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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.

Informal Learning

CourseArc

While formal training plays a tremendous role in improving learners’ competencies, most real learning occurs on the job through informal knowledge sharing, coaching, and direct observations. Thus, informal learning is now becoming an indispensable part of a blended learning solution. So, how can eLearning professionals include informal learning in their training curriculum?

5 Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out on LinkedIn

OpenSesame

According to this year’s 2015 Content Marketing Institute (CMI) Report , LinkedIn is not only the most used form of social media for B2B marketing but is also rated as the most effective social media platform. In an age of social media overload, it is easy to get lost in the mix so we’ve put together 5 quick tips to make your business stand out on LinkedIn: Add Video Content. While adding written content is important, featuring videos on your LinkedIn page provides more engaging material. Join & Participate in LinkedIn Communities. Create a Showcase Page.

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

Dont Waste Your Time

As I highlighted in my post from last year I have found Twitter the single most important source of information, events, research, back-channel, inspiration, and motivation I have even come across. Thinking about the people and organisations you follow on Twitter, how did you identify them as useful to follow for your personal informal learning? SB: Thank you. What should you include?

Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. Enter LinkedIn's Talent Brand Index. For LinkedIn this service could be a gold mine. Fig 1: Top 20 Talent Brands measured by LinkedIn's Talent Brand Index. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. What do you do?

Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning. spot the fakes, e.g. “managing informal learning”.

Pulling informal learning

Learning and Working on the Web

Informal learning is mostly Pull. Professional communities on platforms like LinkedIn abound. They are also more in control of who Pushes to them, through social networks and other sources of online information. It’s not that informal learning support is better than anything instructional design can deliver, it’s really a question of time. Informal Learning

Why I left Linkedin

Spicy Learning

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter,  Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. Is my information safe with them? Will my boss get to see my drunken photos?”.

Why I left Linkedin

Spicy Learning

A couple of months back I made the decision to delete my LinkedIn profile, a decision greeted with incredulity from all quarters. By “one”, Tom was referring to LinkedIn’s classification as a “social media” platform, lumped in with Facebook, Twitter,  Yammer, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster and the rest. Is my information safe with them? Will my boss get to see my drunken photos?”.

LinkedIn Updates: SPAM or Useful? It depends.

eContent

Assuming you now have 343 LinkedIn Connections, is your sole use of LinkedIn as an electronic Roledex , or have you learned to optimize your feed? Most people happily access new professional LinkedIn connection requests into their personal network, but if one actually browses the web to the LinkedIn home page, your personal updates / feeds almost feels like SPAM. The amount of information presented in your updates is akin to drinking from the firehose, and not very useful. Media 2.0 Web/Tech

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Looking for information on eLearning? Here are my favorite 8 places

Challenge to Learn

Places that get you started in eLearning or will give you more detailed information. Websites that have independent information on eLearning, tools, communities, things like that. They have a lot of articles published by themselves (and external authors like me), they have very active LinkedIn groups and they also have elearning feeds where they collect blog posts on eLearning. Not because they don’t give great information but because you have to become a paying member to benefit from their services. Learning elearning information eLearninglearning.

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. All that said, there is still a lot of information and learning that is legitimately unique to a given company. I’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. This is the perfect focus of a company’s L&D organization.

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Linkedin Inmaps, where are the Outmaps?

Challenge to Learn

I’m a big LinkedIn fan, I take part in groups and discussions, use it as my homepage on the web, network through it, have a premium account et cetera. LinkedIn recently added a new feature: the Inmaps. It’s a graphical representation of your LinkedIn network. You can zoom in and if you click on a dot it presents information on that person. InMaps linkedin

The War Between LinkedIn, Monster’s BeKnown, and BranchOut

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn shut off it's API (programming interface) to the hot new Facebook-enabled professional networks BranchOut and Monster's BeKnown. Here is what's happening: LinkedIn has now clearly validated the tremendous value of professional social networking - both to recruiters and to job seekers. The LinkedIn Connection. LinkedIn is too smart for this.

The War Between LinkedIn, Monster’s BeKnown, and BranchOut

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn shut off it's API (programming interface) to the hot new Facebook-enabled professional networks BranchOut and Monster's BeKnown. Here is what's happening: LinkedIn has now clearly validated the tremendous value of professional social networking - both to recruiters and to job seekers. The LinkedIn Connection. LinkedIn is too smart for this.

LinkedIn IPO - A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today LinkedIn announced its long-awaited IPO. What it is: LinkedIn positions itself as a social network for professionals ("professionals are defined as individuals with a career, built on distinctive qualifications") - which means they focus on those of us who work for a living. (As opposed to housewives, househusbands, college students, children, retirees, etc).

LinkedIn IPO - A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today LinkedIn announced its long-awaited IPO. What it is: LinkedIn positions itself as a social network for professionals ("professionals are defined as individuals with a career, built on distinctive qualifications") - which means they focus on those of us who work for a living. (As opposed to housewives, househusbands, college students, children, retirees, etc).

Top 3 Informal Learning Tips

Everything E-Learning

Do your employees struggle to keep up with all the latest trends, new data and constantly changing business information? Informal learning helps employees stay knowledgeable and ready for industry shifts. Want to initiate more informal learning in your organization? Use a flexible LMS that facilitates social and informal learning. Check out these tips! Start the trend.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

There is a lot of information flowing through twitter at any given time by any number of people. Join LinkedIn groups and here’s the catch with joining any group… BE ACTIVE. You may think this is an oddball choice – but a lot of L&D peeps hang there and a lot of good information is being curated. LinkedIn is the obvious starting point. Walk the talk ? Boring !

