Social Networking – A Contrarian View

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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? I have seen that early attempts to bring social networking inside companies as a work tool have failed. Social technologies are going to take time to be adopted, just like it too years before people thought email.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. The slow adoption of social learning is not localized to Minnesota and North Carolina.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0

What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? by Jim on March 8, 2011 in social learning I’ll be honest. Just good, wholesome, social learning knowledge. We all know that social media will be a major driver in the 2.0

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The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information by Paul on March 14, 2011 in social learning Most of us in the adult learning industry have already found and incorporated Twitter into our everyday lives. So now that I’ve said my peace, I’ll get off my Twitter pulpit and share five ways to utilize Twitter for social learning: 1.

Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Not Everyone is a Social Customer by Paul on February 11, 2011 in Development Tools , customer service , social learning A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog about the need to train your clients on the various methods of…training. This ever-changing technological landscape is currently held captive by social media, and for good reason.

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The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

This list is focused mostly on the first half of the year: January to June 2011. link] January 2011 January 2-5, 2011 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), 12 th , Bangalore, India. link] January 3-5, 2011 International College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Maui, Hawaii, USA. link] January 6-9, 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? by Paul on April 20, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , social learning Over the last few months I’ve discussed with my brother, a professor at Bethel University here in Minneapolis, how to incorporate social media into his classes.

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2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

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Award winners for 2011. The 2011 Open Source Commercial System of the Year goes to . AICC/SCORM/IMS. Some social learning functions. Its lack of mobile learning (as I define it) and lack of social learning, hurt it – but in looking at the entire space, nobody seemed overly hardcore in pushing this aspect. CertPoint was a consideration as well, and they do offer mobile learning with some social learning. 2011 Commercial System of the Year.

What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? by Paul on March 23, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Video , blended learning Opening weekend of March Madness is over. Yes, it hurts just typing it. Although two weekends of mayhem remain, there’s nothing like that first weekend.

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Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background? Inkling , an ePublishing start-up based in San Francisco, is about to blow your mind through its reimagination of the textbook for the Social Age. By using technology like Inkling to engineer learning experiences, we help learners turn a social network into a learning network.

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend.

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Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network by Jolene on April 28, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , Video , social learning According to the 1996 report from the U.S. Guess who else is getting in the social media game? Social Media.

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? by Jolene on March 11, 2011 in Gaming Theory , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning Over the last year or so, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to incorporate games into eLearning instructional design projects. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Who's Going to Build the Social Learning Roads?

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? by Paul on April 20, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Informal Learning , social learning Over the last few months I’ve discussed with my brother, a professor at Bethel University here in Minneapolis, how to incorporate social media into his classes.

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The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support by Jolene on January 21, 2011 in Informal Learning , eLearning , mobile learning , performance support In his blog post Social Learning and the Exobrain , Simon Bostok (prolific and thought-provoking blogger at Hypergogue ), declares: The smart people in learning have been talking about shifting pretty much everything to Performance Support.

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Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace by Paul on February 21, 2011 in social learning If you’ve paid any attention to the adult learning landscape over the last few years, you know that the new social learning push is being fueled by the emergence of social media. Social Learning Blog - March 7, 2011 [.]

Product Review: Saba Social

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So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Over 25 different social media types and Saba Social sticks with the ones everyone always sees – WHY? Is it the best social learning or social platform on the market?

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Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military by Jim on May 19, 2011 in Gaming Theory Think game-based training doesn’t have anything to offer your organization in the way of savings? When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives by Jim on March 3, 2011 in EHR Training Since the beginning of last year’s health care debate, we’ve all been hearing a lot about Electronic Health Records (EHR), and the promise they hold for saving money and improving patient outcomes.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

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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. Whether in our working lives or personal lives, opening up on social media is not everyone’s idea of a good time.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. December 2011 November 27-December 1, 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE): Reaching Across Boundaries, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. link] December 5-6, 2011 Managing Quality Teaching in Higher Education , Mexicali, Mexico.

Measuring Project Success: Thoughts for the Training Professional.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Measuring Project Success: Thoughts for the Training Professional by Jim on April 24, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery When we think of the concept of “success,” it often seems relatively straightforward. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning? by Paul on April 13, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning Last week my girlfriend and I ate dinner at Darbar Indian Grill in Uptown Minneapolis with another couple (good food, but overpriced), and we got on the topic of surfing the net on the job.

Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Train Your Client On Training.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Train Your Client On Training by Paul on January 31, 2011 in Instructional Design , Training Development In the enterprise learning industry, when you sit down with a client to discuss an opportunity, oftentimes the client has a good idea what they want. View all posts by Paul → ← Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool?

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The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read. Brendan January 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm # Thanks for listing us!

Quip: conversations

Clark Quinn

IM chats provide an open channel to have a continuing presence. socialConversations are the engine of business. Seriously. How many problems are solved by saying “go talk to <so-and-so>&# , or ideas sparked by conversations around the water cooler? How many times has a chance conversation ended up leading to a new product, service, acquisition, or more? The conversations can be of many types: with co-workers, managers, subordinates, customers, stakeholders.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read. Brendan January 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm # Thanks for listing us!

My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It’s not “to be original&# ) by Jim on January 5, 2011 in eLearning , social learning With the New Year comes new resolutions, and I’ve made an effort (you might even call it a resolution) to have at least one of mine be training related (the others were booked solid).

Rx for SMEs

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Getting iNtimate

Clark Quinn

Cognitively, if you’re closer to the interaction, more engaged with the content, it would seem plausible that more would ‘stick’ Particularly compared to a desktop, where you might be distracted by the shiny objects (new messages, whether email, IM, or whatever). The extra dimension to cap off this trifecta is to add in the social element: so learners can reflect on their experience compared to others, or even better, collaborate.

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. Some don’t like it in comparison to other social media outlets, many choose not to use it, but again, I’ve never heard the word “hate” in conjunction with “Facebook.”

Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning? by Paul on January 7, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , social learning People love to learn. Some don’t like it in comparison to other social media outlets, many choose not to use it, but again, I’ve never heard the word “hate” in conjunction with “Facebook.”

Elearning applications

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 open source e-Learning projects for 2011 that will help you implement a low cost e-Learning solution. January 3, 2011 11:31 AM Christoforos Online said.

Hey, That's Social Learning! | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. These kids really get social learning! The eLearning Guild hosted an engaging, curiosity-inspiring conference focused on social learning.

eLearning Conferences 2012

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Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. link] January15-18, 2012 PacificTelecommunications Council (PC’12):Harnessing Disruption – Global, Mobile, Social, Local, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. link] January18, 2012 Using Social Media toCommunicate , Birmingham, The United Kingdom. link] January31-February 1, 2012 iLearning ParisForum 2011, 7 th , Espace Champerret, Paris, France.