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Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

We all know social networks promote learning; while the mechanisms aren’t documented or well-understood, that it works isn’t in doubt anymore. But we must ask, are the ‘social media/networking systems’ out there promoting this learning? Social Learning Social Networking

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The power of tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yammer, are pretty astounding. A lot of the Social Media Mavens , however, are really ranting, not about the technology, but about the human dynamics related to social networking.

Facebook for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ".

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. Increasingly, businesses are looking to more social approaches to employee learning and development. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

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Learning from others through Enterprise Social Networks (ESN)

Matrix

Observational learning is a major component of Bandura’s social learning theory. Mixing observational learning with hands-on learning is a highly effective (and cost efficient) combination. Social learning through networks. How Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) works.

Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Facebook didn’t invent that, just created a great tool. What does it mean to be social? We’ve been doing social networking for millions of years. (He’s He’s using Facebook timeline to tell the story). 1970 Marshall McLuhan ‘the medium is the message’ 1995 The Internet 2004 Facebook and the social graph – the social layer of the internet which allows people to connect and share. YOU are the censor of your own social graph.

Facebook Fridays

Tony Karrer

A mistitled article - found via Bill Ives on the FastForward blog - Serena Software Adopts Facebook as Corporate Intranet. The real focus of the article is how Serena Software has adopted a practice called Facebook Fridays: Each Friday, employees are granted one hour of personal time to spend on their Facebook profiles and connect with co-workers, customers, family and friends. Although my guess is that you need to do some seeding of ideas and techniques to make it effective.

Facebook: why data privacy matters

Interactive Services

In the midst of posting your name, pictures, and background on social media sites, did you ever consider who your information reaches, beyond your family and friends? Just last week I posted a picture on my Facebook account.

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

We are all very familiar with social networking platforms such as MySpace, Flikr, YouTube, Twitter, Bebo and Facebook. We have new learning environments and tools that enable us to access knowledge more effectively and to share and collaborate in better ways.

Developing Leaders in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

Thanks to the proliferation of technology-fueled information, effective leaders need to be able to connect with people in multiple, real and personal ways. The ability to interact smoothly within these two landscapes is the essence of what it means to be effective now and in the future. The impact of social media has complicated matters. Therefore, effective leaders need to be able to connect with people in multiple, real and personal ways.

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…? You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

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Putting Facebook to Work For Your Business

OpenSesame

Assuming you’re one of 995 million people in the world who has a Facebook account, you’ve probably already discovered just how captivating and useful the social networking platform can be. But how do you use Facebook to its full business potential?

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. The importance of this factor is unsurprising, given the effectiveness of WOM in the marketing industry. Not to mention that just about everyone knows how to use Facebook or Twitter already, so in that sense they have prior knowledge. In summary, then, we see that enterprise social networking is multifaceted.

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7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Look at your goals and create an effective strategy. Use the power of Social network. Everyone lives his own life but a lot of people share some parts of it in a Social network. Connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

Every so often I’m asked by a peer at another company what they can do to increase the use of Yammer in their own organisation. The importance of this factor is unsurprising, given the effectiveness of WOM in the marketing industry. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace.

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How to Add + Edit Facebook Automatic Captions to Video Ads

3Play Media

With the use of captivating visuals and a compelling story, Facebook video ads are a great way to convey important information to consumers. According to an advertising study conducted by Facebook, people watch an astounding 100 million hours of video on the social media platform every day.

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…? You see, a “social intranet” is simply an intranet with social media elements that allow the users to interact with the content and with each other.

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Employee Engagement: Learning From Leading Tech Companies

Your Training Edge

However, most companies that do drive phenomenal employee engagement have something in common. There are many great tech companies that note incredible results when it comes to engaged culture. Facebook. One such is the Facebook FLiP – Facebook Leadership in Practice.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 4

Upside Learning

In continuation to our weekly roundup of the best links shared on Twitter and Facebook, here is a collection of our top 15 links from the last week, each accompanied by a quick brief. Social Networking: The Future. Where is social networking headed next?

Here’s How elearning Helped Facebook Create Super Clients

eLearningMind

This spring, Facebook dipped its toe into eLearning waters with Blueprint, a business management portal to teach small businesses and brands how to effectively utilize Facebook’s marketing tools. From creating a marketing plan to understanding how to properly time and schedule posts, Blueprint acts as a powerful tool for smaller brands to make their mark on social media. But Facebook didn’t launch Blueprint out of the goodness of their hearts.

