Six Social Media Trends

Upside Learning

Trawling through my feeds earlier this weeks I came across this link-up post by Ricard Nantel over at the Workplace Learning Blog pointing to a blog post on Harvard Business Publishing about six social media trends. Social media begins to look less social. Social business becomes serious play. Your company will have a social media policy (and it might actually be enforced). Mobile becomes a social media lifeline.

Social Media and Love

ID Reflections

The post highlights in a very straightforward, and therefore hard-hitting, terms the values and commitments one must bring in when engaging with social media. Two statements that leapt out and struck a chord with me: “Social media is your own child and once you are committed to it, you cannot stop loving it.” It’s the same with social media too. Here are a few unwritten codes of conduct that rules the world of social media.


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Promoting social media

Clark Quinn

The Big Question of the Month is “How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?&#. Now, this is late, but it’s because I’ve been getting ready for and then attending DevLearn (as always, was a great event), but Jay Cross and I spent a day talking about this issue in the larger picture of social learning in the media. Organizations don’t want concepts, they want results.

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. Here’s my heartfelt thanks to people like @ janebozarth , @ janehart , @ hjarche , @ jaycross , @ charlesjennings , @ jeanmarrapodi , and many more for generously sharing their learning and experience and for changing the face of learning – for individuals and organizations. This is also a journey back in time for me to trace my own learning pathway through the maze called social media.

Is Social Media Making You Think

Integrated Learnings

I'm developing self-paced training for my organization. There is a train moving very fast called social media that I am working very hard to master. Take a look at the following video from the Socialnomics - Social Media Blog. This video "found me" through the LinkedIn social network. While a video like this can be a little overly dramatic trying to sell social media, it does give you some things to think about.

Social Media & Learning, HTML 5, Brain Training, & Wikis

Big Dog, Little Dog

Spies, Twitter and gardening: social media meets learning - Donald H Taylor in Corporate Training. HTML 5 is particularly useful for organizations with 'no plug-in' policy because it will render natively in HTML 5 capable browsers. For more on exercise and the brain, see " Fit Body, Fit Mind? '] Secondarily, a good diet and an active social life have brain benefits.

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Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Here are several ways to help sell Social Media in an organization. Address a Business Need The most important element in communicating the value of Social Media is to solve a pressing business need. If you try to sell the use of social media as a technology play, it will not work.

Big Question - Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning

eLearning Cyclops

Learning Circuit's Big Question this month is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Document any success stories that come from the prototype and share with the entire organization. Find numerous people in IT who are already using social media and ask them to use the prototype. Blogging Social Media Twitter

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Podcasts are a great medium for distributing an organization’s content and expertise because they can be played on hand held devices and computers. Blogging to teach others is common in the public domain, but not so within an organization.

The Big Question - What I Learned About Learning in 2009

Upside Learning

What did you learn about Learning in 2009? I think my learning for 2009 was focused around three primary areas; this obviously derives from my focus on innovation in elearning and is biased, but here goes. Mobile Technologies – 2009 was the year that mobile technologies have exploded on the scene. The Social Media and Mobile Computing Explosion. Social Learning – Social learning has made it big this year. Six Social Media Trends.

Webinar - Skills - Social Media - Best of eLearning Learning - July 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

July 2009. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009 How to use LinkedIn more effectively as part of your knowledge work. mLearning; Tricks to using the iPod Touch in class - Dont Waste Your Time , July 7, 2009 Some of the best resources on using mobile devices in class. Kapp Notes , July 9, 2009.

How To Communicate The Value Of Social Media

The eLearning Coach

How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? Individuals and organizations gave their responses around the web this month. At Minute Bio, Jeff Goldman advises taking a unique approach for each group in an organization. Identifying the IT social media users and doing some initial legwork for them could help. Focus on the Audience and Organization. Prevent Social Learning Backlash.

Social Media in Training


I keep seeing lots of "tips for using social media tools in training" but not many concrete examples. Wiki Use the wiki's inherent 'database' structure to start capturing collective knowledge within the organization. Invite course participants (and then, perhaps, the rest of the organization) to contribute tips for things like: Retaining top performers; improving existing processes; recruitment strategies; success stories. Summer 2010) Social Media in Training.

