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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? For this blog, I will focus on the use of social media as a strategy to facilitate and manage change for business transformation—to stay competitive and survive in increasingly harder business climates. Use of Social Media. Social media facilitates free flow of information in multiple directions.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

One of those social media users is bound to be in your industry so it’s time to get smarter about how we use social media to connect to followers, members, prospects, thought leaders, and board members. Recently, Maddie Grant at Social Fish presented on the topic of engagement in online communities. Here are some examples she gave for turning traditional approaches to social media strategy on its head. 2) Social Learning. Social Learning.

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

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

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

Your Training Edge

Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have also reviewed the major technology-enabled learning tools that MOOCs use to support social interaction. In this article and the next, we will put it all together by looking at why businesses should use social media in their training and development programs and various practical ways to implement peer learning through social media in corporate MOOCs.

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

Your Training Edge

Over the past few months, we have explored the social component of massive open online courses (MOOCs) from several angles. We have also reviewed the major technology-enabled learning tools that MOOCs use to support social interaction. In this article and the next, we will put it all together by looking at why businesses should use social media in their training and development programs and various practical ways to implement peer learning through social media in corporate MOOCs.

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

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

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

Your Training Edge

So you are ready to design your own massive open online course (MOOC) and you want to incorporate social media. Since then, social learning tools have exploded onto the market. At a minimum, most MOOCs today use discussion boards, blogs, and microblogs, and many have some kind of dedicated social network. One difference that affects the use of social media is the potential audience and the type of content. Facebook, aka social networking.

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. Social Media.

Social Media And Learning

The eLearning Coach

In this article, I’m featuring a wonderful interview with successful social media expert, Jane Hart. She provides compelling reasons to implement a social and collaborative environment as part of workplace learning. You can read more from Jane at her blog, Social Media in Learning. eLearning Coach: You were an early adopter of using social technologies for learning purposes. Do you incorporate social technologies in your learning strategy?

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? Identifying the IT social media users and doing some initial legwork for them could help. She presents a matrix that shows the types of learning that can occur through the use of varied social media tools, such as blogs, presentations and podcasts. This important resource is a rather convincing testament to the ways people learn through social media.

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.

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.

On the MOOC Horizon: Tin Can API

Your Training Edge

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. Over the course of the past year on this blog, I’ve described several ways MOOCs are already changing training and development.

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2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging

Jane Hart

Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Happy Christmas!   Here I highlighted the fact that social media was beginning to have a big impact on  workplace learning.   Many organisations still view social media tools as "trivial" and "time-wasting" with no place in business and ban access to many of them. Earlier in the year, in Twitter and Facebook and Buzz!

Who we are

Learning with 'e's

There always seems to be a discussion about questions around identity on popular social media channels. Guido Gautsch , a teacher in Melbourne agreed, but argued that it was probably not possible to separate them on open social media platforms such as Twitter. At Reading University, Pat Parslow thought that separation had to occur, and saw a social dimension, asking whether PLNs were ''built, uncovered, grown or nurtured?'' Who are you?

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

LMS/LCMS vendors wishing to a slight degree to incorporate social learning without fully entering are adding Widgets to the mix. According to the The New York Times , Facebook will soon incorporate location’ in two ways: its own features for sharing location and APIs to let other sites and apps offer location services to Facebook users. T-Mobile has equal problems, as does Sprint. Social Learning. 67% have a Facebook account.

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“We’ve Always Done It This Way” and Technology-Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

We’ve always done it this way” syndrome is rampant in companies, especially regarding adopting new technology, and it can be difficult to overcome. But while adopting a new way of doing things can be painful for some, it must happen for businesses to survive and grow into the future. That was in 2005 and she was talking about adopting new telecommunications technologies. Facebook was in its very early stages, and Twitter wasn’t even on the radar.

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. 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). The comparison to Facebook is tougher. Are you using Google+ yet?

8 Productivity Tips for Online Course Creators

LearnDash

Adopt a batch approach to production. Block your social medial accounts. When you come up against a difficult problem in your online course creation process, do you find yourself opening up Facebook or Twitter? Many people use social media as a way of procrastinating tasks that require a lot of mental effort. Overcome the habit of looking at social networks by blocking them on the computer you use for work.

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.

