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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.

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

LifterLMS

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. Searching Facebook groups is a terrific way to find what problems your customers face and how to best solve them. Doing this also gives you insights into how to phrase your marketing message with the same emotion your audience uses to describe their problems.

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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. Social media - fad or forever? As I've used each of these I've been struck by how easily this format (social sites) could be used as a platform for business learning.

Spotlight On…SHARP Digital

Edume

I knew digital literacy was a massive problem, so I married the two and decided to create a non-profit to bridge this skills gap. You can find us on Facebook. Blog Case Studies Why EduMeWelcome to the latest edition of our blog series about the companies and people who are using EduMe to motivate and empower people so that they have an improved skill set and are better set up for long-term success in life. This time we're hearing from SHARP Digital.

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 ?

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. Let’s begin with a quick recap on the definitions of social learning and microlearning and then see why they are a powerful combination. What Is Social Learning? In simple terms, social learning is learning with and from others. Add The Social Learning Aspect.

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.

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.

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

Pinlearn

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.

How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

That is needed for a Charity educating people on health or social issues. In some cases, you can transform customers into expert users of your service or product. They want to know which problems that it will solve, and what experts in the field think of its merits.

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. Discover the real problems and questions before you jump to the solution. Blend It!

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.

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.

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

LearnDash

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. It’s in many ways similar to Facebook in that users can have profiles, add status messages, leave comments on other user profiles, and participate in groups.

5 Ways Big Data Makes Online Training Better

TalentLMS

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. By running unstructured forum data through a business intelligence (BI) tool , the company can uncover trending and popular topics and use that information to develop fixes for common problems. Inform Webinars or Case Study Topics with Social Media Data.

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. In terms of promoting learning, employees could use blogs to write first-hand accounts of case studies, lessons learned, project debriefings, travel tips and cultural customs. Category: Social Networking Platform. Share this on Linkedin Tweet This!

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. Learning by example – unlike men, who tend to want to start driving to some destination without asking direction, women tend to be stronger planners and will turn to tutorials and case studies for assistance in solving a problem. Share this on Facebook.

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 yourmembership.com and share your response on Twitter, #associationsrule. from Valencia College, where she studied marketing and economics. Share this on Facebook.

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.

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. The resolution is poor -- if you were really studying these works for an art history class, youd want something much better. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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.

Top 10 ‘Must Have’ Blended Learning Tools

Continu

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 WIX.com 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.

Benefits of the 70 20 10 model: how to include social and experiential learning in your online training

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

Lombardo et al, 1996) – also written as 70-20-10 or 70/20/10 – is a learning and development model that demonstrates the impact that different factors (social, formal and experiential learning) have on people’s ability to understand, learn and retain information. As we’ll cover, incorporating a range of teaching methods and assessments and other online communications like email sequencing and a dedicated Facebook group, are essential in supporting learners.

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. Individual attention, immediate help and support from trainer and participants including practice of the subject and solving problems right here and now.

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.

Why And How You Should Educate Customers On Your Products

TalentLMS

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. There are already people on your team that spend time with customers and understand their problems and desires. You’ve already invested in a blog, social media marketing, and customer support forums. Create relatable case studies.

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. Simulation – replicating real-life problem solving within a safe environment; for example, learning business acumen by working with a team to solve a typical business problem and receiving immediate feedback on their performance. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

Underground Mentality

Walkgrove

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. The social LMS is an exciting idea that allows learners to collaborate, share ideas and learn from each other via social networking sites like Facebook. Sit next to me long enough and I’ll probably talk your ear off.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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.

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. Practice problems, case studies, and discussions could be helpful if the association decides to offer additional training on how to troubleshoot common problems with the equipment. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

What is ‘dogfooding’ and why should I do it?

Edume

In addition to making it more likely they’ll discover problems, it also means they’ll be able to speak more knowledgeably and comfortably about the products, since they will be among the most active users”. Facebook, Lyft and others. Facebook provides a great example of encouraging internal use to create a better product. Eating your own dog food , or ‘dogfooding’, is the practice of using your own product internally. Why’s it called dogfooding?

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.

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. Let’s look at the examples or cases now: Case 1: Drug Discovery. Case 2: Hospitality Industry.

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. If you can present a solution to a problem, rather than just another “new idea,” your board will be more inclined to listen and see the benefit to the association. . Use case studies from similar associations who ventured into eLearning and found great success to demonstrate this potential to your board.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

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.

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