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Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view. 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? Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Social Learning Social Networkin

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. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. The problem often comes back to a fundamental error in how a company introduces users to the new technology.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment. People WILL put obstacles in place either physical or mental barriers to the approaches you’re looking to adopt.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. A social business is one where all the members of the corporate ecosystem (employees, customers, partners, and customers) network with one another to delight their customers. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks are the glue that connects us.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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. They might even jot down a few notes that you can reference the next time you troubleshoot that widget problem.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

So, whilst I may be a little late, I keep being reminded that there are many, many people who are a whole lot less aware of blogs, social networks, wikis, microblogging and so on than I am. Social media - a platform for learning This year I have become more and more interested in the use of online social networks as a platform for business learning and knowledge management. One day Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook , no doubt on the first day there were only a handful of users.

There Goes the Eye Medicine - Cisco's Big Move to Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Amy Kucharik from IT Knowledge Exchange reported Cisco's John Chambers rallying speech on how Cisco is implementing Social Networking, in a rather massive way. Cisco's Collaboration Strategy: Adding Vision to Social Networking. Major components of this collaboration scenario, according to Chambers, are social networking and video - in fact, he said that "visual networking is the future." Social Networking is like an eye medicine.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

They help foster peer learning and the development of personal learning networks within, and even between, organizations. For example, an API makes it possible for you to share a YouTube video on Facebook or a photo on Twitter. Here is where the problem becomes immediately evident: with cloud-based resources, Khan Academy videos, mobile learning applications, social media, and so on, most of our learning activities don’t actually take place inside an LMS.

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The Value of the Network is in Defined, Small Groups

Vignettes Learning

Dan Karp wrote an observation on the value of the networks in relation to Facebook's growth, which resounds to me since I have always suspected that "networks have to stay small to be productive." This insight could save us a lot of headaches when we implement Social Networking inside businesses. To summarize: Metcalfe 's Law, says that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of its users.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. Organizations can set up social networks that are accessible only by employees with company email addresses. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e., Other sites offering both public and private social networking include Google+ and Hoop.la.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM. An approach that implies networking for personal benefits. The workforce is ubiquitously connected, networked, and mobile. These call for an adoption of some fundamental digital skills of which #wol is one.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

World: The Evolution of Distance Learning , Norm Willox, CEO of Critical Information Network, described the “brain drain&# that today’s companies are experiencing as: “Waves of craftsmen retiring, creating a void of skilled personnel and increasing operational risk for plants and facility operators. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. But the problem is, I’m NOT starting over. So adoption could be quite fast. What are the main advantages you’ve seen in Google+ over other networks? JU: I think it’s the best of Twitter plus the best of Facebook. But Google+ also encourages deeper communication by having no character limit and keeping the whole conversation in one place (one strength of Facebook).

Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

Infopro Learning

If constant change is the new normal, what then is the strategy that you can adopt to cope within a world of rapid change? Social networking and collaboration are extremely effective ways that are rapidly bringing employees to comply with the changes as well as to share their experiences. Share Through a Knowledge Network. The answer is Change Management.

Our Take on Google+

E-learning Uncovered

If I were to start over, I could see using Google+ over Facebook or Twitter. But the problem is, I’m NOT starting over. So adoption could be quite fast. What are the main advantages you’ve seen in Google+ over other networks? JU: I think it’s the best of Twitter plus the best of Facebook. But Google+ also encourages deeper communication by having no character limit and keeping the whole conversation in one place (one strength of Facebook).

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The more you share, the less likely you will keep them separated'' he remarked, invoking the idea of PLNs (personal learning networks). Some such as Jane Davis said they thought it was a good idea to do this to maintain salience and focus on context specific roles, but others such as Martin King saw problems suggesting that ''just as identity is complex, so is trying to divide it''. Digital FaceBook identity learning online social media Technology Twitter Who are you?

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

“When people leverage collaboration platforms to contribute and to build relationships, that appeals to their intrinsic motivators of autonomy, mastery, and relatedness. ” ~ Working Out Loud-Better for You; Better for the Firm Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. It has helped me to develop my personal learning network (PLN) and enabled my PKM.

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Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

Early Electronic Performance Support Systems and intranets were the predecessors of modern help systems such as Lynda.com, YouTube, Wikipedia, or Google as well as collaboration, information sharing, and communication tools such as SharePoint, Slack, Basecamp, and Skype plus networking tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or Twitter. Motion sickness can still be a problem, but most people can tolerate it for periods of up to 30 minutes’ time.

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8 Productivity Tips for Online Course Creators

LearnDash

Adopt a batch approach to production. When you come up against a difficult problem in your online course creation process, do you find yourself opening up Facebook or Twitter? Overcome the habit of looking at social networks by blocking them on the computer you use for work. In the face of distractions sabotaging your concentration, the following tips can help you focus on building the best online course in a timely fashion.

