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Social networking & the workplace

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What most do not realize is that “some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing. In this post, Clive Shepherd outlines four roles for social media in workplace learning (for further details please read his post!): Paul Adams summed the essential problem up nicely in “ Stop talking about “social ”. Social is not a feature.

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.

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.

Using Social Networking in Education

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Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. who have internet access use social networking technologies for blogging, chatting, online communities and more. How Schools Use Social Networking. ed tech social learnin

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

that’s powered by social and informal learning. Companies should couple social and informal. Social learning 21. STAFF FIND EXPERIENTIAL AND SOCIAL LEARNING. together using online social media tools. (16% vs 2%) FORMAL SOCIAL WORKFLOW. Social learning: over 50% more likely to use learning communities, in house social media and. Social.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi  ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment. Do you want to provide a social space for your people?

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.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Networks are the glue that connects us.

The Web 3.0 Social Network

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hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time. They fail to make optimum use of their social network because they don't know enough about its potential.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Social Learning

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. These tools give us a way to connect with people faster and more easily than ever before. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networkingBlog this! More about me here.

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). What are you doing with your students to help them use social networks so they work for them, not against? There are some more excellent infographics on Jeff Bullas’ blog  (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+), check them out.

Google+ … Room for another social network?

CLO Magazine

However, skeptics around the world question the potential of Google+ with the failure of Google Wave and competition from Facebook. Although Google+ is still in its early stages, its unique infrastructure – focused on distinguishing user groups – might be all that is needed for this network to rise above its competitors – including LinkedIn. Dhanji R. Ask A Gen Y

Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

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Does your employer / Institution have a policy for the accepted use, by staff, for how they can use Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare, YouTube, WordPress, etc)? Here a are a few I found; DePaul University – Social Media Guidelines: Social Media Working Group. SAP -  Social Media Guidelines 2009. Related posts: Presentation: ROI of Social Media.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. They could also do it as comments on a blog. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. They form a network of people via interactions, groups, etc. Being a network, they generally are a little harder for people to understand. However, they typically try to give a better sense of the person and make interactions more social. user can do this through posting to a threaded discussion quite easily.

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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. Do they want to get hits or recognition, do they want to build a social profile and/or ‘digital footprint’?

12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom

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This resource from Vicki Davis – “A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom” on Edutopia is a good starting point for planning the inclusion of social media in learning spaces. Vicki closes by saying something very similar to what I submitted to the Mobile Learning – “Improving Learning with Mobile Technology” eBook: “Social media is here.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. Today social media marketing has changed from meme generation, to promoted posts and tweets, image ads, and pay-per-click (PPC)  campaigns on big name social media sites. Facebook. LinkedIn. Share this on Facebook. Twitter.

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!

Introduction to Social Networking

Learning and Working on the Web

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface. tools are a form of social networking, but for this module we’re going to focus on “ego-centric&# social networks, those that are focused on individuals, as opposed to networks that build up around objects, such as Delicious, Flickr, Slideshare, etc.

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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Now, over 5 years later I’ve changed it (finally) and now use the same avatar across all networks. I’m still not sure if I’ll swap back, but for the moment I’ll stick with it. For me Twitter has … been somewhere I could share my thoughts and reflections, from this blog, to a wider audience. Some are re-tweets (RT), mentions, replies, etc.

How to focus in the age of distraction

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Blog – this is my reflection and review, where I write (and sometimes delete). Read – take time to read either journals, blogs, books, Kindle books. Being active in many networks (@cristinacost). Social Network Digital Detox Distance Learning eBook eBooks Email Facebook Google Mind Map Online Course Social Evolution Social Learning Social Media Twitter

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Do students understand their ‘digital footprint’ and how it can affect their employability?

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Last year I presented to a group of 1st year Business School students on the topic of their use of Social Media and Social Networking websites and how this could have implications on their employability. Presentation: Social Media & how (students) can survive online (2010). The sacked nun, a baby called Facebook and the story of the worlds most popular website.

#BYOD4L Day 2: Communicating, networking, and noise

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But communication is now enhanced, and sometimes replaced, by social tools like Facebook, Twitter, blogging, commenting, even Instagram or Vine. Facebook vs Twitter? Communication is big news. What you use says as much about you as the tools you don’t. The Twitter chat posed some serious questions which was tweeted and discussed at length. BYOD4Lchat hashtag.

