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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.

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. 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. And I use IFTTT to send blog announcements to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. I’m not a big user of Google Plus, but if IFTTT did have that as a recipe, I would post there too. Some are more closed on LinkedIn, I have friends and colleagues, don’t use Facebook, etc.

Social Media for Staff: Legal Checklist

Dont Waste Your Time

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. social media policy makes staff aware of their responsibilities, and defines social media broadly to include new technologies and mobile devices.

Social Media: Increase Your Visibility by Sharing Content via LinkedIn Pulse

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

One of the more obscure features of LinkedIn I have come to love is Pulse, which gives you access to industry professionals and global leaders in a variety of fields. You "follow" them, much like you would on any social media platform. To access Pulse, log into your LinkedIn account and choose  Interests > Pulse. LinkedIn Social Media

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

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? The social media technology just facilitates the connection.

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

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

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!)." Beyond that, however, social media is getting credit for things it’s merely flowing, not actually creating.

The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

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. What do you use to manage the content from your social media stream?

Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

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. Just like I am blogging now to delve into how I’ve learned from social media and my PLN.

Growing Use of Social Media in Education

LearnDash

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. online learning social learning

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.

Is LinkedIn still relevant?

Dont Waste Your Time

I have a LinkedIn account and profile – here it is: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/davidmhopkins. 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? 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? Note: I don’t use the LinkedIn Premium. from Sue Beckingham.

sense-making with social media

Learning and Working on the Web

LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. As Donald notes, sharing and posting on social media are weaker forms of learning than longer form blogging can be. Using social media for learning requires an understanding of how each tool or platform can support your own sense-making. archive with Diigo social bookmarks. It means being social in our work.

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.

Social media for trainers – a review

Clive on Learning

As I have been travelling east and west across the UK this week, I’ve been taking a look at Jane Bozarth’s Social Media for Trainers on my Kindle. Social media for trainers isn’t really aimed at people like me, even though I’m seriously engaged with social media and, at least some of the time, I qualify as being a trainer. reviews social media

Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

You can contact her via LinkedIn or Twitter. Thanks to social media we have some great suggestions for how you can continue to develop your skills for free! Let us know how you use Twitter, and if you’re new to this social media platform – ask your questions in the comments section. Liz Sheffield is a freelance writer with a background in training and development.

Social Media in Universities (Infographic)

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

Social Media & eLearning: Two Peas in a Pod

OpenSesame

A year ago if you were to ask if I see any commonalities between social media and elearning I would respond with, “absolutely not - they’re total opposites.” On the other hand, social media is used for connecting with family and friends, posting photos and making status updates. Connecting via LinkedIn: Some people reference LinkedIn as the “workforce” Facebook.

How to: Display Open Badges on your LinkedIn profile

Dont Waste Your Time

Here’s a short ‘how to’ guide on displaying your Open Badges, or a Mozilla backpack, on your LinkedIn profile. Login to your LinkedIn account, and go to the edit profile interface. LinkedIn will parse the details to the link, hopefully pick up one of the badges and use this for the display. You? . How about this … ? Save your edits and check the results.

Crash Course - Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning

ZaidLearn

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 WELCOME! for learning and teaching.

Using Social Media for Learning: Tools & Practices #BHsocialmedia

Learning Visions

Tom Werner, Chief Research Officer, Brandon Hall [link] LMSs are adding social features – including RSS feeds, peer ratings of content. Social media allow: Conversations to continue after training Peer-to-peer interaction in groups – so learners can continue to learn Find individualized answers (by approaching instructors and fellow learners) Share your own content Makes training more efficient Can shorten formal training, because the conversation continues. Social media communities can now create communities for external learners – customers, resellers, technicians.

Social Media: Searching for Work on LinkedIn

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The answer for me has two parts:  I have a strong LinkedIn profile.   In this series of articles, I'm going to share some of my LinkedIn job-hunting tips with you. Strong LinkedIn Profile. You must have a strong LinkedIn profile. Most companies use LinkedIn to check out applicants. However, on LinkedIn I usually do 90% business.