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

In fact, my 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 , was most popular post for 2009 (see 2009 Top Posts and Topics ) and it came up pretty high in the recent Top 125 eLearning Posts of 2009. So this post is my chance to go back to the predictions I made at the start of 2009 and see how I did. #1 There will also be growth in discussions and social networks for collaborative learning. At the same time, organizations who try to create big eLearning 2.0

Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning

The Learning Circuits

The basic question is: How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization? Which provides us this month's big question: Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning? When I mention blogs or any social networking they "poo-poo" me and say our workers should not use those tools because it will make them inefficient and not do their jobs.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. January 4-7, 2009 Presidents Institute : Investing in the Future – Students, Institutions, and the Public Good sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Cocomut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] aspx January 14-17, 2009 British Educational Technology Show , London, United Kingdom.

Failure, Presentations, Rewards, & Social Media

Big Dog, Little Dog

Three Instantly Effective Social Media Ideas - Harvard Business. Many organizations lack the time, budget or experience to start from scratch. That doesn't limit your social media options to a generic corporate news blog or a standard-issue Facebook page Why We Learn More From Our Successes Than Our Failures - Science Daily. "We We have shown that brain cells keep track of whether recent behaviors were successful or not," Miller said.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

And as part of this, I’ve been taking advantage of: 2009 Predictions How Did I Do? 2009 Top Posts and Topics , Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009 and just running through my blog posts for the year. 2009 has continued that effort. And many of my 2009 Top Posts and Topics are related to exactly this. However, during 2009, I had a bit of an aha moment. was considered a hot term in 2007 and 2008, but not in 2009.

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12 eLearning Predictions for 2009

Tony Karrer

In my post, 2008 2009 - written in December 2008, I looked at how well I did in those predictions, and my results were pretty good, not perfect. There will also be growth in discussions and social networks for collaborative learning. At the same time, organizations who try to create big eLearning 2.0 Strategies will move much slower than organizations who adopt easy to use tools and make tactical use of these tools. 2009 is going to be a big year for this issue.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

December 2009 December 1-4, 2009 New Zealand Association for Research in Education , Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand. link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. December 2-4, 2009 eAsia , Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. My top ten tips for getting started with eLearning: - Ignatia Webs , April 6, 2009 It ain’t always easy to dive into eLearning. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners?

Top Posts of 2009

Clark Quinn

Learning Organization Dimensions. Predictions for 2009. Social Media Goals. I welcome your thoughts of what made these the most interesting posts of 2009. Seeing all the top 10 lists, I thought I’d look at what the top 10 posts were for Learnlets (using Google Analytics), and I have to say that the responses were interesting, as some weren’t the ones I thought were most interesting.

Social Media, Learning, Web, Twitter, Microsoft, & Training

Big Dog, Little Dog

From Social Media To Social Business Design - Logic + Emotion. We're realizing that the bigger picture goes beyond how you can be a great tweeter, blogger or social media evangelist for your organization. It's time to think beyond marketing and building personal brands and time to think about how participation through social technologies can lead to emergent outcomes for any organization.

Mental Models, Design, Working Together, & Social Media

Big Dog, Little Dog

A mental model is a description of how the world of some domain is organized. Even though all levels of complexity exist in our world, more of our work (especially knowledge-intensive work) deals with complex problems, whether they be social, environmental or technological.complex environments & problems are best addressed when we organize as networks; our work evolves around developing emergent practices; and we collaborate to achieve our goals.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 My Top Ten Tools for 2009 Cammys Top 10 Tools of 2009 These are my favorite tools in support of my own learning adventures. Tweetdeck Im officially hooked to Twitter and use Tweetdeck to organize and group those I follow. So easy to clip from articles online, jot down to do lists, and tag and organize it all. But Gcal helps me keep myself organized, and now that Ive discovered CalenGoo for the iPod Im all synched up.

eLearning Tools, Social Media, Training, Web, & a Metaphor

Big Dog, Little Dog

How to use social media in a more formalized strategic manner: Respect your learners intentions and make informal learning resources available and useful. Aggregate, organize, make available and decide what to deliberately suppor. Personas shows you how the Internet sees you: Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT Museum by the Sociable Media Group from the MIT Media Lab.