Gearing up for #ALTC 2015

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Blog: www.dontwasteyourtime.co.uk. LinkedIn: David Hopkins. CMALT Conferences ALT ALTC Conference Google Learner Analytics Learning Analytics Learning Technologist Learning Technology LinkedIn Sketchnote Social Learning Social Media Social Network Twitterthink I may need to compare notes with someone who can get to some of the sessions I miss? .

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

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These people, who I’ve built my Personal Learning Network (PLN) around, have made me laugh, cry, think, reflect, criticise, critique, avoid, seek out, and generally strive to know more about myself. There is always something being shared or discussed or criticised; from blog posts to news to research to opinions to jokes and personal chat. SB: Thank you. What should you include?

The Future Role of Learning & Development

mLevel

With the growing availability of excellent training from companies like Lynda (a LinkedIn Company) and PluralSight, to name just a couple, it no longer makes sense for companies to invest in internal programs to teach these skills. Blogging Engagement Enterprise Events Learning Post Formats User Experience corporate training engagement enterprise learning learning mLevel trainingI’ve just returned from the ASU GSV Summit this week in San Diego, CA. The summit is THE event for Education Technology companies, practitioners, and investors.

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Social Media and Social Network Educational Infographics

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I am seeing and reading so many blog posts and tweets with someone trying to explain what is a Social Network, or what is a PLN/PLE. Which is why I couldn’t resist showing you these Educational Social Media Diagrams from the HubSpot Blog; This first one highlights, for those slightly confused about what exactly is Web 2.0, Presentation: ROI of Social Media.

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Maybe digital isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?

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Less than 1% gets to where it needs to get to in any other way than by electronic transfer – money to friends (bank transfer), documents to colleagues (emails, networks, Dropbox), sharing (tweets, blog posts, status updates, etc.). Hell, even a message home to say I’ll be late will be a Facebook message instead of a phone call! So much of what I do these days, and what I produce, is digital. Tweets, status updates, audio & video files, documents, reports, etc. Less Last week, for the first time in 20 years, I bought a vinyl LP. But what does this mean?

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Not to mention that just about everyone knows how to use Facebook or Twitter already, so in that sense they have prior knowledge. In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing. So I recently invited 14 community managers from around the world to rate the key factors that drive Yammer use in their respective organisations. They must lead by example.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. They all are.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Not to mention that just about everyone knows how to use Facebook or Twitter already, so in that sense they have prior knowledge. In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. The results are summarised in the following graph.

The Comparative Value of Things

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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. “For example, instructional designers are managing communities of practice, curating content, facilitating online discussion groups, organizing events and supporting of social media for learning. part 3).

Why do Universities use Social Media?

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Just how are Universities using Social Media, and how do they measure ‘success’ of the channel? haven’t heard or seen an adequate response to these questions yet, but this infographic does give a little hint of what is going on: Goals Behind Social Media Use – Click to enlarge. Over 4/5ths of Universities use social media to engage their alumni network.

Reflection on a presentation: Social Media and Social Network #SoMe

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Earlier this week I gave the following presentation to a groups of first year Accounting and Finance students: Social Media & Networks: How to survive online (or “your [next] employer is watching you”). You can read my full account on Pauline’s website: Florizel Media – Reflection on a presentation: Social Media and Social Network. YouTube

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Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. They all are.

Being active in many networks (@cristinacost)

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A post from Cristina Costa on “How I manage to keep active in so many networks” was one I read at the weekend that stopped me in my tracks and made me think “that’s it, that’s what I meant to say!” Simple … when someone questions your activity on blogs, Twitter, Google+, etc., And it takes equal effort to build your network.

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.

How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. started out very careful only connecting to people I knew really well, later I discovered that there is a value for looser a network as long as it is focused on a certain industry.

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. Planning.

Where I Get Blog Post Ideas

Experiencing eLearning

When I talk to people about starting a blog, they often state they don’t have anything to write about. They ask how I come up with ideas, especially when I’ve been blogging so long. have a long list of blog topics to help me when I’m in a rut. When you read an interesting article and want to share and comment, that can be a blog post.

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

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As I have some trusted friends and acquaintances on various Social Networks I thought I’d put a few suggestions out there and see what you think. 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 2.0behind an avatar any longer.

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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?

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.

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.0 #edcmooc

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will not be joining the Facebook group as I use Facebook  purely for family & friends – I keep work and Ed Tech passion to Google+, Twitter, and here on my blog. have also added my blog RSS feed to the ‘EDC MOOC News’ feed so this post, and any others with the #edcmooc hashtag in the title will be on the participant blog list. ” PS.

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