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Is LinkedIn still relevant?

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I have a LinkedIn account and profile – here it is: 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? Do you use LinkedIn to find out about people you encounter?

What Can eLearning Learn from Facebook?

eLearning Brothers

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.

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. 2011:  4.2

Can Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin GET YOU A JOB?


No social media tool is going to get you a job, unless social media is your business. Worse yet, social media might even turn them off you, so use these tools WISELY (especially, if you are looking for a job)! A BIG YES! Though, social media tools like Facebook , Twitter and Linkedin can make yourself (resume) more visible and attractive to job hunters out there, and increasingly they are using such tools to discover the real (virtual) you. THINK TWICE before Facebooking, Tweeting and Linkedining anything that you would not want your parents to know.

Book Review: “Using Social Media in the Classroom” #edtech

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Regular readers will know I have an interest in using, and understanding how we can use, Social Media and Social Networks with students and learning. It is also about using the different tools and techniques for learning and Social Media and Social Networks are a valuable source of learning materials from many different cultures and backgrounds. ” (p. 8).

Social Learning is here to stay!

Origin Learning

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.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Social Learning in an LMS. The goal of social learning is to get learners involved with the content and engaging with their peers.

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eLearning Content And Social Media

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearners to stay with you much more than 8 seconds and be engaged by your social media marketing (SMM) content. From a content marketing professional’s perspective, every eLearning platform should populate more than one if not all major social media platforms. As you jump hurdles and overcome issues in your social media deliveries, update your plan.

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

I do a lot of presentations where one of the topics is how to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. In most cases, I will ask for a show of hands: How many of you have a LinkedIn Account? How many of you actively use LinkedIn? How many of you get really high value from LinkedIn? - Now down to 2-5% I am continually surprised by this result ( Getting Value from LinkedIn ). can't remember how I could get things done without LinkedIn. And I consider knowing how to effectively use LinkedIn to be a core Work Literacy.

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. Facebook, is for me, the place I be me. If I don’t connect to you there, it’s not a reflection of you, it’s that I just don’t know you well enough to connect.  I can see a B2C company using Facebook, but that’s not me, so it’s not a biz place. Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. social

Use Linkedin to Collaborate with the Corporate World?


WHAT IS LINKEDIN? Today, Linkedin has over 90 million registered users , and the company is growing at a rate of around 3 million new people per month. Linkedin has already members in 200+ countries, and delivers around 1 billion pageviews per month ( Source ). WHY NOT USE FACEBOOK INSTEAD? UGLY Have you ever seen a Facebook junkie at work. What is going on?

Social Media Learning: how to integrate intellectual, working and human capital…

Origin Learning

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].

Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it

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Twitter ‘like’ option ), whether they’re free social systems or expensive VLEs (has anyone ever had timely updates to problems identified in Blackboard? How have also customised my own learning. I use my network ( PLN ) on social sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. My first car was a 1993 Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i, in British Racing Green (obviously). bought the whole set of JCG brushed aluminium door furniture (window winders, door pulls, etc.) At the same time as mod’ing my Mini I also started to work in web design. Months?

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. 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.

Facebook for e-Learning


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 in Universities (Infographic)

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Another great Infographic, this time on the ‘research’ (I use the term loosely) on the ‘Pros and Cons of Social Media in (Higher) Education’ Click here or on the image below for the full infographic highlighting how social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc). I do like the final section which actually highlights some of the benefits/successes and challenges that Universities will encounter as they try and implement a social media campaign. Related posts: Infographic: The Social Landscape. Are we addicted to Social Media?

Textbooks: paper or digital?

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eBook App Digital Learning Digital Learnscape Dropbox eBooks eReader eTextbook Facebook Infographic Kindle LinkedIn MOOC Social Evolution Social Learning Twitter YouTube what do you think” : read the discussion we had on the link. So, will they? I don’t think so, not any time soon at any rate. shame on you! readers from all over the world. 

Microsoft An Experiment In Social + Search + Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Microsoft launched a new network called – 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 “

Crash Course - Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning


Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning Website (Still Under Construction) Social Media & Web 2.0 Welcome to this ’Crash Course’ (still under construction) to get you started with social media and web 2.0 This presentation and site provides all the resources shared during the ' Social Media & Web 2.0 Isn't that what Social Media and Web 2.0 is all about?

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

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? I see two main reasons which I give below, but first.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have


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.

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.

Does your avatar matter?

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We all have an avatar on our social network accounts. At the time he was useful as few people used illustrations, favouring more social and personal photos. He was used everywhere, except LinkedIn. For LinkedIn I used a (slightly) more professional, but stylised, B&W photo. There’s a good reason, I don’t use Facebook for work or my professional activity.

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Developing Leaders in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

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.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

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. Let’s be honest.

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program


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. Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today 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. The Use of Social Networks for Corporate Recruiting. Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today 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. The Use of Social Networks for Corporate Recruiting.

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’?

What Social Selling Can Do for Your eLearning Business

eLearning Brothers

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.

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? By Dean Hawkinson. eLearning Blog

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!)." After recreating my online social network ( largely based on blogs from early 2000) in Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Quora, G+ was a chore.

Where would I be without Twitter?

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This is what I have let Twitter do for me, or rather this is how I wanted my network of connections to affect and effect my life. I do not see any other online network having anywhere near the impact or possibilities that Twitter has offered me – to me Facebook is for my family & friends, LinkedIn is still just an interactive resumé, Google+ is growing but still un-proven.

Reading: Digital Vertigo #digitalvertigo

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Digital Vertigo: how today’s online social revolution is dividing, diminishing, and disorientating us  by Andrew Keen ( @ajkeen ). Even though I’m only a few chapters in to the book already I’m realising my over-reliance and over-bearing interest in putting my work and family life online (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.) is not necessary. agree. SarahADowney.