2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Kapp Notes

Organizations will struggle with too few staff and too much to do but will not want to hire more people. Social Media or Knowledge Media will become a great resource within organizations. ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? What are your major plans for the year? What predictions do you have for the year? First a little reflection.

OJT, Information, Personal Connections, Social Media, & Color Themes

Big Dog, Little Dog

On the Job Training - A Second Look - Elliott Masie in Learning TRENDS #585.when you ask a dozen workers in almost any organization, about how they learned their job - most will point to On The Job Training. Yet, most organizations don't deeply focus on how to make On The Job Training (or Learning) more effective. Naturally social people are more responsive to such coincidences, on the other hand, people who tend to isolate themselves from the outside world are less sensitive.

Stress Training, Training Development Time, Social Media, Imitation, & Consciousness

Big Dog, Little Dog

August 18, 2009. How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009 - Kapp Notes. Perhaps the most interesting part of " Time to Develop One Hour of Training " is the comparison of 2003 and 2009 numbers. In 2009, the low estimate is 49 and 89.both higher. Social media poses huge opportunity and risk for corporate world - Finance & Commerce. 73 percent said they would increase the use of social media over the next 12 months.

Introducting social media in organisations to improve the learning function is more difficult than you may think.

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

For some time now, I have an evaluation report of an organization that has experience with the introduction of social media (like wikis and blog) in the organization since 2009. The chosen toolset fits into the broader strategy of becoming a learning organization, breaking through organisational silos. We chose to use existing social media services in the cloud instead of buying a company package, because this creates flexibility and is cheaper.

Where Organizations Go Wrong With e-Learning

eLearning Cyclops

A post on e-Learning Guild's group on LinkedIn asked, "In What Ways Do Organizations Get eLearning Wrong?" There are many organizations that get it right, but many get it wrong too. Here are my thoughts on pitfalls organizations must avoid. e-Learning is also synchronous courses, blended learning, informal or social learning, etc. Distance Learning Social Media Misc.

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Using the system, I found that the top hot topics in eLearning for 2009. Twitter has been the talk of the town during 2009. Twitter in the classroom: 10 useful resources , August 12, 2009. Free PowerPoint Twitter Tools , October 6, 2009. All things Twitter , October 14, 2009. How to use Twitter on Campus , September 18, 2009. Hot Topic #2 - Social Media , Social Networks , Social Learning , and Informal Learning. May 22, 2009.

Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)

Janet Clarey

It is hard for traditional media to vet information coming from the public in a form they’ve never seen. “The belief that “social media&# only feeds our national self-obsession and that the often-used phrase “online community&# is, in fact, an oxymoron.&# ( from here ). During all this #whackamole business, I had brief exchange on Twitter with @susank about monitoring social media activity for your company.

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? Steaming media services, like Amazon S3, make it easy to store and deliver large media files. An increasing number of organizations are taking advantage of Open Source products, like Moodle and Sakai, for Learning Management Systems and authoring tools, like Udutu, for course production. Some organizations forget to add in the costs of customization.

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The U.S. Air Force: Moving Full Scale Into Social Media

Mark Oehlert

capabilities behind its firewall, but now it looks like it the USAF has a full-scale social media press going on. military+social media acitivities. I face this on a daily basis w/in my own organization. may be reaching out to you to help me with my ongoing social media efforts w/in my own small neighborhood of the DOD. .

Agile Learning Design: Periodic Table

ID Reflections

Agile Learning Design: Periodic Table Interesting periodic table capturing all the key components of Agile Learning, which has been defined as: The ability of an organization to learn at or above the speed of change in an environment that is increasingly becoming complex and volatile. Tags: Social Media Performance Support training learning informal learning

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eLearning Learning - Best of June 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

June 2009. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Top 100 Learning Game Resources - Upside Learning Blog , June 24, 2009. The Various Roles of Instructional Design (work in progress) - Jonathan’s ID , June 5, 2009. Business of Learning - eLearning Technology , June 15, 2009. SharePoint vs. Social Media - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2009. Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009.