Using Social Media As A Disruptive Innovation For Virtual Learning

Dan Keckan

This article discusses how social media can potentially spark a new educational trend for increasing student engagement in a Virtual Learning Environment.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. We’ve found our own niche in the social media solar system… and it takes our team 30ish minutes a week to fully participate. There’s no box to check when learning socially with peers.

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Storify: Story Writing for the Social Media Era

Web Courseworks

A blog post about the importance of incorporating social media into your company’s blog might have been relevant about 10 years ago (probably still behind the curve, honestly) so I’m not going to write that. What I will write about, however, is incorporating social media as a source of content into your company’s blog. After you create an account, you can log into all your social media accounts to get easy access to social media content.

Social Media: Searching for Work on LinkedIn

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  In this series of articles, I'm going to share some of my LinkedIn job-hunting tips with you. I typically use the 80/20 rule in social media (80% business, 20% personal). Social Mediaby Sally Cox    As a freelancer, people are always asking me how I find work. The answer for me has two parts:  I have a strong LinkedIn profile. I have a small pool of recruiters who know my skill set and find work FOR me.

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.

How will social media change the #WorldCup?

Coffee and Design

While I am not a fan of soccer or sports in general I am interested to see the effects of social media on such a major social event. “ Check out Think Google’s article for more information on the data that they are seeing and I know we are all looking forward to seeing how such a global event will be impacted by social media and perhaps change the future of social media. Why shouldn’t it be a social event?

More Social Media Marketing Tips

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an excellent online Social Media Marketing course I took. I thought I might share a few more of the social media marketing tactics I'd learned through my Twitter connections. Track your Website Strength and Social Media Presence If you're going to be doing marketing online you're going to want to know how well your hard work is paying off and how far-reaching your online presence is.

Social media extremism

E-Learning Provocateur

Since I wrote my article last week about critical theory , I have been more attuned to the messages being propagated by my peers. For example, some of them have been blogging and tweeting about the role of social media in driving the pro-democracy protests in Egypt. Good centuries-old social networking. Bloggers and Twitterati are self-evident social media fans, so it’s to be expected that some of them will adopt an evangelical view of the role of Web 2.0

Social Media and Love

ID Reflections

The post highlights in a very straightforward, and therefore hard-hitting, terms the values and commitments one must bring in when engaging with social media. Two statements that leapt out and struck a chord with me: “Social media is your own child and once you are committed to it, you cannot stop loving it.” It’s the same with social media too. Here are a few unwritten codes of conduct that rules the world of social media.

6 Unexpected Benefits Of Social Media Live eLearning Events

Dan Keckan

Which benefits can your organization draw from social media live eLearning events? In this article, I’ll highlight 6 unexpected advantages of hosting live eLearning events on popular social media platforms. Social Learning Corporate eLearning Best Practices eLearning Event Informal Learning Social MediaAre they really a viable training tool, or should you focus your resources elsewhere?

Brain science meets social media

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

I'm working a lot with sociale media and communities of practice. I'm very happy to work with Ria van Dinteren to prepare a session on Brein meets social media on the 16th of February in the Netherlands. We hope to combine insights from brain science with the way you can use social media in learning processes. After outlining the brainprinciples I will try to relate them to using social media in learning processes.

My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. ELearninglearning is the one I use most intense, but there are more like ‘ Working smarter Daily ‘ Social media. For me Linkedin is the central social application, my tweets and blog post are also published on my Linkedin page, it is my professinal homepage on the web. I use twitter to announce things (posts, news and share interesting articles that I find).

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.

Campaign Strategy: How To Build And Monitor Your Social Media Marketing Campaigns

mysimpleshow

Every business should have a well-designed social media marketing strategy , but the execution of a specific campaign demands a plan of its own. Well, social media campaigns always come with a highly specific purpose in mind – supporting a product launch, preparing fans for the new season, promoting a corporate event, and so on. In this post, we will show you six practical ways to build and monitor your social media marketing campaigns.

8 Tips To Promote eLearning Services Using Social Media

Dan Keckan

In this article, I’ll share 8 tips to promote eLearning services using social media. eLearning Market eLearning Job Market eLearning Marketing Social MediaAre you looking for low-cost marketing techniques that allow you to engage with your audience? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

7 Social Media Manager Tips To Stay Focused And Productive

mysimpleshow

Many people glamourize the notion of being a Social Media Manager. The idea of being on social media all day, usually in the comfort of one’s own home or on the road, is very appealing to many people. One of the biggest issues with being a Social Media Manager is the focus. Being on social media all day offers many opportunities to be distracted. The most interesting format used on social media is video.

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.

Podcast: Build your Social Media Presence with Barb Smith

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. Her services include helping clients navigate the daunting task of web content management, WordPress web development, newsletter publishing, company branding, and social media.

