Alternatives to Facebook Groups

LearnDash

Should you be using Facebook Groups to supplement your online course? Recently one of the more common questions I have seen asked of us is whether there are any alternatives to using Facebook Groups for the community portion of an online course. I suspect that the increase in this inquiry is the result of the recent events of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Why do we use Facebook Groups for course community building? This naturally is not the case with Facebook.

Conversations

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

These are quite special, I wasn’t aware of this achievement until I started thinking about something else: conversations. When I started blogging and tweeting, and connecting on LinkedIn, I was all about the network and conversations. The conversations and engagement I used to get in the early days of Twitter and LinkedIn have, I’ll admit, help me grow personally and professionally into the senior role I have. Conversations are powerful learning opportunities.

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New DFHPL Facebook Group – Following the Conversation

Usable Learning

Where those conversations happen seems to shift as the internet evolves. I used to have most of my nerd conversations on Twitter, but things seem to have shifted to Facebook or LinkedIn more. I do like the possibilities of longer conversations that are provided by threaded discussions, and I’m opting for Facebook over LinkedIn for the time being. Instructional Design Design for how people learn facebook group Learning motivation nerdy shop talk

Want ‘Facebook’ In Your LMS?

Upside Learning

One of the perks of being involved in a sales role is the interesting and enriching conversations with clients and prospects. I need ‘Facebook’…. Of late one of the things I’ve heard from prospects and clients is “I need Facebook in my LMS&#. On further probing ‘Facebook’ translates to easy ways of interacting and sharing information with colleagues and friends within the organizations defined boundaries. Do you want Facebook in your LMS?

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

Conversely, if you choose. conversation. largest brands including DropBox, Facebook, BP and Credit Suisse transform. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. 3C O N T E N T S Contents Introduction PA G E 4 Five Steps to a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. PA G E 5 1 Create a project.

What Can eLearning Learn from Facebook?

eLearning Brothers

In February 2016, Facebook celebrated its 12 th birthday. According to data released by Facebook, at the end of December 2015, there were 1.59 billion monthly Facebook users. If you look at how Facebook has grown, matured, and become part of our daily (if not hourly) life, there are tips, tricks, and insights that designers of eLearning can glean from Facebook’s success. It didn’t take all that long for the team at Facebook to listen to their users’ complaints.

8 Unconventional Ways To Promote Your LMS On Facebook

eLearning Industry

Building your brand and boosting your conversion rates don’t have to put you over budget. In this article, I’ll share 8 creative ways to promote your LMS on Facebook. Learning Management Systems Facebook For eLearning LMS Vendors Social Learning PlatformNot if you know how to use social media to your advantage. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft’s Nightmare, Training at Facebook and Google Shortens Attention Spans

Bottom-Line Performance

Topic 1: How might real life training exercises like Facebook’s “hackathon” be applied to other industries? October was CyberSecurity awareness week, and Facebook was not pulling any punches. In order to teach employees about the dangers of security breaches, Facebook launched a series of security threats and fake phishing sites to see how employees would respond. Mashable: Facebook Hacks Its Employees to Teach Lessons on Cyber Attacks.

Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Facebook didn’t invent that, just created a great tool. 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. People want the opportunity to share and connect – this is why it’s taken off, not because Facebook created this amazing product… Newsfeed – sharing the story of what your friends are doing.

Giving Facebook a try

Moodle Journal

The other day I had an email from our network manager with a link to a BBC news item promoting the use of social networking in colleges using Facebook ; strange that I often go to some lengths in separating social from computer networking during conversations, still. The article suggests that using Facebook, improves both engagement and retention, mmm. I have for some reason, that right now I am not completely sure why, avoided using Facebook with my classes.

Facebook as a Learning Platform

Tony Karrer

Facebook seems to be coming up everywhere the past few weeks. The most recent, which finally got me to post, was a Stephen Downes post - I'm Majoring in Facebook, How about You? The class has each student creating applications in Facebook and presenting to potential investors. Why is Facebook so hot right now? What is Facebook? Facebook is a pretty simple application with fairly standard social network functionality.

Conversation with Jane Bozarth

Kapp Notes

And often facilitates the twitter chat of learning professionals #lrnchat Here is some of our latest conversational snippets. While it doesn’t have to involve technology at all, new social tools like Facebook and Snapguide, and hardware like cameras on phones, coupled with increasing comfort with social sharing, make showing your work much easier now. Learn to have conversations in which you can offer better alternatives with the promise of solving that problem for them.

