WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘ You ready to fail at social networking ’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi ’4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work ‘, have really made me think and reflect on the hype surrounding social business and more specifically the rise of social networks / communities within the work environment.

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. If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

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TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Liveblogged from the TCC online conference. Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. This paper explores the range of current social networking choices and argues that like any tool, it should carefully evaluated in terms of affordances and course goals. Evaluating social networks.

Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my notes from the Learn Trends: Networked and Social Learning online mini-conference. Measurement & ROI for Social & Network Learning. How are you measuring social learning? Social & network learning really falls into the OTJ learning, not formal. In chat, vivien disagreed: “I don’t agree that social learning is always downstream of training intervention&#. This can be the social network.

10 ways to use an Enterprise Social Network for Social Learning

Jane Hart

Today, I’m at the Learning Technologies 2016 conference and I’m going to be talking about how to use an ESN (Enterprise Social Network) for Social Learning Many organisations now have an ESN – and although they might not be using it as effectively as they could, you don’t actually need another social learning system but […]. Social learning

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, check the specific conference website. No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this selected conference list. crw Another source of major eLearning conferences is: Tom King's eLearning Google Calendar.

What’s in My Conference Bag? ATD ICE 2018

Learning Rebels

It’s 2018, What’s in my Conference Bag? Then, don’t miss out at the very bottom is my conference bag checklist and goal planner! . Back in 2014, David Kelley interviewed me for the (then) upcoming Dev Learn Conference sponsored by the Elearning Guild, he was writing a series on what people bring to the conference with them. I challenge you to answer the questions for yourself and set solid goals for your conference experience.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content.

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Jeff Cobb’s New State of Association eLearning Report

Web Courseworks

As the explosion of social networking takes hold of the internet and the dynamics of information sources change, learning has taken on a new trend of being increasingly learner-centric. Mobile and personal computing technology combined with the ability to share information easily across a common platform such as Facebook, YouTube and blogs has provided a veritable gold mine of data. Professional Development social networking YouTube

Are You Ready? Your ATD ICE Conference Bag!

Learning Rebels

After Mark Sheppard’s guest blog from last week discussing the use of the back channel as a way to attend the ICE conference virtually – it got me thinking about those who will be there. Last year, David Kelly interviewed me for the (then) upcoming Dev Learn Conference sponsored by the Elearning Guild. Therefore, I would like share my portion of the series with all of you, especially those of you who may be conference newbies. Download this Conference Checklist

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R. Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com This 26th version of the conference list covers selected events from four continents. > Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another eLearning Conference! link] April10-13, 2012 CiTE, The Pearson eCollegeUsers Conference, J.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. As always, please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. Clayton R.

#astd2014 Conference recap and trends

Challenge to Learn

Here is my recap of the Washington ASTD ICE 2014 conference. This was my second ICE conference (did Dallas last year), it was huge and it was interesting. The message is that we (L&D people) can do for our learners what Google and Facebook are already doing for us. This is the main trend I see at the conference. Two ways off doing that faster and more effective are: Leadership development and better retention. But I did love this conference.

Top Chief Learning Officer Conferences of 2019

Continu

If you have recently become a Chief Learning Officer or are looking to expand your skills, attending a chief learning officer conference is a great way to master the latest industry trends. To help, we’ve pulled together the best and most comprehensive learning and development conferences of 2019. Here is a snapshot of each so you can decide which conferences are the right ones for you to attend. Yearly conferences. Conference highlights. Conference highlights.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture.

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Learning & Development Conferences for 2019

Limestone Learning

For many L&D professionals, a conference provides the opportunity to do a deep dive into best practices, innovations and cutting-edge tools. Not only that—a conference throws you into the networking deep end, which isn’t a bad thing for those of us who work virtually and may feel a little isolated. With that in mind, here’s a roundup of upcoming conferences on tap for 2019. May 19–22, 2019 ATD 2019 International Conference & Exposition , Washington, D.C.