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. 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). The comparison to Facebook is tougher. Are you using Google+ yet?

Online Reputation Management: 9 Techniques for the Prosperity of Your Brand

Your Training Edge

The end goal is an enhanced understanding of the intricacies of online reputation management, and how it differs from a reactive crisis management approach adopted by many brands. For this reason, you need to ensure that you publicly respond to every positive review or message on social media you receive. A lot of the time a happy customer won’t think to leave a review, which means you’re missing out on priceless social proof and free marketing.

?ot just cat videos: 5 Social Learning Myths

TalentLMS

So let’s crack 5 insistent social learning myths, shall we? Social learning is a new thing. Social learning might be a lot of things but we can hardly call it new, and much less a “fad” It’s actually a decades-old theory based on the observation of a centuries-old practice. Social learning, as a pedagogical theory, has been brought forward by prominent 20th century teachers and psychologists, the most famous probably being Albert Bandura (of Stanford University).

When Social means Business …

Learning Cafe

Last week news was abounding that Microsoft are about to announce their acquisition of social media company Yammer for $1.2B. Although not yet confirmed, it comes hot on the heels of other social media buy outs such as Salesforce.com snapping up Buddy Media for close to $700 million to complement its existing Chatter social media platform; Oracle adding Collective Intellect and Vitrue to its portfolio of social media-related acquisitions and SAP acquiring Ariba for $4.3

Ingrain Immersive Learning…Get the drift?

Origin Learning

“Ambitious, Driven, Business focused, emerging…Professional and…Member | Available from Jan 2016” – these are compelling ‘characteristics’ of an individual, who knows the market forces and the power of the social media platform, to get to the goal envisioned and shared on a public social sphere. Nature creates paths and opportunities for those willing to learn, seek, know, and share …and that’s exactly what the social media platform and learning is all about.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner by Jon on January 11, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning The idea that right brained thinkers will dominate business in the coming century has been gaining momentum since it was first popularized several years ago by Dan Pink in his bestselling book A Whole New Mind. Workers have to solve problems on the fly.

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How Does the Blend of Social Learning and Microlearning Boost the Overall Learning Uptake?

G-Cube

They are competing for market share by leveraging the latest technologies, adopting new strategies and thinking innovatively. In such instances, there is a huge scope to deliver effective e-learning solutions by blending social learning and microlearning strategies. Social learning is associated with learning in groups or interacting via chats or forums across different social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Stupidly Simple Social Learning Strategy

LearnDash

Social media is here to stay, that much we know. Yet I am amazed at the number of organizations that don’t take advantage of social components for their employee learning. There are a wide range of options at your disposal for social learning, so let me provide you with a strategy for one tool that you may find of use: Social tool: a “Facebook” type wall for commenting. No problem, just ask the internal community… someone is bound to know.

Two Good: Why Social Learning And Microlearning Make A Great Combination

EI Design

In this article, I will provide insights on why it makes sense to use social learning and microlearning in conjunction. Social Learning And Microlearning: A Great Combination. Let’s begin with a quick recap on the definitions of social learning and microlearning and then see why they are a powerful combination. What Is Social Learning? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others. Add The Social Learning Aspect.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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. That’s right, FACEBOOK!

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

Dashe & Thomson

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.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

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?”

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

Dashe & Thomson

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. 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.

Conversation with Jane Bozarth

Kapp Notes

Jane frequently speaks at conferences and provides insights into all types of social media. I now focus mostly on other ways of supporting learners, especially learning with social media. Bozarth: The book, Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To’s of Working Out Loud , was a response to problems I see everywhere, including my own work world, with traditional approaches to organizational knowledge management.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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. 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.

Will a Chatbot Be Your Next Learning Coach? – How AI can support talent development in your organization

Learningtogo

Artificial intelligence, or “AI,” is a branch of computer science that aims to create “intelligent machines,” capable of performing problem solving, pattern recognition and learning without explicit programming. The data coming from your LMS and performance management software is puny compared to the onslaught coming from social media, but it is part of the Big Data mosaic and most of us are simply not taking advantage of the information we have readily available.

Organizational Change Management Cited – Again – as Key.

Dashe & Thomson

To avoid this problem, companies must build significant financial and human resources into ERP project plans for communications, training, and other organizational change management activities. 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.

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