Using Chatbots in eLearning

Origin Learning

From Facebook and Twitter chatbots to virtual voice assistants that are programmed to respond to basic queries; chatbots have grown in popularity. Remember Clippit , the default office assistant, the animated icon that would guide you when you had a problem with MS-Office? Modern eLearning solutions make ample use of animated icons/avatars, adopt a story-telling approach, and guide learners to complete the learning module with ease.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. Organizations can set up social networks that are accessible only by employees with company email addresses. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e., Other sites offering both public and private social networking include Google+ and Hoop.la.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2

Your Training Edge

At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. Organizations can set up social networks that are accessible only by employees with company email addresses. Facebook, aka social networking. Facebook is the prime place for people to connect, and studies have shown that college students (i.e., Other sites offering both public and private social networking include Google+ and Hoop.la.

Surviving the Millennial Apocalypse: Party Like It’s 1999

eLearning Brothers

Not only are the business problems increasing in complexity, but the new generation has also introduced a new dynamic. We now have multi-device capabilities, social networking, embedded performance support systems, virtual reality, dynamic portals, xAPI analytics, gaming, powerful search engines, and (finally) really good user-generated content! As the decade progressed, Google opened the web’s potential and something called Facebook had changed the way this generation interacted.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1

Your Training Edge

We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. Many organizations are wary of social media, mainly because of a lack of control and the fear that social networking on the job will quickly devolve into “social notworking.” In today’s environment, businesses that do not adopt new technologies are setting themselves up for failure.

How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1

Your Training Edge

We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. Many organizations are wary of social media, mainly because of a lack of control and the fear that social networking on the job will quickly devolve into “social notworking.” In today’s environment, businesses that do not adopt new technologies are setting themselves up for failure.

Why engagement is a critical ingredient in successful sales training?

QuoDeck

More often than not, what seems like an easy problem to solve, can be a multi-layered challenge within a changing business and technology environment. Without adoption, it is futile to worry about downstream metrics like effectiveness, retention and application. Adoption has many layers, and is very similar to any modern marketing problem. If you think of learners as consumers or ‘app users’ in the modern mobile learning context, problems become a little more apparent.

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Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

How will organizations get them to adopt new business processes, procedures, or software systems when necessary? Workers have to solve problems on the fly. View all posts by Jon → ← Facebook or Kanye West: Which Pop Icon Has a Future in Enterprise Learning?

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How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 1

Your Training Edge

We have examined the role of peer learning in organizations and the importance of creating personal learning networks. Many organizations are wary of social media, mainly because of a lack of control and the fear that social networking on the job will quickly devolve into “social notworking.” In today’s environment, businesses that do not adopt new technologies are setting themselves up for failure.

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Dashe & Thomson

By using technology like Inkling to engineer learning experiences, we help learners turn a social network into a learning network. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend No comments yet.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Navy’s new plan to crowd-source the Somali piracy problem may be even more revolutionary. Navy intends to sit back and watch what unfolds, taking advantage of thousands of minds to generate innovative approaches to a real-world problem. The problems facing struggling Fortune 500 companies are often similarly complex, yet few if any are utilizing a crowd-sourcing model.

?ot just cat videos: 5 Social Learning Myths

TalentLMS

Many people observe that Facebook, Twitter and other prevalent social media, are used primarily for casual chatting, vacation photos, witty remarks, cat videos, trolling and the occasional “flame-war”, deducing from this that any time spend on social media is time wasted. that happen all the time between us and our Facebook/Twitter/etc friends. Social Learning must involve Facebook, Twitter and the like… No, it does not. The ancient world had its myths.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

For an excellent illustration of this problem, check out this great example provided by the always-interesting Cathy Moore (click the image to launch the Flash player): Courtesy of [link] So, why does narration in eLearning frequently do nothing more than parrot back what’s written on the screen?

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

Dashe & Thomson

The problem, though, is that many primary schools are still geared to teach in ways that would be more or less recognizable to students from thirty years ago. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend No comments yet.

How MOOCs Are Improving Traditional ILT

Your Training Edge

This is particularly true for corporate training and personal and professional development, as these fields have been quick to adopt the new technologies and strategies. Using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools for training is a way to bring training to employees rather than trying to drag employees into the training. Social learning tools also assist employees in developing personal learning networks, both within and outside of the company.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

World: The Evolution of Distance Learning , Norm Willox, CEO of Critical Information Network, described the “brain drain&# that today’s companies are experiencing as: “Waves of craftsmen retiring, creating a void of skilled personnel and increasing operational risk for plants and facility operators. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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