The Business Value of Web 2.0 Learning Tools

eLearning Weekly

tools, including a brief description of their business value. I appreciate that Jay is able to succinctly articulate their business value, especially because many people still don’t take these tools seriously. Jay Cross cracks me up (in a good way). When he’s not sharing gorgeous travel photos (including pictures of some of the most unique food you’ll ever see), he comes up with gems related to informal learning and educational technology.

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Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

Top 100 Tools for Learning poll. All of mine fall in the latter category, because my performance support tools are productivity tools! So here’re my votes, FWIW: Google Search is, of course, still my top tool. Skype is a tool I use for communicating with folks to get things done, but also to have conversations (e.g. Word is my go-to writing tool, and while I use Pages at times too (e.g. Keynote is my presentation creating tool.

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RSC Moodle Roundtable

Moodle Journal

For my own part in the day I brought along the work that I had been conducting on eLearning, much publicised on this blog, but I did take the opportunity to promote Wimba Create, which I think went down very positively.

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Thought trails

Clark Quinn

While implicitly it could support tracking a group’s progress, separate thoughts as recorded through blogs and tweets aren’t a natural feature. Yes, there’s integration with wikis and blogging tools, but it’s not quite the same. Don’t get me wrong, task oriented discussions are the real new opportunity for business, but I’m looking at a separate level that’s also valuable.

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Making Your L&D Department Meaningful & Relevant

Performance Learning Productivity

The question is usually ‘what can I do to ensure that the CEO or Director views L&D as a strategic business tool and not another also-ran support function’. The second tier ties the various business units into overall strategy. Innovation leads to business value creation.

Finding New Stuff Online

Web Tools for Learners

I subscribe to and receive in my email Doug Belshaw's blog – [link] – where he describes work he's doing for his Ed.D. I blog on Posterous – [link] – because it's the easiest blog tool I've found, and I subscribe to a number of people whom I find helpful there. I have set it up so I receive a collection of their blog posts in my email too.

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How to Measure Social Learning

CLO Magazine

“And right away, I suggest to people that although anecdotally you can surface the data, you really want to tie social learning to part of the employee’s overall learning and business metrics.” ” Telus does keep detailed track of its social learning participation — in 2011, for instance, 16,600 of its employees joined its Buzz micro-blogging tool. Social learning has yet to become a standard in many organizations.

PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights

Tony Karrer

Tools provide by the enterprise that will sometimes reach outside the enterprise to give public visibility. The enterprise provides tools to employees that they can use as part of the PWLE. I could understand an argument that it would be preferable for individuals to be able to use the same tools outside the corporation for personal interests - but I don't see his argument that it is no longer a PLE or PWLE. In PLEs are power tools Tom tells us.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. Tools?

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

A surprisingly number of vendors who offer some form of social learning, whether it is the minimum – a FB like page, micro-blog, even some form of app sharing or collaborative tool, do not have any social media on their site. Why would I want to do business with you, when you are not even using any form of social media? They charge you to host your courses the ones you create in an offline authoring tool and then upload, materials, files, etc.

Re-orientation

Jay Cross

Once I was a whiz with an excellent drawing tool; now I am a scribbler on six different drawing tools. It pleases me to think of all of the passing information, entertainment, notifications, tweets, blogs, magazines, newspapers, and so on as a never-ending stream. Links take me to my blogs, tools, events, clocks, clubs, and communities. The Search section has a few specialty tools. Feeling lost?