9 Essential Components of Effective Teams

Your Training Edge

If the team who runs a company is performing with excellence, the performance of that business will skyrocket. If a well-thought strategy and a proper executionare present, every company will achieve its goals. Every team of effective professionals will not work just for the money.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Like many enterprise learning companies, we are actively brainstorming ways to incorporate collaborative Web 2.0 Cammy Bean’s latest blog post provides many ideas as well as real-life examples for Using Social Media for Learning.

A Playbook for Leading in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

Companies lacking engaging and socially relevant employee programs face a multitude of issues, the biggest of which is an uninspired, apathetic workforce. Today’s top leaders know that every business is a social business. Inspiring great leaders and employees in the modern workplace requires a deep understanding of the benefits of social media. Embrace the social enterprise. Social media experiences are rapidly changing.

Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange.

Dashe & Thomson

Where Facebook and LinkedIn serve mainly as social dashboards for our personal and professional networks, respectively, I see Twitter as a customized information portal. The point is, Tweet Deck gives me a completely customizable, real-time social learning feed.

Research Shows Companies Should Encourage Social Learning

TOPYX LMS

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.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. Why is networking so important anyway? From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections.

Web 2.0 - A Tool for Driving Performance

Bottom-Line Performance

companies deny employees access to social networking sites and 54% of HR decision makers have encountered or have had to discipline employees for wasting time on the internet(3). What should be a culmination of multifaceted feedback throughout the year becomes a scramble to write what is effectively a limited summary of the last 6 weeks of a person’s performance. 1) HR Transformation: Driving Business Results , Fidelity Employer Services Company LLC. (2)

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Effective Storyboarding

Integrated Learnings

Storyboarding for an eLearning course can be a very effective way to lay out the overall look and feel of your course, as evidenced by this post by Donna Bryant. I recently attended a webinar presented by Trivantis, the company that owns the eLearning development software Lectora , on effective storyboarding. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , an eLearning design & development company. By Dean Hawkinson.

Key Highlights for an Effective Mobile Learning App Strategy

G-Cube

In today’s scenario, the mobile app market is largely dominated by social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) These help to present effective content with easy functionality and seamless navigation to optimize the way learning is delivered across mobile devices.

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Measuring the Effectiveness of Gamification

Your Training Edge

If you are a member of LinkedIn and have strived to achieve a level of completeness on your profile… you have been gamified! But how are we actually able to measure the effectiveness of gamification? According to Gabe Zicherman on a recent Huffington Post entry he wrote “Since the beginning of the gamification industry in 2010, over 350 companies have launched major gamification projects. What is effectiveness and success? Have you ever been gamified?

10 Golden Social Media Rules For Your Company

Ed App

Social media has become an integral part of marketing as well as for promoting your company, with almost every organization worth its salt having a presence on a number of social media platforms. But even social media has evolved to take advantage of the fact that companies now depend on them, which is why methods of social media marketing and promotion which were previously free, now charge a good amount of money. Leverage LinkedIn Recommendations.

Why You Need Learning to Support Your Company Culture

eLearningMind

That’s because many organizations have the same overarching theme: whatever is done for employees is expressly for the benefit that it offers the company. While it’s true that this sensibility can give employees some amazing benefits, the idea that any work perk is only in place to help the organization’s bottom line doesn’t always reinforce a positive company culture. Learning is a way to challenge the status quo of a company first and employees as a distant second.

9 Ways to Create Highly Effective Learning Videos

Hurix Digital

It has endorsements from various big companies such as Microsoft and IBM. Several research giants like Bersin, Gartner, LinkedIn, and Forrester recommend it. Another report by CGS revealed that video-based learning is one of the top methods for effective learning.

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TrainingIndustry.com Recognizes Digitec Interactive as Top LMS Company for 2013

Association eLearning

Digitec Interactive has been named on Training Industry.com’s Top 15 Learning Portal Companies Watch List for its Learning Management System (LMS), Knowledge Direct. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

TrainingIndustry.com Recognizes Digitec as Top LMS Company for 2012

Association eLearning

For the 3rd year in a row, Digitec Interactive has been named to TrainingIndustry.com’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies Watch List for it’s best-in-class Learning Management System (LMS), Knowledge Direct. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.