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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. Podcasts are a great medium for distributing an organization’s content and expertise because they can be played on hand held devices and computers. Category: Social Networking Platform.

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto


How to do video marketing on social media for course creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Things that are alive move, and that attracts more attention and engagement than still photos. Animoto is an online tool you can use to create videos for everything from business meetings to weddings. Animoto is a simple way to produce great looking videos that will stand out on social media.

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Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business


Are you looking for a way to market your online course business but don’t want to write article after article? Here are some ideas on getting in good with thought leaders and influencers: Follow their social media accounts, sharing their content often. Influencers are often busy. Read the most recent posts on their blog and check out a few books on their area of expertise. It is a lot of work, but interviews can elevate your status and your business.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. From 1 to 10, the Social Intranet Index represents a series of concurrent trends.

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New to Twitter? 5 Tips for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

How can ebooks, the iPad, and social media shape the future of learning? In preparation for that change, professionals everywhere are starting to turn their attention to digital and social platforms to figure out what all the fuss is about. Do I need to be using this for my business? The early adopters of social media can be intimidating: they have thousands of followers and subscribers and seem to be posting constantly.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days. But what exactly is a social intranet…? Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour. From 1 to 10, the Social Intranet Index represents a series of concurrent trends.

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The Rise of Social Everything

Marcia Conner

Within five years, I predict, the word social will seem as cliché as synergy feels now. Social connection will be like a dial tone, something we once expected to hear and now don’t bother listening for as we dial. We must get comfortable in our social shoes. Social tools allow us to reach across time and space to solve complex problems and make informed decisions in ways we couldn’t dream of years ago. Social is not a set of technologies.

PLN or CoP?

Learning with 'e's

That''s quite an apt result because Google and many of the other large, supposedly ''free'' social media tools are very much focused on making money to sustain their operations. Nor is it about the morality of social media companies. But it is about making connections for learning through the ''free'' tools we have at our disposal - social media. Secondly, according to Lave and Wenger , for a CoP to exist, there needs to be a domain of expertise.

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


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.

Drop the “social” in “social learning” when talking to the C-suite

Janet Clarey

You say “social,&# McAfee said, and the CXO will think this… Enterprise 2.0 makes clear that the new technologies are good for much more than just socializing-when properly applied, they help businesses solve pressing problems, capture dispersed and fast-changing knowledge, highlight and leverage expertise, generate and refine ideas, and harness the wisdom of crowds. So for the C-suite cut the social terminology. photo: [link].

What is User-Generated Content (UGC) and How Does it Function in Corporate E-Learning


Understanding how to get your learners to tap into their own knowledge capital and share their expertise within your organization is key to knowledge sharing. Most social networking platforms, for example, have built their entire empires without actually producing much, if any, content of their own. Photographs: Instagram has become a cornerstone social media platform in the last decade and, similarly to Twitter and Facebook, has its content mass produced by its users.

Getting The Most Out Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

They’re particularly convenient in today’s busy and international workplace. Twitter is a fast growing and influential social networking service that is being leveraged as a great learning tool. COMMUNITIES: One of the key features of social networks is the spontaneous forming of communities around shared interests and concerns. The Growing Importance Of Social Learning. What is a Learning Management System used for? Administration. Documentation.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A foot in both worlds.working on a MacBook | Main | Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook) » August 25, 2007 Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007 I had a little time now to digest all that I heard at the user experience/design conference named UX Week 2007 and put on by Adaptive Path. Seymour Papert , was a former colleague of Jean Piaget and founding faculty member of the MIT Media Lab.

So does Linkedin really work?

From the Coleface

Like most social media it allows us to do things that we do in real life faster, more cheaply, with more reach and more publicly (or with less privacy, if you prefer). On wet wintry afternoons in the final year where we should have been doing something more worthy and CV-enhancing, I’d put on a pot of tea and one of my housemates would bring out her photo of everyone in our halls of residence from the first year.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide


Creating animations has always been considered as a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and technological expertise. AVS also provides several video effects and offers the ability to share the end result through various social media platforms.

The People Have the Power: A Case for the Democratization of Content


There was a massive expansion of content away from traditional providers in established media into the hands of ordinary citizens. They’ve adapted the content creation capabilities available to all—digital, mobile, video, and peer-to-peer networking—for business use.

The Social C-Suite

CLO Magazine

If the C-suite increases its social media use internally and externally, it could be used as a tool to impact organizational competence. The state of employee engagement is a troubling organizational predicament, and many leaders wonder whether internal social media and social learning could help to drive it: Should the C-suite become more involved? How does its use by the C-suite affect adoption of social learning in the organization?

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LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

LinkedIn Basics Tips on using LinkedIn The Unofficial LinkedIn User's Guide for Executives and Professionals LinkedIn Tips 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account 20 Ways to Use LinkedIn Productively Making Your LinkedIn Business Network Pay Dividends Ten Etiquette Tips for LinkedIn LinkedIn Learning Center LinkedIn How-Tos The Social Media Starter Kit: LinkedIn How to Use LinkedIn 10 Part Series: Can LinkedIn Work for You?

4 Corporate LMS Flavors: Which Do You Choose?

Talented Learning

Although there is common “LMS” functionality in all the types (managing learners and content for example), each type of LMS also has unique uses, functionality, integrations and vendor experience/expertise not required by the others. The business focus of the LMS could be compliance, talent development, enablement or commerce. But if a buyer has only one audience and a laser focused business use, one-size-fits-all is too big, bulky and expensive. Business uses.

