Keys to Hacking Virtual Networking

Learning Rebels

Let’s face it – networking is a PAIN in the best of times and when it comes to virtual networking – it’s even more painful. What are the “hacks” to make virtual networking more palatable? What kind of virtual network group should you join?

Social networking is king

E-Learning Provocateur

Another principle that resonated with me was, in my own words: Social networking is king. Social networking has been around since the dawn of time. Over 5000 enthusiastic members chat online, comment on the blog, post messages, upload photos, and keep track of their calendar of events. Simple: it’s a social network for people who are interested in scrapbooking and crafts. instructional design participatory culture social media


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Social Network Tools

Tony Karrer

I'm hoping you can help a reader with thoughts and likely help others of us … A medium size nonprofit and lobbying organization is working on a designing and creating a social / work network for experts, students, volunteers who are willing to help through campaigning, lobby, sharing knowledge, working on solutions (writing documents). Via the network people will be able to communicate with employees, organize activities, collaborate on documents, communicate with each other, etc.

Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)


Observational learning is a major component of Bandura’s social learning theory. Social learning through networks. Social learning occurs pretty much all the time these days. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Skype, online encyclopedias and group discussion boards are just some of the more popular social media applications being employed today. This is why within the workplace, L&D departments are often incorporating social learning into their programs.

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. Whether in our working lives or personal lives, opening up on social media is not everyone’s idea of a good time.

2018 International E-Learning Events to Mark on Your Calendar 


If the event is held abroad, it gives you broader opportunities for networking, which makes it worth the travel. The topics covered include blended learning, mobile learning, collaborative learning and social networks, student engagement, virtual learning environments and many more. If you want to find out the latest developments and trends in mobile learning, this event should be marked in bold on your calendar.

Learning in the Networked Era: A year of online professional development opportunities

Jane Hart

The Social Learning Centre is a Learning Community for learning professionals (in both education and the workplace) to support their ongoing professional development by learning from their peers as well as leading industry practitioners and thought leaders from around the world. Since setting up the Social Learning Centre (SLC) earlier this year (which now has over 1,600 members) I have organized a large number of webinars, workshops and other events. Social learning

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace


I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

Integrating Social Learning in the Workplace

ID Reflections

I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “ social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning


For example, informal learning happens effortlessly when people: Read a statistic or story on Facebook or another social media network. Peruse someone’s profile on a social media site. Become knitted into a company’s culture by attending work-related social events. Humans used to learn primarily informally, or socially. Social learning is as powerful as it is undervalued and underestimated. Networking – 30%. Social learning happens naturally.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part One)

Learning Rebels

Today as I glance over to my phone – activity abounds, I’m getting the notifications and pings from my twitter network. We could learn from social media managers and build an events calendar. I can look at the calendar and perhaps actually black out dates for a specific chat – the one I do not want to miss! This goes beyond the normal chat etiquette, but as self-directed, socially minded gatherers of knowledge, what is our role?

Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?


Social media is here to stay. Modern users are utilizing social media in a number of ways – get updates, shop, connect, collaboration and even learn. Social learning tools which are easily accessible to all can be extremely effective for corporate trainings as well, aiding and re-enforcing the effects of formal learning initiatives. What can Learners do to ensure Social Learning success? What can managers do to ensure Social Learning success?



I have been writing about social learning and its related concepts – communities of practices , working out loud and skills for the networked world for quite some time now. Social learning has become a buzzword in the workplace learning space, and every other organization is claiming to have “social learning” as a part of the mix. The catch is that “social learning” cannot just be implemented or enforced. How is this change related to social learning?

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


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 each case, you’ll need to apply a whole set of tools and tactics in order to craft a standout campaign on Facebook , Instagram, and other networks.

The Twitter Chat Conundrum (Part Two)

Learning Rebels

JD makes mention of this ( full comment here ): “As is true of many other forms of social exchange, chats can also get stale based on the engagement level of participants, lack of newcomers/fresh perspectives, poor moderation, etc…” . If you are looking to augment your current twitter chat calendar consider looking outside your industry, you will be amazed at what you’ll learn and where you go. You all KILLED IT!

