What Can eLearning Learn from Facebook?
JULY 27, 2016
In February 2016, Facebook celebrated its 12 th birthday. According to data released by Facebook, at the end of December 2015, there were 1.59 billion monthly Facebook users. If you look at how Facebook has grown, matured, and become part of our daily (if not hourly) life, there are tips, tricks, and insights that designers of eLearning can glean from Facebook’s success.
3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media
MAY 2, 2016
Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? I understand having a social media presence isn’t for everyone. However, I can see only 3 real reasons why a Trainer, L&D professional, Chief Learning Officer, Director, Manager, and all manner of L&D positions, wouldn’t professionally be on some form or another of social media. Seriously.
Social Learning is here to stay!
JULY 8, 2015
So, if Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest are not part of your vocabulary, then either you are living in isolation or you certainly do not belong to this era. Let’s dwell for a minute on social learning which has redefined the framework of learning in organizations, big and small! These are now perceived as mature technologies that are centric to social learning.
How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces
MARCH 22, 2015
” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today? THE QUOTE. THE JOURNEY.
Social Media Policy?
JULY 1, 2015
So what’s your social media policy? Facebook, is for me, the place I be me. I can see a B2C company using Facebook, but that’s not me, so it’s not a biz place. Oddly, I used to connect to almost anyone related to elearning on Facebook, but I realized that was a mistake. I determined that LinkedIn was where I should harbor professional connections, so I trimmed my Facebook connections down and offer most anyone connected to elearning to connect to me on LinkedIn. This is my social media learning strategy. social
Facebook for e-Learning
NOVEMBER 7, 2010
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!
Social Media Learning: how to integrate intellectual, working and human capital…
MARCH 10, 2016
In the context of learning, it’s apt to mention that the world is moving from exclusivity to inclusivity and it would do better to know and understand the new language in the making – social media learning or social learning (as per the ongoing debate by experts). Even LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, in one of his inspiring speeches, has said the sales narrative has changed. link].
Facebook as a Learning Platform
OCTOBER 15, 2007
Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. The most recent, which finally got me to post, was a Stephen Downes post - I'm Majoring in Facebook, How about You? The class has each student creating applications in Facebook and presenting to potential investors. Why is Facebook so hot right now? What is Facebook? and Multiple Social Networks ).
Developing Leaders in the Facebook Age
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
The impact of social media has complicated matters. How we connect — in person, through blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or through other methods of online collaboration — says more about us than we may realize. To develop leaders in the Facebook era requires that learning professionals create offerings to enable the proper mix of all these ingredients as well as help to ensure leaders can connect through multiple mediums. Beyond breaking down barriers and creating informal learning moments, social media adds a level of transparency to leadership.
Social Media vs. Social Learning
JANUARY 30, 2011
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-- By Dean Hawkinson. eLearning Blog
Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning. LinkedIn’s Group feature offers interesting #wol possibilities since these can be kept Open or Private as per the group’s objectives.
Questioning social media
Clive on Learning
AUGUST 2, 2011
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!)." After recreating my online social network ( largely based on blogs from early 2000) in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Quora, G+ was a chore.
What Social Selling Can Do for Your eLearning Business
DECEMBER 9, 2015
You may ask, what does social selling have to do with eLearning? Social selling is all about connecting with your prospective clients in a place they’re already spending time, actively listening to their needs, and providing information that is meaningful and doesn’t ask for anything in return. According to IBM, 55% of all buyers do their research by using social networks.
Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” With so many social elements making their way into our learning programs today, learning professionals are faced with the all too real decision of how many social facets should be included in their learnings before they become a distraction.
Microsoft So.cl: An Experiment In Social + Search + Learning
MAY 29, 2012
Last week Microsoft launched a new network called so.cl – pronounced ‘social’ – which is being discussed all over the web. It is described as “an experimental research project, developed by Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, focused on exploring the possibilities of social search for the purpose of learning.” Is it the next Facebook? Fox news says “So.cl
My professional use of social media and communication tools
Challenge to Learn
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. ELearninglearning is the one I use most intense, but there are more like ‘ Working smarter Daily ‘ Social media. I have a private Facebook account too, but I hardly use it.
