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Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. This is a more manageable approach for dealing with the humongous amount of incoming data that social networks generate. It’s quite clear to me now how social networks could influence learning by: Providing a digital space for free expression about the work and workplace.

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? have seen that early attempts to bring social networking inside companies as a work tool have failed.

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

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. It’s in areas of the company such as knowledge management, innovation, communication, and better integration with the supply chain.” 1. Paul Adams summed the essential problem up nicely in “ Stop talking about “social ”. Formal learning.

The Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

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.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

And OTS courseware won’t refer to company policies, address unique. overarching principles that guide the company’s direction. take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. Secret 4: Socialize the Learning with Others. Social learning can increase engagement, stimulate discussion, and establish credibility in. goals.

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. Facebook vs. LinkedIn for Professional Social Networking. Fig 9: BeKnown Company Pages.

Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

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 networking.  less big companies, for more than 20 years.

Facebook misuse: staying ahead

Dont Waste Your Time

27% monitor employee use of social media: define monitor? Or is it monitoring by following and ‘friending ‘on each network. Perhaps this is also linked to the next statistic … 45% have no social media policy. Related posts: You know when you've been Facebook'd. Social Media Policy. What about you, do you agree?

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

1Why Your Company Will Need to. For many companies, the. when a company launched in 2004 can reach. years (Facebook). Companies want to: 7The way we communicate has changed. of millennials see their company’s review. Address the Desires of Millennials 9General Electric has been one of the companies. employee’s network.” happening now. If the.

Where would I be without Twitter?

Dont Waste Your Time

Been followed by 7, 145 other people, organisations, etc. (I’ve also blocked a large number of inappropriate or spam accounts, including , for example, taxi companies in places I’ve never been). mine – despite the feeling of ownership or control over my / our network, we ought to remember it’s not, nor will it ever be. Only had two avatars.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

For example, informal learning happens effortlessly when people: Read a statistic or story on Facebook or another social media network. Peruse someone’s profile on a social media site. Become knitted into a company’s culture by attending work-related social events. Humans used to learn primarily informally, or socially. Networking – 30%.

Learning and creating knowledge in social networks

George Siemens

Networks are the underlying structure for knowledge, learning, and society. We live in networks. When a company has a failed product launch, networks and connections can explain why. When a company, such as Microsoft or Blackberry, fails to capitalize on an emerging market, networks can describe what happened. When a political party fails at the polls, networks can provide insight into lack of resonance with voters. Knowledge can be defined through a network lens. We experience them daily. As can learning.

How to focus in the age of distraction

Dont Waste Your Time

Switch off: for too long I’ve had the TV on at home in an evening whilst reading, writing, blogging, tweeting, etc. I now quite like the quiet, but still miss ‘some’ noise so have moved the stereo so I can have the iPod plugged in and keeping my company in the evening (once the kids are in bed and I can switch CBeebies off!). Being active in many networks (@cristinacost).

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

1Why Your Company Will Need to. For many companies, the. when a company launched in 2004 can reach. years (Facebook). Companies want to: 7The way we communicate has changed. of millennials see their company’s review. Address the Desires of Millennials 9General Electric has been one of the companies. employee’s network.” happening now. If the.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Dont Waste Your Time

Can we be as smart as Max Schrems as interrogate these companies on exactly what data they hold on us, and how they use it (and delete it, or not)? Related posts: Social Media for Staff: Legal Checklist. Social Media Policy. Social Network Ello Facebook Google LinkedIn Netflix Social Media Twitter Video YouTube But how can we do so safely?

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.

The Future of Search (video) #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

I came across this excellent little video on The Guardian website (via Flipboard): “The future of search … made simple – an animated guide” “How will new mobile phones, technology such as Google Glass – the wearable gadget that searches for whatever we look at – and social networks like Facebook and Twitter influence our searches? Web 3.0

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

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!

