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Social networking & the workplace

eFront

Dan Pontefract’s recent blog post on companies (not) allowing Facebook at work has prompted me to dust off the topic of how social helps companies get the business of communicating, collaborating and learning done – and hence the business of business done! What most do not realize is that “some 70% of the extra profit to be made through social technologies has nothing to do with marketing. Social is not a feature. Social is not an application.

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. Businesses are being transformed into social businesses. Social business is the flavor of the day in the C-suites of the Fortune 500. Networks are the glue that connects us.

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Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. Similar to the one I had for an LMS, here is the Authoring Tool version for 2017. You can use any third party authoring tool that accepts whatever course standards the LMS accepts.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Half of Companies Blocking Facebook Christy Tucker has been musing on Social Networking as LMS: Problems and Opportunities. One real problem is corporate fear of social networking tools. Im no Facebook super-user and I havent experienced a huge time suck from it, but I suppose its possible. But what information is it that is actually being "leaked" through Facebook by these irresponsible employees ?

7 Essential Skills & Training Tools For Trainers

TalentLMS

And, are there tools of training and development you should know about? Then, we’ll recommend some of the best tools for training that trainers can use to simplify workloads as well as enhance their courses. The must-have tools for trainers: Content authoring tool. Video editing software. Social media. Every trainer needs to have a number of skills as well as training development tools to be effective. Is a training tool.

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. Major components of this collaboration scenario, according to Chambers, are social networking and video - in fact, he said that "visual networking is the future."

Self-publishing Checklist for New Authors

Kitaboo

As a new author, you want your book to be seen, have an audience and gain some commercial or promotional benefits. Here, in this article, we provide a self-publishing checklist for new authors to effectively launch their books. For a new author, hiring these services may be daunting.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. Over the years, these tools have had to balance ease-of-use with the ability to create a robust learning experience. The Rise of Authoring Tools.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.’. As an online instructor, you need to decide what kind of tools and resources you want to use for your online school. You might want to start with simple tools and grow into more professional premium tools as you go along making higher quality online courses. Authoring Tools.

25 eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. As well as learning management systems , there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Tool: Canva.

eLearning in a Geodesic World

Integrated Learnings

I recently had the privilege to attend a two-day workshop conducted by Dave Meier , the author of “ The Accelerated Learning Handbook.” The internet and tools like social media have created this world where we are all inter-connected. We want to create learning environments where we can get people to be responsible for the whole learning experience by social interaction and support in learning new skills. By Dean Hawkinson.

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. What tools should you use? 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.

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. Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage you to experiment in a small way at first. Podcasts are fairly easy for anyone to make and with the free downloadable software, Audacity , it becomes an inexpensive option.

Why and How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture

Docebo

Connecting with more experienced professionals on LinkedIn. Attempting new projects to challenge the way you problem solve. Lunch and learns are a low pressure way to get people social learning during their favorite. Learners need accessible and fluid tools at their disposal , something that can be achieved through mobile accessibility. As the great Albert Einstein once said: “Once you stop learning, you start dying.”.

25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. Aside from learning management systems, there are now all kinds of nifty online apps that can help you to organize your work, research trends, create course content, network with peers, and communicate with learners. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Tool: Trello.

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Everything is awesome – which reminds me is that what Facebook is for? . Authoring tools continued to be a mish-mash, with many continuing to forget what their number one goal truly is – creating content/courses. Social Learning is not that great.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

Where the authoring tools industry will head over the next 12 months. And I have no problems sleeping at night! (4:55) Just one thing, what’s your thoughts on social learning? Great to hear your thoughts on gamification and game-based learning, but what about social learning? We’re obviously seeing a lot of social, video-type platforms. Facebook, big deal. So I think you could do a lot with social interactivity and social engagement.

How to Sell Online Courses from your own website – You Should Know

Pinlearn

I was great at networking. Ubersuggest is a keyword tool designed by Neil Patel. This tool gives you an overview of volume, seasonality, cost per click data, competitive intelligence, keyword suggestions, etc. Facebook Groups, Forums and Niche Communities. Here’s the interesting part – You get to listen to your potential audience by being a member of Facebook groups, forums like Reddit and online communities like Quora. Use e-learning turnkey software.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. Research indicates that the time, effort, and cost to create e-learning courses using authoring tools is exorbitant. External discussion forums in the form of Facebook or LinkedIn groups, Reddit discussions, etc.

