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Should You Use Social Media in Your Course?

LearnDash

A look at the advantages, disadvantages, and underlying purpose of social media in the classroom. Social media is among the most prominent of these resources , and there’s a strong temptation for many online educators to find creative ways to use it in their course. However, social media isn’t for everyone—or every course. A quick break down the pro’s and con’s, shows us the following: Key advantages of social media include: User familiarity.

eLearning Content And Social Media

eLearning Brothers

You want your eLearners to stay with you much more than 8 seconds and be engaged by your social media marketing (SMM) content. From a content marketing professional’s perspective, every eLearning platform should populate more than one if not all major social media platforms. As you jump hurdles and overcome issues in your social media deliveries, update your plan. There are social marketing courses that delve deeply into these features.

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How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning

Your Training Edge

We cannot deny how social media has become a part of our daily lives, how it has influenced us and how it has connected us to the rest of the world. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus are among the social media platforms that almost everyone accesses today. Aside from providing a means to peek into other people’s lives, communicate without borders, and serve as entertainment, we cannot take away the value social media provides in e-Learning.

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 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.

5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

More social media. The use of social media in training has been somewhat controversial, as organizations are understandably concerned about the privacy of their proprietary information. However, not all social media tools necessarily need to be public, and companies have much to gain by using communication and collaboration tools beyond the discussion forum. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #6 More Social, More Collaborative

Your Training Edge

If you were asked to name the top three current trends in business in general, my guess is that “social” would make the list. To say that social media has flipped the business world on its head isn’t an understatement—from product development to marketing to customer relations and beyond, tools like Facebook and Twitter have completely changed how companies function. 81 percent agree that social media is valuable for employee learning.

Mobile Learning Analyst RJ Jacquez to guest host #TalkTech chat on mLearning, HTML5, and more.

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Our staff has had many a great conversation with RJ on Twitter and the relationship is yet another example of how powerful social media can be for connecting like-minded professionals within their fields. Be sure to follow RJ on Twitter and tune in at 3 pm on Thursday as he will post three articles and topics on Mobile Web Apps , the move to HTML5-based apps over native , and the rise of enterprise BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs for us to discuss.

Using MOOCs: Finding and Onboarding New Employees

Your Training Edge

If you ask anyone in any company why their organization has a training and development program, you will probably be met with a look of confusion—obviously the purpose of T&D programs is to provide employees with the learning experiences necessary to perform their jobs at the highest level possible. In this article, I’ll explore the first two uses: building talent pipelines and on-boarding new employees. Companies can sponsor MOOCs or even full programs.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

So far in this series, we have looked at ways massive open online courses (MOOCs) have led educators and trainers to rethink how content is delivered and the role of social media in the corporate classroom. This article focuses on a topic that has historically been an albatross around the neck of training and development: assessment. A recent Forbes article identified the top 10 skills that organizations are looking for in new employees.

How MOOCs Can Solve Common Training Problems

Your Training Edge

This article addresses three common problems found in training and discusses how MOOCs provide solutions to these problems. Probably the number one thing keeping corporate training programs from producing results is that employees aren’t engaged. For whatever reason, although employees want more specialized job training , traditional programs just aren’t doing it for them. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

Fear of Change in Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

In my previous articles, I have always had talked about the changes training paradigms going on in corporate sectors all over the world. From e-learning and social networking to flexible hours and highly advanced MOOCs, we have the proof that training is changing, yet it is important to continuously examine the same in terms of numbers. Almost all training programs aim towards behavior modification. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson.

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Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Gyrus

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. Statements like, “how do we make our learning program work for us?” ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” ” But, how do you get your learning program up to speed? In order to come up with the answer as well as enact a proper social media approach, be sure to reference the steps below: Don’t Lose Sight of your Current State.

The 18 Most Interesting Articles and Interviews in 2015

WalkMe Training Station

These 18 articles and interviews, written by the best employee training, discuss the challenges training managers today face, upon the shifting world of eLearning, and especially the collision of formal and informal learning. The articles offer great tips and solutions, and inside, you can find insights on topics such as storytelling, marketing styles, and branding, alongside fascinating interviews. 8 Tips To Create A Successful Employee Online Training Orientation Program.

MOOCs Are Too Uncontrollable – People Could Do Anything!

Your Training Edge

This is the fifth in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place. Even corporate MOOCs that incorporate social media don’t necessarily use Twitter— Yammer is a popular private social network that businesses can use to ensure the privacy of employee communications.

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Are MOOCs Too Risky for Your Corporate Training Program?

Your Training Edge

For the past month, this blog has focused on common objections to using massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other technology-enabled learning tools in corporate training programs. This article finishes up the series by addressing the idea that MOOCs are simply too risky on which to bank something as important as corporate training success. This report by PricewaterhouseCoopers provides best practices for how to integrate technology into a compliance program.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. We, at Learnnovators, have always been fascinated by the enormous power of social learning, and have been following up researches and discussions by experts around this subject closely for some time now. Articles. Programs.