Fortune + App + LinkedIn = Bust

eContent

As many of my long time readers know, I've been high on LinkedIn for a long time. However, the latest partnership between Fortune and LinkedIn to develop a "marketing app" is a bust. The idea of an integrated database that combined the Fortune 1000 data plus LinkedIn sounded cool, but in the end delivered very little of value. Geo Search / 2. ATK Contacts.  4.

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How To Ace The Informational Interview

OpenSesame

While scouring the job market for a future full-time position, people often forget the value of the informational interview, especially for someone undecided about a field or unconfident about their resume. Though the informational interview won’t directly land a job, it certainly will help advance any job seeker’s search. What’s the difference between an informational interview and a traditional job interview? In the case of an informational interview, there’s typically no job opening. Getting an informational interview takes a bit of work. Interview

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I am copying a discussion we have been having on LinkedIn as a part of the Training&Development group. The discussion that evolved has been one of the most insightful for me and I thought it should be shared with those who may not at present be a part of the T&D group on LinkedIn. Gather and compile this information for reporting purposes. have found it to be very useful information and also something which can be practiced in your own organization. started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays.

Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. Enter LinkedIn's Talent Brand Index. For LinkedIn this service could be a gold mine. Fig 1: Top 20 Talent Brands measured by LinkedIn's Talent Brand Index. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. What do you do?

The Most PROVOCATIVE Shout-Outs From Today’s Learning Innovators

Learnnovators

In today’s scenario, with our renewed understanding of how people ‘learn’ (mostly informal, social, and less formal), this gains considerable significance. No social learning, no informal learning, nothing about connecting learning to the business. Now it’s about, “how quickly can I access/find the correct information. ” – Andrew Scivally. ” — Gene Levinson.

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

Dont Waste Your Time

have also customised my own learning. I use my network ( PLN ) on social sharing platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. want / like the informality of connecting with people through online networks – it’s become a standard to how I think, being able to take something and mould to my needs. Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause. 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.) Months?

A Dozen Ways To Promote Informal Learning

CLO Magazine

It happens informally, between employees and peer groups. Learning management systems and learning content management systems are the centerpiece for many learning departments, but most organizations are unaware that these systems have capabilities to support informal learning. Learning leaders can support informal learning within systems, but all solutions are not rooted in technology. What follows are 12 ways to engage a workforce in informal learning tactics. 1. Tailor information to each workers’ needs. Record informal learning activities.

Tin Can & Performer Support – “Just Enough – Just in Time – Just for Me”

Living in Learning

EPSS Performer Support informal learning learning shift LinkedIn performance support performer support SCORM Tin CanHave you ever explained something to someone who is either hearing it for the first time or is still trying to get their head wrapped around the concept? You know how they will nod slowly in seeming agreement while looking off into the ether and saying dreamily, “Yeah…” really, really slowly?” That far-off look is confirmation that they are indeed interested and yet remain clueless for the most part.

Curation: Making Sense of Digital Information

The Peformance Improvement

So much information; so little time. We are inundated with email, tweets, blog posts, Linkedin updates and comments, Facebook news feeds and messages, rss feeds, in addition to old-tech media like newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio.  It’s more than the human brain can comprehend. Technology allows consumers of information to also be curators of information.

Is Tin Can API Lipstick on the SCORM Pig?

Living in Learning

EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Performer Support Technology Experience API informal learning just enough just for me just in time LinkedIn performance support performer support social learning Tin CanLast week [October 25th] I had the distinct privilege of sitting in on the Tin Can API break-out session that was presented by Aaron Silvers of ADL. I’m not sure of his exact title, but his role was in a leadership capacity on the Tin Can API project. His business card says “the Beard”…and while that was accurate, I still don’t know his real title. Wow, was I wrong!

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They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. We share knowledge on Twitter, contribute to discussions on LinkedIn, read books, write blogs, comment on blogs, subscribe to industry magazines, share links to online articles, watch videos, and participate in MOOCs.

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Social Media for Staff: Legal Checklist

Dont Waste Your Time

For more information, including links to other resources, visit jiscleg.al/socialmedia. Social Network Facebook Google Guideline LinkedIn Social Media Twitter This is a great reference guide, from JISC Legal,  for universities, colleges and learning providers to consider in relation to social media use by staff.  Download here:  Social Media for Staff: Legal Checklist. socialmedia.

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Wesley points us to a post by Kevin Washburn “TMI! Because the brain has a do-it-yourself attitude toward learning.

Social Media for Informal Learning: Part 2

ATD Learning Technologies

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and similar common applications weren’t primarily designed for informal learning—and may not offer the most powerful and targeted uses of the media in this context. Click here to read full version

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Within that group, more than one-third either do not have a LinkedIn profile, or have fewer than 100 connections. This article discusses why LinkedIn is in a better position to invoke interest among enterprises.  .

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

LinkedIn’s Group feature offers interesting #wol possibilities since these can be kept Open or Private as per the group’s objectives. Since LinkedIn is a professional network, trolling is likely to be controlled. When is it most useful to use LinkedIn? wrote about the strategies and benefits of working out loud earlier here and here. Published on 08-Sep-2015.

Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

Facebook 1 Twitter 3 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 5 Pinterest 0 In our previous blog , we articulated how a judicious mix of instructor-led and online learning strategies will make your organization conducive for learning. In this section, we focus on how learning has pervaded every sphere of life in a manner that is informal and social. This goal is not a Utopian one. Let’s look at a scenario.

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

Origin Learning

“Breakneck speed” is a term that can best describe the explosion of data and information in the current digitally-disruptive era. What would your reaction be if you were informed that typically, 253 translators are needed to anticipate all the pairwise possibilities of translation work of 23 official languages of 27 member countries of the EU?What billion annually?What jm15S1QmOTw.