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Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. who have internet access use social networking technologies for blogging, chatting, online communities and more. How Schools Use Social Networking. ed tech social learning

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.

Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence: Can They Be Learned?

Voice of Clarity

In fact, companies are beginning to organize themselves around these “soft skills.” What are soft skills? “Hard skills” are the teachable proficiencies that enable one to perform the task he or she is assigned: reading, writing, math, and typing are all examples. Soft skills, on the other hand, are more nuanced. Can EI really be taught?

digital workforce skills

Learning and Working on the Web

“Are there new ways to think about our digital workplace skills that allows us to take our thinking up to a new plane, the next meta-level of thinking and working where we have much higher leverage, can manage change that is an order of magnitude or greater in volume than today, work in fundamentally better and smarter new ways — and perhaps even work a bit less — yet produce much more value?”.

Monster.com Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today Monster.com dropped the gauntlet and launched BeKnown , a new Facebook application that hopes to become the professional social network for Facebook users, and a vital new tool for recruiters, human resources, and talent acquisition teams. Facebook vs. LinkedIn for Professional Social Networking. The Use of Social Networks for Corporate Recruiting.

Four Basic Skills for 2020

Learning and Working on the Web

In 2011, The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix published a report that looked at Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF). computational world, as computer networks connect – Internet of Everything. Ten future work skills were derived from these drivers and these were seen to be critical for success in the emerging network era workplace.

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.

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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.

Sense-making Skills

Learning and Working on the Web

Three of the low utility methods are those that I see used by many people, in blogs or other social media – Summarisation; Highlighting; Imagery. Critical thinking  the questioning of underlying assumptions, including our own  is becoming all-important as we have to make our own way in the network era. Also, some techniques (e.g., which is how I came across it.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. She was also listed in the Top 25 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media in 2013 and 2014. Sahana: Curation is a specialized skill.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

Re-imagining Work and Learning in a Networked World. So far, the role of L&D has been to define programs and training based on past data – identified skills gaps, best practices and established processes, explicit knowledge residing in experts or documented processes. The more I think, I feel that a PDW has to have the characteristics of a social business.

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21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. What are the new skills required for designing informal and social learning interventions for today’s workplaces? But only 10% walk the social talk!”. Karl Kapp.

Facebook Guide for Educators

Dont Waste Your Time

support subject teaching across the curriculum, support out of school hours learning, encourage informal social learning, enable easy communication between students, teachers and parents, and to. support the development of digital citizenship skills . Social Media and the Classroom. ” “The guide aims to be practical and hands on, but is not exhaustive.

Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?

Dont Waste Your Time

While this article is a good summary of art and design use of ‘studio space’ and how Facebook is a better medium than most traditional VLEs, it highlights the basic conflict of internal (owned) vs. external (unregulated) tools while offering a brief insight into how other disciplines ‘could’ use the social network (not for networking purposes).  link].

Book review: The Social Leadership Handbook @julianstodd

Dont Waste Your Time

“What we know today will get us to tomorrow, but we’ll have to learn more again tomorrow to keep ahead … welcome to the Social Age, where change is constant and we live in constant beta.” But, with the constant bombardment of new technologies, new networks, new applications to old techniques, etc. once we have mastered the skills, we continue to refine them.

Your Professional Profile

Dont Waste Your Time

How do you ensure you keep your online profile, your ‘digital footprint’, consistent and professional, your contact list up to date with you career, growing your network of influence whilst keeping your skill base and research activities up to date and relevant? Related posts: Why do Universities use Social Media? What is your ‘professional profile?

Learn a New Skill: Create Engaging Visual Content with Canva

OpenSesame

We all know a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to social media, visual content might be worth even more. Research consistently shows posts to social networks are more effective when images are included. While there are many tools available to create visual content for social media, my favorite tool is Canva , a simple online design software.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

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. Have questions about other social media sites? Facebook. Twitter.

Social Media in Academia

Dont Waste Your Time

Announced this week, the ETNA (Enhanced Training Needs Analysis) 2012 survey has found that “nearly three quarters of academics in further education agree that social media tools enhance the quality of the learning experience.” However, the survey also identifies a strong need for staff training in the use of social media.” Social Media Policy.