I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Social connectedness is essentially a measure of how people interact and to what end. Through experience, they’ve developed their own networks consisting of connections that span across organizational bounds. Such networks are characterized by influence, not authority. Not long ago, social connectedness ended at the boundary of the organization, or not far from it. The same was true when we attended conferences or other professional gatherings.

Learning and teaching with Twitter

Learning with e's

It relates to the need to persist with the tool so that you give it enough time to build up a critical mass of followers and followed, ensuring that your personal learning network (PLN) becomes effective. People have asked how effective Twitter is in developing a PLN, and a live tweetout usually shows them just how effective Twitter can be in connecting you to a world of knowledge, experts and resources.

#SLCONF 2012–Social Learning in action

Lars is Learning

Last Thursday I attended the #SLCONF Social Learning Conference in London. It largely practiced what it preached – in that it proved to be a highly social discussion and effective forum for sharing ideas and experiences with an experienced group of professionals and practitioners. social networking social media social learning mobile learning #SLCONF motivation

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What a Difference a Year Makes

Tom Spiglanin

I’m busy preparing for the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) annual International Conference and Exposition (ICE) that starts tomorrow in Washington, D.C. As I work through the online agenda planner, I’m looking sessions that help me better understand how to connect training to corporate strategy and how to improve the effectiveness of face-to-face training opportunities. Changing Workplace Conferences Personal Knowledge Management Social Networking

6 Ways to Have an Awesome Lectora User Conference – #LUC2014

eLearning Brothers

Since the Lectora User Conference (#LUC2014) is coming up March 31 – April 4, in Hollywood, CA, I thought I’d share a little advice on how to have the most AWESOME experience possible. I often find that the folks who are outside elearning often have a fresh, unique take on development, leadership, asset management, or some other related vein that I can tap to make my elearning design and development more efficient, effective, and enjoyable.

Podcast 30: Learning From Customer Conferences – With Tristan Jordan and Tara Pawlak of Community Brands

Talented Learning

Tara and Tristan are joining us fresh on the heels of their annual customer conference, Xperience. What exactly makes this conference so successful? Community conferences are a powerful way to build a brand – strengthening relationships while you celebrate customer successes and explore common challenges. This year’s Xperience conference revealed that associations have reached a pivotal point in their commitment to innovation.

Training Virtual Teams: How to Manage It Effectively

ProProfs

Effective employee management is a distinct trade for HR departments for a long time, and looking after the learning & development (L&D) needs of employees is a key part of it. On these days, they may not be available to take calls, attend video conferences, or simply perform a task.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 2

E-Learning Provocateur

Following on from my previous article , below I share some of the key messages that I drew from Day 2 at the LearnX Asia Pacific conference held recently in Sydney… Personal Professional Development: I expected the keynote by Stephen Downes to be the standout session of the event, and I was not disappointed. Each Sister has the power to set up a web conference via their organisational CMS platform, which also provides access to their email, e-newletters etc.

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

The conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. In the beginning of the year, I looked into the future of conferences. I concluded that: Flipping conference presentations can vastly improve learning outcomes. Many Next Practices for conferences (I’ve listed 30) are not difficult to implement. As in the workplace, informal learning at conferences has more impact than formal learning.

Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences

Tony Karrer

Lisa Neal asked a great question in a comment on Learn Trends 2008 - Free Online Conference : What do you see as the main differences between in person and online conferences? First let me start with a couple of predictions: Prediction 1 - Online only conferences will rapidly increase and will slow down in-person conferences Prediction 2 - Smaller, targeted, short-burst, rapidly planned conferences will emerge. Or you could do it as a Facebook group.

How to Increase Conference Attendance

Association eLearning

For associations, conferences represent a major source of potential revenue. To best realize that revenue, your conference not only has to attract attendees but also retain them year after year. In the simplest terms, you do this by providing value in the form of networking opportunities, vendor availability, keynote speakers and, of course, smaller learning sessions. I don’t have enough time or space here to go over everything needed to create effective learning situations.

Conference Key Highlights | The New Future of Face-to-Face: Reshaping Digital Learning and Work

Gnowbe

Here are the key highlights from the conference. Going digital is also no longer simply putting a video with quizzes for users, but it is about humanizing users’ digital experience by introducing elements of social learning, gamification and participation. Share on Linkedin.