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Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

Infopro Learning

In today’s fast-paced world, effective Change Management increases the success of organizational change and project initiatives by applying a structured framework of methods, tools and processes, managing the change from a current state to a future state. 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.

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

These programs are tools; what you do with them determines whether or not they’re effective. Both programs are designed as presentation tools, so either one should be able to fill that role. It’s also possible to turn a Prezi file into a video, using third party software like a screen cast program, and include that file in a PPT. I was not able to find any eLearning authoring programs that listed compatibility with Prezi as a feature. Collaborative authoring.

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. What tools should you use? 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.

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. What tools should you use? 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.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

How to Start an Online Coaching Business with Software Entrepreneur Coach Dan Martell Creator of SaaS Academy

LifterLMS

Learn how to start an online coaching business with software entrepreneur coach Dan Martell creator of SaaS Academy. Dan’s knowledge in business is extensive and can benefit all types of entrepreneurs, but he focuses on SaaS company owners because that allows him to create a highly in-depth program that is tailored to helping people who are struggling with specific problems. But you’re the only person I know, Dan, that could legitimately coach software entrepreneurs.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Best Web Conferencing Tool. Can show your Linkedin profile or Google+ profile. I’ve tried a lot of web conferencing tools and this one finally delivers. . Best Authoring Tool. They call themselves publishing platform, but first and foremost it is an authoring tool. Uses intelligence components for content authoring with dynamic themes that take care of the details for you. Social Sharing on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. Elluminate is a really nice tool but not open source.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. Research indicates that the time, effort, and cost to create e-learning courses using authoring tools is exorbitant. External discussion forums in the form of Facebook or LinkedIn groups, Reddit discussions, etc.

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What I am hearing and seeing in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

It comes from fellow readers who send me e-mails or talk to me via social media. The same for authoring tools. You also can’t leave out m-learning platforms, assessment tool providers, web conferencing, audio conferencing and a couple social platforms. Authoring tools. One authoring tool vendor who really hits a home run with apps is the app angle authoring tool – ZebraZapps which includes the app builder within the product.

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The Value of the Network is in Defined, Small Groups

Vignettes Learning

Dan Karp wrote an observation on the value of the networks in relation to Facebook's growth, which resounds to me since I have always suspected that "networks have to stay small to be productive." This insight could save us a lot of headaches when we implement Social Networking inside businesses. To summarize: Metcalfe 's Law, says that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of its users.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

Did you know someone joins LinkedIn every second? 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.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. Research indicates that the time, effort, and cost to create e-learning courses using authoring tools is exorbitant. External discussion forums in the form of Facebook or LinkedIn groups, Reddit discussions, etc.

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3 Defining Features of Articulate Storyline

Integrated Learnings

Recently out of beta and released to the public, Storyline is the latest software product from a vendor that’s proven it understands what eLearning professionals want and learners are engaged by (no pun intended). Storyline continues on the success of the Articulate Studio product line with a new, yet familiar feeling authoring tool. Here are three that, in my opinion as a former beta tester, separate it from its predecessor Articulate Presenter and other authoring tools.

20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

You have built a strong professional network of connections (aka PLN) on a social networts like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+, with whom you interact and learning form on a daily basis – and which you regularly review to ensure they bring you value. L&D can help individuals build their own professional networks/PLNs. L&D can organise a range of networking events to foster connections and relationship building within the organisation.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

The problem here is that they developed a solution that is not made for 10,000 or more end users. The twist to all this, is that for the Big Dog vendors or those whose main target is large size clients, this isn’t an issue – okay, not the Q/A, in fact, it is a big problem for many of them – rather it is inability to handle the client base. You can share the content in Facebook with your Facebook friends. Identify the problem, the vendor too.

How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

And while traditionally it applied to businesses selling widgets or software, customer education now also applies to governments, and non-profits, who have a product or service. Similarly, the self-help screens when installing a new software product on your phone, laptop, or tablet.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Allscripts merged hospital software with an accurate gesture -based system. Social Learning. Online Authoring Systems.