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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.

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.

#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. 2006 was also the year Twitter was launched. 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.

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

So what’s your social media policy? Twitter, of course, is where I follow folks of interest professionally, personally, or even politically. 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. And I use IFTTT to send blog announcements to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This is my social media learning strategy. socialIt’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. right). And do.

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. or Twitter? Seven Simple Secrets to. capital.

3 Reasons Why Trainers Don’t Need Social Media

Learning Rebels

Question of the week: Should L&D be active within social media? This weekend there was a twitter conversation. Now, this tweet was asking specifically about the speakers being on twitter and no, you do not have to be on twitter (or any other platform) to function at your job. I understand having a social media presence isn’t for everyone.

Using Social Media to Drive Social Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

The ATD and i4cp study Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond reported in early 2015 that social learning was in use by fewer than three in 10 organizations. However, another 46 percent of surveyed talent development professionals said they were considering social learning for future use or had it in development, suggesting significant anticipated growth.

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? Wikipedia has a good detailed definition of social media.

Countering Social Media Fatigue (SoMeFat)

Learning Visions

In these days of Social Media, many of us live increasingly in the public eye. What I say on Twitter can be viewed by anyone. I love Social Media. If you’re big into Social Media you may have started feeling Social Media Fatigue (it’s a new syndrome I’ve invented, shortname: SoMeFat). I fell WAY back on Twitter.

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. So why not plan for social collaboration within your instructional design? --4-- eLearning Blog

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 Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

You can contact her via LinkedIn or Twitter. Thanks to social media we have some great suggestions for how you can continue to develop your skills for free! The first platform we’re going to explore is Twitter. The discussions and resources on Twitter provide the eLearning community with information, connections, and inspiration. Who to follow? ELearning Magazine.

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. NOTE: currently, Screencast.com direct media URLs ending in.gif do not work on Facebook. Twitter. Twitter supports animated GIFs directly by upload. Have you tried using GIFs on your social networks?

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. Twitter. online learning social learning

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

Social Media: Increase Your Visibility by Sharing Content via LinkedIn Pulse

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You "follow" them, much like you would on any social media platform. I'm active on social media so I use Pulse not only to find good content to share with the LinkedIn community, I also share on Twitter at the same time. To post to Twitter, select the check box at the right of the dialog box. LinkedIn Social Mediaby Sally Cox.

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. When I am invited to do introductory sessions in organisations, I feel like I'm converting people to use MORE social media, whereas I don't believe it is a matter of using as many social media as possible. Most of the time a smarter use of media may help. Scanning.

Twitter desperately needs a revamp!

InsiderHub

The post Twitter desperately needs a revamp! Guest Posts Marketing social media Twitter Twitter revampappeared first on InsiderHub.

HIPAA Myths and Social Media Violations

OpenSesame

As Twitter and Facebook blur the lines between our public and private lives, many employees need additional social media training on the appropriate use of technology in the workplace. HIPAA violations cost individuals and businesses billions of dollars every year. Right Content Revolution

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. 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. Social media communities can now create communities for external learners – customers, resellers, technicians.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# If you block social media at work, they’ll take the ‘social media cigarette break’ and step outside with their phones (you can’t stop the signal), because they need their network to answer questions, share ideas, and more. As a consequence, I’ve been doing some interviews, some live, some via email.

20 hot resources for customer-facing social media

E-Learning Provocateur

Someone asked me recently where they can learn more about customer-facing social media; or in other words, social media used to engage externally with customers rather than internally with colleagues. Social Media Club. 7 Australian Social Media Examples & Case Studies. Social Media Marketing Industry Report. Social Media 101. The Business of Being Social. Social Media Today. Social Media Examiner. • Dan Zarrella, The Social Media Scientist. Cases. Fiskateers.

Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

More and more often we meet trainers and facilitators who are working mainly face-to-face and would like to use the opportunity of social media to facilitate more online because it may enhance the quality of your trajectory. 1) Wrap-around model: socials aspects are added as extra element to organise trainer- en peer support. How central will social media be?

