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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. In fact I don’t think it’s about the separate technologies.

eLearning - Social Media - Mobile Learning

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List - May 15, 2009 to May 22, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Choose the Right Pilot Group - Kapp Notes , May 22, 2009 Presentation: Social Bookmarking with Delicious - Don't Waste Your Time , May 15, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design, Part 1 - The E-Learning Curve , May 19, 2009 Meeting icebreaker-How to get a group to acknowledge differences in perceptions.

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10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? So here are descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Category: Social Networking Platform. Elgg is a social networking engine and publishing platform for running your own social networking site on a public or private server. Share this on Facebook Share this on del.icio.us

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. Clive Shepherd recommends stepping back from the technology itself to consider whether “bottom-up&# learning is appropriate for the audience and the organization. This important resource is a rather convincing testament to the ways people learn through social media.

Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning

Your Training Edge

In a previous set of articles, we looked at the advantages of using a massive open online course (MOOC) to incorporate informal learning into training programs. However, as more training moves online and starts to incorporate social media, better tools are becoming available to facilitate, track, and perform quality control on peer learning. We have previously explored the technology-enabled learning tools that facilitate social interaction in MOOCs.

2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

The arena of online learning is continually reshaped by technological advances. Just as we must pay attention to the latest research on learning and pedagogy, it’s important to be aware of current technological trends. What technology trends of 2009 have impacted online learning and will continue to do so in the coming year? Steaming media services, like Amazon S3, make it easy to store and deliver large media files. Social Media.

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35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool. 10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions - The eLearning Coach , March 18, 2010 This is a back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology? Social Media (55).

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. There are two main types of tools for building a Professional Learning Network: information aggregation and social media connection. Social bookmarking tools (i.e., Social Media Connection.

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

Here is a way for people to turn their interest in lifelong, independent learning AND social connections into a way of life. It took 40 years, but with the invention of the Internet and social media tools, Licklider & Taylor’s predication has come true. There are two main types of tools for building a Professional Learning Network: information aggregation and social media connection. Social bookmarking tools (i.e., Social Media Connection.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) | Main | "New study examines how online games can teach business skills" (Red Herring) » June 28, 2007 Thousands of people at IBM are already doing it. Tom Werner points to some stats from a recent WSJ article that certainly provides some good corporate ammo: Everyone knows that IBM is a bellwether company in the use of technology for learning.

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Is this instructional design?

The eLearning Coach

As social media technologies for learning become increasingly important to organizations and to individuals, instructional designers will need to focus on broad learning events and strategies that incorporate many approaches rather than on individual courses. Analyze the characteristics of existing and emerging technologies and their use in an instructional environment. Related Articles: 35 More Qualities of the Ideal Instructional Designer.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Build community through social technologies for learning. Implement a social media strategy as part of a learning experience. Use social networking applications and services to build groups with a common interest or goal. Provide learners with job aids, online support systems, like wikis and micro-blogging technologies to get just-in-time support in the workplace. Related Articles: Characteristics of Adult Learners. Social Media and Learning.

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

Coach: What types of challenges do newer technologies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer? Karl: The biggest problem is that in the learning field we sometimes get seduced by the technology and forget the underlying learning need and, even more importantly, the underlying business need. Designers need to get their heads out of the design books and into other media to see how its done outside the field. Related Article: Games and Simulations.

Get Your Audience Pumped: 30 Ways to Motivate Adult Learners

The eLearning Coach

Build community through social technologies for learning. Implement a social media strategy as part of a learning experience. Use social networking applications and services to build groups with a common interest or goal. Provide learners with job aids, online support systems, like wikis and micro-blogging technologies to get just-in-time support in the workplace. Related Articles: Characteristics of Adult Learners. Social Media and Learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Hey! Main | "The Core of Fun" (Raph Koster via IT Conversations) » March 12, 2008 "Seven Strategies for Implementing a Successful Corporate Wiki" (Industry Week) ( article link ) When I first saw this article, I thought great, another study telling us what we already kno w. That doesnt mean that its not a good article, it is, just slightly predictable. del.icio.us

MOOCs and Unbundled Training

Your Training Edge

In a December Huffington Post article , Agarwal characterized unbundling as focusing on three major aspects of education: time, function, and content. Agarwal’s vision is a new system that takes advantage of new educational technologies, like MOOCs, to provide the kind of education modern students need: one that emphasizes learning as a lifestyle and takes into account knowledge, skills, and attitudes obtained from many different sources.

MOOCs and Performance Support

Your Training Edge

I’m not talking just new technologies or new formats, though these things have certainly been some of the major players. In 1996, Bill Gates wrote a famous article in which he declared content to be king. The idea of performance support is not new, but new learning-enabled technologies and digital learning environments are expanding its possibilities and bringing it to the attention of many organizations. The entire corporate and workplace training landscape is shifting.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Two Huge Losses: Gary Gygax and Arthur C. Clarke

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 4th Annual Innovations in e-Learning Symposium (June 3,4,5) | Main | "Sync Google Calendar with Outlook and more with WideLens" (Alex Barnett) » March 19, 2008 Two Huge Losses: Gary Gygax and Arthur C. He was just the co-creator of a little social phenomenon known as Dungeons and Dragons. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. del.icio.us

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Introducing The Conversation Prism eLearning Trends 2007 and 2008 TechCrunch White Label Social Networking Platforms Chart How to Insert YouTube Videos in PowerPoint Presentations LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Lets go ahead and solve the future of publishing right now.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Day 3 - Forecasting the Future: Predicition Markets and MMOGs | Main | SCORM and the Whole 2.0 So I was reading this post on Slashdot about a Chronicle of Higher Ed article on the growing piracy of textbooks. cant.but iTunes has showed us that there can be viable economic models that make use of technology instead of opposing it. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

