Learning And Social Networks

Upside Learning

Google Plus is making waves among technology savvy social networkers. This is a more manageable approach for dealing with the humongous amount of incoming data that social networks generate. Social Learning Google Google Plus Social Networks

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? Social Learning Social Networking

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

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.

The big myth of social networking

E-Learning Provocateur

A little while ago, someone tweeted his awe of the fact that over 600 million people are connected to each other on the one platform, ie Facebook. Whether Facebook adds anything to the equation is questionable. Madonna has a Facebook page – well, I think it’s her.

Google+ … Room for another social network?

CLO Magazine

However, skeptics around the world question the potential of Google+ with the failure of Google Wave and competition from Facebook. His prediction is that Google+ will become a strong competitor in the market, and while Facebook will remain the dominant social network, they will co-exist.

How I use social media professionally

Challenge to Learn

Recently a company ask me to to give them an introduction in the usage of social media, by explaining to them how I use it. I actively started using LinkedIn (my first social media site) in 2004. This weekend I read an old but interesting post on LinkedIn strategies.

Learning Tools Directory 2011

Jane Hart

Many have become much more social, e.g. with links to Twitter, Facebook or using their own social features. I’ve just spent the last few days overhauling the Learning Tools Directory.

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January 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

I’ve started off my 2011 Reading List, and this blog posting highlights my top 3 must-reads for January 2011.

April 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

My 2011 Reading List. Trust and networks , Gideon Rosenblatt, Alchemy of Change, 16 April 2011. “Trust makes networks work. When trust is high among members of a network, there’s a wonderful cohesiveness and capacity to get work done.

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Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ".

May 2011 Review

Jane Hart

But first a review of May 2011. Mapping informal and formal learning strategies to real work , Tom Gram, Performance X Design, 4 May 2011. Roles in communities of practice , Joitske Hulsebosc, Lasagna and chips, 9 May 2011. The Client knows best , CLO Magazine, 26 May 2011.

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Top Ten Tools for Learning 2011

Experiencing eLearning

Diigo is my social bookmarking option. LinkedIn is increasingly a place I find useful conversations and resources, especially in the groups. This is the fifth year that Jane Hart has been collecting lists of top tools for learning. The list will be finalized on November 13, but you can see the ongoing results in this list. I have contributed my lists in 2007 , 2008 , and 2009. You can contribute your top tools too.

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The Social Network and the Risks of Informal Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

The movie The Social Network has been in the news this week — as it’s been for the last six months or so — for racking up eight Academy Award nominations. It’s a great film, and, as we’ve seen, great fodder for an ongoing conversation on peer networking and the entire nature of the world we live in today (as well as for debate on whether or not it was fair in its depiction of its subject: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg).

Kick-starting a corporate social network

Jay Cross

Internal microblogging is a great way for an organization to kick-start social networking. My pal Aaron Silvers shares his experience with microblogging going viral at W. Grainger in this video. Fairy tales do come true; it could happen to you. Just Jay

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. By Dean Hawkinson.

A circular argument

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s Google’s trump card against the likes of Facebook and Twitter. The achilles heel of Facebook is that its friending system is binary: either you are my friend or you are not. Granted, I’m no Facebook expert, so maybe this can be done.

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MoveOn Co-Founder Talks Social Networking

Jay Cross

Berkeley neighbor Joan Blades dropped by the Internet Time Lab to chat about social networking. Were it not for Joan and her husband Wes, John McCain would be president. Just Jay

Top 5 things I hope not to hear in 2011

E-Learning Provocateur

I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. LinkedIn even tells you “Invitations should only be sent to people you know personally&#. If Facebook were a country. Regardless, yes, Facebook has millions of users. netiquette 2011 Facebook learning styles LinkedIn PowerPoint TwitterThe title of this article is self explanatory, so here goes… 1. Death by PowerPoint.

Can Social Networks Replace Your LMS?

OpenSesame

In my ongoing love affair with Quora , I recently joined the discussion on a new question: Can specialised social networks replace learning management systems ?

2011: A writer’s odyssey

E-Learning Provocateur

2011 was a big year of writing for me, with 2 self-published books and over 40 blog posts. Social media. • Social media extremism. • 20 hot resources for customer-facing social media. • The big myth of social networking.

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Facebook for Educators

Moodle Journal

I have in past postings made both positive and not so positive remarks regarding the use of Facebook as part of course delivery. In one particular year, I certainly managed to get pretty much wholesale agreement with using the social network for both easy contact and handing out achievement comments’ and graphical badges and general course information.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning. Some Mobile Learning Predictions for 2011 Mobile learning will get its own identity.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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? Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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? Another subject I’ve never heard anyone say they hate is Facebook.

My 1-liners from ElNet 2011

E-Learning Provocateur

Ruth McElhone assigns points to her students for their contributions to an internal social media platform, and they require 1000 points to pass the course. conference 1-liners e-learning E-learning Network of Australasia ElNet Workplace E-learning Congress

eLearning Hot Topics from 2011

Integrated Learnings

So, it seems fitting that we’d look back at our 2011 posts and create one for this blog. How do these compare with your own eLearning hot topics from 2011? --1-- The post with the most views in 2011 was Practical Storyboarding – Not Just for Developers. From Making Scenarios Realistic to 5 Ways to Tell Stories in eLearning , several 2011 posts talked about how to design eLearning with scenarios and stories as well as the benefits of doing so.

2011: A writer’s odyssey

E-Learning Provocateur

2011 was a big year of writing for me, with 2 self-published books and over 40 blog posts. Social media. • Social media extremism. • 20 hot resources for customer-facing social media. • The big myth of social networking. • Foching up social media. • ElNet Workplace E-learning Congress 2011. • Top 5 things I hope not to hear in 2011.

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#CCK11: Connectivism-MindMap

ID Reflections

Putting together the points from the different sources on Connectivism in the form of a mindmap: mindmap learning Connectivism CCK11 Social network

My E-learning predictions and plans for 2011 #LCBQ

Challenge to Learn

On that community he runs a series of post regarding ‘The big question’ The question of the month is: What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? I don’t think that 2011 will be a year of great transformations but these changes will slowly gain importance. 2011 Moving from the LMS to the workplace. 2011 will be a crucial year for easygenerator. We will drastically increase our partner network and start selling in as many countries as possible.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

The internet and tools like social media have created this world where we are all inter-connected. We want to create learning environments where we can get people to be responsible for the whole learning experience by social interaction and support in learning new skills.

eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Web Courseworks

Not only do these technologies allow for stronger opportunities for peer to peer learning (social learning) and better access to content, it also allows instructors to nudge learning along with calendar and assignment alerts.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. The point is, Tweet Deck gives me a completely customizable, real-time social learning feed.

Bringing learning to the workplace, step 3: People

Challenge to Learn

You can use social network sites where people create a profile of themselves. Instead of hobbies like you do in Facebook, you can describe your expertise in your profile. You can set up your private corporate network with tools like ELGG. Corporate social networks e-Learning elgg Workplace learning YammerOne of the most effective ways of workplace learning is support offered by colleagues.

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The Human Factor: The Connection Between Social Networking and Learning by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

Pondering how to create a social media strategy that supports learning? Social MediaResearch suggests that an effective strategy may be simpler than you think. Design Strategies Future Trends Learning 2.0

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. Why is networking so important anyway? From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections.