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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?  It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. And, of course, this is my blog, for deeper reflections. Like this.  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.  A stealth mentor, as I like to call it ;). This is my social media learning strategy. socialIn fact, such a policy really is part of your personal knowledge mastery.

#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. A key attraction of these technologies is that they are inherently participatory.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

One of those social media users is bound to be in your industry so it’s time to get smarter about how we use social media to connect to followers, members, prospects, thought leaders, and board members. Recently, Maddie Grant at Social Fish presented on the topic of engagement in online communities. This is where social media (abbreviated SM) comes in super handy!

Countering Social Media Fatigue (SoMeFat)

Learning Visions

In these days of Social Media, many of us live increasingly in the public eye. And I don’t bother with the selective status updates, although I could.) I love Social Media. I’ve connected and learned more through these tools than I ever dreamed of… But…it has its drawbacks. 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. How are you using social media with training in your organization? eLearning Blog

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.

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

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.

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. I see I’m not alone ( here and here ) in being a little less inclined. Good centuries-old social networking. It’s important to recognise the role of social media in facilitating social learning in the workplace.

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.

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. Most of the time a smarter use of media may help. A lot of times, social media don't solve the underlying learning disabilities. Hence work on social media AND the practices is needed. Social media stimulate us to live and work in an ever increasing pace.

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 joined about 10 minutes late, so missed a bit!) Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer, Brandon Hall [link] LMSs are adding social features – including RSS feeds, peer ratings of content. Social media can reach different audiences: New employees and recently trained can now connect with each other Expert employees who got missed by training – now have a way to contribute and can become mentors and coaches. Polls, blogs, search (similar to chrysler).

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

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. Social media form an integral part of the learning trajectory. How central will social media be? His blog post is worth a read.

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. I’ve always considered this an example of “e-learning&# because – if you do it right – you are educating people. Social Media Club. Bubble O’Bill. • 7 Australian Social Media Examples & Case Studies. Social Media Marketing Industry Report. Social Media 101. Social Media Today.

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.

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.

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

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. 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 Strategy thoughts

Clark Quinn

What is a social media strategy for outreach?  Here is some thoughts about how that maps out in two areas: Facebook, and Twitter.  I’m mentioning these as two of the most viable and visible tools for social media engagement. More important than the first idea is to ‘be’ an entity.  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 strateg

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

eFront

Scoop.it 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. Scoop.it Scoop.it Business. 3.

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. Thus: 3.

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

Social Learning

While Cisco’s success may be partly attributable to the ability of social media to effectively eliminate distance, you don’t need to be a multi-national to reap the benefits.  So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0 Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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. Here’s our latest infographic, which describes which tactics work best — and why. >  More infographics on the Mindflash blog. >  Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Mindflash. Online Training Hiring recruiting social media

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