22 Powerful Tools to Create and Edit your Own Instructional Videos


Get your fully social, engaging and interactive online school. Apart from these feature TouchCast also provides valuable analytics and comes with a variety of interactive elements that are called video apps (vApps): Image vApps, Video inside a video, PDF vApps, Dropbox vApps, Video vApps, Hotspot vApps, YouTube vApps, Photo and Map vApps, Google Drive vApps, etc. This app (also available for your PC) makes it easy to transform photos and videos into edited movies.

10 Tools for Remote Work To Get People Collaborating


If your business hasn’t considered it yet, here are a few statistics worth mentioning. No matter what your business is, companies large and small use it including media, research, technology, education, financial services, retail, transport and hospitality. Some of the key features include sending messages to various team members either individually or among a team within a company, incorporating feeds from social media and the ability to share files.

"Working Out Loud": Using the Tools We Already Have

ID Reflections

This thought was triggered by David Kelly's presentation - Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning. Working out loud ranges from specific, objective-driven collaboration (as in the case within project teams) to just sharing of thoughts and ideas with the wider social networks. future_of_work pkm PLN social learning wol

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Facebook for e-Learning


At the same time, Facebook is one of the fastest growing social networks that helps people communicate efficiently with their friends, families, coworkers, and classmates. On a class group page you can add links, videos, discussion threads, photos, create events and send group messages. PeerPong Discover everyones expertise and connects you with the best person to answer any question. Apps and tools are great but do most materials currently used work with social networks?

Digital is default

Learning with 'e's

The following year I joined a ground breaking project in which my team set up digital learning spaces for businesses and individuals in hard-to-reach rural areas that until then had no infrastructure. Very soon thereafter, social networks and then social media began to arrive. Now, anyone could be their own publisher or producer, create an online learning space or a blog, share videos, photos, music - any content that could be digitised.

Learning and the Older Worker

CLO Magazine

“We have to carefully craft roles in the organization around the expertise that’s needed and the passions of the people who deliver on the business goals,” said Leigh Mires, chief learning officer for engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti. For instance, he said if a company’s culture is healthy and equates leadership to learning, popular social tools are not a requirement because the culture takes their place.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. Even in organisations where L&D priorities are closely aligned with business priorities there’s plenty of head-room for improvement. What is social presence? Best of eLearning Learning. April 2010. Another great month!

ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events

Kapp Notes

” Also adding expertise and insights were Steve Boller and Leanne Batchelder. I spoke with a bunch of folks from Enspire but got to see Robert Bell present with Randy Esterling (of ConAgra) who presented on the topic of “Managing Talent for Results”: a Serious Game for Business Managers that Really Works. All the audience members getting closer together for a group photo! had a great time at the ASTD ICE Conference which recently concluded in Dallas Texas.

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Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have


This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning. Working out loud ranges from specific, objective-driven collaboration (as in the case within project teams) to just sharing of thoughts and ideas with the wider social networks.

Product Review: Saba Social

eLearning 24-7

So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Over 25 different social media types and Saba Social sticks with the ones everyone always sees – WHY? Photo and name are visible.

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"Everyone remember where we parked."

Learning with 'e's

Smartphones have utterly transformed the way we interact with each other, access information, entertain ourselves and conduct business. What is to stop teachers encouraging kids to use their smart phones in a controlled way, for example to vote, or as a tool for peer messaging, or to connect with media that they cannot normally access in the classroom? It is a threat to conservative notions of knowledge and has the potential to undermine elite expertise.

Learned about Learning in 2009

Tony Karrer

Knowledge Work Skills / Work Literacy Having realized in 2007 that there's a very important Knowledge Worker Skill Gap , I felt the need in 2008 to find ways to help knowledge workers and organizations build skills like Leveraging Networks , Network Feedback , Finding Expertise , Using Social Media to Find Answers to Questions , Learning through Conversation and searching, scanning, etc. The goal was to actually define some meaningful results for the business.

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Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Cornerstone OnDemand

Janet Clarey

Q: What social media tools is Cornerstone OnDemand incorporating into their LMS? Cornerstone Connect is the company's new enterprise social networking platform. This is a full social networking and communities environment, complete with professional networking features (rich user profiles, communities of practice, expertise location, alumni networks, etc.) What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS?

How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

Normally I work through learning and development teams, sometimes directly with business leaders, looking at making sure that what we’re doing with learning in organizations has an impact on performance. I’m very business focused–I always ask “What is the business need?” But in the 1980s, at the Harvard Business School , there was a guy named David Garvin , who gave a far more practical definition. at the Harvard Business Review).

The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now


Essentially, Mural is a collaboration and brainstorming design board where teams can collaborate and share ideas, no matter where they are, making it perfect for businesses with global offices or remote workers. If you have expertise on a topic, submitting answers will help you build your reputation among peers. Why it’s a great eLearning tool: Organizations should write and publish their own content if they want to compete it today’s fast-paced business world.

Interview on


We used all the inside information, feedback and features request, programming and eLearning expertise we gathered through time to produce this version. Which types of industry are the main adopters of eFront: education, government, small and medium businesses, large businesses…? Most of our current customers are SMEs that choose eFront Enterprise for its business-logic functionality that can be, otherwise, found only on very expensive LMSs (e.g.,