Structures, skills and tools

Learning and Working on the Web

The innovative work structures required for complex economies need to be supported by skilled workers with the right tools. But discovering innovative ideas usually comes via loose personal ties and diverse networks. In what is often called a ‘social business’, capabilities need to be aligned with tools. Structures + Skills + Tools. Content Creation.

21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. Classrooms may be good places to support change initiatives and some high-level concept development and, in some cases, help the development of skills, but if learning professionals focus solely, or even primarily, on formal learning we know now that they’re missing a very big trick.

7 skills for the successful e-tutor

Learning with e's

The seven habits listed by TES are: (1) They build confidence, (2) t hey are not afraid to make difficult decisions, (3) t hey develop others, (4) t hey are good communicators, (5) t hey are non-conformists, (6) t hey thrive in the company of others and (7) t hey see the big picture This got me thinking about the 7 top skills (habits?) Without a social network, most of us won't survive.

Five Must-Have Skills for Learning Professionals: An Update

Mindflash

The first post I wrote here was Critical Skills Learning Professionals Need Now , back in October 2010. Since then, I’ve been on a quest to help people in the learning and development industry continuously learn new skills and stay current. What started out as three critical skills has become five critical skills — and a book. Social/Informal Learning.

The changing Web

Learning with e's

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.

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Preparing For Serendipity - A Crucial Knoweldge Work Skill

The Learning Generalist

That being said, a lot of social media based learning solutions rely on serendipity and chance discovery. week or so back I wrote an article about the shape of knowledge management in the age of social media. With modern social intranets content creation explodes in such a big way that it's a bit foolish to even attempt structures. Let's forget about social media for a while.

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.

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.

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

Increasingly the human workforce will have to take on the unstructured work that requires skills like judgement, decision making, pattern sensing, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and more. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? That is the topic for another post.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. This paper explores the range of current social networking choices and argues that like any tool, it should carefully evaluated in terms of affordances and course goals.

Making transformation happen: building 21st century learning skills

Onlignment

Quite simply, there’s now a major skills gap with many learning professionals inadequately equipped to use the latest tools of their trade. This may be because they have not been provided with adequate opportunities to acquire the necessary skills; in some cases it could also be a case of burying your head in the sand. Creating digital learning content. Blog transformation

Emergent social networks

Learning in a Sandbox

Krebs talked about  emergent networks and social network analysis. As i’m a plain newbie to this subject of social network analysis i also used Wellman’s presentation on networks for newbies. found it really interesting to see how Krebs looks at organizational structures using social network analysis. Online social networks.

Expert Level Answers via Social Networks

Tony Karrer

One of the interesting points raised via the discussion: If you can get an expert level answer by asking for help through social networks how does that compare to being an expert? In fact, Sue Waters said in a comment that being a Connector (well connected and knowing how to leverage those connections) is really what it's all about: I don't need to know the answers because my personal learning network is so extensive, and extremely diverse, that I know who can help me with the answer. This is the most important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap. welcome your thoughts.

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect

Dawn of Learning

By 2020, the workplace will be highly personalized and social. Social networks will be the first point of contact between companies and their future employees and internal social networks will be the primary way that workers communicate, connect and collaborate. However, before Jeanne’s hopeful predictions of the highly agile and fluid 2020 workforce connected by mobile social networks can come to fruition, the dependence on the enterprise LMS and the old modes of training delivery needs to be broken. By Jeffrey Katzman.

T+D Webcast - Social Networking and Learning

Tony Karrer

Tony's examples were brief, but interesting: Wikis Product updates/news Project management Podcasts Communications Sales / Field Force Collective Intelligence Predictive markets Social Networking New Hires Communities of Practice One of the questions we got was: How do you start as a Learning Professional? Start with yourself and your work group Adopt tools that are free and password protected Build champions and skills to grow in your organization I couldn't keep up with the other questions, but there was actually some good stuff that we discussed. But similar in nature.