The drama of Facebook

Learning with 'e's

The world''s largest and most successful social network, Facebook - celebrated its tenth anniversary in February 2014. Facebook is a social phenomenon that cannot be ignored. The diverse behaviours witnessed on the site are just one of the many features that provoke great interest from psychologists and social anthropologists, and many studies have already been conducted into Facebook''s impact of relationships, social movements, self concept and personal, digital identity.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic. players to follow the VR trend, including FaceBook with their 2 billion dollar bet on the Oculus Rift. For more context on the ‘Virtual Reality Race’ check our LinkedIn , FaceBook and Twitter pages which are buzzing with activity and opinion. Danny is an educational entrepreneur.

Emerging Asynchronous Conversation Models

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation with Patrick Randolph from TalkWheel about different kinds of asynchronous conversation models that are emerging and how they might fit into broader eLearning Initiatives. Below I've captured aspects of our conversation (interestingly enough done via email - how old school). The standard model for asynchronous conversations is discussion forum software like vBulletin. You can see an example of a conversation around phones below.

Facebook Enterprise Application

Tony Karrer

If you've not seen this, there's a Facebook application by Worklight called Workbook that represents an overlay to turn Facebook into an Enterprise Social Network application. This is something I've been expecting for a while based on some conversations with large organizations who planned to use Facebook as their social network.

A Conversation with Paul Rosa: Co-Founder of Sploops!

Kapp Notes

The two are about the launch the app and so here is part of the conversation we had the other day. I urge you to help them by joining their Facebook page and Thunderclap page. Rosa: Sploops is a brand-new sports conversation app launching to the Apple App Store in November. You can check out our Facebook Page Here (give us a Like)! We are on Facebook! By supporting our campaign you are pledging a post on Facebook or Twitter!

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow

Trivantis

Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. In this article, I’ll share a Facebook guide for eLearning professionals explaining why Facebook is such a powerful eLearning tool. You can also find 6 invaluable tips on how to use Facebook for eLearning, as well as 10 additional tips on how to run successful Facebook groups. The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals. Why Facebook Is Such a Powerful eLearning Tool.

A little more conversation

Learning with 'e's

It is informal by nature and is essentially conversational. The dialogue I enjoy is accessed via my PLN, often through Twitter, but can also come from LinkedIn or Facebook, Google Hangouts or even YouTube and any number of other of the social media platforms I use. Blogging as conversation is increasingly popular and there are now numerous global chats on Twitter, many of which identify themselves with exclusive hashtags.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Using FaceBook

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Using FaceBook Im trying to expand my horizons a bit these days and have been taking a closer look at a whole bunch of tools out there, including SecondLife and FaceBook. FaceBook seems like such a student-world application, and yet folks say more and more "grown-ups" are using it. There was a great NYTimes article a few weeks ago about a mom signing up for a FaceBook account, completely appalling her teenage daughter. (Id

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Facebook for the Enterprise

Learning Visions

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Facebook for the Enterprise Im still mucking around in Facebook, trying to get it. Found this article, via Alec Saunders : Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook. Provides some real examples of how business-folk are using FB; compares Facebook (emotional attachment) to LinkedIn (static resume). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Global conversations

Learning with 'e's

We would converse on a one-to-one basis using telephones (which were almost always tethered because there were also very few mobile phones before 1990, and they were the size of a house brick). My wife and I were having a conversation with one of our daughters last night, via Skype, on an iPhone. Consider how easy it is to have simultaneous conversations with several other people using e-mail, Twitter or Facebook. Do you remember the days before the Web? I do.

A Conversation with Andrew Hughes

Kapp Notes

Hughes: I think virtual worlds and 3D learning are still at their infancy and have a very long way to go before being accepted and utilized as much as let’s say Facebook. Working in the space of 3D virtual immersive environments (VIE) is a small, but dedicated group of people who are creating some really wonderful and powerful learning. The other day I had a chance to virtually catch up with Andrew Hughes who is the president of Designing Digitally, Inc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Facebook has Tipped

Learning Visions

Monday, December 01, 2008 My Facebook has Tipped Malcolm Gladwell says that everything has a Tipping Point , that point at which a virus goes epidemic, when the hip new thing goes mainstream. Well, my Facebook world has just tipped. Has your Facebook tipped? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:10 PM Labels: facebook 11comments: Janet Clarey said. how cool that your mom is on facebook. I need to figure out what this facebook thing is all about."