Growing Use of Social Media in Education
NOVEMBER 10, 2013
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. LinkedIn. Facebook. online learning social learning
In What order do you favor the BIG 4 Social Networks, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn? Chime in
JANUARY 18, 2012
Twitter = 1; Google+ = 2; Facebook = 3 and LinkeIn = 4. Today I’m having a little fun asking my friends on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ to share in what order they favor the big four Social Networking sites out there. As you can see by my tweet at the top of this post, for me it’s Twitter first, Google+ second, Facebook third and LinkedIn last. I will be keeping an eye on the replies I get to my Tweet and list them here via a cool Social Media app called Storify. Social Media , Twitter , Google+ , Facebook , LinkedIn.
Top Social Learning LMS Features
JANUARY 27, 2016
In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? Here is what we found: What’s Going on with the Social Learning LMS? Proof of Change?
How to Post Animated GIFs on Social Media Networks
AUGUST 30, 2016
Understanding how animated GIFs behave differently on each social media network can take some trial and error for social media marketers. Facebook. 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). LinkedIn. Twitter.
Social networking & the workplace
JANUARY 18, 2013
Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done! Paul Adams summed the essential problem up nicely in “ Stop talking about “social ”. Social is not a feature.
The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning
AUGUST 23, 2016
The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons. What is Social Media? Wikipedia has a good detailed definition of social media. Find content curators.
Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social
MARCH 26, 2015
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.
Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative
Your Training Edge
APRIL 30, 2014
If you were asked to name the top three current trends in business in general, my guess is that “social” would make the list. To say that social media has flipped the business world on its head isn’t an understatement—from product development to marketing to customer relations and beyond, tools like Facebook and Twitter have completely changed how companies function. Web 2.0
Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.
MAY 4, 2011
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. Go take a peek.
Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.
MARCH 13, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. Twitter gets a bad rap. Blog this!
Smarter Uses for Social Media
JUNE 6, 2013
Did you know someone joins LinkedIn every second? 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. 2) Social Learning.
Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. As I see colleagues and friends and peers still struggling to comprehend how to use social media for “learning” and often expressing skepticism, I thought I’d share my journey in brief. This is also a journey back in time for me to trace my own learning pathway through the maze called social media.
How Can Social Learning Spice Up Your Existing Learning Strategy?
JULY 11, 2016
In this article, I will touch upon what social learning is and the reasons why you should adopt it. How To Use Social Learning To Enhance Your Existing Learning Strategy. The advent of social media has provided experts in the Learning industry with more food for thought with regard to creating better and effective learning solutions that leverage on collaborative learning.
The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning
AUGUST 30, 2016
Social media is what you make of it. We discussed this in the previous post on the pros of social media. Today we’ll look at the cons of social media and the potential impact they have on you, your job, and our industry. Cons of Social Media: Too Much Noise. Throw in the additional correspondence via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and that’s a ton to parse.
The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
View all posts by Michael → ← My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content Development Not Everyone is a Social Customer → Download Free Whitepaper The Top 10 Pitfalls of End User Training – and How to Avoid Them Given the current state of the economy, businesses large and small are looking for ways to improve productivity while maintaining quality.
Blending social and mobile
AUGUST 16, 2011
This is part 2: Blending social and mobile. The term “social learning” – along with “informal learning” – has been bandied about for a couple years. Social learning is focused on the learning that people do by interacting with each other online – the informal exchanges that happen in social networking sites, blogs, online discussion groups, etc. Twitter), LinkedIn, etc.
Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)
JUNE 3, 2015
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? Facebook.
Don’t Be Lazy With Social Learning
ATD Learning Technologies
APRIL 5, 2016
The hype surrounding social learning can sound like an old carnival hawker at times. Social learning: The tonic to ease your troubles! It’s easy to understand why people would want social learning to be the miracle cure. Enter Social Learning. Then social elements came along, beginning with social networking. It seems like the perfect solution, right?