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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

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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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. Solve nagging problems.

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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

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!

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Problem solving workshops aka “hack-a-thons” (not about problem solving, but about solving a problem). When this occurs, people fall back to what they know – regardless as to whether or it is the best way to solve the problem.

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Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

The retailer was worried about onboarding employees in newer locations and how they would embrace the organization culture. Challenges faced included the following: To encourage a peer-to-peer problem-solving approach between employees.

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.

TCC08 Keynote: Social Networking, the “Third Place,� and the Evolution of Communication

Experiencing eLearning

Possibilities for bridging time, culture, and difference as communication evolves. Still important to know the cultural context of where people are physically. Facebook & LinkedIn make it easy to keep in touch with people, including keeping a record of when we last had contact. The network increasingly organizes itself around people and less so around files and folders–connections are social, not just content.

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.

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.

Learning the ‘Dinosaur’ way!

Origin Learning

Few months ago, the networking giant released a Visual Networking Index report tracking the latest trends, wherein it said, video will represent 72% of total mobile data traffic, up from 55% last year! Infographic Credit – Cisco – Visual Networking Index.

Online Networking in Courses

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Sent to you by brent via Google Reader: Online Networking in Courses via Experiencing E-Learning by Christy Tucker on Aug 15, 2007 These are my notes from the presentation MySpace is not YourSpace: The Promise and Pitfalls of Online Social Networking at the Conference for Distance Learning and Teaching last week. Models don't consider all social and cultural aspects. Here's a thought!

Recommended Reading Summary: A Chapter of “Emerging Technologies for the Classroom”

Adobe Captivate

Chapter 9: “ Like, Comment, Share: Collaboration and Civic Engagement Within Social Network Sites ,” by Greenhow and Lee, in Emerging Technologies for the Classroom: A Learning Sciences Perspective. Social media and social networking sites allow individuals and groups to collaborate and learn together. And cultivating a professional network can lead to opportunities above and beyond the learning experience.

Jaime Casap – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

It does not support the new networks, the new collaborative, knowledge-based economy that we’re creating that will be the future. So one of the things that I think is missing more than anything in education isn’t a specific model, but a culture. They have a global connected social media network. I think 25% of them would have to fly on an airplane to visit someone who they consider a close friend in their network. What problem spins in their head?

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Small Basket of MindMapping Items | Main | Small Basket of Virtual World Items » February 28, 2008 Facebbok apps now work on other sites.what is the hard part to figure out here?

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The Keys to Building an Effective Onboarding Program

Everwise

Consider a welcome gift that is tied to the company’s culture and roots, or an experience authentic to the company’s brand. On a shorter timescale, Facebook requires 6 weeks at their onboarding “boot camp,” and Zappos offers a 4-week onboarding program for their new hires.

Cross-Generational Mentorship: Why Age Should Be No Object

Everwise

You have some solid experience under your belt, you feel good about your career prospects, and you’re excited to network with people inside and outside the company. You run into a rising star in your field at several networking events. The only problem?

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APUSH Quarterly Ch 8-11 (2nd Quarter)

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My top 10 favourite resources from February

Jane Hart

” 5 – Workforce collaboration in the network era , Harold Jarche, 23 February 2012. All of this happens within networks. Existing departments need to become contributing nodes in their respective networks or face obsolescence.

8 Advantages to Hiring Your Team Internationally

Your Training Edge

Large Scope of Network. For instance, you have better networking opportunities. Besides, you also get a better understanding of the culture which helps you represent your brand better in a global setting too. Follow her on Facebook. Did you know?

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Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# It’s the network. If you block social media at work, they’ll take the ‘social media cigarette break’ and step outside with their phones (you can’t stop the signal), because they need their network to answer questions, share ideas, and more.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering - Day 1

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « At the e-Learning Guilds Annual Gathering | Main | Late.but Jon Stewart reports on Second Life » April 15, 2008 e-Learning Guild Annual Gathering - Day 1 So the general conference is starting today. Check this page for related instances of Meebo, flickr, PageFlakes, facebook, LinkedIN and Twitter.

4 Ways to Apply the Situated Learning Theory

Origin Learning

Real learning happens only when it is contextual – meaning, when students can directly apply it in authentic activities, contexts and cultures. What is the Situated Learning Theory? Situated learning, simply put, is learning that takes place in the same context in which it is applied.

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20 ways to prepare yourself for modern workplace learning

Jane Hart

You have built a strong professional network of connections (aka PLN) on a social networts like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+, with whom you interact and learning form on a daily basis – and which you regularly review to ensure they bring you value. L&D can help individuals build their own professional networks/PLNs. L&D can organise a range of networking events to foster connections and relationship building within the organisation.

Take a Good Look at the Future of Corporate Universities

CLO Magazine

While digital transformation provides these universities with an opportunity to enhance their performance, the race to digital modernity creates its own problems.

?ot just cat videos: 5 Social Learning Myths

TalentLMS

Many people observe that Facebook, Twitter and other prevalent social media, are used primarily for casual chatting, vacation photos, witty remarks, cat videos, trolling and the occasional “flame-war”, deducing from this that any time spend on social media is time wasted.

Tips for Bridging Generational Gaps in Workplace Training

CourseArc

If you’ve ever had to juggle the personalities and opinions of a wide array of relatives at a holiday party, imagine doing the same at a large corporation, where the volume, scope, and network effects of these challenges are magnified 10 or even 100-fold!

21st Century L&D Skills

Performance Learning Productivity

All these changes threw further challenges at the model of one-off ‘knowledge transfer’ and heralded the emergence of an understanding of the need for a culture of continuous learning. All value is created by teams and networks. Learning really spreads through social networks.

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Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

In addition to the use of video games for recruitment purposes, which have been available for some time, the Department of Defense has begun embracing the use of combat simulators, culture-based eLearning , avatars, and even cell phone apps, all designed specifically for military use.

What Employees Worry About Between Training Classes.

Pract.us

New employees, in particular, don’t have a network of advisors to turn to. Even with the benefit of role plays and simulations, problems never obligingly show up exactly as practiced. It could be Facebook time!

LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users

LearnDash

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.

Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Mentoring Hampering Innovation?

Chronus 

Kodak, who employed over 145,000 people at its peak, has now been outpaced by the likes of Apple, Instagram, Facebook, and others. This can be particularly hard for organizations with a siloed, homogenous culture that fails to incorporate diverse views working toward a common goal. Building a strong diverse culture is not easy—it’s complicated. History is full of market leaders that became stagnant, failed to innovate, and were uprooted by new, disruptive business models.

TRUST – if L&D is to have any impact, it's vital

Performance Learning Productivity

With the rise of the networked society and the increasing use of social networking tools, trust is probably on our minds every day. Without a high level of trust anyL&D manager will find it almost impossible to embed a culture of learning in their organisation.

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