Creating Secret Facebook Groups to Create Class Discussion

DigitalChalk eLearning

When looking to find an effective method to create discussion for your class, training, or just group discussion, creating a Facebook group is a great way to do this. Just like you would have a conversation in the face to face class an online classroom needs this discussion atmosphere as well. When you create a secret group this hides the group and all its content from anyone else on Facebook. Here are the steps you need to take to create your private Facebook group.

Why Explainer Videos Are the Perfect Tool for Increasing Conversions

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With so many new businesses and brands popping up by the day, it’s important for companies to make an impact quickly to increase conversions. Explainer videos have been proven to increase conversion rates at no end, so let’s dive into how exactly they do that. If you can do that successfully, you have yourself a fantastic tool that will boost conversions. In fact, on Facebook alone, videos are shared 12x more than links and text together.

So You Just Facebook All Day? Screenshots and Social Media Marketing

TechSmith Camtasia

When I describe what I do as ‘social media’ my friends and family immediately start the jokes about browsing Facebook all day and getting paid for it. I can easily grab the conversation history and send it off to our marketing team to follow up on a customer story, or just give the product team an example of how people are using a specific feature and how they like (or do not like) it! The post So You Just Facebook All Day? Social media marketers are often misunderstood.

A Conversation with Juliette Denny (Part One)

Kapp Notes

Here is a quote from their Facebook page. ” So you can see why I wanted to have a conversation… Here is what unfolded in part one of our discussion. The other day I had a chance to catch up with Juliette Denny and ask her a few questions. Juliette is the CEO and Founder of Growth Engineering a UK-based company. “We are arch-enemies of dull online learn­ing. Our aim is to make users love their learning. Edu­ca­tion can improve lives and remove bound­ar­ies.

LinkedIn Facebook Twitter - Different Connection Style

Tony Karrer

Interestingly, one of the people who connected to me suggested we might want to do the same on Facebook and Twitter. However, this is not really the case with the way I use Facebook and Twitter. Both of these tools are much more conversational tools for me. In Twitter, I have people that I follow in order to listen into their conversation. In Facebook, it's much the same. Both Twitter and Facebook really are my CANs and FANs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Pysched for FaceBook

Learning Visions

Monday, June 25, 2007 Getting Pysched for FaceBook Im definitely feeling out-of-my element in this whole FaceBook thing. And Ive joined a group: FaceBook for Business in which Ive posted some questions, gotten some answers, and been asked to participate in a beta test for a FaceBook widget. Ran across this article, The Psychology of FaceBook , which talks about the collecting of friends and relationships aspect of it all.

100 Conversation Topics

Tony Karrer

Almost every time I have a conversation, I learn something new. But I don't have nearly enough time to have conversations, learn and write blog posts. So now that some people called me influential , I'm hoping that I can leverage my influence to inspire people to have a conversation with me and help me with my lack of time. So, here are my suggested 100 conversation topics that I wish I had time to speak to you ( yes YOU ) about. Here are my 100 conversation topics.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Is Facebook the next Microsoft?

Learning Visions

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Is Facebook the next Microsoft? Have you seen this article from TechCrunch: Could Facebook Become The Next Microsoft? Posted by Cammy Bean at 12:14 PM Labels: facebook 2comments: Davidsaid. Its just a matter of time before someone new buys Facebook. People use Gmail or Reader as stand alone offerings, by comparison everything in Facebook is interlinked." The author sees a future where Facebook replaces the OS.

What to Do When Discussion Goes Pear-Shaped: Or What I Learned From Reading “Crucial Conversations”

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Book Review: “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” You know those times you mix it up with a fellow employee, dear friend, or relative? And in their book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High , authors Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler lay it out for you. And the explanations, strategies, and tools in Crucial Conversations come directly from that experience.

Facebook? How? Why?

Learning Rocks

Partly because I've been busy, but partly because, inspired by Drew Meyers , I joined Facebook a few weeks ago - after all, who could resist a line like "How Facebook is completely changing the internet." What I'm less certain about is the idea that Facebook itself is the ideal place to do this (or here or here ). I've been out of the loop for a while.

Facebook? How? Why?

Learning Rocks

Partly because I've been busy, but partly because, inspired by Drew Meyers , I joined Facebook a few weeks ago - after all, who could resist a line like "How Facebook is completely changing the internet." What I'm less certain about is the idea that Facebook itself is the ideal place to do this (or here or here ). I've been out of the loop for a while.