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Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy. Dense networks describe groups of individuals with a high level of interconnectedness. 11, 2001.

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.

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.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

As a workplace professional, I believe strongly in the value of sharing. I’m not talking about the monetary value of a social share (which business people are keen on doing ), but rather the less tangible value that comes from sharing knowledge, making an individual more productive, effective, and efficient. That’s true for the work community as well as in public networks.

How to Use Enterprise Social Networks to On-Board New Employees

Mindflash

One important way organizations can do this is to help new people “adjust” or “socialize” into the new organization. Organizational socialization goes back a long way, and includes fundamentals like helping new employees with role clarity, confidence in their ability to perform the work, social acceptance, and knowledge of how to navigate the organization. Traditional new hire training programs do not address these issues of organizational socialization. Enterprise social networks are certainly not a silver bullet.

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Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

While my sample size is probably too small to infer any significant differences among the factors, observation reveals a tiered arrangement. They must lead by example. At the next tier down, informal support resources have some importance. In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

While my sample size is probably too small to infer any significant differences among the factors, observation reveals a tiered arrangement. They must lead by example. At the next tier down, informal support resources have some importance. 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. The results are summarised in the following graph.

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.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. What are the new skills required for designing informal and social learning interventions for today’s workplaces? But only 10% walk the social talk!”. Karl Kapp.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

Two weeks ago Jane Hart wrote an article titled, Social Learning: to be or not to be? , in which Jane expresses her dislike of the term Social Learning (big S, big L).  That being said, I believe Jane’s first misstep occurs when she uses the term Social Learning (big S, big L).  Social media can be an accelerant for social learning, both in formal and informal settings. 

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. Take the Linux community for example. IMHO, a PDW is: “A community of engaged and passionate individuals working and collaborating towards a common cause, stretching themselves to achieve what often may seem impossible, viewing failures as learning and using the possibilities of a networked organization to the fullest.”

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Facebook Guide for Educators

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This guide, written in collaboration with many organisations including Apps For Good and the Gates Foundation, is “aimed at educators working with young people within schools, colleges, universities, work based learning, formal and informal learning settings.” Some real-world examples from which you can make your own assumptions. Social Media and the Classroom.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. think it’s held up rather well. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. Learning is social. Goethe.

Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?

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Examples include: Do … build a separate teacher page for your “teacher” presence. YouTube: Social networking sites have educational benefits. I’ll See You On “Facebook”: The Effects of Computer-Mediated Teacher Self-Disclosure on Student Motivation, Affective Learning, and Classroom Climate. Official citation for this article is: Souleles, N.

Create the digital image you want

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Whether you use the term digital footprint or digital image social identity or online profile or some variant, there is much discussion on and around how we portray ourselves online, and how those who access that see us. There are plenty of examples of online behaviour causing a great deal of personal tragedy or loss – I presented about it a few years ago. Post Responsibly.

Your Digital Footprint, your future

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I’ve spoken and written about social media and how we (ab)use it for personal and professional networks, and how it can take on a life of it’s own without any of us knowing about it. The best examples of social media or sharing/liking something gone wrong are often the one’s where someone has made a right royal muck-up. it does both as well as inform.

“I make, therefore I learn”

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From this exposure to social learning  and from the shared experience in helping Sue and Chrissi run the course I was privileged to be invited  to work with them again. Here is an example a sketchnote of Prof Stephen Heppell’s keynote. As a Learning Technologist I tend to make or create things. and that’s the ‘required’ stuff that an employer would see as my role.

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unesco: opportunities, threats & challenges of #mLearning #mlw2013

Ignatia Webs

Title of her presentation is: Aligning migration with mobility: female immigrants using smart technologies for informal learning show the way What follows are my live blogging notes, based on the slides shared by Agnes. review of language and communications curricula - taking account of opportunities for mobile-supported, situated, social learning.

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. wonderful example of the latter was provided by Spike in his session Look who’s talking! Simple: it’s a social network for people who are interested in scrapbooking and crafts. technology.

What Would You Require in a Social Network?

aLearning

Planning to implement a social learning network? Social Learning Network >> Profile Search. 2. Social Learning Network >> Social Learning Games. 3. Social Learning Network >> Photo & Image Uploads. 4. Social Learning Network >> Audio Uploads. 5. Social Learning Network >> Profile Viewing Log. 6. Social Learning Network >> Video Sharing. 7. Social Learning Network >> Video Chat. 8. What requirements do you have for it?

Where would I be without Twitter?

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And some are just banal observations for no other reason than Twitter was available and somewhere I can put a random thought, observation, rant, or other piece of useless information. . 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).

Book Review: “Organizations Don’t Tweet, People Do”

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You may think this a strange choice for a Learning Technologist to review – “Organizations Don’t Tweet, People Do: A Manager’s Guide to the Social Web”  by Euan Semple - but I’m reading this more out of my interest in Social Media and how we use it in our everyday (personal and professional) lives, rather than my interest in management styles or business process.