The Facebook Of Learning: Leveraging What Makes Social Media Engaging

Dan Keckan

This article provokes thought about how to making learning more engaging through innovative approaches. Social Learning Facebook For eLearning Learner Engagement Social Learning Tips Social MediaLearning purists are reticent when someone puts forward innovative approaches. Like it or not, we're living in constantly changing realities, and refusing to adapt is no longer an option.

Barb Smith – Build your Social Media Presence

Learningtogo

If you’ve been thinking about expanding your digital footprint and not sure just how to begin, you will want to listen to my interview with Barb Smith, web designer and social media consultant, specializing in small businesses like yours. Her services include helping clients navigate the daunting task of web content management, WordPress web development, newsletter publishing, company branding, and social media. Listen to Podcast: [link].

The Smart Worker : learning continuously with social media

Jane Hart

In the first of my blog posts on helping L&D department move forward, I want to focus on how we can help others learn continuously using social media. As I have mentioned in a number of places, L&D just won’t be able to provide everything that their people will need to do their jobs, and as Conrad Gottfredson in an article in Learning Solutions magazine, The other side of learning: performance is everything explains. Tweet.

Networking and Social Media in Education – Video Interview with Josh Murdock

JoomlaLMS

What we haven’t talked about yet is how to utilize networking and social media for making learning effective. You will agree that the benefits of social collaboration are vast: it evokes the effect of competition and leads to more active participation in studying, students learn how to respect each other’s ideas and opinions, learn how to search for alternative solutions and compromises and how to criticize ideas, not people. Blog articles

Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 2)

eLearning Brothers

Thanks to social media there are ways you can continue to develop your skills for free! If you find a resource thanks to one of the groups you join, or an article you read on LinkedIn benefits your work, be sure to share an update on your LinkedIn profile. The post Social Media for eLearning Professional Development (Part 2) appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Liz Sheffield is a freelance writer with a background in training and development.

6 Social Media Platforms, and How to Use Them for Your E-Learning

LearnDash

Convinced social media is right for your online course? Social media isn’t for every course. That said, not every social media platform works the same way, and your first step in determining if it’s right for you probably involves a closer look at the options available. Here’s a quick guide through the top six social networks, and how you can use them as part of your online course. elearning social 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 Organizations Can Use Gamification To Augment Their Social Media Campaigns

Dan Keckan

By using the elements of gamification in well-thought-out and planned social media strategies, organizations can get the number of followers on their social media pages they've always wanted and get their message across. This article is all about how to do that. Gamification Avatars in eLearning Gamification Benefits Gamification Tips Social Media

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: Prevention is better than cure

E-Learning Provocateur

My previous article, Social media: It’s not about the technology! focused on the internal use of social media by employees to import and share knowledge inside the organisation. This article shifts its focus to the external use of social media by employees to export knowledge outside of the organisation. I think it’s fair to say that some companies still have a phobia about social media.

Social Media - What’s the Impact

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ve been talking all month about Web 2.0 - but we haven’t talked all that much about social media. The facts in this video support the idea that this social media thing is a revolution in the way we communicate, not just an incremental adjustment. I liked this video enough to send it to my husband via e-mail – and also to post it to my facebook page, where a friend posted back this link to an article about how social media is being used.

Social media and reflection: marriage or divorce?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Social media in organisations has been a difficult topic and sometimes bothers me. When I am invited to do introductory sessions in organisations, I feel like I'm converting people to use MORE social media, whereas I don't believe it is a matter of using as many social media as possible. I do believe however in finding an optimal use of social media to support individual and collective learning and innovation.

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.

The Science of Social Media Marketing: What do people share?

ID Reflections

I don't usually upload videos directly, but this one from O'reillyMedia on the The Science of Social Media Marketing is a must watch for all interested in using Social Media to reach out, influence, spread ideas, create memes. A related article you may like to read: Rethinking Online Course Marketing: Build a Tribe in Six Steps Do see the webcast below.The Science of Social Media Marketing. meme social media marketing Web 2.0

9 Insider Secrets To Promote Your Next eLearning Event On Social Media

Dan Keckan

In this article, I’ll share 9 insider secrets to promote your next eLearning event on social media. eLearning Market eLearning Event eLearning Marketing Social MediaAre you trying to promote your upcoming eLearning event on a tight budget? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

How we keep up our Social Media Marketing game?

Hurix Digital

Kami Huyse, the Oprah Winfrey in the world of public relations, says, “The first rule of social media is that everything changes all the time. The world is becoming smaller, thanks to the magnitude of information available on social media platforms alone. A BFSI sector client advertising on social media has to navigate a veritable minefield of rules, regulations and norms. Unraveling the Social Media Strategy.

Social Media Marketing: Putting The Pieces Together

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Somewhere along the line I'd convinced myself that I was a social networking whiz. Last week I attended Mary Gillen's two-day, online Social Media Marketing class. I've come to realize that if I thought I knew a lot about social networking for business before Mary's class, it must be incredibly daunting to someone who knows, right off the bat, that they're not up to speed. by AJ George.