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Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. This is a more manageable approach for dealing with the humongous amount of incoming data that social networks generate. It’s quite clear to me now how social networks could influence learning by: Providing a digital space for free expression about the work and workplace.

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? I have seen that early attempts to bring social networking inside companies as a work tool have failed.

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

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

Learning Cafe

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?

Your Network is Calling

Tom Spiglanin

Much has been said about the benefits of a personal learning network, or PLN. Uncharacteristically, I responded to the email from Facebook about my 99 missed notifications. One of my valued network friends posted on Twitter that I was missed, and that I was missing a chat I used to regularly attend. People seem to confuse networks with groups. It was a welcome reminder.

The Web 3.0 Social Network

Learning with e's

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.

Using your Enterprise Social Network for Social Workplace Learning

Jane Hart

Online workshop takes place 14 July – 15 August 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast or Chatter to provided the infrastructure for collaborative working in the business. Social learning

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Can organisation-wide social networks capture tacit knowledge?

The eLearning Nomad

Yet, organisations’ social networks are based on the presumption that conversations is all we need. There is a misconception that tacit knowledge can be ‘disseminated’ across an organisation through passive means like packaged e-learning modules , discussions in social forums, or webinars. However, we would fool ourselves if we would believe that anything ‘social’ will now suddenly be deep as well. Providing a social network to your staff and contractors doesn’t necessarily mean the less-experienced will learn from your champions. Spread the word!

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Social Learning

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. Instead, they might want to help us build, maintain, and exploit a large network of weak ties. Blog this! More about me here.

10 tips for managing your time on social networks

Jane Hart

I spend a lot of time connecting with colleagues and contacts in my professional network in social networks. Social learning As I have explained in a previous post this is an essential way for me to keep up to date with what’s happening in the learning world. I also mentioned how over the years I’ve developed a [.].

Why your Enterprise Social Network is your most valuable social learning platform

Jane Hart

In the workplace, social learning comes through social collaboration. Social learning is a natural everyday phenomenon; simply put, we learn from our colleagues as we work with them. For this reason the new enterprise social platforms (like Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) that underpin social collaboration are your most valuable social learning platforms.

10 ways to use an Enterprise Social Network for Social Learning

Jane Hart

Today, I’m at the Learning Technologies 2016 conference and I’m going to be talking about how to use an ESN (Enterprise Social Network) for Social Learning Many organisations now have an ESN – and although they might not be using it as effectively as they could, you don’t actually need another social learning system but […]. Social learning

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. Social Network Examples are Ning and KickApps. They form a network of people via interactions, groups, etc. Being a network, they generally are a little harder for people to understand. However, they typically try to give a better sense of the person and make interactions more social. Some thoughts I have about why we might adopt threaded discussions / forum software vs. adopting a social network solution.

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Enabling and supporting workplace learning on your Enterprise Social Network

Jane Hart

Next public online workshop takes place 29 September – 31 October 2014 Many organisations have now adopted an Enterprise Social Network like Yammer, Jive, Socialcast of Chatter to underpin collaborative working int he organisation. Social learning

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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.

The big myth of social networking

E-Learning Provocateur

A little while ago, someone tweeted his awe of the fact that over 600 million people are connected to each other on the one platform, ie Facebook. Whether Facebook adds anything to the equation is questionable. Madonna has a Facebook page – well, I think it’s her. This got me thinking, are all these people really “connected&# …? Take Madonna for example.

Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy. The effect of these networks on culture and learning can be significant, as they improve the speed and efficiency of information exchange.

Google+ … Room for another social network?

CLO Magazine

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

Can Social Networks Replace Your LMS?

OpenSesame

In my ongoing love affair with Quora , I recently joined the discussion on a new question: Can specialised social networks replace learning management systems ? After some consideration, I think the answer is really that soon we won’t be able to tell enterprise social networks and LMSs apart. This question really captures my interest. eLearning Solutions

In What order do you favor the BIG 4 Social Networks, Twitter, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn? Chime in

mLearning Revolution

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.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. They all are.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. They all are.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Not to mention that just about everyone knows how to use Facebook or Twitter already, so in that sense they have prior knowledge. In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. The results are summarised in the following graph.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Not to mention that just about everyone knows how to use Facebook or Twitter already, so in that sense they have prior knowledge. In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted. In the meantime, bear in mind that social forums grow organically. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing. Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. The front runner is business champions.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

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 begins where google search stops!

ID Reflections

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The Comparative Value of Things

E-Learning Provocateur

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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 Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Her topic– personal learning networks, also known as PLNs. Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. An Educator’s Professional Learning Network.

Building Effective Employee Social Networks

Learning Cafe

Employee Social Learning – Ingredients for Success! No one can deny the all-powerful nature of Social Media and Social Learning. However, beyond a few well-publicised success stories, there is a shortage of social learning initiatives which have been sustained beyond the initial launch. This workshop is suited for HR professionals who want to understand and make social learning a success in their organisations. The workshop includes hands-on exercise where the participants set up and build an online social learning community. About the Workshop.

LinkedIn Offers Premium Members Learning In-Channel

CLO Magazine

Last week professional social network LinkedIn pulled back the curtain on how it will tap into its 2015 purchase of online course provider Lynda.com. During a press event, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner announced the redesign of the platform to improve user experience. He also unveiled LinkedIn Learning. Bravetta Hassell is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor.

Using Social Network Analysis in Social Business Design

Skilful Minds

My previous post discussed the Open/Closed culture fallacy in social business design. Overall, as the post's subject indicates, my interest is in showing how social network analysis, applied to the ecosystems of organizations, can assist us in applying social business design in a manner that avoids the fallacy of open/closed business cultures. I contended that leaders of large corporations are typically unable to answer the key strategic questions posed by David Armano in an important post recently.

How to Use Enterprise Social Networks to On-Board New Employees

Mindflash

One important way organizations can do this is to help new people “adjust” or “socialize” into the new organization. Organizational socialization goes back a long way, and includes fundamentals like helping new employees with role clarity, confidence in their ability to perform the work, social acceptance, and knowledge of how to navigate the organization. Traditional new hire training programs do not address these issues of organizational socialization. Enterprise social networks are certainly not a silver bullet.