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

company’s strategy, or their colleague the several ways they are. LinkedIn post, Feedback is the Killer. link] companies-are-changing-the-dreaded-performance-review [link] annual-performance-review-is-going-extinct [link] annual-performance-review-is-going-extinct [link] programs/~/media/DF1C11C056874DDA8097271A1ED48662.ashx. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. steps?

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.

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

Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. I’m happy to share my opinion with them (borne from my experience), but thus far I have been cognisant of the fact that I haven’t cross-checked my ideas against those of others in the corporate sector. The front runner is business champions.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. I’m happy to share my opinion with them (borne from my experience), but thus far I have been cognisant of the fact that I haven’t cross-checked my ideas against those of others in the corporate sector. 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. enterprise 2.0

Should employers ask for access to a (potential) employees Social Media account?

Dont Waste Your Time

There have been many stories recently about employers asking for access to an employees, or a potential employees, social media (Facebook) account. This time it’s written superbly from the perspective of the employer who is (reluctantly) asking to view potential the Facebook account of  those people he’s interviewing for a position. hereby (fictionally) resign.

5 Reasons Your Company Needs to be Using Video

Visual Lounge

If you have experts retiring or moving on from your company, have them record workflows and best practices so that undocumented processes are not lost. If you’re looking for inspiration, see how Virgin Media is using video to retain knowledge at their company. Whether company-wide meetings or customer calls, you could be capturing them with video. Record meetings.

5 Companies Likely to Buy Coursera

LearnDash

Similar to Facebook, I think we can reasonably expect the user growth to incrementally increase as the “wannabees” drop out or are gobbled up by competitors. Nothing is really “free” (just look at modern day Facebook or YouTube as an example). Coursera was launched in April 2012, and one year later boasts 3.2 million users. Heck, in 2006 they bought 18!

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. The article tells us that various players are adding social networking features to their sites: A broad array of online players, from major media companies like Viacom to e-commerce providers such as eBay, are adding networking features to their online destinations, letting users create detailed Web identities, connect with people over common interests, share content, and, above all, socialize. how is this new?

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. 

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. This weekend I read an old but interesting post on LinkedIn strategies. It divides LinkedIn users in four categories: Lions, will connect to anybody.

The drama of Facebook

Learning with e's

The world''s largest and most successful social network, Facebook - celebrated its tenth anniversary in February 2014. billion users , and valued as the third richest company in the U.S., Facebook is a social phenomenon that cannot be ignored. One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect.

Connecting Companies and Markets

Learning and Working on the Web

Management in the Network Era: It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured. As markets get more connected in the network era, and intangible services dominate, more business value will be created through innovation, not process improvement.

Enterprise Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Do consumer social networking sites like Facebook have a place inside corporations? They found that 23% businesses block access to Facebook. One third view Facebook as a major source of lost productivity. Many others view Facebook as a security risk. On the other hand, Andrew McAfee of Harvard Business School writes about one company , Serena Software, that has chosen to make Facebook its company intranet site. Udutu leverages the Facebook platform to give users a LMS without the need to make a capital investment.

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I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Social connectedness is essentially a measure of how people interact and to what end. Through experience, they’ve developed their own networks consisting of connections that span across organizational bounds. Such networks are characterized by influence, not authority. Not long ago, social connectedness ended at the boundary of the organization, or not far from it.

4 Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn

CommLab India

Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn has created ripples in the world of technology. believe the deal between Microsoft and LinkedIn could have 4 major implications for the corporate world. Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn could lead to the integration of LinkedIn, SharePoint, Yammer, and Excel, resulting in the emergence of a comprehensive talent management platform.

Pinterest, what’s the fuss?

Dont Waste Your Time

In the fast-paced world of Internet start-ups and social media companies Pinterest has been around for a couple of years already. “a pinboard-styled social photo sharing website that is designed for users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies and more.” But, what is Pinterest ? ” Does that make sense? Web 3.0