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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? have seen that early attempts to bring social networking inside companies as a work tool have failed.

Social networking & the workplace

eFront

What most do not realize is that “some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing. In this post, Clive Shepherd outlines four roles for social media in workplace learning (for further details please read his post!): Paul Adams summed the essential problem up nicely in “ Stop talking about “social ”. Formal learning.

Social Media for Staff: Legal Checklist

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This is a great reference guide, from JISC Legal,  for universities, colleges and learning providers to consider in relation to social media use by staff.  Download here:  Social Media for Staff: Legal Checklist. social media policy makes staff aware of their responsibilities, and defines social media broadly to include new technologies and mobile devices.

12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom

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This resource from Vicki Davis – “A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom” on Edutopia is a good starting point for planning the inclusion of social media in learning spaces. Social media is another tool that you can use to make your classroom more engaging, relevant and culturally diverse.” Social Media and the Classroom.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

take the same training at the same time also benefit from the social nature of this learning. Secret 4: Socialize the Learning with Others. Social learning can increase engagement, stimulate discussion, and establish credibility in. This all sounds great, but what is social learning and is it reliant on Facebook. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. of learners.

Social Media in Academia

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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.

Why do Universities use Social Media?

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Just how are Universities using Social Media, and how do they measure ‘success’ of the channel? haven’t heard or seen an adequate response to these questions yet, but this infographic does give a little hint of what is going on: Goals Behind Social Media Use – Click to enlarge. Related posts: Social Media in Universities (Infographic).

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.

Is LinkedIn still relevant?

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I have a LinkedIn account and profile – here it is: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/davidmhopkins. This  LinkedIn Snakes and Ladders from Sue Beckingham is just perfect for anyone who has a LinkedIn profile, student or staff. LinkedIn snakes or ladders? My question is, do we still need LinkedIn? Are those of use who are active elsewhere (Twitter, FaceBook, Google, blogs, etc.) doing enough already, or do we need this ‘amalgamator’ that is LinkedIn to pull our work together? Do you use LinkedIn to find out about people you encounter?

eLearning Content And Social Media

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearners to stay with you much more than 8 seconds and be engaged by your social media marketing (SMM) content. From a content marketing professional’s perspective, every eLearning platform should populate more than one if not all major social media platforms. As you jump hurdles and overcome issues in your social media deliveries, update your plan.

Social Media: Are there rules?

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Are there rules to using and working in / with Social Media? You may need to re-word a few of them so they’re more personal to you rather than a business or brand, but you’ll get the picture: The 36 Rules of Social Media. Related posts: Why do Universities use Social Media? Infographic: The Social Landscape.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate.

eBooks could be the future of Social Media

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“In the future, e-books will act just like social networks. According to the article, and Grothaus’ interview of Readmill CEO Henrik Berggren, eBooks are soon to be a mini social network all on their own: contained and managed within the eBook ‘environment’ and by the users. and bring books, social media, networking, community, etc.

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Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks

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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. Check them out.

The definition of Enterprise Social Network

E-Learning Provocateur

social learning A means of liking senior executives' posts collaboration corporate definition enterprise 2.0 enterprise social network ESN hierarchy humor humour organisational culture organizational culture participatory culture social social media social software sycophancy workplace

Social Media and the Classroom

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” “The nice thing about social networking is it allows you a sort of  an early warning about problems, and it also allows you a continuous process that shows what students are learning. In which case it’s up to each professor to basically understand the role in the social networking world, but also understand exactly how you want to use social networking.

50 Most Influential HE Professionals Using Social Media

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For a month or two JISC has been asking for names and nominations to a new list they’ve been producing – 50 Most Influential HE Professionals Using Social Media. ” The final 50 features outstanding cases of social media use that others could benefit from, and we will be looking to highlight some of this excellent practice in the weeks to come.” Related posts: Social media for engagement #jiscinform. Social Media in Academia. 12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing. Social media is one of the most versatile, and very personal technologies available to teachers. Unported License.

7 Reasons Social Media Boosts Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

There are good reasons why companies should use Facebook as a means of promoting social learning. Too many business owners don’t take advantage of this free social media network out of fear that employees will abuse their social media privileges. As a result, entire companies miss out on all of Facebook’s social learning benefits.

How to Post Animated GIFs on Social Media Networks

Visual Lounge

Understanding how animated GIFs behave differently on each social media network can take some trial and error for social media marketers. Facebook. Facebook does not support uploading a GIF directly but you can upload it to a site like Giphy , your website, or blog and paste the URL into your Facebook post (make sure the URL ends in.gif).

Choosing between Social Media automation and Reflective Use

Ignatia Webs

Thanks to the Ol''daily my attention got grabbed by an article from Elsua (Luis Suarez - an KM/IBM social media pioneer). In his reflective blogpost on the industrialization of social media in the enterprise. His words rang a bell, as I am also caught between automating my (not corporate, but as I see it my personal brand) social media stream, because I feel I am not putting out as much as I want to. But then, for me, I want to keep my network alive. social network social media social interaction networking

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

So what’s your social media policy?  It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. Facebook, is for me, the place I be me. If I don’t connect to you there, it’s not a reflection of you, it’s that I just don’t know you well enough to connect.  I can see a B2C company using Facebook, but that’s not me, so it’s not a biz place. Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more.

