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Social networking & the workplace


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! Social is not a feature.

How to Grow Your Email List with an Email Challenge and SEO Course Case Study with Brendan Hufford


Learn how to grow your email list with an email challenge and SEO course case study with Brendan Hufford from 100 Days of SEO in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. I think the problem is that a lot of people don’t understand it.

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Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

I respond, 'well I'm becoming more and more interested in the use of social media and microblogging for learning', I then get puzzled looks that say, "too much time on your hands", "what is he talking about?" For me though I see a real role for social media as a platform for business learning.

Two Good: Why Social Learning And Microlearning Make A Great Combination

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I will provide insights on why it makes sense to use social learning and microlearning in conjunction. Social Learning And Microlearning: A Great Combination. What Is Social Learning? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others.

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 ?

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. 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. 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.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. This approach also encourages the collaborative and social learning experience.

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


I was great at networking. 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. Make sure that your course addresses specific problems and promises specific results to specific sections of audience. CDN stands for Content Delivery Network. I generally give my users a free case-study.

Let Learners Sleep on It

Integrated Learnings

Studies of memory consolidation and sleep. Over the past several years, sleep researchers and neuroscientists have studied a process called memory consolidation, in which our brains integrate newly learned knowledge into long-term memory. For example, researchers from the University of Haifa published a study in Nature Neuroscience in 2007 in which study participants who took a 90-minute nap after learning a task improved their ability to perform the task again later that day.

Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

In general, women are more nurturing, so consider game types that enable players to connect with other players, perhaps allowing them to provide advice or help a non-playing character solve a problem. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

Mention those members who achieved the “high score” at your next meeting, on your website or on your association’s Facebook page. Social media is your best bud when you have a limited marketing budget. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on expensive web banners and ads in industry newsletters, spend an hour each day sharing the word about your new eLearning offering on social networks. With Facebook Ads you decide who sees your posts and how much you spend.

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LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users


The answer is a resounding “Yes” In this case study you will be introduced to Anthony Balduzzi, founder of the Fit Father project. BuddyPress is a popular WordPress plugin (free) that allows you to create a social network component to your WordPress site.

Education Programs Prepared With Purpose

Association eLearning

But if you’re trying to teach something more complex, such as problem solving, putting more work into the training can definitely pay off. In those cases, the learner needs to Evaluate the content. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Digitec Blog Post Named to Association Universe’s Daily Best

Association eLearning

Digitec, reported on the skills gap problem facing industries and what associations can do to help solve the problem. The post spread like wildfire and was shared dozens of times across social media platforms. In case you missed it, you can still check out Jack’s post on and share your response on Twitter, #associationsrule. from Valencia College, where she studied marketing and economics. Share this on Facebook.

5 Ways Big Data Makes Online Training Better


According to a study by Northeastern University , 2.5 Big Data comes in many forms: social network postings, customer web behavior, transactional information, supply chain data, sales records, and much more. Inform Webinars or Case Study Topics with Social Media Data.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

I think case studies from enterprise organizations on the leading edge will abound by year’s end for successful mobile learning initiatives by thus providing the “I want to do what they did!” Case studies featuring accelerated ROI with tens of thousands of learners (or more!) Private Social Networks Win Over Public.

Getting Your Association’s Board Behind Online Learning

Association eLearning

Online learning is a solution to a problem; so spend some time analyzing your association’s challenges or the voids that eLearning can help fulfill. Use case studies from similar associations who ventured into eLearning and found great success to demonstrate this potential to your board.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Second Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

At Virtual Learning Worlds "Bartman" responds to that Wired article (A Deserted Second Life) : The problem I have with it [the Wired article], is that it deals almost COMPLETELY with Second Life as it pertains to marketing and corporations…and inevitabley why SL sucks in that space.

Getting the Board behind Online Learning Part 1

Association eLearning

Online learning is a solution to a problem, so spend some time analyzing your association’s challenges or voids that eLearning can help fulfill. Use case studies from similar associations who ventured into eLearning and found great success, to demonstrate this potential to your board.

