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

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. Has your organization implemented a social networking platform?

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. As such, it just makes sense for education programs to adopt them as well another tool for teaching.

Forums vs. Social Networks?

Clark Quinn

I'm debating the value of forum / group / threaded discussion software vs. social network software for a particular situation. It aims at a very broad audience that includes everyone from early adopters to technology laggards. So, I'm trying to figure out what's going to be the right software / service to adopt, but I'm also trying to think about the differences in: Forum / Threaded Discussion / Group Examples are Google Groups and Yahoo Groups.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. 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.

Teens, Tweens and Social Networking

Kapp Notes

Chart shows percentage of teens and tweens and what social networking/Web 2.0 Among teens, that amounts to about 9 hours a week on social networking activities,compared to about 10 hours a week watching TV.

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

Dashe & Thomson

A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking. Instead, they might want to help us build, maintain, and exploit a large network of weak ties.

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. What is Social Learning?

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Jakob Nielsen on social networks on the intranet

Clive on Learning

I would not have a predicted such a positive review of the progress being made by early adopters, but if Jakob is convinced then we can be comfortable that there's good evidence to back this up. You really need to read his posting yourself, but here's a selection of extracts which grabbed my attention: "A main finding from our study's interviews is that most companies are not very far along in a wholesale adoption of Web 2.0 Tags: social networking

A More Social Org Starts with Beliefs Not Behavior Change

The Simple Shift

Before you implement enterprise social technology or a strategy to use what you have, don’t make the mistake of starting with gimmicky activities that only get you to phase one, adoption. ESN Social Business Social networks #socialorg #behavior #systems #OSDRemember, the goal is adaptation; adaption to a new level of connectedness, openness and working collaboratively. Changing behaviors is key but it doesn’t start […].

The foundations of innovation in L&D

E-Learning Provocateur

There are two sides of the innovation coin in corporate learning & development: technology and pedagogy. The class can be flipped, the narrative pared back to key messages, and a scenario-based design adopted to train not the content, but its application.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0

Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and ROI is effective user adoption (70% listed it as #1). The problem often comes back to a fundamental error in how a company introduces users to the new technology.

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Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning.

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

Vignettes Learning

and Social Learning in business. 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.

Social Networking: A Platform for Training New Managers Online? by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Adoption and use of social networking by younger workers, who will soon be managers and supervisors, is growing rapidly. How can you leverage this technology to ensure they are ready for their new duties? Tags: Design Strategies Instructional Design Social Media

37% Adults Use Social Networking - Adoption to e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Social networking is perceived by many adults as waste of time. Financial Post reported that 37% of adults visit social networking sites, 27% who visit FaceBook create a profile. When technology helps us to do things faster and better,we adapt. This is perhaps changing. I remember the time when corporate managers where suspicious of instant messaging. Today, it's part of our workplace tools.

Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer

G-Cube

Technology has made training and learning more accessible and learner-friendly. Technology can provide a vehicle for continuing conversations beyond the time and space constraints of the classroom and conflicting schedules. Social Networking Sites.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

Your Training Edge

As more institutions have experimented with them, and more research has been done about how to improve online learning, new pedagogical approaches and technologies have come on the scene. For a review of basic technology-enabled learning tools used in MOOCs, see here and here.).

Learning Technologies 2010 – Recap

Upside Learning

Learning is fast turning Social, Informal, & Mobile. That’s the message I’ve been hearing loud & clear from Learning Technologies 2010. Adoption, after all, will happen only when L&D professionals start making some sense of it in first place.

Technology Evaluation Checklist for Learning Professionals (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

We hear about a new smartphone, new app, new technology every single day. With so many new technologies on the market, how do you sort through the irrelevant and the junk? We needed away to objectively evaluate technologies and separate the good from the bad.

Blending Learning with Social Technology Components

Upside Learning

unleashed a wave of tools that facilitate learning by leveraging social networks and informal channels. enabled platform for employees to build their own networks and channels. A lot of companies today face a resource situation that’s not unique in this age.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with e's

Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching. Is your school community ready to adopt new practices or will they resist?

How our learning theories shape how we use technology for learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I read a paper called Perspectives on learning and technology: A review of theoretical perspectives "This paper provides a review of literature pertaining to theoretical references on educational practice and technology from perspectives of learning theories of the 20th and 21st centuries."

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How can We Train People on Web 2.0 and Social Networking When They are All Just Emerging Now?

Vignettes Learning

Through Ray Sims' blog I found this video of Matt Moore with relevant ideas on adoption of Web 2.0 Social media and Social Networking simply allow us to collaborate better, faster, and cheaper.

How Effective is Tin Can API in Measuring Learning Effectiveness of Technology-aided Learning?

G-Cube

Technology-aided learning is now a reality for most organizations. We learn through many ways – on our mobiles and tablets, through social networks or forums and even good-old dependable Google search!

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013

Learnnovators

e-Learning is dynamically evolving, thanks to the incredible achievements in highly powerful and intelligent tools and technologies that are rapidly emerging. These disruptive technologies are re-shaping the learning and education landscape. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY.

Will Learning Adopt the Linux Model for Development in the Future?

Upside Learning

Web of Trust’ Networks of trust are becoming very important to the way we create products/services where each individual on the network is a potential contributor. There are just such networks in the enterprise as well, and they play a big role in how tacit knowledge is transferred in the organization. The ability to target and influence knowledge leaders will lead to similar effects on their networks as well.

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Social media: It’s not about the technology!

Learning Cafe

As an enterprise, Acme Corporation is “dipping its toes” into social media. It might be said it’s adopting a cautious, almost experimental approach to the concept. While the organisation has invested in social technology, and maybe even documented a social media policy, the majority of its social media activity is driven from the bottom up. So what does your organisation need to do to take social media to the next level?

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 1

Upside Learning

from various spheres of learning and technology on varied social networking platforms. New Research Puts Fortune 500 Social Media Usage On Display. Technology has permeated all spheres of life, including education.

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Duolingo: The Smartest Business Model in Education Technology

Pinlearn

It allows connecting through social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Key resources: The technology data centers are the key resources particularly for the person who involved in developing and maintaining the platform. Duolingo’s business model is one of the smartest in the technology space. It was in 2015 that Duolingo adopted a new monetization strategy, by introducing a new app, called the Duolingo Test Center.

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AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

In just a few short years, AI has become one of the most talked-about technology advances since the dawn of the internet. So the promise of AI is real, but some technology providers seem willing to blur the lines to attract deeper investment.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. Sorry I got carried away a bit there :P You can also integrate other social networking API's such as Twitter.