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Using Social Networking in Education


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. Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today 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.

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?”.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

that’s powered by social and informal learning. Companies should couple social and informal. practical skills they need. Social learning 21. Building a skilled learning team 30. 4. STAFF FIND EXPERIENTIAL AND SOCIAL LEARNING. consulting skills (44% vs 24%) in-house. more likely to have skills in facilitating collaboration (24% vs 9%). Social.

Network Era Skills

Learning and Working on the Web

It is only through innovative and contextual methods, the self-selection of the most appropriate tools and work conditions, and willing cooperation, that more productive work can be assured in the network era. Business in the network era is connecting companies to their markets through knowledge workers having conversations in communities and social networks.

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?

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.

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


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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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.

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.

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.

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].

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.

Learning through social networks

Learning and Working on the Web

Training – an external intervention, designed only to address a lack of skills and/or knowledge. Education – a process with its main aims of socialization, a search for truth and/or the realisation of individual potential. Learning – an individual activity, though often within a social context, of making sense of our experiences. I’d like to add in Peter Senge’s important clarifications on terms we often use: Knowledge : the capacity for effective action. All value is created by teams and networks. Learning really spreads through social networks.

Learn a New Skill: Create Engaging Visual Content with Canva


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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Social Networking in Education

Simply Speaking

has released a research report on the use of online social networking by students, titled Creating and Connecting (caution: it’s a pdf file). Overall, an astonishing 96 percent of students with online access report that they ever used any social networking technologies, such as chatting, text messaging, blogging and visiting online communities… Staggering as the 96 percent statistic is, it is intriguing to wonder what the other 4 percent is doing. Further, students report that one of the most common topics of conversation on the social networking scene is education.

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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?

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with 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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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


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.

Social Networking – Library or Coffee Shop? Part I

Electronic Papyrus

The use of social networking tools continues to expand at a torrid pace across all layers of society both nationally and internationally. One of the larger longitudinal studies on adoption of social media in corporations comes out of Dartmouth University and shows an amazing rate of increased social media usage between 2007 and 2008. So, what does Web 2.0 Have Web 2.0

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.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace


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.

Making transformation happen: building 21st century learning skills


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

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.

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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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.

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

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.

Employment Paradox: Unemployment, Skills Gaps, Difficulty in Hiring

Learning on the Leading Edge

As I discussed in my keynote at IMPACT ( video available ), the global shift in demand to emerging economies, coupled with the economic recovery, has created skills gaps in almost every major industry. A few anecdotes to consider: 1. Yet skills shortages have become more acute, creating a growing mismatch between demand and supply. Another 22% of employers say their applicants lack the technical competencies or “hard” skills needed for the job, while candidates’ lack of business knowledge or formal qualifications is the main reason identified by 15% of employers."

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.