5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

Now, the really fun part begins – sharing the good news with your members and getting them excited about your association’s eLearning programs. For even more tips on using gamification to increase your sales, check out this article published just last month. Social media is your best bud when you have a limited marketing budget. Include screencaps of your course; links to relevant articles on the topic, infographics, photos, etc. Share this on LinkedIn.

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Bad Management Practices

The Performance Improvement Blog

In an article for BusinessWeek titled, “Ten Management Practices to Axe,” Liz Ryan identifies ten popular practices of organizations that they should stop doing. Social Media Thought Police. 360-Degree Feedback Programs. One is “Social Media Thought Police”. This is the futile practice of trying to control social media, such as Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter, that employees might use at work.

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “ The research isn’t heartening. Some of the questions we had in mind were: What benefits does social learning offer to workplaces of today? How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

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

Your Training Edge

In the five previous articles, we have addressed common objections to using massive open online courses (MOOCs) in corporate training. Our entire training program is based on face-to-face interaction, and I don’t think learning technologies can offer us much of an advantage. The arguments about whether or not to use new online tools, social media, and so on will seem silly, because by then they will be the new way we’ve always done things.

How to Launch Products, Create Recurring Revenue, and Build an Affiliate Marketing Program with Mark Thompson from PayKickstart

LifterLMS

Learn how to launch products, create recurring revenue, and build an affiliate marketing program with Mark Thompson from PayKickstart in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS.

The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

So, you’ve decided to start using technology-enabled learning in your corporate training program. These are items I’ve covered in depth in other articles. Learn more about Bryant at LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryantnielson. eLearning Featured Posts Learning & Development MOOC Simulations Social Media Training Assessments collaboration infographics interaction learning objectives MOOCs screencasts simulations technology enabled learning Videos

How Course Creators Can Improve Their Affiliate Marketing Programs with Dustin Howes

LifterLMS

Learn about how course creators can improve their affiliate marketing programs with Dustin Howes in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Dustin and Chris talk about the different types of affiliate platforms, and dive into some insider tips for running a successful affiliate program for your course or membership site. Developing an affiliate program is a topic that comes up a lot in the LifterLMS and course creation space.

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

Dashe & Thomson

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.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items based on social signals. Recently I came across this discussion on LinkedIn – best book for beginning instructional designers. Digital Participation, Digital Inclusion and Social Learning - Learnadoodledastic , July 24, 2010 Digital Participation - Why? This is a social resource as it also provides the opportunity for you to provide your own experiences of using social tools for learning. social web) and web 3.0

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Informal learning in eLearning?

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

According to various education specialists 70% of one’s learning is experiential, 20% takes place through social or collaborative activities and only a 10% is through formal training programs. Informal learning comes in a variety of forms, such as watching videos, reading articles that draw the learner’s interest, participating in online communities, coaching sessions or even by playing serious or commercial games. ArticlesWhat is Informal Learning?

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). Twitter has APIs, so does Facebook, even Linkedin. APIs available in popular programs – SAAS. Adaptive Learning with a Social Q/A twist. Cliqset -social web service that helps users share and discover content and discuss it with other users.

Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

Nick Leffler

About two months ago I wrote about increasing social awareness in higher education , specifically the MSIDT program that I graduated from. Developing the social awareness of the program has gone well, although nothing like I had planned. I began going in a few different directions; writing articles for various websites/magazines, writing blog posts for the MSIDT website, and reviving or creating social media accounts to share and converse with the community.

3 Truths About Millennials and Workplace Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Depending on what research study or news article you read, the Millennial generation began with people born from 1977 – 1982 and ended with birthdays from 1992 – 2004. According to Diprete, “…the boundaries end up getting drawn to some extent by the media.” When I read articles or hear talks about the millennial generation, the difference between millennials is portrayed as very punctuated. Social Media Comes Down to Personal Preference.

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Because video is, apparently, a perfect manifestation of social learning theory. Marsha March 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm # Hi Jon: I was impressed with this article because it touches on some learning information discussed in my training and development program here at Roosevelt University.

The ROI of Training Your Employees

Litmos

Trying to prove to leadership that a training program is paying off financially is a daunting task — direct evidence may be scant, company leaders might not understand training, and your budget may be on the line. Unfortunately, many organizations tend to see training as a cost, rather than as an item that will indirectly increase revenue, and they often want proof that their employee training programs are increasing their bottom line.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 Ive been creating training and e-Learning programs for over 20 years, serving as an instructional designer, writer, developer, and project manager.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices by Paul on November 24, 2010 in mobile learning , social learning In an article she wrote for Training Magazine in June 2009 called Best Buy’s New Role , Terah Shelton explores Best Buy’s then-new Results-Oriented Learning Environment (ROLE). Social Learning Blog - January 7, 2011 [.]

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