Social Media for Research!

ZaidLearn

Here is the publication (slides) in advance: Social Media for Research! My key points in one slide: Welcome to the world of social media, where we can publish anytime we want ! Social_Media Facebook web2.0 Venue: International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur SLIDES Why wait? Isn't that cool! Can't wait for that mission cool! KEY POINTS?

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

Did you know someone joins LinkedIn every second? One of those social media users is bound to be in your industry so it’s time to get smarter about how we use social media to connect to followers, members, prospects, thought leaders, and board members. Recently, Maddie Grant at Social Fish presented on the topic of engagement in online communities.

Facebook Guide for Educators

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Innovative uses of Facebook are being developed all of the time and as such we have created a Facebook for Educators Page run by educators for educators, to share their experiences and recommendations across the UK and beyond.” ” By looking at how Facebook is already being used it reports on how it could be used to. Related posts: Facebook tips for Educators.

social media: an unrealized opportunity

Learning and Working on the Web

“The difference between a community and a network is that you belong to a community, but a network belongs to you. But it’s so easy to add or remove friends on the internet that people fail to learn the real social skills, which you need when you go to the street, when you go to your workplace, where you find lots of people who you need to enter into sensible interaction with.

Using Social Media ‘safely’ #edtech

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Using social media is easy. Using social media wisely is not quite so easy. Using social media safely is harder still. Being safe with what you share, and with how, is different on each network or platform or device, and requires time and effort to know and understand the subtleties of the settings for each of your accounts.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? understand having a social media presence isn’t for everyone. Some people are happy in their insular world where yesterday’s news is brought to you today by network news. Join LinkedIn groups and here’s the catch with joining any group… BE ACTIVE. Walk the talk ? To each their own.

So You Just Facebook All Day? Screenshots and Social Media Marketing

Visual Lounge

Social media marketers are often misunderstood. When I describe what I do as ‘social media’ my friends and family immediately start the jokes about browsing Facebook all day and getting paid for it. But as fellow social media marketers know, it’s not just nyan cat and double rainbow memes ALL the time…. The post So You Just Facebook All Day?

Social Media in Universities (Infographic)

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Another great Infographic, this time on the ‘research’ (I use the term loosely) on the ‘Pros and Cons of Social Media in (Higher) Education’ Click here or on the image below for the full infographic highlighting how social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc). I do like the final section which actually highlights some of the benefits/successes and challenges that Universities will encounter as they try and implement a social media campaign. Related posts: Infographic: The Social Landscape.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. This has included reading some books, attending some webinars, and talking with other learning professionals about how they are making social media work in a learning environment. How are you using social media with training in your organization? eLearning Blog

How LinkedIn works

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billion searches on the LinkedIn platform. LinkedIn now has over 2,116 employees (up from 500 in 2010). What are you doing with your students to help them use social networks so they work for them, not against? There are some more excellent infographics on Jeff Bullas’ blog  (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+), check them out.

Infographic: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & the Social Media that Fulfill ‘Em

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, & the Social Media that Fulfill ‘Em. Related posts: Infographic: The Social Landscape. Social Media and Social Network Educational Infographics. Presentation: ROI of Social Media. Social Network Facebook Infographic Social Bookmark Social Media Twitter Web 2.0

The Pros of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

The training industry is changing rapidly and technology plays a big role in that change, especially social media. Today, I’d like to discuss a few pros of social media as it relates to our industry and then I’ll follow it up with a post on some of the cons. What is Social Media? The social media technology just facilitates the connection.

Social Media Policy

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A previous post of mine ( Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks ) from June 2010 has received some interest and reposting on Twitter lately. “A short video for staff of the Department of Justice (Victoria, Australia) explaining the key elements of their social media policy.” Presentation: ROI of Social Media.

Social Media in the Classroom [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that social media has changed more than just how we pass the time, it has now infused itself into formal learning channels. Although adoption is slow (for instance, only 15% of teachers find value in Facebook, Wiki, and other social networks), time will only show that it will rise. elearning social learning

The Cons of Social Media for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Social media is what you make of it. We discussed this in the previous post on the pros of social media. Today we’ll look at the cons of social media and the potential impact they have on you, your job, and our industry. Cons of Social Media: Too Much Noise. What do you use to manage the content from your social media stream?

Social networks require ownership

Learning and Working on the Web

So Gartner states that only 10% of social networking roll-outs succeed. Social media, and social networks,  change the way we communicate. While people may say it’s not about the technology, unfortunately that’s where a large share of the budget goes in social network initiatives. Surprised? I’m not. Aye, there’s the rub.

Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?

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For those interested in using Facebook with students the following links may be of use: Stephen Heppell: Using Facebook in the Classroom. Here Stephen writes with his daughter Juliette Heppell, herself a teacher at Lampton Academy in London, and this short page outlines the main events on using Facebook with students, and the do/ don’t mentality we all ought to consider.