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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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.

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect

Xyleme

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? June 4, 2009 From E-Learning to Social Learning , June 10, 2009 Investigating the Application of Social Software to Support Networked Learning , June 4, 2009 Top Keywords Social Learning (34) Social Network Analysis (4) Collaboration (43) Mobile Learning (18) Performance (46) Learning Management System (11) eLearning Technology.

The Modern Virtual Classroom Is Global, Mobile, and Social

ATD Learning Technologies

Trends in business and training include globalization, mobility, and social networking. By establishing a foundation of knowledge and skills in these areas, training professionals can get ahead of the trends and create core practices in their organizations. Click here to read full version

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

The internet and tools like social media have created this world where we are all inter-connected. We want to create learning environments where we can get people to be responsible for the whole learning experience by social interaction and support in learning new skills. By Dean Hawkinson. Geodesic Thinking. In a geodesic world, we are all resources for each other.

Learn Anywhere:The Modern Virtual Classroom is Global, Mobile, & Social

InSync Training

Trends in business and training include globalization, mobility, and social networking. By establishing a foundation of knowledge and skills in these areas, training professionals can get ahead of the trends and create core practices in their organizations. The virtual classroom has evolved, and expectations for quality are higher than ever. Virtual Classroom Learn Anywhere

Libraries without walls

Learning with e's

In Library 2.0 I outlined some of the changes that are taking place in libraries as they align their services toward technological developments such as the digitisation of content, social media and the widespread use of mobile devices. The answer was four-fold - libraries provide content, services, spaces and skills. However, the nature of this content is changing radically.

Needed Skills for New Media

Tony Karrer

In other words, in a world with Wikipedia, blogs, social networking, etc. - not to mention in a world of Google as the interface to knowledge - what new skills, techniques and tools do we need? Knowledge Work - the ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information as part of work processes that captures personal value, builds network, and collects appropriate feedback Would it be fair to say that we have a responsibility to build these skills in ourselves? And help build these skills in others? Isn't this what eLearning 2.0 is all about

Using a collaborative platform for brilliant learning

Jane Hart

That’s the topic of my webinar at the Online Learning & Skills Conference that will take place on Thursday 28 June from 1 pm – 1.45 pm. Present an overview of the key social features of social collaboration platforms. Demonstrate a number of examples of social activities she has set up. Propose a lite approach to designing social (learning) activities.

27 Books for L&D Folks.

ID Reflections

Workplace Learning/Training Social Media for Trainers Jane Bozarth. 25 Network/Web 2.0 26 Network/Web 2.0 Related articles 21st Century L&D Skills (charles-jennings.blogspot.com). The Social Media Cigarette Break (internettime.posterous.com). I have listed down a few books that have shaped my thinking over the last one year. Subject Title Author.

Social Networking, Performance Problems, Multitasking, & Research

Big Dog, Little Dog

Study: Social networks may subvert 'digital divide' - c/net. What we found was that students using social networking sites are actually practicing the kinds of 21st century skills we want them to develop to be successful today," Christine Greenhow, a learning technologies researcher from the school's College of Education and Human Development, said in a release Friday.

When to Choose Self-Paced Learning Versus Live, On-Line Learning

Mindflash

An enterprise social network, like Yammer , can be used to host live discussions between facilitators and peers. As you begin to learn about the different ways to bring e-learning into your organization, you will invariably come across the question, “ Which is a better option: self-paced e-learning or live, on-line training? At What Pace Do People Learn. On Their Own Time.

From Social Networking to Performance Widgets

Vignettes Learning

Gary VanAntwerp called my attention to this New York Times article At Social Site, Only the Businesslike Need Apply. Soon, LinkedIn plans to add additional features, like a group calendar, and let independent developers contribute their own programs that will allow employees to collaborate on projects. " "The idea is to let firms exploit their employees' social connections, institutional memories and special skills - knowledge that large, geographically dispersed companies often have a difficult time obtaining." consider these tools "learning and performance widgets".

Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

Given that unstructured data accounts for 80% of the data in the world, and we know much of that is from social media that gets special attention. How much data is generated through social media tools? Recent estimates from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics project a 22 percent increase in demand for professionals with management analysis skills between now and 2020. Basex ).

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A marriage made in Heaven?

Learning with e's

Below is the title and abstract of my keynote: Combining Mobile Tools and Social Media: A Marriage Made in Heaven? Tools such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and social networking sites are flourishing, and boasting huge numbers of adherents. Alongside this rise in the use of social, participatory media we see an almost ubiquitous use of mobile telephones. Unported License.

How can We Train People on Web 2.0 and Social Networking When They are All Just Emerging Now?

Vignettes Learning

Social media and Social Networking simply allow us to collaborate better, faster, and cheaper. when all of the skills, tools and attitudes are just emerging for ALL of us? Through Ray Sims' blog I found this video of Matt Moore with relevant ideas on adoption of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0. Matt's metaphors illustrates simple and effective key points we can learn from.

Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning

Docebo

From hectic work schedules to lack of motivation , there are plenty of obstacles that modern learners must overcome in order to build skills and absorb new information. By the end of the week your online learners will learn a variety of skills and tasks by taking one step at a time. 3. Use Social Media To Your Advantage. Stick To One Subject. Take A Spaced eLearning Approach.