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What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization

Origin Learning

Facebook 5 Twitter 3 Google+ 2 LinkedIn 10 Pinterest 1 Jan 11th and 13th saw me sunning it up (figuratively speaking) in the stimulating setting of The Hindu Lit for Life festival in Chennai. That is a strident example of the reach and power of social learning.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instructor-facilitated workshop – meeting convened by an instructor; participants learn from experience of working together on solving a problem or creating something new. Business case-study – drawing lessons from discussing the documented story of actual events in another organization.

Underground Mentality


Recently I was on the London Underground and found myself with the familiar problem. I know first-hand that e-learning solves many of the problems of scalability and delivery associated with training a large, diverse workforce.

Story-Based Learning: How Good Storytelling In eLearning Can Engage Learners In A Meaningful Way

Adobe Captivate

Stories that are not relatable or that are not addressing a problem or have no clear connection with what is being taught can ruin the experience of learning. In each of the given case-studies, the learners gave positive feedback and appreciated the way in which the course was built.

Why And How You Should Educate Customers On Your Products


The only problem is that you haven’t driven in years! This is because they’re able to take advantage of all the tools and features, without running into problems that make their user experience frustrating. Do you need customers to learn a process, or understand a use case?

Top 10 ‘Must Have’ Blended Learning Tools


Then task each one to write a blog about a key business problem and how they would solve it step by step. A few free blogging sites are and Network Solutions. Social media pages. Some other great blended learning tools are social media pages. Employees often sift through personal Facebook or Twitter accounts so why not make them part of training? For example, you could create a LinkedIn page for a certain sector of employees. Case studies.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


In this latter case, we’ve helped generate publicity that attracts a buyer – but, in the process, ends our association with that client. Learnnovators: In this age where PR has greatly transformed with the power of social media networking, how significant is it still for organizations to rely on external professional PR services such as yours vis-à-vis building in-house PR capability to build brand and customer relationships? Social learning and curation.

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. Category: Social Networking Platform.

Converting Live Workshops to an Online Course (Part I)

Web Courseworks

In an email response, Deb Adair, Director of Quality Matters, called it “ Social Presence,” writing: “Social facilitation effects, for instance, aren’t as powerful in [an] online class. This needs to be kept in mind for online group work – social loafing can be a bigger problem. This is a great comeback to the usual “loss of social networking” argument from people who resistant to online learning. Social media has put this agenda item on overdrive.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough. The opportunities are huge and exciting; to create a performance ecosystem where the network is vibrant, performance support is ‘to hand’, and when courses are needed they’re deeply engaging, but we’re not seeing this except in isolated pockets. A related problem is doing what we’ve always done.

Designing eLearning for Cognitive Ease

Integrated Learnings

The Finding : Kahnemann describes a study in which participants needed to rely on intuition to complete a task. The study found that participants in a good mood doubled their accuracy, while those in a bad mood performed poorly. The Finding : I took a social psychology class several years ago and clearly remember this mantra: “familiarity breeds liking.” The Finding : The book describes a study in which participants were asked to solve a case study problem.

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association

Association eLearning

A major issue in the news lately is the “skills-gap” problem. For years, associations have played a critical role in addressing the skills gap problem by providing professional and continuing education for their members. from Valencia College, where she studied marketing and economics.

Corporate MOOCs – What’s my incentive?

eLearning 24-7

The same newspapers and magazines (not all) (and even some blogs) who fail to understand e-learning and its nuances but have no problem presenting it in an interesting fashion to the masses. A lesson to be learned – The Facebook Like Implosion. A few years back, remember when everyone was talking about social learning and how awesome it was going to be? Remember how many vendors decided to create a Facebook like page – because everyone was using Facebook? (oh

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. Here’s the problem: Let’s say your company has less than 100 users, but you want more sophisticated LMS functionality. Social/Collaboration Features.

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Content Curation & Dissemination for Learning

Learning Cafe

Facebook users share nearly 2.46 This problem of plenty, challenges Learning professionals to. Case studies. Jeevan has also advised leading Australian organisations on social media and technology strategy and implementation. Thursday, May 5th, 2016, Sydney. Overview. One of the biggest challenges of our times is the explosion in the quantity and immediacy of the information available through the internet.