7 Ways to Build Your Credibility as an Online Instructor

LearnDash

Another unexpected side effect to running a blog for many people is that it builds their own knowledge level in a subject area and helps them formalize their thinking. Be active on social media. Quora is another great social network for educators. Attend networking events.

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Social Conference Tools - Expect Poor Results

Tony Karrer

I saw a post by David Warlick - Reaching Out With Your Conference where he suggests that conference organizers should: Consider a social network for your conference. Although I remain skeptical about social networks, social networking is essential, and a few conferences have made brilliant use of them. Establish and CLEARLY advertise conference tags for bloggers and photographers. Keep the conference web site going.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Integrated Learnings

Stephen Covey is a well-known organizational consultant, perhaps especially well known for his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. If you can use that link to build a strong case that yields the resources you need, you get that all-around win - an engaging project for you, an effective learning experience for the learner, and the desired results for the client. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

How to MOOC: Designing Effective MOOC Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are a bit of a chimera – they have the head of instructor-led training, the body of traditional e-learning, and the long tail of social media. How do we design effective training programs for such an eclectic creature? On the other hand, courses for soft skills, such as conflict management, communication, and leadership, may take more advantage of social learning tools, incorporating role playing and collaborative assignments.

E-Learning = Innovation = Science

E-Learning Provocateur

Have you ever been to a conference where the presenter asks the audience, “Who’s implemented a mobile learning strategy?”, Of course the question might not revolve around mobile learning, but rather gamification, or enterprise social networking, or flipped classrooms, or whatever the hot topic may be. To help bridge the gap, I was honoured to moderate a panel session at last month’s AITD National Conference.

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

Experiencing eLearning

Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. They effectively managed issues of trust, workload, and learning within their social network. Social Learning/Social Constructivism. Social presence–ability to project yourself in an online environment and make connections with others. Social gaming (e.g., Wiki Wiki. My notes in italics.

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My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I noticed that I use more and more social media tools and different tools to communicate. Easy to use and very effective. These streams can be fed by other tools like Twitter, Linkedin and Google reader and I love it. It also has a magazine like interface and the advantage is that you will get information from outside your standard network. ELearninglearning is the one I use most intense, but there are more like ‘ Working smarter Daily ‘ Social media.

Web 2.0, Models, ISD, Trends, Hiring, LinkedIn, & Media

Big Dog, Little Dog

This allows faculty to get to know each other socially in order to be more effective sharing and working together later. This directly ties in with a recent link I posted, False advertising statistics effective , in that our preference or judgement is often influcenced more by specifications or numbers, that what we actually perceive through our other senses. Access to School Related Software Applications and Projects from any Computer in the School Network. Web 2.0

Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Repackage and Reuse your Training Materials

Association eLearning

They are hosting conferences with no video camera in the room capturing what could be an incredible income stream for their association. We began to take it with us to all of our regional conferences and videotaped our sessions with the approval of our speakers in our agreements. And that content makes us money for as long as we can deliver it effectively. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

The social networking opportunities as well as ability to earn mass CEUs in a short time-frame were valuable member benefits and often a key differentiator to compete against the fully online, for-profit providers of continuing education. Social Learning. Virtual Conferences.

Learning at Large Ep6: Measuring the effectiveness of human-centred learning

Elucidat

In this episode, Nick puts his theories into the context of an L&D leader, showing practical guidance on a bottom-up approach for delivering human-centered learning at scale, which types of learning experience will build better engagement, how to benchmark the effectiveness of your learning strategy, and finally, how to capture authentic stories on camera within your organization – and why. Nick: [ 20:31 ] Most of my stuff, my thinking, people can find for free on LinkedIn.

What is the future of developer marketing and developer relations? Find out on June 9th with SlashData.

Appsembler

Register for the June 9th summit ( free passes available ) to discover: How do developer communities boost corporate performance How developers are influencing business decisions Building effective communication channels with developers.