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.
WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD
MARCH 8, 2012
I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment. Do you want to provide a social space for your people?
The Web 3.0 Social Network
Learning with e's
MARCH 31, 2010
I hope you enjoy it. :-) For many people the Social Web is simply far too complex to organise. Many of us have unwanted or unused Facebook, Myspace, Flickr or Bebo accounts 'out there' that we haven't visited or done anything with for a very long time. They fail to make optimum use of their social network because they don't know enough about its potential.
Social Learning Online: It’s Possible
OCTOBER 26, 2016
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.
The ultimate LinkedIn cheat sheet
JUNE 14, 2016
With Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn in the news, here’s a LinkedIn cheat sheet (from Leisure Jobs ) that will help you quickly create the perfect Linkedin profile, maximise your online visibility, build your contact list or get contacted about a new job. Social learningLeisurejobs.com.
In What order do you favor the BIG 4 Social Networks, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn? Chime in
JANUARY 18, 2012
In what order to you favor the Big 4 #SoMe Networks. 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.
4 Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn
JULY 5, 2016
Microsoft’s recent acquisition of LinkedIn has created ripples in the world of technology. I 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.
Social Media: Increase Your Visibility by Sharing Content via LinkedIn Pulse
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 9, 2015
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
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!)." Beyond that, however, social media is getting credit for things it’s merely flowing, not actually creating.
LinkedIn Connection Approach Rethought
OCTOBER 30, 2008
If you read my blog much, you know that I use LinkedIn quite a bit to help me find experts and expertise. You can see how I do this in my posts/screencasts LinkedIn Searching for Experts and Expertise and LinkedIn Answers to Get Help. And, I sometimes wonder what I did before I had LinkedIn as a resource. An individual's social network (online or offline) is divided into three groups: PANs = Potentially Active Network CANs = Currently Active Network FANs = Formerly Active Network I used to think of LinkedIn as containing exactly my CAN and FAN.
Google+ … Room for another social network?
JULY 22, 2011
However, skeptics around the world question the potential of Google+ with the failure of Google Wave and competition from Facebook. Although Google+ is still in its early stages, its unique infrastructure – focused on distinguishing user groups – might be all that is needed for this network to rise above its competitors – including LinkedIn. Dhanji R. Ask A Gen Y
Infographic: LinkedIn Bootcamp: Basic Training For The Personal Marketer
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
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 trainingClick image to enlarge).
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.
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 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
Infographic: LinkedIn Bootcamp: Basic Training For The Personal Marketer
MARCH 14, 2016
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.
How I use social media professionally
Challenge to Learn
MAY 30, 2011
Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. I actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. I started out very careful only connecting to people I knew really well, later I discovered that there is a value for looser a network as long as it is focused on a certain industry.
10 LinkedIn Groups for IT Professionals
MAY 31, 2013
You’ve updated your profile, added connections, followed companies, and garnered some endorsements and recommendations - what’s left for you to make the most of LinkedIn? Joining groups has many benefits, such as networking with industry leaders or getting feedback on ideas, but as an IT professional how do you know which LinkedIn groups are for you? Groups!
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 Network = Social Class?
OCTOBER 13, 2009
Anna Owens says "MySpace has one population, Facebook has another." Is your socio-economic status reflected in your favorite social networking software? Check out the full article Does your social class determine your online social network? And 37 percent of MySpace members earn less than $50,000 annually, compared with about 28 percent of Facebook users.
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. Some people are happy in their insular world where yesterday’s news is brought to you today by network news. Join LinkedIn groups and here’s the catch with joining any group… BE ACTIVE. Social media is perfect for networking.
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.
OCTOBER 2, 2007
I've run across a couple of interesting posts recently that seem to have spawned from a Business Week article - Scaling the Social Web. The article tells us that various players are adding social networking features to their sites: A broad array of online players, from major media companies like Viacom to e-commerce providers such as eBay, are adding networking features to their online destinations, letting users create detailed Web identities, connect with people over common interests, share content, and, above all, socialize. how is this new?
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! This learning approach can help to create networks and sustain them too.
5 Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out on LinkedIn
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
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.
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.
The changing Web
Learning with e's
AUGUST 24, 2012
Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. 2002) The Network Society. tools.
OCTOBER 4, 2008
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. How do we do this in the social network environment? Maybe this is partly design, but it's also how conversation, content spread across social networks.
3 Hidden Tools To Increase LinkedIn Lead Generation
SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
LinkedIn may lack the "cool" factor of Facebook and Twitter, leaving many to argue whether its platform holds the same power as its social networking counterparts. However, whereas Facebook and Twitter attempt to meet any and all needs of their consumers, LinkedIn has focused on the niche it knows best--professionals.
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 ).
ID and E-Learning Links (5/8/16)
MAY 8, 2016
The More People We Connect with on LinkedIn, the Less Valuable It Becomes. Many users are beginning to discover, however, that a larger number of social network connections may be less valuable than a smaller, more intimate circle. With an enormous collection of friends or followers on a network, you lose the benefits of intimacy, discoverability, and trust, all of which can work better when you have fewer connections. Bookmarks book list chunking freelance HTML5 independent consultant LinkedIn usabilityOne participant avoids “order-taker projects.”.
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
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].
Why I left Linkedin
JUNE 22, 2012
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. Blog e-Learning Social learningYou idiot!”