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Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

Dont Waste Your Time

Does your employer / Institution have a policy for the accepted use, by staff, for how they can use Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, SlideShare, YouTube, WordPress, etc)? Here a are a few I found; DePaul University – Social Media Guidelines: Social Media Working Group. SAP -  Social Media Guidelines 2009. Related posts: Presentation: ROI of Social Media.

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.

Social Networking

Tony Karrer

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? sort of agree.

Reflections on Twitter and social networking

Clark Quinn

I’ve been using Twitter for a number of weeks now, and that, combined with several recent social networking activities prompted this reflection.  Twitter is a different story; described as micro-blogging, it’s more immediate, more a pointer.  And Ning’s quite interesting  too.  However, they’re beginning to turn into one big Ning mass that I have trouble differentiating.  It’s just having to remember to go to all these different places.  I suspect I need to spend more time getting the notifications right.

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

We are all very familiar with social networking platforms such as MySpace, Flikr, YouTube, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. Why I Love Twitter - O'Reilly Radar. Twitter is simple. Twitter works like people do. Twitter cooperates well with others. Twitter transcends the web. Twitter is user-extensible. Twitter evolves quickly.

Ning… where to go when the public square charges an entrance fee?

Electronic Papyrus

Ning announced today that it will soon convert existing customers to a fee-for-service subscription or cut them loose. Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Ning , announced the shift in the company’s business model while downsizing his company by more than 40%. The first question for most Ning community owners not willing to pay up is “where do I take my online community of practice now”? 

I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

You make an easy choice and open a ning or groupsite. The book Digital habitats of Etienne Wenger, Nancy White and John Smith has been an input, as well as the blogpost by Christian Kreutz: a starter for development organisations engaging in online networks. Opening a group on an existing social network sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Situation 2: Now at work.

Why Ning Gets A Partial Ding! - NorthStarNerd.Org


NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « The Invisible Hand Podcast | Main | Innovation Day at eContent » April 20, 2007 Why Ning Gets A Partial Ding! I was all prepared to like Ning. This service provides the ability to create, without charge, ones own public or private social network. Your newly created network may include links to blogs, rss feeds, forums, photos and videos. even created a Ning. Thanks! David.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

The most common question at these is, 'so what have you been up to lately?" I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning. Where are we at?

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

These opportunities should involve a social community which replicates real world situations. Information and facts that are hard to retain when they are drilled out of any meaningful context and are learned much more effortlessly when learners are acquiring them as part of a game or through social media such as blogs or micro blogs. What is the Situated Learning Theory? Role Playing.

Keep your social media in perpetual Beta

Learning and Working on the Web

After blogs, the next big phenomena were social networks. Ning started by giving out spaces for free and there were many other variations on that theme. Facebook beat MySpace and many other contenders to the critical point when network effects drive exponential growth. I’m still blogging, as are many others, but the conversation is constantly moving: Blogs are for longer thoughts (at least for me). Twitter is where you can feel the pulse of the action and are able to follow the most conversations. Keep your social media in perpetual Beta.

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.

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The paper caught my interest because I am a fan of social constructivist theories of learning (think: learning by conversation) and always amazed at how differently people can think about what learning is and what it needs. blogged about the difference before in: twittering= learning ? Constructivist theory and social-constructism theories. Lesson?

Community Building, Learning Networks and all thatJazz


offers increased options to build a significant online DMU community that will have social and learning benefits. Currently i love ning networks and their ability to create specialized networks that would be ideal to promote a learning and knowledge community that can spread 'the word' quicker than current methods. have noticed in social networks i have been involved with recently of an example of a move from moodle to a ning network because the environment is percieved to be more conducive to participation.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. 1 – In response to a number of requests I’m now collating the blogs of those who are taking part as an update on the introductory blog post  - so that the posts can be shared more widely. OFFICE TOOLS.

The Impact of Social Media in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

Social media continues to grow, as do the discussions regarding its application within the realm of business and learning. There are various interpretations of social media, whether it is specific to networking and web 2.0 technologies or spans the use of any existing technology that enhances social relationships. Social media, however, has many benefits to business, especially the evident advancements in collaboration and communication. Let’s first review the term, “social media.” Twitter: Sharing articles relevant to a specific topic.

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Learning with e's

You can never have too many social networking connections, I reckon. So besides all my Flickring (4 accounts), Twittering , Plurking and Facebooking, and my occasional Slidesharing , Wikiing, Ninging and Elgging, I have also joined the International Edublogger Directory (check out their blog ). So I am member 425 on the International Edublogger community now.

Social Media and Brass Tacks…8 Examples from the Front Line

Electronic Papyrus

Portland Metro Area Master Gardeners Ning Site (Virtual Community). Overview: Our group worked with several key faculty members and created a customized Ning site (using CSS, unique header). Tools: Ning, Fireworks, CSS, some Dreamweaver. 3. Oregon State University BeaverTurf Ning Site (Virtual Community). Tools: Ning, Fireworks, CSS, some Dreamweaver. 4.

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?


Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Social bookmarking tool with collaborative learning features (groups, forums, etc.)? Connect with Ning Social Networking tool? Soshiku 3D online virtual world where I can socialize, connect and learn? Twitter Wiki tool? SimCity Game to understand social studies better? jnny social Marketing. Twitter.

Here are 6 Social Learning Platforms you can enable 'On-Demand'

The Learning Generalist

A few weeks back you may have read my recap of Jane Hart's webinar on choosing the right social learning platform. Jane outlined a variety of parameters that you should use to select your social learning platform - I've tried to summarise them in the picture above. Now before you run off to find yourself a social learning platform, let me play party-pooper a bit. Ready?

Building a Community for Online Learning

In the Middle of the Curve

My takeaways: I need to take another look at Ning as a possibility for helping create an online Banner community for our University. printed - Social networks v. physical meeting - Multitasking in digital env - Millenials are + intuitive visual communicators - Comfortable with technology Most relevant to classroom – text messaging and social networking What are Social Networks? Facebook really for college students, higher ed, alumni (?) - LinkedIn – professional Ning - Social network you control. Anyone is the content author.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Today I was on a panel about social learning. No matter what anyone tells you, no one really has a clue how to “do&# social in the enterprise. Introduction to Social Networking - Learning and Working on the Web , June 21, 2010 As our Work Literacy Ning site (2008) is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy , I will post some of the key articles here so we don’t lose them. Introduction to Social Networking. However, in this case the majority wasn’t actively using social media. June 2010.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes - Full Circle , February 24, 2010 The topic was “ Online Facilitation: 14 years on. Social Reporter , March 15, 2009 The other day I was discussing social reporting and other online activities for a £300-ticket, two-day event with the organiser, and he said: “Next year we are going to have to make it free&#.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. Tagged either under  Development Tools or  Cloud. When

new course on education2.0 or eLearning 2.0

Ignatia Webs

but Soulsoup twittered me on a course that will focus on Web2.0 What can you expect (from their own introduction): Sponsored by Work Literacy and the eLearning Guild, from September 29 through November 7, 2008, this network will be THE place for you to learn about Web 2.0 and how social media tools can be used by learning professionals. tools for learning.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS. The traditional ‘learning’ folks are trying to sort out how to revolutionize the industry by augmenting their formal learning strategies to incorporate social media, social learning, social networking and the like. Social Media (95).

Remote Collaboration

Tony Karrer

Asynchronous Discussion I personally have found that Ning works great as a tool for all sorts of different needs. Creating a new Ning network is very easy and it gives you a lot of what you would want / need as a work team. My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. as well as knowing about tools and methods.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Last year we've experimented with various social media to improve a sharing event for about 100 participants (for more details see my older blogpost ). This is not too difficult when all your participants are social media adepts, you announce your hashtags and off they go. However, in this case the majority wasn't actively using social media. So how can you still use social media? Our main goal of using social media was to improve networking and aim for real collaboration between participants to take off. social media elearning on slideshare ).

What tools should we learn?

Learning and Working on the Web

— Tony also asked that suggested resources be provided, so here are some, copied from our Work Literacy Ning site (2008), that is in danger of getting bumped off the Net due to Ning’s new pricing policy. Social Bookmarks. Perhaps the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge is with social bookmarks. Enter the social bookmark. Blogs.

#IeL2010 Social Media Bootcamp

In the Middle of the Curve

Sitting in on Mark's afternoon social media bootcamp session. Inside the firewall version of Twitter. Most social networking based on publish / edit. What is your social currency? Whuffie Tara Hunt - Social Spelunking You can build and destroy reputation based on how you relate to the community. When you scale as rapidly and far as Twitter - 10% is still a lot. - Why is Twitter a successful community? You can build a reputation in Twitter. - You can ping your network - What do you read, blog, tweet. This is INCREDIBLY social.

TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World

Experiencing eLearning

What was face-to-face, formal with limited interaction - Social networking has made instant, on-demand, informal, global and constant. Communicate = Ning. Twitter. Social Bookmarking. She has mixed feelings about Ning for students–it’s not as global, you have to be a member to interact even on public sites. Atlas, it's time for your bath.


Distributed Educational Systems

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

In particular, as infrastructural and social conditions worsen going down the scale, the problems are exacerbated. They twitter. They share knowledge on Slideshare and Learnhub or Ning. This change is sweeping across to the developing and less developed world depending on what kind of information, network and other resources they have access to. It was about harnessing collective intelligence ushered in by services such as Amazon and its recommendation service, and the rise of social networks such as Facebook. Distributed Networks. Introduction.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Improve your Work Literacy I would highly encourage going through the recent series of posts all about Tools and Methods for Work and Learning : Work Skills Keeping Up Top-Down Strategy Better Memory Information Radar Processing Link Pages Network Learning Collaboration Twitter as Personal Work and Learning Tool Search Browser Short Cuts Work Skills Workshop Keynote Links I mentioned in Twitter Conference Ideas that I was sending messages and links during the keynote. from Maybe the ditch digger is really a closet Social Networking expert. Tools for eLearning.