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? Related posts: Presentation: Social Media & how (students) can survive online. Click to view full Infographic]. 2011:  4.2 What do you think?

Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

You can contact her via LinkedIn or Twitter. Thanks to social media there are ways you can continue to develop your skills for free! In this post, I’ll share the opportunities to learn and develop your skills by using LinkedIn. The discussions and resources on LinkedIn provide the eLearning community with resources, a network, and encouragement. Groups to join.

Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

More and more often we meet trainers and facilitators who are working mainly face-to-face and would like to use the opportunity of social media to facilitate more online because it may enhance the quality of your trajectory. Social media form an integral part of the learning trajectory. How central will social media be? His blog post is worth a read.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. 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?

Infographic: LinkedIn Bootcamp: Basic Training For The Personal Marketer

Mindflash

LinkedIn is the proverbial dark horse of social media: we all know it’s there, but few of us use it to its full potential. With just a little bit of effort you will see how the powerful social site can help you market yourself and your business far more than you imagined. Online Training LinkedIn Marketing social media training

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Matrix

20% of learning happens through others, coworkers and managers alike, each time we seek or give feedback, attend one-to-one meetings or proactively learn through teams or professional networks (social learning). This post will focus on the middle part of the 70:20:10 model, social learning, and especially on the relationship between social learning and social media. Social learning means people. That's social learning at work: we learn new things that will help solve problems by watching others and by asking them to give us a hand.

Social Media: Reinforce Your Brand

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Matt Sullivan    How do you determine if someone is a consumer of social media? Would you know a social media consumer if you saw one? if you're reading this, you are a consumer of social media. Social platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook let you move content toward those who need it.  So if you have a message, how can you make social media work for you? Create a Social Media Indentity. The first step in a social media plan is to establish a presence for you and your brand.

Competition Finalist 4: Top 10 Startup Social Media Curation Tools for Social Learning in the Workplace

eFront

Scoop.it is a one-stop shop for social media and content curation publishing. When you post on your topic page, you can easily share to your social networks including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Learnist is the latest social media curation tool for education , still in beta! Mentormob is a social media startup curation tool who make learning online free and accessible to the entire world. SymbalooEdu is a social media curation tool, great resource for teachers. This post was submitted by Duma Cornel Lucian. 1.

Social Media: Searching for Work on LinkedIn, Part 2

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Sally Cox    We have previously explored the importance of having a  strong LinkedIn profile. Your profile is really the key here so if you haven't yet updated and beefed up your LinkedIn profile, I suggest you go back and read through the article before moving forward. Get the free LinkedIn Jobs App. Below is an overview of the LinkedIn Jobs App.

Social Media: Gathering LinkedIn Recommendations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Sally Cox    My colleagues know that I am a fanatic about LinkedIn. It's my top source for work; and when I hear people complain about it, I always think, "What could I do to help them strengthen their LinkedIn profile?" " One of the most powerful features of LinkedIn is the ability to collect recommendations on your profile. Social Media

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

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. Maybe I use too many of them. think it works great.

New Feature! Login Using Social Media Sites

DigitalChalk eLearning

With this new feature, you can allow students to login by simply connecting Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ to your organization. Check out how to connect to LinkedIn here. The student can click on one of the social media icons on the login screen (after you have set it up) and connect their social media profile to your organization on the DigitalChalk platform.

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10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is an aggregate of many social media technologies in one platform. Listing is alphabetical.).

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. But none have been so well presented as this story I found (through Pauline Randall / Florizal Media ) this morning. Related posts: Can your boss ask for access to your social media accounts? Do you? What do you think?

The Value of Social Media in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Over the last 10 years, the world of social media has grown substantially and influenced nearly every aspect of life. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+ have become our go-to tools to catch up on the news, gossip, and the lives of our friends and family. How can you maximize social media to find the latest eLearning trends and tips?