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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.

12 ways teachers are using social media in the classroom

Dont Waste Your Time

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 for engagement #jiscinform

Dont Waste Your Time

Whilst reading the excellent JISC Inform newsletter (I’ve not paid this enough attention in the past – I will from now on!) I read the article on ‘social media for engagement’ Go read it now! “The role of social media has the potential to extend beyond learning and teaching to support student engagement in the broadest sense. ” .

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 3: Create Your Own Performance Support Tools. 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.

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.

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.

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. Check them out.

Social Media and the Classroom

Dont Waste Your Time

Rather it could be tools they can use for their education: to advance their education, to collaborate on projects, to talk about homework assignments, to perhaps engage in peer review of one anothers works.” 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.

#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. Other tools such as wikis, blogs and podcasts also began to be used in education, at first tentatively, and then as embedded features in various programmes of study. A key attraction of these technologies is that they are inherently participatory.

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.

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.

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

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

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?

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. Use the tool to enhance your skills.

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. However, how many of us have considered using these types of tools for collaboration in a training environment ? Out of all of this, one thing speaks perfectly clear: You have to understand your end goal before selecting the tool to be used. By Dean Hawkinson.

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.

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?

Revisiting My Learning Journey on Social Media

ID Reflections

On my way to office today, I was pondering about my evolving use of social media. As I see colleagues and friends and peers still struggling to comprehend how to use social media for “learning” and often expressing skepticism, I thought I’d share my journey in brief. Blogging is one of the most critical and powerful personal learning and reflection tool.

Facebook as an “interactive learning resource”?

Dont Waste Your Time

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.

Growing Use of Social Media in Education

LearnDash

Social media is often seen merely as a way to pass the time or stay connected to friends and family. Each year, Pearson Learning Solutions puts out the results of an annual survey of social media use in education. Across the board, educators are using social media more in 2013 than they did in 2012. What Tools are Used? LinkedIn. Facebook.

How to Manage Social Media Usage in Workplace

CommLab India

In the last 10 years, Social Media has become the base of communication. According to iMedia Connection , 90% of companies now use social media for business purposes. However, social media usage seems to be a scary topic for organizations, as it presents a lot of risks that can haunt the company, based on what employees speak/share on social media.

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. In Brandon Hall’s research, haven’t talked to a single LMS vendor who is NOT adding these tools. 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. Jane Bozarth!

If Facebook was a country …

Dont Waste Your Time

If Facebook was a country … yeah, but it isn’t. like infographics and social media statistics, but this is the one that has always annoyed me. Liking Facebook (a global network) to the population of a single country is inaccurate. billion, and Facebook reportedly at 1.39 Related posts: Infographic: Does Facebook make you a better student?

Enterprise social network dimensions

Learning and Working on the Web

Many organizations are using social media and social networks, but how do they know if they are using them appropriately or adequately? Do they have all the aspects of collaboration and cooperation supported in order to succeed as a social business? hope it provides some clarity and would appreciate any feedback or further building upon these ideas.

Social media extremism

E-Learning Provocateur

For example, some of them have been blogging and tweeting about the role of social media in driving the pro-democracy protests in Egypt. I see I’m not alone ( here and here ) in being a little less inclined. Good centuries-old social networking. The fact that it does exist means the people have a universal communications tool at their disposal. web 2.0

Reading: “Using Social Media for Asynchronous Collaboration within Collaborative Networks”

Dont Waste Your Time

From my weekly email digest from Academia.edu I was made aware of the following paper by Nick Sturkenboom, Ehsan Baha, Yuan Lu, and Gabriele Tempesta: “Using Social Media for Asynchronous Collaboration within Collaborative Networks” “Societal challenges of today (e.g. Related posts: Policies for Staff use of Social Media and Social Networks.

sense-making with social media

Learning and Working on the Web

Facebook helps me share resources. LinkedIn is a useful professional tool. As Donald notes, sharing and posting on social media are weaker forms of learning than longer form blogging can be. Using social media for learning requires an understanding of how each tool or platform can support your own sense-making. Generation. Elaboration.

Social Media Learning: how to integrate intellectual, working and human capital…

Origin Learning

In the context of learning, it’s apt to mention that the world is moving from exclusivity to inclusivity and it would do better to know and understand the new language in the making – social media learning or social learning (as per the ongoing debate by experts). Even LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, in one of his inspiring speeches, has said the sales narrative has changed.

Countering Social Media Fatigue (SoMeFat)

Learning Visions

In these days of Social Media, many of us live increasingly in the public eye. What I update on my Facebook status can be viewed by lots of people (not anyone – I have designated my FB friends and set my privacy settings, but 300 people isn’t really a private place, is it? Social Media Fatigue set in. social media SoMeFatfell WAY back on Twitter.

Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with e's

Ivan Illich hoped for a time when the transmission model of education, or ''funnels'', would be replaced by ''educational webs'' - his notion of what we now recognise as social networks. What would Illich have made of the social web? Ivan Illich envisioned a community (or network) of learners that was self-sufficient. 1973) Tools for Conviviality. was emerging.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Social Learning

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. These tools give us a way to connect with people faster and more easily than ever before. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.  Blog this! Properly d.

MATEC Webinar Notes and Slides: Social Media and Student Success

Kapp Notes

Called Social Media and Student Success:Leveraging Social Learning Tools. Extend student learning beyond the traditional classroom by leveraging the creative power of social media tools to foster student success, learning, and engagement. Discover ways to integrate these tools into your teaching process to engage, excite, and connect with students.

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. Facebook. LinkedIn. Twitter.

Social media for trainers – a review

Clive on Learning

As I have been travelling east and west across the UK this week, I’ve been taking a look at Jane Bozarth’s Social Media for Trainers on my Kindle. Social media for trainers isn’t really aimed at people like me, even though I’m seriously engaged with social media and, at least some of the time, I qualify as being a trainer. reviews social media

Crash Course - Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning

ZaidLearn

Social Media & Web 2.0 for Learning Website (Still Under Construction) Social Media & Web 2.0 Welcome to this ’Crash Course’ (still under construction) to get you started with social media and web 2.0 This presentation and site provides all the resources shared during the ' Social Media & Web 2.0 WELCOME! for learning and teaching.