Learning Boards on topics you understand and add learning by pointing to videos, blogs, images and documents on the web. This post was submitted by Duma Cornel Lucian.

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

So this is wild for me, first time I am a tour stop on a blog book tour! I've been an author on blog book tours but now I get to be a stop on a tour and I couldn't be happier to be a stop for my friend and prolific author, Jane Bozarth. Social Media for Trainers is a great book for understanding the ways to leverage social media to extend training beyond the traditional four walls. She starts with a basic description of social media and then covers all the biggies, Twitter, Facebook(online communities), Blogs, and wikis. Web 2.0

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

So this is wild for me, first time I am a tour stop on a blog book tour! I've been an author on blog book tours but now I get to be a stop on a tour and I couldn't be happier to be a stop for my friend and prolific author, Jane Bozarth. Social Media for Trainers is a great book for understanding the ways to leverage social media to extend training beyond the traditional four walls. She starts with a basic description of social media and then covers all the biggies, Twitter, Facebook(online communities), Blogs, and wikis. Web 2.0

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

As social technology growth continues to march on and dynamic learning grows to be the need of the day, it is little surprise that social media has now become an integral part of learning as well. Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. right into their courses and LMS. libraries.

Four roles for social media in workplace learning

Clive on Learning

I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. There is no question whatsoever that social media is transforming our personal and business lives. Whether or not l&d professionals or senior managers embrace social media doesn't really matter in the long run, because there is no turning back, only futile resistance. Here is where blogging can play a valuable role. Tags: social networking

Spreading the word with social media: 5 tips from a marketing professional

Kineo

My blogging year in the rear-view mirror

E-Learning Provocateur

As the year draws to a close, I like to reflect on my blog posts. The definition of Enterprise Social Network – An esoteric joke. blogging e-learning augmented reality content curation elearning fan engagement gamification GBL L&D learning styles research social learning social media UXIt’s never to late to comment! Where is L&D heading?

The 3 Social Media Things You Ought to Avoid

Clark Quinn

There are 3 egregious social media things you shouldn’t do, and the title is related to one of them. As context, because of this blog, I get occasional emails offering to write guest posts for me. However, the titles just didn’t sound like me: The Four Social Media Perversions You Should Capitalize On. Don’t offer guest posts that don’t match the tenor of the blog. It’s really bad social media behavior. social strategyAt least, that is, with me. Or at least are highly suspicious at this point. So: 2.

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

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. Blog this! And [.]

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Blogs. Blogging to teach others is common in the public domain, but not so within an organization. Category: Social Networking Platform.

Infographic: How To Recruit Top Talent Through Social Media

Mindflash

Social media may not be the be-all, end-all when it comes to finding the ideal employees to work for your business. > More infographics on the Mindflash blog. > Online Training Hiring recruiting social mediaBut when used properly, it can save time and money when you’re on the hunt. > Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Mindflash.

Practical Ways to Design Social Media Into Your Training Programs

Mindflash

There is a lot of talk about using social media in training or about social learning in the workplace, but frankly there is not a lot of action. Once you have your learning objectives, content, and a basic idea of what your activities will be, you can begin to make design decisions about what you can do in social networking tools, like Yammer. Start with Activities.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. Blogs, writing and reading. I know that blogs are not as hot anymore as they were 10 years ago, but for me they are still very important. I write this blog and I read lot’s of them. Here are some of the tools I use: I write this blog in WordPress. I love it.