From Social Networking to Performance Widgets

Vignettes Learning

Gary VanAntwerp called my attention to this New York Times article At Social Site, Only the Businesslike Need Apply. Microsoft, long covetous of rapidly growing social networking properties, is internally testing a service called TownSquare that allows employees of a company to follow one another's activities on the corporate network. It's about time e-learning and training professionals look at their social networking initiative in the same way as LinkedIn.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Sync Google Calendar with Outlook and more with WideLens" (Alex Barnett)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two Huge Losses: Gary Gygax and Arthur C. Clarke | Main | 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days » March 19, 2008 "Sync Google Calendar with Outlook and more with WideLens" (Alex Barnett) Man, I really WANT this.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind


Changing your physical space wakes up your lazy brain and takes you out of your comfort zone, forcing your brain to form new memories connected to the stimulation of new sounds, smells, sights and social contacts. Research business and networking opportunities that can take place outside of the main event. Get your development on the calendar early. “ The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot.” – Proverb. The saying goes back at least to the Middle Ages.

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. What won’t change is the community’s desire to network.” 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 Learning Examples

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At DevLearn, many people lamented the difficulty of explaining the benefits of social media to their managers and peers. Jane mined the submissions of her delightful tools database and came up with 100+ ways to use social media for learning. Next, Jane details using social media for different types of learning. PDL – Personal Directed Learning – how individuals can use social media for their own (self-directed) personal or professional learning.

Social Media Marketing and Management for Course Creators with Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite


Learn about social media marketing and management for course creators with Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Tina and Chris get into several topics around social media and automation for course creators and membership site owners. Social Web Suite is a social media management tool that helps entrepreneurs with navigating the complicated and ever-changing world of social media platforms.

Learning is Everybody’s Business

Origin Learning

In this section, we focus on how learning has pervaded every sphere of life in a manner that is informal and social. Basically, learning per se has become a social cognitive process. Let’s look at what informal and social learning constitute –. Social learning sweeps across people – conversations, networking, collaboration etc.

Integrating The Top 5 Social Media Platforms Into Your eLearning Course


Social media is an integral part of our lives. Each and every day we log on to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks to catch up on the latest news and reach out to friends and family. Social media platforms can also be an invaluable tool in eLearning course design. In recent years social media sites have steadily risen in popularity. Here are some useful tips for each of the 5 top social media platforms.

Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

are social networking, web mashups, and using the web to store and create content. Social networking is a crazy buzz word right now. Twitter , a micro-blogging and status update technology, is one of among many ways that web users are using social technology to share information. I think of popular web based social networking technologies as breaking down into three categories. This type of social collaboration really solidifies this as a web 2.0

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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. Events Calendar You can create, edit and maintain a monthly calendar on your profile and share it with your learners. The new eFront come with a rich set of social tools that facilitate the social learning process together with an easy-to-use Facebook integration plugin !

#DevLearn Schedule

Clark Quinn

and, of course, the networking opportunities. If you can’t make it this year, you might want to put it on your calendar for another! design mobile social strategy As usual, I will be at DevLearn (in Las Vegas) this next week, and welcome meeting up with you there. There is a lot going on. Here’re the things I’m involved in: On Tuesday, I’m running an all day workshop on eLearning Strategy. Hint: it’s really a Revolutionize L&D workshop ;).

100 Twitter accounts for Philomaths (Lovers of Learning)

Jane Hart

Harvard Press : @Harvard_Press Offering nonfiction in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. National Day Calendar : @nationaldaycal Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar. Quick and Dirty Tips : @quickdirtytips A podcast network & website helping you do things better. Seeker Daily : @seekerdaily A network for the young-at-mind where it’s cool to be smart and curiosity is the fuel. Social learning

#ATD2015 It’s a Wrap, Part Two: Jean Marrapodi

Learning Rebels

This year I was privileged to attend a dinner coordinated by Michele Lawson of the Red Feather Network , where I met Austin and Richard, Denver videographers from Sage Media. I watched over his shoulder as he used Evernote to capture pieces of the workshops, annotated the speaker’s slides and tweeted out ideas on his multiple social media channels. Make a point to schedule a conference on your calendar, and work to get the budget to help you get there.

