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

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. Global social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter support various forms of communication and sharing actions that were previously unavailable.

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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. One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect.

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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

XYZ Fire Association is a network of. Through their network, they identified a. thriving learning culture within your organization. largest brands including DropBox, Facebook, BP and Credit Suisse transform. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum.

Stuart Crabb of Facebook #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Facebook didn’t invent that, just created a great tool. 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. Who is Facebook? Need to challenge assumptions about our performance culture.

SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

However, I have had my doubts about the value of an LMS for enhancing learning and contributing to a learning culture. The idea of tracking activity streams emerged from social networking and is used by sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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. Companies that do not embrace social networking are making a huge mistake

Advice to Teachers in Florida: Don't use Facebook with Students

Kapp Notes

According to the article Teachers asked to 'unfriend' students on Facebook "Everyone knows that there are teachers nationwide that may have inappropriately communicated with students through email, text message or Facebook -and even some cases, those teacher-student relationships have been taken to an even further level of inappropriate behavior," Donzelli said. "We There are other ways to reach out to students that doesn't involve social networking," Donzelli said.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with e's

The Italian political theorist Antonio Gramsci is best known for his theory of cultural hegemony. Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting.

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

Learning Cafe

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. Do you want to develop a more open culture of sharing?

What Universities Must Learn About Social Networks

Jay Cross

What Universities Must Learning About Social Networks. THE ISSUE IS NOT whether you are going to become a socially networked university but how soon. IBM describes socially networked corporations as the next step in the overall evolution of business. Networks Social Learning

Developing Leaders in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

How we connect — in person, through blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or through other methods of online collaboration — says more about us than we may realize. To develop leaders in the Facebook era requires that learning professionals create offerings to enable the proper mix of all these ingredients as well as help to ensure leaders can connect through multiple mediums. If a company has an innovation-driven culture, social learning is a natural fit.

Everything’s Coming Up Networks (except learning)

Jay Cross

Sloan Management Review has a great interview with Andy McAfee on What Sells CEOs on Social Networking. ” They understand the power of weak ties in enterprise social networks. David describes leadership as an emergent property of an organizational network. Facebook-itus.

Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.

Learning Rebels

I had the opportunity to share stories, thoughts and ideas with some people in my network who I have long admired (Harold Jarche, Ryan Tracey, Simon Terry, Michelle Ocker) and met some new FABULOUS people along the way (Constantine Ongarezos, Mairi Thompson, Joyce Seitzinger just to name a few!).

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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!

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

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. Having said that, if the culture of your organisation is bad, it either needs to change or you should shift your efforts to something else. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace. Not off the charts like at Deloitte , yet very much alive and growing.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebook on iPhone (Inside Facebook)

Mark Oehlert

Thistranslation of the desktop-based Facebook experience is flawless. Issues I have with Facebook are 1. maybe we should just let the students choose to interact and network with each other, by themselves, in Facebook and 2.

Web 2.0 culture

Learning with e's

It's also the adoption of a new mindset and a new culture for many professionals - the culture of Web 2.0. Many of those who welcome the experience are probably in some way already connected into the culture of Web 2.0

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

An organization cannot bolt on social learning just as it cannot bolt on a few Facebook and Twitter-like tools and call itself a social business. In such cultural settings, social learning naturally fails in spite of state of the art enterprise collaboration platforms and other technology.

Drivers of Yammer use in the corporate sector

E-Learning Provocateur

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. Yammer has been quite a success at my workplace.

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Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

Strangely, though, they all know how to use Facebook. While these apps aren’t components of the enterprise’s intranet proper, they’re accessible from there and thus form part of the network. There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days.

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A Playbook for Leading in the Facebook Age

CLO Magazine

Nurturing top performers today should borrow from the many user experiences and shifts in employee motivation that today’s constantly connected, social media culture has brought to the surface. Modern business leaders must understand how to apply relevant social networking experiences to their own organizations. Leaders today not only need to focus on setting goals for their organization, but also building a fun, vibrant culture that inspires employees to perform their best.

Conversations

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

When I started blogging and tweeting, and connecting on LinkedIn, I was all about the network and conversations. Now, ten years down the road, 901 blog posts and 50,000 tweets later, I realise that my use of these systems and the networks I’ve built there, are changing.

Employer Brand Matters for Recruiting Quality Employees

KnowledgeCity

People don’t clamor to sign on with brand powerhouses like Google, Apple and Facebook simply because they’re passionate about search engines, social networking or minimalist smartphone design. The benefits of a positive company culture reach far beyond your current employees.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Leadership Detachmen t – Many a times, something as critical as the building of a collaborative culture and thriving communities are left to the HR and L&D departments to drive.

Online social networks, learning and viral expansion loops

Sticky Learning

So, whilst I may be a little late, I keep being reminded that there are many, many people who are a whole lot less aware of blogs, social networks, wikis, microblogging and so on than I am. It's just about Christmas time and now is the time of end of year catch ups and Christmas parties.

From Brilliant Jerk to Passionate People Person

CLO Magazine

Next thing you know, you have a toxic culture that all started with one rotten leader who put their ego before the long-term success of the business and its employees. Facebook remains, in essence, an advertising platform that profits from people’s personal data and connections.

Connected Cultures

Learning with e's

This is the fourth and final part of the Introduction for the forthcoming book 'Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures', which will be published later this year. They write from the perspective of the company employee and explore the cultural basis of corporate e-learning.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Id like to pass along my latest addiction.say goodbye to free time. » November 21, 2007 OpenSocial, UWA and Facebook: What do the tabs tell us?

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

Strangely, though, they all know how to use Facebook. While these apps aren’t components of the enterprise’s intranet proper, they’re accessible from there and thus form part of the network. There’s a lot of talk about social intranets these days.

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Share trading

Learning with e's

The Internet is challenging this culture. Sharing content for free was amplified into popularity by the advent of the social networks. People now upload their pictures and videos, and share their ideas on Facebook and other popular social media platforms without thinking.

The tribal web

Learning with e's

Most are agreed though, that a tribe is a small society that has its own customs and culture and that these define it. Such digital territories are ideal environments within which new forms of cultural transmission can propogate and sustain themselves.

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Global digital tribe

Learning with e's

It is your personal network. Most anthropologists agree that a tribe is a (small) society that practices its own customs and culture, and that these define the tribe. These often exhibit customs and cultural values that separate them from activities that occur in ''real life'' contexts.

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How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

I might, for example, seek the answer to a question via a Google or YouTube search, Twitter or by tapping into my online networks. Technology can facilitate collaboration and networking and provide a virtual space in which informal learning can take place and, to a certain extent, be tracked.