Online Social Networks Will Never Die!

eLearning Acupuncture

Have you ever sat down and given some thought about using an online social network in your teaching? Before online social networks were created questions like this really never came up. the information shared in the face-to-face exchanges were not archived so that they could be accessed 5 or 10 years later). Most humans have lived their social lives like this.

AutoTweet notes from your presentation, while you present #autotweet #backchannel

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Twitter is becoming an important tool for backchannel chat and information exchange in conferences, exhibitions, and classroom activities where perhaps email and/or discussion forums were used before. Related posts: Reflection on a presentation: Social Media and Social Network #SoMe. PowerPoint Presentation Social Media Social Network Twitter University 2.0

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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). Related posts: Presentation: Social Media & how (students) can survive online.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

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In the film they highlight one example, the UK shop ‘GameStation’ changed their T&Cs, for only a very short time, to include the text that you are signing away your immortal soul’ ! Related posts: Social Media for Staff: Legal Checklist. Social Media Policy. Social Network Ello Facebook Google LinkedIn Netflix Social Media Twitter Video YouTube

An Exploration of Social Networking

Learnadoodledastic

These are Blogs, wikis and tagging with the emphasis on social bookmarking. learning network i am attempting to use the web 2.0 technology that fosters and encourages 'social networking'. Social Networking The most obvious examples of Social Networking sites are ' facebook ' and ' myspace ' and both are quite obviously about socializing.

Why Twitter is so powerful

Learning with e's

The same applies of course to any other social networking tool, but unlike Facebook for example, Twitter contains very few distractions. Twitter quite simply connects you with people who are interesting, informative or humourous. For me, the value of Twitter is in tapping into its social critical mass. There are two types of people in the world. some people ask.

#LAK11 analyse your learner/worker interactions with SNAPP to increase #elearning outputs, pedagogy and #performance

Ignatia Webs

SNAPP is a software tool that allows users to visualize the network of interactions resulting from discussion forum posts and replies. The network visualisations of forum interactions provide an opportunity for teachers to rapidly identify patterns of user behaviour – at any stage of course progression. will take Moodle as an example: Moodle Visit a Forum in Moodle.

Social Networking: As Easy as Pie

ID Reflections

While we all know it is imperative today to network in order to keep up with the changing trends and shifting paradigms, to a new comer into the arena of social networking and the virtual world, the reality can hit hard. The best example is of course the way Twitter is used today. Tags: collaborative learning social networking sites

Social Networks

Clark Quinn

This week we looked at Social Networks. Here are some thoughts on this topic, especially thoughts around social networks for learning. Starting with Social Networking was a blessing and a curse. Social networks have a tendency to be a bit messy. Virginia Yonkers told us - I would like to know how to manage the information flows in social networks. have been part of Ning groups before, but find it overwhelming, very quickly because there seems to be multiple inputs for information. Another question / comment.

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Beyond enterprise social networks – which are hardly universal and face substantial challenges of their own – UGC in the broader sense is beset by concerns about content quality, accountability, organisational culture, job security and power dynamics. OK, a missing link in this solution is a social forum. And yet… the world is changing. What should Ron do?

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Are You Sharing Global Information?

CLO Magazine

Organizational silos often inhibit employees from easily accessing global intelligence, and the larger the organization, the more likely it is that critical information is not being shared. For instance, someone working in the office of regulatory affairs in Japan may be a local subject matter expert, but a colleague in another office who needs such information doesn’t know that expertise exists. The CLO has to manage all of the global knowledge coming in and make it available to those who need the information to succeed. For example, Brand B brought in a U.S.-based

What is a Learning Technologist (part 5)?

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This means understanding the strategies that underlie diverse possibilities for learning, both formal and informal, traditional and nontraditional, online and print and face-to-face and virtual.” “For example, instructional designers are managing communities of practice, curating content, facilitating online discussion groups, organizing events and supporting of social media for learning. Blogging Discussion Board eAssessment eLearning Facebook Google Learning Technologist LinkedIn Social Learning Social Media Social Network Twitter Web 2.0

Building Informal Learning Habits

CLO Magazine

Short but disciplined upfront planning can help employees identify opportunities for informal skill development throughout their normal work day. Technology and the business environment are changing so quickly, structured training has by necessity taken a back seat to informal learning as the dominant approach to workplace development. “Our company is ambitious.

How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Dan Pontefract had a great post on TrainingWreck about the inadequacy of the Kirkpatrick model in a world where learning is increasingly collaborative and networked. Increasingly, learning is migrating from events (think “workshop&# ) to processes (think “social learning&# ). We already know many ways to make networks more effective. Network analysis.