How To Maintain Momentum in Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

I reschedule that time if needed (I’m writing this on a Monday afternoon because I had a migraine last Thursday), but I never cancel that appointment on my calendar. I have often turned email or social media questions into blog posts.

Quinnovation ‘Down Under’

Clark Quinn

Finally, I’ll be running a General Session on Social Networks for Talent Management. If you’re thinking about attending, they’ve let me offer a 10% discount if you use the code ‘CQ11′ Also, I’ve some calendar space before and after. games mobile social strategy

eFrontPro For IBM Connections


One of the recent innovations in the training industry has come through the use of social technologies to support informal learning: organizations have experimented with Twitter, in particular, to increase employee awareness of when and where eLearning content is available for them. Others have tried to bring social networks to their organizations to connect learners to experts and content. If you use a different social network there is still no need to worry.

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What to Consider When Choosing a WordPress Membership Plugin


You can drip feed content on LearnDash by scheduling it based either on the learners enrollment date, or on a specific calendar date. Forum or social networking site. Some membership plugins have specific features that help you manage forums or other social networking functions.

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My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-08-28

Jane Hart

Leading and Managing (Networked) People Must Evolve [link] #. My webinar slides “Social Media and its impact on how we learn in the workplace&# now available here [link] # sociallearn #. link] <OMG, no social learning there then #. What happens when social networking collides with the corporate Intranet? Social learning: the freedom to act and cooperate with others [link] #. Here are 20 social calendaring tools.

Do Low-Cost, All-Inclusive LMS Packages Exist?


Also, eLearning training tools, administration functions, mobile accessibility, and social media communication features make LMSs attractive to organizations. Furthermore, administrators need not have any IT/coding knowledge when using a social learning management system that has intuitive administrative functions. Social media communication features are among the most popular LMS features.

2020 E-Learning & Training Conferences


Make networking and professional education one of your 2020 goals. For entrepreneurs, this is also a chance to learn some business tips, meet the suppliers of industry technology, and network with peers. Billed as “where WordPress meets Higher Education,” this conference offers three days of sessions, networking, and social events tailored for faculty, staff, students, and professionals working in Higher Ed.

Can an LMS Increase Mindfulness in the Workplace?


Because, an LMS allows company leaders to implement multimodal employee training on mindfulness via mobile learning, webinars, peer-to-peer learning networks, and even live, onsite training. As stated in the Harvard Business Review’s article, several things comprise multimodal learning and, resultantly, effective mindfulness training: mobile learning, onsite training, webinars, and peer-to-peer learning networks. Social learning management systems are ‘social’ for a reason.

Slow Learning – #change11

Clark Quinn

Would it look like an LMS over here, training away over there, job aids scattered across portals, and social networks hierarchically structured or completely banned? It talks about modeling, scaffolding and release, naturally incorporating social and meaningful activity into the learning process. design meta-learning mobile social strategyThis is a longer post launching my week in the #change11 MOOC (Massively Open Online Course). .

Working Smarter Cracker Barrel

Clark Quinn

The real win is when we capture the current situation, via GPS and clock/calendar, so we know where you are and what you are doing, to do things that are relevant in the context. Even without that, however, there are big offerings on the table for informal learning, via access to resources and networks. Social Formal Learning. However, there are a couple of reasons to also think about the benefits of social learning from the formal learning perspective.

Should you use MOOCs over other forms of corporate trainings?

Your Training Edge

Almost everybody uses the internet, social media and instant messaging. Is your training calendar chock-a-block with instructors flying across cities in order to train the same topic to multiple offices? Peer network. A MOOC brings together the online classroom as a network of professionals with a common objective or interest. Our workforce today is friendly to new technologies and new innovations.

My Professional Learner’s Toolkit

Clark Quinn

A range of social networks : I use LinkedIn professionally, as well as Slack. A variety of productivity apps and tools : Calendar is crucial, and Pagico keeps me on track for projects. Reflection: this overlaps with social networks. My colleague, Harold Jarche, recently posted about his professional learning toolkit, reflecting our colleague Jane Hart’s post about a Modern Learner’s Toolkit. It’s a different cut through the top 10 tools.