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…. Tips & How To's screenshots Snagit Social Media

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

Social media have become an indispensable part of modern life. A huge part of our social lives already happens online rather than in the “real world” And while individual social media networks might rise and fall (remember MySpace?), social networking itself is not going anywhere. But how about using social media as vehicles for eLearning?

Social Media & eLearning: Two Peas in a Pod

OpenSesame

A year ago if you were to ask if I see any commonalities between social media and elearning I would respond with, “absolutely not - they’re total opposites.” On the other hand, social media is used for connecting with family and friends, posting photos and making status updates. Utilize the hashtag feature on Twitter to find more elearning related content.

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

As social technology growth continues to march on and dynamic learning grows to be the need of the day, it is little surprise that social media has now become an integral part of learning as well. Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. right into their courses and LMS. libraries.

Social Media Strategy thoughts

Clark Quinn

What is a social media strategy for outreach? Here is some thoughts about how that maps out in two areas: Facebook, and Twitter. I’m mentioning these as two of the most viable and visible tools for social media engagement. Twitter. Having a twitter account is a necessary start, maybe several. If an organization is on social media, and increasingly they should be, it needs to be interactive. Twitter/Facebook Integration. Once you’ve got the identity, then you need to align your Facebook and Twitter strategies.

Competition Finalist 4: Top 10 Startup Social Media Curation Tools for Social Learning in the Workplace

eFront

is a one-stop shop for social media and content curation publishing. When you post on your topic page, you can easily share to your social networks including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Learnist is the latest social media curation tool for education , still in beta! Mentormob is a social media startup curation tool who make learning online free and accessible to the entire world. SymbalooEdu is a social media curation tool, great resource for teachers. This post was submitted by Duma Cornel Lucian. Scoop.it

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

Learning Rebels

My name is Shannon and I used to be a twitter chat addict. Seriously, it was nothing to participate on some level in no less than three twitter chats a week. However, there is something happening with the state of twitter chats that is making me less engaged than in years past, and has put me in a bit of a conundrum. What’s happening in the world of twitter chats today?

Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

You can contact her via LinkedIn or Twitter. Thanks to social media there are ways you can continue to develop your skills for free! The first platform we covered was Twitter. The post Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 2) appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Groups to join. There are numerous eLearning groups on LinkedIn. eMind.

Social Media: Reinforce Your Brand

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Matt Sullivan    How do you determine if someone is a consumer of social media? Would you know a social media consumer if you saw one? if you're reading this, you are a consumer of social media. Social platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook let you move content toward those who need it.  So if you have a message, how can you make social media work for you? Create a Social Media Indentity. The first step in a social media plan is to establish a presence for you and your brand.

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

Social Media for Trainers is a great book for understanding the ways to leverage social media to extend training beyond the traditional four walls. She starts with a basic description of social media and then covers all the biggies, Twitter, Facebook(online communities), Blogs, and wikis. I think that if you are a learning and development professional, you need to invest in this book to gain the most out of social media, however, I suspect that most people reading blogs and participating in a blog tour are comfortable with some Web 2.0

Social Media for Trainers: Filled with Great Ideas and Techniques

Kapp Notes

Social Media for Trainers is a great book for understanding the ways to leverage social media to extend training beyond the traditional four walls. She starts with a basic description of social media and then covers all the biggies, Twitter, Facebook(online communities), Blogs, and wikis. I think that if you are a learning and development professional, you need to invest in this book to gain the most out of social media, however, I suspect that most people reading blogs and participating in a blog tour are comfortable with some Web 2.0

Foching up social media

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s alive and well in modern corporations, perhaps most conspicuously in relation to social media. Many executives still don’t “get” social media. social media adaptability enterprise 2.0 Aviation is a good sport, but for the army it is useless. To be fair, we shouldn’t forget the context in which the statement was uttered.

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

Matrix

20% of learning happens through others, coworkers and managers alike, each time we seek or give feedback, attend one-to-one meetings or proactively learn through teams or professional networks (social learning). This post will focus on the middle part of the 70:20:10 model, social learning, and especially on the relationship between social learning and social media. Social learning means people. That's social learning at work: we learn new things that will help solve problems by watching others and by asking them to give us a hand. ” Gasp!