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eLearning Learning - Best of May

Tony Karrer

Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Implementing New Learning Technology? Blogger in Middle-earth , May 26, 2009 Tips for Working with SMEs - Bozarthzone , May 21, 2009 Social Networking in Times of Stress and Personal Emergencies - Electronic Papyrus , May 11, 2009 Aligning Learning Theory with Instructional Design - The E-Learning Curve , May 21, 2009 Developing a PLE Using Web 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Using Performance Results to Hire

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « New Numbers and New Transparency from Linden Lab/Second Life | Main | My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) So as we continue to discuss how everything from technology to methodology impacts performance, then at what point does that emphasis on performance downgrade the importance of resumes, and transcripts and instead forces us to construct more environments in which people can demonstrate skill?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Vintage Tech Predictions - Some eerily right.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Encyclopedia Britannica for the iPhone | Main | Grid 16: How Fast Can You Learn, Prioritize, and React? The blog " Modern Mechanix " says that it covers "Yesterdays Technology Today" so true. One recently unearthed article, " 40 Years in the Future " from 1968 has some really interesting predictions. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Today I was on a panel about social learning. No matter what anyone tells you, no one really has a clue how to “do&# social in the enterprise. Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality - eLearning Technology , June 8, 2010 This post is a new kind of thing for me. Introduction to Social Networking. What was his speech about: mobile phones are the most prevalent technology, ever. technologies. Social Bookmarks. Social Learning – Confusion 2.0:

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Christopher Pappas – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

There are always new eLearning technologies to discuss about or ideas that can help transform the way the learning content is delivered. In addition, you are also a Social Media Marketing (SMM) professional. Honestly, I do not consider myself as a Social Media Marketing professional. Being social is in my nature and as long as I can remember myself I love to socialize and interact with people, especially eLearning professionals.

CHRISTOPHER PAPPAS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

There are always new eLearning technologies to discuss about or ideas that can help transform the way the learning content is delivered. In addition, you are also a Social Media Marketing (SMM) professional. Honestly, I do not consider myself as a Social Media Marketing professional. Being social is in my nature and as long as I can remember myself I love to socialize and interact with people, especially eLearning professionals.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

Synchronous learning events and social media technologies allow us to integrate this dimension of learning into the programs we design. Related Articles: 10 Social Media Tools For Learning. Social Media And Learning. Share this on del.icio.us. On my way to giving a presentation, I recently had the chance to visit the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Edu-Gaming in the latest Escapist | Main | Article comparing new Mash-Up tools (Popfly, Pipes, Google) - thanks Sam Adkins » June 03, 2007 Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

10 Ways To Design For Emotions (Part III)

The eLearning Coach

This is the third article in the series on emotions and learning. Design for social interaction. Using collaborative tools and social media can help learners build relationships, cooperate on tasks, and provide support and feedback to each other. If you design for social interaction, consider providing guidelines to make the experience more meaningful. Don’t let the technology or user interface get in the way of learning. Share this on del.icio.us.

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2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 2008 Posts based on Read Counts: 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers Free - Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Learn Trends 2008 Top Posts of 2008 based on delicious Save Count (which I believe is a better indicator of quality): 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers (149) Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 (39) Second Life Learning Videos (38) Personal Learning Tools and Technologies (38) Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 (37)

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Geek Alert - Joke About Large Hadron Collider Ahead | Main | Audiko - Create Free Ringtones - even for the iPhone » March 27, 2008 Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop? TechCrunch has a great article which looks at the major efforts through the lens of Firefoxs effort - Prism. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us

Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross

The eLearning Coach

Social learning technologies, which often facilitate informal learning, seem to have paved the way for greater interest in this approach. Jay: Learning is social. Examples might be setting up facilities to encourage conversation, providing time and encouragement of reflection, displaying graphics that explain company processes, building a social network infrastructure, setting up ways to share information, and viewing learning as part of every job.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short | Main | Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP » March 06, 2008 The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter This is Harold Jarches fault for getting me on this kick again. Clay Shirky My latest additions to del.icio.us del.icio.us stuff Here are some of my main del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Federal Government Distributed Learning Association (FGDLA) | Main | Learning Games at Wharton » December 04, 2007 Tom and I disagree and then I kinda support his argument? William Powers , media critic for the National Journal writing for Harvards Shorenstein Center , has penned a powerful article entitled " Hamlets Blackberry: Why Paper Is Eternal." del.icio.us

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Where Do You Begin (Part II)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Where do you begin when you havent posted in like 2 weeks? " Virtual World Shake-Up (BBC article) found at PacRimX Data File: Real-Time Collaboration By Sam S. The articles author is Kellye Whitney - listed as a Senior Editor and a Sr. I read the article by Ellen Wagner on mobile learning in CLO Magazine he referred to and while I agree. del.icio.us

Social Grid Follow-up

Tony Karrer

Last week I did a webinar with Mark Sylvester of Intronetworks - Tapping the Social Grid. The crux of the talk was: Why being able to tap into the social grid is important for concept workers. A few of the tools and methods I use to tap into the social grid. Other Ways to Tap into the Social Grid In the session, I discussed the use of LinkedIn, Twitter and Blogging as my primary tools for tapping into the social grid. It's much more social than LinkedIn.

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Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Gartner is calling tablets – “media tablets&#. If you want to use a freebie, my blog contains an article on free course authoring tools – the most widely used one is courselab. will be discussing online the role of social media and mobile technology in corporate training, commenting on the growing focus on performance support and highlighting new areas of LMS applications beyond employee training and development.